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Company Name:
City of Chestermere
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Chestmermere, Alberta
Education and Research
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Community Grant and Research Coordinator

Key Result Areas:

1.     People leadership

The Coordinator participates in the building of cohesive interdependent teams that work to achieve objectives and, in collaboration with other departments, the overall vision of the City of Chestermere within the context of the Strategic Initiatives contained within the rolling 3 year Strategic Plan.

Main responsibilities:

  • Participate in the building of a cohesive team, e.g., provide opportunities so that team members know of and value each other’s expertise and skills, foster an environment where staff assume responsibility for each other’s professional development and growth, encourage a passion for their work and a sense of team.
  • Represent the Community Services team and act as a model of the desired values, attitudes, skills and behaviors that contribute to a safe, ethical work environment and healthy team functioning, often in the role of a champion of change.

2.     Professionalism

The Community Services team represents the values and beliefs of the City of Chestermere, both internally and externally, and networks effectively with stakeholders, the community, other professionals and service providers. Community Service team members build leaders throughout the organization and the community.

Main responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate the City values of Collaboration, Humour and Fun, Integrity, Professionalism, and Accountability.
  • Ensure a safe and healthy work environment for staff, visitors, the community and stakeholders, e.g., participate in workplace safety initiatives, participate in formal and informal worksite safety and environment inspections and audits.
    • Responsible for using confidential information appropriately, and maintaining the confidentiality and security of all information related to the City.

3.     Financial and Administrative

Main responsibilities:

  • Participate in the identification of potential financial and non-financial risks related to receiving grant funding and entering into potential partnership agreements/MOUs, etc.
  • Ensure that grant submission policies and procedures are established and adhered to.
  • Develop and maintain a database of all donors, donation amounts, grants, contracts, etc.
  • Participate in the exploration of forward – thinking partnership and funding opportunities, cost and operating efficiencies.

4.     Grant and Proposal Writing

Main responsibilities:

  • Provide professional expertise in the implementation, monitoring, and continuous improvement of:
    • Researching and reporting of government funding opportunities, e.g., prepare and assist staff in preparing funding proposals and pitches; ensure that the City has accessed all the funding that is available to municipalities; present fund proposals and budgets to senior management.
    • Sourcing and coordinating private grants (e.g. corporate and private foundations)  identify and articulate current and potential funder stipulations and requirements,  funding opportunities, and partnerships;
    • Providing strategic direction to City fundraising efforts (e.g. Christmas With Dignity)  
    • Enhancing the visibility of the City and its “competitive edge”, by being aware of awards that recognize community leadership and achievement and working with City staff, committees and community organizations to prepare nominations.
    • Coordinate and create meaningful acknowledgement, stewardship and recognition of all funders, Identifying and coordinating sponsorship opportunities for City-operated events.
    • Creating compelling stewardship and impact reports that clearly and effectively articulate the impact that the corporation/individuals contribution has made.
    • Executing communication that grabs attention, builds conviction, stirs interest and compels the intended audience to support City initiatives.

5. Research

Main responsibilities:

  • Undertake research and coordinate activities in support of specific parks and recreation studies, project proposals, management plans, MOU’s, and community partnership building opportunities which will ultimately result in expanded community services or reduces the bottom line costs for the City.
  • Coordinate various evaluation processes such as online surveys and public engagement processes as a means to better understanding community needs, viewpoints and issues.
  • Participate in the enhancement and implementation of City and Department Policies and Procedures within legislative, regulatory requirements and best practices.

Participate as a member of the Chestermere Emergency Response team in preparing and enabling the community to respond in the event of a local disaster or regional disaster.

Consideration will be given to candidates who possess:

  • University Degree in Communications, Business Administration, Political Science, Public Relations or a related discipline.
  • 3 years of related and progressive experience building effective working relationships with multiple stakeholders, government, community, and business.
  • Clear Criminal Record Check deemed satisfactory by the City.
  • Valid Class 5 Alberta Driver’s License and a Driver’s Abstract deemed satisfactory by the City.
  • Vehicle maintained and suitable for travel throughout the region.
  • Maintain valid Standard First Aid CPR C and AED certifications
  • Experience writing proposals or grant applications at the $100,000 level and above
  • Superior expertise in standard writing and editing skills including English grammar, punctuation and syntax
  • Superior interpersonal relationship-building skills
  • Excellent technical/analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Solid grasp of business communication, with the ability to write letters of inquiry, reports, business plans, and discussion papers
  • Understanding of research processes, with a demonstrated ability to manage for results and set and establish new standards of success
  • Strong work ethic and highly motivated, e.g., ability to work in a fast paced environment and respond to action requests and competing deadlines in a timely matter.
  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience as a Grant Writer/ Consultant/Researcher.
  • Proficiency with MS Office, e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Only those applicants who are short-listed for an interview will be contacted.

Inerested candidates are encouraged to submit their cover letter and resume referencing Job Competition 2017-Community Grant and Research Coordinator by 4:00 pm, Friday, October 20th, 2017 to: Paulette Tippe

City of Chestermere

105 Marina Road, Chestermere, Alberta, T1X 1V7

Attention:  P Tippe              Email:  [email protected]                   Fax:  (403) 204-7681