February 15, 2018

SACE is Hiring a Volunteer Manager

Posted in SACE Announcements tagged , at 7:18 pm by sacetalks

Job Title: Volunteer Manager, Community Engagement

Reports To: Director of Community Engagement and Executive Director

Summary of Position

The Volunteer Manager is full-time position responsible for the operations of the Volunteer Program and the Support and Information Line at the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton (SACE). The Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton (SACE) is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that supports children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced sexual abuse or assault, and educates the public about sexual violence. We offer a friendly and warm work environment and are looking for someone in this position to work weekly Monday – Thursday. Flexibility to work weekday evenings and weekends is a requirement.

The position involves:

  • Recruiting, screening, training and supervising volunteers for all volunteer positions
  • Coordinating and facilitating training for volunteers on the Sexual Assault Support and Information Line and Crisis Chat, which includes:
    • Facilitating training sessions;
    • Coordinating with other SACE staff and other organizations to facilitate sessions;
    • Supervising and providing feedback on mock calls
    • Developing and updating training materials
  • Recognizing volunteers’ contributions to SACE through informal and formal avenues;
  • Maintaining records of all volunteers and volunteer activity
  • Promoting volunteer relations
    • Develop and distribute a monthly volunteer newsletter;
    • Facilitate monthly volunteer meetings;
    • Support volunteer social events;
  • Managing the volunteer program expense budget within existing financial guidelines
  • Facilitating the operation of the Sexual Assault Support and Information Line and Crisis Chat
    • Oversee volunteer scheduling
    • Provide on-going supervision and support for volunteers
    • Act as liaison between SACE and the designated answering service
    • Provide crisis intervention when required
  • Recruiting and training volunteers for various fundraising and special events, including staffing public education information booths in the community;
  • Maintaining Volunteer Program portion of the SACE website
  • Collaborating on the writing of various funding and program reports;
  • Participating in various fundraising initiatives for SACE including bingos, casinos and an annual fundraising gala.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree is preferred, although experience will be considered
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience in public speaking, event planning, website management, project management and Microsoft Office

The ideal candidate:

  • Is able to work and develop relationships with a wide range of people, both within and outside of the organization
  • Is comfortable with public speaking and communicates effectively in both written and verbal form
  • Is creative and innovative in developing new and unique ways to improve the volunteer program and create new opportunities
  • Is comfortable working collaboratively with other staff and organizations
  • Is adaptable and open to change within the position
  • Is highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Is familiar with feminist approaches to support and violence prevention

 

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter outlining why you think you are the right candidate for this position, with a resume and 3 professional references. Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.

SACE is committed to hiring practices that support diversity, equity and inclusions. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. We encourage First Nations, Metis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; person of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to a diversity of ideas and practice at the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton, to apply. First consideration will go to applicants who have direct experience supporting those impacted by sexual violence, especially those who are familiar with SACE’s Volunteer Training Program, or a comparable program.

 

Closing Date: March 19, 2018

Negotiable Position Start Date: April 30, 2018

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to info@sace.ab.ca  OR

#205, 14964 121A Avenue, Edmonton, AB  T5V 1A3

Attn: Selection Committee – Volunteer Manager

*We thank all who apply; only those selected to be interviewed will be contacted*

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SACE is Hiring a Hospitality Educator

Posted in SACE Announcements, Uncategorized tagged , at 7:14 pm by sacetalks

Job Title:             Hospitality Educator, Community Engagement

Reports To:         Director of Community Engagement and Executive Director

Summary of Position:

The Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton (SACE) is hiring a full-time Educator on a one year contract with the possibility of extension. The successful candidate would be responsible for delivering presentations and workshops on the topic of sexual violence to the communityThe focus of this role will be providing sexual violence response and prevention education to the hospitality sector, including bars, night clubs, venues, festivals and other licensed establishments and events. The successful candidate will also lend capacity to the rest of the public education team by facilitating presentations on sexual violence to schools, community, and professionals when available to do so.

SACE is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that supports children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced sexual abuse or assault, and educates the public about sexual violence. We offer a friendly and warm work environment. While regular office hours are Monday-Thursday, due to the nature of the hospitality sector, this position requires ample flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed.

The position involves:

  • Facilitating workshops, presentations, and trainings on consent, sexual violence, and bystander intervention to the hospitality sector, including bars, night clubs, venues, festivals, and other licensed establishments and events;
  • Coordinating “5 Minute Friend”, a training program for the hospitality industry on sexual violence response and bystander intervention;
  • Building relationships and working collaboratively with all relevant stakeholders, including the U of A Sexual Assault Centre, industry partners, AGLC, etc;
  • Lending capacity to the rest of the public education team by facilitating workshops on sexual violence, consent, and other related topics to schools, communities and professionals;
  • Staying up-to-date of new research and developments in the field of sexual violence prevention and facilitation;
  • Creating and distributing written materials regarding sexual violence;
  • Representing SACE at various committees, meetings, conferences, and public events;
  • Identifying and responding to community needs and emerging issues related to sexual violence;
  • Collaborating on the writing of various grant and funding applications and reports;
  • Providing crisis support and intervention to individuals affected by sexual violence;
  • Participating in various fundraising initiatives for SACE including bingos, casinos and an annual fundraising gala;
  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree is preferred, although experience will be considered
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Reliable vehicle and driver’s license
  • Experience in education, public speaking, and event planning are assets
  • Experience working in the hospitality sector is an asset

The ideal candidate:

  • Is passionate about preventing sexual violence through the provision of non-victim blaming education
  • Is comfortable with public speaking in front of large and small audiences
  • Has experiences facilitating sensitive and challenging discussions with folks from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • Communicates effectively in both written and verbal form
  • Is able to work and develop relationships with a wide range of people, both within and outside of the organization
  • Is highly adaptable
  • Thinks creatively about projects and assignments
  • Is highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Is comfortable working collaboratively with other staff and organizations
  • Has experience working with the hospitality sector
  • Is familiar with intersectional-feminist approaches to support and violence prevention

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter outlining why you think you are the right candidate for this position, with a resume and 3 professional references. Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.

SACE is committed to hiring practices that support diversity, equity and inclusion. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

We encourage First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to a diversity of ideas and practices at the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton to apply.

Closing Date:     March 19, 2018

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to info@sace.ab.ca                OR

#205, 14964 121A Avenue, Edmonton, AB  T5V 1A3

Attn: Selection Committee – Public Educator

*We thank all who apply; only those selected to be interviewed will be contacted*

SACE is Hiring a Public Educator

Posted in SACE Announcements tagged , at 6:53 pm by sacetalks

Job Title:         Public Educator, Community Engagement

Reports To:     Director of Community Engagement and Executive Director

Summary of Position:

The Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton (SACE) is hiring a full-time Public Educator responsible for delivering presentations and workshops on the topic of sexual violence to the community. SACE is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that supports children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced sexual abuse or assault, and educates the public about sexual violence. We offer a friendly and warm work environment and are looking for someone in this position to work weekly Monday – Thursday. Flexibility to work weekday evenings and weekends is a requirement.
The position involves:
  • Facilitating workshops and presentations on sexual violence, consent, and other related topics to schools, community organizations, and professionals;
  • Researching and developing new presentations on topics related to sexual violence;
  • Staying up-to-date of new research and developments in the field of sexual violence prevention and facilitation;
  • Creating and distributing written materials regarding sexual violence;
  • Representing SACE at various committees, meetings, conferences, and public events;
  • Identifying and responding to community needs and emerging issues related to sexual violence;
  • Collaborating on the writing of various grant and funding applications and reports;
  • Providing crisis support and intervention to individuals affected by sexual violence;
  • Participating in various fundraising initiatives for SACE including bingos, casinos and an annual fundraising gala;
  • Other duties as required.
Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate degree is preferred, although experience will be considered
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Reliable vehicle and driver’s license
  • Experience in education, public speaking, and event planning are assets
The ideal candidate:
  • Is passionate about preventing sexual violence through the provision of non-victim blaming education
  • Is comfortable with public speaking in front of large and small audiences
  • Communicates effectively in both written and verbal form
  • Is able to work and develop relationships with a wide range of people, both within and outside of the organization
  • Is highly adaptable
  • Thinks creatively about projects and assignments
  • Is highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Is comfortable working collaboratively with other staff and organizations
  • Is familiar with intersectional-feminist approaches to support and violence prevention
Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter outlining why you think you are the right candidate for this position, with a resume and 3 professional references. Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.
SACE is committed to hiring practices that support diversity, equity and inclusion. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
We encourage First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to a diversity of ideas and practices at the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton to apply.
Closing Date: March 19, 2018
To Apply:        Please send resume and cover letter to info@sace.ab.ca     OR
#205, 14964 121A Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5V 1A3
Attn: Selection Committee – Public Educator
*We thank all who apply; only those selected to be interviewed will be contacted *

April 12, 2017

We want to hear from you!

Posted in SACE Announcements tagged at 5:57 pm by sacetalks

We would love to hear from you! The Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton is currently undertaking a research project to help us improve. We will be working with an external marketing and communication firm to build our profile in the community.

Before that begins, we have engaged an independent research company to speak with stakeholders in confidential, one-on-one telephone interviews. Participants will be asked to comment on their perceptions of SACE, how SACE presents themselves and what challenges SACE currently faces in terms of misunderstandings in the community.

We are looking for people who have experience with SACE to participate in a 30 to 40 minute telephone interview. We want to assure you that your participation is completely voluntary and that the results of interviews will be reported in aggregate. Nothing you share with Johnston Research will be attributed back to you, nor will you be asked to share information on your personal experiences. If you are interested in participating in this research project, you can call Sandra Johnston, owner of Johnston Research, at 780-637-2878. She will be conducting interviews for the remainder of this week and over the long weekend. Interviews can be scheduled for morning, afternoon or evening. If you have any questions about this research project, you can call Sara Cameron, Director of Communications, at 780.423.4102.

March 16, 2017

How do you Picture Love? SACE wants to know

Posted in SACE Announcements, SACE Events, Uncategorized, We can all do something tagged , , , , , , , , , , at 9:37 pm by sacetalks

Picture Love art and photography contest

 

How do you visualize love and healing? Is it a serene morning landscape? An abstract painting that lets the mind wander to a safe space? Or maybe an energizing spray of flowers in the colours of a sunset?

 

The Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton (SACE) believes in that vision. We believe in our community. We believe that people can heal. Most of all, we believe in a world free of sexualized violence. To celebrate this vision and our upcoming gala, We Believe: The Art of Healing, we would like to invite you to enter our Picture Love art contest. From March 20, 2017 to May 15, 2017, SACE will be accepting images of family friendly art and photography.

 

Winners will be picked by random draw and announced through our social media platforms. They will also have the option of having their art sold at the silent auction at the upcoming gala.

 

Prizes for the top three positions are as follows:

1st Place: 2 tickets to the We Believe benefit gala and a $100 gift card to an art store

2nd Place: $100 gift card to an art store

3rd Place: $50 gift card to an art store

 

Rules and Requirements:

  1. The Picture Love Art Contest is an all ages art and photography contest.
  2. Artists must be from Edmonton or the Greater Edmonton area.
  3. Submitted work must be family friendly and adhere to the themes of the Picture Love art contest (love, healing and community).
  4. The work must be original. You must be the creator of the artwork and the submitted image file you or your approved representative sends to our contest. SACE is not responsible for any infringement on copyrighted materials for submitted work.
  5. Artists retain all copyright to their work.
  6. By entering into this contest, you are granting SACE a non-exclusive perpetual license to reproduce images of your artwork on the SACE website, social media accounts, and in promotion of future campaigns. Work used by SACE will include credits to the artist.
  7. Entrants have until 12 a.m. on May 15, 2017 to submit their artwork.

 

The Entry Process

  1. Your images must be submitted as JPEG files at a minimum resolution of 300 DPI.
  2. Email your entry, along with full name and contact information to shannonn@sace.ab.ca

The Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton retains the right to refuse any submission that is deemed offensive, dangerous or otherwise inappropriate.

 

 

 

January 4, 2016

CTV Edmonton media sponsor for We Believe: A benefit for SACE

Posted in Community Events, SACE Announcements, SACE Events, Sexual Assault, Uncategorized, We can all do something tagged , , , at 7:41 am by sacetalks

We would like to thank CTV Edmonton for once again being our official media sponsor for our annual Valentine’s themed fundraising and awareness event, now called We Believe: A benefit for SACE.

Thank you CTV Edmonton for partnering with us to help shift the climate of silence and shame that surrounds the issue of sexual abuse and assault to one of hope, healing and support. By demonstrating your commitment to standing up against this crime which affects so many, and to honouring the strength and resiliency of survivors, you are showing the Edmonton community your willingness to get in front of an issue that has for too long been shrouded in secrecy, blame, and guilt.

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December 15, 2015

Servus Credit Union Title Sponsor for We Believe: A benefit for SACE

Posted in News Release, SACE Announcements, SACE Events, Sexual Assault, Uncategorized, We can all do something tagged , , , at 7:19 pm by sacetalks

We would like to thank Servus Credit Union for once again being the Title Sponsor for our annual Valentine’s themed fundraising and awareness event, now called “We Believe: A benefit for SACE”.

Thank you Servus Credit Union, for partnering with us to help shift the climate of silence and shame that surrounds the issue of sexual abuse and assault to one of hope, healing and support. By demonstrating your commitment to standing up against this crime which affects so many, and to honouring the strength and resiliency of survivors, you are showing the Edmonton community your willingness to get in front of an issue that has for too long been shrouded in secrecy, blame, and guilt.

 

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For tickets and more information about We Believe, click here.

June 30, 2015

SACE 1975 – 2015

Posted in SACE Announcements, Uncategorized tagged , at 6:26 pm by sacetalks

40thOpenHouseMosaic

This year the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton (SACE) is celebrating 40 years in the Edmonton community. This mosaic, made of hand-painted tiles created by SACE volunteers, staff, clients, and other supporters, commemorates this milestone and acts as a time capsule for future ones. The piece hangs in the SACE reception area.

April 16, 2015

SACE Is Hiring! Diversity Outreach Worker Position

Posted in SACE Announcements tagged , at 8:29 pm by sacetalks

Full Time Employment Opportunity

Diversity Outreach Worker at the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton (SACE)

  • SACE recognizes that sexual violence can happen to individuals regardless of gender, age, community of faith, ability, ethnic heritage or sexual orientation.
  • SACE provides essential, specialized and cost effective sexual assault services aimed at preventing the crime and offering healing and recovery to those who have been victimized.
  • SACE believes that people can heal from the trauma of sexual violence.

SACE is seeking a dynamic individual to join the existing Diversity Outreach Team to develop new / enhance existing community relationships in Edmonton.   This team player will recognize and work with individuals, communities and organizations to reduce barriers that may prevent some individuals from accessing the help they need to begin to heal from sexual violence.

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education in a human service field
  • Strong team member but also able to work independently
  • Public speaking skills/ writing skills/computer skills
  • Understanding of sexual violence and the impact on individuals, families and communities
  • Understanding of Indigenous cultures
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the effects of colonization and residential schools for Indigenous people
  • Understanding of various ethno-cultural communities in the Edmonton area
  • Ability to work flexible hours (some evenings and weekends required)
  • Have a current driver’s license and a reliable vehicle

Of Special Note: SACE operates on a compressed work week (8 working hours/per day Monday – Thursday)

Please forward resume or CV to:

info@sace.ab.ca
Or
#205, 14964 – 121A Ave
Edmonton, AB  T5V 1A3

* Application period closes Friday, April 24th at 5pm.

SACE hires on the basis of merit.  We are committed to the principal of equity in employment.  We welcome diversity and encourage applications from individuals of all genders including Aboriginal persons, people with disabilities and members of a visible minority.