Careers

Howe Sound Women’s Centre Society is recruiting!

Are you passionate about making a difference to the lives of women and children in your community?  We have two exciting new opportunities for you!

Community Program Manager

Howe Sound Women’s Centre is hiring for the position of Community Program Manager for Whistler & Pemberton.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Community Program Manager for Whistler & Pemberton is responsible for the effective oversite of operations, human resource management and community engagement for Pearl’s Safe Home and Affordable Housing Units in Pemberton, the Whistler Women’s Drop-In Centre, and the Homeless Prevention Program for Howe Sound Women’s Centre Society’s (HSWC). Duties for this role include program development, program operations, human resource management, staffing, scheduling, reporting, grant writing and fundraising, community engagement, awareness and advocacy.

Position Highlights

  • Work in collaboration with staff, the Executive Director and Board of Directors to establish and execute the strategic direction of HSWC.
  • Promote community awareness of HSWC mission, vision and goals by fostering positive relationships and regular community engagement, with a focus on building relationships in First Nations communities.
  • Identify and allocate resources needed for effective program development & implementation.
  • Facilitate research, planning, development, implementation and evaluation of programs to enhance service delivery.
  • Recruit, hire and train employees and volunteers needed for effective program delivery.
  • Oversee scheduling, payroll administration, and performance management of program staff and volunteers
  • Prepare regular reports and statistical data on program delivery results.
  • From a feminist perspective using a non-judgmental approach, provide advocacy, resource information, referrals and emotional support to clients.
  • Manage all aspects of property management with safe home, affordable housing units, drop-in centre and other program delivery spaces, including contractual / tenancy agreements, intake, occupancy, tenancy changes, cleaning, repairs, maintenance, budget management, accounting, and conflict resolution. 

This position requires a criminal record check by the police and an authorization for a criminal record check under the Criminal Records Review Act of BC.

Please direct your covering letter, resume and all inquiries to:

Sarah Saunders, Executive Administrator

Email: admin@hswc.ca

Closing Date: Friday, June 16, 2017 at 4:00 pm 

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Employment Services Facilitator & Curriculum Manager

Howe Sound Women’s Centre, in partnership with Back In Motion Rehab Inc., is hiring for the position of Employment Services Facilitator & Curriculum Manager based out of the WorkBC Employment Services Centre in Squamish, BC.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Employment Services Facilitator & Curriculum Manager works with unemployed individuals to assist them in securing employment (or community attachment) within the timelines established in the Employment Program of BC agreement. The Employment Services Facilitator & Curriculum Manager assists clients in overcoming employment challenges by delivering group-based programs, workshops, and where appropriate, one-on-one services. Topics include job readiness, job search, employability skills, and work targeting. This individual is also responsible for enhancing and developing workshop curriculum and materials, and supporting other Howe Sound Women’s Centre employees in their role as service providers with Back In Motion Rehab Inc.

Position Highlights

  • Facilitate workshops to:

o  Assist clients to recognize skills and values, interests and aptitude related to career choices.

o  Guide clients in resume development, cover letters, employment references, interview techniques.

o  Assist clients with using labour market information including occupation profiles, emerging and declining sectors, education and training options.

o  Increase clients’ job maintenance skills such as communication and problem solving skills and workplace assertiveness.

·         Help evaluate and adapt curriculum to ensure effectiveness, relevance and quality to support clients obtaining and maintaining employment.

·         Provide client service in the Self Serve Resource Centre including initial screening, assessment, appointment scheduling, and SSRA orientation for new clients.

·         Refer / engage clients into case management and other community-based services as appropriate.

·         Work in collaboration with Staff, Executive Director, Board and Program Manager to develop and support organizational vision, mission, & values.

·         Provide support, leadership and coaching to Howe Sound Women’s Centre employees in their role as service providers with Back In Motion. 

This position requires a criminal record check by the police and an authorization for a criminal record check under the Criminal Records Review Act of BC.

Please direct your covering letter, resume and all inquiries to:

Sarah Saunders, Executive Administrator

Email: admin@hswc.ca

Closing Date: Friday, June 16, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Click here for full job description.

 

At Howe Sound Women’s Centre Society, we encourage applications from all qualified individuals, and value a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.