Employment Opportunities

Come make a difference!

By providing coordinated services and by encouraging a welcoming environment, we support the efforts of immigrants and refugees to overcome barriers and participate fully in Canadian life as valued members of the Central Alberta community.

We make a positive difference in the lives of all residents by:

  • Welcoming and supporting newcomers to settle and integrate
  • Fostering a culture that is founded on respect, cooperation and trust
  • Working collaboratively with clients, staff and other immigrant serving agencies

We currently have one new opportunity:


Position Purpose: The Community Engagement Manager contributes to C.A.R.E.’s mission and vision by providing the overall management and leadership to the Community Engagement team, and as a member of the Senior Management Team of the Agency. In doing so the Community Engagement Manager takes, and stimulates team members to take, any initiative in advancing the services provided by the agency.

Accountability: Reporting to the Executive Director, the Community Engagement Manager provides supervisory support for a team of approx. 8 to 9 employees in the areas of Connecting Newcomers; Public Awareness; Seniors; Immigrant Families; Career and Workplace, Volunteering, Community Outreach and Translation & Interpretation Support, to meet set targets for the team as a whole. In addition, this position may also be responsible for some aspect of the program delivery for these program areas.

Key Responsibilities:

Team Leadership:

  • Provide the leadership and mentorship to the staff in the Community Engagement team. Conduct performance reviews of all of the staff involved in the above program areas on an annual basis, and more frequently if necessary. Recruit and hire new staff and coordinate training for all staff in the Program areas.
  • Provide the administrative duties required for the various program areas under management.

Community Collaborations

  • Promote and foster good working relations with all community stakeholders to ensure we are able to deliver programs effectively to our target client and community groups.

Financial Management:

  • Budgetary Responsibility: Manage the program area expenditures in accordance with the budgets established by the Agency, and in consultation with the financial management of the Agency. Sign off and approve expenditures within the program areas.
  • Provide input for funding proposals.

Senior Management Team Participation:

  • Participate in the direction setting and decision making for the overall strategic planning of the Agency.
  • Attend and participate in regular management meetings to review budgets, personnel matters, and other issues affecting the Agency as a whole.
  • Share the responsibilities of the Agency Leadership in representing the Agency at community events and functions.

Client Filing and Reporting Requirements

  • Ensure the program areas adequately record client interactions and comply with the reporting requirements of the funders.

Performance Indicators:

  • Targets as established in funding agreements are met.
  • Staff are executing their jobs to the expected performance standards.
  • Client files are complete and updated as per Agency guidelines.
  • Reports to funders are completed on an accurate, comprehensive and timely basis.
  • Program areas are managed within budgetary constraints.
  • Our external partners report positively on our efforts.
  • Satisfactory participation in and contribution to overall agency management

Required Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the settlement process and issues facing immigrants and refugees during their integration process.
  • Relevant post-secondary management degree or equivalent training and experience.
  • Good leadership skills and supervisory experience, and demonstrated ability to work independently and manage own workload and time.
  • Strong focus on client and community service with orientation towards innovation and collaboration
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Red Deer and Central Alberta community services and collateral agencies; awareness of and ability to use appropriate community resources.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive relationships, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the Agency.
  • Good communication, presentation, and public speaking skills.

This position will be posted internally and externally. All interested candidates should send their resume to HR@care2centre.ca

This posting may will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.