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The Children’s Cottage Society employs over 150 staff who are dedicated to fulfilling the agency’s vision of Safe Children in Healthy Families. We are passionate about making positive changes in the lives of families and their children in our community.

  

AVAILABLE OPPORTUNITIES:

Communications Coordinator - Full Time 

Competition # CC2019

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Communications Coordinator will facilitate the implementation and development of communications strategies for the Children's Cottage Society’s current programs, community presence, and operational needs as well as supporting the communication needs of the annual funding and current capital campaign. 

This individual will be the primary person responsible for the development and execution of the Communications strategy and work plan. Activities will include but not be limited to the production of graphic design and marketing materials, communications including written articles/blogs, website content, program guides, newsletters, etc. The successful candidate will balance the hours of work between daily communication activities and capital campaign-related activities.

Major Responsibilities:

Communications

  • Provide organizational guidance to all staff to ensure established branding guidelines for the Society are followed.
  • Review appropriate internal and external, communication materials to ensure messages are consistent and adhere to branding.
  • Develop, monitor and evaluate communications strategies and campaigns.
  • Write, produce and distribute marketing and communication materials, including, but not limited to; Annual Reports, Impact Reports, donor recognition materials, videos, banners, program flyers, brochures, advertisements, training materials, and recognition items. 
  • Responsible to maintain and design all print materials, including, but not limited to; brochures, parent information, newsletters, business cards, annual reports.
  • Responsible for photography relative to events and the proper filing of pictures.
  • Participate actively in the development, coordination, and implementation of fund development materials.
  • Support and encourage front line staff in connecting clients and their stories for sharing with the public.

Website/Social Media

  • Maintain, maximize, and track website impact, including content creation and working with the webmaster to update and implement improvements as needed.
  • Responsible to ensure that all social media forums are current and have daily and regular posts. 
  • Monitor the success of website/social media through analytical tools ensuring that this knowledge is used toward continuous improvements.

Community Relations

  • Coordinates planning, preparation, evaluation, and data collection for public awareness events/opportunities.
  • Work with agency leadership/volunteers to train and develop “ambassadors” to speak on behalf of the Children's Cottage Society.
  • Attend and speak at agency and community events.

Media Relations

  • Develop and maintain media relationships including building and maintaining a media database, media monitoring and reporting.
  • Responsible for writing and distributing press releases, media advisories, backgrounders, fact sheets, articles, key messages, speeches, PSA’s, media pitches and coordinating requests.
  • Coordinate media relations with fund development regarding events.

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education required in Communications, Public Relations or Marketing
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience.
  • Proficient skills with Adobe Creative suite of tools (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro)
  • Proven skills and experience with website maintenance including CMS, HTML and UX.
  • Proven PC skills and experience with Microsoft Office suite of tools.
  • The ability to work independently on several projects concurrently
  • Demonstrates excellent communication, organizational and creative thinking skills.
  • Enjoys and is proficient in social media communications.
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills.
  • Action-oriented; a strong and efficient problem solver and able to make appropriate decisions and take action when needed.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong, creative writer with strong knowledge of CP Style.
  • Positive attitude and ability to be a team player with an attitude of service.
  • Able to work independently in a small, hands on work environment.
  • Positive attitude to work with students and with volunteers
  • Able to clearly articulate messages in written and verbal communications.
  • Display integrity, objectivity, confidence and commitment to excellence.
  • Experience and comfort in public speaking and presentations.
  • Must successfully complete a Criminal Record Check and Child Welfare Clearance Check.

Additional Assets

  • Experience in the non-profit sector.
  • Photography/videography skill and experience. 

Please send a cover letter and resume quoting Competition # #CC2019
Elisha Jackson, Director of Development: ejackson@childrenscottage.ab.ca

Application Deadline: Until successful candidate is recruited
We appreciate the interest of all applicants however will only contact those invited for an interview.

For more information about the Children’s Cottage, please visit: www.childrenscottage.ab.ca

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Development Assistant - Full Time

Competition # - DD2019

The Development Assistant position will provide support to the development office in order to enhance the philanthropic activity of the Society’s annual operating as well as capital campaign. The position will enter and manage reports to understand and track philanthropic activity, pledges, and contributions. The Development Assistant will manage and update donor databases, respond to member queries and sometimes approach benefactors for appeals. The position will conduct research, analyze data and compile reports on current or prospective donors. The position will participate in and support fund raising activities and events. 

 Major Responsibilities:

  • Provides administrative support to Capital Campaign Director and the Capital Campaign and Fund Development Manager and the Operating Campaign, such as typing, filing, photocopying, preparation for meetings, and website maintenance.
  • Facilitates recognition of donors through letter recognition, provision of tax receipts, data entry, coding revenue received, managing on line donations and ensuring the mailing of donor letters and receipts.
  • Responding to questions by donors by phone and email.
  • Organizing, supervision and feedback of volunteers relevant to fund development activities.
  • Conducts prospect research on potential donors.
  • Assists and attends all special events, this will include working flexible hours including evenings, early mornings and weekends.

Skills or Other Qualifications:

Required:

  • Must have intermediate skills in MS Office package, and intermediate skills using Raiser’s Edge (certificate preferred).
  • Requires sensitivity to the privacy and confidentiality of prospective and current donors.
  • Excellent organization skills.
  • Excellent communication skills; fluency in English and English grammar a must.
  • Able to take initiative and follow through on assigned responsibilities with minimal support.
  • Ability to be proactive, anticipate problems and/or issues, and address these in a timely manner.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and the use of a reliable personal vehicle with a willingness to travel. Five (5) years of supporting philanthropic activities.
  • Ability to type at 70-75 wpm.
  • Completion of an administrative or business program; diploma preferred.

Please send a cover letter and resume quoting Competition # DA2019
Elisha Jackson, Director of Development: ejackson@childrenscottage.ab.ca

Application Deadline: Until successful candidate is recruited
We appreciate the interest of all applicants however will only contact those invited for an interview.

For more information about the Children’s Cottage, please visit: www.childrenscottage.ab.ca

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Child Care Worker - Crisis Nursery - Part Time Position

Competition #CNCCW

The Children’s Cottage Society is a charitable agency established in Calgary in 1986. The Society’s mission is “Preventing harm and neglect to all children and building strong families through support services, respite programs, and crisis nurseries”. Our vision is to achieve “Safe Children in Healthy Families”.

Reporting to the Team Lead in consultation with the Crisis Nursery Manger. The Child Care Worker is responsible for day to day care of the children staying at the Crisis Nursery. This role assists with planning daily activities for the children according to their developmental needs.

This position is a Comp .85 - shifts varies week to week, 12 hours shifts, a rotation of days and awake nights.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Providing quality care for children who are newborn to age 8.
  • Maintaining a safe environment.
  • Assisting children in their daily routines.
  • Assisting children to cope with feelings of separation from their parents.
  • Documentation of children’s daily activities.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Degree in human services (preferred), or diploma in a human service field with related experience.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working with families who have complex needs
  • Experience working with vulnerable and/or homeless families
  • Experience helping families experiencing  stressful situations
  • Comprehensive knowledge of family-related community resources and services
  • Valid Standard First Aid Certificate with CPR level B
  • Current Police Security and Child Intervention Record checks with satisfactory results
  • Brain Story Certification Course (online training)
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
  • Indigenous Awareness Teachings
  • Diversity Training
  • Harm Reduction and Naloxone Training
  • Experience using HMIS and ETO or similar client data bases.

Hours of work: 12 hours shifts, a rotation of days and nights.

Please send a cover letter and resume quoting Competition #CNCCW- PT to:
Janet Hettler, Manager Crisis Nursery: jhettler@childrenscottage.ab.ca

Application Deadline: Until successful candidate is recruited
We appreciate the interest of all applicants however will only contact those invited for an interview.

For more information about the Children’s Cottage, please visit: www.childrenscottage.ab.ca

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Child Care Worker - Crisis Nursery - Full Time Position

Competition #CNCCW

The Children’s Cottage Society is a charitable agency established in Calgary in 1986. The Society’s mission is “Preventing harm and neglect to all children and building strong families through support services, respite programs, and crisis nurseries”. Our vision is to achieve “Safe Children in Healthy Families”.

Reporting to the Team Lead in consultation with the Crisis Nursery Manager. The Child Care Worker is responsible for day to day care of the children staying at the Crisis Nursery. This role assists with planning daily activities for the children according to their developmental needs.

This position is a Comp 1.0 and works 12 hours shifts, a rotation of days and awake nights.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Providing quality care for children who are newborn to age 8.
  • Maintaining a safe environment.
  • Assisting children in their daily routines.
  • Assisting children to cope with feelings of separation from their parents.
  • Documentation of children’s daily activities.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Degree in human services (preferred), or diploma in a human service field with related experience.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working with families who have complex needs
  • Experience working with vulnerable and/or homeless families
  • Experience helping families experiencing  stressful situations
  • Comprehensive knowledge of family-related community resources and services
  • Valid Standard First Aid Certificate with CPR level B
  • Current Police Security and Child Intervention Record checks with satisfactory results
  • Brain Story Certification Course (online training)
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
  • Indigenous Awareness Teachings
  • Diversity Training
  • Harm Reduction and Naloxone Training
  • Experience using HMIS and ETO or similar client data bases.

Hours of work: 12 hours shifts, a rotation of days and nights.

Please send a cover letter and resume quoting Competition #CNCCW to:
Janet Hettler, Manager Crisis Nursery: jhettler@childrenscottage.ab.ca

Application Deadline: Until successful candidate is recruited
We appreciate the interest of all applicants however will only contact those invited for an interview.

For more information about the Children’s Cottage, please visit: www.childrenscottage.ab.ca

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  PRACTICUM STUDENTS: 

The Children’s Cottage Society believes that providing students with hands-on experience to support their in class learning is important. Students are given the opportunity for placement in the following programs:

We offer a variety of opportunities to students who are interested in developing their expertise and skills, and in being a part of making a positive change in the lives of families and their children in our community. Please send us your resume to careers@childrenscottage.ab.ca and we will contact you as soon as a practicum opportunity becomes available.

CCS IS GENEROUSLY FUNDED BY: