Housing Loss Prevention Worker

Job Title: 
Housing Loss Prevention Worker
Organization: 
Newton Resource Centres - Advocacy
Deadline: 
Oct 27 2017 - 5:00pm
Hours: 
9-4:30
Remuneration: 

$20-22

Job Description: 

his position provides comprehensive housing loss prevention services to marginalized individuals and families at imminent risk of housing loss to maintain their tenancy, access income supports, benefits and/or obtain housing to support housing stability. Services delivered both in office and on multiple partner sites (Surrey & Langley). Service includes providing support, information, referral, completion of forms and applications, written communications on behalf of the client, negotiation and mediation, written appeals and representation at tribunals and hearings, also provides assistance with housing search and accessing resources.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

• Minimum 2 years post-secondary education or equivalent experience in related field
• Understanding of poverty and housing related issues, government processes and procedures related to income assistance, disability and/or tenancy an asset
• Knowledge of local community resources
• Must have valid BC driver’s license and own vehicle to use for work purposes
• Criminal Record check required

Duties and Responsibilities: 

1. Maintain a full caseload providing a full continuum of services in preserving housing through the Residential Tenancy Act process and income support services. This includes providing support, information, referral, completion of forms and applications, written communications on behalf of the client, negotiation and medication, written appeals and representation at hearings.
2. Provides tenancy & income support services on partnering sites.
3. Maintains and develops working relationships with the Ministry of Social Development and other human serving organizations.
4. Maintains complete and accurate statistics and records for all project activities.
5. Meets all reporting requirements.
6. Promotes the project’s activities through workshop presentations and public meetings.
7. Promotes relationships with project partners, community, other human serving organizations and general public. Participates in community meetings, the Homelessness Task Force and other events related to poverty and homelessness.
8. Participates in training, case conference, staff and agency initiatives, meetings and events.

How to Apply: 

Soraya VanBuskirk
jobpostingsadvocacy [at] gmail [dot] com

Location

Surrey, BC

Housing Outreach Worker

Job Title: 
Housing Outreach Worker
Organization: 
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Deadline: 
Oct 24 2017 - 5:00pm
Hours: 
Start Date: ASAP / Permanent - Part – Time, 26hrs-wk / Sun. – Wed. Schedule
Remuneration: 

• Union (BCGEU) - $21.00 per/hr. + Generous Health & Welfare Benefits pkg. after 3 mths.

Job Description: 

The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre is a Drop-in Centre and Emergency Night Shelter offering a wide variety of services to a diverse community of women and children living in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.

Reporting directly to the Specialized Services Program Manager, the Housing Support and Outreach Worker will provide Housing Outreach services within the Housing First framework to women who live in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, and supporting them in establishing and maintaining appropriate safe housing. She will work from a feminist perspective and within an anti-oppression framework.

Skills and Qualities Required: 
    Minimum 5 years related experience working with low-income women; at least 2 years in a women serving or inner city drop-in environment.
  • Must have a strong working knowledge and analysis of the issues impacting women in the dtes including: violence against women; mental health; homelessness; and addictions.
  • Candidate must work from strong feminist analysis and within an anti-oppression framework.
  • Must have a strong working knowledge of the Housing First model as well as housing options for low-income community including social housing, cooperative housing; and affordability housing societies.
  • Excellent writing skills including the ability to research and complete housing applications, and supporting documents.
  • Understanding of and practices a trauma informed care response when working with women.
  • Efficient organizational skills including record keeping, scheduling, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Demonstrated administrative skills, including report writing.
  • Demonstrated computer and IT aptitude.
  • Experience providing outreach, accompaniment and advocacy.
  • Skilled in program facilitation and development as well as working in partnerships with allied service providers.
  • Strong conflict resolution skills and practice.
  • Demonstrated crises intervention training and experience.
  • Experience providing assisted referral as well as familiarity with support services, agencies and community resources in the Downtown Eastside.
Duties and Responsibilities: 

Housing Outreach: Increase the continuum of and access to housing, care and support services by connecting chronically homeless or at risk women with services through assisted referrals, accompaniment, and transportation where necessary.
Provides information and advocacy to women in such areas as income assistance, housing, health services, drug & alcohol treatment and recovery, counseling, and education.

Referral: Assists women through the referral process to internal and external services such as housing, counseling, legal aid, health services, education, etc. to ensure a successful transfer of service.

Resources: Develops and maintains positive relationships with housing providers, including SRO’s to assist women in accessing and maintaining housing. Administers the Housing Rental Supplement within the parameters established.

Education and Programming: Develops and facilitates educational workshops and programming related to housing issues. Develops and maintains links with other community agencies that work in the areas of housing/homelessness by attending meetings and community events.

Administration: Ensures funder reports accurately reflect contract requirement. Provides quarterly activity reports to the Management Team. Provides statistics and relevant data that will support fund development activities for the program.

How to Apply: 

Please submit resume and cover letter to the HR Administrator via e-mail, mail or fax to:
302 Columbia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A 4J1
Fax: 604-681-8470 Email: humanresources [at] dewc [dot] ca

Additional Information: 

Start Date: ASAP / Permanent - Part – Time, 26hrs-wk / Sun. – Wed. Schedule
• Union (BCGEU) - $21.00 per/hr. + Generous Health & Welfare Benefits pkg. after 3 mths.
• Location – DEWC Drop In Centre, 302 Columbia St. Vancouver

Location

Vancouver, BC

Casual/Relief Peer Support Worker

Job Title: 
Casual/Relief Peer Support Worker
Organization: 
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Deadline: 
Oct 25 2017 - 5:00pm
Hours: 
Relief/Casual
Remuneration: 

$17-$21 per hour

Job Description: 

The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre is a drop-in Centre offering a wide variety of services to a diverse community of women and children living in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.

Working to support DEWC Program Services, the Peer Support Worker will work in collaboration with other DEWC staff to promote integrated services to women. She is responsible to uphold and understand the principles of peer support to women in securing practical services and needs. Working with DEWC employees, she takes responsibility that policies, procedures, and operational systems are implemented and followed throughout the shift. The successful candidate must work from a feminist analysis and within a strong anti-oppression framework while managing crises in the Drop In. She must identify with the goal of addressing barriers to uphold the seamless day to day functional operations of the Centre.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

• Must have a strong working knowledge and analysis of the issues impacting women in the dtes including: violence against women; mental health; homelessness; and addictions.
• Candidate must work from strong feminist analysis and within an anti-oppression framework.
• Understanding of and practices a trauma informed care response when working with women.
• Strong conflict resolution skills and practice.
• Demonstrated crises intervention training and experience.
• Excellent communication skills required, including the ability to work in a respectful and cooperative manner with co-workers, and Centre members.
• Ability to work within a chaotic environment and with a diverse community of women.
• A First Aid certificate is required.
• Candidate must undergo a criminal record check.
• Women with addiction issues need to be at least 2 years clean and sober.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

eer Support: Support women in developing peer networks and peer support opportunities including by modeling peer support and self help behaviors. Coordinating opportunities for women to exchange self help and peer support strategies through workshops, forums, discussion groups, support groups etc.

Drop-In: Monitor women in the Centre using peer support & self help tools to address conflicts in the drop-in or the emergency night shelter. Use self help tools to ensure women who appear in crisis are offered appropriate supports such as medical, counseling, or advocacy. Collaborate with Centre members, volunteers, and committees to oversee the operations of the clothing room and general management of donations. Taking responsibility for a clean and comfortable environment that operates in compliance with the Centre’ Mission Statement, Statement of Principles, and Policy and Procedures. Supporting women with practical needs including but not limited to: listening to women, distributing items such as menstrual pads, rolling papers, clothing, telephone, mail and access to showers.

Conflict Resolution/Crisis Management: Manage crisis between, within and among various groups and individuals including by mentoring a variety of self help coping skills and different approaches to personal situations. Maintain a culture of ‘People helping people help themselves’.

Additional Information: 

• Start Date: Immediately
• $17.00-21.00 per hour
• Affiliation: BCGEU
• Department: Drop-In Centre & Night Shelter

Location

Vancouver, BC

Cultural Activity Programmer

Job Title: 
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Organization: 
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Deadline: 
Oct 25 2017 - 5:00pm
Hours: 
24.5 hrs. - Wk. / Tues - Fri
Remuneration: 

$21.00 per /hr + generous health & welfare benefits pkg after 3 month probationary period

Job Description: 

The Cultural Activity Programmer is responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of cultural, recreational, social and/or educational programs that are consistent with the mission and mandate of the DEWC. In consultation with the DEWC Elder’s Council she will ensure relevant programming that maximizes decision making and participation of centre members

Reporting directly to the Program Manager, the Cultural Programmer will work in collaboration with other DEWC staff to promote integrated services to women. She will work from a feminist perspective and within an anti-oppression framework.

Skills and Qualities Required: 
  • Minimum 5 years related experience working with low-income women, at least 2 years in a women serving or inner city drop-in environment
  • Must have a strong working knowledge and analysis of the issues impacting women in the dtes, including violence against women, mental health, homelessness, and addictions
  • Candidate must work from strong feminist analysis and within an anti-oppression framework
  • Experience developing and facilitating programs and groups including assessing and evaluating
  • Extensive experience in the development and facilitation of cultural, recreational, and arts groups and activities
  • Understanding of and practices a trauma informed care response when working with women
  • Efficient organizational skills including record keeping, scheduling, and problem-solving abilities
  • Demonstrated administrative skills, including report writing
  • Demonstrated computer and IT aptitude
  • Strong conflict resolution skills and practice
  • Demonstrated crises intervention training and experience
  • Experience providing assisted referral as well as familiarity with support services, agencies and community resources in the Downtown Eastside
  • Excellent communication skills required, including the ability to work in a respectful and cooperative manner with co-workers, and centre members
  • Ability to work within a chaotic environment and with a diverse community of women
Duties and Responsibilities: 

In-Centre Programming
Plans, organizes and implements cultural, recreational, social, and/or educational programs and activities that can take place inside or outside the DEWC
Facilitates the organizing of Special Events such as: National Aboriginal Day; Christmas Dinner, and seasonal group activities; as identified in consultation with the staff group collective
Participates in group planning and program development for women

Arts and culture
Participates in planning and development of arts activities and workshops
Coordinates volunteer facilitation and scheduling of programs

Outreach and Liaison
Works with community, Aboriginal, and social service organizations to enhance Programming opportunities including the recruiting of out of area volunteers
Develops partnerships and act as liaison with community groups in the development and support of programs
Solicit partnerships, in-kind donations and community sponsorships to support events and programming

Education and Resource
Maintains and up-dates resources relevant to Centre Programming ie. out of centre/community events and opportunities

Administration:
Ensures funder reports accurately reflect contract requirement. Provides quarterly activity reports to the management team. Provides statistics and relevant data that will support fundraising activities for the program.
Coordinates the DEWC Newsletter, ensuring Calendar and contributions specific to the program

How to Apply: 

Please submit resume and cover letter to the Cultural Activity Programmer Hiring Committee via e-mail, mail or fax to:
302 Columbia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A 4J1
Fax: 604-681-8470 Email: humanresources [at] dewc [dot] ca
INTERNAL/EXTERNAL Applications accepted until: Open until filled **NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE**

Additional Information: 

Position Details:
• Start Date: ASAP / Temporary - Part – Time, 24.5 hrs. - Wk. / Tues - Fri (until return of incumbent)
• Union (BCGEU) - Salary Range - $21.00per /hr. - Location – DEWC Drop In Centre, 302 Columbia St. Vancouver

Additional languages spoken an asset / Aboriginal Women and Women of Colour are Strongly Encouraged to Apply

Location

Vancouver, BC

Housing Intake Worker

Job Title: 
Housing Intake Worker
Organization: 
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Deadline: 
Oct 24 2017 - 5:00pm
Hours: 
24.5 hrs / 4 days
Remuneration: 

$21.00 per hr + generous health & welfare benefits pkg after 3 month probationary period commences.

Job Description: 

The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre is a drop-in Centre offering a wide variety of services to a diverse community of women and children living in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.

Reporting directly to the Specialized Services Program Manager, the Housing Support - Intake Worker will provide vital Housing Intake Services including assessments and referrals to women accessing the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre. She will work with women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to assess their eligibility for the DEWC Housing Outreach Program. She will work in collaboration with the DEWC staff to promote integrated services to women by providing service referrals, appointments and housing solutions. The successful candidate must work from a feminist analysis and within a strong anti-oppression framework within supporting these women in establishing and maintaining appropriate safe housing.

Skills and Qualities Required: 
  • Must have a strong working knowledge and analysis of the issues impacting women in the DTES including violence against women, mental health, homelessness and addictions.
  • Minimum 3 – 5 years related experience working with low-income women, preferably in a woman serving or inner city drop-in environment.
  • Must have a committed working knowledge of housing resource options for women and children in low-income communities inclusive of social/cooperative and affordability housing societies.
  • Experience providing assisted referral as well as familiarity with the support services, agencies and community resources available in the Downtown Eastside.
  • Understands and practices a trauma informed care response when working with women.
  • Experience providing outreach, accompaniment & advocacy with strong conflict resolution skills & social practice.
  • Skilled in program facilitation and development as well as working in partnerships with allied service providers.
  • Excellent communication skills required including the ability to work in a respectful and cooperative manner with co-workers and Centre members.
  • First Aid - CPR - NVCI Training requirement.
  • Candidate must undergo a Criminal Records Check for working with Vulnerable Adults & Children.
  • Women with addiction issues must be 2 years clean and sober.
  • Duties and Responsibilities: 

    Primary Responsibilities:

    Housing Intake and assessment:
    • Provide intake service to ensure responsive and timely access to DEWC Housing and/or appropriate services.
    • Assess the nature and urgency of a request for service and where appropriate set up appointments with housing or other staff.
    • Establish the members’ eligibility according to established criteria, whether a previous record exists and whether member has an open file within DEWC.
    • Implement appropriate crisis intervention strategies where it is not possible or timely referral to a crisis service.

    Education and Programming:
    • Initiates the development & facilitation of workshops & programming related to the housing issues affecting Women & Children on the Downtown Eastside.
    • Networks & maintains links with neighboring agencies working in similar service areas of housing / homelessness by attending meetings, training & community events.
    • Actively participates in relevant occupational knowledge and both on and off site training initiatives.

    Referral:
    • Assists women through the DEWC referral process in order to access internal and external services ensuring a successful transfer of service.
    • Provides information and referral to women in such areas as: income assistance; housing; health services; drug & alcohol treatment/recovery; counseling and education.

    How to Apply: 

    Attn: Housing Intake Worker Hiring Committee
    Please apply in person, via mail, email or fax.
    302 Columbia St. Vancouver B.C., V6A 4J1
    Email: hradmin [at] dewc [dot] ca - Fax:604.681.8480

    Additional Information: 

    Position Details:
    • Start Date: ASAP / Temporary - Full – Time, 35hrs-wk / Tuesday-Saturday / 9 Day - Fortnight Schedule
    • Union (BCGEU) - $21.00 per/hr. + Generous Health & Welfare Benefits pkg. after 3 months.
    • Location – DEWC Drop In Centre, 302 Columbia St. Vancouver

    Location

    Vancouver, BC

    Prince Rupert Unemployed Centre Society is hiring a Housing Advocate/Coordinator

    Job Title: 
    Housing Advocate/Coordinator
    Organization: 
    Prince Rupert Unemployed Centre Society
    Deadline: 
    Sep 15 2017 - 5:00pm
    Remuneration: 

    $25 per hour, 35 hours per week
    Potential exists to obtain the position of Unemployment Centre Society Coordinator upon the retirement of the current Coordinator.

    Job Description: 

    The Prince Rupert Unemployed Centre Society is a non-profit organization. It provides information, assistance, counseling, support and other services to unemployed or underemployed persons in the Prince Rupert area with a view to relieving poverty and improving conditions for such persons.

    Skills and Qualities Required: 

    Minimum Grade 12 or equivalent
    Legal or advocacy experience
    Excellent written and oral communication skills
    Ability to work independently and be reliable
    Ability to show initiative
    Ability to exercise tact, discretion and confidentiality
    Knowledge of or experience with the Residential Tenancy Act and related legislation is an asset

    Duties and Responsibilities: 

    Assist clients with tenancy and housing issues
    Assist the current PRUCS Coordinator with poverty and unemployment issues

    How to Apply: 

    Send or deliver résumé and references by Sept 15, 2017 to 869 Fraser Street, Prince Rupert, B.C. V8J
    1R1, Fax 250-627- 7951, Telephone 250-627- 8776, or email to ufawupr [at] citywest [dot] ca

    Location

    Prince Rupert, BC

    Resources for Self-Represented Litigants and Others

    About: 

    BC Provincial Court and Clicklaw have collaborated to provide you with a curated collection of helpful basics for:

    • Small Claims Court
    • Family Court
    • Criminal Court
    • Each page includes a printable PDF handout with:

      • A summary of the resources; and
      • A short bit.ly link so anyone can quickly access the full list of links.

      Please download, print and share these handouts.

    The Journey Home - Training Assistant

    Job Title: 
    Training Assistant
    Organization: 
    Helping Spirit Lodge Society
    Deadline: 
    Sep 15 2017 - 12:00pm
    Hours: 
    20 hours Contract: January 1st to March 31st, 2018
    Remuneration: 

    18.00/ hour

    Job Description: 

    Provides assistance in support for The Journey Home Life Skills Program, including fundraising, budgeting, and community outreach. Schedules meetings or special events and answers questions from the community or donors. Assists in the creation of promotional materials or solicitations/informational mailings. Generates reports detailing the status of programs or projects. May coordinate volunteer schedules or trainings. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.

    REPORTS TO: Community Resource Worker

    Skills and Qualities Required: 

    QUALIFICATIONS
    • High School Diploma
    • Office Administration Diploma or Certificate
    • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and data base systems
    • Basic Bookkeeping Experience
    • Minimum 2 years’ experience in the non-profit sector
    • Driver’s Licence and access to reliable car
    • Ability to work outside of regular office hours
    • Criminal Record Check for the Vulnerable Sector
    • Social Media and Web Experience is an asset

    Duties and Responsibilities: 

    KEY RESPONSBILITIES
    • Maintains confidential records for the program
    • Acts as the main contact person for the Journey Home Life Skills Training Program during the absence of team members, following-up on any emergencies with appropriate in-house staff, and sharing workload with team members from other teams;
    • Assists other team members in preparing and formatting documents, including PowerPoint presentations;
    • Develops and maintains an efficient filing system for the program including assistance in processing calls for referrals
    • Maintains a tracking system of referrals
    • Maintains and updates program databases and mailing lists using the Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint
    • Coordinates proofreading and editing of documents as required;
    • Takes minutes of regular team meetings and other meetings with the assistances of and coordination with the Housing Navigator as required
    • Assists to maintain and update the Program’s web site and social media
    • Provides assistance to team members for data collection and reporting
    • Assists in the process by tracking participants’ completion for the programs, scheduling interviews as necessary to collect feedback and outcomes tracking data
    • Liaises with HSLS head office staff as required, and provides assistance to HSLS head office administration staff when required.

    How to Apply: 

    Expression of interest, including and updated resume and a cover letter describing how you meet or exceed the above noted qualifications must be received by email at communityresources [at] hsls [dot] ca

    Preferences will be given to FIRST NATION’S WOMEN as per SECTION 41 OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS CODE
    Only short –listed candidates will be contacted.

    Closing Date: Until Filled

    Location

    Vancouver, BC

    Campaing Organizer for Rising Up Against Unjust Recruitment Coalition

    Job Title: 
    Campaing Organizer
    Organization: 
    Rising Up Against Unjust Recruitment Coalition
    Deadline: 
    Aug 14 2017 - 4:00pm
    Hours: 
    15 hours a week, with some flexibility
    Remuneration: 

    $17.50/h

    Job Description: 

    Rising Up Against Unjust Recruitment is a coalition which seeks to advance the rights of migrant workers in BC by eliminating illegal and exploitative labour recruitment practices and promoting strong labour rights and protections. This volunteer-run campaign was launched in December 2016 with the aim to engage a broad range of stakeholders and allies around these issues.

    The coalition is looking for an experienced campaigner/organizer to help develop and execute high-impact campaign strategies that achieve long-term campaign goals. You will work with the coalition to ensure that our campaign becomes a top issue for both the government and the broader public. In particular, you will help develop, implement, and evaluate campaign outreach/educational events and workshops, a press conference, and a webinar to promote awareness of and engagement around the campaign. If you’ve got a talent for mobilizing people, a strategic mind, and a passion for migrant rights and social justice issues, this position could be for you.

    This is a 3-month contract position, starting early September.
    Your work may be based from home, the field, or the West Coast Domestic Workers’ Association office downtown. The coalition will provide the campaign organizer with support and direction.

    Skills and Qualities Required: 

    REQUIRED SKILLS:
    Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
    Experience planning and coordinating projects and activities in a campaign setting.
    Experience with public outreach and engagement.
    Self-directed, extremely well organized, and able to prioritize and efficiently complete multiple tasks.
    Ability to work with diverse populations in a sensitive and respectful manner.
    Demonstrated experience with, knowledge of, and/or interest in the Temporary Foreign Worker Programs and migrant justice issues.
    Experience using Microsoft Office programs, Facebook and Twitter.
    Ability to be flexible with hours and tasks (as required) and collaborate with coalition members.
    Must have a personal computer to work on.
    ASSETS:
    Ability to design graphics and simple information materials using Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.
    Experience managing website content using WordPress or similar CMS platforms.
    Fluency in an additional language (preferably Spanish or Tagalog).

    Duties and Responsibilities: 

    Conduct outreach and organize and participate in community events to enhance awareness of and engagement around the campaign.
    Help organize a press conference to bring campaign issues and demands to the attention of local media and the general public with the aim of amplifying pressure on the BC government to make necessary changes.
    Assist develop a webinar for stakeholders located outside of the Lower Mainland so they may learn about and engage with the campaign.
    Manage social media platforms and create campaign materials and communication tools as necessary.
    Consult with and report to the coalition about campaign strategies and activities.

    How to Apply: 

    Please submit both a cover letter and copy of your resume in PDF format by email to risingup [at] vcn [dot] bc [dot] ca by August 14th, 2017 @ 4pm. Please identify RisingUp Organizer Position in the subject heading.
    Website: http://www.risingup.ca/organizerposition2017
    Additional Information: We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates who are shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

    Location

    Vancouver, BC

    Housing First Coordinator at Nicola Valley Shelter and Support Society

    Job Title: 
    Housing First Coordinator.
    Organization: 
    Nicola Valley Shelter and Support Society
    Deadline: 
    Aug 11 2017 - 4:30pm
    Job Description: 

    Under the direction of a Board of Directors, the Housing First Coordinator is responsible for managing the Homelessness Partnering Strategy contract and being accountable to the region’s community entity in Prince George. The incumbent will administer, and adhere to the funding application submitted on behalf of the society. The coordinator will maintain and further develop the Housing First program in Merritt and the Nicola Valley to reduce homelessness through a Housing First approach.

    See the attached job posting.

    Location

    Merritt, BC

    Director of Community Programs at the South Vancouver Neighbourhood House

    Job Title: 
    Director of Community Programs
    Organization: 
    South Vancouver Neighbourhood House
    Deadline: 
    Aug 11 2017 - 12:00pm
    Job Description: 

    See the attached job description.

    Location

    Vancouver, BC

    Part-time Legal Advocate at West Coast Domestic Workers' Association

    Job Title: 
    Part-time Legal Advocate
    Organization: 
    West Coast Domestic Workers' Association
    Deadline: 
    Aug 3 2017 - 3:00pm
    Hours: 
    20 hours per week
    Job Description: 

    The West Coast Domestic Workers' Association (WCDWA) is a non-profit organization that serves the legal needs of caregivers and other migrant workers in British Columbia. WCDWA staff provide legal information, summary advice and representation, and engage in public legal education, law and policy reform, and community development initiatives. WCDWA is seeking a part-time Legal Advocate to work in its downtown Vancouver office. The Legal Advocate will primarily provide information, referrals, summary advice, and representation services with a focus on immigration law. The Legal Advocate will have the opportunity to participate in WCDWA’s public legal education, law reform and community development activities.

    Skills and Qualities Required: 

    • Knowledge of Canada's immigration laws and policies, especially with respect to the Live-in Caregiver Program and the low-skilled streams of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program;
    • Experience working with marginalized communities;
    • Experience in the non-profit sector (a minimum of two years is preferred);
    • Excellent English writing skills;
    • Excellent time management skills;
    • Ability to take initiative, to work well under pressure, and to manage a heavy caseload efficiently;
    • Sensitivity to cross-cultural issues.

    Preferred qualifications
    • Ability to speak a second language is an asset, in particular Tagalog or Spanish preferred;
    • Experience working in the field of immigration law;
    • Experience working as a Legal Advocate for a non-profit organization.

    Duties and Responsibilities: 

    • Conduct client interviews in a compassionate, ethical and non-judgmental manner;
    • Provide legal advocacy services in immigration law, under the supervision of WCDWA’s Staff Lawyer;
    • Draft submissions and correspondence to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada;
    • Maintain detailed client files and protect the confidentiality of all client information;
    • Refer clients with more complex issues to WCDWA's Staff Lawyer;
    • Write articles for WCDWA's monthly newsletter, the Caregivers' Voice;
    • Give Public Legal Education workshops and presentations in the Lower Mainland and occasionally in B.C. outside the Lower Mainland (some travel may be required);
    • Assist and cooperate with other staff (the other Legal Advocate, the Staff Lawyer and the Legal Support Coordinator) whenever necessary.

    How to Apply: 

    Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and references to natalie [at] wcdwa [dot] ca, Attn: Executive Director-Staff Lawyer.

    Candidates from equity-seeking groups are encouraged to apply.

    Applicants are encouraged to submit applications early, as interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis for the position to be filled by early September 2017.

    While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those offered an interview will be contacted.

    Location

    Vancouver, BC

    Full-Time Supervising Lawyer at the Thompson Rivers University Legal Clinic Society

    Job Title: 
    Full-Time Supervising Lawyer
    Organization: 
    Thompson Rivers University Legal Clinic Society
    Deadline: 
    Jul 31 2017 - 9:00am
    Hours: 
    Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Remuneration: 

    TBA

    Job Description: 

    The Thompson Rivers University Legal Clinic Society (“TRU LCS”) was incorporated with TRU as the sole Member. It is the legal entity whose purpose is to provide legal assistance through TRU CLC.

    TRU CLC is mandated to provide legal services to low-income clients, as well as opportunities for practical learning for students from the TRU Faculty of Law. This work includes case files, community outreach and public legal education.

    The Full-Time Supervising Lawyer is responsible for training and supervising student clinicians and assisting with the day-to-day operations of the TRU CLC in conjunction with other Clinic staff.

    The Full-Time Supervising Lawyer works with the Clinic staff, under the direction of the Executive Director, to supervise TRU Law students in the provision of legal assistance, which may include drafting various documents for clients, including pleadings for small claims matters, simple wills, powers of attorney, and representation agreements and other matters permitted by the Law Society of B.C.

    Skills and Qualities Required: 

    This position requires an individual who has a LLB or a JD from a Canadian law school or from another common law country, is a member in good standing of the Law Society of British Columbia, or of another common law province’s law society, and who demonstrates the following attributes:

    • a minimum of three years of experience as a lawyer within relevant legal areas;
    • experience in civil and criminal litigation; and
    • ideally, substantial experience working or volunteering in a poverty law clinic or a similar legal environment.

    Duties and Responsibilities: 

    This position is responsible for assisting with the day-to-day operations of TRU CLC, including:

    • consulting with students during and after client intake interviews to determine the level of services that may be provided to the client;
    • reviewing correspondence and legal documents prepared by student clinicians;
    • supervising student clinicians during tribunal and court hearings and assisting them in preparing for such hearings;
    • developing practical resources for use by TRU CLC’s student clinicians, particularly in the Full-Time Supervising Lawyer’s area of expertise; and
    • co-ordinating with the Executive Director and the Part-Time Supervising Lawyer to develop programming for the orientation, training and supervision of TRU CLC student clinicians.

    How to Apply: 

    Location

    Kamloops, BC

    Summer Research Assistant for West Coast Domestic Workers’ Association

    Job Title: 
    Summer Research Assistant
    Organization: 
    West Coast Domestic Workers’ Association
    Deadline: 
    May 31 2017 - 12:00pm
    Hours: 
    32 hours per week for 9 weeks from June 27, 2017 – August 26, 2017
    Remuneration: 

    $13.00

    Job Description: 

    West Coast Domestic Workers’ Association (WCDWA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing legal aid to live-in caregivers and other low-wage temporary foreign workers in British Columbia. WCDWA is also engaged in public legal education, law reform and systemic advocacy initiatives. We are currently recruiting a Summer Research Assistant to work in our downtown Vancouver office. Some travel within BC may be required.

    Skills and Qualities Required: 

    Between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;

    Registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intends to return to school full-time in the next academic year;

    Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred, and legally entitled to work in Canada;

    Familiarity with criminal and immigration offenses of human trafficking, and legal remedies for victims;

    Strong research and writing skills;

    Ability to work with diverse populations in a sensitive and respectful manner;

    Independent self-starter; ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment;

    Ability to work with minimal supervision;

    Demonstrated interest in social justice issues;

    Knowledge of the Live-in Caregiver and Temporary Foreign Worker Programs;

    Must possess an understanding of the core values of our organization;

    Experience working in a similar role will be considered an asset; and Tagalog and/or Spanish an asset.

    We strongly encourage applications from students with disabilities, Aboriginal students, and students who are members of visible minorities.

    Duties and Responsibilities: 

    Conducting legal research and drafting of a public legal education and information resource on labour

    trafficking for caregivers and other migrant workers who are often vulnerable/marginalized racialized

    women;

    Assisting WCDWA’s Researcher with qualitative research study addressing the legal needs of migrant

    workers in BC by coordinating focus groups and interviews, distributing a survey to stakeholders, note-
    taking, and compiling, analyzing and transcribing data; and

    Performing other duties as required, including some administrative work.

    How to Apply: 

    Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and 2 references by email to natalie [at] wcdwa [dot] ca by 12:00 pm

    on Wednesday, May 31st 2017. You can visit www.wcdwa.ca for further information about our organization. Please note that our office hours are from Tuesday to Saturday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates who are shortlisted for an interview will be contacted. Interviews will be held from June 6-8, 2017

    Location

    Vancouver, BC

    Summer Organizational Development Coordinator for West Coast Domestic Workers’ Association

    Job Title: 
    Summer Organizational Development Coordinator
    Organization: 
    West Coast Domestic Workers’ Association
    Deadline: 
    May 31 2017 - 12:00pm
    Hours: 
    32 hours/week. We are open Tuesday-Saturday For 9 weeks from June 27, 2017 – August 26, 2017
    Remuneration: 

    $13/h

    Job Description: 

    West Coast Domestic Workers’ Association (WCDWA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing legal aid to live-in caregivers and other low-wage temporary foreign workers in British Columbia. WCDWA is also engaged in public legal education, law reform and systemic advocacy initiatives. We are currently recruiting a Summer Organizational Development Coordinator to work in our downtown Vancouver office.

    Skills and Qualities Required: 

    • Between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
    • Registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intends to return to school full-time in the next academic year;
    • Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred, and legally entitled to work in Canada;
    • Knowledge of best practices for management of non-profit organizations;
    • Strong research and writing skills;
    • Ability to work with diverse populations in a sensitive and respectful manner;
    • Independent self-starter; ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment;
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision;
    • Demonstrated interest in social justice issues;
    • Must possess an understanding of the core values of our organization; and
    • Experience working in a similar role will be considered an asset.

    We strongly encourage applications from students with disabilities, Aboriginal students, and students who are members of visible minorities.

    Duties and Responsibilities: 

    General Duties

    • Researching and developing or updating policies and procedures to guide the organization’s operations;
    • Researching and developing policies, procedures, and resources to enhance the organization’s governance structure and improve communication;
    • Developing training and manuals for staff and members of the Board of Directors on key organizational and governance policies and procedures; and
    • Performing other duties as required, including some administrative work.

    How to Apply: 

    Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and 2 references by email to natalie [at] wcdwa [dot] ca by 12:00 pm on Wednesday, May 31st 2017. You can visit www.wcdwa.ca for further information about our organization. Please note that our office hours are from Tuesday to Saturday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates who are shortlisted for an interview will be contacted. Interviews will be held from June 6th – 8th 2017.

    Location

    Vancouver, BC

    Summer Community Outreach Coordinator for West Coast Domestic Workers’ Association

    Job Title: 
    Summer Community Outreach Coordinator
    Organization: 
    West Coast Domestic Workers' Association
    Deadline: 
    May 31 2017 - 12:00pm
    Hours: 
    32 hours/week. We are open Tuesday-Saturday. For 9 weeks from June 27, 2017 – August 26, 2017
    Remuneration: 

    $13/hour

    Job Description: 

    West Coast Domestic Workers’ Association (WCDWA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing legal aid to live-in caregivers and other low-wage temporary foreign workers in British Columbia. WCDWA is also engaged in public legal education, law reform and systemic advocacy initiatives. We are currently recruiting a Summer Outreach Coordinator to work in our downtown Vancouver office.

    Skills and Qualities Required: 

    Between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
    • Registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intends to return to school full-time in the next academic year;
    • Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred, and legally entitled to work in Canada;
    • Strong written and oral communication skills;
    • Ability to complete tasks in an efficient and accurate manner;
    • Ability to work with diverse populations in a sensitive and respectful manner;
    • Strong organizational and administrative skills;
    • Experience using Microsoft Office programs, Facebook and Twitter;
    • Must be able to prioritize multiple tasks and be flexible with work assignments;
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision;
    • Demonstrated interest in social justice issues;
    • Knowledge of the Live-in caregiver and Temporary Foreign Worker Programs;
    • Must possess an understanding of the core values of our organization;
    • Experience working in a similar role will be considered an asset; and
    • Tagalog and/or Spanish an asset.

    We strongly encourage applications from students with disabilities, Aboriginal students, and students who are members of visible minorities.

    Duties and Responsibilities: 

    Researching, recommending and implementing policies and procedures to guide the organization’s community engagement strategy;
    • Reaching out to community organizations to explore partnership opportunities;
    • Coordinating and developing information content for the WCDWA website, Caregiver’s Voice newsletter, and social media platforms;
    • Contributing to research and development for new community-building initiatives;
    • Developing and conducting skills-building workshops and related materials for members; and
    • Performing other duties as required, including some administrative work.

    How to Apply: 

    Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and 2 references by email to natalie [at] wcdwa [dot] ca by 12:00 pm on Wednesday, May 31st 2017. You can visit www.wcdwa.ca for further information about our organization. Please note that our office hours are from Tuesday to Saturday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates who are shortlisted for an interview will be contacted. Interviews will be held from June 6th – 8th 2017.

    Location

    Vancouver, BC

    Program Training Assistant, Helping Spirit Lodge Society

    Job Title: 
    Program Training Assistant
    Organization: 
    Helping Spirit Lodge Society
    Deadline: 
    May 15 2017 - 5:00pm
    Hours: 
    Four days a week
    Job Description: 

    The Second-Stage Program Manager of Spirit Way provides the planning, coordination and overall leadership and administration of Spirit Way Second Stage Program. The Manager will ensure day-to-day operations of the program are carried out in a professional and efficient manner with attention to confidentiality and in compliance with Helping Spirit Lodge Society's mission statement, goals and objectives, policies and philosophy. The manager is responsible to train and supervise the staff team at Spirit Way Second Stage Program.

    Duties and Responsibilities: 

    Carry out the purpose and objectives of the Helping Spirit Lodge Society
    To be knowledgeable of all emergency procedures and act in all emergencies
    To be responsible for the security and control of the building including overseeing access
    Strong proposal writing skills to expand, enhance programming for Spirit Way Second Stage
    Strong rent calculation and reporting skills as per funding requirements
    Maintain a current awareness of developments in assigned areas of responsibility as they relate to second-stage transition programs
    To provide prompt service to program participants while working within the guiding principles of Helping Spirit Lodge Society.
    To ensure that the needs of the program participants of Spirit Way Second Stage Program are met in a professional, supportive and caring manner
    Provide direction to the Spirit Way team in the area of safety and security
    Provide support to the Executive Director and/or other management staff in recruiting, selecting and orienting new staff.
    Provide feedback and support to staff on policies, procedures, techniques or other matters arising in the program.
    In conjunction with the Executive Director and Accountant, ensures that the program functions within the operating budget for the year and assists the Executive Director in the preparation of the budget with reporting and projected planning of all Spirit Way expenses

    How to Apply: 

    Contact: reception [at] hsls [dot] ca
    Website: www.hsls.ca

    Location

    Vancouver, BC

    Project Coordinator

    Job Title: 
    Project Coordinator
    Organization: 
    Terrace Women's Resource Centre Society
    Deadline: 
    Apr 30 2017 - 5:00pm
    Hours: 
    35h/week, 6 month mat leave
    Job Description: 

    The Terrace Women's Resource Centre Society is looking for an energetic coordinator for workshops, programs and community events.

    How to Apply: 

    See the attached job posting.

    Location

    Terrace, BC

    Legal Advocate at the Wachiay Friendship Centre

    Job Title: 
    Legal Advocate
    Organization: 
    Wachiay Friendship Centre
    Deadline: 
    Apr 7 2017 - 5:00pm
    Remuneration: 

    $22 to $26 per hour, commensurate with education, experience and training.
    Job Description: The Legal Advocate provides information, referral, summary advice and/or representation to persons of modest means with issues of income security, disability benefits, tenancy, debt and more.

    Job Description: 

    The Legal Advocate provides information, referral, summary advice and/or representation to persons of modest means with issues of income security, disability benefits, tenancy, debt and more.

    Skills and Qualities Required: 

    Grade 12 and minimum of two years' experience, preference given to applicants with recent Law Foundation training and/or a degree or diploma in a related field.

    Duties and Responsibilities: 

    Client intake, determine legal issues, assess options, provide client with information and advice, seek instructions from client. If full representation, review strategy with supervising lawyer. Negotiate or represent client in administrative tribunal or hearing to resolve legal issues and secure best possible outcome for client. Maintain client database, perform conflict checks, manage confidential client information and file materials in accordance with accepted legal practices and procedures.

    How to Apply: 

    Please apply by email, fax or mail. Provide your resume with references and a covering letter with contact information including name, address, phone and email.

    EMAIL: info [at] wachiay [dot] com or lisa [at] wachiay [dot] com
    FAX: 250-338-7287
    MAIL: P.O. Box 3204, Courtenay, BC, V9N 5N4
    BY HAND: 1625 McPhee Avenue, Courtenay, BC, V9N 3A2

    Location

    Courtenay, BC

    Casual Shelter Resource Worker for Lookout Shelter

    Job Title: 
    Casual Shelter Resource Worker
    Organization: 
    Lookout Emergency Aid Society
    Deadline: 
    Apr 29 2017 - 5:00pm
    Hours: 
    Employee's Choice (morning, afternoon, grave shifts)
    Remuneration: 

    $19.52 per hour

    Job Description: 

    Shelter Resource Workers are the front line staff working with vulnerable adults who may be struggling with challenges such as mental illness or addiction, and have few if any housing options.

    Skills and Qualities Required: 

    •Certificate/Diploma in Community Service or Addictions, etc preferred or Minimum Grade 12
    • Minimum 2 years of recent related experience (or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience)
    • Demonstrated knowledge/familiarity with related resources such as Mental Health and Welfare Systems and related agencies, Addiction Support organizations and Harm Reduction practice.
    • Demonstrated proof of at least 2 years’ sobriety if alcohol/drug misuse has occurred
    • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training an asset
    OFA 1 First Aid Certificate

    Duties and Responsibilities: 

    The Shelter Resource Worker accept referrals based on predetermined criteria, in-take and orientation for guests, provide support including provision of food, clothing and solutions to the issues that have rendered them homeless.
    The Shelter Resource Worker deals with the public, other service agencies and professionals involved in the support of the clientele.

    Location

    Vancouver, BC

    Operations and Administration Director

    Job Title: 
    Operations and Administration Director
    Organization: 
    Disability Alliance BC
    Deadline: 
    Mar 22 2017 - 4:30pm
    Hours: 
    40 hours a week. 5 days a week
    Remuneration: 

    $47,000 - $50,000 per year

    Job Description: 

    We are seeking a keen, energetic and experienced team player to be our Operations and Administration Director. In this position, you will work closely with the Executive Director and management team to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of DABC’s programs and projects.

    Skills and Qualities Required: 

    - Post-secondary education in non-profit management, or 5 years experience in similar non-profit position
    - Strong administration and time management skills
    - Experience with budgets and financial management
    - Strong writing and analytical skills; extremely detail oriented
    - Strong computer skills with good working knowledge of databases
    - Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    - Excellent organizational skills with strong ability to multitask
    - Experienced in working as part of a team, and independently taking initiative

    Assets
    - Experience working in a busy office providing front-line services to vulnerable populations
    - Knowledge of disability issues
    - Experience updating WordPress website
    - Experience working with/managing volunteers
    - Experience with community outreach

    Duties and Responsibilities: 

    Grant and report writing, program/project management
    - Assists with preparing grant applications, tracks grant deliverables, prepares monthly/quarterly funder’s reports
    - Liaises with funders to ensure clear communication and a positive working relationship
    - Assists in the management of programs and projects

    Financial and Fundraising
    - Works with DABC’s bookkeeper to manage operational and program budgets
    - Reviews financial statements and assists with budgets and financial management
    - Plays a key role in DABC’s annual fundraising gala
    - Helps with fundraising, donations, and donor development as required

    Human resources and office management
    - Responsible for human resources administration including personnel files and benefits
    - Supervises administrative support staff, and volunteers as required
    - Manages office leases, contracts, and insurance

    How to Apply: 

    Please send cover letter and resume to Jane Dyson at feedback [at] disabilityalliancebc [dot] org

    No phone calls or faxes please. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Additional Information: 

    People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    Location

    Vancouver, BC

    BCPIAC looking for a Executive Director

    Job Title: 
    Executive Director
    Organization: 
    BCPIAC
    Deadline: 
    Feb 27 2017 - 4:30pm
    Job Description: 

    BCPIAC is seeking an experienced lawyer who shares our commitment to social justice to lead our team as Executive Director starting May 1, 2017.

    The British Columbia Public Interest Advocacy Centre (BCPIAC) is a not-for-profit, social justice law firm in Vancouver, BC, engaged in the practice of regulatory and social justice law. BCPIAC’s mission is to advance the interests of individuals and groups that are unrepresented or underrepresented in issues of major public concern.

    See the website for more details: http://bcpiac.com/about/opportunities/

    Location

    Vancouver, BC

    ED at Community Volunteer Connections

    Job Title: 
    Executive Director
    Organization: 
    Community Volunteer Connections
    Deadline: 
    Feb 25 2017 - 1:00pm
    Hours: 
    Full time
    Job Description: 

    Community Volunteer Connections is a volunteer centre located in Coquitlam, serving the Tri-Cities and New Westminster. We are dedicated to bringing communities together by promoting and creating meaningful volunteer engagement. We do this by connecting volunteers and organizations directly, providing volunteer management training, providing contracted volunteer management services, and accelerating the success of volunteers experiencing multiple social barriers in our communities. We are seeking an innovative and adaptable leader to be our next Executive Director.

    The CVC Executive Director is responsible for the leadership and management of Community Volunteer Connections in accordance with our mission and strategic plan. Our objectives are to enable anyone who contacts us to be volunteering in their community within one week, and to support our local organizations in creating low-barrier volunteer opportunities to achieve this. We are a leadership and knowledge hub related to volunteering and volunteer management and we champion access to volunteering for everyone in the region.

    How to Apply: 

    See post on https://workinnonprofits.ca for more information

    Location

    Tri-Cities, BC

    Community Program and Volunteer Coordinator

    Job Title: 
    Community Program and Volunteer Coordinator
    Organization: 
    Parent Support Services Society of BC
    Deadline: 
    Feb 24 2017 - 12:00pm
    Hours: 
    Permanent Part Time 24 hours per week - includes occassional evenings and weekends
    Remuneration: 

    Starting Wage $23.00-$25.00/hr.

    Job Description: 

    Parent Support Services Society of BC (PSS) is a provincial non-profit organization that promotes community development and a participatory approach through our self-help parenting support circles. PSS strives to empower individuals and groups of people with the skills they need to affect change and improve parenting practice. The Program Coordinator is a community developer who understands both how to work with individuals and how to affect communities’ positions within the context of a larger social institutions.

    Skills and Qualities Required: 

    Demonstrated leadership in community organizing
    Knowledge and understanding of community/social issues and community development values and principles
    Knowledge of sound parenting practices and related resources
    Strong abilities to develop and maintain community partnerships
    Well-developed abilities to coordinate and motivate volunteers
    Knowledge and proven experience in program planning, social research and evaluation
    Demonstrated resourcefulness and excellent judgment
    Proven ability to work independently, as part of a team and to provide leadership in a voluntary setting
    Knowledge of the non-profit /volunteer sector
    Strong written and verbal communication skills
    Good public relations and promotion skills
    Solid administrative skills including new technologies and social media
    Experience in event and activity planning
    Commitment to collaboration and inclusion
    Commitment to social justice and anti-oppressive practice
    Cross cultural communication skills and an ability to work with diverse populations

    Adult education and group facilitation skills (desired)
    Advocacy skills (desired)
    Knowledge of kinship care and related legislation, resources and benefits (desired)

    Duties and Responsibilities: 

    Reporting to the Director Circles and Community Development and working as part of the Circle and Community development team the candidate will build on a well-established network of community partnerships and existing support circles program in various communities. The Coordinator will, recruit and screen volunteer facilitators, organize facilitators’ training, support volunteer facilitators, steering committee members and work with partners to expand and ensure effective and efficient programming.

    How to Apply: 

    Applications will be accepted by email and must include cover letter, resume, and contact information of 3 references. Please put, Community Program and Volunteer Program Coordinator in the subject line.
    Attention: Executive Director
    Email: hr [at] parentsupportbc [dot] ca

    Additional Information: 

    Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. We thank you in advance for your interest in the position.

    Location

    Burnaby, BC

    Communications Coordinator with Megaphone Magazine

    Job Title: 
    Communications Coordinator
    Organization: 
    Megaphone Magazine
    Deadline: 
    Jan 30 2017 - 4:00pm
    Hours: 
    Full-time
    Remuneration: 

    $45,000-$47,000 to start

    Job Description: 

    Megaphone is an award-winning social enterprise that provides an economic opportunity and a voice to people experiencing poverty and homelessness in Vancouver and Victoria. Megaphone is a small, but feisty organization that works with more than 200 marginalized people in British Columbia every year through its vendor and writing workshop programs. We are committed to empowering people and creating social change in our communities.

    The Communications Coordinator is a full-time, 1 year contract position. Reporting to the Executive Director, Megaphone’s Communications Coordinator is responsible for building Megaphone’s presence across digital and traditional media channels to raise the organization’s profile and to support program, advocacy, and fundraising goals. This role requires the ability to move between big picture strategic thinking and day-to-day execution in both the traditional and digital media sphere. The ideal candidate is a team player who understands how to create and distribute engaging content to expand our network of customers and supporters, and empower them to take action.

    This is a new position for Megaphone. What that means is that we want to find a person who cares about the work we do and who is a great fit with our team and culture. We’re looking for someone motivated and ambitious to grow into the role, and make it their own. Below is how our vision for the position is shaping up, based on our current needs.

    Skills and Qualities Required: 

    These are the non-negotiables. You’ll need these to succeed.

    Passion for social justice and supporting Megaphone’s vendors
    Strong written communications skills and experience writing for multiple audiences and platforms
    Effective time management, a high level of organization, and ability to prioritize to meet multiple deadlines
    A track record of successfully growing online communities and executing digital advocacy and/or fundraising campaigns
    Experience developing marketing and communications plans
    Knowledge of diverse digital platforms, digital marketing strategies, acquisition and fundraising campaigns.
    Experience working with CRM databases and/or email marketing platforms
    Experience developing and executing social media strategies
    Independent and creative self-starter able to work cooperatively in a flexible office environment

    Ideal Qualifications

    The right candidate will tick some of these boxes, but there’s room to grow in the position.

    Experience managing and coordinating media calls and press events an asset
    Experience with Nationbuilder an asset
    Basic graphic design, photography, and audio/video editing skills a significant asset
    Experience with Google analytics and other digital tracking tools an asset
    Experience designing and executing online list acquisition and fundraising campaigns an asset
    A full driver’s license is an asset

    Duties and Responsibilities: 

    Work with Executive Director to build a comprehensive marketing and communications strategy to raise organizational profile, reach new supporters, and engage existing supporters
    With staff support, draft blog posts, press releases, emails, fundraising materials, and other digital and print content
    Work with staff to develop key program and campaign messages
    With staff support, coordinate media releases and press events, and respond to media enquiries
    Create shareable content that communicates Megaphone’s mission and key messages
    Manage Megaphone’s website, email lists, and social media platforms and grow our online community
    Coordinate with designers, videographers, photographers, and other creative professionals to develop digital and print assets
    Track website analytics and report on trends
    Work with Community Outreach and Development staff to support development and execution of fundraising campaigns and event promotion
    Work with staff on organizational projects as needed

    How to Apply: 

    Please send a PDF of your resume and cover letter (filename following the format “Megaphone_Firstname_Lastname.pdf”) with your full name and the position as the subject of the email, to jessica [at] megaphonemagazine [dot] com.
    Website: www.megaphonemagazine.com

    Additional Information: 

    We thank all applicants for their interest in working with Megaphone. Only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

    Location

    Vancouver, BC

    BC Judicial Review Self-Help Guide

    About: 

    This guide gives an overview of the judicial review process, from preparing and filing your petition and affidavit to representing yourself in court. We include sample documents and the ability to get in touch with CLAS lawyers to receive advice about your situation.

    Poverty Law Advocates Network of Canada (PLANC) Research Paper

    About: 

    Prepared by Mary E. Marrone for the Poverty Law Advocates Network of Canada
    March 29, 2006

    INTRODUCTION
    This paper was commissioned by a steering committee comprised of poverty law advocates from across the country. The goal of this committee is to establish a network of advocates to create a national voice for poverty law. The steering committee was initiated by an ad hoc group of poverty law advocates who came together following an international clinic conference held in Ontario in 2003.

    Poverty law services are those that enable poor people and disadvantaged communities to advance their interests and legal rights. Typically, such services protect fundamental interests such as shelter and income -- whether through income maintenance schemes, injured workers’ compensation, or employment. Poverty law encompasses areas of law that specifically affect ethno/racial communities, like criminal law when police forces engage in racial profiling, or matters relating to First Nations status. Poverty law services also typically cover a range of services, from individual advice and representation, to community organizing and law reform, to test case litigation and presentation of briefs to legislative and policy bodies. Most importantly, they are services that allow the communities of interest to set their own agenda -- that allows communities to articulate their legal needs, make the decisions about service priorities and strategies to address those needs.

    PLANC supports the litigation initiated by the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) against the government of British Columbia, the government of Canada, and the Legal Services Society of British Columbia.

    This paper will inform a consultation that will include advocates across the country to create a national poverty law network, and to develop advocacy guidelines to present a Canada-wide message for the rebirth of and reinvestment in poverty law. This paper is intended to be a tool to facilitate discussions in the preparations of such guidelines.

    Contract Part-time Staff Lawyer at CLAS

    Job Title: 
    Contract Part-time Staff Lawyer, Community Law Program
    Organization: 
    Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS)
    Deadline: 
    Oct 7 2016 - 4:30pm
    Job Description: 

    The Community Legal Assistance Society (“CLAS”) provides free legal services to disadvantaged British Columbians through four programs: the Mental Health Law Program, the Human Rights Clinic, the Community Advocate Support Line, and the Community Law Program.

    The Community Law Program is comprised of five lawyers who assist clients with issues relating to housing security, income security, workers' rights, human rights and equality, and issues impacting people with mental illness.

    PURPOSE OF POSITION:

    To provide legal assistance and representation to clients, as well as assistance and support to lay advocates, on the key areas of Housing Security, Human Rights, Income Security, Mental Health, and Workers’ Rights (collectively “poverty law”).

    Location

    Vancouver, BC

    Communications Coordinator with CLAS

    Job Title: 
    Communications Coordinator
    Organization: 
    Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS)
    Deadline: 
    Oct 7 2016 - 4:30pm
    Hours: 
    Length of Contract: 1 Year Hours of Work: Preferably 2 Full Days per Week with some flexibility
    Remuneration: 

    Compensation: $20,000 plus MSP premiums

    Job Description: 

    To implement and manage communications strategies in order to deliver information about CLAS' work, engage the public, and promote program and organizational objectives.

    See the attached job description for more details.

    Location

    Vancouver, BC

    Assistant Vendor Coordinator with Megaphone Magazine

    Job Title: 
    Assistant Vendor Coordinator
    Organization: 
    Megaphone Magazine
    Deadline: 
    Oct 10 2016 - 4:30pm
    Hours: 
    650 hours between Oct 2016 and Feb 2017
    Remuneration: 

    $20/h

    Job Description: 

    Megaphone is an award-winning social enterprise that provides an economic opportunity and a voice to people experiencing poverty and homelessness in Vancouver and Victoria. We are a small, but feisty organization that works with more than 200 marginalized people in British Columbia every year through its vendor and writing workshop programs. We are committed to empowering people and creating positive social change in our communities.

    The Vendor Coordinator is a temporary contract position at $20/hour consisting of 650 hours between October 2016 and February 2016, funded through VCN Youth Internship program. To be eligible, applicants must be between 15 and 30 years old (under 31). This position reports to the Executive Director and will be based in Vancouver. The majority of work will take place from October 2016 through December 2016. The primary hours of work will be 9:00am-5:00pm, 5 days per week. This role will require some evening and weekend work, and involve working through December.

    The position will primarily serve the Megaphone/Hope in Shadows vendor program, assisting with direct vendor service as well as auxiliary and administrative support for the program. The position will also fulfill inter-organizational tasks around events and community outreach.

    Skills and Qualities Required: 
    • Passion for social justice and supporting Megaphone’s vendors
    • Direct experience working with homeless and/or low-income people, or experience working with marginalized populations.
    • Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel, social media)
    • Conflict de-escalation training and/or experience an asset
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Effective time management, a high level of detail-oriented organization, and ability to prioritize
    • A valid driver’s license is required
    • Requires own laptop
    • This job regularly requires heavy lifting (25lb to 50lb)
    • Basic graphic design skills an asset
    • Experience with database platforms (NationBuilder) an asset
    Duties and Responsibilities: 

    Vendor Engagement

    • Offer support to vendor coordinator for new vendor orientations, monthly vendor meetings, vendor communications, and sales support
    • Enter and analyze vendor sales data
    • Assist vendor coordinator to implement vendor recruitment and retention strategies
    • Support community outreach efforts and promote vendor program at community events

    Administration

    • Monitor and analyze vendor sales and engagement data
    • Assist with calendar and Megaphone distribution to sales depots
    • Provide CRM support (Nationbuilder)

    Communication

    • Help create printed materials for the vendor program
    • Create and post vendor social media content
    • Represent Megaphone at community events
    How to Apply: 

    Please send your resume and cover letter to info [at] megaphonemagazine [dot] com with the subject line “Megaphone Internship 2016 – Assistant Vendor Coordinator”.

    Location

    Vancouver, BC
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