Community Liaison Coordinator
Central Alberta Economic Partnership (CAEP) is a regional economic development alliance of 35 municipal, 1 First Nations and 12 associate members representing a population of just under 300,000 Central Alberta citizens. Founded in 1998, CAEP is noted as being the pioneer of regional economic development in Alberta. Our initiatives enhance sustainable economic prosperity across Central Alberta by facilitating collaboration between communities, business, industry, government, and other relevant organizations. The Central Alberta Economic Partnership is the regional “go to” resource for tools to assist both rural and urban members in the many arenas of economic development.
The Community Liaison Coordinator position is a contract position with the primary responsibility for marketing and communications of CAEP to develop and foster member engagement. For a creative, energetic and impactful team player who believes in the value of empowering communities to be sustainable, CAEP provides a rewarding, stimulating, and diverse work environment. The position reports directly to the Executive Director. This is a 1 year contract position with a high probability of extension. Pay is commensurate with experience.
There are two components to this position:
1) Marketing and Communications: 3-4 days/week
2) Community Economic Development: 1-2 days/week
Marketing and Communications:
Contribute to the development and implementation of a communications and marketing plan including cohesive branding strategy and an effective social media campaign all of which will hit key target audiences and heighten the awareness of CAEP, its function, and its members.
Report on measurable impact and effectiveness of digital and social media campaign; adjust strategy as needed.
Develop multiple purpose marketing collateral including regular member communications (QuickNotes) for distribution via email blasts
Writing and distribution of press releases and other news stories
Provide support and develop publications like Showcase and Economic Indicators Reports for all communities and for the Central Alberta region
Provide support & develop notifications as well as invitations to events and training hosted by CAEP through Constant Contact
Coordinate and implement special events, attend trade shows, functions, and events as needed
Support with CAEP projects as required including website redevelopment
Perform other duties as required
Community Economic Development:
With support from the ED, develop the rover program including determining criteria for ranking support requests
Market the program to CAEP members and achieving buy in
Identify needs of members, specifically trends where CAEP can best utilize its resources for the greatest impact to advance sustainable regional economic development
Think critically, and provide options/recommendations in regards to program development
Coordinate, develop, and implement qualified approved projects with the assistance of the ED
Provide reports on the program and present to the board with support from ED on the program
Assess challenges and opportunities in the program and work with ED to adjust accordingly
This position is able to flex its hours relative to commitments. It is expected that most hours occur within the office however there is some flexibility to work remotely. Once the Community Economic Development Coordinator portion is built out and implemented, it is expected that the position will be 35-40 hrs per week. Some evening and weekend work will be required.
Completion of a recognized post-secondary degree in a recognized field and/or combination of education and work experience
Great team player and able to work independently
Excellent written and verbal communication
Ability to balance multiple projects and has sound organizational skills
Effective creativity and sound knowledge of current marketing techniques
Experience in marketing and communications including the development & implementation of social media campaigns
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
Ability to navigate websites, add where needed and work with web developer for updates
Economic development experience is an asset
Valid Alberta driver’s license and a reliable vehicle
Ability to travel throughout Central Alberta region to deliver roving EDO services
Ability to work within platforms like Publisher and Constant Contact
Ability to learn new skills
If you are interested in this position, please forward a cover letter and resume clearly identifying your qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to:
Central Alberta Economic Partnership
B102, Suite 354
5212 48 Street
Red Deer, AB, T4N 7C3
If you would like to learn more about our organization, please visit our website at www.centralalberta.ab.ca.
Thank you for your interest in this position. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Community Liaison Coordinator