Apply to be a School Support Coordinator with REACH Edmonton

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Community – School Support Coordinator for Summer Time Access to Schools

Working with a variety of partners like Edmonton Public, Catholic and Francophone Schools, City of Edmonton and more, you will provide support and direction to community groups interested in accessing school space for serving vulnerable children and youth like immigrant and refugee, Aboriginal and low-income for summer programs that have cultural, academic and recreational components. A large part of your role will be liaising between the interested groups, City of Edmonton Joint Use Department and the School Boards to coordinate the available space over the summer. The goal of this position is to build the capacity and understanding amongst all partners to have the Summer Access to Schools Program able to run without a coordinator in the following years.

REACH Edmonton Council for Safe Communities is a community-based, backbone organization, a centre of excellence in crime prevention that works to mobilize and coordinate organizations, community groups and Edmontonians to find innovative solutions to community safety. Summer programming for children and youth is a preventative approach to building safer communities; working to develop systems and understanding amongst key stakeholders provides integrated and long lasting approach to change. REACH Edmonton is a partner invested in communities wanting to see greater access to Schools for summer programing.

If you are interested in this dynamic, multi-faceted role, that would utilize your coordination and communication skills to work with immigrant, refugee and Aboriginal communities to access school space for summer programs.  We are looking forward to hearing from you!

The position is a short contract, mid-April to mid-August with the possibly of extension.

Salary:  $25.00/hour plus benefits, mileage, cell phone costs.

The position is located at:  #901, 10025 – 106 Street, with movement to various community groups and schools.  Qualifications:

  • You have a degree/diploma and experience working in community development, social work, facility planning, recreation admin, physical education, education, human ecology or arts.

  • Demonstrated success in community development.

  • A combination of work and volunteer experience in community development, working in and around school systems.

  • Ability to take work independently and juggle a variety of projects.

  • Strong work ethic with demonstrated organizational, interpersonal and conflict management skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills which include preparation of reports and data collection.

To explore this exciting career opportunity, in confidence, please submit a cover letter, resume and three references, on or before 4:00 pm Wed, March 24, 2014, via email to: hr@reachedmonton.ca

For more information on REACH please visit www.reachedmonton.ca

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