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Social Planner

Auxiliary (2 – 3 days per week)


One of BC’s Top Employers, the City of Coquitlam is the sixth largest city in BC, home to more than 150,000 residents. Our municipality continues to grow through innovative urban design, inspiring arts, culture and recreation programs, and state-of-the-art transportation systems. Our brand is built on managing our resources in a responsible and sustainable manner, while supporting a vibrant, growing regional urban centre.

Bring your passion, training and experience to this exciting opportunity.  As one of the fastest growing communities in British Columbia we are looking for a highly motivated and committed social planning professional to join the City’s growing Community Planning team.

As part of the Community Planning team, you will work with a wide range of individuals, communities and organizations in helping to plan for and respond to shifts in a rapidly growing community. You will develop, coordinate and implement social planning polices, programs, events and projects, as well as assist with Council Advisory Committees with a specific focus on social planning and multiculturalism topics and issues.

Ideally you have 3 to 5 years’ progressive experience in the field, including experience within municipal government and have will have a broad range of social planning experience (i.e., housing affordability, multiculturalism, and community health promotion).  You possess a University graduation (graduate degree preferable) in Community or Regional Planning, Urban Studies, Social Work, or Community Development. Proven policy implementation experience in these fields will be considered an asset:

  • Multiculturalism policy development and implementation;

  • Housing policy and facilitating affordable housing projects;

  • Child Care policy and facilitation;

  • Homelessness and addictions issues management;

  • Working with community advisory committees;

  • Public participation and community engagement;

  • Eligibility for membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners/Planning Institute of BC;


In addition to a CUPE hourly rate of $47.69 - $56.46 (2020 CUPE rates) plus a percentage in lieu of benefits, anticipate a lively and fast-paced environment, opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Please apply online by 5 p.m. January 29, 2020 at coquitlam.ca/jobs .

The City of Coquitlam is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Location: Coquitlam, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Planning & Development,Community Services,Social Services
Posted: January 14, 2020, 9:47 am
Expires: January 29, 2020, 5:00 pm