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CFRAC is a community-based organization, and as such, there are many ways you can get involved. If you don’t see what you’re looking for below, contact us at info@cfrac.com

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Careers

Working with the Centre for Race and Culture is more than just a job.

 

We are an ethnically diverse staff and board, and we work with consultants and volunteers from varied races, cultures, and religions. What we have in common is a passion for social justice, anti-racism initiatives, and intercultural understanding.

CFRAC provides a flexible and supportive workplace environment. Our organizational culture strives to be a model for other organizations who want to create respectful and inclusive organizations.

The work of the Centre for Race and Culture spans workplace development, community building, research, and education. Our employment opportunities provide the chance to work with Alberta’s Aboriginal and ethno-cultural communities, as well as our partners and supporters from community organizations, government agencies, and business.

See below for upcoming career opportunities:

Project Assistant, Temporary

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Passionate about creating an inclusive community and workplace culture? We are hiring! 

Position: Project Assistant, Temporary Position (with the possibility of Extension)  

Location: Hybrid 

Salary: $25.00-$28.00 per hour, depending on education and experience 

Hours: 20 hours per week  

Start Date: As soon as a suitable candidate is found  

Application Deadline: September 30th, 2022  

Are you an EDI advocate? Do you love working on meaningful projects that shape your communities? Then join the Centre for Race and Culture who works to promote and support individual, collective, and systemic change to address racism and discrimination and encourage intercultural understanding. Our expertise spans workplace development, community building, research, and education. 

We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills (both written & verbal), a proven track record as a highly collaborative, organized and passionate professional who has a proactive and accountable approach to project coordination, research and facilitation.  

Reporting directly to the Executive Director, you will work closely with the Project Leads and the Executive Director to support projects that are focused on education. These projects will play a key role in the planning and coordination of logistics, stakeholder and partner engagement, delivery of project activities and training content, and other supports related to the project.  

Key Responsibilities  

Research and Workshop Content Development 

  • Conduct research and prepare literature reviews and environmental scan reports when needed 
  • Develop curriculum content and workshop materials (slides, facilitator notes, participant hand-outs and evaluation forms) 

Community Engagement and Outreach 

  • Build positive relationships with different ethno-cultural communities, non-profit organizations, and service providers 
  • Reach out regularly to multiple external parties as identified by CFRAC, to communicate project updates 
  • Prepare monthly communication materials for social media  

Workshops planning and delivery 

  • Schedule and co-facilitate a series of online participatory workshops for service providers and the general public on Anti-Racism, equity, and social inclusion 

Administration and reporting 

  • Responsible for organizing meetings, drafting agenda and action items, taking minutes and typing correspondence, and creating reports as required 
  • Assist with the planning of meetings with advisory committee, focus groups, and project update meetings 
  • Represent the organization at external meetings and events as needed 
  • Participate in setting and maintaining deadlines and timelines  
  • Assist with invoicing and filing records 
  • Report to project managers and executive director 

And, perform other relevant duties as assigned. 

Qualifications: 

Experience/Knowledge 

  • Degree in social sciences or equivalent combination of education and experience from an accredited institution; a specialization in research and training or a graduate degree/training is a definite asset   
  • A solid understanding of Anti-Racism and social inclusion 
  • 1-2 years of experience with project coordination in the non-profit sector 
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience in workshop development and facilitation  
  • Demonstrated experience in community-based project settings 
  • Experience working collaboratively with culturally and racially diverse teams 
  • Experience/knowledge of issues facing racialized, immigrants and refugees in Canada  
  • Experience with research, compiling and reading data 

Skills 

  • Excellent project coordination skills
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) 
  • Attention to detail and strong planning skills  
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; strong public speaking skill is a must 
  • Ability to liaise and communicate between various project stakeholders  
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team 

Behavioural Competencies 

  • Communication – the ability to understand others and to respond in an appropriate and respectful manner 
  • Openness to 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 through change and how to adapt your approach, even in times of uncertainty 
  • Work effectively and respectfully with diverse communities, passionate to serve the communities

Application submission details: 

Your application will be assessed based on how strongly your identified qualifications meet the criteria in the job advertisement. The successful candidate will be required to provide references and undergo a satisfactory criminal record check before the commencement of employment. 

If you meet the qualifications and are passionate about working towards an inclusive society free of racism, then we welcome you to send your resume and cover letter to info@cfrac.com with “Project Assistant” in the subject line. 

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

Executive Director, Permanent Full-Time

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Location: Centre for Race and Culture office, Edmonton 

Salary: Depending on education and experience 

Hours: 35 hours per week, some working from home can be arranged 

Monday – Friday, occasionally required to work evenings/weekends 

Start Date: As soon as a suitable candidate is found 

The Centre for Race and Culture (CFRAC) 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. You’ll be doing work that matters alongside our diverse staff, board, and membership, and work towards an inclusive society free of racism.  

The Executive Director assumes a key leadership position and holds responsibility for operationalizing the strategy approved by the Board of Directors, overseeing the daily operations of the organization, and providing executive direction in all areas related to program delivery and effectiveness.  This is achieved by successfully implementing the organization’s programs and initiatives, maintaining sound fiscal management, and managing the organization’s people resources in a values-based manner.  

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Strategic Planning and Leadership – Sets organizational goals and outcomes, in collaboration with the Board of Directors and evaluates and monitors progress of these goals and outcomes. 
  • Program and Consulting Delivery – Monitors timelines and ensures deliverables are met and delivered on time. 
  • Operational Planning and Management – Oversees the day-to-day operation of the organization in an efficient and effective manner. 
  • Public and Media Relations – Represents the organization and increases awareness by being the spokesperson and liaison with local media.
  • Advocacy and Engagement – Builds strong working relationships with stakeholders, promotes broad awareness of systemic racism and equity approaches through events, campaigns and workshops. 
  • Financial and Risk Management – Manages and protects the organization’s exposure to financial, operational, and reputational risk. 
  • Fundraising and Fund Development – Oversees fundraising activities, prepares grant proposals and reports, develops the annual fund development strategy (e.g., developing relationships with donors for long-term organizational benefit) and provides fund development oversight. 
  • Human Capital Management – Oversees and manages the organization’s people resources, including staff, contractors, and interns.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

Knowledge & Skills
  • Excellent knowledge of intersections of anti-racism, diversity, power, privilege and antioppression, demonstrated by education and experience. 
  • Degree in Social Sciences, Cultural Studies, Humanities, Political Science, Education or other relevant fields. 
  • Excellent critical analysis skills, verbal and written communication skills in multiple media formats (i.e., presentations, media interviews, articles for the public, briefing notes, etc.). 
Experience
  • Demonstrated experience increasing awareness and/or mobilizing action on social justice issues with a diverse group of stakeholders. 
  • Successfully collaborating with culturally and racially diverse teams to deliver agreed-to outcomes. 
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining partnerships with ethno-cultural organizations, other service providers, and stakeholders.
  • Experience creating a psychologically safe, trusting and respectful relationships with Indigenous, Black, Racialized, Immigrant, *2SLGTBQIA+ and other communities and stakeholders. 
  • Experience managing financial budgets, complex projects, and strategic planning. 
  • Minimum 4 years’ of progressively responsible senior leadership experience leading people, managing resources, and stewarding an organization. 
  • Minimum of 2 years’ of grant and proposal writing experience.
Behavioral Competencies
  • Supportive and empowering of stakeholders who are at all levels of understanding of the field. 
  • Work effectively and respectfully with diverse communities. 
  • Is self-aware and understands themselves, their impact on others, and is readily able to change as the situation requires. 
  • Political acumen to successfully navigate relationships with different levels of government and key stakeholders.
  • Values-based leadership that is demonstrated, practiced and grounded in their own core values.
  • Authentic leadership demonstrates accountability, compassion and transparency.
  • Focus on outcomes and plan for results. 
  • Agility – function as a role model and demonstrate how to effectively adapt their approach and work through change, even in times of uncertainty. 

APPLICATION SUBMISSION DETAILS: 

Your application will be assessed based on how strongly your identified qualifications meet the criteria in the job posting. The successful candidate will be required to provide references and undergo a satisfactory police information check prior to the commencement of employment. 

If you meet the qualifications and are passionate about working towards an inclusive society free of racism, then we welcome you to send your resume and cover letter to badabconsultinginc@gmail.com, with “Executive Director” in the subject line. BadaB Consulting Inc. is our contracted HR service provider.  

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

Volunteer

Bring your passion and
your talent to our programs.

Are you interested in supporting the mission and vision of the Centre for Race and Culture through direct involvement in our work? We invite you to get involved and become a volunteer.

Please contact info@cfrac.com to be added to our register of volunteers to alert you as new opportunities arise.

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