AVP is Hiring!

Anti.Violence.Project –
Public Relations Coordinator Replacement Term (4 months)

Public Relations Coordinator for the Anti.Violence.Project (AVP): Ending Gender Based Violence – Prevention.Support.Action

The PR Coordinator will be responsible to the AVP Advisory Board
In a joint effort with the AVP Advisory Board and the AVP Coordinator, supervises the Work Study and/or project staff

1. As required, provide support, information and referrals to individuals affected with gender based violence
2. Participate in volunteer recruitment and training as needed
3. Publicize AVP programs, services and events on campus
4. Organize and Supervise PR volunteer committee
5. Prepare responses to media coverage of issues surrounding gender-based violence
6. Participate in volunteer recruitment and training as needed
7. Attend staff, volunteer, committee meetings, and other meetings as required
8. Ensure all activities and work performed are carried out in a manner consistent with the values of AVP
9. Issue press releases to the media regarding AVP programming
10. With coordinator, determine budgetary requirements for all new and existing AVP programs
11. Maintain budget records, prepare annual budget for presentation to AVP Advisory Board
12. Pursue new opportunities for sponsorship and donations, and build ongoing relationships with donors
13. Perform other related duties as required
14. Initiating and completing projects around long-term capacity building / community development
15. Provide coverage and support for the AVP Coordinator

1. Strong anti-oppressive feminist analysis of issues related to gender-based violence and abuse
2. Experience working with/in social justice organization/s and/or sexual assault centres, minimum two years experience preferred
3. Experience in preparing budgets and financial reports
4. Experience preparing grant and project proposals
5. Demonstrated experience in public/media relations
6. Experience in the training, coordination and supervision of volunteer and paid staff, minimum two years experience preferred
7. Experience in crisis-intervention and support work, knowledge of community resources available to survivors of violence at UVIC and in the community
8. Able to work independently and as part of a team of paid and volunteer staff
9. Demonstrated ability to initiate and complete tasks involving long term capacity building / community development
10. Experience in organizational decision making, visioning (big-picture) and strategic planning.
11. Demonstrated leadership in a previous outreach environment, minimum two years experience preferred

The University of Victoria Students’ Society is an equal opportunity employer. In support of employment equity and in order to increase our relevancy and diversity of skills, knowledge and experience, AVP strongly encourages self-identified people of colour, people with disabilities, Indigenous, queer and transgendered people to apply. Preference will be given to qualified applicants who self-identify as being from marginalized communities and groups who face systemic barriers to employment. Applicants who wish to do so may self-identify in their cover letter.

This is a temporary, hourly waged, union position with the United Steelworkers, part-time 20 hours per week (no medical/dental benefits), Classification 9 (+ 5% in lieu of vacation), running for 4 months with an anticipated start date of August 21st, 2013.

Email cover letter and resume application to or drop off in person at the UVSS General Office.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted due to the high number of applicants. Thank you.

POSTING CLOSES: Tuesday, AUGUST 13th, 2013 at 5pm.

Wage: $22.09
Hours Per Week: 20
Actually shifts : 3+ days of Mon-Fri, plus evenings, some wknds
Posting date: August 6, 2013
Closing Date: August 13, 2013 at 4pm
Start Date: Late August
Dept Manager: Quetzo Herejk

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