Job Title: Regional Poverty Reduction Coordinator
Hours: 7 hours/week (with potential for increase, funding dependent)
Salary: Gross salary at 0.2-time for 12 months will be $7,964 (7 hours per week at living wage of $20.64/hr. plus 6% vacation pay).
Responsible to: Community Organizer, BC Poverty Reduction Coalition
Responsible for: Leading on regional activity
Closing date: Aug. 11, 2017, 5:00 PM
Interview dates: early Sept., 2017, (phone interviews to create short-list in week of Aug. 21, 2017)
Starting date: October 2017
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The BC Poverty Reduction Coalition (BCPRC) raises public awareness about poverty in BC and advocates to the government of British Columbia for a strong, comprehensive provincial poverty reduction plan. The BCPRC aims to use regional organizing to strengthen relationships among anti-poverty groups within the region and to support connection to our provincial network in order to achieve a louder, better coordinated voice for people in poverty and their allies in the Okanagan and in Northern BC. The positions have a dual focus:
- To inform and change attitudes about people living in poverty.
- To campaign for positive change in tackling the root causes of poverty.
The BCPRC supports existing campaigns. In particular, it increases the involvement of those with direct experience of poverty and builds movements in support of change.
The position is part-time (1 day/week) from October 2017 to December 2018. Possibility of contract extension and/or additional hours, fundraising permitting. Vancity Community Foundation operates as Secretariat for the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition so the contract position is coordinated through their office in Vancouver but physically located within Kelowna and Prince George respectively.
The successful candidate will work in partnership with existing organizations to develop and implement strategies for promoting change in the region. They will have skills in building networks and partnerships, campaigning expertise and be committed to the project being directed by the priorities of people in poverty and local organizations working with people in poverty. The post-holder will be required to travel throughout the region and occasionally to Vancouver to meet with colleagues (all travel expenses covered).
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