Current Career Opportunities

Youth Facilitator
Position:                 Youth Facilitator
Reports to:              Program Manager 
Hours:                     15-20 hours / Week (Mondays should be available to work)
Salary:                       $16-$18/hr 
Closing Date:          Until a suitable candidate is found

Program Summary

The “New Immigrant and Refugee Youth Camp Program” is a unique program offered in partnership with local Edmonton high schools, junior high schools and elementary schools.  New immigrant and refugee youth will take part in diverse activities such as visual and performing arts, field trips, career exploration, life skills, and outdoor/wilderness activities, while practicing their English language skills.

Position Summary

The positions responsibilities include accounting for student participants at all times; during program hours and field trips. The Youth Facilitator is the camp leader/mentor, providing support and leading participants in all program activities as directed by facilitators and camp coordinators. Most of the activity and fieldtrips take place between 8am and 5:30pm. Youth Facilitators will work with the designated schools on a fixed weekly schedule. Contract hours include the activity hours at schools, activity planning, meeting with staff, activity reporting, and other administration support as may be requested.

Key Responsibilities

Mentoring

  •  Build a healthy relationship with each student
  •  Modeling a positive attitude, behaviors, life choices, communication and problem solving skills
  •  Be one of their support networks while going through transitions, life adjustments, and/or difficult times, and assist in expanding their network and resources

Facilitation of activities

  • Plan the activities to meet the program objectives and facilitate the group activities with students
  • Positively motivate and engage students in all activities and assist in preparing and facilitating activities to ensure the success and completion of activity
  • Support guest facilitators in setting up the classroom and classroom management
  • Assist Project Coordinator to arrange fieldtrips and lead the group during the fieldtrip

Administrative support

  • Assist in the distribution, completion and collection of all official forms such as registration forms, evaluation forms

Front line observation

  • Evaluate their progress in English skills, confidence, connecting with people and resources, academic, social and personal developments, and their goals
  • Provide activity reports, videotaping and/or take pictures of the activities and students project for reporting purposes

Qualifications

  1. Experience working with immigrant youth; experience working in a multicultural setting; can demonstrate cultural sensitivity and appreciation of diversity
  2. Demonstrate sociable, outgoing personality, and strong leadership skills.
  3. Demonstrate strong relationship-building skills and problem-solving abilities
  4. Ability to provide mentorship/role modeling to new immigrant and refugee youth
  5. Flexible; ability and willingness to be a team player and work well in group settings, reflecting respect to students as well as fellow team members
  6. Excellent organizational, planning, time-management skills
  7. Strong communication (writing and oral) skills ( knowledge of another language is an asset)
  8. Proficient with MS word, databases, spreadsheets, internet explorer etc.

NOTE: Criminal Record Check and Intervention Record Check is required for successful applicants

APPLY TO: Recruitment Committee – By Email to: career@a4hc.ca SUBJECT: Youth Facilitator (Youth Camps) *NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. We thank you for your interest in the position. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Finance Manager
Position: Finance Manager
Salary: $30 – $35 /hour based on qualifications and experience
Terms: 40 hrs /month
Closing Date: Until a suitable candidate is found 

Background: Action for Healthy Communities Society of Edmonton (AHC) www.a4hc.ca is a non-profit organization that has, since 1995, been providing public education and other initiatives to enable individuals to enhance their own lives and the lives of people and the communities in which they live.

AHC is looking for a part time Finance Manager to contribute to the overall success of the organization by effectively managing all financial tasks.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Working with an Executive Director and a team of program managers, the Finance Manager is expected to perform following duties:

Financial accounting and reporting

  • Develop and maintain timely and accurate financial statements and reports that are appropriate for the users and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
  • Develop, implement, and ensure compliance with internal financial and accounting policies and procedures
  • Ensure that all statutory requirements of the organization are met including Charitable Status, Withholding Payments (CPP, EI), Income Tax, Goods and Services Tax and other Taxes
  • Prepare all supporting information for the annual audit and liaise with the Board’s Audit Committee and the external auditors as necessary
  • Document and maintain complete and accurate supporting information for all financial transactions
  • Develop and maintain financial accounting systems for cash management, accounts payable, accounts receivable, credit control, and petty cash
  • Reconcile bank and investment accounts
  • Review monthly results and implement monthly variance reporting
  • Manage the cash flow and prepare cash flow forecasts in accordance with AHC’s policy
  • Oversee the bookkeeping function including maintenance of the general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure that personnel and financial information is secure and stored in compliance with current legislation
  • Manage the acquisition of capital assets and ensure that assets are properly recorded, amortized, and disposed of as appropriate
  • Prepare annual charitable return in a timely manner as appropriate
  • Liaise with the Treasurer, Finance Committee and/or Audit Committee as appropriate
  • Assist the Executive Director and the Board Treasurer with financial reporting as required at Board meeting and the Annual General Meetings

Qualifications

Education: university degree or college diploma in Accounting, Commerce, or Business Management/Administration

Professional designation: chartered accountant, certified general accountant, or certified management accountant designation is an asset.

 Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
  • Knowledge of federal and provincial legislation affecting charities
  • Knowledge of provincial legislation on Employment Standards, Occupational Health and Safety, and Human Rights
  • Knowledge of the volunteer sector

Proficiency in the use of computer programs for: Accounting, Word processing, Databases, Spreadsheets, E-mail, Internet

Experience

3 to 5 years of progressive financial responsibility

TO APPLY – submit cover letter and resume in confidence to: career@a4hc.ca SUBJECT: Finance Manager. No Phone Calls please. Short listed candidates will be contacted.

Administrative Assistant
Position: Administrative Assistant
Salary: $17 – $18 /hour based on qualification and experience
Terms of contract: 37.5 hrs /week (Fixed term position for five months)
Closing Date: Until a suitable candidate is found 

 

Background: Action for Healthy Communities Society of Edmonton (AHC) www.a4hc.ca is a non-profit organization that has, since 1995, been providing public education and other initiatives to enable individuals to enhance their own lives and the lives of people and the communities in which they live.

The Administrative Assistant duties involve:

  1. Assisting Executive Director in managing the organization, including but not limited to Board and management meetings, professional development, conferences and others; photocopying, faxing, scanning, mailing, etc.
  2. Filing: file all organizational documents, including but not limited to: accounting, funding, membership, HR, and others as requested; and maintain and update the filing system.
  3. Managing Facility: supervise Janitor, coordinate services with landlord, IT, Alarm Company, utilities providers and others.
  4. Support organizational events: Open Houses, Annual General Meetings, Fundraising events, etc.
  5. Manage front desk with the help of volunteers
  6. Prepare cheque requisitions with supporting documents
  7. Get signatures and make timely and accurate payment of the accounts payable as they come due
  8. Keep track and support the renewal of all insurances, contracts, and staff benefit packages
  9. Attend to banking duties
  10. Receive and keep records of all donations and membership fees
  11. Other duties as requested by supervisor

Qualifications: Diploma or Certificate in Office Administration and minimum of 2 years administrative experience. Strong experience in filing and other office duties and reception. Advanced computer skills, including proficiency in MS office, familiarity with data entry software and fast, accurate keyboarding, minimum 50 wpm. Strong organizational and time management skills.  Ability to follow instructions, work with minimal supervision and take initiative. Well versed in human resources, well organized with attention to detail and able to work as part of a team with staff and volunteers.

TO APPLYsubmit cover letter and resume in confidence to: career@a4hc.ca SUBJECT: Administrative Assistant. No Phone Calls please. Short listed candidates will be contacted.

Youth Skills Coordinator | (Working with Immigrant Youth)
Position: Youth Skills Coordinator (working with Immigrant Youth)  
Program: New Immigrant and Refugee Youth Camp
Number of Hours: 37.5 hrs/week
Closing Date: Until a suitable candidate is found 

The “New Immigrant and Refugee Youth Day Camp” program is a unique program offered to support Newcomer youths successful integration process into a new country and school. The Life Skills Coordinator will be responsible for implementing programs that develop immigrant youths capacity in the areas of academic success, employability readiness skills and leadership skills development.

Major Responsibilities
Project Management:
  • Develops and coordinates the implementation of the following three project activities: Learning Table (Academic support); Employability readiness skills, Soft skills, Youth Entrepreneurship skills; Leadership skills training.
  • Take lead in planning curriculum for the each project activities
  • Ensures the project activities are effective in meeting the needs of immigrant youth and meeting the organizational objectives
  • Recruit the guest facilitators in specific areas which requires professional knowledge to deliver workshops
  • Be responsible to make sure safe, fund and positive environment during the program

Create curriculum for Employability readiness skills program & Leader in Youth:

      • Facilitation of the group sessions
      • Recruit the guest facilitators to deliver workshops
      • Be responsible to make sure safe environment during the program
      • Be responsible in planning and arranging for logistics of all activities
      • Make purchases of supplies and materials for the activities

Administration:

      • Assist Program Manager in creating the budget for project, keeping track of project expenses and be responsible for material purchases
      • Maintain files, records, and database of all participants engaged, attendance, and student progress reports
      • Maintain confidentiality of the clients’ files and information
      • Provide monthly and quarterly reports with required information in timely manner

Supervision of staff and volunteers:

      • Be responsible for the recruitment, training, supervision, facilitation of group meetings and development of work plans.

Promotion and recruitment:

      • Outreach to youth/parents/other stakeholders to promote the program activities
      • Encourage eligible youth to participate in programs
      • Develop promotional materials and manage distribution

Qualifications:

      • Excellent written, verbal communication in English
      • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
      • Knowledge and experience working with youth a minimum of 2 years
      • Experience/knowledge of issues facing immigrants and refugees
      • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to motivate and inspire
      • The ability to work independently and efficiently
      • The ability to supervise adult and teen volunteers and interns
      • A vehicle and valid driver’s license are required
      • Weekends and evenings should be available

NOTE: Clear Criminal Record Check and Child Welfare Intervention Record Check required done within 6 months.

TO APPLYsubmit cover letter and resume in confidence to: career@a4hc.ca SUBJECT: Youth Skills Coordinator. No Phone Calls please. Short listed candidates will be contacted.