Legislative and Corporate Initiatives Coordinator – Town of Edson

28 June 2023

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605 – 50th Street
P.O. Box 6300 Edson, AB T7E 1T7

Legislative and Corporate Initiatives Coordinator 

Job Type: Policy / Planning / Research
Organization: Town of Edson
Competition Number: EDSOM-202305
Closing date: Jul 12, 2023

Job Description
Our incredible team at the Town of Edson is looking for a Legislative and Corporate Initiatives Coordinator to join our community-motivated organization. We are a town focused on celebrating the local; proud of our pioneering history; supportive of our neighbors and invested in the vibrancy of our recreational and cultural programming. 

We know that the success of our organization is dependent on our people, and we are seeking an experienced and knowledgeable professional to fill the vital this vital role. This position supports the advancement of strategic priorities, corporate planning, and government relations and works closely with internal and external stakeholders, including the public.
This role is best suited for an individual with extensive experience in project management as well as practical knowledge in the development, implementation, and monitoring of communications and governmental strategies.

The Candidate
We are looking for a motivated individual that has a high level of understanding of the municipal policy and legislative framework. It is critical for the candidate to have the ability to develop and maintain effective, functional relationships while having excellent communication and strong organizational skills.

Our ideal candidate leads with a forward-thinking approach that contributes to a team environment, is skilled in research, has highly developed writing, editing, and verbal skills, and is proficient with policy development. There is a requirement to possess reasonable fluency in the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook & PowerPoint), and to have the capacity to learn other systems and platforms that may be necessary in the position.

In addition to the above, we require applicants to possess:

  • Post-Secondary Certificate, Diploma, or Degree in Public Administration or a related field
  • Completion of or working towards a National Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration (NACLAA) Level I or II or Certified Local Government Manager (CLGM) designation is preferred.
  • 3-5 years of progressively responsible municipal work experience, preferably with a focus on Legislative Services
  • Experience in a political environment and in government relations is considered an asset.

About the Town of Edson and our team
Edson’s growth over the years is based on the rich natural resources in the region. We have a steady and viable economy now and into the future. Enjoy the vast and beautiful trail system throughout the community, take in some local history at the Galloway Station Museum, enjoy some of the great recreation and culture programs offered through our Community Development team and embrace a lifestyle that lets you reconnect with the things that matter the most.

We may be biased, but we think that our team is really special, and we are looking for the right fit! Every person in the Town of Edson works with a community pride that is hard to replicate elsewhere. Working with this team is so much more than bringing a skill, it is bringing a passion and dedication to the service you deliver while taking pride in what you do every day.

The wage range for this position is $81,500 to $97,500 per year. Candidate placement within the range during the first six months on the job is dependent on experience and available budget.

What do we offer?
This position also offers a robust benefits package, which includes:

  • A generous vacation package.
  • A $400/year Active Living Allowance.
  • Sunlife benefits through Alberta Municipalities.
  • An excellent defined-benefit pension plan through LAPP.

Application Return
How do you apply?

Send us a resume and a cover letter by 4:00 pm, July 12, 2023. In that cover letter, please tell us who you arewhat you value, and why you want to step into this position. Please note that we will be actively screening applications for this role and may hold interviews before the closing date.

Please send your cover letter and resume to:
Email:  humanresources@edson.ca
Be sure to quote Competition Number: EDSOM-202305