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, Operations, Vancouver Coastal Region, the Program Manager at Empress will supervise and support front line, as well as ensure effective program/service delivery consistent with Atira’s mandate, philosophy and policies, as well as our legal, contractual, budgetary and other requirements; and develop long-range program plans that meet Atira’s goals and objectives.
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.
• A valid First Aid Certificate is required
• Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Certificate is an asset
• Covid-19 (Including Booster) and annual flu vaccinations are required, unless with exemption
• All positions are subject to a Criminal Records Review (Submitted by Atira)
• Minimum five years (5) year front-line support work experience; preference given to candidates with lived expertise
• Experience must be in increasingly more senior roles and at least (2) two of those years must be in a supervisory capacity.
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