Do you want to work in an upbeat and vibrant organization focused on strengthening and creating pathways for volunteerism and civic engagement? Are you interested in developing innovative and creative ways of engaging, connecting and empowering communities across Alberta by providing services, sharing knowledge, and making connections?
Our values are:
Collaboration. Integrity. Learning. Responsiveness. Adaptability. Asset-based Approach.
Our collaborative principles inform how we work together and embody our values:
We are open by default. We check our assumptions. We are curious and don’t judge. We practice active, empathetic listening. We are in service of each other.
If your values and principles align with ours, we invite you to submit an application to help Volunteer Alberta build strength and capacity in Alberta’s nonprofit/voluntary sector.
Volunteer Alberta is committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce and strongly encourages applications from diverse candidates. We appreciate your interest in Volunteer Alberta; only those who are selected for interviews will be contacted.
What we offer after successfully completing the 3 month probationary period:
- comprehensive benefits package including health and dental benefits
- three weeks’ vacation and extra predetermined days off during the months of May-September
- contributions towards an RRSP
- extended break during the winter holiday season
- investment in the professional development of our staff
As Senior Coordinator for VA’s Learning and Resources portfolio, you won’t just need a passion for volunteering or nonprofit work, but an understanding of the systems that make volunteerism and civic engagement possible. You will be responsible for creating educational and practical resources for community organizations who need them.
The Senior Coordinator, Learning and Resources, plays a key role in the execution and evaluation of many major Volunteer Alberta programs. They collaborate with the whole VA team to provide day-to-day operational services, but focus heavily on analyzing program data, accurately tracking program deliverables, developing learning resources and coordinating new projects,. This role will have a relationship with many VA team members, but you will primarily work with the Manager, Learning and Resources, and VA’s Administrative Assistant.
Additionally, one of our new programs supporting shared services, will require you to work closely with contacts at Alberta Community and Co-operatives Association (ACCA) and report to ACCA’s Director of Shared Services for work related to this program.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Collect and analyze program data for the Volunteer Screening Program
- Coordinate the completion of applications for Vulnerable Sector Check Fee Waivers and Volunteer Screening Development Grants with VA’s Administrative Assistant
- Liaise with police/RCMP participating in the Vulnerable Sector Check Fee Waiver about invoicing and programming as required and work with VA’s Controller to pay invoices
- Coordinate service development and delivery for Alberta Community and Co-operative Shared Services (ACCESS) with ACCA’s Director of Shared Services and VA’s Manager, Learning and Resources
- Elicit cooperation from a wide variety of stakeholders and to build relationships across diverse groups with strong client service skills.
- Conduct research and environmental scans, provide analysis, and determine emerging trends for VA’s future resource development
- Collaborate with VA networks and communications staff: providing programing content and direction for program communications and knowledge mobilization
- Develop and revise learning resources including tip sheets, guidebooks, templates, and tools with the direction of the L&R Manager
- Assess existing contracts related to education and resource development
- Ensure learning resources reflect VA’s strategic directions, contracted deliverables, and the needs of VA’s membership
- Deliver VA learning events such as webinars, in-person presentations and facilitated discussions
- Use Volunteer Alberta’s project management platform to prioritize and track progress of projects and programs in collaboration with the Learning & Resources Manager
- Support VA’s Administrative Assistant in answering complex program participant questions and providing coaching to program participants as needed.
- Support the creation and implementation of learning strategies supporting Volunteer Alberta’s funded programs and growth strategy
- Coordinate with external stakeholders/content experts to enhance, create or acquire learning resources, and co-deliver learning events as needed
- Minimum three years of program coordination related experience
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal and presentation skills; customer focused, excellent telephone etiquette
- Ability to develop learning objectives and design presentations or facilitated discussions
- Experience with webinar and online meeting applications
- Project management and evaluation, proposal writing, and program creation skills
- Intermediate to advanced skills with MS Office Suite
- Knowledge of the nonprofit/voluntary sector, client groups and/or related issues
- Interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships
- Self-motivated, demonstrating creative problem solving, and a positive attitude
- Must be eligible to work in Canada
- Knowledge of co-operatives and Alberta’s co-operative sector
- Experience in communications and design
- Experience in researching and interpreting website and social media analytics & reports
- Experience in website editing and/or design (WordPress) and with social media tools
- Experience as a volunteer
- Adult learning and education background
July 25, 2021
Volunteer Alberta is not responsible for any moving/relocation expenses, should the successful candidate not live in the local area.