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2 Positions Available

Office Support/ Volunteer Coordinator

The Vancouver Aboriginal Community Policing Centre seeks to fill a key position in our team. The Office Support/ Volunteer Coordinator is the information hub for our office and is involved in all aspects of our operations. The work is interesting, rewarding, and excellent experience for anyone wanting to make a difference for urban Indigenous Justice issues in the Vancouver area.

Duties

  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Greet and assist members of the public, complete forms, reports, referrals and other public safety matters.
  • Process and direct incoming calls, mail and email; verifying follow-up as required.
  • Process incoming and outgoing invoices in a timely manner, file financial records, assign expenses to multiple projects and interface with bookkeeper and accountant.
  • Provide clerical and administrative support to the Executive Director and other staff
  • Record daily statistics and provide accurate reports
  • Maintain the integrity of information systems
  • Maintain an organized and presentable office environment
  • Manage office equipment and supplies and liaise with vendors
  • Organize and assist with meetings, workshops, and special events.
  • Represent VACPC at community events and presentations
  • Understand, develop and maintain policies, procedures and practices for the office
  • Assist with social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Develop and maintain volunteer programs, and recruitment strategies that meet the needs of the organization and community
  • Train, Schedule, Plan and organize volunteers for community events

Qualifications:

  • A Police Information Check is required
  • Ability to handle confidential material with absolute discretion.
  • Two years of relevant experience. 
  • High level of organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work with multiple overlapping projects
  • Proactive; willingness to help with additional tasks in any department
  • Good knowledge of standard office procedures.
  • Excellent client service, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to exercise mature judgment and initiative.
  • Good written and revision skills.
  • Ability to use word processing, spreadsheet, database, web-based, calendar and email applications (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook) at an intermediate level.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to lift, move, or carry supplies weighing up to 10 kg.
  • Post-secondary education an asset
  • Valid Driver’s License, insurance and personal vehicle is an asset
Please email cover letter and resume to ExecutiveDirector@vacpc.org by 4:00 PM on Friday, February 22.
Only those selected for interview will be contacted.

 

Women's Coordinator

The Vancouver Aboriginal Community Policing Centre (VACPC) is seeking applicants for our Women’s Coordinator position. The VACPC is a non-profit organization working to address issues of injustice, improve safety for Indigenous people and improve relations between the Indigenous community and the Vancouver Police Department through education, awareness and open dialogue. The primary responsibility of this position is to coordinate and provide support for the families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The work takes a cultural approach to healing the effects of inter-generational trauma related to colonization. The goal is to assist families in moving towards health and healing through greater connection with culture, community, friends, and family. We work closely with many community partners and agencies.

RESPONSIBLITIES

  • Connect with and support families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
  • Participate in program design, strategic planning, and proposal development
  • Client outreach, referrals, and support
  • Handling sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality
  • Documentation and reporting of project activities and outcomes
  • Maintain partnerships with other organizations
  • Other Duties as required

QUALIFICATIONS & ASSETS

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent training and experience
  • A criminal record search is required
  • Min. 3 years’ experience working with Indigenous people in community programs
  • In-depth knowledge of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
  • Knowledge of colonization and Inter-Generational Trauma and its effects on Indigenous Peoples
  • Experience in providing crisis support
  • Knowledge and experience with Indigenous cultural customs and traditions
  • Experience with community outreach, public relations, planning, and facilitation
  • Able to write and to speak clearly, concisely and effectively to small and large groups
  • Able to work effectively with computer applications and the Internet
  • Able to organize workload, establish priorities, manage time and solve problems
  • Able to engage with people with cultural sensitivity, tact and professionalism
  • Suitable as a role model for health, wellness, and self-care
  • Preference is given to applicants of Indigenous ancestry.

MORE INFORMATION AND HOW TO APPLY

  • This position is full time.
  • Please send cover letter and resume to ExecutiveDirector@VACPC.ORG .
  • Closing date is February 22, 2019.
  • VACPC will only contact qualified applicants to schedule an interview.