New job Engagement & Education Spec in Alberta

Engagement & Education Spec

Company : Government of Alberta
Salary : $5,607 - $7,350 a month
Location : Alberta

Full Description

Job Information

Job Requisition ID: 16223

Ministry: Environment & Parks

Location: Edmonton or Calgary

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Temporary (15 Months)

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: September 25, 2021

Classification: Subsidiary 02B 3625 Program Services 4

About Us

We support Albertans in being proud stewards of air, land, water, and biodiversity by leading the work required for the desired environmental outcomes and sustainable development of natural resources. Our work locations range from office to forest to fixed/rotary wing flights, lakes and rivers, the diversity of which presents high risk activities for staff at times.


The Intergovernmental Relations and Engagement Branch, Strategy and Governance Division, plays a leading role in the development and delivery of community and stakeholder engagement processes to support government decision-making that ensures the sustainable management of Alberta’s air, land, water and biodiversity. The Branch also plays a leadership role developing and delivering environmental education programs that foster shared public stewardship of the province’s natural resources. We are looking for a talented and passionate professional who has a successful track record utilizing public participation and environmental education approaches to facilitate effective decision-making and the adoption of sustainable environmental behaviours by target audiences.

As an Engagement and Education Specialist,will utilize International Association for Public Participation principles and industry best practices to design and execute public engagement plans that support a wide range of Ministry priorities. You will also facilitate the planning and implementation of proactive environmental education programs that empower Albertans to think, plan and act with the environment in mind. The ideal candidate will have experience and proven competencies in the areas listed below:

Public Participation
  • Lead all aspects of the engagement planning process, including the outcome and objective setting, technique selection, stakeholder mapping, risk assessment, data analysis and evaluation
  • Survey design
  • Facilitation, with a focus on moving stakeholders from positions to shared values
  • Design and delivery of in-person and online engagement opportunities
  • Data analysis (quantitative and qualitative) and reporting
  • Practical knowledge of a suite of engagement-related tools, including Engagement HQ, NVivo, Excel, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Webex and Jambo

Environmental Education
  • Lead all aspects of the environmental education planning process, including: establishing learning outcomes and objectives, technique selection, audience identification, and evaluation
  • Develop education resources that support the achievement of learning objectives identified for audiences across a wide range of demographics
  • Collaborate with a range of external organizations to strategically coordinate education activities and effectively leverage the expertise and capacity of these partners
  • Knowledge of learning outcomes established in the Alberta K-12 curriculum
  • Utilize social media to effectively achieve identified education goals

Project and issues management are essential components of the role and you should have highly developed strategic thinking and problem solving skills to recognize and articulate the broader implications of current and future initiatives. The preferred candidate will also have a demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders across all demographics.

About Your Work Environment
In this role, you will primarily be working in an office setting. You will have regular, on-going contact with Alberta Environment and Parks staff, other ministries and external stakeholder groups. Intermittent travel is required to various locations in Alberta to facilitate the delivery of engagement and education activities.


Required qualifications for the position include:
  • University graduation in a related field (Education, Communications, Public Relations, Community Engagement, Environmental Studies and Natural Resources) plus 4 years of progressive responsibility and directly-related experience, or a related diploma plus 6 years of progressive responsibility and directly-related experience. Directly-related experience can include: environmental education, stakeholder engagement, community relations or strategic communications with a diverse range of stakeholders

Preference will be given to candidates that have the following experience:
  • Experience planning, coordinating and delivering public engagement and education activities within a large organization or government setting
  • Facilitation experience
  • Engagement feedback analysis (quantitative and qualitative) and reporting experience
  • Experience using tools such as: Microsoft Office, Engagement HQ, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, WebEx and CRM tools like Jambo.

Other assets would include:
  • Membership and/or certification with the IAP2, CPRS, IABC and IAF
  • Project management certification and/or experience

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.
The link below will assist you with understanding competencies:

  • Develop Networks to engage with internal and/or external clients, partners and stakeholders to effectively coordinate delivery of initiatives and programs.

  • Build Collaborative Environments in identifying and facilitating partnerships between areas and with stakeholders to promote and share opportunities

  • Systems Thinking to take a holistic and long-term view of challenges and opportunities at multiple levels and scales across related areas.

  • Agility to identify and manage required change and the associated risks to anticipate obstacles and stay focused on goals.

  • Communication Skills to communicate effectively, both written and verbal, with tact, diplomacy, sensitivity and professionalism to address often complex issues.


$2,803.40 to $3,674.86 bi-weekly ($73,168 to $95,913 yearly)


This is a temporary employment opportunity for 15 months. This position may be used to fill future vacancies across the Government of Alberta, at equal or lower classification and salary.

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday, 36.25 hours per week.

There is flexibility in the location of this recruitment based on where there is an Alberta Environment and Parks office location – Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer.

What we offer:
  • Comprehensive benefits plan:
  • Pension plan:
  • Health Spending Account:
  • Leadership and mentorship programs
  • Professional learning and development
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance

How To Apply

If you are not currently an employee with the Government of Alberta, the first step in applying for a job is creating your candidate profile within our online application system,

Existing employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit their application in order to be recognized as an internal applicant.

Once you have created your candidate profile, visit the Alberta Public Service job site to apply for jobs at

Tips for applicants:

It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)

Closing Statement

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, please contact Samantha Kith at

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