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Community Programs Officer

Ontario Heritage Trust
Heritage Programs and Operations Branch, Public Education and Community Development
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
05513 - Community Development Officer 3
$1,323.53 - $1,645.71 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Headquartered in a National Historic Site, the Ontario Heritage Trust (OHT) requires your expertise to undertake projects and activities in support of OHT's mandate and to develop and deliver province-wide community heritage programs. This highly rewarding role as Community Programs Officer will involve developing and maintaining effective community outreach liaison partnerships and communicating on behalf of the Trust with other heritage conservation organizations, the corporate sector, boards of education and the public throughout Ontario.

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We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

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What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• Develop and maintain effective community outreach, partnerships and communications on behalf of the Trust;
• Oversee the planning, development and implementation of consultative processes between the Trust and its stakeholders;
• Create and implement community development initiatives with community representatives and organizations to strengthen the heritage sector;
• Develop, conduct and implement research and educational programs, projects and materials for delivery to clients and stakeholders.

How do I qualify?


• You possess a valid class G driver's Ontario driver's license or equivalent

Community Development Skills

• You have knowledge of community engagement principles and change strategies.
• You can acquire knowledge of volunteer-based organizations' operations and practices to provide community development services, enhance and expand heritage program outreach to broaden youth engagement, and develop new and diverse audiences.
• You understand relevant legislation, heritage conservation issues and trends and can apply relevant policies to program objectives and stakeholder outreach strategies.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

• You possess oral communication skills to effectively convey information, conduct meetings, and address groups in public forums.
• You have written communication skills to prepare issue papers, annual reports and briefing materials.
• You have interpersonal skills to negotiate project terms and conditions, build consensus with clients, and successfully manager relationships with external stakeholders.

Research, Analytical and Problem Solving Skills

• You can develop and implement innovative and creative programs and initiatives
• You can assess and improve heritage program effectiveness, assess issues and determine the viability of existing and potential strategies and initiatives
• You can plan and deliver complex projects

Computer Skills

• You have experience using Microsoft Office and SharePoint to prepare reports, correspondence, and input and retrieve data

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Permanent - Full Time, 10 Adelaide St E, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Consulting and Planning
Posted on:
Monday, May 8, 2023
  • The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions. These positions may be of various tenures including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.
  • T-HT-197672/23
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, May 23, 2023 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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