Job Posting 84982

Career and Life Skills Instructor
Calgary area
525 28 ST SE
closes in 13 days (Fri, 8 Jul)
part time

Want to do work that makes a difference?

You know you want to work at a place you’re proud to tell others about. Join our team as we work to change lives and build a more inclusive economy in Calgary!


Momentum Staff are non-judgmental and receptive, approachable, and reflect genuine respect for and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, Truth, and Reconciliation. We’re serious about our work but we don’t take ourselves too seriously and love to celebrate and have fun along the way.  


The Organization:

Momentum is an award-winning and nationally recognized community economic development organization utilizing innovative approaches to poverty reduction. We use financial literacy, skills training, and small business development as tools to empower people as they exit poverty. We also work to address the root causes of poverty and build strong and inclusive local economies.


Momentum became certified as a Great Place to Work in Canada in June 2021. Great Place to Work is a global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. We provide competitive compensation and benefits with an unparalleled work environment. An environment that is professional and diverse, so you’ll find a range of people and backgrounds working here: from MBAs, artists, facilitators, social workers, and everything in between. We have high standards within a supportive setting that allows us to achieve a lot and have a meaningful impact in the community. We’re good corporate citizens with sustainability being one of our values and we take care to reduce our environmental footprint. 


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.


Momentum is an equal opportunity employer. Diverse and unique candidates are encouraged to apply.


What you’ll be doing:

For 30 years, Momentum has been offering integrated skills training programs to empower adults living on a low-income to get a career-track job. Our suite of training programs are related to the technology sector and pre-apprenticeship trades.


Our programs are currently expanding, and we are looking for a casual instructor to teach life/workplace skills and support career navigation for adults in our technology and trades training programs. While your schedule may vary from month to month depending on the programs we have running, we anticipate approximately 12-15 hours/week required for this role. Most facilitation will be in person, but Momentum is cultivating a blended learning approach and you can expect to also facilitate workshops online/virtually.


Key areas of responsibility:

  • Instruction of Momentum’s job search, communication for the workplace, and essential skills for the workplace curriculum, including:
    • Communication and life/essential skills required to be successful in academic and work settings, such as problem solving, resilience and self-care, conflict resolution, etc.
    • Job search process and networking skills, development of an employment profile (resume, cover letter, references, LinkedIn), and interview skills.
  • Program administration, including communication with students and meetings with program staff
  • Communicate participant progress and attendance with program staff and collaborate with the team to identify and provide any additional support participants may need.
  • Participate in planning and consultative meetings with department staff as needed.


Who we’re looking for:

At a glance, you are someone who:

  • Is passionate about Momentum’s mission of empowering Calgarians living on low incomes to move towards a brighter economic future.
  • Is a dynamic instructor and facilitator and has experience teaching adults the career and life skills they need to successfully thrive in employment.
  • Brings adult-learning principles into the classroom and creates a safe learning environment for participants.
  • Is adaptable to multiple learning environments (in-person and virtual) and responsive to learner needs.


What you will need to do the job well:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience as a facilitator, instructor, or teacher.
  • Experience working with equity seeking groups (e.g., Newcomers, Indigenous learners etc.)
  • Experience with program evaluation, classroom management, and individualized/group learning support.
  • Excellent presentation, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills within in-person and online environments.
  • Experience with and/or certification in virtual learning is an asset, specifically D2L Brightspace learning platform (this is the platform Momentum uses).
  • Qualification/certification in career counselling/coaching or another related profession is an asset.
  • Your own laptop, strong internet connection, web camera etc. for online facilitation.


To apply:


Please forward resume with cover letter:


Via e-mail to:


State competition number in subject line of email.


Attention: Hiring Committee


Competition Number: MOM0602


Closing Date: Until a suitable candidate is found.


Applicants must state salary/hourly rate expectations in their cover letter.


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

To see why Momentum is a great place to work and what we have to offer visit

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Thanks for looking on and good luck with your job search!