Youth Asset Development Coordinator
Organization: City of St. Albert
Region: Alberta
End of contest: October 19, 2017 before 22:00 hrs
Type (Full time / Part time): Full Time
City of St. Albert
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As Alberta's 'Botanical Arts City', St. Albert is a community renowned for its botanical arts, its commitment to a green lifestyle and the cultivation of activities that provide for a well-rounded quality of life. Our employees provide over 64,000 residents with high-quality programs and services and are proud to contribute to making St. Albert one of the best places to live in Canada. 

Our Community & Social Development Department is seeking to hire a Youth Asset Development Coordinator to implement programs and strategies based on the Asset Development philosophy. The Coordinator will work to support and strengthen community youth; to ensure meaningful youth engagement with the goal of mobilizing young people to use their power as Asset Builders and change agents.

Specific responsibilities of the Coordinator will include:

  • Youth Asset Work: working with a Youth Asset Worker, students and volunteers to connect youth to themselves, other youth and the community; promoting feelings of community and positive relationships among groups, and guiding skill-building activities with Youth;
  • Community Development: delivering coordinated, high quality youth services by working with relevant local and regional social service agencies, organizations and associations; developing networking opportunities; liaise with partner schools to track trends and issues impacting youth; encourage community organizations and businesses to get youth involved in meaningful roles;
  • Youth Council: providing leadership and guidance to the St. Albert Youth Council in identifying matters and serving as a link between youth, government and the community;
  • Program Development, Evaluation and Budget: establish and maintain accurate records, facilitate evaluation, budget and fundraising processes;
  • Staff Supervision: directly supervise a Youth Asset Worker and volunteers.

This position works a compressed schedule of 72 hours bi-weekly. The core hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 – 5:00 with a regular day off every two weeks, but there will be a requirement for weekend and evening hours.

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences (Social Work, Child & Youth Care, Community Development) combined with at least two (2) years of related experience, or a diploma in a related field combined with at least five (5) years of related experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of social programming and experience working with youth.
  • The position requires an individual who has experience in facilitation and group work, working with youth, community development and program management.
  • Prior supervisory experience is desirable as the Coordinator will recruit, supervise and evaluate staff, practicum students, and volunteers.
  • Certification in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
  • First Aid/CPR Certification
  • Applicants must possess a valid class 5 driver’s license and a reliable vehicle.
  • The role requires an individual with well developed interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills are required.
  • Proficiency using the Microsoft Office suite of programs. 

The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a clear vulnerable sector police information check.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their cover letter and resume via the City of St. Albert Employment website

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Salary & Benefits

$72,793 - $88,563 per annum. In addition, the City of St. Albert offers a comprehensive benefit package.

Other relevant information
Qualified applicants are invited to submit their cover letter and resume via the City of St. Albert Employment website at ...
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