12 Jan

Program Coordinator Advancing Futures Bursary Jobs Vacancy in Government Alberta Calgary

Program Coordinator Advancing Futures Bursary
Government Alberta
Calgary AB
12 Jan, 2018 30+ days ago

Government Alberta Calgary urgently required following position for Program Coordinator Advancing Futures Bursary. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

Follow the online directions, complete all the necessary fields, and provide all relevant information so your application is submitted correctly. When you click the 'Apply this Job' button (open in new window) you will be taken to the online application form. Here you will be asked to provide personal and contact details, respond to employment-related questions, and show how you meet the key selection criteria.

Program Coordinator Advancing Futures Bursary Jobs Vacancy in Government Alberta Calgary Jobs Details:

Do you have what it takes to join a group of professionals committed to making a real difference in the lives of at-risk youth who are pursuing a post-secondary education? If so, keep reading as the rest of this ad was written for you!

The Advancing Futures Bursary program ( https://www.advancingfutures.gov.ab.ca ) was established to assist youth who have been, or continue to be under the care of Alberta Children's Services to access a post-secondary education. The program provides youth with social and emotional transitional and financial supports to help them realize their dreams and ambitions by providing them with educational opportunities and equipping them with the resources needed to succeed. Located in Calgary, this position supports youth attending Bow Valley College, Specialized High Schools in Calgary (Chinook Learning, Discovering Choices, and Louise Dean) and all post-secondary programs located in Medicine Hat and Brooks. IMAGINE HELPING TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN!

Advancing Futures requires an individual with exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills as well as day to day experience working with at-risk youth. You will connect with youth daily and support them in applying to the Advancing Futures Bursary. You will help youth transitioning out of care navigate through the adult world, administer and verify details of the post-secondary program the youth wants to attend and process applications.

Your success in this thirteen (13) month maternity leave cover-off position will be dependent upon your ability to engage with at-risk youth, provide advocacy and crisis management, and work in a team environment. Your accuracy and attention to detail in reviewing applicants' eligibility for the Advancing Futures Bursary and your relationship building skills with youth, post-secondary institutions and community stakeholders will be key to your success. About 15% of the Program Coordinator's responsibility is devoted to financial administration of bursary funding with the remaining 85% dedicated to case management, some of which would be defined as complex.


A human services related degree (i.e. Social Work, Child & Youth Care, Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Corrections, Education) plus a minimum 2 years of directly related experience is required. Experience providing day-to-day support to youth at risk, transitional planning, analyzing and evaluating program eligibility and/or navigating and linking youth to community resources is required. Experience working with community stakeholders and/or working with electronic database is an asset. Equivalencies will be considered.

Your cover letter will be considered as part of the screening process. Applicants must provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements.

Please be prepared to demonstrate the required competencies during the recruitment process. Further information on the required competencies can be found at http://www.psc.alberta.ca/Practitioners/?file=learning/apscompetencies/titlepage&cf=9


$ 2,588.03 - $ 3,394.66 bi-weekly ($67,547 - $88,600 annually)


- This is a temporary Thirteen (13) month Maternity Leave cover-off.
- The successful candidate will be required to undergo security screening.
- Travel is a requirement of this position; the successful candidate must possess a valid Driver's License and have access to a reliable vehicle.
- There is occasional evening work and overnight travel.
- This competition may be used to fill current and future vacancies across government

How to Apply

Online applications are preferred. Please ensure that you include contact information including email address on resume. Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition.

If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Brendan McDermott Human Resource Assistant, Integrated Human Resource Services, 8th Floor Park Plaza, 10611 - 98 Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T5K 2P7. Phone: 780-638-3520 Email: Brendan.Mcdermott@gov.ab.ca

For individuals who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada, it is recommended that you obtain an evaluation of your credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) and include the IQAS assessment certificate as part of your application. Further information on IQAS is available at: http://work.alberta.ca/Immigration/international-qualifications-assessment-service.html

Position Profile


Closing Statement

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted via email.

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