Corporate Planning Advisor

business & economic development administration & support
Location: City of St. Albert, AB
Type: full-time
Posted On: Apr 5, 2019
Closing Date: Apr 15, 2019




Organization    City of St. Albert
Strategic Services & Information
Location   28 Mission Avenue, St. Albert
Salary    $74,438 - $90,565 per annum
Closing Date   April 15, 2019
Competition #   19/65


As Alberta's 'Botanical Arts City', St. Albert is a community renowned for its botanical arts, its commitment to a green lifestyle and the cultivation of activities that provide for a wellrounded quality of life. Our employees provide over 66,000 residents with high-quality programs and services and are proud to contribute to making St. Albert one of the best places to live in Canada.
The City of St. Albert is seeking to hire a Corporate Planning Advisor who will support the organization in navigating integrated business planning processes. This position is responsible for delivering a full scope of activities in support of the corporate business planning cycle, including assisting client Departments in the development of business plans and performance metrics. As a key resource for the Corporate Planning branch, the position will be provided an opportunity to build and design corporate planning processes. As a trusted advisor, this position will provide a significant amount of advice and direction around the development of the department business plans, and thus the incumbent requires skill and ability in facilitation as well as the ability to build strategic network and partnerships.
Reporting to the Manager, Corporate Planning, the Advisor will:
  • Apply their knowledge and skills to the design, implementation and support of corporate planning systems.
  • Provide strategic business advice and support to client departments.
  • Conduct research and implement best practices and procedures.
  • Foster and maintain strong working relationships across the organization.


The role is well suited to an individual with excellent communication, facilitation, and interpersonal skills, that can build networks and partnerships throughout the organization. To excel in this role, you must be able to facilitate a variety of stakeholders through strategic thinking that supports and contributes to organizational goals and outcomes. The individual we seek is a natural leader, who can manage diverse needs and is adaptable to change

  • An undergraduate degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field combined with a minimum of three years of experience in designing and coordinating organizational processes such as business planning, performance measurement, and corporate reporting. A minimum of five years of experience will be required in combination with a Diploma.
  • A good understanding of, and skill, in facilitation, strategic planning, business planning, performance measurement, process design, reporting, research, change management, policy development and analytical techniques.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with diversified audiences, with proven results (informing and listening effectively).
  • Strategic thinker with proven ability to translate thinking to action and impact.
  • Strong critical thinking, consensus-building and influencing skills.
  • Ability to build strategic networks and partnerships with internal stakeholders.
  • Fully conversant in the use of Microsoft Office applications (including Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
We offer a compressed schedule of 72 hours bi-weekly (Monday - Friday, 8:00 – 5:00 with a regular day off [RDO] every two weeks).
$74,438 - $90,565 per annum. In addition, the City of St. Albert offers a generous and comprehensive benefit package.
The successful applicant will be required to obtain a satisfactory police information check.
Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume via the City of St. Albert employment website:
April 15, 2019
We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.