Job Posting 64913

Project Coordinator - Power of Women to Women
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Vancouver, BC
closing tomorrow (Fri, 23 Oct)
part time  •  $23.50 per hour + generous health & welfare pkg after 3 months

Power of Women to Women Project Coordinator

Permanent / Part-Time / ID#POW19-001


About DEWC


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 Opportunity


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.


About You

  • You have at least 3 years experience working with low-income women, at least 2 years in a women serving or inner-city drop-in environment
  • You will promote and articulate the mission, mandate, philosophy, and values of the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre and create positive relations with all stakeholders necessary in order to support DEWC objectives
  • You are knowledgeable of the issues impacting women in the dtes, including gender-based violence, mental health, homelessness, and addictions with an understanding of trauma-informed care responses. You work from a feminist analysis and within an anti-oppression framework
  • You have experience developing and facilitating programs and groups including assessing and evaluating
  • You have extensive experience in the development and facilitation of cultural, recreational, and arts groups and activities
  • You have efficient organizational skills including record keeping, scheduling, and problem-solving abilities
  • You can remain calm and focused while working within a chaotic and crises environment
  • You have certification for First Aid, and NVCI
  • You have understanding of and practices a trauma-informed care response when working with women


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



  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Permanent - Part-Time, 24 hours per week, Monday to Wednesday, (evenings on Wednesday)
  • Union Positions: BCGEU / $23.50 per hour + generous health and wellness benefits
  • Location –  DEWC Drop-In Centre, 302 Columbia St. Vancouver
  • Application Closing Date: Until position is filled


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