Join us! The North Shore Women’s Centre is growing, and we are currently looking for a talented and dedicated individual to help build our team in the position of Project Coordinator/Researcher for Gender-Based Violence Prevention in High Schools. This job position presents an exciting opportunity to work in a multi-faceted and dynamic organization committed to gender equity and social justice while supporting women, girls and gender diverse individuals across our community.
Start Date: April 2023
End Date: Sept 2024
Duration: 18 months
Hiring Requirements: Due to licensing requirements, candidate must be under the age of 30.
Hours: 35 hours/week with some flexibility. Partial remote work is required due to space limitations. Evening hours (for example, for speaking with parent groups or teachers outside of school hours) is required approximately 1-2 times/month
Travel: Some program delivery in schools on Vancouver Island and in North Vancouver is scheduled. The successful applicant must be available to travel to those locations.
Pay Rate: $29.00/hour, 35 hours/week
Evidence-based sexual violence prevention programs are urgently needed in high schools. Across Canada, 46% of all incidents of gender violence occur with women aged 15 – 24 years old(1). In British Columbia, reports like those from the McCreary Centre Society and Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives show that the rate of sexual violence is increasing (2 p 72), (3 p 14).
While programs that are not evidence-based can actually increase perpetration or self-blame, research shows that evidence-based high school prevention programs are highly effective(6). There is increasing demand from schools for violence prevention programs and training; however, there is still a lack of education and implementation support to help high schools identify and effectively deliver these programs.
The overall goal of our project is to greatly reduce sexual assault by entrenching in our Province’s high school education system the inclusion of evidence-based programs and practices proven to decrease gender violence perpetration and victimization.
The Assistant Project Coordinator/Researcher will be responsible for supporting the overall coordination and implementation of the project, including education and outreach, outcomes tracking, and program delivery.
Using existing research on evidence-based gender violence prevention, including PreventNet, Primary Prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls, and Promising Practices: Healthy Relationships and Dating Violence Prevention Programs in Canadian Schools, the candidate will compile information on evidence-based programs that are proven to reduce gender violence in youth. Then, using the compiled information, the candidate will conduct outreach and information sessions with schools, students, and community members. The candidate will have support from a team of school personnel, gender-based violence researchers, and volunteers as they grow into this role.
Together with a co-facilitator, deliver the Flip the Script sexual assault resistance program to self-identified women aged 16-19. The Assistant Project Coordinator/Researcher, must be available for 6 days of training, between the last week of April and first week of May (exact dates TBD). Training is a prerequisite for program delivery.
How to Apply
Please email, fax or drop off your cover letter and resume by Wednesday April 12, 2023, to:
North Shore Women’s Centre
Attention: Michelle Dodds
131 East 2nd Street, North Vancouver, BC V7L 1C2
We encourage applications from Indigenous women, racialized women and women from other marginalized communities.
We thank all applicants in advance, however only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.