Youth Wellness Program Coordinator

Hours of work:  Full-time salaried position. Monday – Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm. Some extended hours or weekends to be expected.
Salary Range Salary Range: Based on experience, Basic Benefits to start after probationary period completed.
Closing Date: Until a suitable candidate is found.


Position Summary:

The Youth Wellness Program Coordinator is responsible for leading activities, workshops, webinars, core programming for youth from 12-16 years old and young adults from 17-29 years old and liaising with Elders, and key stakeholders.

A vital component of this position is to facilitate personal, social, and educational growth in youth and young adults to help them reach their full potential in society. The role requires someone who is self-directed and possesses a passion to support and empower youth and young adults in their journey. The Youth Wellness Program Coordinator maintains positive relationships in the community by working effectively with a variety of stakeholders.


Reporting to the Path to Justice Coordinator, key responsibilities include:

  • Support the implementation of a variety of workshops and culture-based programs targeting youth from ages 12-16 years old and young adults from 17-29 years old.
  • Connect and navigate youth and young adults to the right resources and support when needed.
  • Recruit participants for workshops, maintain relationships with these individuals, and provide opportunities to allow them to see their full potential.
  • Create program budgets in consultation with Youth Programs Supervisor.
  • Monitor and manage program expenditures, materials, and program needs.
  • Responsible for program data collection and evaluation. This includes conducting surveys, gathering feedback from youth and young adults, parents, and caregivers to identify areas of improvement.
  • Submit evaluation data and program reports quarterly.
  • Support organizational-wide initiatives such as conferences, events and other initiatives as required.
  • Perform other duties as required.


Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge and commitment to the principles and values that guide the work of Esquao, the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women.
  • Basic understanding of Indigenous culture and protocol.
  • Solid presentation skills and experience in group facilitation.
  • Experience facilitating in a group setting.
  • Sound organizational and administrative skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Discretion and judgement in ability to manage confidential situations.
  • Understanding of and sensitivity to diverse populations.
  • A strong knowledge of support and services available to youth and young adults in Alberta.
  • Exceptional critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to navigate challenges youth and young adults might face including social media, relationships, substance use, justice, employment and homelessness.



Citizenship: Canadian citizen or permanent resident (eligible to work in Canada)

Language: Fluency in English is essential. Bilingualism in an Indigenous language is a strong asset.




  • Degree or diploma in related field and/or significant related experience.
  • Minimum two years of experience working in Edmonton Aboriginal community.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suites, MS Teams and databases
  • Experience working with vulnerable children, youth, and young adults.
  • Current Criminal record check with vulnerable sector check, child intervention record check required.
  • Current first Aid and CPR-C certification.
  • Suicide intervention /and or Mental Health First Aid.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Transportation required.


To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to: Please state in your cover letter how you align with Esquao, the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women. Please address your email to the Hiring Committee. Priority will be given to Indigenous candidates.


Email submissions only. No phone calls please.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Esquao, the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women, is an Alberta non-profit organization that serves to amplify and share the voices of Indigenous women on the issues and challenges they face.