Job Posting 78391

Training Facilitator
Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers
Edmonton area
closed 76 days ago (Mon, 30 May)
full time  •  $50,676.00 per year


EMCN has supported newcomers of all ages and families, including refugees, skilled immigrants, refugee claimants, and citizens, since 1981. We serve newcomers from more than 100 countries of origin and offer services in over 30 languages every year!


At EMCN, our goal is to create a society based on the dignity of every human being by promoting our values of Social Justice, Diversity, Compassion and Responsibility. EMCN focuses on strengths-based and team-based human-centred practices. Through collaboration, EMCN helps newcomers achieve their goals to enhance their quality of life.



EMCN's Job Ready Program provides immigrants and newcomers with a full range of employment services from initial employment readiness assessments, career planning, access to training, and supports into employment.  The Job Ready Program is one of five outcomes-based employment programs currently being offered at EMCN.


ROLE: Training Facilitator

This role is a unique blend of both in-house job ready workshop facilitation and outreach with a focus on connecting with isolated newcomers and immigrants within the community they live.

  • You can facilitate employment readiness topics in an imaginative and inspiring way. You may have gained your ability to facilitate through education in related fields; through years of practical experience; or you are just a natural facilitator!
  • You have excellent interpersonal skills and are able to work collaboratively with, and support all, colleagues and clients; striving to build long-lasting and positive relations with them.
  • You believe tools for successful client relationships include:
  • discovering their strengths and talents and engaging them in meaningful employment opportunities;
  • accepting them where they are at and treating them with kindness, respect, and dignity;
  • using motivational counselling to empower them to make their own decisions;
  • and listening to their success stories and reinforcing their skills using narrative analysis.
  • You understand career development processes, employment practices, and the local economy in Alberta, but you also understand the “bigger picture” of things that shape Canadian culture and systems such as:
    • the history and culture of the Indigenous peoples of Canada;
    • historical and current issues in Canadian politics and economics;
    • and Canada’s immigration system and settlement concerns of newcomers.


Facilitating job readiness workshops in an art and requires creative approaches to learning. Many of our clients find the idea of resume, job search, interview skill, etc. workshops redundant. Your role is to present up-to-date and relevant information in a creative, innovative and energetic manner that is one step ahead of the typical job readiness workshops.


We are looking for an energetic, passionate, and imaginative facilitator who thinks outside of the typical approaches to facilating employment readiness topics and ignites a passion for job search within our newcomers and immigrants.


Things that matter to us

All employees:

  • Have a genuine commitment to EMCN's vision and mission.
  • Embrace our core values of Social Justice, Compassion, Responsibility and Diversity  and bring them to life in all interactions.
  • Have a natural curiosity and the ability to take ownership of something to make it better.
  • Enjoy being confronted with a difficult or unique barriers and take the role of a detective that wants to crack the mystery.
  • Are fair-minded and willing to challenge the status quo to improve processes, systems for more equitable outcomes.
  • Embrace change: experiencing, re-imagining and re-designing under changing conditions.
  • Are great team players who contribute to the organization's goal, are self-aware, committed to mastery, work with integrity, perseveres, and know when to ask for help.
  • Intrinsically motivated: you gain satisfaction and enjoyment from what you do.


What we offer

  • Full-time employment opportunity with an annual salary of $50,676.00.
  • Health, Dental, Long-Term Disability, AD&D, RRSP match up to 3% after three months of employment.
  • An exceptional inclusive workplace with highly engaged teams that collaborate, support, recognize and celebrate one another.
  • Lived values experience and unparalleled commitment to an anti-oppressive inclusive workplace.
  • Great opportunity for growth, leadership, advancement and cross-departmental/functional experiences.
  • Flexibility, trust, connection, and FUN!


Application Submission details

EMCN is a progressive, open-minded, and accepting meritocracy. Meaning, we look for intelligence, energy, curiosity, integrity, humility, courage and for people who are good at what they do – so come as you are!  Applications will be assessed based on how strongly identified qualifications in your cover letter and resume meet the criteria in this job posting.


Please submit your resume and cover letter as one document to:


Human Resources: Subject line: Job Ready Training Facilitator


Deadline for submission: December 10, 2021, 4:30 PM MST.


Anticipated position start date: January 4, 2022

End Date: June 30, 2022 with possibility of extension


We thank all applicants for applying; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Resumes without a cover letter will be deemed incomplete and will not be accepted.




We will host a virtual Open House on Monday December 6, from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm.


Meeting ID: 934 2077 9178

Passcode: 284181


The Open House is an opportunity for candidates to learn more about the Training Facilitator position and gain insight into EMCN's culture and values. We will review the job description and the skills and attributes we are looking for; then, we will open up the space for questions from candidates and provide examples of our work in practice.



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