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Monday, March 12, 2018


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | The Edmonton Community Development Company, ECDC | Position: Senior Animator, Community Development and Engagement | About: we are a non-profit company devoted to community economic development in Edmonton neighbourhoods, in particular neighbourhoods that experience lower income, higher unemployment or underemployment, inadequate access to basic services, a lack of sufficient, quality of affordable housing and a higher prevalence of social problems (e.g. homelessness, food insecurity, substance abuse, etc.). 

Our mandate includes: building/repairing homes, supporting the development or rehabilitation of local businesses, developing vacant lots or parcels of land that address neighbourhood needs and aspiration, teaching and/or supporting job finding and financial literacy skills, employment training, neighbourhood planning and other activities that foster economic growth. Our funders include the City of Edmonton, Edmonton Community Foundation, United Way of the Alberta Capital Region, Homeward Trust, and the Stollery Charitable Foundation. In addition to a competitive salary & 35-hour work-week, the ECDC provides its employees with an excellent health and dental package and RRSP benefit. 

The Position – we are seeking an individual who is a self-starter and able to work independently as a strong team member. The person we hire will offer a demonstrated commitment to community development and community engagement and will have the ability to work productively with diverse community members and cross sectoral stakeholders. We need an individual who is dedicated to and passionate about doing, fostering, and supporting community economic development that reflects the needs and aspirations of the neighbourhoods in which we are working | APPLY: To download the job description and access more information about our hiring process, please visit: https://edmontoncdc.org/employment/ | Closing Date: March 30, 2018.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

FYI | Spring Break & Holy Week in Cancun - Mayan Riviera | 2018

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Saturday, February 24, 2018

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | M.A.P.S. Alberta Capital Region |

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | M.A.P.S. Alberta Capital Region www.mapsab.ca is seeking a Community Engagement & Research Specialist to work with diverse community groups. About: Mapping and Planning Support (MAPS) Alberta Capital Region facilitates collaborative social service planning within Edmonton and region to enhance services available to children, youth, individuals, families/communities. MAPS is funded by the City of Edmonton and the United Way of Alberta Capital Region. The Candidate: Someone skilled in facilitation and research. As a qualified candidate you enjoy working with community partners to identify needs & design projects to answer questions. You're highly collaborative and experienced in qualitative research methods.

Responsibilities | Facilitate groups of stakeholders/partners to work together respectfully & effectively | Collaborate with community groups to identify needs for information, plan for information gathering/generation, and interpret results | Assist in the development and implementation of innovative approaches to conveying social information | In a highly collaborative manner, support research by: Identifying existing research; Writing funding applications; Design research, including surveys/qualitative studies; Ensure community-based research is conducted ethically, using community resources such as ARECCI; Coordinate research projects; Conduct research analysis, including qualitative analysis; Write research reports & summaries; Develop knowledge translation products - draft posters, presentations/summaries to ensure research results are accessible & user-friendly; Identify and communicate alignment between community initiatives; Represent MAPS and related projects at community meetings and events.

Qualifications | Post-secondary education in a related field and/or related experience | Excellent written/verbal communication skills, highly organized & self-directed | Facilitation skills, ability to work well with teams, and diverse community groups is required | Experience with community development approaches and human services is a strong asset | Comfortable with public speaking is an asset | Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and Google Apps (Drive, Docs, Forms). Position: 20 to 40 hours per week | Compensation is $24 to $28 per hour, dependent on experience and qualifications | Occasional evening/weekend work is required | A vehicle and valid driver’s license is required. Benefits: Employer share of Canada Pension Plan and Employment Insurance; 3 weeks paid holidays; Paid statutory holidays; 3 - 5 paid personal days (dependent on hours worked).

TO APPLY | Please submit CV/cover letter in confidence by March 10th to:

Deborah Morrison, Executive Director
10220 - 121 St., Edmonton, AB | T5N 1K7

Wednesday, February 21, 2018


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | 211 CRD | Position: Community Resource Specialist | Terms: 18-Month Contract Full-Time Position | Salary Range: $41,061 - $55,654 | 35 hours per week | Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday | Context: 211 is an AIRS accredited 24-hour information and referral line that connects people to resources in their community. The 211 Community Resource Department (CRD) works with community partners to describe their services in a way that callers can easily find the services they are looking for. The 211 CRD manages the information and referral data utilized by 211. Community Resource Specialists identify and research new and updated community services information to respond to the changing needs and resources of communities served. The incumbent should be motivated to seek out and share resource information, support the needs of 211, and to bring the benefit of 211 services to all Albertans.

Key Responsibilities | Maintains digital information records in a computerized database of community, government and social services to ensure easy availability of current, accurate information by: Identifying/researching new and updated information on community services • Ensuring new/updated information is entered in dBase • Ensuring data is entered accurately • Ensuring consistent application of taxonomy • Identifying and reporting issues surrounding the display of records, ease of use, and operation of agency-used information and referral databases • Developing, documenting and updating procedures for records management • Consulting with program staff on their information needs • Supplying new and updated information to agency staff/volunteers • Participating in examining policy regarding inclusion/exclusion criteria | Represents the Information Services program on committees or at meetings, as appropriate, by: • Liaising with community agencies, and partnered agencies • Responding to inquiries regarding the database and publications.

Qualifications | Education & Experience: Post-secondary education in a related field or equivalent combination of education/training/experience • Experience in applying data standards to data entry and records management • Experience in the use of information and referral systems including taxonomy.

Skills, Abilities/Attitude: Strong computer skills • Strong written communication skills, proofreading and editing skills • Ability to work independently • Ability to maintain effective, cooperative working relationships • Ability to deal effectively with the public and community agencies and maintain good public relations • Ability to research, assimilate, organize and summarize information • Strong attention to detail • Strong understanding of data entry principles • Ability to troubleshoot • Good working knowledge of MS Word & Excel.

TO APPLY | Submit CV/cover letter in confidence to: hr@cmha-edmonton.ab.ca | Closing Date: March 6, 2018.

Thursday, February 8, 2018


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | CMHA-ER www.cmha-edmonton.ab.ca | Position:
Distress Line Team Lead | Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm | Salary: $41,061.00 – $55,654.00 Annually | The Organization: The Distress Line Team Lead is responsible for assisting with the activities necessary to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the CMHA-Edmonton Distress Line. The Distress Line is a 24-hour information & referral line that helps people in crisis who may be feeling overwhelmed, experiencing abuse or contemplating suicide. The position supervises a team of Help Lines Support Workers and volunteers who answer calls to the Distress Line. The Team Lead will also answer Distress Line calls during periods of high volume or staff absences. The position is involved in staff scheduling, face to face support and supervision of front line staff and coordination of front line staff projects and tasks.

Qualifications/Experience: Related post-secondary Diploma (in a Social Science preferred) • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a client/customer service role where high volume, stressful and/or difficult situations are regularly encountered • Minimum 2 years supervision experience • Successful completion of the Distress Line Training is an asset • Successful attainment and maintenance of Information and Referral Specialist Certificate and Crisis Worker Certificate • Completion & maintenance of an acceptable a Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector search + Child Welfare Intervention Services Check.

Skills/Abilities: Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, including excellent telephone skills to ensure callers’ needs are determined and met • Ability to work effectively in a stressful environment, deal with difficult situations • Positive, helpful attitude towards assisting clients • Demonstrated understanding of: mental health; mental illness & recovery; information/referral services; and crisis intervention • Demonstrated supervisory abilities and an understanding of the objectives of the Distress line and the organization • Strong coaching and mentoring skills; ability to provide constructive feedback • Ability to work independently, set priorities, meet deadlines and allocate time and resources effectively • Organizational and problem-solving skills • Demonstrated abilities in program management, program delivery and evaluation • Skills and abilities in the operation/functioning of a contact Centre • Excellent keyboarding skills and the ability to effectively use Microsoft Office and other program software • Ability to deal effectively with the public and community agencies and maintain good public relations.

TO APPLY | Submit CV/cover letter in confidence to: hr@cmha-edmonton.ab.ca | Closing Date: February 19, 2018.


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | CMHA-ER www.cmha-edmonton.ab.ca | Position: 211 Information and Referral Specialist | Terms: Permanent Full Time | Salary: $41,061.00 - $55,654.00 Annually | Hours: 35 hours per week, 12:30 pm - 8:00 pmMonday – Friday. | The Organization: 211 is an accredited 24 hour information and referral line that connects people to resources in their community. Information and Referral Specialists are part of a team that answers the 211 Information and Referral Line, the Family Violence Information and Bullying Help Line, Seniors Information Phone Line and Triages calls for the 24/7 Crisis Diversion Team. The incumbent should be organized, warm, welcoming and, courteous; non-judgmental with strong verbal and written communication skills.

Responsibilities: Responding to callers on the 211 line, Seniors Information Phone Line, Family Violence Information Line and Bulling Helpline, determining client needs and providing information on appropriate community resources, securing opportunities for follow-up when appropriate • Triage of 24/ Crisis Diversion Team calls • Clear and accurate communication of information and referrals from the database to callers • Providing assistance/liaison between service providers and callers, where appropriate; actively participating in linking callers to needed services • Documenting/maintaining relevant statistics • Participating in follow-up with callers • Responding to online chat services for the Family Violence Information Line, Bullying Helpline and 211.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in the human services field preferred • Knowledge or experience in crisis intervention, domestic violence, suicide assessment and intervention and/or mental health is an asset • Experience working in a call centre environment is an asset • Above average keyboarding skills with the ability to type 65 wpm • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including superior phone and email etiquette • Background and interest in the non-profit human services sector • Ability to work independently and as a team member • Ability to maintain good public relations and provide excellent customer service with the public and community agencies • Strong knowledge of MS Word and MS Excel • Successful Completion of Distress Line Listener Training • Successful attainment and maintenance of Certified Information and Referral Specialist designation or willingness to work towards the designation.

TO APPLY | Submit CV/cover letter in confidence to: hr@cmha-edmonton.ab.ca | Closing Date: February 19, 2018.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY > E.D. Volunteer Alberta | Edmonton |

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Volunteer Alberta | Position: Executive Director | Terms: Full Time, 37.5 hours/week | Salary: $110,000-125,000 based on experience, plus benefits | Location: Volunteer Alberta, Downtown Edmonton | Closing Date: February 19, 2018, 11:59pm MT. | The Agency: Do you want to work in an upbeat and vibrant organization focused on social good? Are you interested in innovative and creative ways of reaching, diverse groups throughout the province providing services, sharing knowledge, and making connections? Are you at your best in a fast paced and productive work environment?

Volunteer Alberta works to strengthen Alberta’s nonprofit and voluntary sector organizations. We are an inclusive member association serving and representing Alberta’s diverse nonprofit organizations. We are a voice for the value of volunteerism and the nonprofit sector, encouraging participation and collaboration that contributes to the common good in Alberta. Volunteer Alberta’s Board of Directors is seeking a highly motivated individual to lead, promote, and strengthen volunteerism in Alberta. The Executive Director works closely with the Board of Directors and capable staff to lead Volunteer Alberta through challenges and successes with innovative thinking, inspired leadership, and human resource empowerment. 

The Executive Director works to enhance the capacity of Alberta’s nonprofit & voluntary sector with a strong focus on volunteerism, partnerships, and collaborations. The Executive Director will work to enhance Alberta volunteerism through the development of a collaborative model with a strong focus on social innovation, partnerships, and enterprise. Critical to this role will be an understanding of the value of collaboration through partnerships and networks, and the ability to manage and take risks as needed. 

This is a full time leadership position based in Edmonton with compensation based on the successful candidate’s expertise. You will find opportunity to learn every day, with the expectation that you will be an expert on issues related to volunteerism and the nonprofit/voluntary sector. For the full job posting and application information, visit: