City : Banff
Category : Program Administration
Industry : Charitable and Non-profit
Employer : Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity aims to inspire everyone who attends our campus – artists, leaders, and thinkers – to unleash their creative potential.
We acknowledge, with deep respect and gratitude, our home on the side of Sacred Buffalo Guardian Mountain. In the spirit of respect and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Banff area, known as “Minhrpa” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “the waterfalls”) and the Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw, Chiniki, and Goodstoney Nations – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Shuswap Nations, Ktunaxa Nations, and Metis Nation of Alberta, Region 3. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play, help us steward this land, and honour and celebrate this place.
The Contract Administrator supports various teams at Banff Centre in administrative tasks related to contract management. This includes coordinating contracts for faculty and speakers, managing agreements with external stakeholders, developing and implementing new processes, and training new employees. Confidentiality and discretion are paramount due to handling sensitive information, with a focus on upholding Banff Centre's brand and programs.
- Prepare agreements that support post-secondary learning activities that include faculty and speaker agreements, elder agreements, honorariums, liability waivers, photo/recording release and licensing agreements, and property loans.
- Maintain a library of approved agreements and contracts that are in compliance with current Banff Centre policies and procedures, industry standard best practice, current copyright legislation, Freedom of Information Protection and Privacy (FOIP), Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and other applicable regulations.
- Ensure final copies of signed agreements are appropriately archived and adhere to a records retention and management schedule in compliance with FOIP, CRA, legal and archival standards.
- Conduct regular training sessions to ensure program delivery specialists and program/production managers, and directors are apprised of any changes to CRA, IRCC or other regulations that may impact their stakeholders.
- Provide accurate documentation and instruction to assist international faculty in the navigation of CRA’s online resources to apply for applicable tax waivers.
- Remain current on immigration rules and regulations to ensure faculty are provided with accurate pre-arrival information and border arrival paperwork to ensure they are entering and working in Canada legally and any possible risk to Banff Centre is mitigated.
- Administer the terms of the contract including the processing of fee payments, reimbursement of expenses, booking travel, confirming accommodations, and coordination of meal plans.
- Ensure all appropriate Government of Canada documentation is obtained and/or completed, e.g., Social Insurance Numbers (SIN), work permits, IRCC compliance fee payments, etc.
- Process room bookings for on-campus faculty and sessional directors.
- Once a program has ended, reconcile agreements, collect all relevant billable activities from the Admissions Office and program/production managers and submit invoices and payments to Finance.
- Ensure all contract-related payments are processed in a timely manner.
- Prepare annual TD4 reports, statistical, financial, and administrative reports as required.
- Assist Arts and Leadership Program Directors in the processing of accruals and deferrals for all faculty related expenses.
Qualification and Educational Requirements
- 3+ years’ experience in an office support role, preferably in a non-profit organization, financial office, or within a company’s corporate responsibility department.
- Bachelor’s degree, post-secondary diploma, certification and/or equivalent work experience, preferably in the arts, business administration, non-profit administration experience is an asset.
- Excellent interpersonal and client services skills; a self-starter.
- Ability to achieve goals in a self-directed manner.
- Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.
- Advanced and demonstrated computer skills working in a Microsoft Office environment.
- An appreciation of, and participation in, the arts, leadership, and mountain cultures or similar disciplines.
Employment Terms & Benefits
- In accordance with CUPE 4318, this is a unionized, salaried support staff position, subject to a 6-month probation period.
- The salary for this position is between $55,016 to $57,761 per year depending on experience, working 40 hours per week.
- Benefits of working at Banff Centre are:
- Transitional staff housing options (Based on availability)
- A hybrid work environment (following the 6 month probation period)
- Alberta Blue Cross health benefits
- Defined benefit pension plan
- Employee Assistance Program
- Staff cafeteria and restaurant discounts (at Maclab Bistro and Vistas)
- Onsite fitness facility at a discounted rate – first month free for new members! (includes pool, climbing wall and gym.)
- Professional development
- Free or reduced admission to select Banff Centre performance and events.
- We are currently accepting applications for the Contract Administrator position until 11:59pm MST on March 1, 2024
- Please include a cover letter demonstrating how your experience translates to this position and why you are interested in joining Banff Centre.
- Candidates offered a position with Banff Centre, in this capacity, will be required to obtain a criminal record check verifying a clear record before a final job offer can be finalized.
- Visa Requirements: Candidates must be legally eligible to work in Canada. Banff Centre is unable to assist candidates in obtaining Canadian work authorization.