Program Assistant

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Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society

Program Assistant, Leading Change for Resilient Communities

Reports to: Manager, Multicultural and Anti-Racism Programs, Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society
Status: Full-time: 37.5 hrs/week at $26/hr
Term: May 1, 2022 – June 31, 2023, with possible extension

How to apply:
Submit a cover letter and resume to LCRC@vircs.bc.ca before noon, April 18th, 2022.
Please include in your letter the following:
• An explanation of why you would like to work on anti-racism programming
• Three online workplace equity social media feeds of interest
• A description of one Anti-Racism learning resource you have found online

Please write in email subject line LCRC Program Assistant 2022

Program Description:
The Leading Change for Resilient Communities (LCRC) program will operate in rural BC communities and create new opportunities for employers and community members to learn more about the prevalence and impact of racism and hate. The LCRC Team will work with partners to develop new anti-racism workplace resources and a team of locally based, anti-racism community trainers. The program will collaborate with rural members of the Resilience BC Anti-Racism Network members and the Resilience BC Hub.

Primary Accountability:

This position reports to the VIRCS Multicultural and Anti-Racism Program Manager and is accountable to the Resilience BC Hub team who is co-managing the Hub program.

Role and Responsibilities:

• Support Governance Committee meeting planning and logistics
• Support program travel
• Support program logistics
• Support development of training kits
• Coordinate focus group sessions
• Facilitate supported community trainings
• Support coaching activities
• Liaise with program participants;
• Participate in monthly report writing;
• Other activities as required
Required Skills and Experience:

• Strong understanding of the history of systemic racism in Canada and BC and its ongoing impact on Indigenous communities, People of African Descent and other racialized communities impacted by racism and hate;
• Extensive experience managing excel databases
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• Strong writing skills and experience writing reports
• Excellent attention to details
• Experience using Zoom or other online platforms to deliver trainings or host meetings
• Strong capacity to build and maintain positive, professional relationships while working remotely
• Creative ability to problem solve and adapt strategies while maintaining fundamental programming objectives
• Dynamic team member

Asset Qualifications:

• Experience in the private sector or with private sector partners
• Cross-cultural awareness that enables the ability to engage positively and respectfully with people from diverse ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds

Additional Information:

• Work is performed both online and in a group setting at VIRCS primarily during regular work hours. Scheduling flexibility, including evening and weekend work, is required.
• This position offers vacation and health benefits

How to apply:
Submit a cover letter and resume to LCRC@vircs.bc.ca before noon, April 18th, 2022.
Please include in your letter the following:
• An explanation of why you would like to work on anti-racism programming
• Three online workplace equity social media feeds of interest
• A description of one Anti-Racism learning resource you have found online

Please write in email subject line LCRC Program Assistant 2022

To apply for this job email your details to jhurtig@vircs.bc.ca.