Job Posting: Indigenous Community Organizer

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BC Poverty Reduction Coalition
is seeking an
Indigenous Community Organizer

Location: 312 Main St., Vancouver, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Territory
Hours: 3-5 days/week (whatever works for you), 1 year contract
Wage: $20.91/hr. plus extended health benefits
Closing date for application: May 1, 2019, 9:00 AM
Starting date: June 1, 2019

The BC Poverty Reduction Coalition (BCPRC) will prioritize applications from indigenous youth (29 and under) and welcomes applications from diverse candidates, including those with lived experience of poverty, youth aged out of care, people with disabilities, single mothers, and queer and/or transgender people.

This role is an entry-level position with lots of opportunity for growth, and BCPRC will provide mentorship and funded professional development support as needed.


The BCPRC raises public awareness about poverty in BC and advocates to the government of British Columbia for an accountable, bold and comprehensive provincial poverty reduction plan. As part of this work, the BCPRC is now supporting an indigenous-led poverty reduction project, which aims to build on and support existing work being done by indigenous communities. A project team of indigenous leaders has been established to determine the focus of the project, and will help support the new position of Indigenous Community Organizer.

The successful candidate will join the BCPRC in a staff leadership role to coordinate this project, and we will provide a secure, year-long, living wage job with benefits within our close-knit team, as well as networking opportunities within our membership.

 Main Responsibilities:

With concrete and extensive support, this person will:

  • work with the project team to coordinate the outreach, research and development of the project
  • engage indigenous organizations and individuals in a collaborative process
  • assist with the coordination and facilitation of events, meetings, interviews and workshops, which may include public speaking
  • oversee the project budget, maintaining appropriate records
  • undertake other administrative tasks as needed

The successful candidate will have (or work with us to develop) the following skills and experience:

  • knowledge and passion about social justice and anti-oppression work
  • group facilitation and community interview skills
  • experience in research and writing
  • a relationship builder who can work with diverse participants, and listen to the needs and perspectives of others
  • awareness of urban indigenous youth services
  • good interpersonal skills

To apply

Send a cover letter and resume before Wednesday, May 1, 2019 (by 9am) to

Inquiries specifically about the job may be directed to Trish Garner at 604-877-4553. Please do not phone to confirm receipt of your application. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.