Home Job Board Manager, Funding & Special Events
|City of St. Albert||
Posted Date: September 5, 2023
Closing Date: September 17, 2023
|Contact||City of St. Albert|
As Alberta’s ‘Botanical Arts City’, St. Albert is a community renowned for its botanical arts, its commitment to a green lifestyle and the cultivation of activities that provide for a well-rounded quality of life. Our employees provide over 70,000 residents with high-quality programs and services and are proud to contribute to making St. Albert one of the best places to live in Canada.
The City of St. Albert’s Recreation and Parks department is recruiting for a Manager, Funding & Special Events who will lead a team that is responsible for the overall strategic and business direction, planning, budgeting and management of departmental business partnerships, organizational grant facilitation, departmental event provision and community event support liaison in alignment with the Recreation Master Plan and corporate guiding documents and policies.
Reporting to the Director, Recreation & Parks, the position oversees engagement with the business community on sales for sponsorship and advertising, lease/contract and vending in recreation facility and amenities. Also managing business/commercial partnerships that support departmental programs, services, events, and facilities.
The Manager is responsible for oversight of civic grant funding in the areas of special events, sport and culture development, environmental initiatives, operational funding, and capital project programs.
The Manager will provide oversight to provision of departmental special events and will oversee processes and implementation for community event supports in alignment with corporate policies. The Manager is also responsible to also liaise with corporate communications to ensure the development and implementation of related marketing and advertising strategies.
The role is also responsible for leading the creation of strategic and business plans for the branch. Requiring an excellent understanding of global guiding documents and policy (Recreation Master Plan, Corporate Business Plan, departmental plans).
• A Degree in business, recreation or a related field combined with greater than five years of related professional experience, including supervisory experience.
• Requires a thorough understanding and knowledge of the work area with the ability to interpret, create and recommend various operational and business practices and procedures towards identified organizational goals.
• Experience in fund development, event management, communications and business development, selection of outside consultants, and working knowledge of negotiating agreements. Experience in business operations and general understanding of private business practices.
• Extensive budget development and analysis experience is required
• Requires skills in report writing, public presentation skills, public engagement skills, negotiation skills, political savvy, ability to handle complex situations with tact and diplomacy and conflict resolution.
• Applicants must possess a valid class 5 driver’s license and a reliable vehicle.
HOURS OF WORK
Compressed work schedule of 72 hours bi-weekly (Monday – Friday, with a regular day off [RDO} every two weeks). The incumbent is occasionally required to be available on evenings and weekends to provide support in case of emergency or to meet operational needs.
$106,624 – $128,576 per annum. In addition, the City of St. Albert offers a comprehensive benefit package including a defined benefit pension plan.
The successful applicant will be required to obtain a satisfactory police information check.
We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
HOW TO APPLY: Qualified applicants are invited to submit their cover letter and resume via the City of St. Albert employment website www.stalbert.ca/employment
The Alberta Recreation & Parks Association would like to acknowledge the First Nations, the Métis, and all of the people across Alberta who share a history and a deep connection with this land. We dedicate ourselves to moving forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in the spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.