Community Building and Wellbeing Coordinator

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                                                          3.5 Year Contract, 30 hour/week position

DMSMCA is a non-profit community renewal organization. We work with residents and stakeholders towards social, cultural, economic and environmentally sustainable renewal and revitalization of the Daniel McIntyre / St. Matthews neighbourhoods. Our vision is to take a holistic community approach towards the issue of neighbourhood wellbeing and safety with a strong emphasis on community building and wellbeing, prevention, organising and empowering residents; building a strong community with stronger ties between people.

Job Objectives:

  1. To coordinate the implementation of the new 5 year Daniel McIntyre/St. Matthews (DM/SM) Community Building and Safety Plan, in association with local residents and stakeholders and to report on and carry out evaluations of the implementation of these plans.

Job Responsibilities:

The Community Building and Wellbeing Coordinator will be responsible for the following activities:

  1. Community Building and Wellbeing:
    • Finalize and Implement the new 5 Year DM/SM neighbourhood community Building and Safety Plan;
    • Organise, coordinate and facilitate participatory DM/SM safety audits, targeted block meetings and capacity building events and workshops;
    • Outreach and network with various community stakeholders, including homeowners, tenants, landlords, other NRC colleagues and other related community organisations (e.g. , Sage House, West End BIZ, etc.);
    • Communicate regularly and build stronger relationships with the Winnipeg Police Service, Manitoba Justice, as well as other relevant government agencies (Municipal, Provincial, Federal);
    • Liaise with various levels on government to ensure implementation City by-laws, Provincial legislation, etc. in DM/SM (e.g. Safer Communities Act, Health and Safety, etc.).
    • Coordinate and provide administrative support to the DMSMCA Community Building and Wellbeing Committee;
    • Write funding proposals to support Community Building and Wellbeing initiatives in the neighbourhood; and
  2. General:
    • Support other DMSMCA Staff by attending staff meetings, helping out with DMSMCA events and activities (e.g. Spring Clean-up, AGM, Annual Community Consultation, etc. );
    • Represent DMSMCA at appropriate events; and
    • Other duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience:

Bachelor of Arts and/or Master of Urban Planning or Community Development Worker Diploma and/or equivalent education and related work experience in community development/ community based programming, planning, communication and implementation with particular experience in community building and wellbeing.


  • Understanding and knowledge of the root causes of crime and community development approaches to crime prevention and promotion of safety.
  • Knowledge of CED principles.
  • Experience and knowledge of conflict mediation.

Skills in the following areas are essential to the position:

  • Project and Volunteer Management;
  • Strong organisational skills;
  • Strong analytical, written and verbal communication skills;
  • Community development approaches and practices;
  • Strong collaboration and networking skills;
  • Public consultation methods;
  • Pro-active leader, positive attitude, works well independently and in a team;
  • Understanding and appreciation of inner city communities;
  • Outreach to diverse populations;
  • Working with historically marginalized populations; and
  • Computer capability.


  • Knowledge of the Daniel McIntyre St. Matthews Community (preference given to DM/SM residents);
  • Valid driver’s license and occasional access to a vehicle; and

Other Information: DMSMCA is an equity employer; visible minorities, Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply.

Wage: Salaried -$16.05 – $18.00/ hour depending on experience plus 6% paid vacation. Training, in support of the position, as well as extended health benefits will also be provided.

Hours of Work: This is a 3.5 year (ending on March 31, 2019) 30 hour/week position; some evening and weekend hours required. Continuation of the position depends on funding availability.

Start Date: To start immediately.

Please submit resume and cover letter by Monday, November 9th, 2015 at 4pm to:
Kemlin Nembhard
Executive Director
Daniel McIntyre/St. Matthews Community Association
823 Ellice Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3G 0C3
Email: director at

Thank you to all those who apply, only those selected for an interview will be contacted

SOURCE: Daniel McIntyre/St. Matthews Community Association

9 Nov 2015
Daniel McIntyre/St. Matthews Community Association
Winnipeg  Manitoba
Community Capacity Building