Regional Planning Coordinator

Posted Date: May 11, 2022
Application Deadline: Jun 1, 2022

Leads ABMI regional planning initiatives and Community-based Monitoring and Engagement (CBME) with Indigenous Communities.

Status: Open

Competition No. - S104847878
Posting Date - May 11, 2022
Closing Date - Jun 01, 2022
Hourly Rate - $29.96 - $41.07
Grade -09
Hours - 40


This competition is open to all applicants; however, internal candidates and applicants who were former employees of the University of Alberta in the past 18 months will be given priority consideration before external candidates. Please indicate your internal status using the "Advertisement" drop down menu when applying.

This position is a part of the Non-Academic Staff Association (NASA).

This position has an end date of 1 year less 1 day from the date of hire.


Work primarily takes place at North Campus Edmonton.

Working for the University of Alberta

The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.

The University of Alberta is teeming with change makers, community builders, and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day. We are home to more than 40,000 students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate programs, over 13,000 faculty and staff, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for over a decade.

Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross section of people—from our students and stakeholders, to our renowned researchers and innovators who are quite literally curing diseases, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger, and more just.

Position Summary

Working in the ABMI's Operations Centre, the Regional Planning Coordinator is responsible for supporting the creation and delivery of ABMI products and services related to provincial planning initiatives such as the Land Use Framework, watershed planning, and municipal planning. This position also leads the ABMI's Indigenous Community-Based Monitoring and Engagement Unit.This work involves building relationships with Indigenous communities across the province, and working collaboratively to scope and deliver projects with Indigenous community partners. 


Client Liaison and Market Development

  • Leads and facilitates development of ABMI’s role in regional planning initiatives as outlined in the Institute’s Business Plan.

Leads and Manages

  • Provides leadership and expertise related to the creation and delivery of ABMI data and knowledge products related to land-use planning and the provincial natural resource management system. There is a particular emphasis on the development of the monitoring function of the Biodiversity Management Frameworks under the Land-use Framework.

Directs and Undertakes Project Work

  • Working independently, with ABMI staff, or other ABMI collaborators, the Regional Planning Coordinator will conduct necessary project work.

Supports Knowledge Dissemination and Stakeholder Engagement

  • Facilitates direct and indirect understanding of ABMI data with environmental resource managers, policy analysts, and stakeholders.

Minimum Qualifications

  • B.Sc. degree in biological sciences or related discipline
  • Greater than 3 years working experience in the field of ecology or natural resource management with excellent organizational, writing and interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Relevant education and experience (ecological data knowledge and experience);
  • Experience with Environmental data analysis
  • Experience with Geographic Information Systems
  • Long-term career interest in promoting sustainable resource management;
  • Self motivated;
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills;
  • A proactive approach to managing problems;
  • Ability to adapt and evolve as required;
  • An interest in learning


Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

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