Partnership Education Program Coordinator - Part Time
Schizophrenia Society of Alberta, Edmonton Branch - Edmonton, AB

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The Partnership Education Program Coordinator is accountable to and reports to the Edmonton Branch Manager and the Provincial Partnership Program Manager, to coordinate the planning, development, growth, implementation and administration of all aspects of the Partnership Education program.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for all aspects of coordinating the program, including liaising regularly with upper levels of management, overseeing all program members, resolving any issues, and maintaining a supportive, boundaried working environment for all staff and members.
  • Solicit educational presentations.
  • Be responsible for the quality and integrity of information placed in the public domain by presenters or performers working in the program.
  • Build positive working connections in the wider community.
  • Raise the professional profile of the organisation in the wider community as a resource.
  • Assist with, or prepare funding applications when required in partnership with the Executive Director/Provincial Director of Development.
  • Prepare Partnership program letters and mail outs detailing services provided by the Partnership Education program and the branch.
  • Schedule presentations and coordinate with members of the Partnership team, booking members to participate in events
  • Respond to questions and comments received from the presentation evaluation forms as required.
  • Oversee and maintain the partnership program payroll and expense forms to submit to accounting.
  • Be responsible for working with accounting to manage the program budget.
  • Ensure the continuing development and expansion of the Partnership Education Program.
  • Oversee and implement the collecting of pre/post tests as required by funders.
  • Track consumer participation and submit data as required by funders.
  • Prepare and deliver detailed reports for the Executive Director and all program funders in a timely and appropriate fashion.
  • Oversee agenda preparation and facilitation of the regular Partnership Education Team meetings.
  • Oversee the maintenance of the filing system and consumer files developed for the Partnership Education office.
  • Present information about the Partnership Education Program at mental health conferences, health fairs and/or workshops.
  • Lead and facilitate training sessions for Presentations and rehearsals of the play.
  • Participate in/facilitate team and staff meetings
  • Communicate and work in partnership with other branches to ensure a consistent service across the province.
  • Participate in branch activities as required
  • Perform other duties as required


  • A combination of education and experience equivalent to a diploma or degree in psychology, social work or similar is preferred.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Direct experience with and demonstrated compassion for and an understanding of the difficulties of those affected by schizophrenia and related disorders.
  • Demonstrated compassion and understanding for family members of a loved one with schizophrenia or a related disorder.
  • A solid knowledge and understanding of schizophrenia and other related disorders is essential.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers for word processing, excel, spreadsheets, email, internet.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, communications (written, verbal), listening, organizing, planning skills.
  • Ability to work with a minimum of supervision.
  • Ability to adapt to day to day work challenges and rapid changes.
  • Ability to manage conflict calmly, and facilitate resolution where necessary.
  • Ability to have open, honest dialogue with SSA management and board.
  • Ability to work with the management and board to improve the ongoing running of the program.
  • Driver’s licence and own vehicle is an asset.