Engagement Coordinator Position (Temporary)

Calgary Catholic Immigration Society - Calgary, AB (30+ days ago)

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CCIS’s Family & Children’s Services (FCS) division is searching for an Engagement Coordinator and is accepting applications from qualified job seekers! This opportunity is for 40 hours per week, working occasional weekends and evenings.

NOTE: This is an 8-month temporary position, beginning in March 2020

CCIS aims to develop Newcomer children’s English language and social-emotional skills, through experiential Social Emotional Learning. The skills developed through this program can then be used in school and community settings, supporting Newcomer children’s ability to succeed.

CCIS requires an Engagement Coordinator to support the inherent resilience of Newcomer children in a culturally responsive manner.

Reporting to the Director of Family & Children’s Services, our Engagement Coordinator leads the delivery of programming to help engage recently arrived Newcomer children/families. The Engagement Coordinator is responsible for a variety of programming, including the Connect Calgary Program and the Children’s Summer Program. These programs, in partnership with the City of Calgary Community & Neighborhood Services, offer recreational and educational activities that enhance social-emotional wellbeing, school readiness and literacy.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop, implement, and participate in community engagement programs for immigrant children/families, including a 9-week full-time children’s summer program and the Connect Calgary Program during the school year.
Plan and schedule guest speakers, field trips, and other activities to supplement program curriculums
Provide leadership to staff and volunteers in arranging for instructions/access to programs and facilities and in conducting programming.
Publicize programs to CCIS Counselors and immigrant families to encourage participation.
Ensure that safety standards and procedures are followed.
Liaise with partners (City of Calgary Community & Neighborhood Services, Parks, etc).
Work closely with partner agencies that offer support and programming to children and youth and/or vulnerable populations.
Identify, initiate and deepen relationships with various community stakeholders.
Participate in the preparation of regular, special and statistical reports as required.
Develop program policies and procedures if required.
Develop and maintain effective professional and cordial relationships at all levels within organizations

Completion of a Post-Secondary Education Program. A degree is preferred.
Minimum of two years of training and experience in recreational/sports programming and/or Teaching English as a Second Language
A combination of education and experience may be considered
Demonstrated leadership, strong project management, organizational, time management and coordination skills.
Experience working with diverse populations
Comprehensive knowledge of community resources
Willingness to work select weekends and evenings and to occasionally adjust hours to accommodate the needs of the job
As travel to various program sites in Calgary is necessary, a current driver’s license and access to a vehicle is required
Fluency in a second language is considered an asset

To Apply:
Interested? Please forward a cover letter and current resume to hr@ccisab.ca. Please include “Application to Engagement Coordinator FCS” in the subject line of your email.

Applications will be accepted until 11:59pm on March 15, 2020 or until a suitable candidate is selected.

We thank all applicants for your interest, however, only those selected to compete further for this position will be contacted.

Additional Information

CCIS – Who We Are

CCIS (Calgary Catholic Immigration Society) is a nonprofit organization that provides settlement and integration services to all immigrants and refugees in Southern Alberta. Since our inception in 1981, we have been a community leader with solid experience in the design and delivery of comprehensive services for our newest neighbours. We deliver these services through a dynamic multi-cultural, multi-denominational and multi-disciplinary team of professionals who collectively speak over 60 languages.

From airport reception to a first job interview, CCIS’s programs and services have been designed to assist immigrants and refugees through all phases of the settlement and integration process. CCIS is committed to welcoming and serving newcomers of all races, ethnic and national origins, cultural backgrounds and religions, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions.

CCIS – Family & Children’s Services Division

The Family & Children's Services division operates on a holistic, strength-based philosophy, to:

Facilitate the integration of families and children into the community,
Enhance the provision of services to newcomers by community resources,
Strengthen families and the community, and
Promote the healthy development of children.

Services and programs include:
Connect Calgary, Social Recreation Program
Cross Cultural Children's Centre
Cultural Brokerage Program
Interpretation & Translation Service
Parent Link Family Resource Centre
Triple P Program