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Friday, November 22, 2019

COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT > MBA PROGRAM


COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MBA | Earn your MBA on Weekends in Calgary or Edmonton: With classes scheduled about 16 weekends a year, this MBA program https://www.cbu.ca/academic-programs/program/mba-ced/ caters to working people needing flexibility to balance work, family/studies, in either Calgary or Edmonton. The MBA in Community Economic Development resonates with people working in the public sector, community organizations, social enterprises/entrepreneurs, attracting learners who want to make a difference in their organizations/communities.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/cape-breton-university-27538115823 ||| This CBU MBA is also accessible to non-degree applicants who have significant managerial experience, as well as to degree applicants with non-business degree backgrounds. All courses are delivered face-to-face on weekends by acclaimed faculty from all across Canada, allowing you to advance your career while continuing to work by earning your MBA degree in 24 to 26 months. Fully approved by Alberta's Minister of Advanced Education and Technology. Check it Out! –

In Calgary: Thursday Nov. 28th at SAIT 10:00 am. | 12noon | 4:00 pm. and 6:00 pm. |||
· Friday Nov. 29th at SAIT 10:00 am. | 4:00 pm. and 6:00 pm. AND · Friday Nov. 29th at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce 12noon and 2:00 pm. > In Edmonton: Sunday Dec. 1st at NAIT 11:00 am. and 4:00 pm. ||| Monday Dec. 2nd at NAIT 4:00 pm. and 6:00 pm. AND Tuesday Dec. 3rd at NAIT 10:00 am. | 12noon and 4:00 pm.

Monday, November 4, 2019

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | ECF - Communications Director |


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY 
| Position: Communications Director | Closing Date: Position will be available January 2nd, 2020 though the posting will stay open until a suitable candidate is chosen. 

| Salary Range: Commensurate with experience & background. | Position Summary: Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Communications Director will drive strategic leadership as a recognized leader, strategist, innovator, and change agent, who demonstrates the ability to execute in complex environments with multiple interests. As the leader of the Department this role is tasked with advancing the Foundation’s communications strategic agenda by building a robust|diverse communications strategy & plan. This includes the development, formulation, execution and support of the organization’s communication strategy and plan. In addition, this role will be responsible for the development of strategic partnership and the integration of activities across the organization and with community partners.

Key Responsibilities: 20% Lead and cultivate an environment of entrepreneurship, a consultative approach, and a focus on communications excellence; Responsible for seeking out opportunities to promote ECF and messaging; Acts as an ambassador for the Foundation by attending meetings with charities and other stakeholders as required. | 20% Create|collaborate with diverse partners on key communications projects and products; Oversee the development, distribution and promotion of “Legacy in Action” magazine; Oversee the development, distribution and promotion of “Vital Signs” in partnership with the Edmonton Social Planning Council. | 30% Guide a team of high-performance communication professionals to lead and coordinate key strategic functions that communications needs of the organization; Oversee the development, distribution and promotion of annual events including but not limited to the Annual Meeting, Annual Professional Advisor & Donor Appreciation Events; Responsible for the “The Well-Endowed Podcast.” | 30% Collaborate with staff from other departments to ensure alignment with corporate strategies, programs and initiatives; Act as a support unit to ECF’s departments; Manage and implement ECF’s social media strategy; Explore innovative ways to promote ECF’s branding targeting specific communities.

Qualifications || Education and Experience: A related degree combined with a minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible communications management experience. Preference will be given to candidates with a related master’s degree and 6 years of progressively responsible communications management experience. Equivalencies may be considered. || Specific Skills: Specific skills and experience should include experience with budgeting, statistical, and quantitative analysis skills, experience in convening, connecting, integrating and solution seeking, ability to consult and develop creative solutions; leadership ability to motivate, mentor, support and influence a diverse team of staff and create a high performance work environment.  In addition, demonstrated ability as a big picture thinker and planner demonstrating successful communication and event planning and implementation; proven ability to build and develop strategic partnerships with diverse stakeholders; and exceptional communication abilities including listening, presentation and writing skills. ||

· Edmonton Community Foundation is committed to considering diverse applicants including people who are Indigenous, of colour, LGBTQ2S+, and/or with disabilities. We encourage people from within these communities to apply. Note: Applications should be submitted by email only, please.

Please send CV/cover letter to:
Martin Garber-Conrad, CEO
Edmonton Community Foundation
e: 
Martin@ecfoundation.org

EISA | PRIVATE SPONSORSHIP of REFUGEES SESSION | 11.14.19

Edmonton Immigrant Services Association

Edmonton Immigrant Services Association 
http://www.eisa-edmonton.org/ in collaboration with the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) in Edmonton is hosting a free session on sponsoring refugees as a Group of Five through Canada’s Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) Program. Guest Speaker: Christina Hamer, PhD. ||| Topics covered will include: Recent changes and updates to the PSR program; Specific requirements for Groups of Five; Eligibility and admissibility requirements for refugees being sponsored; The sponsorship process; How to identify an acceptable proof of refugee status; and which forms need to be completed.

Date: Nov 14th. 2019 | Time: 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Venue: #201, 11310-107 Avenue, NW, Edmonton, AB
Details & Registration: BZouhdi@eisa-edmonton.org

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | CMHA - EDMONTON REGION |


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | CMHA-ER | Position: Recovery Facilitator | Terms: Casual Staff | Hours: Variable. Courses range in length from 7 hours to 18 hours | Salary/Wage: $31.50 per hour | Closing Date: Open until suitable candidates are found | About: CMHA Edmonton is a non-profit organization that envisions mentally healthy people in caring communities. We increase awareness and understanding of mental health, mental illness, recovery, and suicide prevention through education. We support the resilience and recovery of people in distress including those affected by mental illness or suicide by providing crisis intervention; safe, long-term and affordable housing; peer connections; suicide grief and family support; advocacy and wayfinding; and providing opportunities to improve your wellness. Join us and make a difference in the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness and stressful situations including abuse, violence, and suicide.

Recovery College Abstract | Recovery College is offered at multiple CMHAs across Canada. It is built upon the belief that people with lived experience have expert knowledge about recovery and that peer support is an essential ingredient to wellness. All Recovery College courses are co-developed and co-facilitated by people with lived experience. Courses are open to anyone who wishes to improve their wellness and are offered free of charge. Each course has stated learning objectives and the effectiveness and impact of the courses are being continually evaluated.

Job Summary: Reporting to the Recovery College Coordinator, the Recovery Facilitator provides facilitation of Recovery College courses which are open to individuals experiencing a mental health concern, mental illness and/or addiction, as well as caregivers. This position will co-facilitate with a Peer Facilitator and together they will both demonstrate the competencies of Recovery College which include: hope, collaboration, personal growth, recovery planning, communication, creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, managing information, capacity building and inclusivity. Recovery Facilitators are responsible for ensuring that all the required paperwork is completed accurately to ensure effective course evaluation. Monthly conference calls with supervisors and other Recovery College facilitators are required to assist information flow and continual learning as a team. Courses are offered weekdays, evenings, and weekends and in multiple locations. Flexible availability is an asset.

Qualifications & Experience | Successful completion of Recovery College training. Training is offered several times throughout the year. Successful applicants will be invited to attend the training at no charge. Familiarity with the guiding principles of peer support as detailed by Peer Support Canada, a deep commitment to understanding the recovery model. Successful attainment and maintenance of Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training is an asset. Experience working or volunteering within addictions or mental health is an asset. Acceptable attainment and maintenance of a Police Information Check with a Vulnerable Sector Check and an Intervention Record Check.

Skills & Abilities | Strong interpersonal, relationship building, verbal|written communication skills, intra-group conflict management. Ability to actively listen, ask motivational questions, reframe where needed, and focus on strengths of learners. Ability to set boundaries with learners and share appropriately in a professional setting. Group facilitation and co-facilitation skills. Demonstrated understanding of mental health; mental illness and recovery; information and referral services; and crisis intervention. Knowledge of and ability to access and utilize mental health resources and networks. | TO APPLY: Submit CV/cover letter in confidence to: hr@CMHA Edmonton.ab.ca

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | CMHA EDMONTON REGION |


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | CMHA-ER | Position: Recovery College Peer Facilitator | Terms: Casual Staff | Hours: Variable. Courses range in length from 7 hours to 18 hours | Salary/Wage: $31.50 per hour | Closing Date: Open until suitable candidates are found to meet the need | About: CMHA Edmonton is a non-profit organization that envisions mentally healthy people in caring communities. We increase awareness and understanding of mental health, mental illness, recovery, and suicide prevention through education. We support the resilience and recovery of people in distress including those affected by mental illness or suicide by providing crisis intervention; safe, long-term and affordable housing; peer connections; suicide grief and family support; advocacy and wayfinding; and providing opportunities to improve your wellness. Join us and make a difference in the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness and stressful situations including abuse, violence, and suicide.

Recovery College Abstract | Recovery College is offered at multiple CMHAs across Canada. It is built upon the belief that people with lived experience have expert knowledge about recovery and that peer support is an essential ingredient to wellness. All Recovery College courses are co-developed and co-facilitated by people with lived experience. Courses are open to anyone who wishes to improve their wellness and are offered free of charge. Each course has stated learning objectives and the effectiveness and impact of our courses are being continually evaluated.

Job Summary | Reporting to the Recovery College Coordinator, CMHA Edmonton, the Peer Facilitator provides facilitation of Recovery College courses which are open to individuals experiencing a mental health concern, mental illness and/or addiction, as well as caregivers. This position will co-facilitate with a Recovery Facilitator and together they will both demonstrate the competencies of Recovery College, which include hope, collaboration, personal growth, recovery planning, communication, creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, managing information, capacity building and inclusivity. Peer Facilitators use their own recovery story to inspire hope in others and share their practical, first-hand knowledge of strategies for promoting mental health and available mental health resources. The Peer Facilitator will also be responsible for making connection calls with learners prior to the start of the course and will be issued an agency cell phone to make these calls. Monthly conference calls with supervisors and other Recovery College facilitators are required to assist information flow and continual learning as a team. Courses are offered weekdays, evenings, and weekends in multiple locations. Flexible availability is an asset.

Qualifications & Experience | Successful completion of Recovery College training. Training is offered several times throughout the year. Successful applicants will be invited to attend the training at no charge. Lived experience with a mental health concern and recovery or experience in supporting a loved one or family member with a mental health concern is required for this position. Familiarity with the guiding principles of peer support as detailed by Peer Support Canada, a deep commitment to understanding the recovery model, and a willingness to share experiences/stories as part of the peer role is required. Successful attainment|maintenance of Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is an asset. Experience working or volunteering within addiction or mental health organizations is an asset. Acceptable attainment and maintenance of a Police Information Check with a Vulnerable Sector Check and an Intervention Record Check.

Skills & Abilities | Strong interpersonal, relationship building, verbal|written communication skills, intra-group conflict management. Ability to actively listen, ask motivational questions, reframe where needed, and focus on strengths of learners. Ability to set boundaries with learners and share appropriately in a professional setting. Demonstrated understanding of mental health; mental illness & recovery; information|referral services; and crisis intervention. Knowledge of and ability to access and utilize mental health resources and networks. || TO APPLY: Submit a CV/cover letter in confidence to: hr@CMHA_edmonton.ab.ca

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | CMHA-ER | CRS-Database Curator


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | CMHA-ER https://edmonton.cmha.ca/ | Position: Community Resource Specialist – Database Curator (CRS-DC) | Terms: temporary Full-Time Contract | Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm, ending November 30, 2020 | Wage Range: $22.56 - $31.50 per hour | Closing Date: November 4, 2019. |||

About: CMHA-Edmonton is a non-profit organization that envisions mentally healthy people in caring communities. We increase awareness|understanding of mental health, mental illness, recovery, and suicide prevention through education. We support the resilience and recovery of people in distress including those affected by mental illness or suicide by providing crisis intervention; safe, long-term and affordable housing; peer connections; suicide grief and family support; advocacy and wayfinding; and providing opportunities to improve your wellness. Join us and make a difference in the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness and stressful situations including abuse, violence, and suicide.

Position Abstract: Reporting to the Team Lead, 211 Community Resource Database, the Community Resource Specialist – Database Curator (CRS-DC) is responsible for implementing activities relevant to the maintenance and expansion of 211 services across Alberta. 211 is a 24-hour information and referral line that connects people to community services such as non-emergency social, health and government services. The position is part of a team that manages the information and referral data utilized by 211, while ensuring adherence to required AIRS accreditation standards. The CRS-DC identifies and researches new and updated community services information to respond to the changing needs and resources of communities in Alberta.

Qualifications & Experience | • Related post-secondary diploma or bachelor’s degree (in a Human Services or Social Science field preferred) • Minimum 1 year of experience in a data entry/administrative support role that included proofreading, editing documents or records management and/or experience developing relationships with community organizations and stakeholders • Acceptable attainment and maintenance of a Police Information Check with a Vulnerable Sector Check and an Intervention Record Check • Successful Completion of Gender Based Analysis + Training and Brain Story Certification are an asset • Knowledge of dBase principles, including taxonomy, is an asset.

Skills & Abilities | • Strong interpersonal, verbal|written communication skills • Ability to proofread materials in different formats and utilize editing skills to make information clear & concise • Ability to work independently, set priorities and meet deadlines in a stressful environment • Organizational and problem-solving skills with a keen attention to detail, a high degree of accuracy, and excellent time management skills • Ability to maintain effective, cooperative working relationships with other staff and volunteers • Ability to liaise effectively with community agencies and maintain good relationships • Ability to research, assimilate, organize, analyze|summarize information • Typing skills & the ability to effectively use MS Office & other program software • Ability to work independently and in a team environment • Ability to set priorities and allocate time and resources effectively • Initiative in completing tasks and projects • Ability to provide constructive|positive feedback to others & be able to accept the same. 

||| TO APPLY | Please submit CV & cover letter in confidence to: hr@cmha-edmonton.ab.ca

Thursday, October 17, 2019

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | CMHA-ER | CRS Full-Time.


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | CMHA-ER | Position: Community Resource Specialist | Terms: Permanent Full Time | Hours: Sunday – Thursday 4:30PM – 12:00 AM Tuesday – Saturday 12:00 AM – 7:30 AM | Salary Range: $41,061.00 - $57,324.00 | Closing Date: Open until suitable candidate found.

About: CMHA-Edmonton is a non-profit organization that envisions mentally healthy people in caring communities. We increase awareness and understanding of mental health, mental illness, recovery, and suicide prevention through education. We support the resilience and recovery of people in distress including those affected by mental illness or suicide by providing crisis intervention; safe, long-term and affordable housing; peer connections; suicide grief|family support; advocacy & wayfinding + providing opportunities to improve your wellness. Join us and make a difference in the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness and stressful situations including abuse, violence, and suicide.

Position Abstract: Reporting to the Team Lead, 211, the Community Resource Specialist will provide assistance to individuals contacting the 211 information and referral line through phone calls, emails and/or online chat services. 211 is a 24 hour information and referral line that helps people connect to non-emergency social, health and government services. The position provides information, assistance and liaison to people calling the 211 line; gathers statistics for reporting; and assists in various ways with the activities of the Information and Referral Program. The Community Resource Specialist provides information directly for those individuals who know what they need, and utilizes questioning/probing skills to determine the needs of individuals who don’t specifically know what they are looking for.

Qualifications|Experience: Completion of Grade 12 (related post-secondary Diploma or relevant course work in a Social Science preferred) • Frontline experience on a Distress Line or in another client support role is required • Successful Completion of Gender Based Analysis + Training & Brain Story Certification are an asset • Successful attainment and maintenance of: Information and Referral Specialist Certificate & Crisis Worker Certificate • Acceptable attainment and maintenance of a Police Information Check with a Vulnerable Sector Check and an Intervention Record Check.

Skills|Abilities: Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills • Excellent telephone skills, including questioning, probing and/or interviewing abilities, to ensure individuals’ needs are being determined and appropriately met • Ability to work effectively in a stressful environment, deal with difficult situations and respond in a composed manner • Positive, helpful attitude towards assisting clients • Ability to work independently and in a team environment • Ability to set priorities and allocate time and resources effectively • Organizational, time management and problem solving skills • Demonstrated abilities and initiative in completing tasks and projects • Ability to provide constructive and positive feedback to others and be able to accept the same • Ability to be empathetic and non-judgmental when assisting clients • Keyboarding skills and the ability to effectively use Microsoft Office and other program software.

TO APPLY: Submit CV/cover letter in confidence to: hr@cmha-edmonton.ab.ca | Note: when applying please indicate preferred position (full time or part-time).