Network Catalyst, Wellbeing Waterloo Region

Posted 2 years ago

Date of Posting:  April 23, 2021Length:  Full-time Hours of Work:  35 hours per week (may require evenings and weekends) Annual Salary:  $110,000.00 pro-rated to the end of December 2021Location:  Waterloo RegionDeadline for applications:  May 7, 2021 
Wellbeing Waterloo Region (WWR) is a community collaborative to improve the wellbeing of residents in Waterloo Region ( The Network Catalyst position is with Wellbeing Waterloo Region and will report to the Connectors Hub Co-Chairs. This position will be effective from date of hire to December 31, 2021. This role may provide an option for secondment. 
Description of Duties:  
Provides strategic leadership in fostering inter-sectoral involvement in the Wellbeing Waterloo Region initiative, with a focus on implementing community-wide changes at all levels to ensure Waterloo Region is at the leading edge for community wellbeing, governmental and organizational equitable practices and policies.  The Network Catalyst works with approximately 100+ partner organizations, businesses and government representatives (local, provincial and national) to develop and implement initiatives that promote wellbeing and ensure an equity lens and equitable practices and policies. The Network Catalyst will guide, lead, and provide expertise as it relates to Wellbeing Waterloo Region’s strategic direction, goal setting, monitoring and achievement, and interagency collaboration.  
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
• Proven abilities in leadership, facilitation, relationship building, change management, collaboration, public relations, negotiation, and presentation skills to supervise, train, develop, motivate, and support staff; advance priorities and balance objectives in a political/community environment; work with community partners, WWR members, and other community stakeholders; build and maintain positive working relationships and partnerships; respond to and facilitate differences of opinion, complaints, and requests; present proposals, reports, and workshops; and participate as an effective team member. Ability to take a broad view of issues, events, and activities and understand and problem-solve their longer-term impacts and wider implications. Ability to keep knowledge current. • Knowledge of, and understanding of, principles of equity and the development of practices and policies. Knowledge of and understanding of collective impact, community development, program evaluation, statistical applications and research, and planning methodologies, normally acquired through a Master’s degree in a related field (e.g., community development, social planning), plus progressively responsible related experience. • Knowledge of and ability to comply with policies, procedures, related legislation, and the WWR governance model.• Analytical, problem solving, research, and continuous improvement skills to manage activities of staff, partners, and community stakeholders; analyze diverse and complex community, political, socioeconomic factors to advise on strategies and planning processes; and plan and develop objectives, goals, and priorities.• Ability to read and interpret policies, procedures, statistical information, contracts, proposals, and reports. Ability to write funding proposals, reports, communications, media releases, and promotional materials for varied audiences.• Computer skills with ability to use software such as Microsoft Office.• Ability to travel within and outside Waterloo Region.• Ability to adjust hours to include evenings and weekends to accommodate stakeholder schedules.• Ability to support and demonstrate Wellbeing Waterloo Region’s values.
We invite applicants to APPLY ONLINE by emailing a cover letter and resume to: no later than 4:00pm on May 7, 2021.
Wellbeing Waterloo Region is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and supporting the well-being of our employees. We encourage qualified applicants to apply and will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the hiring process.
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