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    Kelly Allen-Pitchko
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    Project Coordinator
    Province-wide Initiative Development Imagine Citizens Network (ICN) is a non-profit Alberta-based, independent, citizen-led organization whose focus is on the priorities of citizens in the healthcare system.

    About ICN

    Created in 2015, we are a group of passionate citizens committed to improvements in healthcare through a process that values and embraces citizens as partners in shaping the future. We collaborate to improve the future of our collective health. Leadership of ICN is by volunteers, supported by several part time contract staff who play a key role in our success.

    We are seeking a highly organized ‘people person’ to help lay the foundations for a new group of individuals committed to improving the health of their communities. The successful incumbent will work with a group of passionate and committed volunteers from around the province to design and introduce the ICN Connectors initiative. The ICN Connectors initiative will be a part of a larger collaborative effort that is moving ahead to mobilize health and digital health literacy work that ICN has been co-leading for six years. By building internal capacity within communities and providing pathways for communities to share their issues, needs, and strengths ICN and ICN Connectors will build strong relationships that will help amplify unheard communities’ voices and focus efforts on health outcomes that matter most to Albertans. There are several other experienced organizations who are bringing assets to the table with ICN to accomplish these goals.

    Job Location
    The successful incumbent can live anywhere in Alberta and will work from their home office.

    Core Responsibilities
    • Provide overall coordination of activities needed to design and introduce the ICN Connectors initiative in Alberta.
    • Schedule and provide administrative support for project specific meetings: Multipartner Steering Committee, ICN Connectors Internal Working Group; other.
    • Complete reporting and communications activities to ensure that involved parties are up to date on progress, timelines, deliverables, risks and issues.
    o Attend and report at monthly ICN Operations Meetings.
    • Maintain document library for ICN Connectors initiative on MS Teams.
    • Work closely with and take direction from the designated ICN Volunteer Lead for the

    ICN Connectors initiative.
    • Support ICN Connectors project volunteers so they can effectively participate in the virtual work platforms (MS Teams).
    • Help to organize and support ICN Community Conversations.

    Day to day activities:
    • Daily (weekdays, generally) electronic communications (e.g., email, MS Teams, etc.)
    • Attend meetings of Steering Committee, ICN Connectors Internal Working Group, ICN Operations, one on one with ICN Connectors Volunteer Lead (~10 hours per
    month)
    • Provide administrative support (scheduling, agenda development in collaboration with volunteer leader, package development, note taking) for project specific
    meetings (~10 hours per month)
    • Frequent interaction with volunteers, community, and health organization stakeholders.

    • 20 hours per week (80 hours per month) maximum.
    • Limited evening/weekend work.

    Reporting relationship
    The incumbent will work very closely with the ICN Connectors Volunteer Lead and will report formally for contract purposes to the ICN Executive Director. The content and vision of the work will be guided by the Multi-partner Steering Committee and will build upon the work of the iKNOW Health program, initially.

    Qualifications and Skills
    • Excellent people skills (in person and via digital communication platforms)
    • Experience in community action and/or volunteer roles
    • Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline plus work experience and/or equivalent experience
    • Patience for working in a complex environment that evolves rapidly.
    • A moderate to high degree of comfort working within the O365 and MS Teams virtual platforms.
    • Able to work independently but can ask for guidance as required.
    • Has experience working in a volunteer environment (as a volunteer or someone who coordinates work with volunteers).
    • Has demonstrated ability to ensure volunteer/other resources can be mobilized effectively.
    • Experience working to improve health equity (in rural, ethnocultural, or other
    communities, etc.) or a demonstrated knowledge of these concepts.

    While not required the following would be distinct assets:
    • Familiarity with ZOHO (or a similar relationship management software)
    • One or more languages in addition to English.

    Compensation
    This is a one-year contract for a part time position with an hourly wage range of $35-45 (depending on experience and qualifications). It is expected that up to 80 hours/month will be required.

    Benefits
    • Flexible hours of work. The candidate will need to attend meetings on specific days and times; however, a portion of this work could be done at the incumbent’s choice of day and time.
    • Meeting and working with a diverse group of community leaders.
    • Helping to lead health innovation and change in Alberta.

    Closing Date October 22, 2021.

    Availability as soon as possible or as negotiated.

    Candidates: submit the following required documents to don@imaginecitizens.ca
    • CV with key accomplishments, relevant education, and work and volunteer
    experience.
    • Cover letter describing why you are interested in this position.
    • Business registration number, contingent on contract finalization.

    Your interest is greatly appreciated. While all applications will be considered carefully,
    only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

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