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Community Engagement Coordinator

Starting Date ASAP (12 months, 5-7 hours/week)

Employ to Empower is looking for an engaging and community driven person to join our growing Advocacy team! Are you looking for a way to connect and give back to your community? If so, we’d love to hear from you!

*Organization Overview*

We believe that every person is capable of achieving self confidence, financial well-being, and a sense of belonging, while contributing to their community.

We focus on providing personalized support. Our mission is to empower people who face work and social barriers to cultivate community connections through entrepreneurship and self-advocacy opportunities.

We are not an organization that embodies traditional entrepreneurship. Nearly a quarter of residents in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) are striving to become entrepreneurs as an avenue for earning supplemental income, developing confidence, and most importantly, contributing back to their community – thus creating ripples of change.

We learned from our community that entrepreneurial success for many people is not always measured by traditional profit models. For Employ to Empower (ETE), entrepreneurial success is about pursuing one’s passion, developing a business, generating revenues, and as a result, reinforcing who they are, what their potential could be, and most importantly, how they feel about themselves. Self esteem, self worth, and confidence are the building blocks of change. At Employ to Empower, success is measured by the human experience, not by the growth of their business.

The Advocacy Pillar creates storytelling and self-advocacy opportunities for members of our program. Members of our program are entrepreneurs who experience barriers (homelessness, addiction, disability, mental illness) who live, work, or access services in the DTES.The opportunities consist of podcasts, annual talk show, educational workshops, and a docuseries. The goal: to educate the broader community with a diverse perspective- shifting the negative stigma about the DTES, and more importantly give individuals with lived experiences to speak on their own behalf.

*Position Description*

Title Description: Community Engagement Coordinator
Reporting To: Advocacy Lead
Location: In Person and Remote
Desired Start Date: August 15, 2022
Commitment: 12 months, 5-7 hours/week
Position Type: Volunteer

*Key Tasks*

– Research schools and who to connect with and create partnerships
– Research companies/corporate organizations whose values align with us

*Event Specific*

– Event RSVPs (i.e. reaching out to target audience)
– Creating strategy to invite and increase event attendance
– Grant Research
– Community engagement opportunities (i.e. school partnerships for screening, workshop opportunities to teach the Human-First Approach) – coordinator to support in developing leads
– Fulfilling engagement and education piece of the 3 E’s of Advocacy

*Education & Experience*

– Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, such as community engagement, development or communications / marketing or a combination of education and experience

Application Procedure

E-mail cover letter and resume to