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Outreach Consultant

SaskCulture, Regina
Deadline: January 21, 2015 - February 09, 2015

Contact

Name: Gloria Walsh

Phone: (306) 780 - 9452

E-mail: gwalsh@saskculture.ca

Website: www.saskculture.ca

Deadline

February 09, 2015

JOB SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Assistant General Manager, the Outreach Consultant works with the SaskCulture team to develop, promote, deliver and evaluate a variety of cultural programs and services designed to actively engage communities and increase participation in cultural activity in Saskatchewan. As part of SaskCulture’s Outreach Unit, the consultant will promote and support the delivery of the organization’s funding programs available through the Culture Section of Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation, other funding options, as well as SaskCulture initiatives such as Culture Days, Multicultural Inclusiveness strategies and Creative Kids Saskatchewan.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. As a member of the SaskCulture staff team, the position works closely with the Assistant General Manager and other team members, within the Ends and Executive Limitation established by the Board of Directors and interpreted by the General Manager, to effectively develop, implement and monitor SaskCulture’s programs and services.

a. Ensures the community is aware of SaskCulture programs and services and promotes SaskCulture’s annual funding and project grants.

b. Responds to stakeholder inquiries and prepares reports on programs and initiatives.

c. Coordinates and assists in the delivery of grant/funding programs and associated administration such as preparing letters and processing expense claims.

d. Develops and monitors budgets to support outreach initiatives.

e. Develops and reviews policies and procedures related to the delivery of programs and services.

f. Conducts research on delivery methods and new initiatives.

g. Works within the SaskCulture planning framework to plan, coordinate, evaluate and recommend strategies for the effective delivery of programs and services.


2. Develops and maintains partnerships and networks within the cultural community and/or outreach areas.

a. Develops relationships with cultural and community leaders on behalf of SaskCulture through ongoing consultation, liaison and outreach activities with individuals, groups, and communities throughout the province.

b. Works with the organizations that are supported through the shared initiatives of the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund to assist them with the cultural components of their programming.

c. Maintains contracts with partnering agencies, ensuring contract requirements are met.

d. Coordinates local interests and potential sponsorships for initiatives such as Culture Days and Creative Kids Saskatchewan.

e. Conducts needs assessments to identify and develop education and training opportunities that support cultural engagement and inclusivity in Saskatchewan communities.


3. Builds awareness of culture and cultural programs through participation/membership in other organizations, direct contact within the cultural community, and attendance/presentations at various events.

4. Works with SaskCulture’s staff team in the areas of communication, planning, programs and service delivery to ensure that the organization is culturally knowledgeable and responsive.

5. Works with SaskCulture’s staff team to assess, develop and support educational and learning opportunities to assist the cultural community of Saskatchewan.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

The incumbent requires skills in program management, organizational development, non-profit management, community engagement, planning, needs identification, customer relations, strategic thinking, problem-solving, communication, facilitation, budgeting, and evaluation. Knowledge of the cultural community is also required.


KEY CORE COMPETENCIES:

• Customer Aware and Focused: Must have knowledge of the cultural support needs of SaskCulture’s membership, stakeholders and volunteers with a commitment to providing responsive services that evolve with their changing needs. Must work respectfully within a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment.

• Team-Orientation: Must be committed to being a team player and working to meet team goals. Must effectively manage conflict and support consensus building. Committed to fostering effective teamwork, both within SaskCulture and between the organization and its stakeholders.

• Communication: Must be able to accurately convey and listen to information in sensitive situations. Must be able to synthesize and paraphrase opinions of diverse audiences with clarity, conciseness, professionalism and cultural sensitivity, in both written and verbal contexts for both internal and external audiences.

• Leadership: Must be willing to share areas of competence with others. Must be willing to encourage the meaningful contribution of others. Must show personal leadership within the position, through setting priorities, delegating work and meeting timelines consistently.

• Strategic Thinking/Problem-Solving: Must be a creative problem solver with the ability to anticipate upcoming opportunities and challenges to achieve required outcomes. Must be able to use innovative approaches to develop supportive systems and processes. Must be willing to participate in the ongoing change process required of an organization that values the cultural community.

• Research Analysis and Presentation: Must be able to develop and implement analytical tools for data management as well as design clear and concise presentations appropriate for diverse audiences.

• Group Presentation Skills: Must be skilled at organizing and presenting information in such a way that others are encouraged to provide feedback and freely express their opinions.

• Organizational Skills: Must demonstrate strong organizational skills with the ability to plan, set priorities, and meet timelines consistently.


JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES:

• Cultural Knowledge: Must have knowledge of the cultural and non-profit community with a commitment to providing responsive services that meet their changing needs. Must work respectfully within an environment of many cultures as well as a multidisciplinary environment. Requires a general knowledge of cultural activity in the province, as well as the role of the SaskCulture and the organizations that make up the cultural community.

• Organizational Development & Effectiveness: Must have knowledge of the organizational structures of the non-profit community and the volunteer sector, and demonstrate the ability to employ organizational development strategies to assist in the adaptation of new technologies, leadership and governance styles, recognized best practices, enterprise risk management, and changing demographics to increase organizational effectiveness and relevancy.

• Grants Administration & Development: Must have knowledge and understanding of grant/funding programs, grant writing skills, and ability to evaluate the effectiveness of programs to strategic goals.

• Community Development: Must be familiar with community development models and processes.

• Facilitation Skills: Must be knowledgeable in working with groups in a culturally sensitive manner as well as with processes for reaching agreements.

• Program Coordination: Must have knowledge of program planning, organizing, and managing resources in bringing about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives.

• Project Planning and Evaluation: Must have experience and skills in project planning, partnering, scheduling, budgeting, and evaluation for initiatives designed to meet the needs of SaskCulture and its partners.

• Attention to Detail: Must be detail-oriented and precise with the ability to review documents and plans in detail to ensure accuracy, complete information and timelines.

• Computer Skills: Must be familiar with and have a good working knowledge of computer software programs; word processing, database, spreadsheet, presentation and the Internet.

• Travel and Time Requirements: Must possess a valid Class 5 license and be able to regularly travel throughout the province of Saskatchewan. Must be able to work variable hour schedules.

Typically, the knowledge and skills required for this position would be acquired through a degree or diploma in Community Development or Consulting, Program or Grants Management, together with an active interest in cultural activity and diversity, and/or experience in a non-profit or community organization. An equivalent combination of training and experience will be considered. The ideal candidate will be an innovative and strategic thinker with experience in program management, organizational development, non-profit management, community engagement – particularly with engaging diverse, multicultural and/or First Nations/Métis audiences, planning, needs assessment, customer relations, , facilitation and presentations, and be familiar with Saskatchewan’s cultural community.

SaskCulture thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates being interviewed will be contacted.

The deadline for applications, based in Regina, is February 9, 2015. Forward applications, including salary expectations, to SaskCulture Inc., 404 – 2125 11th Avenue, Regina, SK S4P 3X3 or via email to gwalsh@saskculture.ca.