Employment Opportunities

Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre & Sexual Assault Services Association

Employment Opportunity: Canso Community Facilitator

 

The Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre & Sexual Assault Services Association is accepting applications for a Community Facilitator for Circles of Change and Support: Transferring Successful Rural Indigenous Practices to Other Rural Contexts.

From 2014-16, the AWRCSASA partnered with Paqtnkek First Nation to create and implement community-based survivor-centred collaborative responses to gender-based violence (GBV).   Circles of Support and Change will test the transference of these practices from the indigenous context to a broader template for rural communities. The promising practice will bring community-based knowledge and support as well as town-based system resources to local coordinated activity that is led by survivors-in-place.  This project will include three sites: the African Nova Scotian communities of Sunnyville, Lincolnville, and Upper Big Tracadie; Canso; and the Strait Area Campus of the Nova Scotia Community College, located in Port Hawkesbury.

The AWRCSASA is committed to being a workplace that is free of discrimination, values diversity and has a staff that is representative of the communities in which we work.  We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, African Nova Scotians, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and members of sexual minority groups.  Members of an equity group are encouraged to self-identify on their application cover letter or resume.

 

The Community Facilitator for Canso will be responsible for:

  • working in collaboration with the Project Coordinator and other Community Facilitators, the Advisory Committee and community partners to develop a comprehensive action plan for addressing sexualized violence in the Canso area;
  • completing a community needs assessment of sexualized violence response and prevention needs;
  • the coordination and delivery of all aspects of the project in Canso;
  • developing a detailed workplan and time frame for program delivery and completion;
  • establishing working relationships with appropriate community partners;
  • engaging community members in the project in order to carry out the project objectives;
  • documenting project activities;
  • developing resource and presentation materials in collaboration with the Project Coordinator and other community facilitators;
  • providing regular reports to the Project Coordinator that will inform project partners and stakeholders.

The successful candidate will have the following skills and qualifications:

  • Education and/or experience in community development work, especially in the areas of community healing, building partnerships, and supporting individual and community wellness and change.
  • A feminist and culturally relevant analysis of sexual violence.
  • Demonstrated formal and/or informal knowledge and experience in delivering trauma-informed supports to survivors of gender violence.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong report writing skills and excellent inter-personal communication and networking skills.
  • Proven ability to work independently, to take initiative, and to be accountable.
  • Some travel within Antigonish and Guysborough, Counties will be required, although this position will be primarily based out of a home or community office in Canso. The position will start as soon as possible. This is a 28 hour per week, term position for the duration of the funding (5 years). Preference will be given to candidates with strong connections to the Canso community.
  • Hiring for this position will take place on a continuing basis until a suitable candidate is found. Resumes with a cover letter can be sent to Wyanne Sandler: wyanne@awrcsasa.ca

Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre & Sexual Assault Services Association

Employment Opportunity:  NSCC Strait Area Campus Community Facilitator

The Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre & Sexual Assault Services Association is accepting applications for a Community Facilitator for Circles of Change and Support: Transferring Successful Rural Indigenous Practices to Other Rural Contexts.

From 2014-16, the AWRCSASA partnered with Paqtnkek First Nation to create and implement community-based survivor-centred collaborative responses to gender-based violence (GBV).   Circles of Support and Change will test the transference of these practices from the indigenous context to a broader template for rural communities. The promising practice will bring community-based knowledge and support as well as town-based system resources to local coordinated activity that is led by survivors-in-place.  This project will include three sites: the African Nova Scotian communities of Sunnyville, Lincolnville, and Upper Big Tracadie; Canso; and the Strait Area Campus of the Nova Scotia Community College, located in Port Hawkesbury.

The AWRCSASA is committed to being a workplace that is free of discrimination, valuesdiversity and has a staff that is representative of communities in which we work.  We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, African Nova Scotians, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and members of sexual minority groups.  Members of an equity group are encouraged to self-identify on their application cover letter or resume.

The Community Facilitator for the NSCC Strait Area campus will be responsible for:

  • working in collaboration with the Project Coordinator and other Community Facilitators, the Advisory Committee and community partners to develop a comprehensive action plan for addressing sexualized violence;
  • the coordination and delivery of all aspects of the project at the NSCC Strait Area campus; with a significant focus on workshop delivery;
  • developing a detailed work plan and time frame for program delivery and completion;
  • establishing working relationships with appropriate community partners;
  • engaging NSCC community members in the project in order to carry out the project objectives;
  • documenting project activities;
  • developing resource and presentation materials in collaboration with the Project Coordinator and other community facilitators;
  • providing regular reports to the project coordinator that will inform project partners and stakeholders.

The successful candidate will have the following skills and qualifications

  • Education and/or experience in community development work.
  • A feminist and culturally relevant analysis of sexual violence.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong report writing skills and excellent inter-personal communication and networking skills.
  • Proven ability to work independently, to take initiative, and to be accountable.
  • Some travel within Antigonish, Guysborough, Inverness, Richmond and CBRM will be required, although this position will be primarily based at the NSCC Strait Area campus in Port Hawkesbury.
  • The position will start as soon as possible. This is a 28 hour per week, term position for the duration of the funding (5 years). Preference will be given to candidates with strong connections to the NSCC community.
  • Hiring for this position will take place on a continuing basis until a suitable candidate is found.
  • Resumes with a cover letter can be sent to Wyanne Sandler: wyanne@awrcsasa.ca

Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre & Sexual Assault Services Association

Employment Opportunity: African Nova Scotian Community Facilitator

The Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre & Sexual Assault Services Association is accepting applications for a Community Facilitator for Circles of Change and Support: Transferring Successful Rural Indigenous Practices to Other Rural Contexts.

From 2014-16, the AWRCSASA partnered with Paqtnkek First Nation to create and implement community-based survivor-centred collaborative responses to gender-based violence (GBV).   Circles of Support and Change will test the transference of these practices from the indigenous context to a broader template for rural communities. The promising practice will bring community-based knowledge and support as well as town-based system resources to local coordinated activity that is led by survivors-in-place.  This project will include three sites: the African Nova Scotian communities of Sunnyville, Lincolnville, and Upper Big Tracadie; Canso; and the Strait Area Campus of the Nova Scotia Community College, located in Port Hawkesbury.

The AWRCSASA is committed to being a workplace that is free of discrimination, values diversity and has a staff that is representative of the communities in which we work.  We especially welcome applications from African Nova Scotians, other visible minority group members, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and members of sexual minority groups.  Members of an equity group are encouraged to self-identify on their application cover letter or resume.

The Community Facilitator for the African Nova Scotian communities will be responsible for:

  • working in collaboration with the Project Coordinator and other Community Facilitators, the Advisory Committee and community partners to develop a comprehensive action plan for addressing sexualized violence in the African Nova Scotian communities (Upper Big Tracadie, Sunnyville, and Lincolnville);
  • completing a community needs assessment of sexualized violence response and prevention needs;
  • the coordination and delivery of all aspects of the project in the African Nova Scotian communities;
  • developing a detailed workplan and time frame for program delivery and completion;
  • establishing working relationships with appropriate community partners;
  • engaging community members in the project in order to carry out the project objectives;
  • documenting project activities;
  • developing resource and presentation materials in collaboration with the Project Coordinator and other community facilitators;
  • providing regular reports to the Project Coordinator that will inform project partners and stakeholders.

The successful candidate will have the following skills and qualifications:

  • Education and/or experience in community development work, especially in the areas of community healing, building partnerships, and supporting individual and community wellness and change.
  • A feminist and culturally relevant analysis of sexual violence.
  • Experience with anti-racism work and understanding of systemic racism and its impacts.
  • Demonstrated formal and/or informal knowledge and experience in delivering culturally relevant trauma-informed supports to survivors of gender violence.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong report writing skills and excellent inter-personal communication and networking skills.
  • Proven ability to work independently, to take initiative, and to be accountable.
  • Some travel within Antigonish and Guysborough, Counties will be required, although this position will be primarily based out of a home or community office in one of the African Nova Scotian communities.
  • The position will start as soon as possible. This is a 28 hour per week, term position for the duration of the funding (5 years). Preference will be given to candidates with strong connections to the African Nova Scotian community.
  • Hiring for this position will take place on a continuing basis until a suitable candidate is found.

Resumes with a cover letter can be sent to Wyanne Sandler: wyanne@awrcsasa.


Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre & Sexual Assault Services Association

Employment Opportunity: Provincial Youth Program Coordinator

The Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre & Sexual Assault Services Association is accepting applications for a Provincial Coordinator for the Healthy Relationships for Youth (HRY) Program – a school-based, peer-facilitated, violence prevention program offered in schools throughout the province of Nova Scotia. The Provincial Coordinator will work with Regional Coordinators in the Strait Region Centre for Education, the South Shore Centre for Education, the Chignecto Central Centre for Education, and the Conseil Scolaire Acadien Provincial, as well as other partners throughout the province.

The Provincial Program Coordinator will be responsible for the overall co-ordination of the delivery of the Healthy Relationships for Youth Program. Specifically this will include:

  • providing training and facilitating regular meetings with HRY Regional Coordinators providing ongoing support to youth facilitators in participating schools
  • overseeing the coordination of the HRY program in communities with schools outside the Strait Regional Centre for Education District
  • developing detailed work plans for program coordination in line with program outcomes
  • fostering and maintaining positive working relationships with appropriate school personnel and program partners
  • coordinating program evaluation in partnership with evaluation team
  • revising required program curriculum, resources, support materials and presentation materials
  • keeping project costs within the approved budget
  • recruiting, supporting, and facilitating meetings of the Provincial Advisory Committee and Youth Advisory Committee
  • communicating with current program funders as well as seeking funding opportunities and developing grant proposals for continuing the program
  • providing monthly, quarterly and annual program progress reports, as well as a final project report acceptable to the funders, the Executive Director and the Board of Directors

The successful candidate will have the following skills and qualifications:

  • An undergraduate degree in Education, Women’s Studies, Social Work, or a related field, or a combination of relevant education and experience
  • Experience with program coordination, participatory facilitation, and youth work
  • A feminist and culturally relevant analysis of violence prevention
  • Experience with anti-racism work and understanding of systemic racism and its impacts
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong report and grant writing skills
  • Excellent inter-personal communication and networking skills
  • Proven ability to work independently, to take initiative, and to be accountable
  • Some travel and evening and weekend work will be required. This is a full time 40 hours per week term position for the duration of the funding (4 years).

The AWRCSASA is committed to being a workplace that is free of discrimination, values

diversity and has a staff that is representative of the people and communities we serve. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, African Nova Scotians, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and members of sexual minority groups.  Members of an equity group are encouraged to self-identify in their application.

  • The successful candidate will start work in early July.
  • Resumes with a cover letter can be sent to Wyanne Sandler: wyanne@awrcsasa.ca

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