Candora Society of Edmonton
Position: Manager of Adult Learning Programs
The Candora Society of Edmonton is currently seeking a community oriented, motivated, collaborative person for the full-time permanent (0.8 FTE) position, Manager of Adult Learning Programs, dependent on funding.
Reporting to the Director of Operations and Partnerships, the Manager coordinates adult learning programs and ensures that quality programing is offered to participants. The Manager is responsible to work in a team environment with program facilitators and instructors to ensure overall delivery of the Candora’s employment programs, Financial Literacy program, and English Language Learning program. This includes networking and recruitment, staff support in session planning, facilitation and work experience placement, data management and evaluation, and reporting in accordance with the scope of the activity.
The Manager of Adult Learning Programs works alongside the other Managers as a member of Candora’s leadership team to ensure Candora supports our community in a collaborative and seamless way.
Who We Are
The CANDORA Society is a community-based organization in N.E. Edmonton that works together with community residents to effect positive change in their lives and the community. The organization has a long history of grassroots community development that is built upon a participatory learning approach and relationship-based practice to help affect positive change in the lives of individuals, families and communities.
One of Candora’s core values is a belief in diversity and inclusion. We believe that equality, equal access, respect, and justice are fundamental parts of our organization’s fabric. To achieve this, we hire people of all racial and cultural groups, socio-economic backgrounds, genders, sexual orientations, and persons with disabilities.
- Work collaboratively with Adult Learning Program team to coordinate and administrate the delivery of group programs.
- Provide support and direct supervision to the Adult Learning Program staff through ongoing mentoring, supervision, and reflective practice.
- Work to ensure that group programming and community engagement strategies align with best practices around diversity and inclusion.
- Develop and maintain partnerships with agencies, organizations and other Candora program participants and staff to facilitate access to resources needed to support participants and community members.
- Coordinate the collection and maintenance of accurate records of participants.
- Submit monthly reports along with applicable program evaluation documentation of outputs and outcomes.
- Prepare written monthly review of activities.
- Assume a leadership role in proposal and report writing, program evaluation, documenting, analyzing, and reporting the activities, outputs, and outcomes of the work.
- Substitute facilitators for in-class employment, financial literacy or English Language Learning programs as needed.
- Participates as a member of Candora’s Leadership, and Evaluation Framework teams.
- Community engagement planning, and participation in community outreach, and connecting events.
- Attend interagency meetings and/or relevant communities of practice.
- Other duties as required.
Qualifications, Skills & Competencies
- Degree or diploma in related human services field, or equivalent combination of education and experience
- Clear Child and Youth Intervention Check, Criminal Record Check, and Driver’s Abstract, and access to a vehicle
- Extensive employment preparation or English Language Learning facilitation experience
- Strong working knowledge of the broad range of community resources and mentoring on how to access the same
- Demonstrated knowledge and intercultural experience in working with people of different cultural backgrounds, high needs, and marginalized populations
- Orientation towards flexible, relationship based, reflective practice skills and a strong commitment to community development
- Strengths in relationship building, team building and conflict resolution
- Familiarity with and understanding of trauma-informed practice.
- Strong oral and written communication, interpersonal and team skills
- Commitment to the vision, mission, values and beliefs of the Candora Society
- Clear understanding of professional boundaries and ethics
- Strong organizational and time management skills
- Demonstrate excellent computer skills.
- The Manager of Adult Learning Programs works a regular full-time schedule of 32 hours per week and may be required to work some evenings and weekends to accomplish work responsibilities.
- The Manager of Adult Learning Programs will work both in an office setting, community settings and non-standard workplaces.
- The Manager of Adult Learning Programs works in a quickly changing environment to support people from vulnerable populations experiencing crises in a supportive and compassionate manner.