We’re HIRING: Policy and Partnerships Coordinator

Policy and Partnerships Coordinator

The St. John’s Status of Women Council/Women’s Centre is a feminist organization that since 1972 is continually working to achieve equality and justice through political activism, community collaboration and the creation of a safe and inclusive space for all women in the St. John’s area. The St. John’s Status of Women Council operates the Women’s Centre, Marguerite’s Place Supportive Housing Program and the Safe Harbour Outreach Project.

Position Summary
The St. John’s Status of Women Council is leading a ground-breaking new project that will make a significant contribution to the research and policy gap associated with domestic violence (DV) and its effect on the provincial labour market. This project will address the need for provincial data on DV, facilitate knowledge transfer among partner organizations, and aid DV survivors in obtaining and retaining employment.

The successful candidate for this position will prepare DV survivors for future skills requirements in the labour market. They will research and develop a pilot program to assist DV survivors in successfully entering the labour market and securing employment. Additionally, they will work with employers and employees throughout the province to provide education on the negative effect of DV in the workplace and create resources to develop policies and strategies for combating that negative effect.

This work is part of a three-year project. This position will work closely with the Senior Women’s Economic Policy Analyst (SWEPA) as they actively pursue provincial DV Leave legislation.

• Collaborating with the SWEPA in developing, establishing, implementing, and evaluating project initiatives including employment options for survivors of DV.
• Creating and disseminating resources to guide the development of workplace policies/strategies to address DV.
• Building and cultivating positive working relationships with employers and their employees.
• Connecting with people to facilitate, train, coach, and collaborate on issues related to DV and the workplace.
• Research, writing, and policy development.
• Facilitating meetings, consultations, and presentations.
• Must be able to travel within the province.

• Master’s degree (policy, gender studies, economics or other related studies) required.
• Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in research (qualitative and quantitative), writing, policy development, and providing gender-based analysis.
• Extensive knowledge of domestic violence.
• Extensive knowledge of gendered labour force issues and use of labour force data.
• Experience as a lobbyist/advocate.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Demonstrated analytical, time management, communication (verbal and written), organizational and interpersonal skills required.
• Demonstrated leadership, delegation, critical thinking and problem-solving skills involving innovation/creativity in solution development.
• Proven leadership, goal development, and evaluation skills.
• Experience working in an inclusive and diverse environment, (i.e. working with Indigenous, LGBTQI2S, trans, and sex working women).
• Bilingualism is an asset.

Hours of Work
35-hour work week; hours are flexible. Must be able to travel as required.

Compensation and Benefits
Offering a competitive salary and full benefits package.

Closing Date
Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2018.

To Apply
Send a cover letter and resume to Jenny Wright, Executive Director of the St. John’s Status of Women Council at jenny@sjwomenscentre.ca.