Job Posting 79148

Specialized Services Program Manager
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 8 days (Mon, 31 Jan)
full time  •  65000 - 75000

About DEWC

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 Opportunity

The Program Manager is responsible for the coordination of the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre Drop-In Centre specialized services programs. She oversees the operations and human resources functions ensuring services are provided in line with the mission and mandate of the DEWC and in accordance with funding contracts. Reporting directly to the Director of Operations, the Program Manager will work in collaboration with the Management Team to ensure integrated services operating in compliance with the mission and mandate of the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre. She will work from a feminist perspective and within an anti-oppression framework.


About You

  • You have at least 3 years experience in a management position supervising staff, preferable within a unionized environment.
  • You have Significant experience in non-profit management with at least 3 years experience in a management position.
  • You will promote and articulate the mission, mandate, philosophy, and values of the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
  • 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 have efficient organizational skills including record keeping, scheduling, and problem-solving abilities
  • You have a minimum 5 years related experience working with low-income women, at least 2 years in a women serving or inner city drop-in environment.

Benefits of Joining the DEWC Team

  • Healthcare: Extended health includes MSP, 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.
  • For your Retirement: Enrolled in the Municipal Pension Plan with a matching contribution from DEWC.
  • Other perks: Compressed work schedule, employee loan program; Regular staff development days; DEWC employees are considered first for any open positions



  • Start Date: ASAP/ Permanent, full-time, 9 day fortnight schedule
  • Excluded position Salary - $65,000 to $75,000 depending on experience + generous health and welfare benefits
  • Location – DEWC Drop-In Centre, 302 Columbia St. Vancouver
  • Application Closing Date: Until Position is Filled


Submit cover letter and resume to: Specialized Services Program Manager Hiring Committee ID#SSP20-002 via email


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Indigenous women and women of colour are strongly encouraged to apply / Additional languages spoken an asset.


**While we thank all applicants for their interests, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted**

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