Community Engagement Coordinator (0.6 FTE)

The Community Engagement Coordinator, EndPovertyEdmonton (EPE) works with the Secretariat team and stakeholders to support the strategy to end poverty in Edmonton within a generation and advance a vision of shared prosperity for all, where every Edmontonian has an equal opportunity to live, work, participate, and thrive. 

The person in this position develops and implements engagement strategies to contribute to ending poverty in our community, with a specific focus on Indigenous community engagement.  Areas of focus include convening people and organizations, developing relationships, and advancing culturally competent poverty elimination efforts.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with the EPE Indigenous Circle to engage First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities, organizations, and individuals in Edmonton. 

  • Provide support to the Secretariat and Community Tables on overall strategy development, execution, and cultural competency.

  • Represent EPE at related collaborations and engagement opportunities.

  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with stakeholders.

  • Write and deliver reports and/or presentations for internal and external use.

  • Manage projects and provide support to other areas including communications and evaluation.

  • Related administration work.

  • Champion EPE’s values and culture with EPE staff and community.

Qualifications include:

  • Related post-secondary education and several years’ experience in social services or government; equivalent combination of education and experience considered. 

  • Experience with complex, collaborative, and systems-oriented initiatives.

  • Knowledge of traditional Indigenous protocols.

  • Experience working with Elders and traditional knowledge keepers.

  • Experience with start-up, emerging, or evolving initiatives and organizations is an asset. 

  • Experience working with small, integrated teams with shared leadership.  

  • Proficient with MS Office and related programs.

The successful candidate will also demonstrate:

  • Advanced relationship building, interpersonal, and diplomacy skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to communicate complex information in an easily understood manner; English proficiency required. 

  • Project and meeting management; group facilitation skills.

  • Ability to adapt to, and thrive amidst ambiguity and changing priorities.

  • Ability to balance long-term thinking and planning with attention to detail. 

  • Motivation and ability to work both independently and collaboratively. 

  • Ability to manage large volumes of work and several projects and assignments. 

  • Authentic and effective interpersonal and relationship-building skills.

  • Ability to think and act strategically, remaining focused on goals and objectives. 

  • Ability to effectively analyze and synthesize large volumes of complex information.

This is a part-time (0.6 FTE) temporary position funded until December 31, 2019 with a strong possibility of extension.  We offer competitive compensation and a benefits package.  You will work from the United Way of the Alberta Capital Region office (15132 Stony Plain Road, Edmonton, AB) and travel within Edmonton will be required.  Access to a vehicle is an asset.

Some evening and weekend work may be required.

Please send a cover letter and resume to by January 11, 2019.    

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