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Workforce Partnerships Coordinator position-Women Building Futures (WBF)

Workforce Partnerships Coordinator

We are a team of driven, passionate people looking to make positive change in the world. Women Building Futures (WBF) is a non-profit organization headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta. Our mission is to foster economic security for women facing barriers to entry in a workforce where they are traditionally underrepresented. We offer programs and support services to help unemployed and underemployed women explore and connect to careers that pay above a living wage.  Careers that not only support their own security but often that of their children.  We take pride in the transformative change our connections bring to women, families, and communities. Career opportunities with WBF are open to all genders. Candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences are encouraged to apply.


Women Building Futures is hiring for the role of Workforce Partnerships Coordinator in Edmonton or Calgary. This is a full time, permanent role with the ability to work from home. Reporting to the Senior Manager, Workforce Partnerships, the successful applicant will be the first point of contact for new partners looking to engage with WBF and will support our Industry Relations partners and programming.


Key Responsibilities

  • First point of contact for new industry relationships and connection point for industry partners.

  • Identify and refer industry connections to the Industry or Alumni Relations teams, where there is employment potential or interest to support the core mission of

  • Work closely with Workforce Partnerships Lead & Senior Manager to support inbox and calendar management, and expense reports.

  • Act as a key resource to the Senior Manager, Workforce Partnerships and the department. In doing so, you will plan and arrange meetings, prepare meeting documents, and liaise on implementing strategic priorities. You will research and synthesize information to prepare briefing notes, meeting materials, and related reports. You will schedule meetings with internal stakeholders to share committee meeting outcomes, documentation, and action items.

  • Work collaboratively all members of the Government and Stakeholder Relations Teams including, Industry Relations, Community and Indigenous Relations and Strategic Partnerships.

  • Support and execute on internal processes for cross department coordination of impact reporting for funders.

  • Maintain WBF’s databases including account and contact profiles, meetings, history and feedback for reporting and planning

  • Coordinate meetings and logistics for guest speakers, students, and employers, first employment earned referrals and site tours.

  • Coordinate employer calls/meetings and prepare information packages for the Employer of Choice membership program.

  • Support Industry & Alumni Relations with onboarding of new team members.

  • Support and participate in local external engagements, and possibly other locations in Alberta, as needed.

  • Attend WBF events in the local area, as needed.


Skills and Abilities

  • Proven ability to build and maintain strong professional relationships.

  • Ability to make promises that you deliver on, while striving to offer the highest level of support to all stakeholders.

  • Flexible; able to address the challenges faced by industry partners- sometimes outside of business hours.

  • Ability to handle sensitive discussions with a strong understanding of customer service and urgency.

  • Strong understanding of customer service and sense of urgency.

  • Strong problem-solving skills comfortability in a fast-paced work environment with shifting priorities.

  • Ability to have in person meetings as well as virtual on a variety of platforms such as Teams, Zoom, Google etc.

  • Alignment with WBF’s values and culture, including a commitment to continuous learning, and creating safe, inclusive workplaces with respect for all employees, applicants, students, and stakeholders.


Education and Experience

  • 2+ years of proven experience in industry or the non-for-profit sector.

  • Diploma or degree in a related field (e.g., fund development, business, marketing, communications, public relations, community investment) is an asset.

  • Exposure to social purpose or non-profit organizations.

  • Knowledgeable with Microsoft Programs such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Previous experience with Raisers Edge is considered an asset.

Competition is open until December 13, 2023 with a start date of early January. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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