Social Planning Toronto is a non-profit community organization committed to independent
social planning at the local and city-wide levels. We work to improve the quality of life for all people in Toronto through community capacity building, community education and advocacy, policy research and analysis, and social reporting.
Social Planning Toronto is looking for a permanent full-time researcher & policy analyst (35 hours per week).
The general responsibilities of the position are to conduct community-based, action-oriented research on a variety of social issues. This research supports and promotes community mobilization on social issues. Other responsibilities include analyzing public policy as it affects Toronto, and develop social reports in order to inform policy positions and strategies on major social issues affecting Toronto and its local communities.
The policy work of Social Planning Toronto involves the analysis, synthesis, and interpretation of government policy and legislation, particularly at the municipal level. This position requires a candidate who can provide research and analysis on a wide range of social issues, as well as immigration, settlement, and issues facing newcomers to Canada.
Key skills required:
- Strong writing skills and effective communication skills, including the ability to produce clear language reports
- Research and analytical skills
- Data analysis skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work with diverse communities
- Graduate degree or equivalent experience
- At least 3 years experience as a researcher
- Experience with both primary and secondary research
- Experience designing and implementing quantitative and qualitative research projects, including survey and questionnaire design; focus group design, in a community-based setting
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Experience working under pressure and to deadline
- Some familiarity with the roles and functions of the different orders of government
- Experience with community-based research
- Awareness of and commitment to equity issues
- Understanding of the non-profit sector
- Knowledge and experience with standard statistical and/or qualitative research software (such as SPSS, SAS, NVivo)
- A command of a second or third language would be an asset
- Awareness of immigration policy and the immigrant serving sector would be an asset
- Experience using mapping software (such as ArcGIS) and conducting spatial analysis would be an asset
Social Planning Toronto is committed to employment equity, and welcomes applicants from the full diversity of the community.
The successful candidate will become a CUPE 1777 member.
Salary range $46,004.00 to $63,052.00 plus benefits.
Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the above criteria. Please note that the cover letter should include in bold a list of published reports.
Director of Operations
Social Planning Toronto
1001-2 Carlton Street
Toronto, Ontario M5B 1J3
Fax: (416) 351-0107
The deadline for applications is Friday, December 1st, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.