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Job Number:  41413
Program Manager, 501 Powell Modular Housing for Women
Job Posted: Friday, 26 January 2018
Closing Date: Monday, 19 February 2018
(3 days ago)
Atira Women's Resource Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: $63,000 - $70,000, depending on education and experience

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Program Manager, 501 Powell Modular Housing for Women


Sundays through Thursdays or Tuesday through Saturdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.



$63,000 - $70,000, depending on education and experience

By noon on Monday, February 19th, 2018


An exciting opportunity exists for a Program Manager at 501 Powell modular housing, a program of Atira Women's Resource Society. We offer a challenging and rewarding work environment for women passionate about the work of ending violence against women and children. Understanding the dynamics of violence against women and children and the intersectionality of oppressions within a feminist framework and being able to apply this understanding in your day-to-day practice is mandatory.


Must have a minimum five years’ experience as a front-line support worker working with women affected by violence and who may also be struggling with substance use and or mental wellness, poverty, episodic or chronic homelessness and who face multiple barriers to securing safe, affordable long-term housing. Experience must be in increasingly more senior roles and at least two of those years must be in a supervisory capacity. Must be able to demonstrate clinical, assessment, crisis intervention and management skills; must have a well-developed analysis of the ongoing impact of colonization and the resulting effects  on First Nations, Métis and Inuit women. Must understand and be at ease working within a harm reduction environment.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Working with various funders and community partners to set up the program, including selecting tenants
  • Selecting, orienting, supporting and supervising all program staff
  • Liaise and build relationships with other organizations in the community
  • On call duties, responding to program emergencies including after hours and on weekends
  • Attending community meetings and fundraising events
  • Collecting rent, maintaining current and complete resident files and an accurate and up-to-date rent roll
  • Meeting the annual budget
  • Compiling payroll
  • Keep accurate records, files, log notes and statistical information as per practice/policy
  • Providing one-to-one and group support to women in the program, including ex-residents

Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to work under pressure/in crisis
  • Ability to give & receive constructive criticism
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Ability to manage stress
  • Ability to learn from experiences
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Superior computer skills
  • Superior facilitation skills and experience facilitating groups



A degree, diploma or certificate in a related subject combined with relevant workplace experience and skill-based training (e.g. through programs like those offered at the Justice Institute or the Native Education College) is required, Formal education/credentials will count only as much as the equivalent combination of skill-based training, work and lived experience.

Additional Requisites

  • A valid First Aid Certificate is required
  • Non Violent Crisis Intervention certification is required, and if you do not have a current certification, Atira will provide
  • Food Safe Certificate is required
  • Ability to fulfill the physical demands of the job
  • All positions are subject to a criminal records review
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Expressions of interest, including an updated resume and a cover letter describing how you meet or exceed the above-noted qualifications, must be received by email at or dropped off to 201-190 Alexander before the deadline noted above. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. Please go to atira.bc.ca/careers for a current list of postings.
Contact Details:
Manroop Johal
Atira Women's Resource Society
201-190 Alexander Street
Vancouver, BC, V6A 1B5

Tel: 604-681-4437
www:   www.atira.bc.ca

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