Power of Women to Women Project Coordinator

Organization: 
The Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Deadline: 
May 26 2019 - 5:00pm
Hours: 

24 hours per week, Monday to Wednesday

Remuneration: 

$23.00 per hour + generous health and wellness benefits

Job Description: 

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 Coordinator 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.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

✔ You have at least 3 years experience working with low-income women, at least 2 years in a women serving or inner-city drop-in environment
✔ You will promote and articulate the mission, mandate, philosophy, and values of the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre and create positive relations with all stakeholders necessary in order to support DEWC objectives
✔ You are knowledgeable of the issues impacting women in the dtes, including gender-based violence, mental health, homelessness, and addictions with an understanding of trauma-informed care responses. You work from a feminist analysis and within an anti-oppression framework
✔ You have experience developing and facilitating programs and groups including assessing and evaluating
✔ You have extensive experience in the development and facilitation of cultural, recreational, and arts groups and activities
✔ You have efficient organizational skills including record keeping, scheduling, and problem-solving abilities
✔ You can remain calm and focused while working within a chaotic and crises environment
✔ You have certification for First Aid, and NVCI
✔ You have understanding of and practices a trauma-informed care response when working with women

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Program Development
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.

Outreach
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

Administration
Maintain and provide monthly statistical reports and adhere to funders reporting requirements. Submit quarterly program activity to the Board of Directors.

How to Apply: 

Please submit cover letter and resume to the attention of: POW
Coordinator Hiring Committee via fax (604)681-8470 or email
humanresources [at] dewc [dot] ca

Additional Information: 

Aboriginal women and women of colour are strongly encouraged to apply / Additional languages spoken an asset.