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Employment Facilitator, Skills Department

Want to do work that makes a difference?

Momentum works to change lives and right now we’re looking for an Employment Facilitator to create partnerships with businesses to give our participants real life experience in heavy trades and technology. If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you. Check out our mission, vision and values on our website and read about how we work with our participants to make a difference.

Momentum staff work cooperatively with others, demonstrate flexibility in organizing work, have strong communication skills, and demonstrate thoughtfulness in decision making. As a learning organization, Momentum staff are expected to continuously develop professionally and personally.

Staff are non-judgmental and receptive in approach and reflect genuine concern, respect and commitment towards the individual, family and community.

The Organization:

Momentum is an award winning and nationally recognized community economic development organization utilizing innovative approaches to poverty reduction. We use financial empowerment, skills training, and small business development as tools to empower people as they exit poverty.

We’re an employer of choice and were selected as one of Alberta’s Top 70 Employers for 2016. We provide competitive compensation and benefits with an unparalleled work environment. We are professional and diverse, so you’ll find a range of people and backgrounds working here: from MBAs to Social Workers and everything in between. We’re serious about our work but we don’t take ourselves too seriously and love to celebrate and have fun along the way. We have high standards within a supportive setting that allows us to achieve a lot and have meaningful impact in the community. We’re good corporate citizens with sustainability being one of our values and take care to reduce our environmental footprint.

If this sounds like a place where you would want to work, please review the position below to see if there’s a fit with your skills and experience.


The Employment Facilitator reports to the Skills Training Manager. The Employment Facilitator will participate in and support the vision and direction of the Skills Department across our Trades Training, Technology Training and Employment Support programming areas, and will focus on obtaining, monitoring and reporting on the work experience and employment placements for Trades Training and Technology Training program participants. The Employment Facilitator will also support ongoing projects as determined by the needs of the Skills Department 

Key Areas of Responsibility:
  • Employer engagement & recruitment for Trades and Technology
  • Coordinate the work experience placements of participants
  • Coordinate employment and employment support (pre and post program) for participants
  • Lead labour market research and analysis
  • Program administrative duties

Primary Relationships:

  • Skills Training Manger
  • Skills Coordinator
  • Skills Training Program Participants
  • Employment Facilitator, Trades Training Program
  • Program Facilitators, Trade and Technology Training Programs
  • Employers, Trade and Technology Industries
  • Staff and Instructors of Training Partners
  • Skills Department Staff
  • Trades Instructors
  • Momentum Staff

Major Responsibilities:

Employer Engagement and Recruitment (40%)

  • Implement Momentum’s Employer Engagement Strategy
  • Initiate direct contact with potential employers in Trades Training and Technology Training
  • Maintain existing employer relationships and develop a pool of new employers for skills training programs
  • Create awareness among employers regarding the skills programs
  • Find engaging work experience placements for 100% of program participants
  • Develop employment opportunities and connections for program graduates
  • Establish and maintain quality, long term working relationships with industry associations, unions, Apprenticeship organizations, individual employers, and First Nations in order to facilitate the work experience placement process
  • Attend community/ employment events as an opportunity to connect to employers and the labour market.

Employment Coaching and Facilitation (25%)

  • Provide career and employment coaching, including group training and one-to-one support to ensure participants secure employment in the field of training
  • Facilitate workshops in the following subject areas: resume writing, interview preparation, job search, networking, and work culture
  • Provide support to participants during technical training and work experience
  • Maintain existing electronic record keeping systems on participants and employers
  • Assist in the planning, preparation and delivery of special events
  • Complete quarterly program reports in a timely manner
  • Lead and complete the required follow-ups and document accordingly in Mobius (Government database)

Labour Market Research and Analysis (15%)

  • Conduct labour market research regarding in-demand occupations and industry employment outlook
  • Analyze the data collected to inform quality improvements to existing programs, and design of new training programs
  • Maintain an awareness of issues in the broader community/economy affecting participants and the work of the program

Participant Support (10%)

  • Support participants’ day-to-day concerns in areas that are affecting their training and employment prospects
  • Maintain familiarity with the scope and variety of employment services and community supports available to participants
  • Make appropriate referrals as required, and follow up regarding outcomes
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with other related agencies and organizations

Program administrative duties (10%)

  • Facilitate communication and cooperation between the Skills Department and other programs/departments
  • Attend team meetings, Momentum staff meetings and events
  • Participate in organizational related activities – committees, weekly chores, reception lunch coverage, etc.
  • Maintain a good knowledge of issues affecting participants and our program.
  • Maintain existing record keeping systems on participants and employers, including recording and summarizing of evaluations.
  • Assist in the planning of and preparation for special events.
  • Complete other duties or projects as defined through the business plan, in consultation with the Skills Training Manager and Skills Coordinator


  • Post-secondary degree, or other relevant combination of experience and education: career development, community economic development, business development, social services or adult education
  • Experience in working with multi-cultural and/or highly barriered participants
  • Strong knowledge of trades and the apprenticeship system
  • Demonstrated ability to network, build and maintain excellent relationships in both one-to-one and group settings
  • Excellent interpersonal, collaboration and communication skills
  • Tenacious, persistent, professional
  • Demonstrated success with employment outcomes
  • Ability to use your network and the hidden job market to secure employment
  • Able to work independently and take a high degree of initiative, as part of a dynamic team
  • Sound knowledge of computers, MS Office environment, tools to manage data, and social networking
  • Ability to collect and maintain program information (i.e. data collection, documented processes)
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Excellent coordination and analytical skills
  • Must have access to a vehicle

To apply:

Please forward resume with covering letter:

Via e-mail to: [email protected] State competition number in subject line of email.

Attention: Hiring Committee

Competition Number: MOM0201

Closing Date: Until suitable candidate is found

Applicants should state salary expectations in their cover letter.

Momentum is an equal opportunity employer.  Persons from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.  We wish to thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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