Position Title: Street and Digital Outreach Worker (Vancouver, BC)
Organizations: Worker Solidarity Network
Start Date: Early October (depending on candidates availability)
Rate of Pay: $20.00/hour
Hours of Work: 14 hrs/week (total contract=280 hrs)
Includes: Paid sick days
Application Deadline (extended): Sept 27, 2021 (10pm PT)
The Worker Solidarity Network is a province-wide organization that combats workplace exploitation within the unsurrendered homelands of approximately 200 Indigenous Nations across “B.C.” This position would be based primarily on the Lands of the Skwxwú7mesh-ulh Temíx̱w (Squamish), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsleil-Waututh), šxʷməθkʷəy̓əmaɁɬ təməxʷ (Musqueam), and S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō) Peoples.
Applicant requirements, hours and work arrangements
This is a temporary contract funded through the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program. The CSJ Program creates employment opportunities for youth, therefore applicants must be between the ages of 15 and 30 at the start of employment. It is also a requirement that the applicant be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred, and legally entitled to work in Canada.
This position is a Street and Digital Outreach position with the Worker Solidarity Network (WSN) based in Vancouver, BC.
The Worker Solidarity Network (WSN) is a non-profit worker centre dedicated to ending precarious work in B.C. Our goal is to build collective worker power through the key pillars of our work, which include: support, education, and advocacy for workers whose rights are violated; workplace based direct action campaigns that are worker-led and help recover stolen wages; and broader province-wide campaigning to raise workplace standards and strengthen labour protections.
This position is a Street and Digital Outreach position with the Worker Solidarity Network (WSN) based in Vancouver, BC. This outreach role is key to building WSN’s membership and organizing for positive change that fights against precarious work.
Duties and responsibilities
- Work with WSN staff, members, and supporters to assist in organizing and participating in a range of engaging outreach events and activities (e.g. tabling, flyering, rallies, street canvassing, social events)
- Assist in creating and carrying out an outreach plan for WSN events; this will involve doing in-person outreach (e.g. postering) and digital outreach using WSN’s social media accounts
- Assist with outreach follow-up. This includes data management and inputting and organizing outreach data while ensuring privacy commitments are followed
- Assist with in-person worker outreach to help distribute multilingual workers’ rights information (including strategically mapping out locations for outreach)
- Research and identify upcoming community events as possible sites for outreach
- Conduct digital outreach on WSN’s social media accounts (including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok) to promote upcoming events, organizer training, and calls to action.
- Create content for WSN’s social media accounts (including creating events, stories, posts, advertisements, etc.)
- Participate in on-going communication (using email, phone, and Slack), weekly meetings (using Zoom), and team trainings
Qualifications, knowledge and skills
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Strong collaboration skills and the ability to work harmoniously
- Ability to communicate in languages other than English is a strong asset
- Experience with public speaking, and organizing public engagement activities for outreach
- Experience with digital outreach (including familiarity with Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok)
- Demonstrated ability to work independently, setting and meeting your own deadlines, and working in a way that is self-directed and self-motivated
- Detail-oriented and excellent organizational, planning and time-management skills, including ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
- Committed to confidentiality when handling sensitive information
- Lived experience working in precarious, low wage work is a strong asset
- Familiarity with labour issues experienced by low-wage workers, especially those working in the retail, restaurant, hospitality, and the ‘gig-economy’ is an asset
- Knowledge of (or eagerness to learn more about) B.C. Employment Standards and other labour laws in BC that set out workers’ legal rights
- Flexibility to accommodate meetings and action days that extend into the evenings and weekends is required.
- Commitment to workplace justice and grassroots worker organizing
- An understanding that the WSN operates with a decolonizing framework that respects relationships with the original people and spirit of this territory, and reflects on how our work at WSN may be bound up with systems and processes of ongoing colonization
Our commitment to employment equity
Employment equity practices are used to work towards the inclusion of all people in paid work. Employment equity practices recognize that capitalism, racism, colonialism, ableism, sexism, and other isms and forms of systemic discrimination shape people’s work experiences and result in unfair and unequal employment situations that include: under-employment, harassment and discrimination at work, low wages or pay inequity, limited opportunities for promotion, or exclusion from being hired in the first place.
We strongly encourage and welcome applications from Black people, Indigenous people, and people of colour, people with disabilities, women, non-binary, LGBTQ2 + people, and people from additional equity seeking groups.
COVID-19 and Work Environment
This position is based out of Vancouver BC. This position is a mix of remote work (work from home) and in-person outreach work while following provincial COVID-19 guidelines. The position requires the ability to work online and communicate during work hours through Zoom, email, Slack, and Trello.
How to apply
Please send an email to Kaitlyn@workersoldarity.ca sending along your cover letter and resume in a single PDF file by Monday Sept 27 2021 (10pm PT). Please confirm in your cover letter that you meet the job requirements of being (1) between the ages of 15 and 30 at the start of employment, and (2) either a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred and is legally entitled to work in Canada.
Please include the job title in the subject line of the email. Only short listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.