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United Way Toronto & York Region

Associate Manager, Homelessness Partnership


Posted 4 Days Ago1560798

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About United Way Toronto & York Region: United Way Toronto & York Region is a charity dedicated to creating opportunities for a better life for everyone from the waterfront of downtown Toronto, to the southern shore of Lake Simcoe. Working in partnership with others, we mobilize people and resources to support a network of agencies that help people when they need it most. United Way also addresses the root causes of social problems, working to change community conditions for the better over the long term. 

United Way Toronto and York Region (UWTYR) is committed to supporting the Aboriginal community.  Since 1967, we have invested in Aboriginal serving organizations that work from a culturally competent perspective to address the diversity of the community.  Over a million dollars in funding is invested in a range of programs and services including work with homeless men, women and families; cultural programming and services; parenting and children’s programming; and youth outreach. 

Diversity & Inclusion: At United Way Toronto & York Region, we’re committed to developing an inclusive workplace with deep roots in the communities we serve. We encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds, including those who may need accommodation, to apply to join our team. Our commitment to excellence in diversity goes further than promoting equity. By incorporating a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and ideas we create opportunities for innovative solutions — and better results that maximize the impact of our work.

Job Description

POSITION: Full-time,1-year contract

DEPARTMENT: Community Impact and Strategy

REPORTS TO: Manager, Community Investment

BASIC FUNCTION: To support the implementation of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) program including administering HPS funded sub-projects, collecting and analyzing data to measure chronic and episodic homelessness and those imminently at risk of homelessness in York Region.


  • Support the Public Education and Awareness Working Group of the York Region Homelessness Community Advisory Board to achieve its mandate, including compiling materials, liaising with internal and external stakeholders, sharing information and organizing educational activities and events.
  • Collect data for identified populations to inform HPS funding priorities including client profile information, geographic impact and other contributing factors
  • Support internal and external partners to effectively develop and maintain relationships, promote data collection, develop communication frameworks and community engagement
  • Develop and manage systems for ensuring effective communication including collecting and synthesizing relevant information and preparing reports in a timely manner
  • In cooperation with the Manager, Community Investment develop, monitor and maintain systems for accurately tracking financial and other records, including grants, contracts and budgets
  • Manage a schedule of multi-stakeholder meetings and events, including liaising with key stakeholders, assisting with the preparation of meeting materials and notes, and keeping track of logistical details
  • Participate in regular team, departmental and inter-departmental meetings and other activities
  • Supervise project interns and volunteers as necessary
  • Other team and departmental duties and projects as assigned


  • More than 1 year of related experience in project coordination and/or management preferably with complex community projects involving multiple stakeholders, such as residents, businesses, public service sector and United Way corporate partners.
  • Successful completion of post-secondary education in Research, Social Services or related field or equivalent work experience
  • Strong analytical skills including the ability to develop effective tracking and reporting tools for data collection, analysis and interpretation
  • Demonstrated knowledge and/or experience of homelessness issues in York Region and the network of community, health and social services supporting this population.
  • Knowledge of the federal Homelessness Partnership Strategy and Housing First.
  • Computer literacy utilizing MS Office software applications with proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications.
  • Strong problem-solving skills with proven success at identifying, escalating and resolving issues
  • Excellent teamwork, interpersonal and constituent relationship skills, including the ability to work respectfully and inclusively with a diverse population
  • Adaptable, with proven organizational skills to manage competing priorities and meet multiple deadlines under pressure
  • Proven ability to take initiative and carry projects to completion with minimum supervision
  • Excellent attention to detail and proven track record of accuracy
  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends
  • Must have access to a vehicle, valid driver’s license and insurance.

Interested candidates please apply through the following link: no later than March 7, 2018 at 5:00 pm EST.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Please note that due to the volume of resumes, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

UWTYR offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in our recruitment process. If you are contacted by UWTYR regarding a job opportunity, please advise if you require accommodation.

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United Way Toronto & York Region