Fundraising Committee Member – Volunteer Position

Since 1971, Terra has been empowering teen parents to succeed. Each year, we impact almost 1,000 teen moms, dads and their children.  Through a wide range of services and support, we help pregnant and parenting teens develop the self-reliance and skills needed to be successful parents. Our programs and services not only support teen parents, but also their children, the next generation. Our vision is to see teen parent families thriving and enriching our communities. For more information about Terra and our programs, please visit www.terracentre.ca.

Terra’s Fundraising Committee

Our Fundraising Committee is comprised of professional volunteers who provide both strategic and tactical to support to Terra’s Resource Development team. Community support is crucial to enabling Terra to continue to deliver its mission. As our agency plans for our next stage of development, we are in the process of expanding our fundraising committee in order to support our plans for growth.

Key Responsibilities

We are seeking dedicated, passionate and skilled professionals with experience in fundraising, who can help to champion our work and support both new and existing fundraising initiatives. This is a working committee and each member must be prepared to actively support and contribute to committee activities.

If you believe in the potential of teen parents and their children, and are interested in helping to raise money and awareness to make a difference in your community, you may want to consider joining Terra’s Fundraising Committee!

Qualifications
  • Experience with fundraising campaigns and events, or demonstrated interest in and understanding of fundraising best practices
  • Knowledge of, or interest in, the work of Terra and a commitment to our mission
  • Time and energy to contribute to committee activities, including participating in meetings, attending events, and undertaking work outside of meetings
  • Some level of comfort in soliciting support from potential and existing supporters at all levels
  • Previous experience in securing corporate sponsorship is ideal
  • Excellent communication skills, the ability to network and build and maintain meaningful relationships

If this sounds like something you are interested in, or would like more information, please get in touch with Kejina Robinson, krobinson@terracentre.ca.

Terra recognizes the importance of diversity on our committees and encourages applications from Indigenous persons, LGBTQ-identified persons, people of colour and persons with a disability.


Manager, Child and Family Support Centre

Terra is a non-profit organization that has been serving pregnant and parenting teens, in Edmonton for over 45 years. Annually more than 1,000 young parents and their children benefit from a comprehensive range of services. Through the compassionate work of the staff, we help parents and children to develop and reach their full potential by recognizing and responding to their unique and individual needs. Terra Centre staff are guided by the Code of Honour which supports, respects, and celebrates our families and staff. If you share our values and can offer professional service to our participants please consider joining our team.

Reporting to the Director, Early Childhood Services, the Manager provides leadership, vision and supervision to a team of 27 staff at the Terra Child and Family Support Centre which is located on site at Braemar School. The Director will provide ongoing mentorship to the successful candidate helping to ensure continuity of program quality. The centre accommodates 77 infants and children while their moms attend school to complete their high school education. The childcare centre provides exceptional early learning and care for children three weeks to three years of age placing a special emphasis on parent/child relationship development. Our Early Childhood Educators play a pivotal role in the collaborative service delivery approach used by the agency.

This position is a permanent position working 37.5 hours of work. Flexible hours are required to meet the needs’ of the centre. Upon successful completion of a probation period, there would be an attractive benefits package offered.

Key Responsibilities:

Program Delivery & Development:

  • Strong working knowledge of the Alberta Early Learning and Child Care Curriculum Framework; the centre has participated as a pilot site for the development and implantation of the curriculum
  • Support Early Childhood Educators practice guided by the new Early Learning and Child Care Curriculum
  • Oversee the recruitment and retention of well qualified staff to meet the needs of children and parents
  • Alignment of program goals to agency strategic plan, program outcomes and mission achievement
  • Ensure administration and operation of program aligns with Alberta Government regulations; Licensing and Accreditation
  • Supervision of Family Literacy Program (Books Babies and More)
  • Lead a dynamic staff of educators committed to best practise
  • Provide ongoing staff development ensuring a professional team and healthy work place environment
  • Responsible for data collection and program reporting

Leadership:

  • Serve as a contributing member of the Agency Operations Team and Integrated Service Team
  • Collaborate with relevant external agencies and associations
  • Contribute to the development of the agency strategic plan and implementation of the strategic activities.
  • Provide mentorship and supervision to the Centre Supervisor and the two Curriculum Facilitators

Financial:

  • With support from agency Finance Director responsible for financial operations of the Child and Family Support Care Centre
  • Develop annual operating budget for the centre (staffing/ program and  resource  materials)
Qualifications:
  • Degree or Diploma specializing in Early Childhood Development; (Early Childhood Educator/Alberta Child Development Supervisor or equivalencies)
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a leadership position in a childcare setting or a combination of relevant experience
Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Can work independently, and under pressure; with minimal supervision
  • Successfully juggles multiple projects with tight deadlines
  • Must also be able to problem solve, be flexible, have critical thinking skills
  • Strong interpersonal, collaborative and personnel management skills
Other Requirements:
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Criminal Record Check and Child Intervention Check completed within the last 6 months

We recognize the importance of a diverse workforce and encourage applications from Indigenous persons, men, LGBTQ-identified persons, people of colour, and persons with a disability.

To apply for this opportunity, please email your résumé and cover letter to: Human Resources, hr@careersforcommunity.ca. Please state your salary expectations in the cover letter. Please include the Manager, Child and Family Support Centre in the Subject Line of the email.

Salary Range: $52,000 – $60,000 annually.  The position is working 37.5 hour work week from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Closing Date: July 21, 2017

Terra is an organization committed to work life balance and will consider contract flexibility.


Employment Benefits

  • Short- and long-term disability
  • Extended health care
  • RRSP employer contribution
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Start with 3 weeks holidays in years 1 through 5; 4 weeks thereafter
  • 12 sick days
  • Agency-hosted annual staff appreciation day
  • Agency-hosted staff Christmas party
  • Ongoing staff celebration and recognition
  • Opportunity and funds for professional development
  • First Aid, Suicide Prevention and Cultural Awareness training at agency expense
  • Years of Service Recognition
  • Free downtown parking
  • Agency and unit-specific team-building activities
  • Additional paid holiday time between Christmas and New Years

Terra is also a member of the City of Edmonton Corporate Wellness Program which provides employees, (and their immediate family members living in the same household,) discounts on admissions to City operated sports and fitness centres. This includes:

  • Annual Pass – receive a 20% discount on Adult and Family Annual Passes.
  • Continuous Monthly Pass – a 20% discount off the Continuous Monthly Membership Program
  • Multi Admission Pass – a 15% discount on our already discounted multi admission pass (starting at 5 visits)

Terra Code of Honour

The Code of Honour was developed in 2009 after a comprehensive process which included dialogue and the opportunity for all staff to participate in determining the Code of Honour. It was updated in 2012. The Code of Honour reflects how we work together, what we hold each other accountable for and our values as a staff team.

  • We believe in our mission. We can better serve our participants by always being aware of our purpose in everything we do.
  • We believe in respecting our diversity and celebrating it. Our differences can come together positively to strengthen our team as a whole.
  • We believe that each of us can choose our own attitude. By being positive and respectful we can create a healthy work environment and set a good example for our participants.
  • We believe in being supportive to each other. Terra is a team and a team member in need should always be supported and never be left behind.
  • We believe in supporting the communities we serve. In working collaboratively with other agencies, we can open ourselves up to new opportunities for programs, partnerships and possibilities to help our participants.
  • We believe in dealing with issues as they arise. Bringing forth conflicts in an open, honest and courteous manner will allow us to address them in a non-confrontational way so we can continue working towards the success of our organization.
  • We believe in being accountable. By taking responsibility for our mistakes and supporting colleagues through theirs, we can learn from them, move past them, and be successful.
  • We believe in celebrating successes and taking time to have fun! By committing to positivity in the workplace, we all can further enjoy the work we do.