Job Posting 85776

Specialized Services Manager
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closed yesterday (Thu, 11 Aug)
full time  •  65000 - 75000

About DEWC
The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre (DEWC) exists to support and empower women and children, living in extreme poverty in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, who are particularly vulnerable to violence, exploitation, injustice and injury. Through low barrier Drop-In Centers and Emergency Shelters, DEWC provides basic need services, programs, and specialized supports to over 700 women and children daily to help them survive the conditions that surround them. See website ( for details on our mission and mandate as well as programs and services.


The Opportunity
The Manager is responsible for specialized services, overseeing the operations and human resources functions. Working in collaboration with the Management Team she ensures safe, welcoming, low barrier, integrated services operating in compliance with the mission and mandate of DEWC. Reporting to the Director of Programs, she will work from a feminist perspective and within an anti-oppression framework.


About You
✔ You have at least 2 years related experience in a management position supervising staff, preferable within a unionized environment.
✔ You are knowledgeable of the issues impacting women in the dtes, including gender based violence, mental health, homelessness, and addictions with an understanding of traumainformed care responses.
✔ You are able to promote and articulate DEWC mission, mandate, philosophy, and values
✔ You have the ability to both work and support staff, within a busy, chaotic, crises driven environment where there are multiple demands and prioritize.
✔ You have efficient organizational and administrative skills including record keeping,scheduling, and problem-solving abilities


Benefits of Joining the DEWC Team
-Healthcare: Extended health & dental coverage including vision; prescription medications; alternative therapies; EAP; life insurance; and long-term disability.
-Paid time off: 3 weeks paid vacation in the 1st year, 4 weeks after 1 year; 12 paid statutory holidays; 12 paid sick days annually, and access to time off 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; and DEWC employees are considered first for any open positions.


 Permanent, full-time, 9 day fortnight schedule
 Excluded position: Salary - $65,000 to $75,000 based on experience
 Application Closing Date: Until Position is Filled Start Date: ASAP


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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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