As a non-profit organization that has been serving pregnant and parenting teens in Edmonton for over 50 years Terra is recognized for its leadership, innovation and collaboration. 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 support our mission and vision please consider joining our team.

Accountability: Executive Director

Position Summary
This position will appeal to an experienced professional who is inspired by the mission of Terra, and who enjoys a diverse range of responsibilities. Essential to the success of the position is the willingness and aptitude to work as part of a team and the ability to thrive in a dynamic environment where opportunities are seized, and challenges are met positively.
The Director will possess strong financial and human resources management skills and an innovative spirit. The Director will ensure the continued delivery of high-quality services to young parents and their children while seeking creative and responsive strategies to meet their emerging needs.

This position is a member of the agency’s Executive Leadership Team comprised of agency Directors who work collaboratively with the Executive Director to:

➢ Model and safeguard the agency, mission, values, and culture of the organization
➢ Implement the agency strategic plan
➢ Work collaboratively with other Directors to support their priorities
➢ Cultivate and participate in stakeholder relationships that bring value to the agency mission

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Program Development and Delivery is responsible for the development, delivery, and outcomes of community-based services which includes Home Visitation, Cultural Supports, Housing Support Services, Services for Educational Achievement at Braemar School, and Group Programming. A team of one Manager and 4 supervisors provide direct support and supervision to the delivery of these programs.

Summary of Responsibilities:

Direct Reports: Manager Participant Services.

Strategic Leadership
• Generate innovative ideas and inspire staff
• Plan and organize: Determine strategies to move programs and services forward, set goals, create and implement action plans, and monitor and evaluate the process and results.
• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment; taking both an independent and interdependent approach with the ability to prioritize meeting tight deadlines.
• Identify emergent needs and opportunities within the sector and evolving practices of human services delivery
• Engage employees; foster personal commitment to the organization’s vision and goals

Program Management, Quality, Evaluation
 Community-based services reflect the strategic priorities and needs of families and reflect evidence-based standards of practice
 Provide strategic direction to the development, delivery, and evaluation of programs and services
 Prepare program funding and finance reports and support the development of annual agency financial planning
 Provide oversight to systems and processes required to collect relevant demographic and statistical data to ensure internal community needs, and funder reporting requirements are maintained
 Maintain current knowledge of regulatory obligations and accreditation of services
Human Resource Management
 Support and mentor staff to develop and enhance supervisory skills
 Build and foster effective teams
 Implement policies
Community Relations
 Develop and maintain strategic relationships with funders, community agencies, and other stakeholders to coordinate programs and services and opportunities to enhance and advance programs
 Represent and activate collaborative endeavors that align to the agency values and achieve the goals of the strategic plan

Job Conditions: This is a full-time position; 35 hours/week 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, however hours of work will vary based on the needs of the position and agency. This may include working occasional evenings and weekends.

• A Degree or Diploma in the field of human/health services, community development
• Minimum of seven years’ experience in program and staff management in progressively senior leadership roles.
• A valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle
• Ability to work flexible hours
• Clear Criminal Record Check and Child Intervention Check dated within 90 days of start date

Knowledge and Abilities:
• Demonstrated knowledge of MS Office, with particular expertise with advanced functions in Excel and databases
• Experience in preparing annual program and funding budgets
• Ability to prepare complex grant applications, evaluations and funder reports
• Extensive knowledge of service delivery standards and practices

Core Behavioral Competencies
Terra values are core to the organization. We strive to hire individuals who possess these behavioral competencies at all levels of the organization.

• Personal Leadership: Practices inclusion, communicates openly and effectively, demonstrates self-awareness
• Productive Relationships: Develops networks, collaborates, develops self and others
• Results Focus: Applies outcomes-based problem solving and systems thinking, demonstrates evidence-informed decision making
• Service Excellence: Practices innovation, facilitates a culture of learning, demonstrates continuous improvement

Agency Values

  • Person-Centered: We are relentless in putting those we serve at the heart of our work
  • Respectful: We are inclusive and celebrate diversity
  • Collaborative: We build authentic relationships and partnerships
  • Innovative: We are creative trailblazers
  • Responsible: We ensure the sustainability of our core services


Terra has intentional practices in place to achieve fairness in employment and create a diverse workforce. No person will be denied employment opportunities or benefits for reasons unrelated to their abilities. Recruitment and advancement will not discriminate on the grounds of any protected characteristics under Alberta Human Rights or Canadian Human Rights legislation. Individuals will be recruited to positions based on their skills, qualifications and attributes required for employment and alignment to agency core values.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Please state salary expectations in your cover letter. Upon completion of a probationary period, we offer a comprehensive, competitive, extended health benefits package including RRSP contribution.

Vaccine Policy
As a condition of employment, all Terra employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID 19 or regularly undergo COVID 19 testing before entering the workplace. Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of their COVID 19 vaccination prior to commencement. If you are the successful applicant and cannot be fully vaccinated on the basis of a protected ground under human rights legislation you may request an accommodation that will be reviewed by Terra

To Apply: Please email your résumé and cover letter to Please include “22-023TERRA Director, Program Development and Delivery” in the subject line.

Closing Date: Until a suitable candidate is found.