New Job Senior Manager, Ecosystem And Government In Alberta

Senior Manager, Ecosystem and Government
Senior Manager, Ecosystem and Government

Senior Manager, Ecosystem and Government

Company : Government of Alberta
Salary : $6,706 - $9,149 a month
Location : Alberta

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Job Information

Job Requisition ID: 21523

Ministry: Culture and Status of Women

Location: Edmonton, Calgary negotiable

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: January 25, 2022

Classification: Management Senior Manager Zone 1

About Us

Culture and Status of Women works to improve Albertans’ quality of life through support of cultural development, historical preservation and increased gender equality. For more information on the work Culture and Status of Women does, visit this link

The Community Engagement Branch supports the broad nonprofit/voluntary sector to build and strengthen its human and financial capacity by:

  • Providing financial assistance;
  • Building the adaptive, leadership, management, and technical capacity of organizations through facilitation and training on governance, leadership, strategic planning, fund development, collaborations, and more.
  • Identifying and addressing broader nonprofit sector issues and initiatives through gathering and analyzing meaningful data on the sector, and undertaking research on key sector trends to inform and set policy direction;
  • Building cross-sector partnerships and collaborations to achieve shared goals; and
  • Building awareness of the critical role of the nonprofit sector in fostering a strong Alberta economy, and healthy and vibrant communities.

The Community Development Unit delivers services designed to build the human and social capacity of non-profit/voluntary sector. Services are targeted at community leaders, organizations, networks, and the Government of Alberta. Taking a capacity building approach working at the individual, organizational and ecosystem level. With the end goal to have a resilient communities, the CDU works towards a thriving, collaborative Non Profit sector that meets community needs.

The Community Development Unit is seeking a Senior Manager to lead a team of skilled individuals working on the Non-Profit ecosystem and Government Engagement in Alberta.


The Senior Manager for Non Profit Ecosystem and Government Engagement leads a team responsible for identifying and delivering projects that improve the systemic conditions for the Non-Profit sector in Alberta, and supports the Government of Alberta with priority public engagements.

Reporting to the Director of Community Development, the Senior manager is responsible for:

  • Leading and performance management of a team of 8 senior professional staff with 50-100 projects a year. These staff are located throughout the province.
  • Supporting staff in negotiating and delivering projects with representatives from Non-Profit organizations, collaboratives, and government.
  • Providing expert advice on project management to staff or other officials, especially with large government public engagements.
  • Enhancing nonprofit sector resilience using expert knowledge of systems thinking, research and analysis, project management, program delivery, policy development, evaluation and capacity-building.
  • Providing specialized and expert advice in the areas of the nonprofit sector, civil society, and social enterprise, including the policy and legislation governing these sectors.
  • Providing specialized and expert advice in the areas of areas of social innovation and social finance, including business model development, nonprofit governance, outcome measurement, and evaluation.
  • Providing specialized and expert advice to inform executive leadership decision making on key program deliverables, including funding allocations, continuous improvements, and policy and program development.
  • Leading and managing a full project lifecycle – from issue identification, solution design, implementation, evaluation, and reporting.
  • Building cross-sectoral partnerships to identify shared goals and collaboratively address wicked system issues.
  • Providing leadership within the organization, with an ability to identify, evaluate, and address opportunities and issues, as well as lead teams of colleagues for large projects.


Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Nonprofit Management, Business Administration or related field (Master's Degree is preferred) complemented with a minimum of 6 years of related experience is required. Related experience must include:

  • Extensive experience working within a nonprofit ecosystem (including the opportunities and challenges that affect sector resilience);
  • Leading high performing work teams;
  • Working within a large organization like the Government of Alberta;
  • Leading and managing a full project lifecycle – from issue identification, solution design, implementation, evaluation, and reporting;
  • Facilitation and design experience for both community projects and large public engagements;
  • Developing and maintaining collaborative working relationships with diverse clients and stakeholders; and
  • Evaluating and making recommendations to improve systems, programs, and policies.

Preference will be given to those candidate that have:

  • Experience with extensive public engagement, both design and delivery;
  • Experience in nonprofit business model development;
  • Experience supporting nonprofits through social innovation methodologies;
  • Completed a related Master’s degree; and
  • Experience working in a political sensitive position with sound judgment.

The following are considered assets for the position:

  • Certification in Facilitation, Public Engagements;
  • Certification in partnership or collaboration frameworks;
  • Experience in program and/or policy development; and
  • Second language.

Equivalencies may be considered.

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.

This link will assist you with understanding competencies:

The following competencies you have developed will support your success in this role:

Systems Thinking: You will build effective relationships with stakeholders, connect stakeholders with similar interests, and have the ability to analyze and connect issues involving a variety of perspectives. You will be able to identify issues and opportunities in the system and develop a variety of approaches and possible solutions to address them.

Drive for Results: You will demonstrate initiative, independence and reliability; maintain a strategic focus; prioritize actions effectively and at the same deliver results for a diverse client base and on widely varying projects.

Develop Networks: You will proactively build networks, connect, and build trust in relationships with clients, stakeholders and colleagues.

Agility: You will anticipate, assess, and readily adapt to changing priorities, demonstrate resilience in times of uncertainty, and effectively work in a changing and fast-paced environment.

Creative Problem Solving and Judgement: You will apply a high level of creativity and originality to your work; demonstrate an ability to identify implications, define issues, and develop appropriate solutions; and maintain an awareness of the general government direction.


$3,352.75 to $4,574.56 bi-weekly: ($87,507 to $119,396/year)


Other information:

  • A cover letter outlining how your experience relates to the qualifications of this role is required and may be used to assess your writing abilities.

Position Requirements:

  • This is for 1 full-time permanent position located in Edmonton or Calgary;
  • Hours of work: 36.25 hours/week, Monday to Friday 8:15 am – 4:30 pm, work week;
  • This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same and/or lower classification. Candidates with less qualifications may be considered and remunerated at a lower classification;
  • Some travel across the province may occasionally be required;
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle is required;
  • Some evening and weekend work will occasionally be required; and
  • Top candidates will be required to undergo security screening including vulnerable sector.

For more information on the Government of Alberta hiring process, view this link:

What we offer:

  • Comprehensive Benefit Plans
  • Pension plan: Management Employees Pension Plan (MEPP) –
  • 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

The Government of Alberta has implemented a proof of COVID 19 vaccination policy for all Alberta Public Service employees. To be eligible for an offer of employment, you will be required to comply with the following:

  • Proof of full COVID 19 vaccination;
  • If you are the successful candidate and have not provided proof of COVID 19 vaccination, you may select to produce a negative PCR (molecular polymerase chain reaction) or rapid test result, date-stamped within 72 hours of every scheduled work day/shift, on an ongoing basis. These tests will be paid for by the employee;
  • Candidates and employees who are unable to get vaccinated based on a protected ground under the Alberta Human Rights Act may request approval for an exemption and accommodation.

Please be advised if you are the successful candidate, at the time of offer you will be required to show proof of vaccination with your QR code or indicated you will be conducting the PCR or rapid testing.

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 Shannon Nadeau, Talent Acquisition Services Administrator at [email protected]

If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check

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