EMBERS Eastside Works Program and Partnership Developer


Program and Partnership Developer
EMBERS Eastside Works
Start Date: January 30, 2023 (flexible)
Compensation: $52,000/year with benefits after 3 months

If you have a passion for projects that push conventions to create social change, can manage programs, people and tech and love creativity – keep reading.

Established in 2001, EMBERS’ mission is to create economic and employment opportunities for people living on low incomes that face barriers to employment. Located in the heart of the DTES at 57 East Hastings Street, EMBERS Eastside Works is a hub that connects individuals to ways to earn income to improve their overall well-being. We are a small team committed to meeting people where they are at and providing flexible supports. We use innovation and collaboration as a cornerstone of all the work we do in the community.

The Role:
The Program and Partnership Developer role encompasses a number of different responsibilities, primarily focused on managing programs and community relationships while working directly with individuals to find suitable income generation opportunities. This is a hands-on role that requires full-time attendance in our office.

● Program management including ones with external partnerships
● Creation and maintenance of strong relationships with diverse stakeholders
● Working directly with individuals who are often excluded from the mainstream job market
● Evaluations coordination and detailed grant reporting
● Facilitation of community groups
● Creation of communications tools where required
● Engaging with the team on the development of innovative approaches to our work
● Challenging norms, traditions and constraints of systems that present barriers to people accessing services

What a week could look like:
● Working with the team and an external program evaluator on data collection and analysis
● Helping to create a resume from scratch for a DTES community member who has not worked in over 5 years
● Working with other non-profit organizations on programs supporting employment for people with lived experience of marginalization, homelessness, mental health challenges, substance use challenges, and trauma
● Facilitating the DTES Front-line Collaborative
● Creating a communications document and disseminating strategy on a new program
● Facilitating an internal employment/capacity building program
● Assisting in the overall operation of our site

Apply if you are:
● Ready to ideate, iterate and can stand being a bit uncomfortable. You have wacky ideas that you aren’t afraid to put to the test – even if they may fail
● Experienced in project management
● Highly organized and experienced in data collection, evaluation and reporting
● Great at building and maintaining relationships
● Highly tech literate
● Comfortable in the DTES and can embrace a diverse range of people with compassionate curiosity
● A self-starter and a multi-tasker that thrives in a bit of chaos and unpredictability

If would be nice if you have:
● Some experience in the DTES or a related community. This means you have experienced diversity and know something about the complex issues community members face related to gentrification, oppressive systems, inequity, mental health, and poverty
● Experience in systems change and social justice work

There are a wide range of experiences relevant to this role, so we don’t want to dictate what’s required. Instead, include a cover letter along with your resume that tells us about the experience you have that makes you perfect for this role.

Please send your resume along with a cover letter.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. We thank everyone that shows interest in this position.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

compensation: $52K/year

employment type: full-time

job title: Eastside Works Program and Partnership Developer

non-profit organization

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