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Cultural Services Coordinator (0.53 FTE position)

Terra Centre

This is a Part-time position in Edmonton posted November 23, 2021.

Mission:          Empowering Teen Parents to Succeed

Vision:             Teen Parent Families Thrive and Enrich our Community

Job ID:             21-008TERRA

As a non-profit organization that has been serving pregnant and parenting teens in Edmonton for 50 years Terra is recognized for its leadership, innovation and collaboration.  Annually more than 1,000 young parents and their children benefit from a comprehensive range of 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 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. 

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Director, Community Services, the Cultural Supports Coordinator (CSC) is responsible for developing, planning, and coordinating cultural activities for agency participants and staff. Further to advancing the agency’s efforts to provide cultural support services, this position is responsible for supporting the outcomes of the Strategic Plan related to diversity, equity and inclusion and advancing program, policy and staff development opportunities.

This is a part time position working 20 hours/week typically between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday but hours of work will vary based on the needs of the position and agency. This may include working occasional evenings and weekends.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the agency on building internal and external cultural connections/relationships to advance the goals of the program.
  • Lead on planning and coordinating cultural activities for agency participants and staff
  • Orientates, supports and mentors staff assuming the role of Knowledge Keepers who are cultural liaisons to their respective program areas. 
  • Facilitate quarterly meetings with the Knowledge Keepers, and to support them to integrate knowledge and cultural programming into their respective programs. 
  • Communicate within the agency all cultural activities and maintaining a current calendar of available activities.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with community Elders and other community resources that help to build and fulfill cultural programing needs.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • A Degree or Diploma in the field of human/health services, or community development
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in program planning and delivery, with an emphasis on cultural support services 
  • A valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle 
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Clear Criminal Record Check and Child Intervention Check dated within 90 days of start date
  • COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory for all Terra staff volunteers and contractors.  Successful candidates will be required to agreed to comply with Terra mandatory vaccine policy and provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of their employment before commencement.

Knowledge and Abilities

  • Demonstrated excellence in building authentic supportive relationships
  • Demonstrated knowledge of MS Office
  • Demonstrated to work independently
  • Grant writing experience an asset.
  • Experience with developing and monitoring program budgets
  • Posses an innovative spirit
  • Knowledge of and relationship with cultural teachers e.g., Elders and community knowledge keepers, as well as an understanding of the truth and reconciliation recommendations, the impacts of colonization and intergenerational trauma is required.

Core Behavioral Competencies

Terra values are core to the organization.  We strive to hire individuals who possess these behavioural competencies at all levels of the organization.

  • Personal Leadership: practices inclusion, communicates openly and effectively, demonstrates self-awareness 
  • Productive Relationships: develops networks, collaborates, develops self and others 
  • Results Focus: applies outcomes-based problem solving and systems thinking, demonstrates evidence-informed decision making  
  • Service Excellence: practices innovation, facilitates a culture of learning, demonstrates continuous improvement  
  • Program Planning: design, plan, coordinate, facilitation of groups
  • Finance: manage allocated financial resources for program delivery 
  • Communication skills: excellent both written and oral; evidenced in grant writing and reporting to funders
  • Community Relations: well developed engagement skills, strong networking

Diversity

Fifty one percent of the young parents served by Terra are Indigenous.  The agency promotes and expects staff to invest in building knowledge and skills to be culturally competent in serving this population and all BIPOC. Engaging in ceremony and cultural activities is stressed to promote experiential learning.  The Strategic Plan includes intentional actions to advance the agency efforts related to diversity, equity and inclusion.

As an agency we are working to build a foundation of knowledge and skills to be an antiracist organization, to understand and respond to systemic racism that creates barriers and inequality in the workplace and in society.

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 skills, qualifications and attributes required for employment and alignment to agency core values.

Salary

The salary range for the position is $23 920 to $25 520/year.  Upon completion of a probationary period, we offer a comprehensive, competitive, extended health benefits package including RRSP contribution.

Closing Date: Until position is filled

How to Apply

Please email your résumé and cover letter that demonstrates your alignment to the Terra values and core competencies; submit to: Human Resources, hr@careersforcommunity.ca. Please include 21-008TERRA, Cultural Services Coordinator in the subject line of the email.