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Job Number:  38731
Program Coordinator | Entrepreneurial Supports Program
Job Posted: Friday, 6 October 2017
Closing Date: Wednesday, 1 November 2017
(45 days ago)
Action for Healthy Communities
Region: Edmonton area, Northern Alberta, Calgary area Type: Full time
Location: Edmonton Salary: (not entered)


Position: Program Coordinator  
Number of Hours: 37.5 hrs/week
Closing Date: Until a suitable candidate is found 


In response to growing needs of community members and participants of the various programs, Action for Healthy Communities initiated an Entrepreneurship Support Program in 2015 to help prospective entrepreneurs through a 14-week small business development training, followed by ongoing business counselling and mentorship support to establish their businesses. During last two years, the needs expressed by the community and prospective entrepreneurs has grown to a level where AHC is considering adding three additional streams to the program to address the needs of various groups of the population. The new program streams include:

  • Entrepreneurial Supports for Newcomers to Build a Poverty-Free Future
  • Bridging Economic Empowerment Supports (BEES) Gap for people with low literacy and skills
  • Entrepreneurial Supports for Newcomer Women

Overall Role

AHC intends to hire a Program Coordinator to successfully run this program with multiple components and focused on various groups of the population. The program coordinator is responsible for coordinating recruitment, training, study visits, business counselling and mentorship activities to support the clients. He or she will also be responsible for developing strong relationships with the program partners, businesses, economic development agencies, financial institutions, various levels of government and other community partners.  The program coordinator will also be responsible for designing a comprehensive marketing and communication plan for program promotion, maintaining a budget, providing documentation of program successes, and work closely with community partners and organizations.


The specific duties & responsibilities include:

  • Planning and coordinating the program activities in line with the program’s stated goals and participants’ needs.
  • Identifying, coordinating and providing technical support for the establishment of new enterprises and expansion of existing ones.
  • Enhancing the capabilities of program participants (new and existing entrepreneurs) through the entrepreneurship development and enterprise creation programs.
  • Coordinating the market research through other program partners including Alberta Business Link, MacEwan University School of Business, and other partners on various business areas according to clients’ needs and the barriers facing small entrepreneurs in Edmonton and Alberta.
  • Providing capacity building programs that empower potential entrepreneurs through preparation and empowerment interventions; business counselling support services, technology support and financial linkages.
  • Provide community presence to support and extend the program’s network of external relations.
  • Develop and promotes entrepreneurship opportunities for the program participants.
  • Assist in development of policies & procedures for effective implementation of the program.
  • Prepare and administer budget, perform planning and administrative tasks, set annual objectives and prepare periodic reports as required.
  • Supervise and review the work of support staff.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education, Experience and other skills 

  • Post-Secondary education in Business (preferably in small business, economics, commerce, community economic development or finance). 3-5 years’ small business and entrepreneurial support experience. Experience working with newcomers to Canada is an asset.
  • Solid knowledge of the Canadian business environment, knowledge of local business conditions and how to obtain information is also necessary.
  • Experience facilitating/coordinating entrepreneurship development programs
  • Understanding of Entrepreneurship development programming and support in Alberta an asset.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills in English, excellent time management skills with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Must be able to work with a diverse population.
  • Must be proficient in MS Office Applications; Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook and internet-use.
  • Understanding of the socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic backgrounds of program participants and community resources.
  • Ability to work in a performance-based environment with a proven record of meeting targets and outcomes is essential. Requires minimum supervision, able to work independently and maintains a supportive and cooperative environment with colleagues.
  • Experience in program delivery, evaluation and research an asset.

Other Requirements

  • Successful candidates must obtain criminal record check. Must have a valid class 5 driver’s license and have access to a reliable vehicle regularly.
How to apply:
APPLY TO: Recruitment Committee – By Email to:  SUBJECT: Program Coordinator- Entrepreneurship Support Program *NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. We thank you for your interest in the position. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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APPLY TO: Recruitment Committee – By Email to: SUBJECT: Program Coordinator- Entrepreneurship Support Program *NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. We thank you for your interest in the position. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Contact Details:
Recruitment Team
Action for Healthy Communities
10578 113 Street
Edmonton, AB, T5H 3H5

Tel: 7809444687
www:   a4hc.ca/careers

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