Job Posting 89866

Program Manager
Atira Women's Resource Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Downtown Eastside, Vancouver
closes in 7 days (Mon, 5 Dec)
full time - temporary / contract  •  $56,700 - $62,100 based on experience, plus generous leave, benefits and pension package

About Us:
Atira Women's Resource Society, an award-winning nonprofit organization known for its inclusionary hiring practices and where a job is more than a pay cheque. We offer the opportunity to work alongside a remarkable group of women working to make the world a more just place, one woman, one child, one home, one job at a time.

About the Job:
Reporting to the Director, Non-Residential Programs, or their designate, the Program Manager at Bette’s Boutique is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the store including managing stock, keeping the store space clean and clear of debris; supervising staff, coordinating schedules, covering shifts, facilitating new staff training, and monthly staff meetings; administration including submitting statistics, approving invoices, payroll; and community relationship building with donors, community partners, and the women.

About You:
You are a feminist, passionate about the work of ending violence against women and children. You embrace Atira’s mission, vision, values and philosophy. You have a well-developed understanding of and commitment to anti-oppression work and intersectionality. You are familiar with colonialism especially as it applies in Canada and you understand the impact of the residential school system. You are committed to working with women who are struggling with substance use and or mental wellness and understand and are comfortable working within a harm reduction environment. You support women who choose abstinence but understand abstinence is just one option for women struggling with substance use. Your definition of a woman includes transgender, two-spirit and intersex women, and transfeminine individuals. You are sex worker positive.

You question actions inconsistent with our values and you treat everyone with fairness and respect independent of their status or disagreement with you. You expect great things from yourself and your co-workers. You inspire others with your passion for women’s anti-violence work and your eagerness for excellence. You contribute to an environment where women can flourish and grow and you seek what is best for women, rather than what’s best for you or your team. You challenge the status quo to improve quality and sustainability and you take smart risks and make tough decisions without agonizing.


You have significant experience as a front-line support worker working with women affected by violence/abuse, combined with relevant education and or skill-based training. Lived expertise is an asset, as is living in the community in which you work. Atira strives to hire staff who reflect the women we serve.

Additional Requisites/Assets:

• Minimum five (5) years of front-line support work experience; preference is given to candidates with lived expertise
• A valid First Aid Certificate is required
• Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Certificate is an asset
• Experience must be in increasingly more senior roles and at least (2) two of those years must be in a supervisory capacity.

• Proven initiative, judgment, decision-making, and problem-solving capabilities
• Demonstrated ability to take action in a crisis management environment
• Covid-19 and annual flu vaccinations are required, unless with exemption
• All positions are subject to a Criminal Records Review (Submitted by Atira)

Resumes from qualified First Nations, Métis, and or Inuk women are encouraged, as are resumes from Black women, women of colour, trans women, women who are disabled, and women from other equity-seeking groups. Fluency in a language(s) other than English is an asset.

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