New Job Recognition And Retention Support Coordinator In Alberta

Recognition and Retention Support Coordinator
Recognition and Retention Support Coordinator

Recognition and Retention Support Coordinator

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $5,176–$6,796 a month
Location : Alberta

Full Description

Job Information

Job Requisition ID: 38804

Ministry: Skilled Trades and Professions

Location: Edmonton

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: March 24, 2023

Classification: Program Services 3

About Us

The Ministry of Skilled Trades and Professions delivers programs and policies to ensure Alberta remains a destination of choice for professionals and a leader in apprenticeship and trades education. The Ministry is responsible for providing apprenticeship, trade and foundational learning programs to Albertans to ensure our province has a skilled workforce to support a thriving and diverse economy.


The Ministry of Skilled Trades and Professions has an exciting opportunity and is looking for a Recognition and Retention Support Coordinator to join our team!

Reporting to the Manager and collaborates with Board Activities team members to provide and evolve services to meet the needs of the Alberta Board of Skilled Trades and industry advisory bodies. This position functions within the parameters of applicable Government and Ministry legislation, regulations, and policies.

This position provides a range of program and coordination support to the Board and its industry advisory bodies, and is responsible for supporting Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) scholarships and awards programs. This position leads activities related to the scholarships program including working directly with industry network members, donors, and Government of Alberta staff to facilitate scholarship selection and develop promotional materials and application forms. You will also provide Board support in a variety of functions related to Board operations and activities.

You will lead in complex event project management to ensure that the Board achieves its strategic goals and increases the profile of the trades in Alberta. This work includes events and workshops involving staff, industry advisory members and stakeholder associations.

In your role as a Recognition And Retention Support Coordinator, you will be responsible to:

  • Supporting the work of the Alberta Board of Skilled Trades: organizing meetings, preparing meeting materials, supporting the Board and its standing committees, providing support to Board initiatives
  • Oversee the process and preparation of required documentation for the disclosure of Board compensation.
  • Lead/coordinate the development and management of Board operational/work plans, as required.
  • Coordinate the AIT family of scholarships programs and awards that fall within the suite of retention supports and programs.
  • Build and manage relationships with scholarships donors including drafting and updating donor information sheets, maintaining scholarship criteria and communicating results of annual scholarship selection.
  • Respond to internal and external questions relating to scholarship application and selection processes, providing information or directing enquiries to appropriate areas as required
  • Coordinate processes for the nomination and selection of Top Employer, Top Apprentice, Top Instructor, Top Mentor and Chairman's Award of Excellence awards.
  • Identify and develop recommendation options for supports that lead to increasing apprenticeship program completion rates across all trades and occupations in Alberta.
  • Use research on leading best practices related to apprenticeship retention to suggest program enhancements.
  • Lead the implementation of retention supports and programs and supports throughout the province.
  • Organize and plan complex events that ensure that increase the profile of the trades in Alberta and assist the industry advisory bodies to achieve their strategic goals.
  • Support the AIT management in achieving the mandate and goals of the division and branch.
  • Develop briefing materials and responses to Action Requests and provide inputs to unit operational planning and reporting.


Minimum requirements:
University graduation in a related field plus 2 years progressively responsible related experience; or equivalent as described below.

Directly related education or experience considered on the basis of:

  • 1 year of education for 1 year of experience; or
  • 1 year of experience for 1 year of education.

Assets Included:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Attention to detail, grammar and ability to both compose and edit written material including formal correspondence and briefing material.
  • Strong writing skills to develop significant briefing materials, conduct research and analysis.
  • Analytical skills and ability to identify and synthesize relevant information/data from varied sources.
  • Experience/the ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to manage multiple requests, competing priorities and to meet tight timelines
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member and to anticipate and respond to client needs.

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:

In this role, you will contribute to our team by demonstrating the following behavioral competencies:

  • Systems Thinking- The impact of strategies and changes on the work of clients, stakeholders, and team members and support organization vision and goals through strategic planning of tasks and considering relationships between different work approaches and their impact on different programs, divisions and ministries.
  • Agility- Ability to create an adaptable environment and overcome barriers through proactive and flexible approach to work.
  • Drive for Results: Set and accomplish goals and priorities, factor in complexity of Issues and align plans based on government direction, remove barriers to collaboration, provide informed advice.
  • Develop Networks- Develop and sustain a network of relationships across the department and with other GOA ministries on issues and work with other branches to develop effective communication channels to enhance and maximize the effectiveness of interactions.


$2,588.06 to $3,397.76 Bi-weekly: ($67,548 - $88,681/year)


This is a permanent, full-time position working 36.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

This position is based in Edmonton. We require you to attach a Cover Letter with your application explaining your qualification and suitability for this role.

In your resume, please include dates (including months and years) associated with all education and work experience. Also, please indicate whether your work experience is casual, part time or full time.

Top candidates will be required to undergo security screening.
This competition may be used to fill future vacancies across the government of Alberta, at equal or lower classification and salary.

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

Links and information on what the GoA have to offer to prospective employees:

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  • Comprehensive benefits plan:
  • Pension plan:
  • Health Spending Account:
  • Leadership and mentorship programs
  • Professional learning and development
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance
  • Possible opportunity to participate in flexible work arrangements such as working from home up to two days per week and modified work schedule agreements

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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

Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.

Resources 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, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Michelle Elliott at [email protected].

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