Community Partnerships Program Officer

Posted: November 01, 2017

Region: Edmonton or Calgary or Fort McMurray

Status: 6 Month Term

The Canadian Red Cross Society, a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping Canadians, as well as the most vulnerable throughout the world, is seeking a Project Officer, Community Partnerships Program Reporting directly to the manager Community Partnerships Program, the Project Officer, CPP will be to ensure the program meets the planned objectives in a way that maximizes benefit for the affected communities, delivers support that promotes efficiency and effectiveness and ensures internal procedures are in accordance with established protocols and practices for the processing of Community Partnerships Applications received as a component of the Community Organization Partnerships Program.


  • Reviews applications, budgets, work plans, screening documents, checklists, decision papers, memos to ensure information is complete, consistent and fulfills the criteria defined in the Community Organization Partnerships Guidelines & selection criteria.

  • Supports linkages between the Alberta Community Partnerships team and the National Office Programs team with regards to implementation and progress of the grants programs.

  • Organizes and maintains up-to-date logs and reports for each of the grant programs established in the operation (manually or through future grant management system).

  • Responds to requests for information from applicants and provide support with regards to administrative processes or systems.

  • Reviews and enforces the existing community partnerships process is implemented effectively, and identifies challenges in the process with recommended adjustments.

  • Tracks financial totals of approved grants against the funding envelope with support of Finance.

  • Reviews and provides feedback on reports submitted by those receiving funding from the program ensuring compliance to standards and objectives are being met.

  • Attend regular team meetings to review the community partnership applications, provide recommendations on applications and how they meet strategic objectives.

  • Participate in coordination meetings, internal and external, that support the implementation of community partnerships and better ensures what is supported is aligned with community priorities

  • Coordinates and communicates regularly for projects that are cross sector are recognized in coordination structures

  • Works collaboratively with colleagues across the HR team to share best practices and support efficient use of resources.

  • Participates in disaster planning, preparation and response, as required.

  • Contributes to a healthy and safe working environment.

  • Performs other duties, as required.



  • Completion of post secondary education with a minimum of 3 years of job-related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. This position requires a satisfactory Canadian criminal record reference check.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English required

  • Ability to work well and make decisions under stressful conditions

  • An understanding of the role of other agencies in disaster response required, especially community-based organizations and not-for-profit

  • Experience in developing and maintaining working relationships with a broad range from individuals to agencies required

  • Ability to solve complex problems

  • Ability to adapt to changing circumstances in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Strong writing skills

  • Ability to synthesize information from multiple sources

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Ability to influence others

  • Strong customer service skills

  • Ability to handle highly confidential and sensitive matters and information

  • Ability to deal with ambiguity

  • Demonstrates patience and compassion


    Duties are principally conducted at the Canadian Red Cross office in Calary, Edmonton or Fort McMurray. The majority of the work is performed in an environment which is mostly clean and comfortable.

    This position requires a successful Canadian criminal record check.  The Canadian Red Cross Society is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted and this posting will remain open until filled. While we appreciate all responses, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.  Limited travel assistance may be provided for this role for non-local candidates.

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