action4hc Action for Healthy Communities

People and Communities

REGIONAL PROJECT: Innovation Models to Promote Alberta’s Cultural Tourism (I.M.P.A.C.T)

  • Are you a visionary who values innovation and have a passion for dynamic and fast-paced multi-stakeholders initiatives?
  • Are you interested in applying your skills in facilitating and coordinating work that supports promote Alberta’s vibrant cultural tourism sector/industry regionally?

If your answer is, yes to the above, AHC welcomes your expression of interest to join the great work with multiple stakeholders to promote innovation in the sector/industry.

Agency Background

Action for Healthy Communities (AHC) is a non-profit charitable organization working in Edmonton since 1995 and progressively extending its programs regionally across Alberta over the past five years. AHC’s mandate aims to strengthen community capacity and build vibrant, healthier and stronger communities. AHC’s objective is to empower people to improve their lives and communities in which they live, through the provision of public education and facilitated capacity-building initiatives. Diversity, inclusion and innovation are intrinsic values supported throughout the agency’s engagement across all multi-stakeholder initiatives.

Job Summary

As the Project Coordinator, AHC is seeking your talent, leadership, and industry knowledge to support the novel initiatives AHC’s new I.M.P.A.C.T project sets out to contribute to promoting the regional vibrancy of Alberta’s Cultural Tourism sector/industry across the province.

The Project Coordinator would facilitate the project’s implementation process and coordinate the dynamic work of a team of professional project staff and various stakeholders engaged in key roles in the diverse activities of the project; an integrated sector/industry process contributing to promoting innovation in capacity development, growth and sustainability initiatives in Alberta’s cultural tourism sector/industry.

In this position, you would have the opportunity to facilitate, coordinate, monitor and administer the strategies to implement the dynamic work the I.M.P.A.C.T project is set to deliver, including major components such as

  • Sector/industry-wide mapping and environmental scan
  • Cross-sector and industry stakeholder relations and related project/sector initiatives,
  • Development and execution of sector-related innovation strategies and sustainability initiatives.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Project planning and execution strategies: facilitate and coordinate the preparation of implementation plans, monitor project execution strategies to ensure activities are on track to achieve impact.
  • Promote awareness of project strategies to support the cultural tourism sector/industry in Alberta
  • Proactively facilitate the establishment of sector/industry engagement networks and partnerships; actively recruit and engage volunteer mentors and other volunteers in all project activities.
  • Administrative duties: coordinate project procurement including sub-contract professional services, monitor project expenses/supplies, prepare project reports/documentation and other related roles.

Qualifications

  • University degree in tourism, business or related fields, supplemented by five years’ experience in progressive coordination roles in any of these fields.
  • Competency in facilitating the deployment of effective cross/inter-sectoral frameworks of knowledge/ capacity development and transfers. Demonstrable experience in building partnerships, sector networks and other engagement groups.
  • Experience in developing and coordinating a diverse team of professionals in a demanding, fast-paced environment is required. Experience in working with a wide variety of stakeholders while addressing a wide variety of expectations and interests is also required.
  • Highly competent in Microsoft applications, Google suite, email applications and commonly used project management applications.
  • Very strong communication, organization, time management and problem-solving skills required.
  • Assets: Candidates connected with developed existing networks and/or with an understanding of key players in the cultural tourism sector/industry.

Required Competencies:

Successful candidates for this role must be able to demonstrate the following competencies:

System Approach: Understanding that your work is part of a broader integrated and interrelated environment. You are able to carry out your work using relevant frameworks to consistently measure progress in targeted impact. You must take a holistic and long-term view of challenges and opportunities and make considerations for how the work that you are doing will be impacted in the short, medium, and long term by broader trends in the industry/sector. You evaluate and assess impacts by seeking to understand a range of stakeholder perspectives and sector/industry trends, and how they interrelate.

Partnership and Networks Development: Understanding the value in strategic multi-stakeholder engagements that can invigorate innovation in the industry/sector. You proactively facilitate the development of partnerships and networks, connect, and build trusting relationships with different stakeholders. You must build and maintain positive relationships with stakeholders (at all levels, internal and external to project/AHC), to ensure buy-in and support for initiatives within the cultural tourism sector and the industry’s scope covered by the project.

Agile Approach: You have the ability to anticipate, assess, and readily adapt to changing priorities, maintain resilience in times of uncertainty and effectively work in a changing environment. In this role, you must be able to anticipate change and adapt in order to facilitate multiple dynamics and manage a variety of different project scope priorities at any time.

Working Conditions: Full-time Job

  • The project scope is regional. Activities will be implemented regionally starting with five locations including the following cities/municipalities in Central and Northern Alberta: Edmonton, Cold Lake and Lac La Biche – Red Deer and Sylvan Lake,
  • Class 5 Driver’s License with a clean driver’s abstract and a reliable vehicle, as extensive travel is required to work on project activities at the various locations in central and northern Alberta.
  • Flexible hours with occasional evenings and weekends required.

How to apply

Your application will be assessed based on how strongly your identified qualifications meet the criteria in the job advertisement.

If you meet the qualifications and are passionate about capacity building to empower people and enhance structures that contribute to promoting vibrant communities, then we welcome you to send both your resume and cover letter to career@a4hc.ca with the position title in the subject line.

The successful candidate will be required to provide references and undergo a satisfactory criminal record check prior to the commencement of employment.

Deadline: Until suitable candidate found.


Only those qualifying for an interview will be contacted. 
Thank you for your interest in the position.

To apply for this position send your resume to career@a4hc.ca