Project Coordinator | Situation Table

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About Covenant House

Since 1997, Covenant House Vancouver has provided relentless support for youth experiencing, or at-risk of experiencing, homelessness. We provide support to young people age 16 to 24 who have experienced a wide range of early life and ongoing, complex trauma including physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect. Our purpose is to serve all youth, with absolute respect and unconditional love, to help youth experiencing homelessness, and provide a safe and supportive environment for all youth in need.

The Impact a Project Coordinator with the Situation Table at Covenant House can make:

The Situation Table Project will be creating a space for multi-agency collaboration to serve community members with coordinated wrap-around support. The Situation Table will be designed to support access to services while ensuring that information is managed using a consistent, disciplined approach compliant with privacy requirements. This program will enable Vancouver’s front-line service providers to enhance their ability to collaboratively respond to community safety challenges (e.g., crime, substance abuse, human trafficking, homelessness, etc.).  This approach has been shown to improve personal wellbeing and community safety by rapidly connecting people to the services they need to manage the risks present in their lives.

As the Project Coordinator, you will play a vital role in Covenant House Vancouver’s (CHV) participation in these Situation Tables. Using your strong communication, administrative, organization, and relationship building skills you will engage community and government partners in the development of a Vancouver-based Situation Table for youth.

How you will contribute:

  • Develop a project plan to meet identified deliverables.
  • Identify and engage with key stakeholders for youth services within Vancouver.
  • Organize and facilitate training and meetings for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Communicate effectively with organizational leadership, government partners, and front line service providers.
  • Knowledge collection and translation regarding tools for collaboration and privacy compliance.
  • Assist in the planning, implementation, and delivery of a variety of project initiatives.
  • Participate in project planning sessions with team members to identify stakeholders, issues, solutions, and priorities.
  • Develop project guidelines, procedures, formats, and templates.
  • Maintain high standards of organization and accountability regarding project deliverables.

Who are we looking for?

Education and Experience:

  • Secondary school graduation or equivalent with the completion of course work in project management.
  • Experience providing project management support services using project management software.
  • Knowledge of project management principles and practices.
  • Previous writing, research, or program design experience 
  • Experience working with at risk and/or homeless youth populations. 

Skills & Abilities

  • Skilled at communicating Covenant House Vancouver’s mission, interests, and impact and making compelling cases for support in written and verbal formats.
  • Ability to prioritize competing demands, prioritize with ease and are efficient with your time, and comfortable with deadlines.
  • Outstanding relationship-building skills
  • Excellent time, resource, and project coordination skills
  • Ability to interact with diplomacy and tact among diverse individuals or groups.
  • Strong emotional intelligence and an ability to partner with diverse leadership teams.
  • Exceptional writing skills—ability to summarize large amounts of complex information into engaging content.
  • Knowledge of models of practice such as Trauma Informed Practice, stages of Change Person-Centered Practice, and the Attachment Based Model an asset.
  • Proficient in MS Office suite and related software

Why Work for us? Would you like to …

  • Be part of a team that makes a difference in the lives of youth in need
  • Work with a multidisciplinary team of youth workers, social workers, clinical counsellors, mentorship and life skills coordinators, outreach, and housing workers
  • Have generous Health & Dental Benefits, including substantial counselling benefits and employee assistance program
  • Access ongoing training and development to improve both professional and personal growth
  • Attend an array of exciting team bonding exercises throughout the year
  • An inclusive team that welcomes innovative ideas and creativity

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

CHV is committed to upholding diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workplace. We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to:

  • Persons from groups marginalized due to race, ancestry, colour, religion/spiritual beliefs, or place of origin;
  • Persons with visible (physical) and/or invisible (mental) disabilities;
  • Persons who identify as women;
  • Persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions; and
  • Indigenous persons.

We recognize that many of these identities intersect and that therefore, diversity, equity, and inclusion can be complex. We value the contributions that each person brings and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all at Covenant House Vancouver.

We love what we do and try to make a difference every day. If you are looking to join a place where we have a purpose and aim to achieve positive outcomes, please join us by applying.

The starting salary range for this position is $25.58 to $31.97 per hour

This is a part-time, one-year contract position working 24 hours per week.

If our recruitment process does not work for you, let us know. Let’s see how we can work together to get to know you and see what might be a great fit!