Job
YWCA Community Development Coordinator
Details
Status
Regular Part Time (4 days/week = 28 hours)
Location
YWCA Cause We Care House, Vancouver
Posting Period
-
Job Description

YWCA Cause We Care provides rent geared to income housing for women and their children in the DTES. There is a small communal garden, an outdoor play area suitable for younger children and an amenity room. It is located above the nə́c̓aʔmat ct Strathcona library.  

The Community Development Coordinator for YWCA Cause We Care House will connect tenants with community resources, and support the development of community within the housing site. 

Status: Regular Part Time (4 days/week = 28 hours)

Responsibilities:

  • Meet with new tenants to offer support and orientation to their new housing and the community
  • Schedule, organize and facilitate monthly community meetings with tenants
  • Offer tenants resources, information and referrals on subjects such as child care, pre-employment training, counseling, education, health, food and clothing, and other community resources
  • Support the development of workshops with tenants’ involvement
  • Responsible for fair distribution of donations
  • Supervise volunteers and practicum students
  • Participate in community committees
  • Distribute property management notices to tenants
  • Provide entry to vendors attending at the housing site

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of community development principles
  • Experience in facilitating group meetings
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Appropriate boundaries
  • Knowledge of issues faced by lone parenting women
  • Knowledge of local and city-wide community services
  • Team player
  • Able to work independently
  • Experience and comfort using Outlook, One Drive, Sharepoint, Teams, Zoom, Safetyline and ADP Workforce Now would be an asset
  • Positive criminal record check clearance
  • Successful applicants are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, exemption requests must be supported by valid, legal documents.

ABOUT THE YWCA

This year, YWCA Metro Vancouver marks 125 years of serving our community. We recognize that Canada was founded through colonialist and racist policies, and the YWCA was established and operated during this time. We also recognize that these legacies exist in our present time and are committed to actively decolonizing our policies, programs and practices. Our vision: We boldly envision a just and equitable world for women, families and allies. Our mission: We advance gender equity alongside women, families, Two-Spirit and gender diverse people through advocacy and integrated services that help support personal, collective and economic wellbeing.

This is an exciting time for the YWCA. Join us and be part of a passionate, dedicated and impactful team!

How to Apply

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an inclusive and rewarding workplace. Candidates are invited to send resumes and cover letters by September 23, 2022 to:

Cheryl Covey
Manager, Community Development

YWCA Metro Vancouver
535 Hornby Street, Vancouver BC, V6C 2E8
email: ccovey@ywcavan.org

YWCA Metro Vancouver is committed to ensuring that the application and interview processes are accessible to all applicants; if you require accommodations in submitting your application, or have other questions, please contact the hiring manager as listed.  All employment will be decided on the basis of qualifications, transferrable skills, lived experience, and business need. We thank all who apply, but only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. For more information about this and other YWCA Metro Vancouver career opportunities, please visit ywcavan.org.