This job has expired and you can't apply for it anymore.
Company Name:
Calgary Youth Justice Society
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Calgary, Alberta
Position type:
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Some College Coursework

Youth Justice Committee Program – Community Engagement Coordinator

Youth Justice Committee Program – Community Engagement Coordinator

Calgary Youth Justice Society – 12-month Term Position Opening with possibility for extension


Start Date: February 2020

For more than 20 years, the Calgary Youth Justice Society (CYJS) has been serving young people in Calgary.

CYJS helps young people to find what is strong in their lives through programs proven to build resilience, reduce risk and nurture community connections. Our approach is always strength focused, seeing beyond what’s wrong to nurture what’s strong. Our impact is young people who feel valued and supported to be a part of our community in a meaningful way.

Youth Justice Committee Program

In the past 23 years, Youth Justice Committees (YJC) in Calgary have provided an alternative to court for over 12,000 Calgary youth with minor offences. Volunteers, who reside in the same community, meet with youth and their parents/caregivers to determine a course of action. A successful completion of the Agreement means that the youth won’t have a formal youth record to hold them back from important things like post-secondary education, employment and travel. Over 90% of youth are successful in this program, making it a win-win-win for the youth and their family, the community and the justice system. Young people from all walks of life turn their mistakes into opportunities to grow and give back to their communities.

Job Summary

This new position will help to build the capacity of Youth Justice Committee volunteers to successfully contribute to the administration of youth justice by: ensuring that Youth Justice Committee volunteers have the legal knowledge, skills, resources and support that they need; increasing legal education with community partners to encourage their involvement; and raising awareness with the general public and with youth and parents to enhance their understanding and participation with their local Youth Justice Committee.

The Community Engagement Coordinator will work closely with: the Youth Justice Committee Program Operations Coordinator and Executive Director of Calgary Youth Justice Society, Youth Justice Committee Volunteers, Community Agencies and other partnerships. This project will require travel throughout the city and a car will be essential to fulfill the job.

You will be joining a passionate and dynamic team within a positive and strengths-based work environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Developing and delivering training sessions to YJC volunteers.
  • Visiting with individual Youth Justice Committees to assess and address specific challenges in their role of administering the legislation.
  • Organizing networking opportunities with YJC’s, justice stakeholders and community partners to share and learn from each other.
  • Providing legal education through the development of resources and presentations to: community partners involved with youth in the justice system; youth and parents who are or could be involved in the youth justice system; and the general public.
  • Finding and arranging for guest speakers with expertise in areas of interest to YJC volunteers.
  • Tracking the number of presentations, sessions and attendance/engagement with project activities.
  • Administering surveys and evaluation and writing reports.
  • Working with and entering data into a volunteer management database.

Competencies and Skills:

  • Knowledge of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, specifically Extra-Judicial Measures and Sanctions, restorative justice processes and Youth Justice Committees
  • Understanding of youth and youth issues
  • Volunteer coordination experience
  • Experienced and confident public speaker
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong relationship building skills
  • Enjoys working co-operatively with team members and partners
  • Experience in program development and delivery
  • Track record of successfully delivering intended outcomes
  • Experience working with databases
  • Report writing


  • Flexible and adaptable to various work environments and hours
  • Enthusiastic about the role of Youth Justice Committees and restorative justice
  • Has initiative and is a self-starter
  • Demonstrates a professional and confident presence
  • Positive personality and a willingness to help
  • Patience and dependability
  • Appreciation of community development concepts


  • Justice related education and/or experience with the Youth Criminal Justice Act – EJS and EJM
  • Minimum two years related non-profit work experience
  • Driver’s license and vehicle
  • Proof of clear Police Information Check and Intervention Record Check upon hiring


Total compensation to be negotiated.



Deadline for applications in January 6, 2020

Please forward a resume and cover letter to Denise Blair, Executive Director: [email protected]

For more information, visit: