Who are We?
The Citizen Services Department of the City of Edmonton relies on over 1000 community, government, academic and business partnerships to create a city that is safe and clean; that fosters heritage and supports arts and multicultural communities; that encourages active lifestyles through recreational opportunities; and that engages citizens in civic and social opportunities. These partnerships are crucial to advancing the Department’s vision of an “Edmonton For All” as it takes on new challenges and opportunities.
At The Partnership Centre of Excellence, you’ll work with a dedicated team of internal consultants to provide solutions and strategies for both employees and partners working in these partnerships.
Our key lines of business are:
Who are You?
- Advising and Consulting - Broker and strengthen partnerships to create purposeful impact
- Training and Capacity Building - Increase the ability for partners to develop and engage in meaningful partnerships
- Leading Partnership Practices - Research innovations in the partnership space and ongoing industry practices that support strong partnerships
- Governance - Support foundational systems oversight and frameworks to guide partnership work
- Sponsorship Identification and Development - Align sponsor goals with City goals to enhance deliverables and increase revenue
You are a dynamic, talented, driven individual who thrives working independently and on a team. You can see and develop the big picture while strategically understanding the context and the steps to get there. Your day might include strategy development, organizational and process design, change management, partnership brokering, consulting, teamwork and integration. Identifying timelines, creating systems analysis, frameworks, programs, processes and projects, and making recommendations for implementation will all be a part of the work.
If you are passionate about supporting people and partnerships to develop, thrive and grow, then this is the job for you.
What will you be doing?
You will work on a team supporting internal and external partners to assist with the development of strategies, processes, programs and tools that will move the organization forward in a partner based framework. As a Business Planner, you support the efforts and projects of the work unit by employing courageous thinking, service excellence and entrepreneurship. You will assist with capacity building, planning, preparation, strategic foresight, analysis and facilitation, as well as support the advancement of strategic partnerships within the City of Edmonton, and research and review materials from multiple sources to inform and support decision making. You will prepare and analyze business documents such as project proposals, project plans, business cases, policy updates and council reports.
- Completion of a University Degree in Business Administration, Organizational Development, Arts, Sciences or Education
- A minimum 2 years of directly related working experience in research and strategic business planning
- A minimum of 2 years of experience in client relations or partnership work, including familiarity with Project Management processes
- Change Management training or certification and experience in facilitation is an asset
- Knowledge in research, analysis, presenting results, making recommendations, benchmarking and problem solving
- Ability to effectively gather, synthesize, integrate and interpret information from a wide range of resources and perspectives
- Ability to interpret, analyze and make recommendations based on policy, processes, systems and quantitative and qualitative data sets
- Experience with graphic design is considered an asset
- Experience working within a non-profit or public service environment in a partnership based approach is an asset
- Well developed communication skills including verbal, written, presentation and facilitation
- Significant skill and ability in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Applications is required
- Applicants may be tested
We are an equal opportunity employer.
We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.
Up to 1 permanent full-time position
Hours of Work: 33.75 hours per week, Monday - Friday
Salary: $38.705 - $48.357 (Hourly); $66,188.530 - $85,192.940 (Annually)
Recruitment Consultant: NB/CL