The Power of Women to Women Project Coordinator will seek to address issues related to a lack of participation of women in the downtown eastside in areas of decision making, public awareness, program delivery and policy development.
The Coordinators will develop and implement women centered learning encounters focused on social justice, equality, and social change. Using a Popular Education model, she will engage with women from the community and facilitate the development of community organizing initiatives.
Coordinate and facilitate weekly peer support groups for women to organize around social justice issues as identified by the participants. Facilitate opportunities for women to build on their organizing skills through workshops, learning exchanges, talking circles.
Engage group participants in social change efforts concerning identified issues. Coordinate the opportunity for women to advocate for reform on behalf of women living in the downtown eastside.
Actively participates as a team member in collaboration with the Skills Development Coordinator to support volunteers from the community. Work with Centre members, volunteers and staff to produce the DEWC monthly newsletter.
Develop and maintain links with other community agencies that work in the areas of women, poverty, and violence.
Network with community groups and organizations to identify existing strategies of including women in decision making processes
Maintain and provide monthly statistical reports and adhere to funders reporting requirements. Submit quarterly program activity to the Board of Directors.
Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings, staff development sessions. Participate in hiring committees, evaluations, and on committees as required. Participate and assist in Centre special events and activities as necessary.
All Centre staff, including the project coordinator are expected to support the drop-in area staff and volunteers as necessary
- Demonstrated teamwork, leadership and administrative skills;
- Experience program management, assessment and development;
- Excellent communication, facilitation, and organizational skills;
- Computer and IT aptitude – Desktop publishing an asset;
- An understanding of the issues, anti oppression, racism and addictions, that affect residents of the DTES, with a particular awareness of the struggles of immigrant communities;
Individuals with a history of addictions must be 2 years clean and sober.
Position requires Union membership.
Benefits: Medical, Dental, Municipal Pension Plan, Accrued Vacation (Following 3 month probation).
Fax cover letter and resume to DEWC Hiring Committee 604-681-8470 or email to email@example.com
No phone calls please. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.