Job Posting 85101

Special Projects Coordinator - Community Relations
Alberta Recreation and Parks Association
Work From Home - Alberta
Edmonton office or work remotely from home office within Alberta
closing today (Sun, 3 Jul)
full time - temp / contract  •  $42,920 - $58,658/year

Position Title: Special Projects Coordinator – Community Relations
No. Positions Available: 1
Location: Flexible within Alberta. Remote work available.
Start Date: August 1, 2022 or earlier
End Date: July 31, 2023 with possibility of extension
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: $42,920 – 58,658/year
Posting Close Date: July 3, 2022, 11:59 PM MDT

The Alberta Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA) is a provincial not‐for‐profit organization dedicated to fostering healthy citizens, communities and environments and advancing the growth and development of the recreation and parks sector in Alberta. We provide information, advocacy, programs, services and professional development to our members, partners and communities.


As a key member of the ARPA team, the Special Projects Coordinator will be responsible for assisting in the coordination of the following assigned program areas:


Provincial Recreation Survey Project (40%) provide lead coordination for the contract ARPA has to provide on the 2022 Provincial Recreation Survey. Duties would include the coordination of an advisory committee, coordinating a request for proposal process for firm selection, working with the selected firm to implement survey deliverables, coordinating any over sampling agreements and coordinating the communications of the research data.


Grant Coordination (20%) assisting with the coordination of a major provincial grant program. Duties to include working with grant recipients to formalize agreements, communicating to successful and non-successful grant recipients; stewarding grant recipients during their programs; collecting final reports and communications; coordinating final reporting and evaluations; and supporting storytelling of the outcomes of
the grants.

Regional Recreation Meetings (20%) assisting with the coordination of a series of regional recreation meetings (both in‐person and virtual) across the province in collaboration with Alberta Culture and Status of Women. Duties to include communications, venue selection and support, agenda and presentation development and facilitation of regional meetings.

Professional Development Certificate Program (20%) assisting with redevelopment of a national professional development certificate program for recreation and parks. Duties to include reviewing and updating program policies, processes and handbooks; communications to participants and partners; online curriculum development support; and implementation of technology systems to support the program.


The above allotments of time can vary from week to week based on the needs of each of the project areas outlined. This position will work with various ARPA staff on different projects.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the coordination of programs and projects including plans, committees and task groups, budgets, timelines, tasks and outcomes.
  • Secure and work with outside contractors where needed to complete projects


  • Provide general communications supports to projects and programs that could include newsletters, website, social media as well as member and general communications


  • Provide general administration supports to programs and projects as required. This could include meeting scheduling, minute taking, general communications and organization.


  • Develop, monitor and maintain budgets for programs and projects as required.
  • Coordinate grant agreements with recipients.

Provide Leadership

  • Collaborate with other ARPA staff on Association and sector level strategy and development
  • Coordinate and support Committees as required

Desired Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 years of demonstrated experience related to the duties of the position is required
  • Understanding of community recreation and parks is an asset
  • Experience in working with third party contractors would be an asset
  • Commitment to equity and reducing disparities based on race, ethnicity, immigration status, sovereignty, gender, sexual orientation/gender identity, and socioeconomics.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking
  • Ability to facilitate learning events in a virtual platform (e.g., Zoom)
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and independently, with little supervision
  • Strong project and time management skills, and the ability to work on multiple concurrent projects
  • Strong computer skills including word processing, internet research, Gmail, videoconferencing technology such as Zoom, and social media
  • Ability to accommodate occasional work outside of typical business hours and travel within Alberta

Health/Dental benefits as well as an employee/employer matching RRSP program are available following a 3‐ month probationary period.


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