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Community Developer

Are you a self-starter, community connector and want to contribute to building neighborhood initiatives? Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit in evolving inner-city neighborhoods and its residents in creating community engagement opportunities according to an interdependent affordable housing model? You will identify new opportunities to create quality programming, coordinating community gatherings and providing individual tenant supports. You will build relationships with residents, committees, community groups and partners in neighborhoods served by e4c including Boyle Street, Alberta Avenue and McCauley.

Hours: 40 hours per week during office hours with some evenings and weekends work that may be required.

Why Join Our Team        

  • Empower people through meaningful opportunities and positively impact those we walk alongside.
  • In-house collaborative training opportunities and supervisory coaching sessions to build knowledge, skills and tools relevant to your role and duties.
  • Robust benefit program, RRSP contributions, 3 weeks’ vacation, EAP and other work related benefits.
  • Connect with a variety of stakeholders – team members, residents, general public and community groups to build and model positive neighbor relations.

In Your Role You Will

  • Identify, build and maintain relationships with residents, committees and community groups to assist with community engagement opportunities.
  • Develop, coordinate and facilitate community programming and workshops.
  • Create a safe and supportive environment for tenant activities at Sorenson Place and other Affordable Housing properties.
  • Promote and distribute programming information to the community.
  • Support volunteers in participating and coordinating community events.
  • Create, share and manage content on social media accounts.
  • Liaise and serve as a point of contact with tenants, community members, groups, and institutions.
  • Assist community members in systems and resources navigation.
  • Prepare programming statistics, reports and expenses.

Education and Certifications

Required

  • Diploma in community development, social work or related human services field.
  • Police Check with Vulnerable Sector Check.
  • Intervention Record Check.
  • Standard First Aid/CPR.
  • Suicide Intervention Training.
  • Requires the use of a personal vehicle with valid Driver’s License, $2 million liability insurance, vehicle registration and driver’s abstract.

Recommended 

  • Trainings in: Asset Based Community Development, Trauma Informed Practice, De-escalation, Harm Reduction, Cultural Competency would be an asset.

Experience

  • 4+ years of community development experience including facilitating community based activities.
  • Knowledge and experience on issues of homelessness, addictions, mental health, cultural awareness, inner city and indigenous communities in and around the city of Edmonton.
  • Knowledge and experience about the Residential Tenancies Act and other competencies around affordable housing.
  • Knowledge and experience using harm reduction, trauma informed, person-centered and asset based community development approaches.
  • Understanding and experience practicing the TRC’s recommendations for reconciling with Indigenous communities is an asset.
  • Experience with planning and managing community outreach events is an asset.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, database applications, computer operation and social media channels.

Apply

When applying, please submit a thoughtful Cover Letter and Resume outlining your interest and experiences for this position to:

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.

Thank you to all those who apply. Only those short-listed will be contacted.