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Job Number:  49537
Industry Relations Lead
Job Posted: Friday, 9 November 2018
Closing Date: Sunday, 25 November 2018
(54 days ago)
Women Building Futures
Region: Edmonton area Type: Full time
Location: Edmonton Salary: 55,000-60,000

WOMEN BUILDING FUTURES – Industry Relations Advisor, Industry Relations


Are you comfortable and confident communicating with a variety of people; industry leaders, trade personnel, students and alumni? Do you have a passion for curating deep relationships? Do you want to be part of a bold organization that truly changes lives? Then YOU GOT THIS!


Women Building Futures wants to add an outgoing, energetic and engaged industry relations professional to their Industry Relations team.


Reporting to the Industry Relations Manager, the successful applicant will be a guiding force in directly supporting the employment of WBF Alumni; Identifying workforce development trends and areas of opportunity.


In this role, your ability to  develop and maintain relationships will be key in ensuring WBF maintains long term, vales aligned partnerships with industry, employers, associations, and unions. Your work will align with WBF’s purpose of providing women with the right career opportunities, building a highly skilled workforce for the future and forever changing the face of industry! 


The Industry Relations Advisor will:

  • Identify and foster new industry relationships and nurture existing relationships with WBF Employers of Choice and industry partners for the Journeywoman Start program.
  • Ensure WBF Alumni have the right employment opportunities with companies who share WBF’s values. You will build and maintain strong relationships with industry leading employers in a variety of industries
  • Research and compile information on existing companies within the WBF network; research new companies and prospective organizations as engaged or identified by the Industry Relations Manager
  • Identify opportunities for worksite tours, guest speakers, and additional occasions for student/alumni and employer interaction.
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders; gather feedback with a lens on continuous improvement
  • Maintain WBF’s database including account and contact profiles, meetings, history and feedback for reporting and planning purposes


  • 2 years minimum of demonstrated and proven industry relations/business development/relationship management experience in the construction industry, trades, or related environment.
  • Understanding of the provincial apprenticeship process and exposure to construction, maintenance, oil & gas, and/or transportation
  • Awareness of the challenges of women working in non-traditional roles; cultural, economic and social barriers to adult learning and employment.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive and confidential information.
  • Flexible; able to address the challenges faced by industry partners and sometimes outside of business hours
  • Capacity to travel - Responsibilities take the individual off-site to meet with employers, attend industry events, etc.– some evening and weekends required
  • Demonstrated work experience in a fast-paced, changing environment with shifting priorities
  • Mature individual who has the ability to handle sensitive discussions with a strong understanding of customer service and urgency
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please submit your coverletter and resume to Human Resources at
Contact Details:
Human Resources
Women Building Futures
10315-109 Street
Edmonton, AB, T5J 1N3

Tel: 780-452-1200
www:   www.womenbuildingfutures.ca/

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