Public Education & Volunteer Coordinator

Send resume & cover letter to: Alana Eadie, aeadie@whsbg.on.ca

Full-Time, Permanent Position

36 hours per week; based out of Owen Sound

Start date: as soon as possible

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
• Degree or diploma in social sciences, with an emphasis on community development, and five years working experience managing volunteers and public education initiatives in a non-profit organization
• Required core competencies: accountability/reliability; adaptability; analytical thinking/problem solving; attendance & punctuality; communication; critical thinking; decision making; initiative; networking & relationship building; personal development; planning & organizing; risk management; self-care; teamwork/cooperation
• knowledge of current issues relating to woman abuse, social justice, the status of women and children in society, anti-racism, anti-oppression, and statistical and program information specific to Women’s House services
• ability to integrate a feminist perspective on social and political issues surrounding women’s issues, sexual assault, and violence against women; knowledge of violence against women and its’ impact on children
• knowledge of volunteer recruitment, development, training, education, recognition and retention
• ability to act as a spokesperson for Women’s House to the public and provide information when requested; ensure the positive promotion of Women’s House, its’ programs, and the image of people who are victims of violence; function as a resource for community in the area of woman assault and family violence; provide public education to community groups about violence against women, and specifically sexual violence; maintain relations with local community groups/services and community partners; take leadership in organizing community events aimed at increasing awareness of sexual violence; attend community committee meetings as a representative of Women’s House; foster and advocate for social and political change on behalf of sexually assaulted and abused women
• ability to provide back-up feminist model crisis intervention for women who are survivors of sexual assault, including responding to crisis calls and walk-ins; provide accompaniment and advocacy when requested
• knowledge of Windows-based computer software and Microsoft Office applications, including Microsoft Word, Publisher, Excel, PowerPoint, and database programs
• maintain a valid driver’s license, access to a car, and two million liability insurance on vehicle; maintain valid first aid certification

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
In keeping with WH Mission and Statement of Principles, The Public Education & Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for the recruitment, screening, training, supervision, and appreciation of all program volunteers, and public education on the issues of violence against women and sexual assault. The Public Education & Volunteer Coordinator works full-time as part of the Outreach Team, primarily in the Owen Sound building but also at various locations in the community, in a unionized position, on days, afternoons, and weekends, with a requirement to flex time as dictated by volunteer and community needs.

Women’s House Serving Bruce & Grey welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Send resume & cover letter to: Alana Eadie, aeadie@whsbg.on.ca