Job Posting 89899

Director, Community Engagement & Business Development
WJS Canada
Edmonton area
Edmonton, AB
closes in 30 days (Sat, 31 Dec)
full time  •  $45/hr PLUS employer-paid health & dental benefits

The Program
WJS Canada provides a spectrum of human and social services to help people heal, accomplish and succeed. We care about making a difference within each community. We care about people, are dedicated to resolving social issues, and design our programs to suit each person's specific needs.
Our dedicated staff help those we serve overcome their challenges and develop their strengths. They forge friendships, a sense of belonging and encourage community inclusion for all.

The Position
The Director of Community Engagement and Relationship Development, leads diversity and inclusion efforts, promotes our social services programs through community outreach and builds partnerships with Indigenous leaders and community organizations.

In Your Role You Will
• Recognize opportunities and build partnerships with Indigenous community leaders and community organizations
• Oversee and participate in community outreach efforts to promote our social services and youth programs
• Develop projects/programs specific to diversity and inclusion plans which align with client goals and organizational strategic plans
Lead diversity and inclusion efforts for project-specific programs
• Act as a liaison between the organization and Indigenous agencies/community
• Train and support the program team on structuring community participation, achieving program goals and tracking client outcomes
• Maintain composure and performance while under stress or pressure, utilizing various appropriate coping skills to manage personal stress.

*** Prior to confirmation of employment all applicants must provide a current (dated within 6 months of hiring date) Criminal Record Check and Ministry Check. These checks can take up to 6 weeks to obtain, please ensure you prepare accordingly.

As An Ideal Candidate You Possess
• Bachelor of Social Work, Human Services, Aboriginal studies, etc.; Master's Degree preferred
• Experience working with Indigenous communities, Metis settlements and provincial ministries, such as Children's Services
• Preference for candidate knowledgeable in Indigenous sacred teachings, healing practices and ancestorial culture and wisdom and traditional language of the Indigenous community including Metis, First Nations and Inuit.
• 5 years’ experience in community outreach, implementing diversity programs/training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Strong cultural ties to the community.
• Trauma informed care
• Valid Class 5 Driver’s License and clean driver’s abstract with personal car insurance (2 million in third party liability)
• Extensive experience with Microsoft Office: Word, Excel and PowerPoint

What WJS Canada does
WJS Canada, a national social services agency provides community-based services to children and families, persons with developmental disabilities, at-risk youth and young offenders, designed to foster positive life changes, increase self-esteem and confidence. As a Certified B-Corp, for-profit company, we use the power of business to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.
Over the past 30 years, we've grown to over 700 dedicated staff who serve approximately 1,600 persons through over 125 services, with revenues that exceed $50 million annually.

Our Employees Enjoy
• Safe, respectful and caring team environment
• Training programs to ensure professional development and career development
• Flexible hours
• Generous benefit packages for full time employees

We recognize that equity diversity and inclusion (EDI) is an important element in our work and in our day to day lives.

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