Community Connector and Administrator

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Reports to: Program Director
Location: 57 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

Position Type: Full-time

Compensation: $42,000 / year with benefits after 3 months
Start date: As soon as possible
To apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to  johanna at

EMBERS is a social enterprise working with Western Canadian communities to combat poverty and strengthen local economies. Since 2001, we’ve helped thousands of people facing employment barriers lead productive, fulfilling lives through access to job placements, skills training, and career support.

Located in the heart of the Downtown Eastside at 57 East Hastings Street, EMBERS Eastside Works is a hub that connects individuals to ways to earn income to improve their overall well-being. We are a small team committed to meeting people where they are at and providing flexible supports.  We use innovation and collaboration as a cornerstone for all the work we do in community.

The Role:

  • The Community Connector and Administrator will simultaneously work with community members to reach their personal employment goals and oversee the administrative duties of Eastside Works.
  • This role will often act as the first point for contact individuals and community organizations.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Overseeing front desk duties
  • Working with individuals and community organizations to help people reach their employment goals
  • Managing administrative duties such as payroll submission, petty cash reconciliation and data collection
  • Engaging with the team on the development of innovative approaches to our work
  • Challenging norms, traditions and constraints of systems that present barriers to people accessing our services
  • Working with community partners on shared goals

Apply if you are…

  • Ready to ideate, iterate and can stand being a bit uncomfortable. You have wacky ideas that you aren’t afraid to put to the test – even if they may fail
  • Able to recognize the importance of administration to support the overall project as well as research and reporting outcomes
  • A detail oriented person who can simultaneously create systems and find flexibility within them
  • Comfortable in the DTES and can embrace a diverse range of people
  • A multi-tasker that thrives in a bit of chaos and unpredictability

Stand out qualities

  • Previous administrative experience
  • Some experience in the DTES or a related community. This means you have experienced diversity, and know something about the complex issues community members face related to gentrification, oppressive systems, inequity, mental health, and poverty
  • You have a passion for projects that push conventions to create social change
  • You are a strong relationship builder and possess administrative skills to boot

Working Conditions

  • Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM

There’s a wide range of experiences relevant to this role, so we don’t want to dictate what’s required. Instead, include a cover letter along with your resume that tells us about the experience you have that makes you perfect for this.

Email your resume and cover letter to johanna at

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. We thank everyone that shows interest in this position.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.


30 Dec 2019
Vancouver  British Columbia
Local economy
Poverty Reduction
Social Economy & Social Enterprise