Innovation Coordinator – Engaging Men
  • 37.5 hours/week
  • $52, 000 – $57, 000/year (one year contract)
  • Alberta‐based (hybrid, in office, or telecommuting is supported)
  • Reporting to: Innovation Lead
  • Closing: April 25, 2022

The Opportunity
Do you have a passion for working with men and boys within abuse prevention? Then you should consider joining Sagesse as our new Innovation Coordinator – Engaging Men. The successful candidate is a dependable self-starter who can juggle multiple tasks, thrives in an innovative environment, and demonstrates versatility as part of a dynamic team.

About Sagesse
Sagesse empowers people of all backgrounds to disrupt structures of abuse through curating environments to heal and lead safe, healthy lives. With innovation as our programming cornerstone, Sagesse works for anyone who has experienced domestic abuse, including people who are at risk of being abused, informally support others, or are involved in sex work.

We work in more than 50 communities across Alberta – either directly providing service or partnering with agencies to deliver programs on our behalf. We are also the backbone agency for the Calgary Domestic Violence Collective and Alberta’s provincial IMPACT initiative.

Our social enterprise arm, ByDesign, is a hub of knowledge, experience, and innovation with an aim to disrupt norms, dispel disbelief and deepen societal impact.

Our philosophy is to engage in curious, fierce conversations and collaborations and we see this as a path to ending domestic abuse.

 About Engaging Men & Boys in Domestic Abuse Prevention Project

The Innovation Coordinator – Engaging Men and project partners will develop strategies and principles to engage men and boys within primary prevention of domestic abuse in Alberta. This developmental project will be focused on improving and enabling men’s health and wellbeing, paying special attention to male-identified individuals in northern, rural, newcomer and Indigenous communities. The focus is on creating visibility for the needs of men and boys across Alberta and exploring innovative ways of engagement and programming that are best suited to empower them to engage in primary prevention initiatives.


  • Engages in curiosity and vulnerability (Brené Brown).
  • Challenges the status quo and thrives in a developmental and adaptive environment.
  • Ability to create rapport with communities, partner organization and colleagues. 
  • Must like to communicate dynamically in individual and group settings.
  • Passionate about building capacity and collaboration in communities across Alberta.
  • Three to five years’ work experience in the social services sector.
  • Must be able to work remotely in a fast-paced, self-directed environment.
  • Acts, learns, and makes decisions through cross‐sectional, gender transformative and intersectional lenses.
  • Degree or Diploma in social work (community development focus preferred).

Role & Responsibilities

Network Development

  • Build off community and sector readiness to curate opportunities for men’s engagement within prevention of domestic abuse
  • Identify communities and build relationships within faith communities to improve access to domestic abuse information and services
  • Curate future opportunities for men’s engagement with preventing domestic abuse.

Community Engagement

  • Facilitate diverse grassroots community engagement across Alberta with a specific focus on faith communities . 
  • Convene organizations and stakeholders to understand the unique experiences of male-identified individuals across Alberta with special attention to northern, rural, newcomer and Indigenous communities.
  • Focus on creating visibility of the needs of men and boys and improving and enabling men’s health and wellbeing across Alberta.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to on or before April 25, 2022. Only successful candidates will be contacted.