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
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