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Marketing and Event Planning Facilitator

Terra Centre

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Mission            Empowering Teen Parents to Succeed

Vision              Teen Parent Families Thrive and Enrich our Community

Job ID              21-004TERRA

As a non-profit organization that has been serving pregnant and parenting teens in Edmonton for over 45 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 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.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Marketing and Event Planning Facilitator is responsible for promoting the 50th Anniversary of Terra.  Activities include planning for targeted celebration events (board reunion) as well a major reunion event in the summer of 2022.

This is a temporary position that is 9 weeks in length working 30 hours/week.  This may include working occasional evenings and weekends.  The start date is August 3, 2021.  The position is based out of the downtown office located at 9930-106 Street.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Research and identify potential events to celebrate 50 years of community service; interview stakeholders/ staff / participants/ alumni
  • Develop workplans/budgets and logistics for events and outcomes
  • Create communication and marketing strategy and event promotion
  • Identify strategies to promote Terra 50 years of service to the broader community


  • Meet the Canada Summer Jobs youth eligibility requirements:
    • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment
    • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of employment; and,
    • Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.
  • Demonstrated superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Intermediate skills using MS Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience with social media content creation and management
  • Experience and knowledge of coordinating events in the non-profit sector

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Able to adapt communication and working style to best suit audience when interacting with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Works independently, and effectively with minimal supervision
  • Creative and generate ideas that will engage the community and organization

Other requirements:

  • 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.

Hourly Wage: $25/hour

Closing Date: July 12, 2021

How to Apply

To apply for this opportunity, please email your résumé and cover letter to: Human Resources, hr@careersforcommunity.ca. Please include the 21-004TERRA, Marketing and Event Planning Student in the Subject Line of the email.