The Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council (ESCC) is recruiting for a one-year contract position for an Age Friendly Edmonton Coordinator. The ESCC co-leads the implementation of the large Age-Friendly Edmonton (AFE) initiative with the City of Edmonton and work began in 2013. The ESCC is an umbrella agency with a mandate to support shared planning, coordination and collaboration among senior-service providers in order to help build capacity to respond to the needs of this growing demographic. Age Friendly Edmonton is a partnership of more than 60 organizations committed to building a city that values, respects and actively supports the well-being of seniors. JOB DESCRIPTION The Age Friendly Edmonton (AFE) Coordinator would be responsible for research, development, planning and organization, implementation and evaluation of AFE events. The position provides support to working groups and committees and undertakes communication work related to the initiative. Communications Review and edit all AFE materials prior to printing Write and distribute the AFE quarterly e-newsletter and maintain the database of subscribers Oversee development and production of annual report and other publications Collect items/news for website and liaise with web department for updating Oversee updates to AFE information on national and international websites Build media relations Coordinate publicity, prepare and distribute promotional materials Event Management Take the lead in event planning and preparation and play support role at events Take the lead in developing and implementing a recognition or award event for AFE Develop an opportunity to showcase other promising work in seniors field not under Age Friendly umbrella Support to AFE Committees Liaise with the working groups and be communication link to overall initiative Provide advice, interpret and explain AFE policy and procedure to working groups Take minutes and support working groups Review proposals initially to ensure all components ready for executive to review Organize presentations and book AFE speakers to attend and present to raise profile of AFE QUALIFICATIONS FOR AGE FRIENDLY EDMONTON COORDINATOR Post-secondary training in Recreation Administration, Communications or Voluntary Management and a minimum of two (2) years’ experience. A demonstrated ability in program support, communication and event management is preferred. SKILLS and EXPERIENCE FOR AGE FRIENDLY EDMONTON COORDINATOR Excellent written and verbal communication skills Experience working on large initiatives and/or collaboratives involving many stakeholders Experience with coordinating and gathering information from others, editing, synthesizing and relaying information for specific purposes Computer literacy, especially Word for Windows, Excel, Outlook Knowledge of needs, issues and services related to older people is an asset Self-motivated and able to work as part of a team The Age Friendly Edmonton Coordinator is a full time position (37.5 hours per week) for one year with the possibility of extension, dependent on funding. The position will pay $4,167 per month plus benefits upon successful completion of the probation period (three months). Our vacation policy entitles full time employees to 10 days holiday after 6 months employment. After one year employment the vacation allotment is 15 days. The ESCC observes 12 paid statutory holidays per year with additional paid days off between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day. The probation period for the positions is three months with possibility of extension based on performance. The ESCC is funded by the City of Edmonton and the United Way Alberta Capital Region. All positions are subject to funding. If a suitable candidate cannot be found, the position will be re-posted. Only candidates selected for interviews will be notified. Applicants can forward their resumes by January 2nd, 2015 attention: Sheila Hallett to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 780-428-3844. The Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council is located at #255, 8330-82 Avenue (Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre) Edmonton, AB, T6C 4E3. Our telephone number is (780) 423-5635. Our office is open Monday to Friday (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).