Certification Coordinator


Cando is a National non-profit Indigenous community-based organization that devotes its activities towards building and strengthening Indigenous economies, providing education, training, certification, professional development and networking opportunities for Economic Development Officers (EDOs) working in Indigenous communities or organizations.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Certification Coordinator position is responsible for coordinating, preparing, facilitating, and monitoring all activities related to the Cando Certification Process. Working in collaboration with the Executive Director, the Certification Coordinator will be responsible for guiding candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences from across Canada through the successful completion of the Certified Aboriginal Economic Developer Process at either the Technician or Professional Level. This position provides counselling, advice and information regarding the process to interested individuals, maintains regular contact with candidates, and guides candidates through the certification process by performing transcript reviews, individual assessments, and developing Certification Learning Plans. This will include the administration and coordination of all training hosted by Cando and delivered by external service providers.

The position will be required to develop and maintain professional relationships with partners, stakeholders, business, industry, educational institutions, training centres, and community organizations provincially and nationally in order to identify and assess training needs and opportunities. One of the key priorities for this position will be creating and implementing Cando's Certification Maintenance Policy & Procedures to ensure ongoing professional development and Certification renewal process for all graduates. The position will also be required to maintain all administration, materials, equipment, contact management system, and general duties associated with certification and service delivery to Cando members.


Planning, Coordination & Delivery of Training Programs

  • Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Relationship Management
  • Administration & General Duties


Post-secondary education in a related field (adult education, business administration, economics, human services) or a combination of experience and training.

  • Knowledge and a strong functional ability to use multiple tools, resources, and techniques to facilitate adult training courses in classrooms and virtually is essential.
  • 3 to 5 years of prior training experience, supported by the knowledge and understanding of businesses, economic development, and education.
  • Experience in the design, delivery, administration, and coordination of training programs, seminars, and courses is required.
  • Experience working with Indigenous businesses and communities is an asset.


Demonstrated ability to build relationships and professional rapport

  • Strong business, financial, and entrepreneurial acumen
  • Client and member centered focus
  • Strong listening and comprehension skills
  • Strong organization and planning ability
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to facilitate groups of adults
  • Self-motivated with ability to work independently
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible with changing environments and scenarios
  • Strong computer literacy & usage skills (Outlook, Microsoft Word, Excel, Access)
  • Valid driver's license and ability to travel

Salary is commensurate with education and related experience. Relocation costs (if applicable) are the responsibility of the successful applicant.  Please note that this position is located in Edmonton, Alberta.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

Deadline for applications: August 25, 2017.

Please forward your cover letter & resume to the attention of Svitlana Konoval, Manager - Administrative Services at svitlana.konoval@edo.ca

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