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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | CMHA EDMONTON REGION |

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | CMHA-ER https://edmonton.cmha.ca/ | Position: Resource Development Associate | Terms: Permanent Fulltime Position | Salary Range: $30,694 - $40,197 annually with benefits | Hours: 35 hours per week – 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday to Friday. Context: Reporting to the Executive Assistant and Director of Resource Development, the Resource Development Associate will be responsible for database administration and administrative and promotional support to special events, campaigns, charitable receipting, and third party events. 

Responsibilities: Input/update donor records/gift information accurately into donor management software in a timely manner; prepare monthly giving and weekly event reports; prepare timely and accurate charitable receipting through donor management software; prepare timely gift acknowledgements tailored by appeal through donor management software; assist with the creation of marketing and promotional material for special events and campaigns; manage communications, marketing and promotional material inventory for Resource Development Team; manage social media platforms; prepare tracking documents for, assist with planning and development of, and participate in implementation of special events; promote and market third party fundraising in the community to support agency services; research potential opportunities for grant applications and corporate community investment donation programs which align with agency mission and vision.

Qualifications: Post-secondary education; A minimum of three years’ resource development experience, preferably in the non-profit sector; Able to provide a recent police background check; Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects; Excellent written and oral communication skills; Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekend; Familiarity with CRA rules governing fund development; Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge an asset; Familiarity with social media platforms to advance agency priorities; Understanding of the principles of client and agency confidentiality; Demonstrated initiative and ability to respond to situations with maturity and composure; Personal values strongly parallel and support organizational values. 

TO APPLY | Submit CV/cover letter in confidence to: |main@cmha-edmonton.ab.ca | Closing Date: Dec. 01, 2017 or until a suitable candidate is found.

Monday, November 13, 2017

COMMUNITY ECONOMICS EDMONTON | WINTER 2017


·       THE COMMUNITY NETWORKS COLLECTIVE © | On-line resources and communities; non-profits jobs, arts & culture, health & wellness, social networking, cooperatives/ and social enterprising. Info: 780.474.6058 or www.tcng.ca | e: leocamposa@gmail.com  

·       FOOD LITERACY © | Wish to explore a program where seniors and senior high school students get together to learn from and support each other? Activities include walking, playing music, dancing, cooking, dining, reading, talking, painting, etc. Info: 780.438.3060 | e: bsabet@shaw.ca | Thanks!

·       CARMEN MIRANDA | RELIABLE CLEANING SERVICE | Hola! I am available for residential cleaning services. If you need something done or if you know anyone who may, I would be grateful to know about it. I am affordable and a conscientious worker. I can be reached at 780.267.1220 | e: mdcarmengm67@gmail.com | Muchisimas gracias - Many thanks!

·       EQUI-TEA MULTICULTURAL CATERING | We’re a social enterprise operated by the Multicultural Health Brokers Co-op. Check our menu & let us be part of your event. Visit: http://mchb.org/programs/equi-tea-multicultural-catering | (or) call 780.991.2799 for good food details! 

·       INTERCULTURAL TRAINING | The Multicultural Health Brokers Cooperative offers tailor-made meaningful workshops and training opportunities for organizations to gain awareness and skills about culturally responsive practice and collaboration. For details, visit: http://mchb.org/programs/cultural-competency

·       TRANSLATION & TUTORING SERVICES | Spanish – English – Spanish | Local & Affordable. For details: 780.474.6058 | e: leocamposa@gmail.com

·       WAYFINDERS BUSINESS COOPERATIVE © | 1. Voluntary and Open Membership 2. Democratic Member Control 3. Members' Economic Participation 4. Autonomy and Independence 5. Education, Training and Information 6. Cooperation among Cooperatives 7. Concern for Community | Join an exciting new venture – visit: http://www.wayfindersbuscoop.com/index.php

Thursday, November 9, 2017

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Jewish Family Services Edmonton |

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Jewish Family Services Edmonton | Position: Executive Director | Terms: Permanent/Full Time | Location: Edmonton, Alberta | About: This is an exciting opportunity to join a well-respected community agency that has grown in status and stature over some 60 years, and is looking to plan for a progressive future.

The Agency: Jewish Family Services (JFS) is a not-for-profit, inclusive, non-denominational social service agency. Our vision- “Help, With Heart, For One and All”- embodies our agency, which provides services to individuals and communities in the Edmonton region regardless of ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation or identity, age, size, disability, or socio-economic situation. Jewish Family Services provides strength and support to individuals and families in need in a manner sensitive to Jewish values. Services are provided under five key program areas: Integrity Counselling, Community Links, Edmonton Healing Centre for Grief & Loss, Seniors Making Age-Related Transitions, and Holocaust Survivor Support. We are a medium sized agency, located in west Edmonton.

For a full job description and to apply, please visit: http://www.jfse.org/about/employment-opportunity-executive-director/

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

PHIL FONTAINE: Breaking New Ground Together | Nov. 29, 2017

PHIL FONTAINE | Breaking New Ground Together – Conversations of Hope and The Meaning of Reconciliation | Wednesday Nov. 29, 2017 | Time: 7-9 pm @ Star of the North Retreat Centre | Admission: by donations. Register Early, space is limited.

Context: Former AFN Chief Phil Fontaine will guide us on how to have conversations of hope within an understanding of reconciliation for our times. Join us as we continue the dialogue inspired by The Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s ninety-four calls to action. Phil Fontaine served as National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) for an unprecedented three terms. Under his leadership, the AFN negotiated both the Kelowna Accord and the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. Fontaine has received many honours and awards, including the National Aboriginal Achievement Award, the Order of Canada, and numerous honorary doctorates.

To Register: 780.459.5511

Monday, November 6, 2017

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION WORKSHOP - EDMONTON | Nov. 15, 2017

DIVERSITY and INCLUSION WORKSHOP! Wed, 15 November 2017, 8:00 am – 11:30 am @ La Cité Francophone, 8627-91 St. Note: register by Nov. 11 to participate in the group IDI! Sponsored by: Shift Management Inc., Edmonton Business Diversity Network, and Accès-Emploi.

Awakening Workplace Inclusion with the Intercultural Development Inventory | Wish you could get a window into working effectively with your diverse colleagues? You can, with this one-time only master workshop by Intercultural workplace expert Hamlin Grange https://www.linkedin.com/in/hamlingrange/ | Learn to use the IDI tool to build your people skills repertoire for the workplace.

Context: In this experiential group simulation workshop you will find out how to improve workplace relations across groups and personalities, using a powerful and effective tool that has been validated in both international and domestic contexts. The master workshop will be facilitated by Hamlin Grange, one of Canada’s top IDI expert facilitators from Toronto. You will really enjoy Hamlin’s workshop and will come away with useful and practical insights.

Essentials | Here are four great reasons to register for Hamlin’s IDI workshop today: The IDI is… (1) A powerful and accurate response to respondents’ orientations to nationality, ethnicity, gender and other diversity categories (2) Actionable and can be used for intercultural competence development as an individual and within a group (3) Validated to apply across all cultures and has proven reliability and validity (4) Developmental and allows people to see how they can interact in increasingly more effective ways across cultures, starting with where they are currently comfortable.  So don’t miss this amazing opportunity and register right away for the workshop! 

REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/awakening-workplace-inclusion-with-the-intercultural-development-inventory-tickets-38089818673

Thursday, October 26, 2017

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | CMHA-ER EDMONTON REGION | Oct. 26, 2017 |

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | CMHA-ER www.cmha-edmonton,ab.ca | Position: Suicide Grief Support Services - Support Worker | Permanent Fulltime Position | Salary Range: $41,061 - $55,654 annually with benefits 35 hours per week | 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday – Friday | Context: Reporting to the Suicide Grief Support Services Team Lead, the SGSS-Support Worker will be responsible for assisting with the day to day operations of the program including providing administrative program support and facilitating the delivery of client-centred services. 

Responsibilities: Provides support to clients in Suicide Bereavement and Suicide Caregiver Programs; Delivers information material to clients upon request; Conducts community debriefings; Organizes and co-facilitates bereavement & support groups; Works collaboratively with the Team Lead in providing program development, planning, and reporting input; Assists with organization of and participation in special events that promote suicide prevention and survivor advocacy; Provides general administrative support to Suicide Bereavement and Suicide Caregiver programs and Team Lead; Assists Team Lead in fostering relationships with other bereavement and mental health programs; Provides mentorship, training, and support for program volunteers.

Qualifications: Post-secondary education in a related field; Clinical experience in counselling and/or bereavement; Experience facilitating groups; Successful completion of CMHA-Edmonton’s Distress Line Training Program; Experience and knowledge in the areas of bereavement, suicide prevention/intervention, and crisis intervention; Excellent interpersonal skills including an ability to deal with complex situations; Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings/weekends; Understanding of the principles of client and agency confidentiality; Knowledge of trauma informed practices is an asset; Experience mentoring & training volunteers is an asset; Experience working in a non-profit organization an asset; Experience with i-Carol Database an asset; Demonstrated initiative and ability to respond to situations with maturity and composure; Personal values strongly parallel and support organizational values; Well defined belief in the primary and fundamental value of people and social justice. 

TO APPLY | Forward your CV/cover letter to: main@cmha-edmonton.ab.ca | Deadline: November 8, 2017 or until a suitable candidate is found.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | The City of Edmonton | Position: Social Worker - Community Safety |

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Position: Social Worker, Community Safety | The City of Edmonton | Job #29948 | This exciting position builds on Edmonton’s rich history of collaboration by meshing social work expertise with existing enforcement and community resources.

Context: As a Social Worker - Community Safety, you will improve community safety by championing a balanced approach – one that complements enforcement with supports and capacity building; develop, implement and evaluate crime prevention/reduction projects and strategies that meet the needs and circumstances of the community; use community development principles and approaches to work in a variety of settings and with a diverse range of individuals, groups and professionals; leverage analytics and cutting edge technology to assess areas of interest and focus; initiate, build and sustain effective working relationships with the police, community members, colleagues and stakeholders; analyze information and situations & respond responsively to arising needs/opportunities; provide leadership and mentorship to enhance the community's ability to act on their own behalf to prevent crime and sustain positive social development.

PLUS: provide public education on identified social issues in order to engage citizens in awareness and action; share capacity building expertise and leadership through presentations, public meetings, facilitation and with senior administrative and elected officials; assist groups with organizational development, including community engagement, strategic planning, project planning, developing proposals and applying for funding and board development; provide appropriate referrals to individuals and groups that need assistance.

Qualifications: completion of a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from an accredited university; Master's Degree in Social Work is an asset -- Registered Social Worker with the Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW); Minimum 3 years related professional social work experience with emphasis on community development & program/strategies development; experience working with Police services is an asset; demonstrated skills and creativity in the above functions, including strong skills in multidisciplinary teamwork, community and organizational development, and project management.

PLUS: highly developed communication skills with the ability to be clear, respectful and sensitive; ability to facilitate and  implement creative, innovative and proactive strategies and actions to address social issues; values align with our Leadership Principles of: Making a Difference, We Do as We Say, Stewardship, Public Service and a One City approach; knowledge of community resources, social issues, social programs and crime trends in Edmonton; experience in engaging and animating diverse communities, including ethno cultural groups, Indigenous groups, seniors and youth. Note: Hire is dependent upon an Enhanced Police Information Check satisfactory to the City of Edmonton; Valid Alberta Class 5 driver's licence (or provincial equivalent). Must obtain business auto insurance for personal vehicle use on City business.