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Program Coordinator: Climbing Tree Mentorship Program


Duties and Responsibilities

The responsibilities of this position involve the implementation of a new CACAC program to support the Centre’s support and education strategies.

This is a half-time, 1-year contracted position that will work in collaboration with stakeholders to develop, implement and manage The Climbing Tree Mentorship Program. This program is a service for the most vulnerable or at-risk youth entering continuing education programs or entry level jobs. The program was developed to strive to create opportunities for youth otherwise forgotten in advancing programs. The project coordinator will be the primary contact to coordinate, organize and communicate all project management to the Director of Education and project stakeholders.

  • Create and collaborate on the development of an online and in person mentorship program hub for professional and community use through partnerships of CACAC partners, government, and non-government organizations.
  • Conduct research for project decision making.
  • Provide logistical support and management of all key activities, meetings, training, organizing meeting materials and facilitating various project meetings.
  • Work alongside website development team to design, implement, and distribute information virtually.
  • Oversee the tracking of staff/volunteer time and record it throughout the project.
  • Produce and distribute timely, detailed summaries and various reports to provide key information to stakeholders including project finances and grant reports.


  • Post-secondary education in either: psychology, education or social work is an asset.
  • The passion and drive to develop a program that will help provide a future filled with hope for youth.
  • Demonstrated ability to network and to build and maintain external relationships.
  • Previous knowledge and or experience in project management.
  • Considerable knowledge of trauma-informed principles and their effects on child and youth mental health.
  • Ability to work as a team member with multiple community organizations.
  • Ability to work under stressful situations including child maltreatment and abuse.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented, with strong ability to work independently.
  • The successful candidate will provide a clear vulnerable sector record check and all appropriate RCMP security clearances.
  • Complete training to meet Canadian Federal Standards for Mentorship including suicide awareness and first aid.
  • Driver’s license and access to a vehicle.

This is a .5 PTE contract position to begin May 17, 2021 or once a suitable candidate is found.

Please submit applications, including cover letter and resume with “Program Coordinator” in the subject line.  Application deadline is May 7, 2021.

Email:  dpasiuk@centralalbertacac.ca


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