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Program Coordinator – Community and School Based Programs

Are you interested in working as a part of a multi-disciplinary team that coordinates and delivers school based programs for children and youth? e4c is hiring a Program Coordinator that focuses on the planning and coordination of school based programs including:

  • School Based Nutrition – provides healthy nutritious food each school day to thousands of children/youth experiencing food insecurity.

  • Out of School Time (including ArtStart and Young Chefs) – provides free out of school time programs, for children and youth that utilize art or nutrition as a means of developing fundamental life skills.

Providing guidance and hands on leadership the Program Coordinator plays a key role in ensuring the success of e4c school based programs.  Working hand in hand with nutrition support staff, program volunteers and student placements the program coordinator ensures a successful and smooth operation.

Hours: Monday to Friday for 40 hours per week requiring a use of personal vehicle and travel around Edmonton.

Why Join Our Team        

  • The opportunity to make a difference in your community.
  • You will be a part of a supportive team of dedicated professionals.
  • In-house collaborative training opportunities to build knowledge, skills and tools relevant to your role.
  • Full time position includes: health, dental, matching RRSP contributions, sick days, 3 weeks’ vacation, an employee assistance program and other work related benefits.

In Your Role You Will

  • Deliver ArtStart, Young Chefs and School Nutrition Programs to school age children.
  • Supervise and coordinate Nutrition Support Workers, program volunteers, and student placements.
  • Support program staff in program delivery, adherence to the Alberta Nutritional Guidelines for Children and Youth, COVID 19 procedures and protocols, and safe food handling practices.
  • Create nutritious, culturally appropriate and fiscally sustainable menus.
  • Work with schools and staff to coordinate School Nutrition Programs and OST program registrations and referrals.
  • Develop educational resources and programming for children.
  • Maintain School Nutrition, Summer Nutrition, Young Chefs and ArtStart manuals, handbooks, materials and resources.
  • Conduct budgeting and reporting related activities for each program.
  • Collect data and generate program reporting statistics.
  • Prepare and submit monthly debit and credit card reconciliations, Invoice and expense processing and bi-weekly payroll summaries.
  • Actively participate in the recruitment, selection, and training of Nutrition Support Workers.
  • Facilitate communication and foster relationships with e4c team members, school staff, parents, students and community partners.

Education and Certifications


  • Post-secondary education in Education, Child Development, Child and Youth Care, Nutrition, Food Science, Community Development or other related fields.
  • Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Check.
  • Intervention Record Check.
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License, Vehicle Insurance ($2 million liability), Registration, Driver’s Abstract.


  • AHS Food Handler Certification.
  • First Aid/CPR.
  • Trauma Informed or Harm Reduction experience/training considered an asset.
  • Mental Health First Aid considered an asset.


  • 2+ years’ coordinating and delivering programming while working with multiple stakeholders within a school setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with school communities, children and diverse communities.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Food Security within a School Setting.
  • Food service and/or food service management.
  • Budget analysis and management.
  • Data collection and reporting.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively with multiple agencies and partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize work and to work independently or in a team settings.
  • Knowledge of the nonprofit sector.
  • Proficient in MS Outlook, Word, Excel, database applications, virtual meeting applications, and computer operations.
  • Experience with supervision and training of staff considered an asset.
  • Equivalencies may be considered with a combination of work experience and education.

Posting Closing Date: August 3rd, 2021

At e4c diversity is our strength. We embrace diversity and offer equal opportunities to all qualified applicants. We welcome your application regardless of origin, culture, ethnicity, age, ability, gender identity, sexual orientation or faith.