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Member Outreach & Government Relations Coordinator

ACGC

The Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC) is looking for a person to fill the position of Member Outreach & Government Relations Coordinator at the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation office in Edmonton. 

POSITION TITLE: Member Outreach & Government Relations Coordinator
POSITION TYPE: Part time, Permanent (80% - 30 hrs./week)
REPORTS TO:  Executive Director
ANNUAL SALARY:  $50,020.00 pro-rated
APPLICANT DEADLINE:  Friday March 24, 2017

 

Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Member Outreach & Government Relations Coordinator will be responsible for the annual strategic planning, management, direction and oversight of the Council’s member outreach and government relations. As a member of the ACGC team, this position will also contribute to the development, review and attainment of the organization’s vision, mission, values and strategic goals.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Provide opportunities for Council member capacity building, networking, and the sharing of members’ experience.
  2. Provide leadership in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the Annual Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Symposium, held each September.  This includes working with a diverse group of advisors, stakeholders, partners, as well as the ACGC board of directors and staff. 
  3. Provide leadership and support to contract staff in planning, implementation, and evaluation of the Annual Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Symposium.
  4. Work closely with senior management and the board of directors to develop and execute government and community stakeholder relations’ strategies.
  5. Develop and nurture positive working relationships with a variety of community stakeholders, elected officials, bureaucrats and interest groups through strategic, proactive outreach.
  6. Provide expertise in writing and analyzing policy document, white papers, and government communications.
  7.  When required, represent the Council at public events that invite displays with a social justice/international development theme.
  8. Contribute to the Council-wide utilization of social media (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube) to promote events and share information.
  9. Ongoing communication with council members, including work to increase the profile of ACGC members.
  10. Administrative tasks as required including the management of a member database.

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will:

  1. Have at least three years of demonstrated success in a similar role either through direct work experience or through interactions with the community on a regular basis via volunteering or other community opportunities.
  2. Have a strong understanding of international development and cooperation combined with exceptional understanding of both the Government of Alberta and Government of Canada;
  3. Be a proven relationship and community builder with public sector experience;
  4. Have expert communication skills (both written and verbal), sufficient to explain large, complex issues in an effective, succinct manner and the ability to adapt communications style in a manner that is suitable and appropriate for various stakeholders;
  5. Have exceptional organizational skills to manage multiple requests and produce effective results in a fast-paced, high-energy environment, often with quickly changing priorities;
  6. Have excellent English writing and editing skills; fluency in French or Spanish (written and oral) is an asset but not required;
  7. Have superior organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to organize multiple tasks and appropriately prioritize activities;
  8. Have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to respect the values and differences that all members of a small team bring to an office environment;
  9. Have experience with administering online meetings and webinars through the use of programs like Adobe Connect, Google Hangouts, etc.

Additional Position Details:

This position will report directly to the Executive Director and it is envisioned that the position will be based at the ACGC office in Edmonton although alternative arrangements can be suggested if living outside of the Edmonton area.  Hours of work can be flexible to accommodate successful applicants.
The successful candidate must be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends, and may be required to travel provincially.

ACGC is strongly committed to diversity within its community, and especially welcomes applications from who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas in the workplace, including visible minority group members, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, and members of under-represented gender and sexual orientation groups.

To apply:

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, résumé, and the names of two references to director@acgc.ca by 4:00 PM on March 27, 2017.

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC)

The Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC) is a coalition of voluntary sector organizations located in Alberta, working locally and globally to achieve sustainable human development. We are committed to international cooperation that is people-centered, democratic, just, inclusive, and respectful of the environment and indigenous cultures. We work towards ending poverty and achieving a peaceful and healthy world, with dignity and full participation for all.

For more information about ACGC please visit www.acgc.ca

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