Employment Positions

Position Description: Fund Development Coordinator

Overview

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton has an immediate opportunity for an organized and efficient Fund Development Coordinator whose portfolio will enhance overall organizational stability and growth. This is a multi-faceted role with responsibility for organizing and managing deliverables as well as developing and maintaining stakeholder engagement.  The position reports directly to the Executive Director and has regular interaction with the Management team, Board of directors, and key agency stakeholders.


As part of the Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton team, the Fund Development Coordinator will:

-  Coordinate fund development strategies in support of EFry

-  Develop a detailed fund development work plan and fundraising manual

-  Utilize social media communication to promote EFry and our fund development activities

-  Develop and implement a new donor database and donor campaign

-  Research funding sources and complete relevant proposals as directed

-  Engage, manage and promote donor and funder relationships

-  Assist with fundraising events and activities as well as Agency priorities

-  Assist with the development of a comprehensive communication plan to promote EFry and maximize public awareness.

-  Assist with report writing, outcomes measurement, evaluations and other protocols as required.


 Qualifications

  • Related post-secondary education required. CFRE designation preferred;
  • 2-4 years of related work experience;
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Office (Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Word) required. Familiarity with donor databases preferred;
  • Excellent and demonstrable written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent and demonstrable knowledge of community, funders and relevant stakeholders required
  • Demonstrated success securing new funding in a non-profit setting preferred.
  • Demonstrated success managing multiple projects concurrently, meeting deadlines and producing complete, accurate work and attention to detail required.
  • Self directed; work well independently and as part of a team.

All positions at the Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton require:
Non-judgmental attitude, empathy, and a strong passion for the role of our Agency in the community and the needs of criminalized and at risk women and girls, as well as the maturity, self-confidence and interpersonal skills to work effectively within a dynamic team and with external stakeholders.

  • Excellent communication skills—both oral and written—with an impressive reputation for building and maintaining relationships with people at all levels of an organization, across a diverse range of cultural, generational, cultural, educational and social backgrounds.
  • Ability to communicate effectively through a variety of methods  including but not limited to; email, internet based applications for internal and external communications.

This position is part-time (21 hours per week) for a period of 6 months with a strong possibility of extension after review of outcomes. All agency positions are contingent on agency funds.

Please submit cover letter with salary requirements and resume to:

 

Toni Sinclair, Executive Director

Email: director@efryedmonton.ab.ca

 

This position will remain open until the position is filled. We thank all applicants; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



Position Description: Assistant Manager


The Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton welcomes applications for the position of: Assistant Manager – Alberta Justice and Solicitor General Visitation Centre (Centre 170) for the Edmonton Remand Centre.


Agency Description

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton’s mission is to advance the dignity and worth of women and girls who are criminalized and those who are considered at risk. Our Agency provides supports and services to women in prison and in the community, as well as individuals in court and those visiting loved ones via Centre 170.


Justice and Solicitor General Visitation Centre (Centre 170)

The Edmonton Remand Centre is located North of the Anthony Henday and far from public transportation. To address the need for visitation of remanded individuals in ERC and the lack of public transportation there, Alberta Justice and Solicitor General opened a Video Visitation Centre on the West End; Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton has partnered with AJSG to operate Centre 170, and to provide services and support to the community. Our vision continues to be that the Visitation Centre will allow us the opportunity to connect with members of the community who might not otherwise access our services, and to provide support to families and friends of those who are in custody.


Position Overview

The Assistant Manager will commence employment with basic Visitation Centre Facilitation duties and responsibilities and will be given progressive responsibilities of supervisor and then managerial duties at intervals decided upon by the Visitation Centre Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities

As Assistant Manager, your duties will include but are not limited to:

* Assist with managing the Visitation Centre, including its day-to-day operation (reception duties, facilitating visits, coordinating visits, etc).

* Assist with hiring, training and orientation of the Visitation Centre Team.

* Daily supervision and support of approximately 25 part-time staff, and a team of Supervisors as needed.

* Assisting with staff scheduling as directed by the Manager.

* Liaising closely with: Security officers at the Edmonton Remand Centre to ensure that visitations are successful for all inmates and visitors, and the entire team at the Elizabeth Fry Society, its stakeholders and community partners.

* Liaising closely with the Centre 170 building manager and janitorial staff to ensure building related issues are handled.

* Advancing the Elizabeth Fry Society vision of having the Centre act as a hub to connect families with resources, supports and programs.

* Attendance and participation at Agency staff meetings, community meetings, building meetings and events as needed.

* Involvement in Agency priorities including fundraising, AGMs, and other events. This includes managing the involvement of the Centre 170 team in these priorities

* Other duties as assigned by the Manager and/or Executive Director


Position Requirements:

* Completion of Post-Secondary education and/or related experience

* Knowledge of the Visitation Centre’s policies and procedures.

* Values and beliefs that align with those of the Elizabeth Fry Society

* Knowledge of Aboriginal awareness, the TRC, FASD, mental illness, addictions, criminalization, and socioeconomic marginalization.

* Experience in a dynamic and changing environment; the ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

* Strong and proven leadership experience

* Knowledge of the criminal justice field and experience with professional interactions with correctional/institutional environments is preferred.

This is a full-time salaried position. Salary for this position is based on a salary scale, commensurate on education and experience. This position will require evening and weekend work because the Visitation Centre is operational 12 hours a day.


Application Instructions

Should you feel that you meet all of the above requirements and more, please submit your Covering Letter and Resume to:

Toni Sinclair, Executive Director
Via email: director@efryedmonton.ab.ca


This position remains open until a suitable candidate is selected. Only those selected for an interview will be contact. No phone calls please.


Position Description: Program Coordinator –

Independent Legal Advice (ILA) for Survivors of Sexual Violence Project

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton welcomes applications from vibrant and experienced members of our community for the full-time position of Program Coordinator for our Independent Legal Advice Project.


Agency Description

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton’s mission is to advance the dignity and worth of women and girls who are criminalized and those who are considered at risk. Our Agency provides supports and services to women in prison and in the community, as well as individuals in court and those visiting loved ones via Centre 170.


Program Function The Independent Legal Advice for Survivors of Sexual Violence project (ILA) provides free legal advice to survivors of sexual violence. A team of lawyers trained by ILA staff provides this advice, and each survivor is entitled to up to four hours of legal advice as well as attendance at legal clinics (as scheduled). ILA is open to adults (18+) of any gender who live in Alberta and experienced sexual violence in Alberta.

ILA is a trauma-informed, healing-centered service that operates primarily in Edmonton. Services may be available in Stony Plain, Morinville, St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Fort Saskatchewan, Ponoka, Camrose, Wetaskiwin, Red Deer, and some Indigenous communities. This project removes barriers for survivors who are considering coming forward and empowers survivors through giving them a better understanding of their legal options.


Key Responsibilities

1. ILA Facilitation

* Conduct Intake for clients

* Pair Clients with lawyers for legal advice and monitor each pairing

* Recruit, screen, and interview lawyers

* Support the Training Facilitator with training sessions


2. Support Work

* Provide after-care support to clients and lawyers

* Provision of resources and referrals within Elizabeth Fry and to external stakeholders


3. Community Liaison

* Work with colleagues to liaise with community agencies, fostering partnerships and collaboration

* Connect with community resource professionals and members of the Criminal Justice network on a regular basis


4. Evaluation and Outcomes Measurement

* Conduct thorough project evaluations and outcomes measurement

* Report writing and funder engagement


5. Other Duties

* Maintain and submit current reporting of activities, time, expenses, etc. to Administration whenever required

* Team member contributions

a. Provide and request back-up or support to other agency staff

b. Attend staff meetings regularly

c. Assist with agency priorities

* Perform other duties as required by Executive Director

Statement of Qualifications

* The ideal candidate will be a Registered Social Worker, Psychologist, Counsellor, or have similar professional designation plus 2-5 years’ related experience

* Experience with program methodology, evaluation, and facilitation

* Knowledge of the Criminal Justice System

* Knowledge of addictions, mental health issues, poverty, family violence, marginalization, and other barriers

* Familiarity with resources in the community

* Knowledge of and respect for Indigenous traditions and culture

* Dedication to trauma-informed practice

* Must have Valid Drivers’ License

* Must be flexible as some evening work is required

* Must be able to satisfy a Prison Clearance


Personal Attributes

* Must be honest, non-judgmental, and have common sense and maturity

* Must be open-minded and prepared to listen attentively to personal stories of victimization

* Must understand and support the feminist and intersectional approach of the Elizabeth Fry Society

* Must have well developed communication skills

* Must prioritize self-care and wellness


The Independent Legal Advice Program Coordinator reports directly to the Program Manager for Community Programs and also works closely with the Executive Director whenever needed.


This is a full-time salaried position. Salary for this position is based on a salary scale, commensurate on education and experience in accordance with funding availability.


Application Instructions

Should you feel that you meet all of the above requirements and more, please submit your Covering Letter and Resume, along with salary expectations, to:

Toni Sinclair, Executive Director
Via email: director@efryedmonton.ab.ca


This position remains open until a suitable candidate is selected. Only those selected for an interview will be contact. No phone calls please.



Volunteer Positions

At the Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton, we are often looking for volunteers. Read the position description below:

Volunteers Wanted!

Volunteers are a vital component of the Society. They make invaluable service contributions to our Board of Directors, staff and all Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton programs such as:

  • Hand in Hand Program Program - connecting women from federal institutes and our housing program to the community, and offering compassionate listening skills as women talk about their past experiences and present needs
  • Court Assistance for Female Youth (CAFFY) - Mentoring young girls and women throughout their involvement with the criminal justice system
  • Assisting with Fundraising or special events
  • Court Work - liaising with duty counsel, explaining charges and giving out community/legal resources, as well as providing emotional support to those making their way through the court system
  • Clothing Room - Maintaining and organizing our clothing boutique while our clients are accessing it
  • Reception - Answering phones at our main office and directing calls to the correct staff member or agency


How to apply:

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Tamara Chomyc at efryvolunteer@efryedmonton.ab.ca and include your resume, a professional reference (email address preferred), and if you have interest in volunteering with a specific program.