Job Posting 70046

Career and Life Skills Facilitator, Skills Training Programs
Calgary area
closes in 13 days (Fri, 30 Apr)
casual / on-call

Want to do work that makes a difference?

Momentum works to change lives, and right now we’re looking for a Facilitator to support career navigation and teach life skills to adults in our technology and trades training programs. If you love working with adults to build the basic skills and knowledge needed to be successful in life and the workplace, we want to hear from you. Check out our mission, vision, and values on our website ( and read about how we work with our participants to make a difference.


Momentum staff work cooperatively with others, demonstrate flexibility in organizing work, have strong communication skills, and demonstrate thoughtfulness in decision making. Staff are non-judgmental and receptive in approach and reflect genuine concern, respect, and commitment towards the individual, family, and community.


The Organization:

Momentum is an award-winning and nationally recognized community economic development organization utilizing innovative approaches to poverty reduction. We use financial empowerment, skills training, and small business development as tools to empower people as they exit poverty.


Momentum is an employer of choice and has been recognized as one of Alberta’s Top 70 Employers. We provide competitive compensation with an unparalleled work environment. We are professional and diverse, so you’ll find a range of people and backgrounds working here: from MBAs to Social Workers and everything in between. We’re serious about our work but we don’t take ourselves too seriously and love to celebrate and have fun along the way.


If this sounds like a place where you would want to work, please review the position below to see if there’s a fit with your skills and experience.


About our Skills Training programs:

For 30 years, Momentum has been offering integrated skills training programs to support vulnerable adults living on a low-income to get a good job. Currently, our suite of training programs are related to the technology sector and pre-apprenticeship trades (Plumbing, Pipefitting, Automotive Heavy Duty Technician, & Carpentry). These training programs typically have three components: a) academic upgrading and soft-skill building, b) practical technical training, and c) hands-on work experience placement. The end goal is for program graduates to get a job in their related field of training, launching them into a meaningful career.



The Career and Life Skills Facilitator reports to the Skills Manager but works under the supervision of the Skills Training Coordinator. The Facilitator will work as part of a team in delivering blended online and in-person programs at Momentum’s training centre in Radisson Heights as well as in a virtual environment using D2L Brightspace. The courses have supported in-person and online delivery, independent study, virtual classroom, and coaching components. The Facilitator is responsible for delivering the approved curriculum, hosting in-person and virtual classroom sessions, providing feedback on documents and assignments to provide an exceptional and engaging learning experience.


The Facilitator will be primarily responsible for:

  • Delivering curriculum and coaching support adequate to:
  • guide program participants through the job search process; customize and personalize their employment profile and build skills to engage in the interview process.
  • support participants identify career goals and successfully transition into career-track employment.
  • help participants develop life and essential skills required to be successful in academic and work settings, such as problem solving, work-place professionalism, lifelong learning, etc.
  • Monitoring participant attendance and report all absences/irregularities to program staff
  • Communicating participant progress with program staff and collaborating with the team to identify and provide any additional support participants may need.


The Facilitator is also expected to participate in planning and consultative meetings with department staff as needed.


Measured Outcomes:

  • Participants are satisfied with the quality of the curriculum and instruction received
  • Participants have confidence and skills to pursue employment successfully


Who we are looking for:

  • You are passionate about helping adults build the confidence to face real-world situations.
  • You have relevant experience delivering a comprehensive curriculum to teach adults the career and life skills they need to successfully navigate and thrive in employment.
  • You are passionate and enthusiastic about working with marginalized individuals, including immigrants and Indigenous persons.
  • You have experience with program evaluation, classroom management and individualized/group learning support.
  • You have a minimum of 3 years of experience as a facilitator, instructor, or teacher.
  • You have relevant qualification in career counselling/coaching or another related profession.


Additional Qualifications:

  • Excellent presentation, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills within in-person and online environments.
  • Highly proficient with email and e-learning.
  • Experience with D2L Brightspace learning platform.
  • Certificate in virtual or e-learning or equivalent proven experience.

Technical Requirements:

As a facilitator, you partly will be teaching in-classroom and/or in virtual classrooms remotely.  In order to run the virtual classrooms effectively you will need a computer that meets or exceeds the following recommended requirements:

  • Web camera
  • Speaker and microphone (or alternative: headphones with microphone)
  • Internet browser requirements: Latest version of Chrome or Edge Chromium
  • Solid Internet connection (2-3 Mbps)
  • Dual monitors (recommended but not required)


The program schedule includes approximately 12-15 hours/week and up to 80 -100 daytime hours of direct teaching and coaching support for each training cohort. Additional non-instructional hours will be required for meetings and lesson planning. The training schedule runs from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday with some flexibility required.


This position is a casual employment opportunity. It is not eligible for group benefits and does not have regular ongoing hours of work.


To apply:

Please forward resume with covering letter via e-mail to


Applicants must state salary expectations in their cover letter and the competition number MOM0301 in the subject line of the email.


Closing Date: April 30, 2021


Momentum is an equal opportunity employer. Persons from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.


For a more detailed job description and more information about Momentum visit

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