Indigenous Elders Program Coordinator

The Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Aug 5 2019 - 12:00pm

$23.00 per hour + generous benefits

Job Description: 

The Indigenous Elder’s Program Coordinator is responsible for providing cultural, recreational, social and/or educational programs that are consistent with the mission and mandate of the DEWC. She will ensure a process of consultation in the planning, development, and implementation of cultural programs and activities. She will provide support to the Indigenous Elder’s group as well as Indigenous Elder accessing the Centre. In collaboration with the DEWC Cultural Programmer, she will ensure relevant programming that maximizes decision making and participation of the Elder’s group members.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

✔ You have at least 3 years experience working with low-income women, at least 2 years in a women serving or inner-city drop-in environment
✔ You will promote and articulate the mission, mandate, philosophy, and values of the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre You are knowledgeable of the issues impacting Indigenous women in the dtes, including gender-based violence, mental health, homelessness, and addictions with an understanding of trauma-informed care responses.
✔ You have experience developing and facilitating cultural programs and groups including developing and maintaining community partnerships
✔ You have efficient organizational skills including record keeping, scheduling, and problem-solving abilities
✔ You have or will obtain certification for First Aid, and NVCI

How to Apply: 

Submit cover letter and resume to: Indigenous Elders Coordinator Hiring Committee ID #EC19-001
via fax (604) 681-8470 or email humanresources [at] dewc [dot] ca

Additional Information: 

Benefits of Joining the DEWC Team

Healthcare: Extended health includes MSP, dental, vision, prescription medications, select alternative therapies, EAP life insurance and long-term disability.

Vacation & Leave: Vacation at 6% in the first year and 8% after. Sick leave credit. Access to other special leaves to handle family or personal situations.

For your Retirement: Enrolled in the Municipal Pension Plan with a matching contribution from DEWC when eligible.

Other perks: Employee loan program; Regular staff development days; DEWC employees are considered first for any open positions.

Applicants must be Indigenous Women

**While we thank all applicants for their interests, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted**


Vancouver, BC