Application deadline: 11:59 pm, Monday January 22, 2018.
Interviews may be offered on a rolling basis.
Are you a community organizer who is passionate about gender equality? Join our team! We have a part-time (three days per week) position available for a Manager of Community Outreach!
About West Coast LEAF:
West Coast LEAF is the first and only organization in BC dedicated to promoting women’s equality through the law. West Coast LEAF has helped bring about some of the most important legal victories for women in Canada: safe access to reproductive rights; fair workplace standards; gender equality in family law; the right to be free of sexual harassment; and more.
We’ve been working since 1985 to end discrimination against women and girls. We do this through equality rights litigation, law reform, and public legal education. Our key focus areas are: gender-based violence; criminalization and incarceration; the right to parent; women’s health including reproductive rights; access to justice; and economic inequality. To learn more about us, please visit www.westcoastleaf.org.
West Coast LEAF has a permanent part-time (three days per week) position available for a Manager of Community Outreach. West Coast LEAF encourages applications from historically marginalized individuals, and encourages applicants to self-identify. West Coast LEAF is committed to employment equity and prioritizes applications from underrepresented groups. We are particularly keen to bring in an Indigenous perspective to our community development work.
About this position:
The Manager of Community Outreach is responsible for providing leadership to ensure the voices of community members and those with lived experience are deeply integrated into all of our efforts to create social and legal change.
Specific areas of responsibility include:
- Maintaining existing community relationships and building new ones;
- Project management;
- Organizing a biennial Community Feedback Forum;
- Developing an Indigenous Advisory Committee to inform the work of West Coast LEAF;
- Developing and managing a blog on policy issues impacting gender equality in BC and facilitating public engagement online;
- Representing West Coast LEAF at a number of community roundtables and coalitions;
- Advising West Coast LEAF staff and board on current issues facing diverse women in BC, as gleaned from community stakeholders and women with lived experience;
- Educating the public on issues related to women’s equality through public speaking, workshop delivery (in collaboration with the Manager of Public Legal Education), community engagement, and public dialogue.
The starting salary range is from $28,000 to $32,000 for three days a week, based on experience. We offer a comprehensive benefits package and generous leave provisions.
As our ideal candidate, you have strong knowledge and experience of building healthy and productive relationships with diverse stakeholders, with a particular focus on working with Indigenous communities. You are fully committed to an intersectional and nuanced approach to women’s rights. You bring strong written and oral communication skills, the ability to respectfully negotiate competing interests both internally and externally, and an aptitude for working with people with diverse skills and interests. You have a positive and inclusive approach to working in community and as part of a team. You are an excellent problem-solver who can think big without overlooking the details. You are comfortable working in both the legal community and the grassroots women’s movement. You can be assertive as well as respectful and diplomatic. You are an innovative thinker and project manager, and you ready to take West Coast LEAF’s community outreach work to the next level.
In particular, you have the following skills and experience:
- Passion for, and knowledge of, gender equality and human rights;
- Understanding of the historical and current influence of colonialism, misogyny, racism, and other forms of discrimination in Canadian society;
- Extensive experience with community engagement and consultation;
- Experience working with Indigenous communities, including holding existing relationships with Indigenous organizations;
- Experience in project management;
- Proficient computer skills including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Suite;
- Experience with public speaking;
- Excellent time management skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks and projects;
- Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, and teamwork skills;
- Excellent English writing and communication skills, with strong attention to detail and an engaging writing style;
- Ability to translate complex legal and policy issues into plain language;
- Proven ability to organize, motivate, take initiative, and exercise good judgment;
- Strategic thinking and analytical skills; and
- Ability to build and maintain internal and external relationships with professionalism and integrity.
Experience in the non-profit sector is an asset.
If you are keenly interested in gender equality issues and want to apply your skills in a dynamic community-based work environment, you are invited to submit a cover letter and resumé on or before January 22, 2018 to: Kasari Govender, Executive Director, at email@example.com, with the subject heading “Manager of Community Outreach application.” Applications may be considered (and interviews offered) on a rolling basis.
Thank you for your interest in employment with West Coast LEAF and for understanding that only applicants under consideration will be contacted.