• Position: Strategist, Events & Engagement
  • Location: API Headquarters (4000 – 10230 Jasper Ave), On-site
  • Term: Permanent, Full-Time, On-Site
  • Annual Salary Range: $56,000.00- $87,000.00
  • Reporting Manager: Director, Engagement & Brand

We are actively seeking a dynamic and experienced Strategist, Events & Engagement to lead the planning and execution of events and audience engagement initiatives. Responsibilities include planning and executing API events, facilitating cross-functional collaboration, contributing to event promotion strategies, and reporting on event metrics. The role involves managing event vendors, owning event-related budgets, identifying strategic speaking opportunities, and consulting on trade shows and other audience engagement initiatives.

Applied Pharmaceutical Innovation (API) brings life-saving research to the real world by helping life science innovators bridge the gap between academic research and commercial product development. We are driven, compassionate, and laser focused on making a dramatic positive impact with everything we undertake.

 When you join API, you are part of a rapidly growing team that is creating collaborative opportunities to commercialize Canadian life sciences discoveries, increasing the amount of commercial research and development in the country, and supporting Alberta as a key pillar in Canada’s life sciences sector.

Key Responsibilities, include but are not limited to:

  • Plan and execute API events and audience engagement initiatives including Life Sciences Week, press conferences, and other activations where the API brand is represented.
  • Own event-related budgets, negotiate with event vendors, and manage vendor relationships.
  • Facilitate cross-functional collaboration, keeping both internal and external stakeholders accountable to event planning and execution milestones.
  • Collaborate closely with other members of the Engagement & Brand team to develop and execute event promotion strategies, ensuring events are produced in alignment with API’s brand guidelines and objectives.
  • Collect, evaluate, and report on event and engagement metrics, analyzing data and providing recommendations for continuous improvement.
  • Remain up to date on life sciences events and ecosystem activities to identify strategic speaking, thought leadership, and audience engagement opportunities to position API as a leader in the sector.
  • Provide support and consultation to other departments attending ecosystem and business development events and trade shows.
  • Contribute to other Engagement & Brand team functions and audience engagement initiatives.

Qualifications (Education, Certification, Degree, Skills, Knowledge, etc.)


  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma; focus in a related field such as event management, production management, or hospitality preferred.
  • Certification in special events management or other related event certification is considered an asset.


  • 5 years of progressive experience in a position related to event management, planning, or execution.
  • Certification in special events management or other related event certification is considered an asset.
  • Knowledge and skill in the use of sophisticated event technology and applications.
  • Knowledge of marketing strategies as they relate to event promotion.
  • Working knowledge of WordPress, LinkedIn, and other social media platforms is considered an asset.

Personal Competencies

  • Strong vendor management and negotiation skills.
  • Proven interpersonal communication skills.
  • Excellent collaboration skills with technical, non-technical, and scientific teams.
  • Strong project management and organization skills, high attention to detail.
  • Disciplined with the ability to manage multiple priorities and deliver on a variety of projects at once.
  • Strong written communication skills and demonstrated understanding of brand compliance.

Working Conditions

  • Required travel between Edmonton API sites.
  • Available outside of regular working hours on occasion when necessary for event execution; may include early mornings, evenings, or weekends.

Additional Required Documents to Support Application:

  • Coverletter

Perks and Benefits at API

Comprehensive Health Coverage: At API, we prioritize the well-being of our employees. We offer a comprehensive health coverage plan. Our premiums are 100% covered, ensuring that you and your dependents receive the necessary healthcare support

Professional Development Opportunities: We foster a culture of continuous learning and growth. API provides access to various professional development opportunities, including training programs, workshops, conferences, and certifications. We encourage employees to enhance their skills, broaden their knowledge, and stay updated with the latest advancements in the life sciences industry.

Collaborative and Inclusive Environment: At API, we believe in the power of collaboration and diversity. We foster an inclusive work environment that values and respects individuals from all backgrounds. We promote teamwork, open communication, and a supportive atmosphere where everyone’s contributions are valued.

Generous Paid Time Off: We understand the importance of taking time off to recharge and maintain a healthy work-life balance. API offers a generous paid time off (PTO) policy that includes vacation days, medical/personal days, and holidays. We encourage our employees to prioritize their well-being and enjoy quality time away from work.

Green Transit Allowance: Employees based out of an office are eligible to enroll in our green transit program, which promotes the use of environmentally friendly modes of transportation. By participating in the program, you commit to making green transit your primary mode of transportation for at least 75% of your commute to and from work. Green transit includes walking, biking, carpooling, and public transportation.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit a resume and cover letter expressing their interest in the position and why they believe they are a strong candidate.

We appreciate all applicants’ interest and will only contact those selected for interviews.

Please send your cover letter and resume to the Human Resources email: careers@appliedpharma.ca or apply below.

Our team, clients, and stakeholders come from a variety of backgrounds. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that all people bring to the workplace in terms of varied lived experiences, education, culture, gender, race, sexual orientation, religious or ethnic background, neurodiversity, and cognitive and physical ability.

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