Urban Planning Assistant


This position will support the Federation’s Urban Planner in the delivery of service to our member organizations. The position will involve monitoring city policy, researching best practices, drafting documents and letters, as well as answering planning questions from our community members via phone and email.  In addition, this role will provide the public interface for the ActivateYYC program, supporting groups to develop community-based placemaking initiatives.


Assistant to the Planner:

  • Support the delivery of workshops by preparing materials, organizing food, setting up the space, etc.
  • Monitor on a weekly basis the City of Calgary website for planning related developments
  • Research and provide design support to resources that are currently under development
  • Develop social media content to ensure mutual sharing of relevant planning information
  • Within the work day, respond to requests for support
  • Assist in maintaining community boundary and contact information
  • Organize the Urban Planning Committee meetings and take minutes


  • Develop a communications plan and related collateral to launch ActivateYYC2.0
  • Collaborate with the other partners to ensure continuity
  • Answer calls and support groups to apply for ActivateYYC2.0
  • Organize the grants committee to review ActivateYYC2.0 applications and formally communicate with applicants regarding the outcome of their microgrant
  • Attend ActivateYYC initiatives and compile placemaking stories
  • Support up to four groups “activating” their placemaking projects

Administrative responsibilities

  • Develop a workplan and metrics for the position and update monthly
  • Update the communications database daily
  • Prepare and provide summary reports of programs, services and connections, including recommendations for future improvement and change
  • Take actions to minimize risks and maximize opportunities for the organization
  • Work with staff to ensure brand elements are maintained
  • Work with other staff to ensure that timely information is circulated, and posted online
  • Provide monthly board reports to Executive Director
  • Other duties as required


  • 4th year student in Urban Studies, Planning or Environmental Design
  • Asset if you are enrolled in your master’s degree


This is a term full-time position, starting as soon as possible and ending no later than August 30, 2019.

Monday to Thursday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm and Fridays 9:00 am to noon.  Some evening and weekend work.


Apply with a resume and salary expectations to:

Leslie Evans, Executive Director

Federation of Calgary Communities

110 720 28th Avenue NE

Calgary, AB  T2E 6R3



Monday, April 15, 2019




As a public practice, the auditor will perform independent audits for non-profit and
charitable organizations. Working as a team of public practices, the auditor(s) will
provide a low cost professional service to not-for-profits in Calgary.


Audit Services

  • Plan and perform audits of Federation of Calgary Communities member not-for-profit organizations
  • Perform testing for compliance to regulatory bodies
  • Ensure the completion of audit working papers and audit programs
  • Recommend operational controls and process improvements
  • Determine solutions that add value to client organizations
  • Communicate findings directly to clients
  • Mentoring, coaching and supervision of the audit support staff

Consultation and Educational Services

  • Plan, develop, implement (or ensure implementation) and evaluate relevant workshops and seminars on financial management, fund raising and grants acquisition
  • Recruit, screen, train and evaluate any resources required for workshops or seminars
  • Write articles of interest and value to not-for-profits


  • At least 2 years at a Manager level in an audit firm
  • Proficiency in Caseware, Caseview, Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of Simply Accounting, Quickbooks and other off the shelf accounting programs an asset
  • Excellent oral and written communication, organization, and time management skills
  • Experience in public speaking and group facilitation
  • Ability to work effectively independently, or as part of a team and able to build positive working relationships


  • Recognized accounting designation required
  • Completion of ICAA PARC course
  • Ability and willingness to establish a practice public accounting firm
  • Not-for-profit and/or charity audit experience


40 hours per week with some evening and weekend work
Compressed work week available, with flexible hours
Overtime during some peak is expected


The Federation offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.
Please note that only candidates invited for a preliminary interview will be contacted.


For all jobs, please apply directly to the Executive Director via email


Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed, but are not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required.
Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

Last Modified: April 4, 2019