As a non-profit organization that has been serving pregnant and parenting teens in Edmonton for 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 staff are guided by the Code of Honour which supports, respects, and celebrates our families and staff (https://terracentre.ca/what-is-terra/careers/).  If you share our values and support our mission and vision, please consider joining our team.

 

Position Overview:

The Manger, Participant Programming provides leadership and direction to agency programs and services which directly relate to parenting support for young parents, educational achievement, housing, and young dads, and home visitation.

This position will appeal to an individual experienced in providing leadership that supports and inspires professional growth and thrives on collaboration and creativity. A primary goal of the position is to create a more seamless experience for participants which is supported by our evolving service delivery model. Two foundational programs, Family Learning Program and Services for Educational Achievement, will be support by this position. This position requires flexibility, with the ability to adapt and respond to an evolving process.

 

Job Conditions:

This is a full-time position working 37.5 hours/week 8:30 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. The position will be working out of the Terra Centre main office located at 10320-146 Street and Braemar School located at 9359 67A Street as this position is responsible for programs operating on both sites.

Key responsibilities:

  • Build and sustain a team culture that is relationship based, thrives on positive productivity, and is mission focused.
  • Conduct program logic model reviews every three years in conjunction with Director, Performance and Growth.
  • Develop annual operational plans that align to the program logic model
  • Ensure that programs are delivered using evidence-informed practices
  • Oversee data collection of all programs and conduct regular analysis with a focus on program impact and complete annual program reports
  • Represent parenting teens by maintaining a comprehensive familiarity of needs, issues, and emergent trends.
  • Develop community partnership that augment program service delivery and supports the agency mission
  • Conduct regular supervisions that focus on providing program oversight, constructive performance feedback, and leadership development coaching and development.
  • Complete funding applications by providing relevant program information, and data
  • Complete annual program reviews with program supervisors with a focus on addressing the program evaluation questions, program achievements, and suggested improvements.
  • Maintain collaborative relationships with contract consultants
  • Complete and monitor annual program budgets through quarterly finance reports
  • Ensure compliance with all agency policies and practices.
  • Contribute to the development of the Agency Strategic Plan and implementation of the strategic activities.
  • Familiarity of Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Legislation and applicable codes to ensure organizational compliance.

 

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Post-secondary Diploma or Degree in Human Services
  • Minimum 5 years progressive experience in management or supervisory capacity Experience providing direct supervision to programming including delivery and evaluation
  • Experience in developing contracting relationships with funders.
  • A valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • A current (within last 6 month) Criminal Record Check and CWIS Record Check are required

 

Knowledge and Abilities

  • Possesses an innovative spirit
  • Highly motivated individual able to take initiative while maintaining alignment with team and organizational objectives
  • Demonstrated excellence in building authentic supportive relationships
  • Demonstrated knowledge of MS Office including Teams
  • Knowledge of service delivery standards and practices
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective and collaborative relationships
  • Adaptive and responsive in a dynamic work environment with shifting priorities

 

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
  • Program Planning; design, plan, coordinate, facilitation of groups
  • Finance; manage allocated financial resources for program delivery
  • Communication skills; excellent both written and oral; evidenced in grant writing and reporting to funders
  • Community Relations; well developed engagement skills, strong networking

 

Diversity 

Fifty one percent of the young parents served by Terra are Indigenous.  The agency promotes and expects staff to invest in building knowledge and skills to be culturally competent in serving this population and all Black Indigenous and People of Colour.  Engaging in ceremony and cultural activities is stressed to promote experiential learning.  The Strategic Plan includes intentional actions to advance the agency efforts related to diversity, equity and inclusion.

As an agency we are working to build a foundation of knowledge and skills to be an antiracist organization, to understand and respond to systemic racism that creates barriers and inequality in the workplace and in society.

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.

 

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

 

Salary: $60, 000 – $65, 000/year.  Upon completion of a probationary period, we offer a comprehensive, competitive, extended health benefits package including RRSP contribution.

 

To Apply: Please email your résumé and cover letter to: Human Resources, hr@careersforcommunity.ca. Please include 22-006TERRA Manager, Participant Programming in subject line of the email.

Closing Date: Open until suitable candidate is found.  We anticipate the first round of interviews occurring between April 11 – 22, 2022.  Interviews will be in-person at the Terra Centre main office located at 10320-146 Street.