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Project Coordinator (PC), CPDDW


The Project Coordinator is the key management leader of the Coalition of Peers Dismantling the Drug War (CPDDW). The Project Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors and works collaboratively with other leadership positions. This is a temporary, full-time position.


The Project Coordinator will work 32 hour days per week at $25/hr.


     Works closely with the Board of Directors and designated committees to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising and to increase the overall visibility of the organization.
     Supervises, collaborates and provides mentorship with organization staff and membership
     Collaboratively designs and implements a strategic plan and annual budget.
     Establishes and maintains relationships with various organizations and utilizes those relationships to strategically enhance the CPDDW’s mission.
     Engages in fundraising and development of other revenue streams.
     Oversees messaging, calls to action and other communications efforts.
     Supports and celebrates the strengths of people who use substances.
     Ongoing engagement and communication with organization Board and committees.
     Leads the CPDDW in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors and membership.
     Liaise with the Board of Directors to provide all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
     Implements CPDDW’s projects and initiatives that carry out the organization’s mission.
     Enhances CPDDW’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with membership and other organizations.
     Ensures board are supported and their needs are being met.
     Available for reviewing and signing all documentation relating to and on behalf of CPDDW while being encouraged to seek advisement and oversight from the board where appropriate.
     Responsible for overseeing the fiscal integrity of CPDDW including prudent reserves and operational funds.
     Other duties as delegated by the Board of Directors.


     Lived or living experience as a person who uses substances.
     Extensive personal understanding of the trials and tribulations of people who use or have used drugs (i.e. structuralized violence, stigmatization, discrimination, criminalization, and harms of prohibitionist policy).
     Strong understanding of Google Suite (G Suite).
     Transparent and high integrity leadership.
     Should have grant writing experience.
     Experience working on and with a non-profit Board of Directors.
     High level strategic thinking and planning. Ability to envision and convey the organization’s future to the staff, board, volunteers and funders.
     Ability to effectively communicate the organization’s mission and mandate.
     Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff.
     Active fundraising experience. Excellent donor relations skills and understanding of the funding community.
     Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence including funders, partner agencies and volunteers.
     Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation.
     Experience in organizational governance and leadership.
     Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting.
     Strong written and oral communication skills.
     Strong public speaking ability.
     Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy.
     Experience with media engagement.
     Valid photo identification.
     Reliable means of transportation to meet several daily commitments.
     A high degree of understanding of intersectionality and cultural familiarity and sensitivity.
     Criminal justice system experience will not exclude applicants. While it is asked this can be done with support and with chances for discussion and disclosure.
     Must be available to work in the Vancouver office at a minimum once per week.

To Apply:

Please send a recent resume, cover letter and references to The
posting will be open until May 6th, 2020 or until filled.