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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