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Company Name:
Alberta Occupational Health Nurses Association
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Edmonton or Calgary (flexible), Alberta
Position type:
Part Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Associate Degree

Alberta Occupational Health Nurses Association Coordinator

Alberta Occupational Health Nurses Association


Job Profile





The Alberta Occupational Health Nurses Association (“AOHNA”) is an Alberta-based not-for-profit professional organization representing occupational health nurses working in Alberta.  It is a specialty practice group of the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (“CARNA”).  The AOHNA mandate is to promote healthy working environments, protect the health of workers, and prevent occupational injuries and illnesses.  The AOHNA has one part-time contract support position (the Association Coordinator) and a volunteer provincial Executive Board (comprised of roughly 12-14 Association members) that serve some 265 Association members.


The AOHNA is comprised of four Regional Chapters throughout Alberta:

  • Northwest Chapter – Grande Prairie & area
  • Northeast Chapter – Fort McMurray & area
  • North Central Chapter – Edmonton & area
  • South Central Chapter – Calgary & area


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The primary function of the Association Coordinator is to ensure the smooth operation of the AOHNA.  The Association Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of the AOHNA, including membership development, operational effectiveness, financial performance, risk management, stakeholder relations, marketing and communications.  The Association Coordinator is responsible for ensuring all organizational activities support the mission, vision and strategic priorities of the AOHNA.  The Association Coordinator provides internal and external leadership and promotes strong relationships among board, volunteers, and key stakeholders including CARNA and our National Affiliates (CNA and COHNA).


The Association Coordinator reports to the provincial Executive Board.


This is a part-time role of approximately 16 hours per week, offered on a one-year, renewable contract.  The successful candidate must reside in Alberta as there is some travel to Edmonton and Calgary involved.



The Association Coordinator is accountable for the general direction of the AOHNA and the overall management of day-to-day operations.  The Association Coordinator is responsible for raising the profile of the AOHNA and the specialty practice of occupational health nursing profession in Alberta, executing the strategic plan, generating the annual budget, reporting on financial and operational matters, and ensuring the AOHNA’s resources are used in a responsible and sustainable manner. 

‪The Association Coordinator is accountable for the following:


Organizational Leadership

  • ‪Takes direction from the Board while providing leadership, guidance and support to the Board
  • ‪Together with the Board President, represents the AOHNA and Occupational Health Nursing specialty practice profession to related provincial and national bodies
  • ‪Builds alliances and partnerships with external stakeholders (e.g. government, employers, other occupational health nursing jurisdictions and post-secondary institutions)
  • ‪Develops strategic plans in alignment with the organization’s long-term goals; leads implementation
  • ‪Acts as spokesperson for the organization
  • ‪Works collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders


Operational Management

  • ‪Enhances the membership experience and relationship with the association
  • ‪Maintains strong member-centric approach to serving members on a day-to-day basis
  • ‪Stays proactive and future-oriented on behalf of the membership
  • Explores opportunities for research grants and fund development
  • ‪Ensures effective communication between the AOHNA, membership and external bodies
  • Ensures all operations comply with laws, regulations, and the AOHNA’s own policies
  • Provides high-level reporting to the Board and membership, including operational reporting, annual budget preparation and financial updates


Financial Management

  • Prepares day-to-day bookkeeping, including invoicing and receipting
  • Completes bank deposits and monthly bank reconciliation records
  • Manages accounts payable and accounts receivable, including cheque preparation for Board signatures
  • Assists the Treasurer with preparing the annual budget and month end reporting
  • Assists, recommends, and supports the Board in all fundraising activities
  • Administrates and coordinates grant applications and other funding activities and ensure compliance with funding conditions


Build an inspired and engaged association

  • ‪Provides leadership, coaching and mentorship to the executive team
  • ‪Creates a culture that reflects the AOHNA’s mission, vision and values
  • ‪Be accountable for the organization’s functions through direct leadership or oversight
  • ‪Direct and ensure effective management of support functions 
  • Represents the AOHNA professionally in the community





The successful candidate for the Association Coordinator will bring many/most of the following experience and attributes:



  • A minimum of three (3) years of executive leadership and human resources experience is considered an asset
  • Post-secondary degree and/or relevant work experience in a related field (i.e., commerce, management, communications, philanthropy, nursing, etc.) 
  • Experience in a non-profit and/or professional association would be an asset
  • Bookkeeping, including working with Sage
  • Project management
  • Volunteer management
  • Event management
  • Sales and marketing
  • Fund development, particularly grant writing
  • Budgeting and strategic planning
  • Social media fluency
  • Competency in Microsoft Office
  • Experience working collaboratively with and reporting to a board of directors
  • Familiarity with best practices in board governance of a nonprofit organization




  • Knowledge of occupational health nursing specialty practice
  • An entrepreneurial mindset
  • A connector and collaborator
  • Exceptional initiative, time management and organizational skills
  • A problem-solver
  • Charismatic and engaging interpersonal style (written and spoken word, media relations, and presentations)  
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule which includes some evenings and weekends




Please submit your application by October 21, 2019.  This role is available to be filled immediately.




Please submit your application by emailing your cover letter and resume to, in confidence, to:


Kristi Hines

AOHNA President

[email protected]



All applications will be reviewed by a Search Committee.  We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those deemed suitable for the role will be contacted.