Planning Analyst – Reconciliation (Board of Parks & Recreation)
Ville : Vancouver
Catégorie : Parks, Recreation, and Culture
Industrie : Government
Employeur : City of Vancouver
Requisition ID: 39607
Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples, Vancouver has a commitment to becoming a City of Reconciliation. Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world’s most liveable cities and is working towards being the greenest city in the world. Named among Canada's Top 100 Employers, BC's Top Employers, and Canada's Greenest Employers, the City of Vancouver seeks colleagues who can help shape and embody our core commitments to sustainability, decolonization, equity and outstanding quality of life for all residents.
Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
Main Purpose and Function
This position will provide an excellent opportunity for an individual to work amongst a highly-motivated parks planning team and enhance their research and planning experience in a large-scale parks and recreation context.
Set in Stanley Park at English Bay Beach, this position is located within the Park Board’s Mid-century Modern head office and works within the Park Board’s Decolonization, Arts and Culture group. The successful candidate will contribute to the development and coordination of Reconciliation-focused local and city-wide planning studies, master plans, recreation facility planning and environment planning and projects, which guide the overall development and delivery of the Vancouver’s parks, recreation and natural systems.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Reporting to a Mananger, Decolonization, Arts and Culture, the Reconciliation Planning Analyst is responsible for the planning and research activities, data collection and logistics that support the planning, design and implementation of Vancouver’s parks and recreation services. The Planning Analyst’s detailed research, knowledge and skills supports the Reconciliation Planner in developing and implementing the Park Board's Reconciliation Strategy. This strategy represents a significant step in the Park Board's effort to resolve historical and complex political, social, economic, and cultural issues and relationships related to the Park Board and First Nations and Urban Aboriginal communities.
The Park Board's Reconciliation Strategy is a high profile policy platform that is the Park Board's strategic opportunity to improve the health and well-being of Aboriginal people and build relationships at the political, staff, and community level. The Reconciliation Strategy will influence the policy direction and actions of interconnected strategies, including the Stanley Park Comprehensive Plan, VanPlay (Parks and Recreation Services Master Plan), and other major projects and initiatives to ensure that these reflect the needs of urban Indigenous communities and First Nations.
The Reconciliation Planning Analyst also assists in key communication pieces such as Board memos and reports (that are presented to Park Board Commissioners by senior staff), external correspondence, presentations for a variety of audiences, and public engagement processes. The Planning Analyst assists in managing external consultants, advises and develops studies, surveys, and monitoring and evaluation tools, prepares and delivers presentations to internal and external audiences and implements consultation plans.
The position will use their excellent relationship building skills to liaise with cross-departmental teams across the Park Board and the City of Vancouver, other levels of government, and external stakeholders including the non-profit sector.
Education and Experience:
- University degree in landscape architecture, planning or related discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
- Demonstrated experience in park, recreation and environment planning, design, policy and program research and analysis specifically relating to current-term and long-range planning is preferred
- Experience in project management, data analysis and interpretation, demographic analysis, report writing and research coordination related to urban park, recreation and environment is required
- Experience in implementing Reconciliation initiatives ia an asset
- Experience working with Indigenous communities and/or groups is an asset
- Experience applying Reconciliation principles in a Planning and/or Research context is an asset
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Strong knowledge of urban park, recreation and environmental issues (including demographic issues, planning, design and development trends), and sustainability.
- Considerable and demonstrated knowledge in Indigenous rights and Reconciliation precedents, including (but not limited to) Aboriginal Rights and Title, United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission 94 Calls to Action is an asset.
- Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to communicate to all audiences.
- Excellent information and data management and analytical skills.
- Strong organizational skills and the ability to adapt to priorities and meet prescribed deadlines in a changing environment.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment as part of a team and ability to manage competing pressures.
- Ability to be resourceful and efficient to obtain data and research within existing frameworks
- Ability to use MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) and Adobe Creative Suite (PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign) is required. Ability to use 3D software such as Sketchup, CAD software such as AutoCad and GIS software such as MapInfo is preferred.
Are you a subject matter expert with lived experience as First Nations, Inuit or Métis persons looking for an opportunity to advance the City of Vancouver’s relationship with Indigenous peoples and contribute to reconciliation? If so, consider this opportunity to do so with the Decolonization, Arts and Culture team.
Where operationally appropriate and subject to change, the City of Vancouver has a Flexible Work Program. This program allows staff to work remotely 1 – 4 days a week from locations that are a daily commutable distance from their work at a City worksite. At this time this position is eligible to be part of the Flexible Work Program.
The City’s COVID-19 vaccination policy is currently suspended and as a result, vaccination against COVID-19 is not required at this time. However, should circumstances change and the City deem it necessary to re-introduce such policy, you may be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be eligible to continue performing your duties.
Business Unit/Department: Board of Parks & Recreation (1400)
Affiliation: CUPE 15 Parks
Employment Type: Temporary Full Time
Position Start Date: November, 2023
Position End Date: January, 2025
Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-024: $38.68 to $45.68 per hour
Application Close: October 6, 2023
At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. Indigenous peoples, people of colour, 2SLGBTQ+ persons including all genders and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
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