Job Posting 76442

Engagement Lead
Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies (AAISA)
Work From Home, Alberta
closed 6 days ago (Mon, 18 Oct)
full time - term / contract



Position Title: Engagement Lead

Position Type: 1.0 FTE, 1 year contract (Maternity Leave Coverage)

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


Sector Representation

  • 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


Relationship BuildinG

  • 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


Other Duties

  • 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
  • Minute taking
  • 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

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to by October 18, 2021 or until a suitable candidate is found. Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.

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.

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