Position title
Program Assistant

The Program Assistant works with the Program Coordinator to organize and deliver Financial Empowerment programming. This includes Make Tax Time Pay, our free volunteer-led tax program, Empower U, a financial literacy program for low-income women, and other financial literacy programs. The Program Assistant would respond to emerging program needs to ensure that objectives are achieved in an efficient, professional, and timely manner.


What you bring to the team
  • You are excited about empowering our most vulnerable community members.
  • You have experience working with marginalized populations or people experiencing poverty.
  • You are passionate about treating people with respect and kindness.
  • You have managed or worked with volunteers.
  • You are organized and adaptable.
  • You have facilitated group activities or workshops.
  • You are comfortable with computer and technology troubleshooting.
  • You are a people person eager to interact with community members on a daily basis.
  • You do not need any prior experience with finances or taxes but are interested in learning about financial literacy to support our volunteers and community members.

Important work you will do at e4c
  • Work closely with the Financial Empowerment team to plan, implement, supervise, and evaluate 2022’s Make Tax Time Pay program. In 2021, this program helped put over $7 million dollars back into the pockets of our community members.
  • Recruit, train, and support our volunteers.
  • Organize and facilitate group-training sessions for volunteers on tax filing and applying for government benefits.
  • Organize, prepare, and deliver program supplies to tax sites in locations throughout the Edmonton area (in adherence with public health protocols).
  • Ensure timely and accurate record-keeping and file management.
  • Update forms and information sheets in preparation for tax season.
  • Assist with the evaluation of the program.
  • Assist community members with booking appointments over the phone or online.
  • Recruit participants for Empower U and support program delivery.
  • Help clients navigate the process of applying for government benefits and supports.

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, e4c continues to take action to protect persons served and staff. Strategies related to e4c’s response to COVID-19 are driven by the guiding principle of taking all reasonable precautions and measures to protect the health and safety of both persons served and staff. In keeping with this intentional purpose, COVID-19 Full Vaccination is a condition of employment for all employees at e4c.  If an individual is unable to be vaccinated due to a protected ground as defined in the Alberta Human Rights Act, e4c will consider requests for a reasonable accommodation. Candidates seeking a reasonable accommodation on this basis will be required to provide relevant documentation in support of the request for a reasonable accommodation.

Employment Type
Full-time, Temporary, 7 month position
Job Location
Date posted
November 29, 2021
Closing Date
December 10, 2021
Salary and Benefits

Competitive Salary
Professional Development Opportunities
Employee Family Assistance Program (EFAP)

Background Check Process & Requirements

Prior to successful employment with e4c, applicants are required to submit a Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Check and Intervention Record Check (IRC).

Please apply for your Police Intervention Check with Vulnerable Sector Search via your local RCMP detachment or Edmonton Police Service.

You are encouraged to apply for your Intervention Record Check immediately.  There is no cost to apply for an IRC. To access the IRC application form click below.  Please email your completed form  with picture ID to  CS-IRCrequest@gov.ab.ca

Intervention Record Check Form

Must be able to pass CRA tax volunteer screening requirements.


Please send a thoughtful cover letter and resume to careers@e4calberta.org.

Please include the position(s) title you are applying for in the subject line.


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Position: Program Assistant

Thank you for submitting your application and for your interest in e4c. Due to the volume of applications we receive, only individuals who have been shortlisted will be contacted.