Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies (AAISA)
WORK FROM HOME (Telecommute), Alberta, remote work
closing tomorrow (Fri, 30 Oct) full time
Position Title: Engagement Lead
Position Type: 1.0 FTE
Reports to: Engagement Coordinator
Direct Reports: None
Location: Alberta-based – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, AAISA staff and volunteers will work remotely for the foreseeable future. When staff return to working from the Calgary office, staff outside of Calgary will remain in a remote-work environment from a satellite office.
AAISA’s Engagement, Research, and Policy unit works to develop a collaborative system in the settlement and integration sector in Alberta. The position of Engagement Lead is responsible for advancing a portfolio of projects within the team’s overarching engagement strategy.
This position leads initiatives that convene diverse stakeholders to build a collective voice and facilitate collaborative solutions to shared issues. In addition to such initiatives, this position is also responsible for forming recommendations and supportive materials in response to emerging trends and issues.
This position works collaboratively with all members of the Engagement, Research, and Policy unit, actively strengthening the assets of the team and provides support where needed based on shifting conditions.
Roles and Responsibilities
Collaborative System Development
Lead a portfolio of projects and initiatives, with primary responsibility for facilitating various committees and working groups including AAISA’s Provincial Engagement Initiative
Lead the development of engagement specific to Francophone newcomer serving agencies
Convene wide-ranging stakeholders and facilitate meetings to achieve set goals and objectives
Develop, implement, monitor, and analyze projects and outputs
Identify and understand local contexts to synthesize provincial-level priorities
Undertake all facets of coordinating meetings and engagement initiatives, including facilitation, creating supporting materials, logistics, minutes, and reporting
Employ various methods to ascertain individual, organizational, and system level priorities
Engage in data collection and analysis of gaps and needs to apply an action-oriented approach
Develop and implement evidence-based strategies and tactics to address issues that affect the settlement and integration of newcomers
Elevate emergent sector information within AAISA and relevant stakeholders, supporting responsiveness to needs at all levels
Create resources and tools to support agencies to build capacity
Produce reports, letters, briefs, and other documents to mobilize positions of the sector
Participate in relevant meetings, presentations, and/or fora to represent sector priorities and positions
Actively foster relationships with members and other stakeholders to build understanding of context, identify opportunities for partnership, and tailor AAISA supports
Conduct site visits to agencies in smaller municipalities across Alberta, representing up to ten site visits per year, public health conditions permitting
Utilize individual relationships and contextual understanding to garner nuanced perspectives and refine scope of provincial initiatives
Negotiate shifting interests and priorities among stakeholders to coalesce a shared vision for newcomers’ settlement and integration
Connect with organizations in the settlement and integration sector to facilitate relationship building and the growth of AAISA’s membership
Create partnerships in the community to build AAISA’s stakeholder base and encourage collaboration across sectors
Make decisions within an ever-changing set of circumstances, in pursuit of the stated mission, vision, goals, and objectives of the organization
Work collaboratively with all AAISA units on projects and initiatives as they arise
Contribute to broader organizational deliverables, including event planning for conferences and meetings
Support the maintenance of a stakeholder database, with up-to-date details on contacts
Regular travel to Calgary and/or Edmonton, dependent on public health conditions and based on location of successful applicant
Frequent travel to other municipalities across Alberta
Perform related duties as assigned
Experience in stakeholder engagement, facilitation, project planning and implementation, and collaboration
Post-secondary education in a related field
French language fluency will be prioritized
Highly motivated individual able to take initiative while maintaining alignment with team and organizational objectives
Strong written and verbal communication
Personable with strong relationship building skills
Ability to work independently, while being a collaborative and communicative team member
Adaptive and responsive in a dynamic work environment and with shifting priorities
Familiarity and/or experience with the settlement and integration sector as well as Canada’s immigration system is an asset
Experience working in the non-profit sector is an asset
Experience working with WordPress, CRMs, Zoom, and the Microsoft Office suite including Teams and SharePoint
Priority will be given to applicants with demonstrated experience working in remote environments
AAISA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we work to sustain anti-discrimination and anti-racism practices in our workplace. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression, age, physical or mental health, religion or beliefs, or any other status protected by law. Harassment or discrimination is not tolerated at AAISA. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs.
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to by October 30, 2020 or until a suitable candidate is found. Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.
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Contact Details AAISA Admin, AAISA Admin
Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies (AAISA), 200, 903 8 Ave SW, Calgary 403-273-2962
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