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:  Operations Coordinator

The Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre & Sexual Assault Services Association is accepting applications for an Operations Coordinator to work collaboratively with the Executive Director and all staff to ensure the smooth running of the organization in keeping with its values as a feminist, community-based women’s organization.

The AWRCSASA is committed to being a workplace that is free of discrimination and that values diversity. We strive to have 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 such equity groups are encouraged to self-identify on their application cover letter or resume.

The Operations Coordinator will take a lead role in:

  • Optimally managing the facilities including space and equipment rental agreements and contracts
  • Fund development including managing funding proposals/renewals, optimizing existing fundraising initiatives, etc.
  • Human resources responsibilities including HR strategy, policy, training and development, employee relations, evaluation, recruitment and retention, occupational health and safety, etc.
  • Ensuring legal and regulatory compliance with government and professional bodies
  • The Operations Coordinator will support the work of the Executive Director in:
  • Overseeing financial planning and reporting in collaboration with internal accounting staff and our external accountant to maximize our ability to offer sustainable, high-quality services
  • Managing internal and external communications
  • Managing and developing strategic partnerships with other organizations, community, government, etc.
  • Working with the Board of Directors to develop policy and to contribute to planning and strategy to further the goals of the organization

The successful candidate will have the following skills and qualifications:

   A commitment to our values and mission as an independent, feminist, community-based organization that works together with women in our community to create     a just and equitable society

  • A Bachelor or Master’s degree in operations management, business administration or related field, or an equivalent or relevant education and experience;
  • Solid understanding of, and experience with. financial management and budgeting in a complex, multi-revenue stream environment;
  • Ability to build and maintain strong, trusting relationships among staff and the individuals and communities we work with;
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills;
  • Experience in a not-for-profit environment;
  • Strong report writing and research skills;
  • Excellent inter-personal communication and networking skills;
  • Proven ability to work independently, to take initiative, and to be accountable;
    • The position will start as soon as possible. This is a permanent, 30 hour per week position, with a three month probationary period.
    • Hiring for this position will take place on a continuing basis until a suitable candidate is found.
    • Résumés with cover letter can be sent to Wyanne Sandler: wyanne@awrcsasa.ca
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