[Ottawa_users] Fwd: Position: Project Manager for the Community Information and Mapping System Project

Scott W Mitchell Scott_Mitchell at carleton.ca
Mon Mar 23 17:05:45 EDT 2009

Begin forwarded message:

> From: "Tracey P. Lauriault" <tlauriau at gmail.com>
> Date: 23 March 2009 10:28:36 GMT-04:00
> To: Doug King <doug_king at carleton.ca>, Scott Mitchell <Scott_Mitchell at carleton.ca 
> >
> Subject: Position: Project Manager for the Community Information and  
> Mapping System Project
> Doug & Scott;
> Thought you might know someone ideal for this job.  They are  
> starting out and the person would have to be able to work in an  
> autonomous way.  I am really glad this organization has been able to  
> to this and hope they can find the right person to do the job.   
> Scott, might be a good posting for osgeo as they are about to embark  
> on some opensource webmapping.  I believe this project is related to  
> GeoConnections funding in the non-profit sector.  As you can see  
> they need a geek who can work with people who are not savvy with  
> these technologies but who can take them to a new place.
> Cheers
> t
> *********
> Position: Project Manager for the Community Information and Mapping  
> System Project
> Conditions:
> 8 month contract
> 35 hours per week at $50,000 per annum pro-rated
> The Social Planning Council of Ottawa (SPCO) is an independent, non- 
> profit charity working with the community for over 80 years to  
> address social issues and improve quality of life in Ottawa. We are  
> a unique one-stop resource for independent social research,  
> community based planning, and community development support for  
> individuals, organizations and networks creating positive change. To  
> learn more about Social Planning Council of Ottawa go to: www.spcottawa.on.ca
> Description of the Position:
> The Project Manager is responsible to implement a new project of the  
> SPCO called the Community Information and Mapping System (CIMS).
> The CIMS is an on-line data and mapping infrastructure for the  
> voluntary sector in Ontario, through which groups can combine their  
> own data with other information relevant to them, and support each  
> other in community based research activities. The initiative is  
> based on a population health framework, specifically, the non- 
> medical determinants of health. It is developed in the tradition of  
> participatory GIS initiatives, and will include a consortium of fee  
> paying users.
> The Project Manager will play a leadership role in the  
> implementation of the CIMS. The main areas of responsibility are:
> To work with community partners and the technology consultants to  
> ensure the web-based infrastructure is implemented and meets the  
> needs of end users
> To develop partnerships, especially marketing to potential members
> To manage and monitor the first collaborative research project  
> within the CIMS
> To design and implement the CIMS training and supports which will  
> assist the capacity of community organizations to use data and  
> mapping in their research, planning and evaluation
> To develop and manage the CIMS website
> To provide support for the collaborative governance structure
> This position demands excellent knowledge of website development,  
> geomatics and either collaborative community based research  
> processes or community development / community education processes.  
> As well, the candidate will need a good understanding of the reality  
> of the voluntary sector, especially community and health  
> organizations in Eastern Ontario.
> Requirements:
> Good knowledge of geomatics
> Website development experience
> Experience in marketing
> Knowledge of a broad range of social and economic issues,  
> particularly population health
> Experience in project management to achieve expected results on time  
> and within available resources;
> Bilingual (French / English)
> Experience working effectively with volunteers, professionals and  
> community groups;
> Masters degree in Geography, Urban Planning, Social Work, Public  
> Policy, Population Health, Environmental Studies or related field,  
> or five years 	related experience;
> Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team  
> approach;
> Ability to supervise and coordinate the work of consultants, student  
> placements, and volunteers;
> High level of computer literacy including database management,  
> social statistics software (e.g., SPSS, PCensus, and Beyond 20/20),  
> communication tools and ArcGIS;
> Excellent writing, organizational, and presentation skills.
> Experience in any of the following are assets:
> Good knowledge of voluntary sector and health stakeholders,  
> particularly related to the non-medical determinants of health
> Good knowledge of the voluntary and health sectors in Eastern Ontario
> Knowledge of research and evaluation methodologies, frameworks and  
> ethics relevant to the voluntary and health sectors (re. non-medical  
> determinants of health)
> Knowledge of a non-official language
> Provision of IT support
> Experience in quantitative data analysis
> Experience negotiating data sharing agreements and protocols
> Data initiatives related to environmental issues
> Ability to deal with multidisciplinary social policy issues and to  
> relate research to community initiatives;
> Please submit your curriculum vitae to:
> Hiring Committee
> Social Planning Council of Ottawa
> 501-280 Metcalfe Street
> Ottawa, Ontario
> K2P 1R7
> E-mail: office at spcottawa.on.ca
> Fax: 613-236-7060
> Closing Date: Friday, April 3, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.
> We regret that no phone calls can be taken with respect to this  
> position and only those offered an interview will be contacted.
> The SPCO is an equal opportunity employer.
> -- 
> Tracey P. Lauriault
> 613-234-2805
> https://gcrc.carleton.ca/confluence/display/GCRCWEB/Lauriault

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