Job Posting 101297

Youth Engagement Coordinator (Marketing and Outreach)
Volunteer Alberta
Alberta
Hybrid work
closed 9 days ago (Sun, 19 May)
full time - temporary / contract  •  Starting salary between $42,000 - $49,000/year

Type: Full time contract position until March 31, 2026 

Hours of Work: 37.5 hours/week  

Salary Range: Starting salary $42,000-$49,000/year- as a government-funded role, the range is non-negotiable 

Location: Hybrid work environment with “remote-first” orientation. We welcome and will consider any candidate who lives or will live anywhere in Alberta, however our office is in the downtown core of Edmonton. 

Who we are 

Volunteer Alberta is a warm and vibrant organization that nourishes wellbeing and healthy communities of belonging by cultivating conditions for volunteerism and civic engagement in the province. Through a collaborative approach with our Board of Directors, our work is guided by and responsive to the needs of the people and organizations we serve. Working in the spirit of mutuality and reciprocity, we work to provide services, share knowledge, and make connections to foster capability and capacity in the social good sector. 

Volunteer Alberta recruits unique and talented individuals who share our organizational values and have a high degree of integrity. Our employees share a passion for community, civic engagement, and a desire to enhance the quality of life in communities throughout Alberta by enabling social good/voluntary sector organizations, groups and communities to succeed. 

OUR VISION 

Thriving communities nurtured by caring humans across Alberta 

OUR MISSION 

To nourish wellbeing and healthy communities of belonging by cultivating conditions for volunteerism and civic engagement. 

OUR VALUES 

Curiosity. Care. Collaboration. Authenticity. Courage. 
OUR STRATEGIC ROLES 
Volunteer Alberta has identified two key roles for our organization within the larger ecosystem to help us achieve our vision and mission: 

  1. Cultivator 
    • We are connectors: Volunteer Alberta convenes networks and collaborates across sectors to nourish relationships and advance collective work.
    • We are collaborators: Volunteer Alberta works alongside member organizations and other partners to unleash collective insight, capability, and agency.
    • We are change makers: Volunteer Alberta upholds and uplifts the value of volunteering and civic engagement in the structures and systems of the wider society to enable thriving communities.
  2. Illuminator
    • We are Dream Hosts: Inspired by our own experiences of Strategic Dreaming, we support our members and partners to envision positive futures that galvanize and focus work for positive change. We seek to contribute to the “futures literacy” of the sector, helping us lift our gaze to what is possible, to dream big and to honour our collective agency. 
    • We are Seekers: Through social research and design, decolonization of our practices, tracking developments in other jurisdictions, and other forays into the unknown, we listen for ways of doing and being that are seeking to emerge in support of communities of belonging and wellbeing through volunteering and civic engagement. 
    • We are Incubators: We support the prototypes, pilots, experiments and novel initiatives, and new ways of convening that are so important for finding positive ways forward in our rapidly changing contexts. “The path is made by walking,” and we welcome members and partners sharing ideas we might help incubate. 

Why work for us: 

VA deeply values its employees and their contributions to VA’s mission, vision, and community. It’s important to us that we collectively create an environment that is psychologically safe and meaningfully values inclusion, diversity, equity, accessibility and social justice. We co-create and implement working conditions that consider and nourish employees’ wellbeing and safety. 

Volunteer Alberta is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workforce and strongly encourages applications from diverse candidates. 

About the role: 

The Youth Engagement Coordinator (Marketing & Outreach) plays a vital role in developing and implementing dynamic youth-focused programs at Volunteer Alberta. Working closely with the Engagement & Relationships Manager and Youth Engagement Coordinator (Logistics & Outreach), this position plays a pivotal part in connecting with young adults and the wider community, ensuring effective communication and fostering a positive and engaging experience for all stakeholders. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Lead in creating and implementing a marketing & outreach strategy to increase the reach of the impact of VA’s youth engagement programs, activities, and thought leadership to a wide audience 
  • Lead and manage the creative and stylistic direction for the Youth Engagement Instagram account (@youthvolab) 
  • Lead the content creation for Youth Engagement related materials that may be released on VA’s social media accounts, newsletter, or other communications channels  
  • Support the Engagement & Relationships Manager in attending outreach events and activities to support increasing the reach of programs and other activities 
  • Support in the coordination and logistical details of youth programs and activities. This may include scheduling workshops, venues, transportation, and equipment procurement 
  • Collaborate closely with Engagement & Relationships Manager and other Youth Engagement Team members to maintain project plans, timelines, and budgets  
  • Support the Youth Engagement Coordinator (Logistics & Operations) with maintaining accurate records and databases of any financial transactions (e.g., receipts, invoices, and contracts) for project activities 
  • Support in maintaining accurate records and databases of program participants, attendance, and evaluations to enable continuous learning and improvement of the team  
  • Support delivering the curriculum for ACSEL and any other youth engagement activities that may include presenting at conferences and other invited talks 
  • Act as the primary liaison for youth program alumni, and the Youth Engagement team to ensure the continuous improvement and learning of alumni  
  • Attend workshops and other gatherings hosted by the Youth Engagement team and support in the delivery of the agenda (e.g., facilitating an activity or taking notes)  
  • Support in updating or creating written and visual resources around youth engagement practices, research, or other pertinent topics related to youth engagement 
  • Support the Marketing & Communications Specialist in curating and creating different visual elements for VA communications channels as requested 
  • Contribute knowledge, feedback, and support for other Volunteer Alberta programs and initiatives as required 
  • Participate on and/or lead various Project Teams or committees as appropriate 

Qualifications:  

Required Qualifications 

  • Minimum two years of related experience working with young adults 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal and public relations skills, and is guided by a relationships-focused approach 
  • Experience using Canva or other graphic design platforms 
  • Experience in event planning 
  • Emotional intelligence, compassion and curiosity; coupled with self-motivation, creative thinking, flexibility, and the ability to bring about positive change 
  • Ability to take a leadership role in special projects and proactively seek out opportunities for success 
  • Ability to set priorities, with strong attention to follow through and follow up 
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills with MS Office Suite 
  • Comfortable with online registration systems and databases and ability to learn new platforms 
  • Ability to perform individual responsibilities with minimal supervision, and to work as part of a team towards common, coordinated responsibilities and objectives  
  • High degree of accuracy and the ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion 
  • Adaptability and willingness to (un)learn  

Desirable Qualifications  

  • Student in or graduate of a College, University or Institute program related to social services, or other relevant topics 
  • Work and/or volunteer in a nonprofit/voluntary sector organization 
  • Experience creating posts for social media for an organization (nonprofit preferably)  

Working Environment: 

  • Monday through Friday with core hours between 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. On rare occasion, there may be some evenings and weekends required to meet the organization’s needs, and you may flex your time with pre-approval from your supervisor 
  • Remote work, in office, or hybrid options are available 
  • If the successful candidate is not based in Edmonton, travel will be required 2-4 times per year 

Anticipated Recruitment Timelines: 

Application Deadline: May 19, 2024 

Telephone Prescreens: May 20, 2024 

Interviews: May 22-24, 2024 

Ideal Start Date: The first two weeks in June 2024

We appreciate your interest in Volunteer Alberta; only those selected for telephone prescreens will be contacted. 

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