Young Adult Team Lead (contract) – 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, and 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 at no cost to members and without referral in three physical 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.

Wellspring Alberta’s Program Leader team is a team of highly skilled professionals with big hearts. Wellspring Alberta offers over 70 evidence-informed programs. Each program is unique and requires a different skill set.


The Opportunity:

Wellspring Alberta is working to building a community of young adults (18-39ish) in Edmonton and Northern Alberta. The Young Adult Team Lead is responsible for scheduling, coordinating and being present at Young Adult programs in Edmonton, the Young Adult Weekend Hangout and online. We estimate that this position requires between 4-8 hours per month, except for months that have a Young Adult Hangout Weekend.


Wellspring Alberta is hiring this in-person and online hybrid position in Edmonton.



Key activities and responsibilities include:

  • Understand, support and uphold Wellspring values, mission and vision.
  • Communicate with program leaders to coordinate, schedule and plan for Edmonton and online YA programs according to yearly program plan.
  • Liaise with the Program Coordinator to ensure facilities and programs are coordinated effectively for members.
  • Connect and collaborate with the other provincial YA Team Leads
  • Assist in promoting relevant programming.
  • Regularly update YA social media accounts (Facebook and Instagram).
  • Support at least 1 Young Adult Hangout Weekend per year.
  • Be an active coordinating presence at Young Adult programs, where required.
  • Complete risk assessments where required and be familiar with Wellspring risk management requirements
  • Manage resources according to Wellspring standards and systems.


Required Knowledge and skills:

  • Professional designation, certification or proven ability in area of expertise.
  • Be a cancer survivor or caregiver and at a point in your journey where you no longer need Wellspring programs.
  • Demonstrated energy, dedication and enthusiasm with superior facilitation and leadership skills.
  • Be a young adult (18-39ish).
  • Able to thrive in an atmosphere of change and continuous improvement.
  • Able to achieve planned results through personal initiative.
  • Proven commitment to service excellence and quality.
  • Patient and caring attitude.
  • Exceptional verbal communication and listening skills.


To apply:

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.

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 seeking 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 welcome all applications.

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