Employment Positions

Program Coordinator – Women’s Empowerment Project

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton welcomes applications from vibrant and experienced members of our community for the 1-year full-time position of Program Coordinator for our Women’s Empowerment 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 Women’s Empowerment Project (WEP) aims to prevent family violence and sexual violence in our community whilst providing supports to individuals affected by violence. These supports include access to counselling, court navigation support and advocacy, one time legal advice, mentorship, and community capacity building. WEP open to adults (18+) of any gender who live in Edmonton and surrounding areas.

 This project 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. 


Key Responsibilities

  1. Project Facilitation

- Conduct Intake for clients; facilitate case plan

- Coordinate counselling sub-contracts

- Coordinate legal advice sub-contracts

- Develop and implement volunteer and peer mentorship support

- Developed and implement community capacity building action plan 

- Support the Training Facilitator with training sessions

 

  1. Support Work

- Provide follow-up support to clients 

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

 

  1. 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

 

  1. Evaluation and Outcomes Measurement 

-Conduct thorough project evaluations and outcomes measurement

-Report writing and funder engagement

 

  1. Other Duties

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

-Team member contributions

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

-Attend staff meetings regularly

-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

-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, 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 Women’s Empowerment Project 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 for 1 year. 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. 

Project Facilitator – Women’s Empowerment Project

 

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton welcomes applications from vibrant and experienced members of our community for a 1-year part-time position of Project Facilitator for our Women’s Empowerment 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 Women’s Empowerment Project (WEP) aims to prevent family violence and sexual violence in our community whilst providing supports to individuals affected by violence. These supports include access to counselling, court navigation support and advocacy, one time legal advice, mentorship, and community capacity building. WEP open to adults (18+) of any gender who live in Edmonton and surrounding areas.

 This project 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. 


Key Responsibilities

  1. Community and Agency Training

-Collaborate with agency staff to develop and facilitate training to expand skills, knowledge and best-practice around violence prevention, trauma-informed care, etc. 

-Develop community partnerships to expand capacity building

 

  1. Administrative Support

-Develop and update agency policies and guidelines for this project

-Develop print material and other visual aides to support the implementation of this project

-Assist with report writing and other administrative work

 

  1. 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

 

  1. Other Duties

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

-Team member contributions

-Attend staff meetings regularly

-Assist with agency priorities

-Perform other duties as required by Executive Director

 

Statement of Qualifications

-The ideal candidate will be an educational background in Sociology, Psychology, Social Work or similar Human Services field plus 2-5 years’ related experience in facilitation, public speaking, community engagement, etc. 

-Intersectional knowledge of addictions, mental health issues, poverty, family violence, marginalization, systemic discrimination, and other barriers 

-Familiarity with resources in the community.

-Knowledge of and respect for Indigenous traditions and culture

-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, have common sense and maturity

-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 Women’s Empowerment Project Facilitator reports directly to the Program Manager for Community Programs and also works closely with the Executive Director whenever needed.

 

This is a 1-year part-time position. 14 to 21 hours a week. Rate of pay is based on Salary Grid as approved by the Board of Directors. 

 

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. 

 

Administrative Assistant

Overview


The Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton has an immediate opportunity for an organized and efficient Administrative Assistant whose portfolio will enhance overall organizational effectiveness. If you are resourceful, organized, have a sense of humour and a passion for communication, organization, and information, and want to be part of a mission-driven agency, we are looking for you! 

Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative support to the ED and Financial Manager.
  • Assist with organization of events and meetings; negotiate related vendor contracts and manage logistics, communications and any other requirements.
  • Draft accurate and appropriate correspondence and communications.
  • Develop agency newsletter and assist with management of social media.
  • Perform online research on best practices, trends, and studies and present as executive summary or proposal as needed.
  • Manage travel arrangements as requested.
  • Participate in and/or facilitate meetings, and document discussions, agreements, actions, timeframes, status intervals and proactively follow-up to completion.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all employee and Agency information both internally and externally. 
  • Assist with Human Resources; manage postings, screening or applicants, organizing interviews.
  • Maintain office supplies and orders as needed; managing vendor relations 
  • Assist on as-needed basis with office and local errands.

Qualifications
  • Related post-secondary education an asset.
  • 2-4 years of increasingly responsible experience in administration and/or HR.
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Office (Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Word) required.
  • Demonstrated discretion and ability to work with confidential information required.
  • Successful candidate will bring solutions, solve problems, be a quick study and demonstrate critical thinking.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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. 


This position is part-time (10-14 hours per week) for a period of one year with a strong possibility of extension. $17/hour. All agency positions are contingent on agency funds. 


Please submit cover letter with salary requirements and resume to:

Toni Sinclair, Executive Director

Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton

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. 


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.