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  • Project Coordinator Enhancing Community Engagement & Public Education on Social Issues

    Project Coordinator Enhancing Community Engagement & Public Education on Social Issues

    The Edmonton Social Planning Council, a charitable, non-profit social research and advocacy agency founded in 1940, is seeking a Project Coordinator Enhancing Community Engagement & Public Education on Social Issues. Hours: Flexible based on outcomes delivered: limited evenings and weekends may be required Salary Range: $45,000 to $57,000 depending on education and experience Supervisor: Executive Director Status: Temporary - 17 months Read More
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  • 2018 Vital Topics - Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity

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  • 2018 Vital Topics - Visible Minority Women in Edmonton

    2018 Vital Topics - Visible Minority Women in Edmonton

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The Edmonton Social Planning Council, a charitable, non-profit social research and advocacy agency founded in 1940, is seeking a

Project Coordinator Enhancing Community Engagement & Public Education on Social Issues.

Hours: Flexible based on outcomes delivered: limited evenings and weekends may be required

Salary Range: $45,000 to $57,000 depending on education and experience

Supervisor: Executive Director

Status: Temporary - 17 months (August 1, 2019 to Dec. 31, 2020) • Potential for extension beyond 2020 depending on a positive funding decision in winter 2019

Please submit cover letter and resume by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 4:00 p.m. on July 17, 2019. We thank applicants in advance for their submissions, but we will only contact those selected for an interview.

Applications should be sent to:

Edmonton Social Planning Council
Attn: Susan Morrissey, Executive Director
#200, 10455 – 106 Street
Edmonton, AB T5H 2X6
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

Project Description

About the Council:

The Edmonton Social Planning Council is an independent, non-profit, charitable organization. Our focus is social research, particularly in the areas of low income and poverty

Our work includes:

  • Undertaking research into the nature and magnitude of social issues in our community;
  • Public awareness and understanding of current social issues;
  • Being an independent voice in the community;
  • Encouraging public participation in the development of social policies; and
  • Advising on the proper implementation of programs.

About the Role:

Our organization is looking for a motivated, independent professional to lead a comprehensive review of our community engagement and public education activities.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Board of Directors, the Board Engagement Committee, and the Executive Director to assess how the Council currently communicates its research on social planning issues to the public and our role in making research, analysis and information accessible to the public.

The role will include exposure to a wide range of externa public-facing activities, including media relations, website content management, social media analytics, newsletters, special event planning, among others.

The occupant will develop a number of high-quality products, such as a Case for Support document, a year-long anniversary celebration plan, and a forward-looking Engagement Plan for the organization.

The Coordinator will report directly to the Executive Director and will be expected to work relatively independently with minimal supervision.

About the Project:

The Enhancing Community Engagement project will critically examine the broad spectrum of public-facing activities the Council uses to raise awareness about social issues in our communities and our role as an independent, community-based research organization.

The scope of the project includes web materials, print publications, community learning and engagement events, and tools and resources that support personalized engagement by the Council’s Board members, staff and volunteers.

The project is comprised of an initial assessment phase in August 2019, followed by a developmental phase focused on creating new engagement products and plans in Fall/Winter 2019.

These products will be tested during the Council’s 80th anniversary year in 2020, which will include an awareness-building campaign, membership drive, and special events celebrating the Council’s past, present and future.

The Project Coordinator role is an opportunity to build a comprehensive community engagement and public education program from the ground floor, including outcomes, tactics, evaluation techniques, reporting and tracking and resource estimates.

The final project report will be used to make long-term budget allocation decisions that will shape the Council’s public presence for years to come.

Key Responsibilities:

Develop options for new community engagement and public education activities in consultation with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors;

Assess existing program elements based on impact, audience, accessibility, resource requirements, and alignment with best practices in the non-profit sector;

Implement systems and mechanisms, such as a database and other analytical tools, to track and analyze program success based on both strategic outcomes and operational targets;

Craft key messages and collect associated testimonials and impact statements that capture the value of the Council’s work and can be adapted for a wide variety of engagement products;

Support the development of an 80th anniversary celebration plan that will raise awareness of the Council’s history and generate excitement for its future;

Manage the Council’s current public-facing activities, including the website, social media accounts, and news releases.

Properly track and steward resources dedicated to the project in collaboration with the Executive Director and the Bookkeeper; and

Create internal presentations, proposals and reports documenting progress on the project for the Board of Directors, Executive Director and for the project’s funders.


Qualifications and skills:

A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in communications, marketing, fund development, or stakeholder relations;

A minimum of 2-3 years of experience in a related position;

Excellent writing skills and the ability to write for a wide range of audiences; understanding of rhetorical concepts and language framing for a broad audience;

Demonstrably high standards for quality, consistency and completeness, with a strong attention to detail;

Ability to work proactively and independently to execute projects based on high-level direction and guidance from the Executive Director;

Strong capacity for planning, project management, and problem-solving;

Well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to engage enthusiastically with a wide range of individuals; and

Membership in either the Canadian Public Relations Society or the International Association of Business Communicators is considered an asset.
 

  • Donations

    Your donation helps us do our work. It keeps our social research current and comprehensive. It allows us to take on bigger projects and make a greater impact in the community. It strengthens our voice—your voice, and the voices of those who lack the opportunity to speak for themselves. All donations are tax deductible, a tax reciept will be issued upon receipt of your donation. (Charitable Tax # 10729 31 95 RP 001)

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  • Volunteer

    To inquire directly about volunteer opportunities with the Edmonton Social Planning Council, please contact johnk@edmontonsocialplanning.ca or call 780-423-2031 ext. 356. Thank you for your interest in the Edmonton Social Planning Council

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  • Become a Board Member

    If you are passionate about equitable social policy and making a difference in your community, consider supporting the Edmonton Social Planning Council by joining our team as a volunteer member of our Board of Directors.

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