We're hiring - Community Coordinator

Groundswell is hiring two roles for fall - a Business Mentor (position description here) and a Community Coordinator (below). If you're interested, send us a quick note with your CV and a short statement about what the new economy means to you to communications@groundswellcommunity.ca by *MONDAY JULY 21st.* We will then contact you if we'd like to meet for an interview.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the introductory week to our program beginning in September - arrange a welcome to the territory, guest talks from people with deep roots in the DTES, and general “getting to know you” activities.

  • Support outreach to potential Groundswell participants - get the word out about our program to diverse audiences, and help us find the right folks to make our program awesome.

  • Coordinate our community time on Wednesday evenings, coordinate guest speakers who are running alternatives to business, bring our community together to have fun.

  • Negotiate community agreements - ensure everyone is on the same page about ground rules and expectations.

  • Bring in external facilitators for anti-oppression workshops and other conversations that can help our community grow with integrity, as needed.

  • Put together panels, talks etc. on issues related to ethics and social innovation, with particular attention and sensitivity to the current concerns with predatory development in the Downtown Eastside.

  • Help co-organize a month-long class on Community Mapping.

Qualifications:

  • Top priority is the attitude you bring to your work: you are principled, but not dogmatic. You want to bring more people into the conversation around anti-oppression without watering down the values. For you, it’s less about ego and more about making justice happen in the world.

  • You have experience doing facilitation, with particular expertise in anti-oppression work, and lived experience of marginalization within the rapidly changing economy of Vancouver.

  • You’re detail-oriented, and can plan and run an event with no necessary boxes left unchecked.

  • You’ve got great connections to folks throughout the community who can help us have a challenging and productive conversation about the economy in Vancouver.

  • Your desire to critique is balanced with a strong desire to create something better. You’re eager to be part of an ongoing dialogue about what “better” looks like.

8-month contract with strong possibility of extension, $20.10 per hour, 16-24 hours per week.

Check out our Business Mentor role as well! (position description here)