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Indigenous Women's Project Coordinator - Downtown Eastside Women's Centre

Province: Vancouver, British Columbia
Position: Indigenous Women's Project Coordinator
Deadline: April 13, 2023
Posted: March 13, 2023

Job Description / Duties

Key duties and Responsibilities
 Facilitate the engagement of Indigenous Women and Elder’s to identify and develop strategic
actions to pursue the recommendations contained within Red Women Rising: Indigenous
Women Survivors in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside; Reclaiming Power & Place: the final
report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, and
Getting to the Roots: Exploring Systemic Violence against Women in the Downtown Eastside.
 Develop a comprehensive and culturally responsive engagement plan to involve women of the
community, community agencies, and all levels of government in response to the identified
 Coordinate and facilitate groups for Indigenous women and Elder’s to organize around the
recommendations as prioritized by the participants.
 Facilitate opportunities for Indigenous Women and Elders to build on their organizing skills
through workshops, learning exchanges, and talking circles.
 Works with community, Indigenous, and social service organizations to support the project
goals and activities.
 Develops partnerships and act as liaison with community groups in the development and
support of the Indigenous Women’s project including participation on the Feb 14th Women’s
Memorial March Committee, and the MMIWG Coalition.
 Maintains and up-dates resources relevant to the Indigenous Women’s Project ie events,
activities, training, and opportunities.
 Maintain and provide statistics and reports regarding program delivery as required, ensuring
accurate reflection of contract requirements
 Work collaboratively with other DEWC programs and service providing support and coverage
were needed, including the Drop In and/or Shelter
 Act as an ambassador for DEWC by representing and modelling DEWC mission and values.
 Other related duties not specified that may be assigned from time to time

Qualifications / Required Skills

Two (2) years recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and
 Must have a strong working knowledge and analysis of the issues impacting Indigenous
Women in the DTES, including gender based violence, homelessness, child apprehension, and
 Considerable understanding and knowledge of historical and present day impacts of
colonialization on Indigenous women and girls
 Candidate must work from strong feminist analysis and within an anti-oppression framework
 Experience developing and facilitating social justice initiatives, educational workshops,
programs, and groups including assessing and evaluating
 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 and IT aptitude
 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
 First Aid certificate and NVCI is required
 Candidate must undergo a criminal record check
 Women with addiction issues need to be at least 2 years clean and sober
 Hourly position that requires some work outside of normal business hours to undertake position
responsibilities, meet deadlines, and ensure delivery of high-quality programs and services

Additional Information

Benefits of Joining the DEWC Team
Healthcare: Extended health & dental coverage
including vision; prescription medications;
alternative therapies; EAP; life insurance; and longterm disability.
Paid time off: 3 weeks paid vacation in the 1st
year, 4 weeks after 1 year; 13 paid statutory
holidays; 12 paid sick days annually; and access to
time off to handle family or personal situations.
For your Retirement: Enrolled in the Municipal
Pension Plan with a matching contribution from
Other perks: Compressed work schedule;
employee loan program; regular staff development
days; and DEWC employees are considered first
for any open positions.

 Permanent, full-time, 9 day fortnight schedule
 Union: BCGEU / Salary $24.23 hr.
 Posting closing date: Open until the position is filled Start Date: ASAP

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For bona fide position requirements Indigenous women only are considered/ Additional languages spoken
an asset.
**While we thank all applicants for their interests, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted**

Salary: $24.23/hr

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Employer Profile

The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre (DEWC) exists to support and empower women and
children, living in extreme poverty in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, who are particularly
vulnerable to violence, exploitation, injustice and injury. Through low barrier Drop-In Centers and
Emergency Shelters, DEWC provides basic need services, programs, and specialized supports to
over 700 women and children daily to help them survive the conditions that surround them.