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Program Manager, Cambridge Neighbourhood Table

For more than 20 years, Kinbridge Community Association has been serving the needs of local residents and their families by providing programs and services aimed at strengthening our community of over 24,000 residents living in south Cambridge, Christopher Champlain and Southwood neighbourhoods. As a grass roots organization, Kinbridge focuses on actively engaging and empowering community through positive relationship building and the facilitation of programs and services that embrace equity, inclusion and diversity.

Kinbridge is hiring a special individual to enhance, launch and manage the Cambridge Neighbourhood Table Program. In our new realities, this special individual is fueled by the opportunity to enhance this innovative approach. The Cambridge Neighbourhood Table is a community development program, created in collaboration with Citizens for Cambridge, For the City and a dedicated steering committee of partners, community members, stakeholders and staff from the City of Cambridge and the Region of Waterloo. An innovative neighbourhood grassroots program, with a primary purpose to foster community development, where everyone in the neighbourhood is invited, using a communal dining approach to create a connected neighbourhood. Using a decentralized service model, the focus is on building relationships in our neighbourhoods through supportive connections, promoting social inclusion so everyone belongs, feels welcome and no one is left behind.

In two years time, “belonging, feeling welcomed and a place to call home,” will be synonymous with Cambridge Neighbourhood Table. There will be 5 locations around the City of Cambridge, one on each weeknight uniquely connecting the diverse communities with broad community support and engagement with neighbourhood groups, faith-based groups, social service agencies, businesses, and community members at large. Neighbourhood residents of all ages and walks of life are feeling connected, safe, and included, with friendships formed during a meal and social activities alongside community members, and services in their own neighbourhood. Documenting the tracking of impact and process results and demonstrating the contribution the initiative makes in the lives of community members, neighbourhoods and contributors, are important to the sustainability of Cambridge Neighbourhood Table.

Kinbridge is looking for someone who:
• Is a dynamic social entrepreneur.
• Is outstanding in community development.
• Is passionate about building relationships, creating inclusive opportunities and connecting people.
• Is skilled in collaborating with diverse individuals, teams and groups towards a common goal.
• Is a change maker, fuelled by challenges seeing resources not problems.

This is a multi-faceted role that will coordinate and synchronize the various components of the Cambridge Neighbourhood Table Program. The successful applicant will be an organized and motivated self-starter with demonstrated knowledge and skills in not for profit sector, grass roots community development, meal programs, persons with addictions and mental health challenges, and integrating recreation and social inclusion programs.

Duties include:
• Leading and managing the enhancement and implementation of Cambridge Neighbourhood Table growing from one evening meal each week in one neighbourhood, to five evening meals a week in five neighbourhoods throughout Cambridge.
• Lead the enhanced development of an innovative program where guests will be invited to gather Monday-to-Friday in a welcoming community space, for connections to the local neighbourhood, social activities, fellowship and supportive services. People will have the opportunity to share conversations and a meal.
• Monitoring and managing the development, implementation and evaluation of the program.
• Managing staff and volunteers, partner engagement, work with committees and program outcome measurements.
• Tapping inspiration and creativity, courage and fortitude, cultivating and soliciting relationships with individuals, committees, community groups, corporations, and stakeholders.

Competencies:
In order to be successful in this position, candidates must uphold, support, and implement Kinbridge’s Mission, Vision and Core Values in addition to the following competencies:
 Detail Oriented  Management  Balanced Decision Making  Flexibility 
 Communication Skills  Multitasking  Positivity  Innovative Problem Solving  Passion 
 Strong Relationship Building Skills  Community Development Skills 
 Initiator  Entrepreneurial 

Qualifications:
• Education: Post-Secondary in any of these fields: Human Services; Community Based Social Work; Community Development; Community Based Therapeutic Recreation; Social Development
• Experience: 3-5 years work experience in programs and services, management and evaluation, community development and change, entrepreneur experience, including supervision.
• Certifications: UMAB (Understanding and Managing Aggressive Behaviours)

Requirements:
• Police Records Check, including a screening with the vulnerable sector.
• Valid “G” Class Driver’s licence and use of a personal car
• Ministry of Transportation 3-Year Driving Record

Experience:
• demonstrated ability to engage, motivate, and leverage stakeholders both internally and externally
• Demonstrated ability to assess current priorities, workload, and resources, and establish an action plan ensuring immediate needs are met while longer-term strategies, plans and actions are developed
• Proven ability to work in a collaborative, team environment, as well as, independently
• Demonstrated leadership and team building skills, including the ability to motivate staff and volunteers
• Demonstrated abilities to work with diverse communities and views

This role offers a competitive salary and benefit package. Hours will range from weekday hours with flexibility to work weeknight and weekend hours to meet the needs of the program.
In addition to your resume, email a cover letter detailing how your skills, experience and education will contribute to your success in this position. Resumes received without a cover letter will not be considered.
Kinbridge is committed to hiring people representative of the diverse populations we serve and strongly encourage applicants from qualified individuals with varied backgrounds to apply and self-identify in their cover letter.

Please email to:
Joe-Ann McComb, Executive Director E-mail: joe-annm@kinbridge.ca
Deadline for Resume Submission is July 05, 2021, by 5:00 pm

We appreciate all applications, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Thank you.

 

Volunteering at Kinbridge

Reception Volunteer

Time commitment: Monday 9am-12pm, Monday 1pm-5pm or Wednesday 9am-12pm

Purpose of this position: Provide a welcoming first impression to all who enter the Christopher Champlain Resource Centre on behalf of the organization.  Reception volunteers are required to staff a one line telephone system, screen calls and take messages for the centre.  Applicant should have some computer skills and be accustomed to dealing with the general public in person and over the telephone.

After School Adventure Assistant

Time commitment: A minimum commitment of one afternoon per week for a seasonal session at the following locations:  St. Vincent de Paul  and John Dolson

Monday through Friday, 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Purpose of this position: This experience offers the volunteer the opportunity tohelp, encourage and support young children in a caring environment which provides a structured after-school program for children grades 1 – 6.  The program activities include homework assistance, swimming or cooking, crafts, and active games.

Community Garden Assistant

Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per week

Purpose of Position: To assist with the maintenance of the Christopher Champlain-Cultivating Community Garden and edible fruit and nut trees on Percy Hill (where McDonald meets Champlain behind 125 Champlain Blvd)

Board Member

Time Commitment: Meetings are held on a monthly basis; they are in the evening and last approximately, two hours.  Members are elected for a three year term.

Purpose of Position: Board members provide guidance and direction to the programs and services of the Kinbridge Community Association (KCA). The Board of Directors are accountable to KCA, and to the federal, provincial, and municipal funding bodies (and any other group that provides financial assistance to KCA).

Indoor Maintenance Worker

Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per week

Purpose of Position: To provide a safe and clean environment at Kinbridge Community Association sites.

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