Job Posting 96669

Public Policy and Community Connections Coordinator
Calgary area
100, 525 28 ST SE
closes in 5 days (Sun, 1 Oct)
full time

Are you a changemaker?

If you are someone who sees the potential in people, and who believes that everyone, given the right tools and support, can thrive, then you’re in the right place. At Momentum, we are committed to building a society where everyone belongs. Where we are all valued for who we are and where we are all given the tools and opportunities to build the life we want. We value diversity, and we believe everyone has a role to play in building a just and equitable society. We’re changemakers transforming our community for the good of all. 


The Organization:

Momentum became certified as a Great Place to Work in Canada in 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.


We are a diverse multidisciplinary team of people that are united by a shared vision and values. At Momentum you’ll find MBA’s, artists, facilitators, social workers and more. Our backgrounds are as diverse as our areas of discipline, and it is this diversity and the respect and value we have for each other and our participants that makes us stronger.


We are purpose driven and our high standards reflect the trust and confidence we have in each other and the results of the work our team can do together. We live and work in ways that reflect our value of sustainability, being intentional in our actions 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:

This position is for an aspiring policy researcher, and skilled community organizer, community connector and system change advocate – someone who can ensure we have smooth systems, up to date records and communication, and someone who is eager to contribute to and learn more about policy research, writing, and policy advocacy in a team setting.  This person will be natural at community engagement and organizing – you love to connect with others, in diverse communities and settings, to hear their ideas. You thrive at bringing people and ideas together to uncover new policy and system change ideas. You will represent Momentum in the community, inviting new people to join our programs and inviting new ideas to our public policy advocacy work. This person will act as an administrative liaison and coordinator between the Aspire Collaborative and the Public Policy Team at Momentum. This position reports to the Director of Community Impact.



Key areas of responsibility

  • Community Engagement
  • Public Policy Advocacy and Coordination
  • Communications
  • Administrative Coordination
  • Organization & Community Involvement


Major Responsibilities:

This position will provide support for, input, and coordination in the following areas:

  • Reaching out to, connecting with, and learning from Momentum program participants of the past, present, and future
  • Increasing the involvement of program participants in public policy or systems change
  • Connecting authentically with people living with the experience of poverty, and be able to synthesize, summarize, and share their public policy ideas
  • Coordinating activities, events, meetings, and documentation for the public policy team
  • Drafting public policy communications, including letters to and reports for government
  • Ensuring a high level of connection to and communications with the Aspire Collaborative and Coordinator to advance public policy change related to financial empowerment
  • Providing up-to-date, professional, and credible communications
  • Providing administrative support to the Public Policy Team and the Public Policy Advisory Group, through preparation of expenses, external communications, agenda development, minutes, and for internal and external reporting
  • Building connections with community organizations, representing Momentum in the community at community outreach meeting, events, and resource fairs
  • Coordinating and supporting media and social media relations/communications related to policy advocacy, government relations, and participants perspectives


Who we’re looking for:

At a glance, you are someone who:

  • Has exceptional communications skills. You are an active lister, you can help people feel heard and can paraphrase and relay information effectively.
  • Is a magnetic attractor of diverse people, places, and ideas that will build a more inclusive economy. You love to meet people, host conversations, meetings, and connections to generate system change and public policy ideas.
  • Is passionate about creating an inclusive economy and ending poverty. This work clearly lines up with your values of celebrating diversity, equity-building for all forms of diversity, and creating inclusion for all. 
  • Can stay on top of multiple projects at a time. You organize your time well, and the time of your teammates, and can deftly switch between a variety of projects and tasks.
  • Remains laser focused on results. You strive for clarity of goals, and you align your efforts, energy, and focus to achieve them.
  • Is self-motivated. You are internally motivated to deliver your best work to benefit the mission and goals of Momentum and participants we work with.
  • Is a great team player. You care about cultivating a healthy team. You are willing to collaborate with others, lift others up, and assist team members whenever possible.
  • Has awareness of key socio-economic issues in Calgary and familiarization with the Calgary context.


What you will need to do the job well:

  • Education or experience in writing and communications
  • Education or experience in community engagement and stakeholder engagement
  • Strong interpersonal, relationship-building, facilitation, and communication skills
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to draw out ideas in others, earn the confidence of others, and make others feel at ease and respected
  • A willingness to dig deep for information, to pick up the phone to make connections, to host meetings, events, groups. To seek new ideas and solutions from people who are not like you
  • Capable of working in a self-directed manner and collaborating in a team environment
  • Excellent computer skills including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Community based engagement or research experience especially with marginalized or barriered individuals, diverse ethno-cultural groups and Indigenous communities
  • A passion for systems-change and an understanding of government policies and processes
  • Knowledge of poverty reduction and community economic development (CED) is an asset
  • No minimum degree or educational requirements



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: MOM0801


Closing Date:  Until a suitable candidate is found.


We request that applicants state salary expectations in their cover letter. The pay for this position is commensurate with experience and competitive with other Coordinator positions in the non-profit or social services sector.


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


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