Multicultural Health Brokers Cooperative
Posted February 15, 2017
Salary: The annual income would be between $37,800 and $45,000 per year, depending on experience.
About Us: Based in Edmonton, AB, The Multicultural Health Brokers Cooperative is a registered community Workers Co-operative with a mandate to provide culturally & linguistically appropriate support to immigrant & refugee families from around the world. We are a grassroots, hands-on organization that believes in fostering genuine, empowering and often long-term relationships with the families and communities we serve and each other in order to increase the health of individuals, families, and communities.
Positions: We are seeking Multicultural Health Brokers to work among the Filipino community in Edmonton. Strong Tagalog language skills are desired.
Role: The role of a Multicultural Health Broker is rooted in the principles of social justice/equity. She/he will enable immigrant and refugee families and communities to attain optimum health and well- being through holistic, family support, community development and system advocacy support. This Broker will work with families to support appropriate parenting, health, and positive community connections. Many of the families & children this broker works with will be in crisis, facing complex life circumstances, including child welfare involvement. The support that a Broker provides includes building one-on-one relationship with clients, walking side by side with them as they navigate through challenges - whether health, housing, economic, or relational challenges.
Context: A few of the most common things that people who work for the Co-op say is that they feel accepted for who they are, that they feel trusted and able to find their own way to work creatively and that they love the sense of personal growth in the work. We actively foster a work environment that is caring, egalitarian in tone, and respectful of your creative energy. We also believe in on-going professional development and gathering together in ways that fosters support and learning from each other.
TO APPLY: Please check out our website for further information and a more detailed idea of what we are looking for.
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Cultural Connections Institute-The Learning Exchange Edmonton (CCI-LEX)
Posted February 10, 2017
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Time Commitment: 5-10 hours per month
Time & Day of Volunteer Engagement: Weekday Evenings, Board Meetings are usually held the 3rd Monday of each month.
About Us: We’re a non-profit, charitable organization offering English as a Second Language classes to refugees, permanent and temporary residents, and citizens in Canada. Our mission is to promote personal growth for adults through English language instruction and the exchange of cultural knowledge.
Job Description: Successful candidates will be required to attend board meetings, usually on a monthly basis, and are expected to join one of the four committees: Human Resources, Governance, Fund Development and Community Engagement, or Finance. Successful candidates will assist the organization with policy creation and overall strategic planning and direction to ensure continued quality language programming is delivered.
Desired Skills: Skills in any of the following areas would be considered assets: fund development, board governance, public relations, and business development.
Other Requirements: Police record check, and references.
TO APPLY – Please contact: Jillian Gamez | e: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Posted January 3, 2017
Position: Senior Fund Development Officer
Abstract: Do you want a unique opportunity to be at the ground level to develop and grow a fund development program? The Fund Development Officer will implement Year 1 start-up infrastructures and processes in MFRS’ 5 year Integrated Plan. These include the creation and management of: a community outreach program, volunteer fund development team, annual giving strategies, on-line campaign, donor stewardship, grant solicitation, and donor and grant database research and management. The Fund Development Officer will also support the Board of Directors increase their fund development capacity.
Requirements: Post-secondary education; preferably a bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience and education; Three years’ experience in fund development; experience in Annual Giving is essential; Experience and proven success with grant research & writing; Experience in using different and innovative strategies in fund development would be an asset; Knowledge of federal and provincial legislation affecting charities; Knowledge of the management of volunteer resources; Knowledge of the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy's Ethical Fundraising and Financial Accountability Code; Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation is an asset.
Key Deliverables: Increase MFRS Individual donor base; Create volunteer fund development team; Increase community exposure of MFRS through outreach activities; Organize an on-line giving campaign; Board, volunteer, and staff fund development training; Secure funding through various avenues including individual and business donations, grants and partnerships; Develop new partnerships.
Terms of Position: This position is currently 0.5 FTE or approximately 20 hours per week from February 1st, 2017 –December 31st, 2017, with the possibility of extension. Remuneration will commensurate with knowledge and experience ($33,000-37,000). A candidate must be flexible and able to commit to the hours that are needed to complete their duties and responsibilities.
TO APPLY: Please submit your CV/cover letter in confidence to: email@example.com
Deadline to Apply: January 19th 2017.
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Posted December 15, 2016
Position: Age of Wisdom Collective Animator
Terms: This is a twelve month half-time position from January, 2017 to December, 2017.
Hours of Work: Flexible as agreed with the supervisor. The average total hours of work will be approximately 20 hours per week.
Overview: This position is the result of the Multicultural Health Broker Cooperative (MCHB) continual collaboration with the Edmonton Senior Coordinating Council (ESCC), the Multicultural Women and Senior Services Association and the City of Edmonton. Phase 2 is to move forward and build on the Edmonton Senior Coordinating Council research report, The Age of Wisdom: Giving Voice to Edmonton’s Immigrant Seniors and Identifying Their Needs (2015)
Background: This research report was the first phase (Phase 1) of Age of Wisdom. The results of the report and three subsequent discussion gatherings identified the need of a network/collective of immigrant/refugee seniors, ethno-cultural community leaders, service providing agencies and public institutions to work on identified issues and actions for change.
Context: Purpose of the Age of Wisdom Collective (AOWC) – The purpose of the Age of Wisdom Collective (Collective) is to be a collective voice for addressing immigrant and refugee senior issues through the sharing and critical analysis of common issues among seniors within ethno-cultural communities and representatives from the public institutions. Through shared understanding, the Collective will develop and implement a plan to put timely and long term solutions in place to resolve these issues.
Role of the Age of Wisdom Collective Animator - To develop a collective voice for addressing immigrant and refugee senior issues under the guidance of the Collective’s nucleus with supervision from the Executive Director of the Multicultural Health Broker Co-op and support from the Advisory Team.
Responsibilities Research and Information Gathering: Research on issues, sustainable collective infrastructure and timely opportunities | Information gathering on possible members from key public institutions, academia, service providers, and government. Project Planning Design and facilitate the coming together processes of seniors and natural leaders and other key participants; Promote and encourage immigrant and refugee seniors and community leaders to participate; Design and implement the Forum.
Animation: Foster relationship building between all sectors with connections to seniors including colleagues from key public institutions, academia, service providers and government; Share and facilitate discussion of key research and ideas; Facilitate the Identification of one issue to focus advocacy efforts; Facilitate discussions & encourage identification of actionable steps; Synthesize collective meeting’s discussions and recommend possible next steps; Facilitate and capture reflection discussions and key input on sustainable structure for the Collective in Phase 3; Project Evaluation - Working with the evaluator, Support the development of reflection. questions; Implement self and group evaluations; Support the design of forum evaluation and implementation. Administration: Organize collective planning meetings as identified by Collective members; Establish and maintain a contact information database of Collective members, stakeholders and participants; Liaise with the Advisory Group for updates and strategizing; Prepare report of the Forum for continuing advocacy; Write and submit final report; Share final report with participants; Other activities as required.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a post-secondary degree in health promotion, community development, adult education or other related disciplines. Relevant experience will be considered.
Skills & Experience: Experience working with diverse ethno-cultural communities; Experience working with seniors; Experience in community development and intercultural engagement; Excellent facilitation skills; Relationship building skills; Experience in research and report writing; Critical and creative thinking skills. Ability to work independently; Highly motivated; Excellent time management skills.
APPLY TO:eMail firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Deadline: January 06, 2017
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ALS Society of Alberta
Posted November 4, 2016
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Position: Client Service Coordinator- North Region, Maternity Leave (6 months)
Terms: This is a full time 35 hour position based out of our Edmonton office. Travel is required, as well as a current Criminal Record Check.
Context: The ALS Society of Alberta is a non-profit society dedicated to making every day the best possible day for people living with and affected by ALS by providing support, facilitating the provision of care, promoting awareness, helping to find a cure and advocating for change. Reporting to the Manager-North Region, the Client Services Coordinator will provide supports for clients and their families living with ALS in Edmonton and north region of Alberta.
Position Abstract: The Client Services Coordinator provides support to clients and their families affected by ALS. This position works closely with other allied health care providers to assist people affected by ALS to access appropriate supports and services, provide information about ALS, organize and facilitate support groups, maintain ongoing contact with the client and their families, provide support through their changing needs and educate other service providers on ALS.
Education, Training & Experience: Qualifications include a minimum of 3 years’ experience in health care, social work or a related field. A postsecondary degree in a related field is required. The successful candidate must have strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills. Experience working in an interdisciplinary team model would be an asset. Knowledge of ALS is required.
TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter/CV in confidence to: email@example.com. The position will be posted until a suitable candidate is found. We thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. It is the policy of the ALS Society of Alberta that all successful candidates will be subject to an extensive background check.
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