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Business Development Coordinator - Community Futures Wild Rose


Business Development Coordinator:  Strathmore, Alberta

You have a passion for small business.
You are a natural-born coach.

You love creating and delivering presentations.

You live within commutable distance to Strathmore, Alberta.

If these statements describe you… we should talk. You might just be the ideal candidate for our full-time Business Development Coordinator position at Community Futures Wild Rose!

This is an entry-level position, with future growth potential within our organization.  Reporting to and under the guidance of the Executive Director, the Business Development Coordinator will ultimately learn to attract, coach, manage, and guides loan and business development clients to success. The Business Development Coordinator will, in time, be responsible for all aspects of commercial lending, growth of the loan portfolio, business coaching, assessing the feasibility of client business ideas/proposals/plans, and delivering business development courses.

Community Futures Wild Rose is a community-driven, non-profit organization staffed by business professionals and guided by a volunteer Board of Directors. We provide a wide range of small business services and management tools for people wanting to start, expand, franchise, or sell a business. This position is in Strathmore, Alberta with a regional coverage area that includes Acme, Bassano, Beiseker, Carseland, Chestermere, Conrich, Irricana, Langdon, Linden, Rosebud, Three Hills, Trochu, West Carseland and several other hamlets and villages throughout the region.

. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 1-3 years of experience in:

  • A proven history of customer service and demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Pride in being extremely detail oriented.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Proficiency in business math.
  • Advanced MS Excel skills, and an intermediate level of MS Word, MS PowerPoint, Outlook, and MS Teams.
  • Interviewing/listening skills.
  • Relevant work experience in finance and/or customer service would be considered an asset.
  • Business coaching and research skills would be considered assets.
  • Presentation skills and experience in creating and delivering training presentations would be considered an asset.
  • Must have a valid Class 5 Driver’s License, transportation, and be willing to travel.

If you think you are a strong candidate for this role, please tell us why in your cover letter and include your remuneration requirements.

Although this competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found, we will begin assessing applications after Jan. 27, 2023. We will be selecting candidates for interviews at this time, so applications received after that day may not be reviewed.

We thank all applicants for considering this exciting opportunity with Community Futures Wild Rose. We advise that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Community Futures is committed to attracting, engaging, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. As well, your privacy is important to us – please rest assured that all applications will always remain confidential. We do not retain candidate profiles or resumes.

Executive Director - Community Futures Lac La Biche


Executive Director, Lac La Biche, Alberta
You have a passion for rural economic development.
You are a confident and strategic leader.
You have experience leading a dynamic non-profit organization.
You have been referred to as a visionary.     
You have worked with Boards of Directors and Executive Committees.
You are often described as a mentor/teacher/coach.

If these statements describe you, we should talk.  You just might be the ideal candidate to be the next Executive Director at Community Futures Lac La Biche!  

Community Futures Lac La Biche is a non-profit organization that supports local entrepreneurs, businesses, and communities.   We are guided by an 11-person volunteer Board of Directors made up of community representatives and members-at-large from our Region.  The mandate for the Executive Director is Leadership, Advocacy, and Stewardship.  As a champion of the Community Futures mission and assets, your leadership communicates and advocates for the well-being, development, and sustainability of the businesses and communities you represent. 

Our next Executive Director will have the following qualifications:

  • Superior leadership, relationship-building, and interpersonal skills.

  • Refined listening, collaboration, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.

  • Polished business acumen with strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Knowledge of commercial finance and lending.

  • Financial planning and management.

  • Rural Economic Development experience preferred.

  • Governance experience.

  • Effective interest-based conflict management and creative resolution skills.

  • Demonstrated competence in the development, promotion, and delivery of training programs.

  • 5-7 years of business management, preferably in the non-profit sector.

  • Post-secondary degree in Business/Finance or a combination of experience in business and Not-for-Profit management

If you think you’re a strong candidate for this role, please tell us why in your cover letter.  Selected candidates will be screened virtually for primary interviews and finalists will be invited to second-round in-person interviews with the Selection Committee. This position offers a sound compensation package and salary will be commensurate with experience and education.  The successful candidate must live (or is planning to live) within the Lac La Biche region, as no relocation assistance is offered with this role.   The search will continue until the best candidate is found.   To apply:  please send your resume and cover letter (including your compensation requirements) to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We thank all applicants for considering this exciting opportunity with Community Futures.  Please be advised that the Selection Committee will only be contacting those individuals chosen for interview. No phone calls or international applications will be accepted. Community Futures values diversity and is committed to attracting, engaging, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.
As well, your privacy is important to us – please rest assured that all applications will always remain confidential.  We do not retain candidate profiles or resumes.  

Community Economic Development Coordinator - CF Centre West


Community Economic Development Coordinator

Community Futures Centre West (CFCWest) is seeking a professional who can add an innovative perspective to economic growth in a rural environment.

We Make Dreams Happen in Rural Alberta.

You inspire dedication and commitment to excellence. Your organizational skills and applied knowledge of project development, implementation, promotion, and project management is second to none.  As an influencer, you know how to build alliances and relationships to engage clients and community partners to meet the needs of other important stakeholders throughout the region. You are a self starter and can work independently in a semi virtual and flexible work environment. This position is permanent part time (three days a week) with the potential for full time hours.

Our Wish List

  • Superior relationship building, interpersonal skills, and strong written and communication skills.
  • Refined listening, collaboration, problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Proven knowledge of project management, community engagement and solid understanding of grant, proposal and report writing
  • Experience with group presentations (In person & virtual), public speaking and training background will be a strong asset.
  • Strong understanding of entrepreneurial mindset is essential.
  • 4-6 years of project management and community engagement, combined with post secondary certification or degree in the discipline of economic development or related field(s).
  • Promotion & marketing experience, including applied knowledge and experience with social media is a plus.
  • A self starter who can work with limited supervision. 
  • Strong working knowledge of Office 365, Outlook, and other online programs such as Zoom, Skype or Teams and project management software.
  • Must have a valid Class 5 Drivers License and be willing to travel throughout the CFCWest region.

 Interested applicants are asked to email a cover letter and CV (Resume) to Patti-Jay Powell, CFCWest Executive Director by midnight November 4, 2022. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 CFCWest thanks all applicants for applying for this position but only those applicants receiving an interview will be contacted. This posting will stay active until a suitable candidate is found.

*All information sent to CFCWest is collected in compliance with section 33 (c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act. * 

Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow

Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow

Youth Business Programs Return

After some changes due to COVID 19, many annual Community Futures youth entrepreneurship and business-building programs have made a full return across Alberta. 

Community Futures locations are proud to offer a wide range of entrepreneurship programs for school-aged children and up, and encourage entrepreneurial and community spirit.

Programs often provide students with financial literacy skills, mentorship from the business community, and a chance to showcase their passions.

New Funding to Empower Women Entrepreneurs in Rural Alberta

New Funding to Empower Women Entrepreneurs in Rural Alberta

A new provincial initiative is giving rural women entrepreneurs easier access to capital and local support to start or grow a business in their community.

The Alberta Women’s Economic Recovery - Capital Growth Initiative, will be available to provide easier access to loans for women-owned small and medium-sized businesses and help create jobs and diversify the Alberta economy.

The Road to Recovery - Economic Development Awards

The Road to Recovery - Economic Development Awards

We are pleased to share information about two Community Futures member initiatives that have been awarded Community Awards of Excellence from the Economic Developers of Alberta. 

Small Business Relief and Recovery in Alberta

Small Business Relief and Recovery in Alberta

During one of the most significant challenges in our program’s history, the Community Futures network was there to make a difference.

Faced with a global health crisis, teams from across the province connected with thousands of small business owners - And the voice of advocacy for their survival was heard.

Understanding the pressures small businesses were facing, Community Futures quickly became experts in deploying a federal government relief program, the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund.

Responding Through Resilience

Responding Through Resilience

Excerpt from Community Futures Network of Canada - Annual Report 2020-21


As the weeks wore on during the global pandemic, rural and remote businesses needed increasing levels of support, and the Community Futures voice of rural advocacy was heard. 

Introducing the NEW ALBERTACF.COM

Introducing the NEW ALBERTACF.COM

Our new network of websites are mobile-friendly and help guide rural small business owners and entrepreneurs through the steps to success.

Explore the wide range of tools and local support options available at
Community Futures locations across Alberta. 

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Contact Us

Community Futures Network of Alberta
Box 753 – Cochrane, AB T4C 1A9
T: 403-851-9995
Toll free: 1-877-482-3672


About Community Futures

Guidance, support, and financial help for small businesses. Community Futures has been helping rural Alberta entrepreneurs for over 30 years with guidance, business loans, training, and free resources.
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