Battered Women’s Support Services seeks an accomplished professional to join our Leadership Team

Manager – Advancing Women’s Awareness Regarding Employment (AWARE)

Full-time 40 hours weekly, with occasional evenings, weekends – salary negotiable within available funding. Comprehensive benefits and pension plan available.

Battered Women’s Support Services is a feminist ending violence organization with an entrepreneurial spirit, and a commitment to creating and implementing programs and services that empower women from all walks of life.  Right now, we seek an accomplished and motivated professional to join our leadership team and undertake a broad mandate that includes employment counselling, curricula development, communications and feminist leadership initiatives.  Specifically, you will ensure the delivery of comprehensive employment program for women who are dealing with the impacts of violence and abuse in collaboration with our matrix of support services and external resources.  You will have the opportunity to work within a multidisciplinary leadership team and apply your feminist leadership skills.

Along with expertise in employment counselling, group facilitation, advocacy, case management, knowledge of employment issues for women survivors of violence along with specific barriers for Indigenous and Immigrant women, you have personnel management experience, knowledge of current labour market trends and relationships combined with a practical approach to administration projects.  You have honed your capacity through three to five years of progressively more responsible program management experience in feminist or community social service sector. You recognize the critical importance of resource development and communications in the not-for-profit sector and seek to contribute to organizational sustainability.  Your commitment to ending violence against women is demonstrated by in-depth working knowledge of BWSS endeavours along with our collaborators within feminist, community based programs and services.  Energetic, relational and diplomatic, you thrive in a role where your knowledge of feminist women’s organizations and your entrepreneurial spirit is welcomed and encouraged.

Although this role is from Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, you must be flexible and available to work some evening and weekends.

If you seek the opportunity to commit to an organization engaged in making a real difference in the lives of women in our community, please send your resume by September 13, 2013.  The anticipated start date is September 30, 2013.

Respond in writing to:

Battered Women’s Support Services, P.O. Box 21503 – 1424 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, V5L 5G2

Fax:  604-687-1864.  Email:  director