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Job Number:  41790
Women’s Street Market Coordinator
Job Posted: Friday, 9 February 2018
Closing Date: Thursday, 22 February 2018
(87 days ago)
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Part time
Location: Vancouver Salary: $22.00 per hour


Women’s Street Market Coordinator

Temporary / Part-Time Position

Internal/External Posting


The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre (DEWC) is a drop-in centre and emergency night shelter offering a wide variety of services and programs, to a diverse community of women and children living in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver


The Street Market Co-coordinator will develop, implement and facilitate a Women’s Street Market in the downtown eastside of Vancouver that meets the needs of both Peer and Vendor participants. She will ensure all aspects of the recruitment, orientation, training, and scheduling of Peers and Vendors for this four month project.


Reporting directly to the Drop-In Program Manager; the Women’s Street Market Coordinator will work in collaboration with community partners to facilitate a safe, accessible and supportive space for women in the DTES to work.  She will work from a feminist perspective and within an anti-oppression framework.


Primary Responsibilities


Street Market Program Development and ImplementationWorks with the management team to develop and implement a Women’s Street Market that prioritizes the safety, security and access to opportunity for women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Facilitates contract co-ordination and establishes partnerships, policies & procedures that ensure the smooth operations of the market.


Peer and Vendor ProgramCoordinate all aspects of the Peer and Vendor Program for the Women’s Street Market including the recruitment of women from Vancouver’s downtown Eastside.  Provide information, training and support to the Peer and Vendor participants.


Outreach and Liaison:  Develops and maintains links with neighboring community agencies to provide training and skills development for program participants.  She attends related meetings and community events as appropriate, to best support the objectives of the Women’s Street Market.  Composes and implements an outreach strategy to ensure women living in the Downtown Eastside are made aware of and have access to the Peer and Vending program.


Education and Programming:  Develops and implements educational workshops and both training and skills development opportunities for Women, Peers and Vendors.


Administration:  Facilitates and accounts for the finances of the Women’s Street Market including Peer compensation.  She ensures data collection and the reporting of program statistics & finances.


Evaluation:  Establishes and follows through with an effective and thorough evaluation process.


Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years related experience including working with low-income women, at least 2 years in a women serving or inner city drop-in environment preferred.
  • Must have a strong working knowledge and analysis of the issues impacting women in the DTES; including violence against women, mental health, homelessness and addictions.
  • Candidate must work from a strong feminist analysis and within an anti-oppression framework.
  • Understanding and practice of a trauma informed care response when working with women.
  • Efficient organizational skills including record keeping and problem-solving abilities.
  • Proven administrative and computer IT aptitude skills including scheduling and report writing.
  • Skilled in program facilitation and development, as well as working in partnerships with allied service providers.
  • Strong interpersonal and 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, Centre members and the DTES community.
  • Ability to work within a chaotic environment and with a diverse community of women.
  • A First Aid certificate is required.
  • Candidate must undergo a criminal record check.
  • Women with addiction issues need to be at least 2 years clean and sober.

Aboriginal Women and Women of Colour are Strongly Encouraged to Apply- Additional Languages spoken an asset.

Position Details:

  • Start Date: March 1st, 2018 / Temporary Part-Time/ 21 hours per week (May lead to full-time from April 2018 dependent on funding.)
  • Temporary Contract until September 30, 2018
  • Union (BCGEU) - $22.00 per hour + Generous Health & Welfare Benefits pkg after 3 months.
  • Location: DEWC Drop In Centre, 302 Columbia St, Vancouver

Applications accepted until: Internal – Thursday, February 15th / External – Thursday, February 22nd 5pm


Please submit resume and cover letter via email/mail or fax to:

Women’s Street Market Hiring Committee

302 Columbia Street, Vancouver, BC., V6A 4J1

Fax:  (604) 681-8470 / Email: 

**No Phone Calls Please**

How to Apply:
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Please submit resume and covering letter via email/mail or fax to: Women’s Street Market Hiring Committee
**No Phone Calls Please**
Contact Details:
Attn: HR Administrator
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
302 Columbia Street
Vancouver, BC, V6A 4J1
Fax: 604-681-8470
www:   www.dewc.ca

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