The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre exists 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.
The Indigenous Elder’s Program Coordinator is responsible for providing cultural, recreational, social and/or educational programs that are consistent with the mission and mandate of the DEWC. She will ensure a process of consultation in the planning, development, and implementation of cultural programs and activities. She will provide support to the Indigenous Elder’s group as well as Indigenous Elder accessing the Centre. In collaboration with the DEWC Cultural Programmer, she will ensure relevant programming that maximizes decision making and participation of the Elder’s group members.
Benefits of Joining the DEWC Team
Healthcare: Extended health includes dental, vision, prescription medications, select alternative therapies, EAP life insurance and long-term disability.
Vacation & Leave: Vacation at 6% in the first year and 8% after. Sick leave credit. Access to other special leaves to handle family or personal situations.
Other perks: Employee loan program; Regular staff development days; DEWC employees are considered first for any open positions.
Submit cover letter and resume to: Indigenous Elders Coordinator Hiring Committee ID #EC20-001
For full job description visit: www.dewc.ca/career
Applicants must be Indigenous Women
**While we thank all applicants for their interests, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted**
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