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Employ to Empower Community Champion

Starting Date: Ongoing

Organization Overview

Employ to Empower (ETE) supports residents in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) community by providing access to development and entrepreneurial resources. Our resources include affordable micro-loans and business mentorship, with the goal of having a long-term impact on our members’ personal and economic well being. We also actively advocate for creating positive social change in the DTES.

We’re keen to build a group of compassionate and talented individuals to educate and fundraise through mobilizing the schools.

Position Description

Title Description: Employ to Empower Community Champion
Reporting To: Christina Wong, Executive Director
Location: In Person
Desired Start Date: Ongoing
Commitment: 1-3 hours per month minimum

Position Summary

The Community Champion position is leadership opportunity for young, passionate students who help educate and build awareness about Employ to Empower at their educational institutions. Alongside this, they will also find opportunities for fundraising at the school alongside the principal and parents committees (bake sales, school fundraiser, arranging speaking events), with a goal to shape the next generation of change makers – our youth.

We are looking for flexible, creative, passionate and collaborative individuals to grow our fundraising muscle and at Employ to Empower, so that we can continue providing long term ongoing support to people who face work and social barriers.

Key Accountabilities

-Work closely with the marketing lead, as a self-driven and collaborative team player.
-Create educational opportunities for students to learn about the work that Employ to Empower is doing
-Create and execute fundraising initiatives that engages students and parent committees to create long lasting change
-Have monthly check-ins with the Executive Director
-Develop an understanding of Employ to Empower mission, values and operations.


Experience with WordPress and strong writing skills rooted in empathetic communication.
1+ years of experience in social media marketing and ad development. .
Open to remote and virtual collaboration.
Compassionate and cares deeply for the DTES community along with experience volunteering/working in the DTES as an asset.
Diligent problem solver, who is looking to learn and help where possible
Keen desire to be a part of something great that positively impacts society especially in times of crisis


Must be enrolled in highschool and/or post secondary school

Application Procedure