Job Posting 96918

Provincial Coordinator - Alberta Child Advocacy Network
Work From Home - Alberta
closes in 6 days (Fri, 6 Oct)
part time  •  $39000.00 a year

Part-time Provincial Coordinator
Do you believe in the power of advocacy to create positive change in the lives of young individuals? If so, we have a compelling opportunity for you to make a lasting impact as a part-time Provincial Coordinator with PACE (The Caribou Child and Youth Centre) and the Alberta Child Advocacy Centre Provincial Network.


In this role, you will be at the forefront of championing the rights and well-being of children within Alberta. As the Provincial Coordinator, you will play a crucial part in shaping policies, driving initiatives, and collaborating with a diverse range of stakeholders to ensure that every child has the opportunity to thrive in a safe and nurturing environment. If you are driven by the desire to make a real difference in the lives of children and are ready to lead transformative advocacy efforts, we invite you to join our dynamic team and be a driving force for positive change.



The mission and vision of PACE (The Caribou Child and Youth Centre) and the Alberta Child Advocacy Centre (CAC), along with the Department of Justice Canada is to build and strengthen the Alberta CAC Provincial Network by supporting collaboration amongst centres to safeguard the needs of child victims and their families across the province. This joint committee will also support the creation, infrastructure, and maintenance of the Alberta network of CACs.   


The Alberta CAC Provincial Network will build capacity among Child Advocacy/Child and Youth Advocacy Centres, support consistent service delivery grounded in promising practices, promote the development of consistent tools and resources (i.e., evaluation, data management, and communications tools), support collaboration between centres, and share information with other networks regarding policies and practices with respect to child abuse response.  


Reporting to PACE and the CAC Management Committee, the Provincial Coordinator is responsible for providing support to the community, committee members and to ensure the needs of child victims and their families living in urban, rural, and remote communities are met through further development of the province-wide collaborative model which align with the national standards while honoring the framework of each local municipality. 


The Provincial Coordinator is responsible for: 

  1. Assist the network to develop and implement a strategic plan to support the growth of Alberta’s Child Advocacy Centres.
  2. Facilitating the further development of the current provincial network moving it from a cooperative to a collaborative model wherein all CAC services are consistent and coordinated across the province.  
  3. Research existing provincial associations to facilitate and support increased collaboration among CAC models. If an appropriate association cannot be identified, development of a governance model to meet the needs of CACs in Alberta will be required.
  4. Spearhead government relations.
  5. Ability to collect, analyze and report on data and activities to align with project goals and outcomes.
  6. Working with the Chair to facilitate/supports all elements of provincial and sub-committee meetings. This includes location agenda development, meeting dates, and meeting minutes. 
  7. Review and curate a database of urban and rural service delivery models to address the needs of child and youth victims of violence.
  8. Coordinate the Provincial Network and assist the network to access the required assets and resources are available in each region, ensuring rural and remote needs are integrated into the Alberta model.
  9. Support and strengthen the development of all child advocacy services to be grounded in promising and best practice to meet the national standards. 
  10. Ensure an annual provincial conference to promote networking and program development across Alberta occurs.
  11. Interface with other provincial and national organizations that support anti-violence initiatives to acquire and disseminate knowledge, resource, and contacts. 


Qualifications and Experience: 

  • Minimum of a master's degree in human/social/justice services or equivalent education and experience. 
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of abuse and its impact on children, families, and communities.
  • Extensive experience in government relations.
  • Knowledge or experience of program development.
  • Demonstrated experience and success in community development practice with an emphasis on rural, urban, and remote communities. 
  • Proven ability to develop and implement a project work plan to meet deliverables within a designated time frame.
  • Experience working with First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples that demonstrates respect for the rights of Indigenous peoples.
  • Familiarity working with ethnic, refugee, immigrant, and/or gender diverse groups and exhibits respect for diversity within the communities served by the CACs.
  • Demonstrated commitment to human rights through social change.


Other Skillset Requirements: 

  • Ability to foster an innovative team environment.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal.
  • Build and foster a positive working relationship with government officials, committee members, and community leaders.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving abilities.
  • Proficient computer skills and experience working within Microsoft Office.
  • Familiar with a wide range of resources specific to those that support the committee's mandate.
  • Ability to travel within the province of Alberta.

How to Apply: 

If you are a dedicated advocate for children's rights and are ready to make a meaningful impact, we encourage you to apply.  We're offering a competitive salary of $39,000 per year, with flexible working hours (approximately 15 hours/week), including the option for remote work from within the province of Alberta.


Please submit your resume, cover letter, and references to  with the subject line "Provincial Coordinator Application - [Your Name]." 


The application deadline is October 6th, 2023


PACE and the Alberta Child Advocacy Centre Provincial Network are equal-opportunity employers. We value diversity and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.

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