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Skills Development and Programming Coordinator - Downtown Eastside Women's Centre

Province: Vancouver, British Columbia
Position: Skills Development and Programming Coordinator
Deadline: April 13, 2023
Posted: March 13, 2023

Job Description / Duties

Key Duties and Responsibilities
 Coordinates all aspects for the Skills Development Program including recruiting,
training, scheduling, and supporting program participants
 Develop, organize and facilitate cultural, recreational, social, and educational
workshops and activities, including annual events for shelter members
 Develops and maintains links with other community agencies that support skills
development and attends meetings and community events as appropriate
 Facilitates referral to specialized services or other DEWC programs as necessary.
 Consult and liaise with community service agencies to maintain up-to-date
information on available resources and develop community relations
 Maintain and provide statistics and reports regarding programming and service
delivery as required
 Act as an ambassador for DEWC by representing and modelling DEWC mission
and values
 Work collaboratively with other DEWC programs and service providing support and
coverage were needed, including the Drop In and/or Shelter
 Other related duties not specified that may be assigned from time to time

Qualifications / Required Skills

Two (2) years recent related experience, preferably working with marginalized
women in a non profit environment
 Experience developing and facilitating programs including assessment and
 Must have a strong working knowledge and analysis of the issues impacting women
in the downtown east side, including gender based violence, mental health,
homelessness, and addictions
 Must work from strong feminist analysis and within an anti-oppression framework
 Experience providing assisted referral as well as familiarity with support services,
agencies and community resources in the Downtown Eastside
 Understanding of and practices a trauma informed care response when working with
 Efficient organizational skills including record keeping, scheduling, and problemsolving 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, volunteers, and center members
 Ability to work within a chaotic environment and with a diverse community of women
 A 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

Submit cover letter and resume to Skills Development and Programming Coordinator Hiring via email
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Indigenous women and women of colour are strongly encouraged to apply / Additional languages spoken
an asset.
**While we thank all applicants for their interests, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted**

Salary: $24.23/hr

Contact Information

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.