Employment Opportunities

Come make a difference!

The Centre for Newcomers is an Alberta leader in providing services to immigrants. Our mission is to achieve the integration of newcomers in the community, through services and initiatives that promote diversity, participation and citizenship. We make a positive difference in the lives of all Calgarians by:
•  Welcoming and supporting newcomers to settle and integrate
•  Fostering a culture that is founded on respect, cooperation and trust
•  Working collaboratively and in partnership.


Position Title:  Coordinator -Volunteer Development

Program: Community Relations

Posting Number: 14-006

The Role

This established role connects approximately 450 newcomers annually to newcomer support networks and facilitates participation in volunteer initiatives for the Centre for Newcomers and within the larger community. This is a regular full-time position reporting to the Manager, Programs and Community Relations.


Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborations with staff across the entire organization to identify potential volunteer opportunities

  • Volunteer recruitment, screening , placement &  orientation

  • Coordinating  volunteer-run projects that create service & leadership opportunities for volunteers

  • Provision of strategic and tactical volunteer support to ethno-cultural collaborations

  • Providing performance support (direction, supervision, coaching)  to ensure a positive and productive experience for the volunteers and the Centre for Newcomers

  • Maintaining and analyzing program data; timely submission of required outcome reports

  • Stewardship of  program  policy, systems and procedures with a view to continual improvement

  • Participation in select community forums to identify and respond to immigrant sector issues.



  • University degree in social science, education or a related field or a combination of diploma and related work experience

  • 2 to 5 years professional experience  in the development and coordination of volunteer programs in a not-for-profit organization

  • Proven communication, group facilitation, team and community development skills

  • Excellent organizational, database, office equipment and software skills.

To apply: 

Please forward your cover letter and resume quoting posting #14-006 to:  jobs@centrefornewcomers.ca


Posting opens April 22, 2014 and closes May 4, 2014

Thank you for your interest.  Only candidates short-listed for interviews will be contacted.