Position Title: Solidarity Intake Coordinator
This is a contract position through the Canada Summer Jobs Program, therefore you must be under the age of 30 to be eligible for this position.
Organizations: Worker Solidarity Network
Start Date: May 24th, 2022 (flexible)
Rate of Pay: $20.50/hr, 35 hrs/week
Application Deadline: May 15th, 2022
Length of Position: 8 weeks
Location: Lekwungen Territory (Victoria)
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), S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō), lək̓ʷəŋən (Lekwungen) Peoples.
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 an Outreach Worker position within our Solidarity Stewards Program.
The purpose of the Solidarity Stewards Program is to help workers take action to get
workplace justice and empower workers to organize for change. The Solidarity
Stewards Program is our front-line support for low wage, precariously employed, non-unionized retail, restaurant and hospitality workers who contact WSN for help or with
questions about their rights at work. In this position, you will be mentored to learn to
provide support and advocacy to people facing workplace injustice.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Helping connect workers with our Solidarity Stewards Program and with WSN
community by doing outreach for the Solidarity Stewards Program
- Building relationships with workers who reach out to WSN for support
- Supporting with outreach before WSN events, zoom webinars
- Keeping track of important data related to questions from workers who reach out to
WSN and help develop outreach strategy
- Monitoring communications that come in from workers (e.g. through the various
ways workers reach out to the WSN)
- Drafting email communications to reply to messages from workers while following
privacy laws concerning the protection of personal information (and WSN file
- Share ways workers can take action and organize for better working conditions (e.g.
union drive, worker-led direct action campaign, filing complaints with government
- Scheduling intake appointments and call backs with workers needing support
- Participating in on-going communication (using email, phone, and Slack), weekly
meetings (using Zoom), and team trainings
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 a mix of remote work (work from home) and in-person work (e.g. meeting with workers, outreach, etc.) while following provincial COVID-19 guidelines. The position requires the ability to work online and communicate during work hours through phone, Zoom, email and Slack.
We believe it is important to protect the health and safety of WSN employees, members, and the community of workers we support and organize with, including those among us who are most vulnerable to the virus. For this reason, the WSN has decided to introduce a vaccination policy for WSN staff. WSN employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (with 2 vaccines), unless human rights accommodations apply.
How to apply
Please email a cover letter and resume in a single PDF file to email@example.com by May 15th, 2022. Please include the job title in the subject line of the email. Only short listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.