Position: Community Developer
Program: Community Capacity Building
Reports to: Executive Director
Closing Date: Until a suitable candidate is found
AHC was established in 1995 with the objective to build the capacity of individuals and groups to improve their lives and communities through a unique community building process, including support, mentoring and training. The organization works with all population groups in greater Edmonton area. AHC has recently gone through an organizational evaluation and as a result re-structured its programs to bring in more community development perspective in all areas of operations. AHC is looking for a community developer to lead the process of incorporating the new perspective in its programming and implement the community led initiatives.
The Community Developer will work with various population groups of Greater Edmonton area to support community/ neighborhood -led groups and broader community, to identify their needs, develop their action plans and find appropriate resources to collectively implement services and projects that serve the community. The Community Developer takes the lead in regards to community engagement, development as well as management of community led projects and programs.
Job specific responsibilities
- Conduct community needs assessments to identify and analyze community needs and better understand the community to inform planning of local initiatives and strategies;
- Develop and implement promotional and community development strategies that help strengthen the capacity of individuals and communities;
- Engage the community and partners, with a focus on priority populations, to identify issues and solutions while promoting community ownership of decisions;
- Identify the potential partners and work in collaboration with them to participate in social actions relevant to the community;
- Play a lead role to support organization wide learning and development process in community initiatives;
- Responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of community initiatives and projects;
- Act as a resource person to AHC staff, community members and partners to provide links to community led groups, agencies, and broader community resources;
- Engage community members to participate in their community and to pose collective actions, while supporting them in this process;
- Promote the development of leadership and capacity building, in both individuals and the community;
- Assist in implementing conflict resolution methods and support the coordination of crisis responses;
- Responsible for minute taking and the writing of reports and funding proposals;
- Incorporating and strengthening collaborative and interdisciplinary teamwork;
- Respecting and valuing the diversity of communities and individuals;
- Working in a manner that preserves confidentiality and seeks to minimize risk in keeping with the AHC’s Privacy and Confidentiality Policies and Procedures;
- Contributing to the AHC’s efforts to secure and maximize resources for current and new programs, services and activities;
- Participating in the AHC’s efforts to enhance its capacity through staff development;
- Preferably have a Master’s degree in Community Development, Adult Education or Applied Social Science
- Strong experience in documenting community development plans and strategies and curriculum
- Strong proven experience in community development training
- Ability to build the capacity of community-based groups to manage their own community development processes
- A minimum of three years’ experience in an environment providing community development support;
- Expert knowledge of community development approaches, values and principles;
- Experience in project development and management, as well as minute taking, report and funding proposal writing;
- Experience in individual and community intervention, excellent people and community management skills;
- Understanding and sensitivity to the issues related to poverty and other social determinants of health;
- Knowledge of and understanding of ethnocultural communities needs and experience working in partnership with ethnocultural communities
- Proven abilities in the areas of organizational skills, conflict resolution, advocacy, and group facilitation;
- Ability to work independently, as well as part of a multidisciplinary team;
- Ability to work a flexible schedule and regularly on evenings and weekends.
- Excellent skills in use of MS office and internet
Successful candidates must obtain criminal record check. Must have a valid class 5 driver’s license and have access to a reliable vehicle regularly.
APPLY TO: Recruitment Committee – By Email to: email@example.com SUBJECT: Community Developer *NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. We thank you for your interest in the position. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Position: Youth Facilitator
Terms: June 18 – July 31st, 2018 (for the Summer Camp program)
Total 105 hrs. ~ 135 hrs. Depending on sites.
Youth Facilitator will be placed at one of the 10 camp sites
Compensation: $16~$18 /hour
Closing Date: May 6th, 2018
- Mentoring / Provide support to students
- Build healthy relationship with each student
- Role-modeling positive attitude, behaviors, life choices, communication and problem solving skills
- Be one of their support network while going through transitions, life adjustment, and/or difficult time, and assist in expanding this network and resources.
- Actively engage with students to identify the needs, challenges, and their interests
2. Facilitation of activities
- Lead/facilitate interactive activities in classroom setting and/or in fieldtrip locations
- Support guest facilitators from setting up the classroom and help student to engage with guest facilitators
- Assist teachers in preparing/distributing/organizing materials
- Administration 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 skill, 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 the reporting purpose.
- Experience working with immigrant youth; experience working in a multicultural setting; can demonstrate cultural sensitivity and appreciation of diversity
- Demonstrate sociable, outgoing personality, strong leadership.
- Demonstrate strong relationship-building skills and problem-solving abilities
- Ability to provide mentorship/role modeling to new immigrant and refugee youth
- 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
- Excellent organizational, planning, time-management skills
- Strong communication (writing and oral) skills ( knowledge of another language is an asset)
- Good computer skills especially in word, databases, spreadsheets, internet explorer etc.
NOTE: Criminal Record Check and Intervention Record Check is required for successful applicants
How to apply
APPLY TO: Recruitment Committee – By Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Position: Youth Facilitator
Number of Positions: 1
Reports to: Site Coordinator
Number of Hours: 10-15 per week (Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays 3-6 pm, Thursdays 11:30-4:30)
Closing Date: Until a suitable candidate is found
Background: The Health Active Community Kids (HACK) after school program is a unique after school program offered in partnership with Edmonton elementary schools to support children/youth in their development and make them successful in their lives.
Summary: We are looking for the dynamic, creative and responsible Youth Facilitators who will be working with children providing after-school activities in schools. This position is ideal for those who enjoy working with elementary school age children and value individual identities, will encourage a team building environment, possess sound decision making skills, excellent problem solving skills and can comfortably work with aboriginal and immigrant children for their holistic development.
Planning: Innovatively plan and lead age-appropriate activities using a team approach in coordination with the Site Coordinator. Ensure the program reflects the cultural variance of program population.
Parent Engagement: Represent AHC in a respectful, positive, and confidential manner towards all clients and professional dealings with children/youth and families. Be approachable to parents and make them feel welcomed and comfortable in the program.
Facilitation: Supervise, facilitate and mentor the children/youth and guide them in their holistic development.
Approachable/Role Model: Be approachable to all children without regard to race, creed, religion, socio-economic status, while enthusiastically promoting an atmosphere that is safe and positive for each participant.
School Partnership and Relationship Building : Maintain a positive relationship with the school management.
Administration: Attend all required meetings and ensure all proper documents are updated as appropriate.
Qualifications: A minimum completion of a High School Diploma. Candidates currently enrolled in or completed a Bachelors of Elementary Education or related field of study is an asset. Current criminal record check with vulnerable sector search and current First Aid with CPR Level C is required. Candidates who have experience working with the children/youth, and knowledge of issues facing aboriginal and immigrants communities would be preferred. Additionally, strong leadership, decision making, problem solving, multitasking, communication and relationship-building skills; ability to make activity plans to meet the program objectives; ability to provide mentorship/role modelling to aboriginal and immigrant children/youth; flexible; ability/willingness to be a team player and work within a team environment would be asset.
How to apply
APPLY TO: Recruitment Committee – By Email to: email@example.com SUBJECT: Youth Facilitator *NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. We thank you for your interest in the position. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.