Senior Research Associate - Social Planning Council of Winnipeg

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Senior Research Associate - Social Planning Council of Winnipeg

OBJECTIVE: Reporting to the Executive Director, the Senior Research Associate is responsible for providing comprehensive research and planning services to the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg in consultation with professional staff, committee volunteers and partners.

The Senior Research Associate position is designated to provide the capacity to:
Monitor and analyze social issues and needs, critique existing social policy and formulate new policy options for consideration;
Evaluate existing social policies, programs and services;
Conceptualize, design and implement research and consultation and planning activities in accordance with the policies and priorities established by the Board of Directors;
Work extensively with demographic sources of information and other primary data bases;
Facilitate the marketing of  Social Planning Council research and analysis through publications, workshops, consultations and presentations;
Work with committee members to conceptualize, design and implement action plans;
Share and maintain an interest in working with other colleagues locally and nationally on joint projects;
Perform such other planning and research tasks as assigned by the Executive Director, and, Supervise students and interns in placement at SPC.

Master of Social Work or equivalent with at least 2 years in policy experience;
Social justice perspective;
Comprehensive communication and writing skills;
Familiarity with Winnipeg community issues;
Ability to speak both official languages an asset;
Supervision experience an asset;
Sensitivity to issues of diversity and inclusion.

The Social Planning Council of Winnipeg is dedicated to equal opportunity.

Provide expression of interest and resume by January 25, 2008  to:
Wayne Helgason, Executive Director
Social Planning Council of Winnipeg
412 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, MB   R3A 0A9

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

25 Jan 2008
Winnipeg  Manitoba