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Job Number:  35846
Coordinator, Official Languages
Job Posted: Friday, 16 June 2017
Closing Date: Monday, 3 July 2017
(50 days ago)
2019 Canada Winter Games Red Deer
Region: Central Alberta Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Red Deer Salary: $40,000 - $45,000/year, commensurate on education and experience

The 2019 Canada Winter Games Red Deer Host Society is looking to fill the position of Coordinator, Official Languages.

In less than two years, thousands of our country’s best and brightest will set their sights on Red Deer as we host the 2019 Canada Winter Games. Up to 3,600 participants from across Canada, 400 media, 500 VIPs, 500 officials and thousands of visitors will join us for the two-week event. Featuring 19 sports and a major arts and cultural festival, the 2019 Canada Games will be the largest event in Red Deer’s history.


The Coordinator, Official Languages will provide coordination, integration, planning, development and operations support regarding language services for the Host Society. The Coordinator, Official Languages, will work collaboratively with all functional areas to provide external communications, programs and services in both official languages. This position works closely with staff and volunteers to meet Canada’s official languages requirements.



This role will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Ensure the Host Society complies with the language services requirements identified in the Multi-Party Agreement between the Host Society, the Canada Games Council and government partners.
  • Work with the Official Languages Committee to ensure French translation, revision, proofreading and interpretation services are provided as required.
  • Develop a plan to have translation activities completed as early as possible prior to their needed timing.
  • Coordinate translation requests including referring them to an accredited translator, as needed.
  • Liaise and build a partnership with the local Francophone community.
  • Coordinate requests received by the Host Society in French.
  • Educate staff and volunteers about the importance of both official languages.
  • Coordinate language services for people with disabilities (i.e. sign language, braille).
  • Assist the human resources and volunteer divisions with recruiting, identifying, registering and training bilingual staff and volunteers.
  • Assist the marketing and communications divisions with updates to the French version of the Games website, and social media posts in French.
  • Assist in the coordination and training of the Language Services Venue Representatives.
  • Support the Community Relations area as needed, including activities such as outreach to schools, participation in trade shows, and interacting with various community groups.
  • Submit final reports after the event to evaluate success.
  • Other duties as reasonably required. Due to the nature of our organization, and especially so during the time leading up to, and during the actual Games, all staff will be required to act in capacities beyond their formal job description. These will always be reasonable however the expectation is that staff will step up in ways that may not normally be expected of them.



  • An undergraduate degree or diploma in modern languages, communications, translation, copy-editing or other related fields.
  • Two (2) or more years of related experience in the development of French language programs/services, coordinating translation and/or project management. A combined equivalent of education and experience may be considered.
  • Bilingualism with excellent communication skills, written and verbal, in both French and English is essential for this role; note that the interview will be conducted in a combination of both French and English.
  • Strong organizational, administration, planning and presentation skills.
  • Must be very detail-oriented.
  • Experience with Google’s G Suite programs, Gmail, Docs, Slides, Calendar, etc. (or equivalent Microsoft Office programs) is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities and manage multiple projects.
  • Knowledge and experience working in a not-for-profit, events, sports or multi-sport Games environment is an asset.
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships and provide excellent client service to internal and external stakeholders.



  • Formal office hours are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.; however, flexibility will be required. This may include various evening/weekend committee work, varying workload/ deadlines, Games time requirements, etc.
  • The 2019 Canada Games Host Society is an equal opportunity employer and believes diversity strengthens us as a workplace; we encourage all those qualified to apply.
  • All applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal record check and/or other background checks.
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please forward your cover letter and résumé to the attention of:
Manager, Community Relations

Only those invited into the recruitment process will be contacted. Thank you.
Contact Details:
Manager, Community Relations
www:   canadagames.ca/2019/employment

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