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Manager, Early Childhood Development

Terra Centre

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Mission: Empowering Teen Parents to Succeed

Vision: Teen Parent Families Thrive and Enrich our Community

Job ID: 22-018TERRA

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:

The Manager is responsible for the daily operations of the Child and Family Support Centre ensuring the provision of high-quality care and early childhood programming to registered children.  The Child & Family Support Centre is licensed for 77 children ages 0- 3 years of age and serves teen parents who are attending an educational program at Braemar School or post-secondary institution.  The Manager provides leadership and consultation to agency programs to integrate early childhood development services and represents Terra to the greater community, partnerships, and in agency initiatives.

Key responsibilities

  • Maintain primary responsibility for the implementation and advancement of the Alberta Early Learning and Care Framework as the foundational guide to practice at the Child and Family Support Centre.
  • Responsible for alignment of program goals with the agency strategic plan.
  • Collaborate with community agencies, post-secondary and Agency partners to support knowledge sharing, growth and development of the sector.
  • Responsible for leadership, coaching and mentorship of child and family support Centre. staff.
  • Prepare and monitor the annual program budget that sustains annual operations of the Centre.
  • Implementation and oversight of administrative systems for data collection and reporting.
  • Participate in a process of continuous learning and professional development.
  • Plan and implement continuous learning and professional development of program staff.


  • Degree and or Diploma in Early Learning and Childcare
  • Alberta Childcare Level 3 Certification
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience managing the operations of a childcare facility.
  • Proof of full vaccination COVID-19 as a condition of their employment before commencement.
  • Valid Driver’s License, Vehicle Registration, Vehicle Insurance with 2 million Liability
  • Drivers Abstract
  • A current (within last 6 month) Criminal Record Check and CWIS Record Check are required
  • Current First Aid certificate
  • Must be at least 18 years old

Knowledge and Abilities

  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of the Alberta Early Learning and Care Framework
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of the Alberta Early Learning and Child Care Regulations
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of the Alberta Health Services, Health and Safety Guidelines or Child Care Facilities
  • Maintain knowledge of the Alberta Nutritional Guidelines for Children and Youth
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the needs, issues, and the emerging trends within the childcare field and within the teen parent population.

Core Behavioral Competencies

Terra values are core to the organization. We strive to hire individuals who possess these behavioral 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


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 Black Indigenous and People of Colour.  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.

Vaccine Policy

As a condition of employment, all Terra employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencement.

Salary $ 60,000 – $ 65,000 commensurate with experience.

Closing Date:  September 23, 2022.

How to Apply

To Apply: Please email your résumé and cover letter to: Human Resources, hr@careersforcommunity.ca. Please include 22-018TERRA in subject line of the email.