Position Title: Program Assistant The Program Assistant efficiently manages the well-organized and welcoming front office of the school. The successful candidate will perform a variety of administrative and program support tasks. Key Duties and Responsibilities: General office management/organizing, reception duties, phone system, mail, photocopying, signing guests in and out Data entry for attendance and school support tasks such as TRAX, reporting to the Ministry, student records/files management, basic book keeping Purchasing supplies and resources and arranging maintenance Health and Safety committee and responsibilities Providing program information to the public, accepting referrals Updating program materials, e.g. brochure, newsletter, and notices Supporting management and program staff with administrative tasks Housekeeping, helping in kitchen, shopping, errands, etc Other duties as required Preferred Qualifications: Applicable post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree Minimum 2 yrs administrative support experience Proficient in MyEducationBC, computer systems, including Microsoft Office programs, graphic design and web skills Organized with strong time management and attention to detail Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills Positive, flexible, hard-working and proactive Reliable, non-judgmental, personable and able to maintain confidentiality Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted; no inquiries please. Thank you for your understanding. Criminal Record Check required. Closing Date: June 24th 2018 Start Date: August 29th 2018 Full time hours, school year, Sept-June, & some July work is possible Pay: $20.00-$23.00/Hour depending on skills and experience Extended Health/Dental, and MSP benefits after three months and matching RSP benefits after one year Please submit a Resume with cover letter to: Rachel Calder, Executive Director Fax: (250) 388-9153 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Executive Director Rachel Calder co-organized a 20th year community memorial for the murder of Reena Virk, on November 14th. Here is her speech she presented to the gathering: Taped to my office wall, there are an assortment of short notes. They include words of inspiration, guidance and specific dates I chose to help shape my work. One of these is a small, yellow post-it note with the date Nov 14th 1997 - and it has been there for about two years. I remember Reena – she reminds me to be intentional in the work I do for the prevention of racism, youth bullying, violence and all forms of intolerance. youth violence, racism and bullying are still issues in our community. Youth continue to experience these forms of oppression, despite all the work that has been done. It is a conversation that we need to continue, and will always need to continue. Marking the 20th year anniversary of Reena’s murder is important not only to honour her life and legacy but also to recognize our grief as a community and have this opportunity to continue to process it. I wondered, who am I to organize a community memorial for Reena? I didn’t know her family, or have any direct connection to her death. When individuals or groups face discrimination, they are often faced with the responsibility of having to advocate and call for justice from within their communities, that already face marginalization. As a Caucasian woman, I believe that showing up, and engaging in this process and work allows me to step into the role of an ally. I initially though about an event within our school community to mark this date but I also wondered about the meaning that could be made by offering our larger community the opportunity to gather, to
I was chosen. As a young mom, I have a unique perspective on parenting and life; therefore, I was asked by a university professor in the Child and Youth Care faculty to speak to her class about my personal experience. At first, I was nervous, but I was excited! I have never been to UVic before, and I had never been in a university class, so it was nerve wracking! It was exciting to be chosen, and I thought it was cool to be invited to talk about myself. I always love talking about my baby, and my experience, because I hope that my unique perspective can encourage others to not be judgemental of young moms, and see young moms in a different way. It was especially important because I was speaking to a Child and Youth Care class, and they directly work with people in similar situations to me, so I was hopeful to inspire them to see the work differently. I think more young moms should talk about their positive experiences, particularly to people who plan to work with this population, because it is never talked about in positive terms, so young moms are judged harshly.