Project Coordinator

Mission Community Addictions Action Team - Mission, BC (30+ days ago)

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About Mission Community Addictions Action Team:

On December 1, 2017 the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions launched an Overdose Emergency Response Centre (OERC). The goal of the OERC is to spearhead urgent action at the community level to prevent further deaths and to support people using substances to access evidence-based harm reduction and substance use treatment where appropriate.

The purpose of the Mission Community Addictions Action Table (MCAAT) is to act as a platform for collaborating on targeted local strategies related to the opioid overdose response within Mission. The Project Coordinator will work as a member of an interdisciplinary team to plan working task groups and/or program initiatives. The coordinator will develop workplans and strategies, report on progress, support evaluation processes, and work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders including people with lived experience.

Project Timeline:

November 2019 – October, 2020

Duties and responsibilities

  • Coordination and planning of anti-stigma initiatives
  • Coordinating the development and implementation of an education/capacity toolkit of overdose resources to support organizations and groups
  • Develop a work plan for Mission CAT projects within 4 weeks of starting position
  • Develop monthly status reports for the CAT work plan and individual projects as required
  • Work with peers and community partners to identify network members, and promote opportunities to join the network
  • Prepare and distribute public relations and marketing materials to various focus groups as needed
  • Actively participate in Mission CAT meetings and support the meaningful engagement of peers in decision-making process
  • Ensure the Mission CAT is meeting OERC Objective by developing quarterly reports
  • Contribute to the ongoing development and sustainability of the peer network
  • Undertake other duties appropriate to the post as required by the CAT

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Experience working with diverse populations and multiple stakeholders including people with lived and living experience with substance use
  • Working knowledge of project management, project planning, and program evaluation
  • Experience managing projects and delivering outcomes on time and within budget
  • Working experience in facilitating multi-stakeholder collaborative initiatives
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrated skills in cultural safety and humility, inclusion and respectful engagement
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work and multi-task in an environment
  • Working experience writing and submitting grant proposals and reports


  • Degree in Public Health, Social Services, Applied Science, Business or related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Two years of recent related experience in project management, community development and engagement, population heath, capacity building and program evaluation
  • Current BC Drivers’ License and access to a personal vehicle
  • As this is an independent contract position, the incumbent must have access to computer, laptop, printer, and any other equipment and office supplies required to carry out the functions of the contract.
  • Ability to work flexible hours—some early mornings, evenings and weekends
  • Criminal Record Check is required (a criminal record will not disqualify applicants automatically)

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Salary: $23.00 to $25.00 /hour


  • project management, community development, population health: 2 years (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's Degree (Preferred)