Job Title: Cultural Coordinator (Interim)
Program: Our Circle is Strong cultural program
Status: Full Time, Union (BCGEU), 6 month Term
Wages: $30.00/hour + benefits and pension
Location: 449 East Hastings, Vancouver BC V6A 1P5
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 to 4:30
Positions Available: 1
Application Deadline: Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at 11:59 PM PDT
Vancouver Aboriginal Health Society (VAHS) is a not-for-profit organization located in the Downtown Eastside community for over 30 years. VAHS programs are designed by and for urban Aboriginal people to promote physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness. Our services include a Primary Care Clinic, a Dental Clinic, a cultural team of Elders and Knowledge Keepers, and Indigenous Early Years programs.
ABOUT THIS POSITION
The Cultural Coordinator oversees all activities of the Our Circle is Strong (OCIS) cultural program, connecting a team of Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers with community members and clients from other VAHS services. Their responsibilities include the planning, coordination, administration, and supervision of the program. The Cultural Coordinator supports program staff and monitors service delivery for structure, consistency, quality, and effectiveness to obtain the program’s objectives.
VAHS is seeking an interim Cultural Coordinator for a term of six (6) months, with the possibility of an extension. This is a Full Time position (40 hours/week) with the hours generally being from 8:30 to 4:30, Monday to Friday. Duties are performed on-site at 449 East Hastings with some flexibility for remote work. This is a BCGEU-certified Union position with a starting wage of $30.00/hour.
The Cultural Coordinator reports to the Executive Director. Elders and Knowledge Keepers attached to the program will report to the Cultural Coordinator.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Plans and develops the program, including regular activities and special events
- Oversees day-to-day program operations by ensuring that staff are scheduled according to requirements, policies are adhered to, and program objectives are met
- Supervises program staff by assigning work and providing feedback on performance
- Assists program staff with preparing for client appointments, workshops, and other activities
- Supports the referral process of clients from other VAHS programs
- Organizes and chairs weekly program meetings; coordinates staff development opportunities
- Monitors and authorizes program expenditures
- Produces promotional materials and resources related to the program
- Maintains related records and statistics, producing reports as required
- Performs other related duties as assigned by the Executive Director
- A minimum of three (3) years’ work experience of program delivery within a not-for-profit, social services, and/or Indigenous community setting
- Strong knowledge of Indigenous cultures, histories, current issues, and support services
- Connections to Indigenous service providers, Elders, Knowledge Keepers, and other community leaders in the Vancouver area is a strong asset
- Education or other training in a relevant field is an asset
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Strong understanding of the principles and practices of cultural safety, equity, and Indigenous ways of knowing and being
- Strong organizational skills and an attention to detail
- Demonstrated ability to teach, coach, and mentor all levels of care providers
- Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills, including active listening, team building, and meeting facilitation
- Able to effectively manage time, problem solve, and meet multiple/unexpected demands
- Able to deal with a variety of situations and responsibilities requiring initiative, creativity, empathy, and professional judgment
- Able to work independently and to collaborate as part of a multi-disciplinary team
- Able to maintain confidentiality, commit to professional standards and ethics, and adhere to policies and procedures
- Able to effectively use the Internet, electronic filing systems, and Microsoft Office programs
- A valid BC driver’s license is an asset
VAHS encourages all people with relevant professional, grassroots, education, and/or lived experience to apply, even if they do not meet all of the points listed. We look for people who are committed to ongoing learning and development, and we will train the successful candidate.
We strongly encourage people from under-represented communities to apply, including but not limited to: Indigenous, Black, and people of colour; disabled people; and 2SLGBTQIA+ people of all genders. In alignment with Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) applicants are preferred. In your cover letter, please self-identify at your comfort level.
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit your application or questions about this posting to: chumchitt[@]vahs.life
ATTN: Carrie Humchitt, Executive Director
Email Subject Line: Interim Cultural Coordinator Application
All VAHS job applications require a resume and a cover letter; please submit both in PDF format. Successful candidates will be required to complete a vulnerable sector Criminal Record Check.
Closing Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at 11:59 PM PDT
VAHS thanks all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Job Types: Full-time, Fixed term contract
Contract length: 6 months
Salary: $30.00 per hour
- Casual dress
- Company events
- Company pension
- Dental care
- Disability insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Extended health care
- Flexible schedule
- Life insurance
- On-site parking
- Paid time off
- Vision care
Flexible Language Requirement:
- 8 hour shift
- Day shift
- Monday to Friday
- No weekends
Ability to commute/relocate:
- Vancouver, BC V6A 1P5: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)
- In alignment with Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, VAHS may give preference to Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) applicants for this position.
Do you self-identify as Aboriginal? If so, please identify the Nation(s) you are from, or state your Nation/community connections in your cover letter.
Work Location: Hybrid remote in Vancouver, BC V6A 1P5
Application deadline: 2023-10-03