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Position Title:  Community Youth Connections Coordinator ( 20 hrs)/ Community Engagement  Asst  ( 10 hrs)- Okotoks/ High River

  • Responsible to: FCIS Rural Programming Manager
  • Division: Community Development and Integration Services
  • Date Revised:  June 2023
  • Terms: 30 hrs Mat. leave for 1 Year

Functional Statement:

The Newcomer Youth Connection  coordinator will  serve to support innovative Youth connection programming including a  mentorship matching program for immigrant newcomer youths. This position is an integral component on the planning for and commitment to newcomer youth development, mentorship matching within the Service communities. Support for the Welcoming Okotoks project will be provided through assigned  shared duties with the Coordinator.


  • Increase the capacity of ethnically diverse immigrant children and youth to contribute and to engage in life in Canada.
  • Support Immigrant youth in their settlement and integration into Canada through orientation and ongoing peer mentoring, mentorship, and or programing to foster leadership, engagement in community or school activities.
  • Planning, and implementing matching mentorship activities and events as well as reporting outcomes to the Program Supervisor and Manager.
  • Creating and providing volunteering/Mentoring opportunities for SWIS coordinators to implement with students to increase community engagement and involvement.
  • Liaise with  SWIS coordinators  to decide appropriate programming based on client needs at designated program locations
  • Strategize and implement improved procedures for service delivery, efficiency, and program effectiveness.
  • Design and develop programs with SWIS coordinators.
  • Maintain program statistics for purposes of evaluation and research.
  • Screen, recruit and train volunteers/mentors
  • Responsible for development, planning of Youth Development strategy and program outcomes.
  • Develop, promote, , and evaluate quality youth programming offered  by SWIS or in partnership with local community associations/organizations (i.e. leadership, day camps, drop in, wellness, recreation, community support, workshops etc.).
  • Responsible for  garnering of Youth Leadership advocacy initiatives with focus on youth empowerment, awareness, and mentorship
  • Liaise, develop, and maintain networking partnerships with community-based organizations and partner institutions.
  • Oversee reporting and statistics done by Community Youth Connections programs (iCARE, quarterly reports etc.).
  • Assist in writing funding proposals to support youth programming.
  • Assist Engagement Coordinator in the Welcoming Okotoks projects-
  • Co-facilitate the Welcoming Okotoks Committee with local groups, organizations, and resources.
  • Assist with the on-line presence of the Welcoming Okotoks initiative through the development of content for partner websites as well as the implementation of the Welcoming Okotoks marketing campaign.
  • Liaise with agencies, community groups, and volunteers in the interest of advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, a sense of belonging and anti-racism awareness activities across the community in support of the municipality’s strategic plans and objectives related to inclusion
  • Annual planning for community initiatives and events, such as cultural celebrations and diversity calendar events, community workshops, and newcomer integration
  • Collaborating with Boards/Committees/Municipality to plan and deliver initiatives that support and promote inclusion within the community
  • Other tasks as needed by FCIS Team Lead.


  • Post-Secondary Degree in Community Development, Youth Services, Social Work or equivalent and a minimum three years of relevant experience.
  • Knowledge of local immigrant serving agencies, their programs and services, current immigration issues and resources available in the community.
  • Demonstrated knowledge or experience in Volunteer Management: life skills, and youth service delivery.
  • Experience in establishing strong and effective partnerships with community groups, service providers and other key stakeholders to develop responses to community issues and build on community strengths and resources.
  • High level of interpersonal skills to manage conflict and work effectively with a diverse group of clients, staff, and community members.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Attention to detail in data reporting, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines, and monitoring follow-up with clients by staff.
  • Excellent communication, planning, and organizational skills.
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to speak a second language is an asset.

Other position Particulars:

  • This position works locally under the direction of the Okotoks FCIS Office
  • A Driver’s License and vehicle is required

Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to submit their cover letter and resume referencing Job Competition 2022 Diversity &Inclusion Strategist by 4:00 pm, August 1st , 2023:

Attention: R. Morales, Director CDIS & SARI- Email: & Lisa Degenstein, Rural Programing Manager  at:

This position will require the successful candidate to present a valid Police Information/Criminal Record Check.

CCIS is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals.  In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Only applicants granted an interview will be contacted. All others are thanked for their interest