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 over 300 anti-violence programs and cross-sector initiatives across BC that respond to sexual and domestic violence, child abuse, criminal harassment and workplace bullying and sexual harassment.
We wish to respectfully acknowledge that our main office is located on the unceded, ancestral, and traditional territories of the xwməθkwəy̓ əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱ wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səl̓ ilw̓ ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
Our programs include BC’s Community Based Victim Assistance, Stopping the Violence Counselling and Outreach, Multicultural Outreach, and Sexual Assault/Woman Assault programs. Among our cross-sector initiatives are Violence Against Women in Relationships Coordination Committees, Interagency Case Assessment Teams, Community Coordination for Women’s Safety, Be More Than a Bystander, Indigenous Community Safety, and Safe Choices LGBT2SQ program.
Our goals are to: provide support and trauma-informed training to the staff of community- based victim support programs in BC; undertake research, develop and distribute public legal education resources and tools to community programs serving victims and survivors of gender-based violence; educate the public on the needs of victims and survivors of violence/abuse/harassment; develop and maintain standards for the provision of service to those who have been victimized; foster the development of relevant cross- sector initiatives across BC and support communities to maintain them; provide related public legal education and trauma-informed training to criminal justice, health and social service system personnel; work in partnership with other provincial organizations, educational institutions and other key organizations in related fields to ensure cross-sector collaboration and information exchange at the provincial level; and engage in projects and programs that work toward the prevention of gender-based violence.
In recent years, EVA BC’s expertise and support has been increasingly sought by unions and private sector organizations to assist them with preventing and responding to gender-based violence, harassment, and bullying, including sexual harassment in the workplace.
Sexual Harassment Advice, Response, and Prevention for Workplaces
SHARP Workplaces is a multi-year workplace sexual harassment initiative funded by the Department of Justice Canada. Under the leadership of EVA BC Project Manager, SHARP Workplaces has been underway since October 2019, and will run until March 2024. The project is a collaboration between EVA BC and Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS).
The SHARP program will develop trauma-informed and legally accurate public legal education materials to increase public awareness and build practical skills for preventing and responding to sexual harassment in the workplace. Materials will include videos, guidelines on rights and obligations, policy templates, and response protocols. All SHARP Workplaces content will be shared via an online informational hub, launching November 2020.
SHARP Workplaces will also develop and deliver workplace sexual harassment training for non-profits, Indigenous communities, student legal clinics and small businesses. Training will cover topics including responding to reports and disclosures of sexual harassment and violence, relevant policy and legislation, conducting workplace investigations, managing safety and transforming workplace culture.
The Ending Violence Association of BC is seeking an Outreach Coordinator experienced in the area of gender-based violence, and in working with a multi- disciplinary team. This is an exciting opportunity to work with leaders in the field of workplace sexual harassment prevention and response to support safer, healthier workplaces across British Columbia.
This 4 day per week position spanning approximately 3 years, will be based in Vancouver, BC, with temporary flexibility due to COVID-19. Our office is a fast-paced, collegial environment where staff juggle many responsibilities. The Outreach Coordinator will report to the Project Lead and work collaboratively with CLAS and other EVA BC staff as needed.
The successful applicant will bring expertise in establishing and maintaining respectful relationships with diverse communities and key program stakeholders, including but not limited to: Indigenous communities, youth, urban and rural communities, non-profit sectors, small businesses, and members of the SHARP Workplaces Advisory Committee.
Overview of Key Responsibilities
The following responsibilities fall under the portfolio of the Outreach Coordinator position. Please note that these are key responsibilities only:
Develop training curricula, educational materials and tools to assist Indigenous communities, small businesses, youth-focused legal assistance centres, and non-profit organizations in bolstering their skills to prevent and respond to workplace sexual harassment.
Work alongside project staff to develop and provide feedback on content and resources for the web based informational hub.
Build and maintain relationships with cross-sector and cross-cultural businesses, organizations, communities, and key stakeholders to ensure effective planning and delivery of training across BC.
Engage with project Advisory Committee to ensure the program is responsive to Committee feedback and inclusive of and accessible to all British Columbians.
Ensure that all aspects of the program reflect EVA BC’s commitment to cultural humility and are aligned with a feminist, intersectional, anti-oppressive, trauma-informed approach through all stages of the program.
Interested candidates will work from a feminist, anti-oppression, intersectional perspective and have a combination of the following:
Demonstrated experience working with internal and external subject matter experts to achieve key milestones and timelines.
Strong communication skills, both oral (delivering training) and written, and ability to communicate complex ideas effectively to a variety of audiences.
Contextual knowledge of workplace sexual harassment and experience developing training to promote harassment-free workplaces.
Knowledge and skills necessary for working from a trauma-informed perspective, including an understanding of intergenerational trauma and impacts of trauma on individuals, workplaces, and communities.
Experience establishing and maintaining working relationships with cross-cultural and cross-sectoral partners and communities.
Experience working within Indigenous, racialized, queer, non-profit and small business communities.
Experience with project evaluation an asset.
Qualified candidates who are Indigenous, racialized, living with disabilities, or who are LGBT2SQ are encouraged to apply.
This position will be compensated at a rate of $32.00 per hour.