We’re Hiring – Capacity Support Assistant

May 23, 2023

Capacity Support Assistant – 21 hours/week (Part-time Contract Position)  


The Edmonton Social Planning Council, a charitable, non-profit social research and advocacy agency founded in 1940, is seeking a Capacity Support Assistant 



21 hours per week; limited evenings and weekends may be required 

Salary Range: 

$25.00 per hour, accrued vacation  


Executive Director 


  • Part Time Contract Position (July 2023 to December 2024)  
  • Hybrid work setting  


The ESPC is seeking an individual who will assist in supporting EPSC volunteers build their research and writing capacity including blog posts and other projects and assist the ESPC team to support Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) funded community agencies.      


Key Responsibilities 

  • Support and nurture ESPC volunteer to identify meaningful opportunities to contribute so their need and interest and those of ESPC are met.  
  • Provide training, direction, advise and issues resolution to support volunteer writers as they work through projects ensuring that the style, formatting, and tone of their work meets ESPC writing standards.  
  • Track volunteer involvement including volunteer hours, blog posts and outcome data. 
  • Assist with onboarding of new volunteers. 
  • Assist other ESPC team members to support FCSS agencies in their efforts to build research skills and capacity.  


Required Qualifications and skills:  

Competency in Microsoft and Google applications (Word, Excel, Docs) 

Strong organizational and time management skills. 

Excellent communication, interpersonal and writing skills. 

Ability to work independently within a scope of responsibilities and seek guidance when needed.  

Ability to work with volunteers of varying experience and skill levels. 

Previous experience working with volunteers would be an asset.  

Previous experience working in the social services sector would be an asset.   


The Edmonton Social Planning Council is committed to an inclusive, diverse, and equitable workplace that represent the individuals and communities we serve. After recently completing an Equity, Diversity, Inclusion policy and practice audit, ESPC staff, board and volunteers are working towards improving our policies, and practices to remove barriers and ensure everyone is treated with respect and dignity.  We value applicants with a diverse range of skills, experiences, and competencies, and invite all to apply.   


Please submit application letter and resume by electronic mail before 4:00 p.m. on May 31, 2023. We thank applicants in advance for their submissions, but we will only be able to contact those people who will be interviewed for the position about the decision.  


Applications should be sent to: 

Edmonton Social Planning Council 

Attn: Susan Morrissey, Executive Director 

#206, 10050 – 112 Street NW  

Edmonton, AB   T5K 2J1 

E-mail: info@edmontonsocialplanning.ca  

Posted by:

Chloe Heiland-Booth

Related categories: ESPC Announcements
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