Careers

Dedicated staff members are integral to the Women’s Centre’s mission to be every woman’s place for support, connections and community.

The Women’s Centre invests time and effort in creating a working environment where staff can thrive.

The Women’s Centre is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants from diverse groups to apply.  We pay a living wage. 

Open Positions

POSITION: Project Coordinator

The Women’s Centre of Calgary is a community organization that provides a safe and supportive space accessed by thousands of women in Calgary. Our mission is to be every woman’s place for support, connections, and community. Specifically, we connect with women looking for assistance, for opportunities to connect and/or for ways to affect change in their community. Our model and values are grounded in trust, empathy, and reciprocity, and are built on the foundations of the feminist, structural, and capabilities approaches.

The Women’s Centre is actively committed to Reconciliation and anti-racism. We are currently pursuing intentional work towards a collective culture of racial equity, and we encourage women from equity seeking groups including Black, Indigenous, and racialized groups to apply.

The Project Coordinator reports to the Director of Public Policy and Strategic Partnerships and coordinates the implementation of the Centre’s Home is (Her)e initiative. The Home is (Her)e Initiative is a partnership among five organizations, with the Women’s Centre acting as lead convener and backbone. It aims to unearth the scope and scale of women and gender diverse peoples’ housing need and homelessness in Calgary, and work to develop policy and service-level solutions to ultimately improve housing outcomes and reduce homelessness among women, gender diverse people, and their children. The Coordinator will support the project with partnership support, project management, stakeholder communications, and research and writing in the fields of women’s housing and homelessness as needed. The position is a full-time, 30 month contract position.

Required Competencies:

  • Attention to detail
    • Produces high quality of work without error
    • Thinks through fine points of each task to ensure completeness
    • Highly organized and keeps track of multiple priorities
  • Take initiative & be creative
    • Identifies opportunities to further WC’s public policy agenda
    • Explores new ways of doing things that create value for women and organization
  • Thinks strategically
    • Sees the bigger picture, and make recommendations with the big picture in mind
    • Anticipates potential challenges/opportunities and develops strategies to attain goals
    • Conveys ideas and information through the use of written and spoken language
    • Adapts delivery based on audience, checking for understanding and commitment
  • Relational
    • Seeks to understand
    • Accepts and Values Differences
    • Seeks Win/Win outcomes
    • Strong Self Aware
    • Highly diplomatic

Duties & Responsibilities

Partnerships and Collaboratives

  • Act as a liaison between Women’s Centre and partnering organizations involved in Home is (Her)e
  • Seeks out and develops new and strategic partnerships that support the Home is (Her)e initiative
  • Act as administrative support for partnership meetings, including scheduling, agenda preparation and follow-up communications

Policy & Government Relations

  • Support the Women’s Centre’s executive team, and partnering organizations, to build and maintain relationships with relevant government stakeholders
  • Support the Home is (Her)e initiative by writing and researching relevant policy materials as needed
  • Monitor and assess how changing social, economic and political landscapes affect the Home is (Her)e initiative

Communications

  • Lead the development of communication strategies for Home is (Her)e in collaboration with partner organizations and the WC’s Communications Coordinator
  • Create Home is (Her)e related content for social media, website and blog and support with the preparation of media releases and other communications materials as needed

Community Engagement

  • Support partnering organizations to coordinate, develop and implement the evidence-gathering process of the Home is (Her)e initiative
    • This could include scheduling, coordinating and leading focus groups, one-to-one interviews, survey administration, etc.

Project Management

  • Support the Director or Public Policy and Strategic Partnerships, and partnering organizations, to ensure the Home is (Her)e initiative is moving forward in alignment with agreed upon timelines, budget and project priorities

Women’s Centre Culture

  • Uphold the values of the peer model in all elements of the work
  • Create a positive work environment and encourage staff to contribute at all levels of the organization
  • Build relationships with women in the Women’s Centre Community
  • Consider the needs of our diverse community
  • Accept and accommodate differences while maintaining equity
  • Demonstrate a commitment to Reconciliation and Anti-Racism

The duties and responsibilities outlined above are representative but not all inclusive.

Required Qualifications:

  • Degree in Public Policy, Communications, Political Science or related field of study
  • 3 years of experience working in a non-profit or community organizing setting
  • Understanding of gender, accessibility, and diversity issues in addition to systematic issues and root causes; commitment to improving the status of women and girls through policy change
  • Demonstrated commitment to Reconciliation and Anti-Racism
  • Demonstrated “go getter” attitude, not afraid to take calculated risks, or “fail forward”
  • Experienced relationship builder across diverse stakeholders
  • Excellent demonstrated written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work with diverse teams in a dynamic and open workplace

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with project management and coordination between multiple stakeholders is an asset
  • Experience in public policy research, writing and advocacy
  • Experience with communications and social media engagement
  • Experience working with or lived expertise in homelessness, housing precarity and/or domestic violence

Lines of Communication/Accountability:

  • Reports to:  Director, Public Policy and Strategic Partnerships
  • Works closely with:  Social Change Coordinator, Communications Coordinator, partner organizations

Working Conditions /Physical Requirements:

The Women’s Centre is a storefront community center operating in an open environment.  This means:

  • You will witness or respond to real-life incidents and events in real-time
  • You are working in a noisy and often lively environment, with very little privacy or quiet time.

Conditions of Employment

  • Criminal record and vulnerable sector checks required

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