(AD-19272-NR) Outreach Office Assistant Job at Atira Womens Resource Society in Vancouver, BC
Type: Internal & External – Full-Time (Temporary until July 3rd, 2020)
Hours of Work: 40 hours per week; Days (Monday through Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
Program & Location: Non-Residential Office– Downtown Eastside, Vancouver
Deadline: Open until filled
An exciting opportunity exists for an Outreach Office Assistant with Atira Women’s Resource Society, an award-winning nonprofit organization known for its inclusionary hiring practices and where a job is more than a pay cheque. We offer the opportunity to work alongside a remarkable group of women working to make the world a more just place, one woman, one child, one home, one job at a time.
Reporting to the Director, Non-Residential Programs, the Outreach Office Assistant is responsible for all reception-related duties for the Non-Residential programs’ administration offices including answering the telephone and receiving and relaying messages, answering the door, greeting and handling enquiries and directing visitors to the appropriate staff. You may be required to offer support to women who come to the office in crisis or when other staff is unavailable. You will be required to assist with scheduling legal, housing and counseling appointments. You will be required to assist with completing reports and statistics for the SheROes peer programs. You will receive, date stamp and distribute incoming mail as well as prepare outgoing mail. You will also be responsible for ordering office supplies.
You are a detail-oriented person who is able to prioritize and manage your time well, and are committed to attending work regularly and on time. Your enthusiasm and an eagerness to learn/grow are your most important attributes for the position. Your friends and colleagues would describe you as having strong communication skills and are great with people. You may have a year or two of experience in a customer service or other office environment, and perhaps even some formal training in administration work. You are a feminist, passionate about the work of ending violence against women and children. You embrace Atira’s mission, vision, values and philosophy. You have a well-developed understanding of and commitment to anti-oppression work and intersectionality. You are familiar with colonialism especially as it applies in Canada and you understand the impact of the residential school system.
- All positions are subject to a criminal records review
You question actions inconsistent with our values and you treat everyone with fairness and respect independent of their status or disagreement with you. You expect great things from yourself and your co-workers. You inspire others with your passion for women’s anti-violence work and your eagerness for excellence. You contribute to an environment where women can flourish and grow and you seek what is best for women, rather than what’s best for you or your team. You challenge the status quo to improve quality and sustainability and you take smart risks and make tough decisions without agonizing.
Applications should be emailed to [email protected] Please quote the Competition Number in your email subject line and provide a current resume describing how you meet or exceed the above-noted qualifications. Resumes with a Cover Letter unique to Atira will be preferred. Candidates who lack the experience and qualifications set out in the posting may not be considered, although an exceptional cover letter and transferable skills may overcome lack of experience for some positions. Please go to www.atira.bc.ca/careers for a current list of postings.
Company: Atira Womens Resource Society
Company Location: Vancouver, BC