Job Posting 86200

Peer Coordinator
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Downtown Eastside, Vancouver
closes in 51 days (Fri, 30 Sep)
part time  •  $22/hr

Peer Coordinator - 2022 

Job Description

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. 


Peer Coordinator

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. 


Job Description

  • Speakers Bureau Support
    • Support the Program Manager in the booking and delivery of Speakers Bureau workshops and events 
    • Coordinate and, as needed, lead Speakers Bureau Steering Committee meetings 
    • Support the Program Manager in Speakers Bureau recruitment and training activities 
    • Support the Program Manager in gathering and recording statistics/data after each Speakers Bureau event
    • Support the distribution of program honoraria payments
    • Perform Speakers Bureau and Vendor Program communication duties (e.g., phone calls)
  • Administration
    • Operate sales desk (where vendors purchase product) and keep accurate records
    • Complete daily cashouts from shift
    • Attend regular staff meetings and one-on-one meetings with Supervisor
    • Support organizational events and fundraisers as needed
    • Support Megaphone events, such as the winter holiday party  
    • Update best practices and policy documents as needed
    • Support the distribution of vendor payouts through the Megaphone App/online sales 
    • Contribute vendor social media content and communications 

Necessary Qualifications

These are the non-negotiables. You’ll need these to succeed. 

  • Compassionate, respectful, and non-judgmental approach to working with people experiencing multiple barriers AND/OR personal experience of homelessness and poverty 
  • Outgoing, confident, and enthusiastic
  • Motivated self-starter
  • Creative problem-solver
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to manage competing priorities
  • Strong competency with computers, including Google Drive (Docs, Sheets) and social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

Ideal Qualifications
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.

  • Direct experience working with people who are homeless and/or low-income, and/or experience working with marginalized populations
  • Conflict de-escalation training or experience
  • Sales and or/community organizing training or experience 
  • Group facilitation or teaching experience
  • Experience setting and enforcing boundaries
  • Experience using database software (we use Nationbuilder and Salesforce)
  • A valid full Class 5 driver’s license


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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