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We’re Looking for a Community Partnerships Coordinator!

The Community Partnerships Program at The Vancouver Pride Society (VPS) seeks to identify and remove barriers for participation at VPS events while supporting the work community groups are doing. The role of the Community Partnerships Coordinator is to establish relationships with Community Partners, support their participation at Pride, and find ways to support and advocate for the work they are doing.

About Us
The VPS produces the annual Vancouver Pride Parade and Sunset Beach Festival, in addition to multiple other annual events. VPS strives to produce inclusive, celebratory events, and advocate for 2SLGBTQAI+ communities through an intersectional lens.

Tasks and Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be responsible for:

Establishing and maintaining strong relationships with key Community Partners
Negotiating mutually beneficial contracts with Community Partners
Ensure the needs of Community Partnerships are delivered at all VPS events
Activating Community Partnerships commitments on event sites
Liaising with Community Partners to ensure VPS values are upheld
Acting as a VPS ambassador within queer communities
Organizing focus groups, meetings, community discussions or community events as required
Designing and implementing community spaces at event sites in consultation with community groups, needs and accessibility in mind
Supporting and advocating for community groups

Core Competencies
The applicant will be expected to perform duties consistent with being the Community Partnerships Coordinator as assigned by the Community Engagement Manager. The successful candidate will possess many or all of the following skills and attributes:

Familiarity with 2SLGBTQAI+ communities, history, politics and associated terminology
Strong organizational and multitasking skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to stay calm in high stress situations
Critical thinking skills
Experience with Google Drive and Google apps such as docs and sheets
Ability to assist team on event sites with set-up and tear down (role at tear down and set up can accommodate different abilities)
Flexibility to work weekends and evenings as required

Assets
Valid BC Drivers License

Compensation
Compensation is $21.00/hour. The Community Partnerships Coordinator will start in January 2022 with 16 hours per week until May 13, 2022. From May 16 – August 12, 2022 the hours will be full time (40 hrs/week). This is a contract position with the possibility of permanent employment after August 12, 2022.
Diversity
Vancouver Pride Society is committed to seeking and sustaining a diverse and inclusive organization and as such, encourages those with diverse backgrounds, abilities, genders, sexual orientations and ethnicities to apply. Applications from candidates who bring an array of experiences working with diverse communities will be prioritized

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter detailing why you would like to work for Vancouver Pride Society, and your connection to the 2SLGBTQAI+ community, as well as, your resume to jobs@vancouverpride.ca.
Please include “Community Partnerships Coordinator” in the subject line.
If a resume and/or cover letter poses a barrier to your application, please feel free to submit an alternative medium that can describe your experience and interest (ex. video, hand-written letter, etc)

This posting will be open until a suitable candidate is found.