Company Name:
The Mustard Seed Society
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Location:
Calgary, Alberta
Country:
Canada
Industry:
Social Services
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
Contact:
ID
6461
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Community Engagement Coordinator

The Mustard Seed is a Christian humanitarian organization whose vision is to build community, grow hope and support change. Intentionally following Jesus Christ and partnering with the community, The Mustard Seed combats the root causes of poverty in Alberta and works to create positive, lasting change in the lives of those we serve. The Mustard Seed provides basic services - food, clothing and housing, and support services – education and employment, to those living in poverty within Alberta.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Mustard Seed’s Community Engagement team fosters a Christ-centered understanding of poverty and homelessness to transform worldviews and mobilize the community. The team facilitates experiential and educational opportunities for people of all ages to broaden their knowledge of issues surrounding poverty and homelessness.

To this end, The Community Engagement Coordinator will support the design, development and implementation of Community Engagement programming in Calgary. The Community Engagement Coordinator will create and foster relationships with churches, schools and post-secondary institutions to advance understanding of homelessness and poverty, and to mobilize the community to be part of building hope and wellbeing for our most vulnerable citizens.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Creating and fostering relationships by networking with, and making presentations and speaking to a diverse range of groups including churches, educational institutions and the wider community
  • Facilitating the various community engagement programs that take place throughout the year such as DemoCrew, DemoCrewPlunge & CollegeCrew 
  • Executing strong administrative duties to track and evaluate programming, relationships and student engagement
  • In conjunction with the Community Engagement Manager & HR team, contribute to the recruitment, training, and support of summer interns and practicum students
  • Providing strong social media services & contribute to an ongoing social media strategy
  • Assisting the Community Engagement Manager with the development and implementations of new initiatives to increase awareness around issues of poverty, homelessness and exits from homelessness for staff, volunteers, and the general public

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Minimum of an undergraduate degree; studies in fields related to development and social justice considered an asset
  • 3+ years of related experience working with communities affected by poverty and homelessness
  • Proven ability to network and build strategic partnerships
  • Excellent public speaking skills; preaching experience considered an asset
  • Excellent administrative, time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, public relations and group facilitation skills
  • Demonstrated success in leading and managing staff and volunteers
  • Self-motivated and capacity to work independently
  • Competent with Microsoft Office
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and/or video editing considered an asset

OTHER INFORMATION

  • This is a permanent fulltime 40 hours per week position
  • Evening and weekend work might be required
  • A medium level of physical fitness is necessary for leading DemoCrew programming
  • Access to a vehicle for frequent external meetings and presentations required
  • Employment Security Check is required
  • As The Mustard Seed is a Christian ministry, we require our employees to be in agreement and to sign our statement of faith
  • Must have legal authorization to work in Canada on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer

Start date: once a suitable candidate is found

Apply online using our Position Application Form on our Careers page. (https://themustardseedhr.wufoo.eu/forms/position-application-form/)

The Mustard Seed offers a competitive compensation package including 100% employer paid extended health and dental benefits for staff and dependents, matching RRSP after one year of service, and flex days. The Mustard Seed embraces the concept of employment equity, which includes fair representation, anti-discrimination and reasonable accommodation.

Privacy Policy: The Mustard Seed follows the principles of privacy therefore the privacy policy will be adhered to. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  The Mustard Seed reserves the right to amend job advertisements. No phone calls please.