Programs Assistant (summer student) – Edmonton

Wellspring Alberta is a charitable organization that supports, informs, and empowers those diagnosed with cancer by helping them address the fear, isolation, disruption and practical problems cancer can bring to their lives.  An affiliate of the Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation, Wellspring Alberta provides a comprehensive range of programs, support, resources, so anyone living with cancer and the people who care about them can improve the quality of their lives. All programs and services are informed by evidence and offered free of charge and without referral in three centres and online. Our vision is that no one has to face cancer alone. 

Wellspring Alberta’s work is made possible through the generous donations of individuals, corporations, foundations and grassroots fundraisers, and with the efforts of committed volunteers, dedicated staff and skilled contracted program leaders.  

The Opportunity: 

Reporting to the Centre Manager, Edmonton House the Programs Assistant is responsible for working collaboratively with our program team, the Programs Assistant will support the program team’s daily activities for the people we serve (our members), at our Edmonton House and Online House. This temporary full-time (37.5 work week) position is supported through the Canada Summer Jobs grant July through August. This is position is based in Edmonton at the Edmonton House. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required. 



  • Supports the program team and volunteers in the Centre and on the phones  
  • Receives general inquiries from the community and members, directs callers as appropriate, and provides information as required 
  • Upholds Wellspring’s culture of support and inclusion by prioritizing member needs 
  • Joins the program team and supports programs 
  • Answers member and volunteer questions related to programs and refers inquiries, where appropriate to the Centre Manager(s) 
  • Hosts Wellspring online programs 
  • Supports the program team with program planning and delivery 
  • Attends Wellspring staff and program team meetings 
  • Supports the program team in preparing program supplies 
  • Helps acquire member stories, for use within the website and social media  


Required knowledge and skills:  

  • Volunteer and charity sector 
  • Education/employment/other transferable skills  
  • High degree of technology proficiency including Office 365; comfort in learning applications an asset 
  • Highly effective interpersonal skills, loves to work with people  
  • Highly organized, with excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail 
  • Ability and comfort working in a fast-paced environment 
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently in a hybrid work setting 
  • Warm, professional demeanor 
  • Ethical, personal integrity, sense of humour, strong team orientation, flexible, and able to receive productive feedback 


To apply: 

We offer a competitive total compensation package and an empowering and inspiring team environment. 

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to This posting will close once we have found a successful candidate. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.  

As per the Canada Summer Jobs grant you are: 

  • between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment; 
  • a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act*; and 
  • legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations. 
  • preference will be given to youth who are: early leavers of high school, not in employment, education or training, black and other racialized, indigenous, and/or with disabilities.  


Inclusion Statement 

Wellspring Alberta is committed to being an inclusive organization. We are in a process of expanding the diversity of identities and lived experiences, to be more reflective of the communities in which we work and live. To support this process, we’ve become an employer partner of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion, developed an Advisory group, and we are taking action as part of our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion. We understand we’re on a journey, which will take time, and that increasing equity in our organization and in cancer care is critical.  

We encourage applications from groups that are typically under-represented in cancer-serving organizations including BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) individuals, LGBTQ2S+ identifying individuals, persons with disabilities, and candidates from all equity seeing groups.  

We welcome you to contact us for a conversation about accessibility and accommodations throughout the recruitment process.  

We know that women and people of colour are less likely to apply for roles unless they meet every single requirement. If you’re excited about the role, but your qualifications don’t match perfectly, we encourage you to apply.  

We appreciate your interest in Wellspring and warmly welcome all applications. 

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