Join the NSWC Team

Join us! The North Shore Women’s Centre is growing, and we are currently looking for three talented and dedicated individuals to help build our team in the positions of Safety and Justice Programs Coordinator; Health, Education and Volunteer Programs Coordinator; and Fund Development and Communications Coordinator. These job positions present exciting opportunities to work in a multifaceted and dynamic organization committed to gender equity and social justice while supporting women, girls and gender diverse individuals across our community. Full position descriptions below.
 

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 explore our website: www.northshorewomen.ca 

Safety and Justice Programs Coordinator

Main Functions
Working within the guidelines, policies and mission of the organization, and reporting to the Executive Director, the Safety and Justice Programs Coordinator is responsible for the on-going coordination, development, administration and evaluation of North Shore Women’s Centre programs and services pertaining to women’s safety and justice, including a Family Law Clinic, Income Tax Clinic, Separation Support Group and Single Mother’s Support Group. They will also provide coordination and administration to the North Shore Violence Against Women Committee (NS VAWIR), which is hosted by the North Shore Women’s Centre, deliver direct service to participants of the drop-in resource centre, and have the opportunity to 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 and maintaining program records

  • Conducting participant recruitment, program in-takes and program evaluations

  • Coordinating program activities, events, schedules, contract workers, volunteers and committee work

  • 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; supporting women in a front-line service delivery capacity; and coordinating and supporting volunteers

  • 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 integrated feminist analysis and within an anti-oppression and anti-colonial framework

  • Strong, in-depth understanding of violence against women and intimate partner violence

  • Knowledge of the BC Family Law Act, awareness of legal resources and experience providing legal information is an asset

  • Familiarity with community services and resources available on the North Shore

  • Strong skills in critical thinking, problem solving, boundary-setting, active listening and conflict resolution

  • Strong ability in organizing, attention to detail and time management

  • Ability to be non-judgmental and empathetic, to take initiative and work 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)

  • Effective oral and written communication skills, including grant and report writing, minutes

  • Ability to work some flexible hours

  • Language skills in addition to English, particularly Farsi, an asset

  • Current Emergency First Aid Certificate is an asset


Hours of Work: 30 hours per week (typically 9:30am-3:30pm) at rate of $23.00/hr., plus health benefits. Work may be delivered through a combination of in-person and remote work, dependent on current safety guidelines and program needs.


To Apply: Please email an expression of interest and résumé to: info@northshorewomen.ca


We encourage applications from women, Trans, and gender diverse individuals from Indigenous and racialized communities, and from across spectrums of ability and LGBTQ2S* identities. We kindly thank all applicants; only successful candidates will be contacted.

Fund Development and Communications Coordinator


Main Functions:

Working within the guidelines, policies and mission of the organization, and reporting to the Executive Director, the Fund Development and Communications Coordinator is responsible for the continuation and growth of funding sources to operate the North Shore Women’s Centre’s programs and services, as well as the design and implementation of the organization’s communications activities. Occasionally, they will also deliver direct service to participants of the drop-in resource centre, and have the opportunity to engage in related projects.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Fund Development

  • Identifying grant opportunities and preparing grant applications and reports

  • Pursuing and developing sponsorship and donation opportunities

  • Undertaking donation processing and tracking through CRM software, including database development and maintenance, data entry, tax receipting and reporting

  • Maintaining multiple online fundraising platforms

  • Undertaking and coordinating donor stewardship including correspondence, appreciation and data management

  • Developing and coordinating fundraising activities including events, auctions, peer-to-peer and third-party

  • Coordinating and supporting fundraising volunteers
     

Communications

  • Developing and maintaining the organization’s website and social media accounts (i.e. Facebook,
    Twitter, Instagram, YouTube)

  • Writing and posting relevant and regular social media content to promote the organization’s activities and engage the community regarding topics of interest to women’s equality and social justice

  • Preparing correspondence, reports and presentations

  • Administering and responding to several organizational email accounts

  • Designing and distributing regular newsletters and branded emails

  • Designing and distributing digital and print promotional materials such as banners, posters and pamphlets, as well as creating internal forms and documents for programming and administration

  • Designing and creating content for the organization’s annual report

  • Designing program specific forms and documents

  • Developing and monitoring event management and ticketing sites

Skills and Qualifications

  • Prior demonstrated experience in grant writing, fundraising and donor stewardship within a nonprofit context

  • Strong computer skills, including familiarity with CRM software, donor databases, social media platforms (i.e., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), graphic design and marketing (i.e., Canva, Wix, Mailchimp), Microsoft Office and Google Suite

  • Education/training in gender studies, Indigenous studies, social justice, community services/development, social work, sociology, psychology, counselling, fundraising, marketing, communications or related fields

  • Awareness of issues affecting diverse groups of women, Trans and gender-variant individuals from an integrated feminist analysis and within an anti-oppression and anti-colonial framework, including an in-depth understanding of violence against women and intimate partner violence

  • Solid understanding of the NSWC mission, vision and values

  • Event management and coordination experience is an asset

  • Strong skills in: oral communications (including cold calling, presentations) and written communications (correspondence, reports, applications, newsletters), critical thinking, problem solving, organization, attention to detail and time and project management

  • Some experience supporting women and people of marginalized genders in a front-line service delivery capacity is an asset

  • Ability to take initiative, work independently and be self-motivated

  • Strong interpersonal skills and capacity to work as part of a team

  • Ability to work some flexible hours


Hours of Work: 30 hours per week (typically 9:30am-3:30pm) at rate of $23.00/hr., plus health benefits. Work may be delivered through a combination of in-person and remote work, dependent on current safety guidelines and program needs.


To Apply: Please email an expression of interest and résumé to: info@northshorewomen.ca


We encourage applications from women, Trans, and gender diverse individuals from Indigenous and racialized communities, and from across spectrums of ability and LGBTQ2S* identities. We kindly thank all applicants; only successful candidates will be contacted.