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Saskatoon Program Coordinator

 The Saskatchewan Writers' Guild is seeking a part-time Program Coordinator for its Saskatoon office.

The Program Coordinator is responsible for the development and coordination of SWG programs and services in Saskatoon and for publicizing Guild programs in that community. The Coordinator will establish and maintain productive partnerships with stakeholders and other relevant organizations and provide project support as necessary. 

 Knowledge of the literary arts scene is Saskatoon and the province is a must, as is someone who has experience in program design, delivery and evaluation. This position will appeal to an energetic self-starter with excellent outgoing interpersonal, time management and organizational skills. Of prime importance is the the ability to take initiative, multitask, and be resourceful. Access to a vehicle is of prime importance as is the ability to plan, prioritize, budget, and meet deadlines. Knowledge of marketing and public relations is beneficial for success in this position. 

 This 20 hour/week position offers excellent benefits. Closing date for application is February 22, 2013.

 Applications can be made to info@skwriter.com or to SWG, Box 3986, Regina, SK S4P 3R9.

Job Description- Saskatoon Program Coordinator

 Accountability/Performance Review

The Saskatoon Program Coordinator reports to the Executive Director and works closely with the Program Manager and as needed with other programmers. The Executive Director reviews his/her performance. 


Brief Summary of Responsibilities

The Saskatoon Program Coordinator is responsible for the development, implementation, and coordination of SWG programs and services in Saskatoon and for marketing and publicizing Guild programs in that community. The coordinator will establish and maintain productive partnerships with stakeholders, other relevant organizations, and the literary community, and provide project support as necessary.

 Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the implementation, management, and evaluation of program activity in accordance with SWG policies and practices
  • Ensures prudent fiscal management in the preparation and administration of the program budgets which fall within his/her area of responsibility
  • Prepares grant applications and follow-up reports as appropriate, maintaining liaison with granting agencies as necessary
  • Promotes locally developed and provincial programs to Saskatoon audiences using the appropriate means of communications in Saskatoon
  • Liaises with the Program Manager and other SWG programmers to ensure coordination of and publicity for SWG programming in Saskatoon

Support & Representation

  • Provides support to locally-based Guild activities
  • Represents Guild at relevant Saskatoon meetings, conferences and events
  • Provides advice and guidance to the Executive Director as required
  • Other duties as assigned

Key Competencies

Program Delivery

  • Experience in program design, delivery, and evaluation
  • Knowledge of marketing and public relations
  • Experience in networking and working with diverse stakeholders
  • Familiarity with InDesign and Photoshop are an asset

Administrative Skills

  • Must have the ability to plan, prioritize, budget and meet deadlines
  • Must have experience with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Must have budgeting and financial reporting experience
  • Must have grant writing experience

Communication Skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are required to develop and manage productive partnerships with members, stakeholders and other community organizations
  • A sound knowledge of public communications practices and techniques is required

Service Orientation

  • Must demonstrate responsive service to the changing needs of stakeholder groups, members, funders, and other staff
  • Networking and socializing skills are an asset

Personal Characteristics 

  • Ability to establish priorities and to work independently with little supervision
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with internal and external partners
  • Ability to work independently and manage a single person operation and collaboratively in a team environment as required
  • Ability to adapt to changing environments with tact and good judgement
  • Must make clear and timely decisions in the best interests of the Guild
  • Excellent interpersonal, time management, problem solving and organizational skills

Assets & Requirements

  • Available to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends
  • Driver's license and access to a vehicle
  • Knowledge of current challenges and opportunities relating to the writing community in Saskatoon
  • Knowledge of provincial and national literary scene
  • Already familiar and involved with Saskatoon and/or the Saskatchewan writing community
  • Experience in working with volunteers





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