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The Vancouver Aboriginal Community Policing Centre (VACPC) is seeking applicants for our Women’s Coordinator position. The VACPC is a non-profit organization working to address issues of injustice, improve safety for Indigenous people and improve relations between the Indigenous community and the Vancouver Police Department through education, awareness and open dialogue. The primary responsibility of this position is to coordinate and provide support for the families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The work takes a cultural approach to healing the effects of inter-generational trauma related to colonization. The goal is to assist families in moving towards health and healing through greater connection with culture, community, friends, and family. We work closely with many community partners and agencies.

• Connect with and support families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
• Participate in program design, strategic planning, and proposal development
• Client outreach, referrals, and support
• Handling sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality
• Documentation and reporting of project activities and outcomes
• Maintain partnerships with other organizations
• Other Duties as required

• A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent training and experience
• A criminal record search is required
• Min. 3 years’ experience working with Indigenous people in community programs
• In-depth knowledge of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
• Knowledge of colonization and Inter-Generational Trauma and its effects on Indigenous Peoples
• Experience in providing crisis support
• Knowledge and experience with Indigenous cultural customs and traditions
• Experience with community outreach, public relations, planning, and facilitation
• Able to write and to speak clearly, concisely and effectively to small and large groups
• Able to work effectively with computer applications and the Internet
• Able to organize workload, establish priorities, manage time and solve problems
• Able to engage with people with cultural sensitivity, tact and professionalism
• Suitable as a role model for health, wellness, and self-care
• Preference is given to applicants of Indigenous ancestry.

• This position is full time 40 hours per week.
• Please send cover letter and resume to ExecutiveDirector@VACPC.ORG .
• Closing date is December 31, 2018.
• VACPC will only contact qualified applicants to schedule an interview.
• For more information visit our website: VACPC.ORG