Youth Project Coordinator

  • Opening Date

    November 27, 2017

  • Closing Date

    January 8, 2018

Employment Type

Temporary Part-time


Post-secondary certificate or diploma (can be in progress)

Job Description

The Centre for Race and Culture works to promote and support individual, collective, and systemic change to address racism and encourage intercultural understanding. Our expertise spans workplace development, community building, research, and education.

The Youth Project Coordinator will be responsible for taking the lead on planning and coordinating logistics, stakeholder and partner engagement, and other support related to the YEG: A Living History Timeline Initiative and event. You’ll be doing work that matters alongside our diverse staff, board, and membership, and work towards an inclusive society free of racism.

Salary:                 $19.22 – $23.55 per hour, depending on education and experience

Hours:                 14 hours per week, flexible schedule and working from home can be arranged (will need to be available Monday and some Tuesday afternoons from 12:00 – 2:30 pm)

Start Date:         15 January 2018

End Date:           8 June 2018

Job Responsibilities

YEG: A Living History

This project will create a timeline of lesser-known events and policies in Edmonton’s history that relate to immigration, colonization and racial diversity. The coordinator will work with high school drama students at Jasper Place High School to explore these events and topics and turn the timeline into a live installation. The project will culminate with a public exhibition in May 2018 where participants will learn about both the historical depth and continuing effects of race issues in Edmonton. The coordinator will help to:

  • Research and develop a timeline of events in Edmonton connected to issues of race, racism, immigration and colonization
  • Liaise with school partners to deliver the project
  • Coordinate and deliver a series of workshops to high-school students in preparation for the event
  • Plan and coordinate logistical details for the event (food, invites, guests, equipment, venue booking)
  • Support the CRC Executive Director in finding additional funds for the project
  • Be the main point of contact during the event

Required Skills


  • Post-secondary certificate or diploma (can be in progress) in a field related to History, Social Justice, Theatre, Community Development, or similar
  • Experience working with youth
  • Experience delivering workshops
  • Experience planning and coordinating community events
  • Experience with drama or theatre is an asset
  • Understanding of the principles of equity and anti-racism



  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Facilitation skills (developing and delivering workshops)
  • Attention to detail and strong planning skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to liaise and communicate between various project stakeholders


Behavioural Competencies

  • Communication – the ability to understand others and to respond in an appropriate and respectful manner
  • Openness to self-reflection and intercultural learning
  • Self-awareness – the ability to understand oneself and the impact that one’s perceptions and attitudes have on others
  • Focus on outcomes and plan/drive for results
  • Agility – function as a role model of how to effectively work though change and how to adapt your approach, even in times of uncertainty
  • Work effectively and respectfully with youth and diverse communities


Submission Details

Your application will be assessed based on how strongly your identified qualifications meet the criteria in the job advertisement. When applying, customize your application with your relevant skills and experience to address the job qualifications listed above. This is the information we will use to screen your resume and cover letter.

Only those applicants who best demonstrate how they meet the qualifications will be contacted.

The successful candidate will be required to provide references and undergo a satisfactory criminal reference check prior to the commencement of employment.

If you meet the qualifications and are passionate about work towards an inclusive society free of racism, then we welcome you to apply via the “Apply” feature on our website. Please upload your cover letter and resume as one combined file, with the file name format “LastName_FirstName_YouthProjCoord”. You can also send your resume and cover letter to with “Youth Project Coordinator” in the subject line.

Only those qualifying for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in the position.