Peer Coordinator - 2022
Deadline for Applications: Open Until Filled
Hours of work: Part-time, 16-24hrs/week
Hourly wage: $22/hr
Megaphone is an award-winning social enterprise that provides an economic opportunity and a platform to people experiencing poverty and homelessness in Vancouver and Victoria. Megaphone is a small, but feisty organization that works with 175+ marginalized people in British Columbia every year through its magazine, Hope in Shadows community contest, vendor program, Speakers Bureau, and writing workshops. We are committed to empowering people and creating social change in our communities.
Our Mission is to change the story on poverty by promoting social equity, amplifying marginalized voices, and creating meaningful work.
The Peer Coordinator supports Megaphone’s Speakers Bureau program, a public awareness program connecting audiences with speakers who have lived experience of substance use and overdose prevention. The Peer Coordinator also provides support to Megaphone’s vendor program, fulfills administrative, communication, and inter-organizational tasks.
The Peer Coordinator is based out of Megaphone’s office in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver and reports to the Program Manager.
We’re looking for:
Someone who can balance the need to prioritize and get things done with the need to work in a good way in community. The right candidate will be energized by people, great at building relationships, and able to adapt to situations on the fly. This program has room for creative problem solving, and needs someone self-motivated who is able to work independently while coordinating efficiently with other staff.
These are the non-negotiables. You’ll need these to succeed.
The right candidate will tick some of these boxes, but there’s room to grow in the position. Don’t feel like you need all these to apply.
Please send us your resume and a brief cover letter in a single PDF form to , with the position title and your name as the email subject line. In these documents please demonstrate how you meet the requirements for this role.
Please follow the format PeerCoordinator_firstname_lastname to name your resume and cover letter file (e.g. PeerCoordinator_Jane_Smith.pdf)
If we can provide any accommodations to make our hiring process more accessible for you or if you have any ideas for improving our hiring process, please reach out at directly. We'd be happy to do our best to set you up for success.
We welcome and encourage all people to apply, including people of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds; LGBTQ2+ identified persons; women; people with disabilities; and people with lived experience of issues on which Megaphone is working to change the public conversation, such as poverty, mental illness and homelessness.
We thank all applicants for their interest in working with Megaphone. Only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.
Not certain your credentials are a 100% match with the position description? Please apply anyway! We are looking to find the right person for our team, with relevant skills and experience who is willing to learn and work with us – not a mandatory checklist against the position itself.
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