Join the NSWC Team

Current Employment Opportunity

Spring 2022


Join us! The North Shore Women’s Centre is growing, and we are currently looking for a talented and dedicated individual to help build our team in the position of Health, Education and Volunteer Programs Coordinator. This job position presents an exciting opportunity to work in a multi-faceted and dynamic organization committed to gender equity and social justice while supporting women, girls and gender diverse individuals across our community.


About NSWC

Since 1973, the North Shore Women’s Centre has worked to improve the social, economic, legal and political status of women, and encouraged and supported self-empowerment by acting as a resource and a catalyst for change, from feminist perspectives.


Located on the unceded Traditional Territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, the organization operates a drop-in resource centre welcoming women and gender diverse individuals, including those who identify as trans, Two-Spirit, and/or gender non-binary. We particularly support those individuals who are isolated, marginalized and/or living with low incomes to help address concerns regarding poverty, gender-based violence, safe and affordable housing/homelessness, physical/mental health, separation, parenting, discrimination and systemic oppression, employment and training, childcare and more. Each year the North Shore Women’s Centre has 7,000-8,000 service contacts. For more information, please visit our website:

Position: Health, Education and Volunteer Programs Coordinator

Job Description


Main Functions
Working within the guidelines, policies and mission of the organization, and reporting to the Executive Director, the Health, Education and Volunteer Programs Coordinator is responsible for the on-going coordination, development, administration and evaluation of North Shore Women’s Centre programs and services pertaining to health and education programming, including a Health and Wellness Program, Computer and Tech Support Program, Workshops and youth empowerment programs such as a Girls’ Empowerment Camp and other youth programming. They will also have responsibility for coordinating the Volunteer Program, deliver direct service to participants of the drop-in resource centre, and engage in related projects.


Key Duties and Responsibilities
• Developing, implementing, overseeing and evaluating program objectives, goals, budgets, guidelines, activities and timelines
• Developing and updating manuals, forms, resource materials, databases and maintaining program records
• Conducting participant recruitment, program in-takes and program evaluations
• Coordinating program activities, events, schedules and contract workers
• Overseeing the organization’s volunteer program, including volunteer recruitment, training, support, supervision and recognition
• Writing program funding proposals, reports and marketing materials
• Providing peer counselling, information and referrals, emotional support, practical assistance and safety planning through the resource centre
• Liaising with community partner organizations and attending community meetings
• Assisting with the coordination and implementation of outreach activities, projects, events and other initiatives


Skills and Qualifications
• Prior experience in program and service development, delivery and evaluation
• Prior experience coordinating and supporting volunteers
• Experience supporting women, youth and people of marginalized genders in a front-line service delivery capacity
• Education/training in gender studies, Indigenous studies, social justice, community services/development, social work, sociology, psychology, counselling or related fields
• Awareness of issues affecting diverse groups of women, Trans and gender-variant individuals from an intersectional feminist, anti-oppression and trauma-informed perspective, including an in-depth understanding of gender-based violence
• Familiarity with community services and resources available on the North Shore
• Capacity to motivate and inspire others; to be non-judgmental and empathetic
• Strong skills in critical thinking, problem solving, boundary-setting, active listening and conflict resolution
• Strong ability in organizing, attention to detail and time management, and in taking initiative and working as part of a team
• Sound computer and tech skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Suite (digital design, social media and website management skills are an asset); familiarity with Better Impact Volunteer Management software is an asset
• Effective oral and written communication skills, including grant and report writing
• Ability to work some flexible hours
• Language skills in addition to English an asset
• Current Emergency First Aid Certificate is an asset


Position Application Details

Hours of Work
30 hours per week, typically 9:30am-3:30pm


Pay Rate
$23.00/hr., plus health benefits


Most work will take place on-site, with an option of remote work on Fridays.


To Apply
Please email an expression of interest and résumé to:


We encourage applications from women, Trans, and gender diverse individuals from Indigenous and racialized communities, and from across spectrums of ability and 2SLGBTQIA+identities.

We kindly thank all applicants; only successful candidates will be contacted.