Community Workforce Program, Community Engagement & Program Support Coordinator

Canadian CED Network

Anywhere in Canada

Job Application Deadline: December 10, 2023

Salary: varies by region

Community Workforce Program, Community Engagement & Program Support Coordinator

Full-time, 37.5 hours per week, term until March 29, 2024

Compensation: varies by region (see below)

Location: Remote or hybrid depending on your location

Application deadline: December 10, 2023

Interviews: will take place from December 13-15. We will make every effort to accommodate candidat’ schedules and needs as part of the process. 


Join a dynamic program within a dynamic organization! As a Community Engagement and Program Support Coordinator, you will play a vital role in facilitating effective communication, managing relationships with community partners, and ensuring the successful implementation of our innovative national project. 


Community Engagement and Relationship Management:

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with community partners, advisory committee members, employers, and program participants.
  • Act as a liaison between different stakeholders, ensuring effective communication and understanding of project goals.

Communications support: 

  • Prepare bilingual (French and English) communication materials including media releases, website updates, and social media posts.
  • Support community partners in ensuring their communications strategies are cohesive and collaborative.
  • Support community partners and Program Manager in preparing surveys and interview questions for program evaluation.

Client Relations and Follow-Up:

  • Conduct one-on-one conversations with program participants to understand their experience in the program and escalate concerns to the Program Manager. 
  • Manage the follow-up process with employers, community partners, and employees, ensuring accountability and adherence to project timelines. 


This is a full-time term position working 37.5 hours / week starting as soon as possible, and ending March 29, 2024.  

We support our employees by offering salaries that reflect regional variances in cost of living. Employment offers are made between the minimum and midpoint of our salary bands and are determined by knowledge, experience and internal equity. 

If you are located in Victoriaville, Quebec, our hourly hiring wage range is $22.47-$24.40

If you are located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, our hourly hiring wage range is $22.75-$24.73

If you are located in Toronto, Ontario, our hiring hourly wage is range is $26.23-$28.51

If you are located in another region of Canada, your wage will reflect the specific cost of living for your region. 

We are happy to discuss the starting salary range for your region during the job offer process.


The Community Action for Workforce Development program is an initiative funded by the Government of Canada through the Community Workforce Development Program that pilots intersectional, community-led workforce planning models in three rural communities across Canada that support economic diversification strategies that take action on climate change and contribute to clean growth.


Community Engagement and Program Support Coordinator reports to the Program Manager and will work closely with the Program Coordinator. Additional support will be available from the Director of Innovation and Learning. We engage in regular videoconference meetings (all staff calls, small team calls and one-on-one calls) and stay connected via email and Google chat. On top of project specific work-related meetings we also regularly engage in conversations to continue to expand our understanding and approach to social, environmental and economic justice. 


You are a bilingual (French and English) storyteller who is confident in producing a variety of  communication materials. You have knowledge of, and more importantly, a desire to keep learning about the intersectional, community-led workforce planning models. You are familiar with social and business dynamics in rural communities (experience in rural British Columbia would be an asset) and have experience acting as a liaison between different stakeholders. You thrive in a start-up non-profit environment and can manage conflicting priorities. 

You want to work for an organization that aligns with your personal values and commitment to gender equity, poverty reduction, reconciliation, anti-racism / anti-oppression, diversity, and inclusion. You are aware of your own lived experience of systemic barriers or privilege, and how that shapes your unique contribution to strategic social change.  

You are a convenor and connector and the thought of supporting a brand new innovative initiative that supports workforce development  is motivating, exciting, and exactly how you want to be spending your time. 

We welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates who are legally able to work in Canada and can accommodate a flexible working schedule to meet the needs of working across all Canadian time zones. There’s potential that this position may require some evening, weekend and/or overtime hours. Some domestic travel may also be required depending on your location. 


Within 1 month, you will have:  

  • a thorough understanding of the project, project happenings and project objectives
  • formed a relationship with the Intersectional Advisory Committee 
  • formed a relationship with project community partners in each of the three communities
  • built out a communications template for your work in supporting project participants (workers)
  • been introduced to the full CCEDNet staff team and oriented to our organization’s Theory of Change and policies and procedures

Within 3 months, you will have:  

  • Helped community partners create and deliver a cohesive bilingual communications strategy across the three communities
  • Supported the CCEDNet team in providing communications materials about the project to the social media, website and communications teams at CCEDNet
  • Developed individual and personal relationships with all of the project participants (workers)
  • Supported in the implementation of the project
  • began engaging in project evaluation and wrap-up with the support of external consultants
  • Created supports to enable the workers to find full time meaningful employment after the completion of the project


Please send your resume and cover letter to  by December 10 , 2023 with Community Engagement and Program Support Coordinator in the subject line. 

In your cover letter, please answer the following questions: 

  • What knowledge and experience are you excited to bring to this role?
  • What are your skills and strengths you will apply to this position? 
  • What are you most curious to learn in this position?

We are committed to removing barriers to employment that are faced by equity-seeking groups and encourage (but do not require) members of these groups to self-identify as such in their cover letters. 

CCEDNet provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with stated needs. If contacted to proceed to the selection process, please advise us if you require any accommodation.

We appreciate all applications. After a notice that the application has been received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


CCEDNet is a values-based, non-profit association committed to connecting people and ideas for action that builds local economies, strengthens communities, and benefits everyone. We have members throughout Canada, including organizations, networks, and individuals who are strengthening sustainable and equitable local economies. Members are active across many sectors such as community development, social enterprise, rural development, co-operative development, employment development, and housing.

We are committed to the values of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Dignity, Self-Determination, Solidarity, and Local Control. Together, we are working towards sustainable and inclusive communities directing their own social, environmental, and economic futures through our Theory of Change


We are a team of convenors, connectors, facilitators, advocates and partners dedicated to community empowerment and economic justice.  We challenge the status quo and build alternatives using intersection, intersectoral, and collaborative approaches. Our depth and breadth of experience, knowledge, and commitment to learning can be seen in the results we achieve. We care about our work and we care about each other.