Coordinator II, Community Strategies #75152

Company: Regional Municipality Of Woodbuffalo

Job Description

This is a temporary full-time position working thirty-five (35) hours per week for approximately six (6) months within the Community Strategies Branch of the Community & Protective Services Department. This position is within the CUPE 1505 Bargaining Unit. This position is located in the community of Fort McMurray, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo’s urban centre.


  • The Coordinator II leads most aspects for the development of strategic community partnerships that enable citizens and user groups to develop community programs, projects, and events; to deal with issues, operate facilities, establish systems and empower them to take ownership. Areas of focus include: arts/culture, beautification, sports/recreation, youth development, organization development, and administration of special events and programs.
  • Researches and designs special events/programs/projects to encourage active participation in arts/culture, recreation/sport and beautification related activities that enhance quality of life.
  • Leads relationships with agencies and groups, and remains primary contact for program development and support.
  • Analyze resources and goals for community programming with user groups, and provide solutions and recommendations.
  • Facilitates workshops, provides technical advice and guidance, and assists not-for-profit agencies and other local organizations to achieve their plans and ongoing community development.
  • Develops and evaluates plans/reports and strategies to ensure community needs are met to optimize service levels and encourage community pride and ownership.
  • Leads community engagements in alignment with other internal departments as required for arts/culture, recreation/sport and beautification related projects.
  • Plans and develops advertisement and promotional campaigns for programs and events.
  • Researches and accesses grants; and canvasses for donations, gifts-in-kind, and corporate sponsorship for cost containment.
  • Provides administrative functions including preparation of council reports, administrative briefing notes, business planning, policies, and budgets.
  • Manages events and programs as required in areas where pre-identified community gaps exist.
  • Coordinates a variety of volunteer related programs and services.
  • Coordinates all internal resources on behalf of community organizations hosting events and activities in the region.
  • Assists in the creation, and is responsible for, the management of various agreements, contracts and leases.
  • Assesses programs and projects to ensure that municipal work-place safety policies and procedures are in place and are followed.
  • Ensure the use of community development principles in project implementation.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Sport Administration, Leisure Studies, Kinesiology, Community Development, Sport Tourism or Events Management with four (4) years of related experience; 
  • Diploma in Sport Administration, Leisure Studies, Kinesiology, Community Development, Sport Tourism or Events Management combined with six (6) years of related experience.
  • Project Management courses and certifications are assets.
  • Proven planning, programming and leadership and/or team leading skills.
  • High degree of interpersonal, communication, and group process skills.
  • Sound project and time management skills are required to manage multiple project/events/programs.
  • Valid First Aid and CPR-C certifications.
  • Able to provide a Criminal Record Check for review and acceptance.
  • Valid Class Five (5) driver’s licence is required.
  • Ability to work independently and in all weather conditions is required.
  • Flexibility to perform duties after regular hours, on weekends, and on holidays, as required in meeting community needs.

Additional Information:

  • $48.34 (Temporary Rate)
  • An additional bi-weekly payment of $480 which represents a cost of living allowance 

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