Coordinator, Strategic Partnerships

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of homeless and at-risk youth?  Covenant House Vancouver is the premier provider of residential and support services for our city’s homeless youth, and we are growing! You will be joining a team of dedicated and committed youth workers whose mission is to help at-risk young people move off the streets and on to independence.

The Coordinator, Strategic Partnerships role is an opportunity to work with a leading regional agency, Covenant House Vancouver (CHV) which is part of an international network of 31 sites in North America, with headquarters in New York. CHV provides critical support and care including residential services to homeless and vulnerable at-risk street youth. CHV also engages in meaningful advocacy and partnerships with government agencies.


Scope of Activities


Administrative Support & Data Management

  • Organizes and inputs government stakeholder engagement and contact data for example, in CRM or Outlook
  • Drafts meeting notes and agendas
  • Edits and proofreads documents
  • Provides calendar and scheduling support
  • Creates spreadsheets and charts
  • Assists with filing and records management (physical/electronic)

Grants & Funding

  • Monitors program funding opportunities at all levels of government, for example, through online departmental research and other leads such as news releases
  • Assists with the regular maintenance and updating of government grant and funding mappingfiles/systems and records (physical/electronic)
  • Assists in the development of grant and request for proposals submissions

Events & Engagement

  • Supports the internal coordination and preparation for government tours and meetings
  • Assists in the identification of government engagement, policy and advocacy opportunities
  • Assists in the identification of community stakeholder and sectoral events

Strategic Communications

Drafts the following:

  • PowerPoint presentation
  • Speaking Notes
  • Briefing Notes
  • Backgrounders
  • Fact Sheets
  • Letter Correspondence
  • Monitors news and strategic government public announcements



Education and Experience

  1. A) Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, business or public administration.
  2. B) 3 years of relevant experience in a combination of at least four of the following fields:
  • government or public relations
  • community outreach and stakeholder engagement
  • political/advocacy or marketing campaigns
  • event coordination or management
  • government grant and funding writing
  • office administration or management
  1. C) 6 months on-the-job learning time is required to achieve competence on the job.

Skills & Characteristics

  1. Strong interpersonal skills
  2. Ability to manage and prioritize multiple, concurrent tasks
  3. Organized
  4. Political Savvy
  5. Business Acumen
  6. Sound Judgement
  7. Sense of humour
  8. Motivated with a desire to make a positive difference and impact in society and in the area of homeless and at-risk youth


Contact Information

For more information regarding the position, please contact Stephanie Fowler at

General Information






Employee Type Regular Full-Time


Position Start Date

As soon as possible


Application Due Date

Posting will remain open until filled