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Company Name:
City of Chestermere
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Chestermere, Alberta
Social Services
Position type:
Experience level:
5 - 10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Part-Time:Manager, Community Support Services



About this Role:

Are you a creative, strategic leader who encourages passion and sense of team?  Are you results driven with the ability to establish relationships and partnerships quickly? If so, we want to meet you!


The City is currently seeking a part-time Manager of Community Support Services (25 hours per week) to fill a term position ending January 15, 2021.

As a member of the CSS team, the Manager, Community Support Services provides technical, operational, municipal and business expertise and advice in the conceptualization, development, implementation, and continuous improvement of municipal social programming and services.

Some of your responsibilities will include:

  • Provides technical, operational, municipal and business expertise and advice in the conceptualization, development, implementation, monitoring, and continuous improvement of: 
    • Strategic leadership for CSS: oversees and provides management, supervision, leadership, and consultation to the CSS team, ensuring staff are given appropriate latitude for creativity within the bounds of accountability; provides staff with opportunities for training, career development, and execute a succession planning strategy; builds cohesive teams, providing opportunities for staff to work across programs to optimize the use of resources and achieve results, encouraging a passion for their work and a sense of team; represents the CSS department and act as a model 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.
    • Financial and administrative: monitors and reports the financial and operational activities of the department aligned to the Business Plan, exploring potential partnerships, efficiencies and funding sources that might serve to enhance the services offered by the municipality; participates in the identification of potential financial risks, ensures policies and procedures are adhered to within own area of responsibility; manages development, monitoring, reporting and renewals of provincial and regional budgets, participates in the annual organizational budget process, ensuring all expenditures are tracked, all activities are within operational budgets, prepares periodic reporting to funders, ensures any potential budget difficulties are communicated to the Director and corrected in a timely manner; participates in the exploration of forward-thinking partnership and funding opportunities, cost and operating efficiencies.
    • Development, implementation and maintenance of program evaluation: oversees assessment of current and future needs of the City and surrounding community, gathering input and feedback, utilizing evaluation tools, analyzing and reporting statistical and evaluative data for planning purposes and for reporting to funders, e.g., client, program, attendance, feedback, outcomes, funding proposals, program reports.
    • Social policy development and planning: leads development of significant policy frameworks and strategic plans utilizing a comprehensive community engagement approach, project management, impact evaluation, and preparation of all related documentation; liaises across the organization to build relationships and networks required to design robust, aligned, and complementary plans and policies; presents insight and evidence for decision making and analyzing the impact and long-term ramifications of policy direction; supervision, training and support of grant recipients.

For more information about this role, check out the detailed job description at

Qualifications for this Role:

  • University degree in Social Work, Community and Social Development or related discipline. Masters degree in Social Work is preferred.
  • 2 years of related and progressive experience in policy/program development, public consultation and facilitation, and understanding of social determinants of health.
  • Experience in municipal government or public sector environment.
  • Social Workers must be registered with Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW).
  • Valid Class 5 Alberta Driver’s Licence and Driver’s Abstract deemed satisfactory by the City.
  • Criminal Record, Child Intervention and Vulnerable Sector Checks deemed satisfactory by the City.
  • Valid Standard First Aid CPR C and AED certificates.

Working for the City of Chestermere:

As Alberta’s fastest growing municipality, the City of Chestermere has rapidly evolved from a charming summer village into a dynamic lakeside community for over 20,000 residents. 


By demonstrating the City’s values, employees at the City of Chestermere use their strengths and unique abilities to contribute to the vision of Chestermere as a sustainable lakeside recreational community that is safe and family oriented. We serve our community by creating an Amazing place to live, work and play. Chestermere is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


Apply Today

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their cover letter and resume referencing                                                         

    Job Competition 2020 Manager, CSS by 9:00am, Monday February 3rd, 2020 to:


City of Chestermere

105 Marina Road, Chestermere, Alberta, T1X 1V7

Attention:  T Radloff         Email:  [email protected]                        Fax:  (403) 207-7080

Note: The City appreciates receiving resumes from all qualified individuals, however only those applicants who are short-listed for an interview will be contacted.