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Community Engagement Coordinator - PT

Community Engagement Coordinator - PT

Company: The Mustard Seed
10568 114 Street NW
Edmonton , Alberta

Position Description

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 British Columbia 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 and British Columbia.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Community Engagement & Volunteer Services Manager in Edmonton, the Community Engagement Coordinator facilitates a variety of educational opportunities around issues of poverty and homelessness amongst a diverse range of groups. Community Engagement Coordinator must be passionate about social justice and possess a genuine desire to be a part of ending poverty and homelessness in Alberta. Fosters collaboration, partnership and synergy with other stakeholders and thrives on working within a results-driven, progressive not-for-profit organization.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilitate various community engagement programs that take place throughout the year such as Demo Crew (see for more details);
  • Design, develop and implement a strategy to increase opportunities to partner with and make presentations to a diverse range of groups including churches, community groups and school groups (focusing on children in kindergarten to Junior High)
  • Facilitate popcorn, sandwich, and snack groups
  • Work with the Communications & Marketing Team to deliver key messages to the wider community on behalf of The Mustard Seed
  • Identify, recommend and execute opportunities that encourage strategic partnerships and advance Public Education for The Mustard Seed
  • Track statistical information and provide thorough analysis and reports as required
  • Assist the Community Engagement Manager on new initiatives and projects to increase awareness around issues of poverty and homelessness for staff, volunteers, and the general public

Minimum Qualifications and Skills

  • Social Services degree or Humanities degree
  • Two+ years of related experience working with communities that are affected by poverty and homelessness considered an asset
  • Excellent public speaking skills particularly with children
  • Excellent administrative, time management and organizational skills
  • Multitasking and flexibility a must in a fast paced environment
  • Proven ability to network and build strategic partnerships
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, public relations and group facilitation skills
  • Competent with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Google Docs
  • Educate the public on social justice issues as it related to homelessness and poverty
  • Lead groups in an engaging learning environment
  • Demonstrate success in leading and managing staff and volunteers
  • Self-motivated and ability to work independently
  • Participate in all staff training (e.g. First Aid, SafeTALK, Nonviolence Crisis Intervention, Naloxone Training) and attend monthly general meetings and support meetings with supervisor

Other Information

  • Part-time (25 hours per week) hours for Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and some Saturdays and evenings are required
  • A moderate level of physical fitness is necessary for leading outdoor neighborhood walks
  • Access to a reliable vehicle for occasional offsite meetings and presentations (including trips to Calgary)
  • Driver’s Abstract, 2 – million liability insurance and 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
  • We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status

Start date: once a suitable candidate is found

Apply online using our Position Application Form on our Careers page. (

The Mustard Seed offers an EFAP and Health Spending Account benefit for staff. We embrace 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.

Posted: August 1, 2019 | Expires: October 30, 2019
Posted Under: Miscellaneous
Career ID: [ 7165 ]