About Ending Violence Association of BC
The Ending Violence Association of BC (EVA BC) is a dynamic, solutions-based provincial non-profit association that trains and supports close to 300 anti-violence programs and cross-sector initiatives across BC that respond to gender-based violence (GBV) including sexual and intimate partner violence.
The programs we support include BC’s Community-Based Victim Services (CBVS), Stopping the Violence Counselling (STVC), STV Outreach (STV ORS) and Multicultural Outreach (STV MORS), and Sexual Assault Services (SAS) as well as a number of cross-sectoral coordination initiatives and projects.
We wish to respectfully acknowledge that our office is located on the unceded, ancestral, and traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilw̓ətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
Reporting to the Director of Cross-Sectoral Services (CSS), the Policy Analyst is responsible for analyzing and writing about current issues, trends, policy and legislation as it relates to gender-based violence, harassment and hate. The position works with a variety of stakeholders including community partners and government. The Policy Analyst works independently as well as collaboratively with EVA BC staff on assigned policy projects focused on gender-based violence, harassment and hate, and provides guidance to staff on policy issues to ensure consistency in organizational communications.
The Policy Analyst works in a fast-paced, dynamic environment where all staff manage numerous concurrent projects and many responsibilities including the administration of projects; writing reports, papers and proposals; and supporting the development of training curricula. All work is conducted through an intersectional feminist, anti-oppression perspective.
Overview of Key Responsibilities
- Reviews and analyzes public policy, legislation, and relevant reports impacting, or potentially impacting, victims/survivors of gender-based violence, harassment and hate in BC, Canada, and other jurisdictions
- Develops and conducts research as needed
- Creates internal and external written materials including reports, literature reviews, sector scans, policy briefs, and other resources as needed
- Coordinates and participates in the planning, facilitation, and management of relevant policy related projects and initiatives across EVA BC with the CSS Senior Manager
- Advises EVA BC leadership on policy and advocacy issues
- Builds and sustains relationships with related groups and communities; including but not limited to equity deserving communities such as Indigenous people, people of colour, people who are low-income, people working in sex work, people with disabilities, people who are LGBTQQIA2S+, people who are newcomers and refugees, and people in isolated and rural communities
- Supports the development of training curricula for frontline anti-violence workers and community partners in other sectors
- Coordinates, facilitates, and minute takes at meetings and working groups on policy-related activities as needed
- Assists with additional duties related to the CSC team as required
Interested candidates should have a combination of the following:
- Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred, or a combination of experience and education)
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Excellent analytical, planning, and organizational skills
- Experience in policy analysis including the development of recommendations, and advocacy plans for implementation
- Experience communicating complex ideas to a wide variety of audiences
- Experience developing and writing resources and reports
- Knowledge of relevant laws, legislation, public policy and procedures that relate to intimate partner violence and sexual violence in BC, Canada and other jurisdictions
- Knowledge of BC’s anti-violence sector and other sectors that respond to GBV
- Knowledge of the issues of isolated and rural communities, large and small anti-violence programs and of people who have experienced systemic barriers to accessing service and supports as survivors of GBV
- Demonstrated ability to present ideas, emerging issues, findings from research and analysis, and recommendations effectively to a wide range of audiences (e.g. internal/external stakeholders, senior levels of government)
- Demonstrated ability to communicate and consult effectively with various groups and different levels of government with tact and diplomacy
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently
Qualified candidates who are Indigenous, racialized, living with disabilities, and/or who are 2SLGBTQQIA+ are encouraged to apply.
- The salary range for this position is $72,000 – $86,000, based on 35 hours per week.
- This position works primarily from the EVA BC office in Vancouver.
Why work with us? Please visit our website to learn about employee benefits.
We thank all applicants in advance. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Interested individuals are invited to forward their resume, and cover letter, outlining suitability for the position by 4:30pm PDT Monday, May 8 2023, to:
Ending Violence Association of BC
510 – 1155 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC V6E 2P4
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Policy Analyst
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