Terra relies on volunteers, financial and in-kind donations to offer services and support our teen parents.
At Terra, our specialized team tailors programs and services to meet the needs of each teen parent. Always safe, never judgemental. Learn more about what we have to offer our young families.
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.
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.
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.
Knowledge and Abilities
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.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
We’re located at 10320 - 146 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta. We are open 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri.
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