Job Posting 70881

Financial Empowerment Intern
the Bissell Centre
Edmonton area
closed yesterday (Mon, 10 May)
canada summer jobs / summer students  •  $16.25/hour

Through the vision to eliminate poverty in our community and guided by a passionate concern for the dignity and well-being of each individual, Bissell Centre’s work is based on building relationships, hope and trust. Our mission is to work with others to empower people to move from poverty to cultural, social, and economic prosperity. We empower people to meet their own basic daily needs, participate in community and have sustainable livelihoods, secure housing, feel hope for the future and make plans for a prosperous life. By joining Bissell Centre, you will become part of a fast-paced and dedicated team that works together to realize our vision.

Currently, Bissell Centre is looking for the right individual to fill the position of temporary, part-time position of Financial Empowerment Intern. This position will be for a 16 weeks contract, 20 hours per week. Financial Empowerment is a Bissell Centre program focused on improving the financial wellbeing of low-income people through the integration of 5 key financial interventions into service delivery across the organization. The 5 key financial interventions are: one-on-one financial coaching, financial literacy workshops, taxes & benefits, banking inclusion & accessing the Canada Learning Bond through RESPs.


Program Delivery

  • Monitor and evaluate key performance indicators (KPIs) for the 5 key financial interventions (above).
  • Track outcomes in each program being delivered. This includes matching requirements from funders and partners and using software such as Efforts to Outcomes (ETO)
  • Coordinate Financial Literacy and Financial Coaching training for frontline workers.
  • Support the delivery of Bissell Centre drop off tax filing clinics in partnership with Financial Empowerment Coordinator.
  • Support the delivery of Financial Connect hours for community members
  • Provide follow up support and complete outcome assessments to individuals accessing the Community Bridge program.
  • Develop and distribute promotional and project materials that help strengthen the capacity of programs.
  • Work with partner agencies to support a collaborative approach to Financial Empowerment in the City of Edmonton.

General and Administrative

  • Funding reports and data entry.
  • Administrative support.
  • Other duties as required.


Education and Experience

  • In pursuit of a degree in Social Work, Commerce, Education, Project Management, Bachelor of Arts (humanities).
  • Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) registration will be considered an asset.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, result oriented, applied time management, strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience working with high risk populations and an understanding of Indigenous cultures & history.
  • Familiarity with issues of poverty, homelessness, and Edmonton’s urban core
  • Demonstrate high competency in computer systems (Word, Excel, Outlook, and database programs).


The Financial Empowerment Coordinator should demonstrate competence in all the following:

  • Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behaviour and business practices and ensure own behaviour is consistent with these standards and aligns with the mission and core values of Bissell Centre.
  • Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization.
  • Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen, and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
  • Focus on Participant Needs: Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of participants and the community to meet or exceed their expectations within the organizational parameters.
  • Foster Teamwork: Foster, sustain and role model productive team management practices, and contribute to a positive team environment. Share expertise and knowledge to support, coach and develop others.
  • Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency, and risks, and make clear decisions that are timely and in the best interests of the organization.
  • Organizational Skills: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details/data/information/activities.
  • Plan: Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create, and implement action plans, and evaluate the process and results.
  • Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.


  • Financial Empowerment


  • Criminal Record Check
  • CWIS Check
  • The Government of Canada funded this job through the Canada Summer Jobs program. You must meet all eligibility criteria under this program.

Job Type: 16-week contract; part-time

Application Deadline: May 10th, 2021


Wage: $16.25/hour


Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter to:

Zulaurys Romero Medina

Team Lead, Financial Empowerment




We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Bissell Centre is an equal opportunity employer who is committed to diversity within our community and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, or disability. Bissell Centre is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees, in accordance with provincially and federally legislated protected grounds.

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