Resource Development Coordinator


Kickstand’s mission is to transform the way that young people (12-25yo) in Alberta access services and to ensure that young people and their families/caregivers are being provided with evidence-based and trauma-informed health, mental health, and social services. Kickstand is founded on an integrated youth services model, which seeks to bring together a range of primary care, mental health, substance use and social services, all under one roof. Our work is predicated on intentional partnerships with the philanthropic community, research institutions and community-based, youth-serving organizations across Alberta. We hope to transform access to care by aligning existing youth services in such a way that young people and their families/caregivers can experience every door as the right door, as they navigate Alberta’s health system.

Kickstand is for young people, but we know that many young people have family members and caregivers who want to help them every step of the way. In other words, engaging and working alongside families/caregivers is a core pillar of the organization. 


Reporting to the Service Innovation & Implementation Lead, Resource Development Coordinator functions as part of a team working to lead the implementation of a provincial integrated youth services initiative. Kickstand’s Provincial Implementation Team is tasked with the successful exploration, development, implementation, and evaluation of a network of Kickstand centres. This work is predicated, and relies heavily, on intentional partnerships and the collective impact that is required to transform access to care for young people and their families/caregivers. This position is responsible for initiating, developing, and producing resources required to facilitate successful provincial implementation and organizational development in addition to supporting Kickstand’s strategic objectives.

The Resource Development Coordinator works collaboratively with Kickstand’s Provincial Implementation Team members and stakeholders to achieve these goals and deliverables and will ensure a co-design approach with meaningful, quality feedback and engagement with young people and families/caregivers.


  • Support the development of virtual and community-based Kickstand centres through resource development activities
  • Organize, implement, and track relevant training opportunities for the provincial implementation team as well as for current and future Kickstand locations
  • Use practical tools and processes to facilitate interest and capture and amplify stakeholder input
  • Advance the understanding and successful implementation of integrated youth services within communities by creating resources that can be utilized by diverse audiences, developed with special intention to principles of equity, diversity, inclusion and decolonization
  • Work autonomously while maintaining alignment, accountability and collaboration with other key members of the team and monitor and report progress on the status of assigned duties against timelines and project plans
  • Build and maintain professional competency with knowledge translation, implementation and facilitation processes with a solid base and range of methods
  • Contribute to the implementation of effective processes to ensure success and to assess risks, identify risk mitigation strategies, and monitor risk throughout the life cycle of the program plan
  • Embrace Kickstand’s values and approach to wellness i.e., collaborative, trustworthy, respectful, dynamic, responsive and approachable
  • Model a positive professional attitude, acting with integrity and modelling neutrality and cultural humility, create and sustain a participatory environment ensuring inclusiveness and creativity, with good communication and managing conflict.


Education, Training and Experience

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a discipline related to Health Care, Non-Profit Management, Community Development, Policy, or Leadership and at least two (2) years of experience in the non-profit sector including experience working with multi-stakeholder processes creating and delivering knowledge mobilization assets and resources, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Experience working with Indigenous-led organizations, Indigenous communities and/or Indigenous people, experience delivering client-centred care, or experience working with or in an integrated youth services initiative would be considered strong assets.
  • Valid Alberta Driver’s License required. Access to a personal vehicle for business-related purposes is preferred.

Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of systems and processes related to community development, governance models, distributed leadership, government and nonprofit partnerships, communications, and non-profits
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations, policies, programs, and services including within Alberta healthcare and social service systems
  • Exceptional group facilitation and communication skills including demonstrated professionalism, tact, good judgment, and diplomacy in interactions with senior leaders, both internally and within the community
  • Comfortable communicating formally, informally, in groups and one-on-one
  • Ability to obtain and share information, ideas, and problems and ask for advice, support, and feedback
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships, work flexibly across professional and operational boundaries and communicate professionally with internal and external stakeholders at all levels
  • Relationship-centred with a get-it-done attitude and working hands-on when required
  • Able to define expectations for self and others and the act to fulfill these expectations (self-reflect, monitor, and correct own actions)
  • Self-motivated and flexible, with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment of frequent change and ambiguous landscape
  • Proven commitment to promoting and supporting a psychologically safe workplace
  • Excellent computer skills required (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint)
  • Ability and willingness to travel on a regular basis to communities throughout Alberta

Additional Information about the Role

  • Compensation will depend on experience and fit for the position. ($68,000-$73,000 annual salary plus benefits)
  • This is a hybrid position with some required in-person meetings and flexibility to work from home.
  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change when required.

To apply for this position, please e-mail your CV and cover letter to hiring@mykickstand.ca

We encourage those who identify as BIPOC, 2SLGBTQ+, and people with disabilities to join us for this opportunity. We are committed to structuring Kickstand in an equitable and just manner to ensure those working at Kickstand represent the diverse, vibrant nature of individuals in Alberta.

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