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Creator of Celebration

Terra Centre

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Mission            Empowering Teen Parents to Succeed

Vision              Teen Parent Families Thrive and Enrich our Community

Job ID              20-007TERRA

As a non-profit organization that has been serving pregnant and parenting teens in Edmonton for nearly 50 years.  Terra is recognized for its leadership, innovation and collaboration. Young parents and their children benefit from a comprehensive range of supports and services. Through the compassionate work of the staff, we help parents and children to develop and reach their full potential by recognizing and responding to their unique and individual needs.   Terra Centre staff are guided by the Code of Honour which supports, respects, and celebrates our families and staff (https://terracentre.ca/what-is-terra/careers/).  If you share our values and support our mission and vision please consider joining our team.

Since 1971 Terra has evolved from an agency primarily supporting teen parents completing high school education to now providing many programs and services such as  housing, childcare, services for young dads, in home support and more with the continued focus on improving the well being of parent and child.  Thousands of alumni and their children share in our rich Terra history.

Job Overview:

We are Celebrating and You Can Join Us!

Teen parents are an incredibly resilient population and Terra is immensely proud of the positive outcomes that young parents and their children have achieved over the last 49 years.  In 2021 it is the 50th Anniversary of Terra and we are looking forward to celebrating and acknowledging them as well the many achievements of the agency.

We have much to celebrate and are seeking a creative, resourceful, energetic individual with excellent planning, organizational and writing skills to help us plan an amazing year of celebration activities.  This is an opportunity to contribute and help good ideas come to life!

Reporting to the Executive Director, you will responsible for planning, organizing and writing stories of alumni and the impact of the work Terra has had on the community.

This is a part time position working 20 hours/week from September to December 2020 with the possibility of renewal. The position is based out of the downtown office located at 9930-106 Street.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct background research and discovery on Terra’s history, impact, and alumni
  • Engage and gather information and insights from alumni
  • Tell the Terra story and the impact we have had through strategic storytelling, historical timelines, facts and visuals
  • Explore possible legacy projects and provide support through research, planning and implementation.
  • Provide support to the planning of our 50th Anniversary celebration and events

Qualifications:

  • Experience with event planning
  • Experience with researching, interviewing and writing impactful stories
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Works independently, and effectively with minimal supervision 
  • Successfully manages and prioritizes multiple tasks and able to meet deadlines  
  • Strong interpersonal, collaborative and personnel management skills 
  • Attention to detail

Other requirements:

  • A valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Clear Criminal Record Check and Child Intervention Check that are dated within 90 Days of the start date

Terra has intentional practices in place to achieve fairness in employment and create a diverse workforce.  No person will be denied employment opportunities or benefits for reasons unrelated to their abilities.

Recruitment and advancement will not discriminate on the grounds of any protected characteristics under Alberta Human Rights or Canadian Human Rights legislation.

Individuals will be recruited to positions based on their demonstrated skills, qualifications and attributes required for employment; and alignment to agency core values.

Closing Date: August 31, 2020

How to Apply

If you thrive on creating and planning, are inspired by the community building sector and the difference we make and think you have the skills to undertake this project we encourage you to send a cover letter stating your expectations for compensation. To apply for this opportunity, please email your résumé and cover letter to: Human Resources, hr@careersforcommunity.ca. Please include the 20-007TERRA, Creator of Celebration in the Subject Line of the email.