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RESILIENCY COORDINATOR, Alberta Teachers' Association (Edmonton/Northern Alberta) - Expires September 21, 2018


  Ever Active Schools




Job Title: Resiliency Coordinator

FTE: 1.0 FTE 

Vacancies: Up to 3

Salary Range: $55,000 to $68,000 annual salary; commensurate with qualifications and related experience

Term: October 9, 2018 (or as soon thereafter) to August 31, 2019 with the possibility of annual renewal. The position may be filled under a contract or a secondment arrangement.

Location: Negotiable, Edmonton or northern Alberta preferred

Organization Overview:                

Ever Active Schools (EAS) is a provincial initiative designed to assist schools in creating and sustaining healthy school communities. EAS is available to all school communities in Alberta and contributes to the healthy development of children and youth by fostering social and physical environments that support the health and learning outcomes of all students. EAS bridges collective work, assisting schools through a comprehensive school health approach and is a major intersection for schools working on wellness. EAS is a special project of the Health and Physical Education Council of the Alberta Teachers’ Association.


EAS is looking for a leader in supporting the wellness of First Nations, Métis and Inuit students in Alberta school communities.  This person will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities and coordinating projects that support the health and learning outcomes of students. Reporting to the Director of Projects, this position will play a key role in the Resilient Indigenous School Communities portfolio of EAS, while contributing to the collective work of the organization and collaborating with a broad base of partners.

This individual must be willing and able to travel frequently throughout Alberta and motivated to work in a fast-paced, exciting and fun environment. The location of this position is negotiable within Alberta, requiring consistent connections to both the Edmonton and Calgary offices and continuous collaboration with multiple team members and communities.

Position Description:    

  • Partner directly with First Nations and Métis school jurisdictions and communities to provide support for existing initiatives and work with communities to address their unique needs
  • Coordinate and deliver a portfolio of wellness-related initiatives:
  • Assist in fund development for new projects
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with school, community, not for profit, government, and funding partners
  • Develop and implement work plans, including coordinating and facilitating meetings and events
  • Ensure ongoing communication
  • Monitor progress and manage timelines
  • Plan, track, and report on budgets
  • Conduct program and process evaluation
  • Plan for the growth and sustainability of programs
  • Complete formal reports
  • Mobilize knowledge and share learnings
  • Collaborate within and across Ever Active Schools teams and provincially across sectors to promote wellness initiatives
  • Support overall work of the organization through activities such as events, learning opportunities, communication and media, and resource development

Required Competencies:            

  • Honours protocols, decision making and goals of partner communities; shares power wherever possible and supports groups to develop and implement their own solutions while authentically representing the organization
  • Skilled in negotiating and facilitating through cultural differences and conflicts, and adapting style in response to different intercultural communication and learning styles
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to Indigenous and cultural diversity issues
  • Understands humour and is skilled in utilizing it as a means to communicate and build relationships
  • Demonstrates a variety of thinking skills including analytical thinking, forward thinking, conceptual thinking and strategic thinking
  • Has the ability to focus on the desired result of one’s own or one’s unit’s work, setting challenging goals, focusing effort on the goals and meeting or exceeding themHas the ability and desire to work cooperatively with others on a team
  • Demonstrates depth of knowledge and skill in one or more technical areas (comprehensive school health, education, health promotion, community development)
  • Possesses the ability to gain support for ideas while remaining open to different perspectives and confident in the ability of others to be successful
  • Gathers and shares research and information from credible sources and integrates it appropriately
  • Remains positive and constructive when faced with challenges or adversity
  • Ensures that one’s own and others’ work and information are complete and accurate; carefully prepares for meetings or presentations; follows up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled
  • Expresses ideas clearly and concisely in speaking and in writing in ways that engage the audience and ensures retention of key messages
  • Demonstrates concern that one be perceived as responsible, reliable and trustworthy
  • Identifies what needs to be done and takes action before being asked, or before the situation requires it, effectively managing both time and resources
  • The ability to develop, maintain and strengthen partnerships with others inside and outside the organization with whom to share information, assistance and support
  • Has an openness to different and new ways of doing things; willingness to modify one’s preferred way of doing things

Qualifications and Experience:                

  • Combination of education and experience will be considered
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a First Nations or Métis school, community or health promotion setting
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Health Promotion or related field, or equivalent years of community related experience
  • Master’s degree is an asset
  • Established professional relationships with First Nations or Métis communities in Alberta is an asset
  • Experience leading a project from start to finish is an asset
  • Willing and able to travel frequently throughout Alberta, on average 4-12 days per month, including evenings and weekends

Ever Active Schools is committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs, while supporting diversity in its community, school, and work environments; Ever Active Schools encourages qualified applicants of all backgrounds and abilities to apply for this position.

To apply, email a cover letter, resume and three confidential references to:

Your application will be assessed based on how strongly your identified qualifications meet the criteria in the job advertisement. When applying, customize your application with your relevant skills and experience in order to address the job qualifications listed above. Reference letters are not required at this time; please only provide 3 reference names and contact telephone numbers.

Application Deadline: September 21, 2018 at 4:00PM

Thank you for taking the time to apply. Only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.

For further inquiries, please contact Kerri Murray at (403) 210-6012

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