Sunday, March 1, 2015

WISH Vancouver Seeks Executive Director

334 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 1C3 604- 669 - 9474

Located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, the WISH Drop-In Centre Society is a registered nonprofit society that operates a Drop-In Centre, the MAP outreach van and programming for
women engaging in sex work. This includes literacy development, supported employment,
Indigenous cultural programming and peer support. WISH has an annual budget of
approximately $1.5 million, 40 staff members and 65 volunteers.

We are seeking an experienced Executive Director who has the ability to take on the overall
responsibility for the management and administration of WISH, its programming and initiatives
coupled with an unwavering commitment to the women who access our services.

This will include working in a senior management role for 5 years, extensive experience in financial
management, annual audit preparation, grant proposal writing and associated fundraising
vehicles, and compliance with all funding contracts. The ideal candidate has worked in the
Downtown Eastside or similar community, has a thorough knowledge of government and nongovernment agencies, has the ability to represent WISH through media and public
presentations, and is ready to work to make women safer and less vulnerable to violence.

In addition, the successful candidate will have a strong awareness and sensitivity to complex
issues faced by women involved in sex work and the systemic issues that affect indigenous
women, making them the most vulnerable of marginalized women. She will share our
dedication to working within an anti-oppression framework and have a strong commitment to
the rights of sex workers. She will also have a dedication to nurturing a fair and equitable
workplace where staff are respected and supported in their work and volunteers are highly
valued for their contribution.

If you can check all these boxes, please contact us at for an
application package with further details of required skills, competencies, experience and

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