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Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre Summer Employment – Event and Program Assistant Temporary in Lower Mainland, BC

Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre

Branch Lower Mainland BC CA

Position:
Summer Employment – Event and Program Assistant
Location:
Lower Mainland, BC

Assist with general day-to-day duties of the drop-in program, including facilitating basic services such as meals, showers, clothing, toiletries, helping to…

The

Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre offers a wide variety of services to a diverse community of women and children in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. The Centre provides basic need services such as hot meals, showers, and free clothing as well as advocacy, counseling, outreach, and wellness programs to over 300 women and children each day.

The Program Assistant is responsible for assisting in the planning and coordinating of special events and recreational, social, and educational programs and activities.

Event organizing

  • Work with staff, members, volunteers to plan and organize special events including summer BBQ, participation in National Aboriginal Day, and other events
  • Help organize logistics for events including booking location, arranging equipment, community information tables, speakers and entertainment
  • Help to solicit partnerships, in-kind donations and community sponsorships to support the event
  • Coordinate event promotion through community newsletters, traditional and social media

Arts and culture

  • Participate in planning and development of arts and cultural programming
  • Coordinate volunteer facilitation and scheduling of programs
  • Act as liaison for members, facilitators and community groups
  • Coordinate art workshops and plan public exhibition of artwork
  • Coordinate volunteers to create commemorative archival booklet

Recreational activities

  • Plan and co-ordinate wellness activities such as walking group, yoga, or gardening
  • Plan and co-ordinate outings to cultural events and facilities such as festivals, parks and community centres
  • Coordinate volunteer facilitation and scheduling for programs
  • Act as liaison for members, facilitators and community groups

Other

  • Assist with general day-to-day duties of the drop-in program, including facilitating basic services such as meals, showers, clothing, toiletries, helping to maintain and a clean and welcoming environment, participating in meetings and general office and administrative tasks as needed

To be eligible, individuals must:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act ; and,
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Experience with event planning and coordination
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues, (anti oppression, racism and addictions), that effect women in the DTES, with a particular awareness of the struggles of aboriginal women, women of colour and women with disabilities.
  • Demonstrated teamwork and communication skills
  • Experience working or volunteering with other non-profit or social service agencies
  • Women with a history of addictions must be 2 years clean and sober

Aboriginal women and women of colour are strongly encouraged to apply

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

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Posted on: 2016-06-03
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