New job Community Development Coordinator in Alberta

Community Development Coordinator

Company : City of Grande Prairie
Salary : $35.16 an hour
Location : Alberta

Full Description

The Opportunity
Community Social Development (CSD) is seeking a highly motivated Community Development Coordinator to join its dynamic team.
The Community Development Coordinator is responsible for engaging and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to identify community needs, assets, gaps, and opportunities to address social priorities in the community. Working closely with community partners, you will play a key role in planning that will create a more efficient and coordinated system of care and social safety net for residents by ensuring that milestones are met with the City's Integrated Coordinated Access initiative, Community Compass project, Poverty Reduction, and the Homelessness Strategy.

This position will also implement training initiatives to build community capacity and serve as a skilled facilitator who can guide partners and stakeholders towards achieving common goals and results that address community safety and wellbeing.
You are a systems thinker that is committed to building an integrated and innovative continuum of care that is responsive to the needs and social priorities of the community.

As the Community Development Coordinator, you will

  • Work closely with relevant internal and external partners to design, implement and assess appropriate strategies and initiatives.
  • Facilitate community forums, workshops, meetings, strategic planning sessions, and consultations.
  • Identify, engage, and maintain working relationships across multiple stakeholder groups, including all levels of government, Indigenous leaders, community leaders, philanthropic organizations, businesses, non-profits, health, and education.
  • Lead the implementation of the Community Compass initiative (coordinated access) including day-to-day operations in partnership with County of Grande Prairie, Community Foundation, and other community stakeholders.
  • Ensure up-to-date systems mapping on HelpSeeker and 211 to leverage all community assets and disseminate data.
  • Build community capacity through training and partnerships with community stakeholders.
  • Support resource alignment based on recommendations from Social Impact Audit.
  • Ensure ongoing system and program level performance management processes are in place and recommend ongoing improvements and changes to ensure milestones are met with the relevant strategies and initiatives.
  • Manage the coordination of Coordinated Access activities including committees, work groups, hub tables and community engagement.
  • Actively seek grant funding opportunities and stay abreast of social trends, emerging issues, and initiatives locally, provincially, and nationally.
  • Consult community using a multi sector approach to address social issues and identify solutions.
  • Prepare reports to relevant committees, management, and funders as required.
  • Possess a strong understanding and knowledge of social issues.
  • Collect appropriate data and outcome measurements.

You Bring

  • A Bachelor's degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with a focus in Social Sciences, Community Development, Leadership or related disciplines. A combination of a diploma and experience may be considered.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in community development work, facilitation, project management, and program development.
  • Strong political acumen.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to provide a superior level of internal and external service through tactful, clear and effective communication.
  • Strong presentation, facilitation, and public speaking skills.
  • Ability and skill in establishing and maintaining relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution.
  • Proven ability to design and execute a strategic plan.
  • Understanding of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion work.
  • Experience in systems planning and community collaboration.
  • Familiar with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action.
  • Strong understanding of social issues.
  • Understanding and sensitivity to diverse populations.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing programs with measurable outcomes.
  • Proven ability to lead teams/committees.

Monday - Friday: 8:30 - 4:30
35 hours per week

$35.16 per hour

Selection Process
We thank you in advance for your interest. Those selected for an interview will be contacted by phone or email. We will contact those who did not make it to the interview stage by email within one month of the closing date of this job posting.
1. Submit cover letter and resume using the "Apply Now" tab on this web page.
2. Applications will be reviewed, short-listed and interviews will be scheduled.
Note: Once you apply and upload a resume you should receive an email confirming that your application has been submitted for this position. If you receive this email, there is NO further need to contact us regarding this position.

  • This posting may be used to fill future vacancies in this position.
  • This posting may be used to fill more than one position.
  • This posting will be open until a suitable candidate(s) is/are found.

Due to the high volume of applications that we receive per job posting, we are not able to answer job specific questions before the interview stage. If you are successful in getting to the job interview stage, we will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have at that time.

Job Type: Full-time

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