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Calgary, Alberta
Social Services
Position type:
Part Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Program Coordinator

Position Summary

The Program Coordinator is responsible for planning and implementing the People’s Coalition to Advance Fairness and Equity (People’s CAFÉ), a project designed to address three priority issues impacting social inclusion in marginalized communities (1) Systemic & Institutional Discrimination (2) Equitable Access to Systems, Services and Resources (3) Immigration Issues Affecting Equitable Rights and Participation.  This position will utilize skills in community engagement and organizing, systems change work and community capacity building to increase meaningful participation of the marginalized sector in social, economic and political life of society and attain individual and community resiliency. 

This project is part of a province wide initiative called Coalitions Creating Equity (CCE). It is funded by Alberta Human Rights Commission’s Education and Multiculturalism Grant Program (AHRM). It is a two-year pilot project that will bring together community networks, organizations and individuals in Alberta to collaboratively address issues of discrimination, inequity and racism. Action Dignity will work in collaboration with four other municipal coalitions for equity in Wood Buffalo, Lethbridge, Red Deer and Edmonton. Targeted community groups will include ethno-cultural, indigenous,

LGBTQ+, disabled persons, seniors, women, youth and those living in poverty and homelessness.

The Program Coordinator will be Action Dignity’s representative in strengthening its role as facilitator, convener, catalyst, capacity builder and connector to promote collaboration within the marginalized groups in addressing the above-mentioned priority issues under the coalition.

This is a part-time position of 26 hours per week with a benefit package and requires occasional flexible time commitment. Start Date: As Soon As Possible; End Date: March 31, 2019 (Renewable annually and subject to availability of funds)



•       Participate in the provincial Coalitions Creating Equity (CCE) coordinators cohort meetings and training

•       Support the local steering committee for the Coalition

•       Work in collaboration with Action Dignity’s management to identify coalition participants

•       Coordinate and facilitate regular local coalition meetings and liaise with other Coalition representatives 

•       Contact and engage with regional communities and individuals (including Indigenous, newcomers, persons with disability, LGBTQ, poverty and others concerned with equity issues)

•       Develop contact lists of community leaders and support services available locally and provincially that address equity, racism and human rights issues 

•       Provide regular reports to Action Dignity and funder on key information as required

•       Monitor equity, racism, hate and human rights incidents in the community

•       Provide relevant training and skill development in the community

•       Implement evaluation of coalition initiatives and participate in provincial level evaluation

•       Coordinate hosting of comprehensive and collaborative learning and training for five regional coalitions.  Activities to undertake for this event includes:

➢  Discuss common needs and themes for the training

➢  Manage logistics as host of the training

➢  Ensure invitations are sent to participating organizations (target is a minimum of 15 participants, or 3 per municipality/city)

➢  Co-design the training and the curriculum 

•       Coordinate and assist communities in the following activities using community development initiatives:

➢  Discuss and address issues, barriers, and solutions from the local “Your Voice” conversations

➢  Research and develop local resources (including but not limited to workshops, education materials, social media) 

➢  Provide human rights training and support to community groups

➢  Provide public awareness and cross-cultural dialogues activities (including but not limited to significant international human rights dates)

➢  Develop response strategies and protocols to address equity, racism, hate and human rights incidents (co-create and/or share with other coalitions)

➢  Develop a “communication channel” to respond to equity, racism, hate and human rights incidents as they arise

•       Any other duties as assigned



•       Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in the Humanities/Social Sciences, Social Work, or a relevant discipline 

•       A minimum of 2 years’ work experience including one-year work experience in Community Development especially working with agencies and marginalized groups

•       Strong knowledge and experience in addressing systemic and institutional discrimination, inequitable access to systems, services and resources and immigration issues 

•       Experience using social media, and proficiency in computer work

•       Ability to design documents, brochures and simple advertising materials

•       Strong background in collaboration work

•       Relationship Oriented and Results Driven

•       Experienced and knowledgeable in community development, program development and management

•       Trustworthy, reliable and strong adherence to privacy legislation

•       High attention to details, Resourceful and flexible

•       Strong written and oral communication skills in English

•       Proven organizational and strong time management skills

•       Strong cross-cultural and interpersonal skills

•       Excellent team player and works well independently



•       Clean driver’s license

•       An understanding of and an interest in the issues affecting diverse communities


Please submit both a cover letter and a resume specifying Job Posting #18-03 via email to [email protected]  

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those being considered for interview will be contacted.  

The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.