Power of Women to Women Project Coordinator
Permanent / Part-Time / ID#POW19-001
The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre has existed since 1978 to support and empower women and children living in extreme poverty in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. High levels of violence, homelessness, addictions and poverty characterize this community where women and children are particularly vulnerable to exploitation, injustice and injury. Through the Drop-In Centre and Emergency Night Shelter, we provide practical support to over 500 women and children daily to survive the conditions of ill health and violence that surround them. We work to provide security, basic needs and support to encourage women to make long-term changes by identifying and removing barriers to full participation in the larger community.
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.
Benefits of Joining the DEWC Team
Healthcare: Our extended health program includes MSP premiums, dental, vision, prescription medications, select alternative therapies, life insurance and long-term disability. We also have an Employee and Family Assistance program.
Vacation & Leave: You accumulate vacation at 4.6% and the ability to carry over one week into the next year. We offer sick leave credit which can accumulate up to 30 weeks. Access to other special leaves to handle family or personal situations.
Other perks: An employee loan program; Regular staff development days; First crack at open positions; Training and facilitation opportunities
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