Specialized Services Program Manager

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
  • Management / Executive
  • Program / Project Management
Full Time
  • British Columbia - Vancouver & Lower Mainland - Vancouver
Manager (Supervisor of Staff)$60,000 - 70,0002019-11-302019-12-18

About DEWC

The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre exists to support and empower women & children living in extreme poverty in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.  High levels of violence, homelessness, addictions and poverty characterize this community, where women and children are particularly vulnerable to exploitation, injustice & injury.  Through the Drop-In Centre and Emergency Night Shelter, we provide practical support to over 500 women and children daily to survive the conditions of ill health & violence that surround them. 


The Opportunity

The Program Manager is responsible for the coordination of the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre Drop-In Centre specialized services programs.  She oversees the operations and human resources functions, ensuring services are provided in line with the mission & mandate of the DEWC and in accordance with funding contracts.  Reporting directly to the Director of Operations, the Program Manager will work in collaboration with the Management Team to ensure integrated services operating in compliance with the mission and mandate of the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre.  She will work from a feminist perspective and within an anti-oppression framework.


About You

  • You have at least 3 years' experience in a management position supervising staff, preferably within a unionized environment.
  • You have significant experience in non-profit management, with at least 3 years' experience in a management position.
  • You will promote and articulate the mission, mandate, philosophy & values of the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre.
  • You are knowledgeable of the issues impacting women in the DTES, including gender-based violence, mental health, homelessness and addictions with an understanding of trauma-informed care responses.
  • You have efficient organizational skills, including record-keeping, scheduling and problem-solving abilities.
  • You have a minimum 5 years' related experience working with low-income women, with at least 2 years in a women-serving or inner city drop-in environment.


Benefits of Joining the DEWC Team

Healthcare:  Extended health includes MSP, dental, vision, prescription medications, select alternative therapies, EAP life insurance and long-term disability.

Vacation & Leave:  Vacation at 6% in the first year and 8% after.  Sick leave credit access to other special leaves to handle family or personal situations.

For Your Retirement:  Enrolled in the Municipal Pension Plan with a matching contribution from DEWC.

Other Perks:  Compressed work schedule, employee loan program, regular staff development days and DEWC employees are considered first for any open positions


Position Details

  • Start Date: ASAP 
  • Full time, 9 day fortnight, 70 hours / bi-weekly
  • Location –  DEWC Drop-In Centre: 302 Columbia Street, Vancouver

Submit cover letter and resume to:  Specialized Services Program Manager Hiring Committee ID#SSP19-001

For full job description visit:  www.dewc.ca/career


Indigenous women and women of colour are strongly encouraged to apply.

Additional languages spoken an asset.

**While we thank all applicants for their interests, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted**

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