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PIRS – Program Coordinator – Pathways to Childcare Careers

Position: Program Coordinator – Pathways to Childcare Careers
Hours: 35 hrs/week
Location: Virtual and in-person at our Vancouver office
Compensation: $26.52 – 28.14/hour depending on qualifications
Start date: April 2022
End date: March 31, 2024 with the possibility of extension
Deadline to apply: April 7, 2022


About PIRS
Established in 1975, Pacific Immigrant Resources Society (PIRS) is a pioneer and leader in the provision of programs that develop immigrant and refugee women’s knowledge, skills and confidence. Our mission is to deliver accessible, inclusive, low-barrier programs for immigrant and refugee women and their children that create a sense of belonging, meaningful participation and leadership. For more information visit

Job Purpose
The purpose of the Project Coordinator position is to coordinate all aspects of the Pathways to Childcare Careers program that prepares immigrant and refugee women to enter the childcare field through training, workplace experience, employment counselling and other support. This position reports to Program Manager.

Key Responsibilities

  • Program Coordination and Delivery
    • Coordinate all program activities, including the delivery of English language, essential skills, employment transition and other types of training; workplace experience placement and supervision; participant recruitment, support, and employment counselling
    • Liaise and coordinate with other program team members as needed
    • Build and maintain relationships with various project stakeholders, including program partners and project participants
    • Produce recruitment and other program materials; support the design and creation of media products
    • Ensure that the program is aligned with the principles and values of PIRS in all of its aspects
    • Assist with program monitoring to ensure that PIRS is meeting its funded target deliverables within budget and according to the work plan
  • Administrative
    • Coordinate day-to-day project administrative duties (e.g. expense tracking, invoicing, vendor payments, on-site and virtual logistics, travel arrangements, partner agreements, liaising with the funder, etc.)
    • Maintain project documentation and filing
    • Maintain effective communication with staff, volunteers, partners, and management
    • Assist with the recruitment, orientation, and training of project staff and volunteers as necessary
    • Other administration tasks as required


  • Working knowledge of the childcare sector
  • 3+ years of experience in an employment and/or language training field
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent combination of experience and education. Education, Social Work, Human & Social Development, or the Social Sciences preferred.
  • Excellent organizational, time management and problem-solving skills with work prioritization abilities
  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills
  • Excellent oral and written English language skills; additional language skills are an asset
  • Demonstrated understanding of trauma-informed approaches
  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently
  • Proficient in using various software and digital tools
  • Ability to adapt and learn quickly; growth mindset
  • Experience working with immigrant &/or refugee women and understanding of women’s issues
  • Understanding of the intersecting barriers and unique needs of immigrant and refugee women
  • Possession of non-judgmental and genuinely positive attitudes (culture, religion, race, gender, sexuality, special needs, etc.) and freedom from stereotypes
  • Passion for inclusivity and diversity, and interest in being part of a multicultural team is an asset
  • Attitudes and values aligned with the goals and philosophy of PIRS

Working Conditions

  • This is a temporary full-time position based on project funding
  • Occasional weekend and evening work may be required
  • Ability to travel across Vancouver and other Lower Mainland communities
  • Ability to work both virtually and in person required
  • Program delivery activities may require a moderate level of physical fitness to carry out duties of the position
  • Clean criminal record check required
  • Proof of full vaccination required (at the time of the hire)

Application Details
Please send cover letter and resume as a single PDF file quoting ‘Program Coordinator – Pathways to
Childcare Careers’ position in the subject line to Anastasia Gaisenok, Programs Manager by 9 am, April 7, 2022.


We thank everyone for their interest. Only those shortlisted will be contacted.
With respect, diversity, and collaboration at the core of PIRS, we are an organization that knows the
value of talented people. A career with us is an opportunity to be part of a team that is focused on
supporting and creating inclusive environments and developing skills in those we serve. You can expect a competitive salary, flexibility and challenging work. We recognize the importance of a diverse workforce and encourage applications from First Nations peoples, women, LGBTQ+ -identified people, people of colour, and people with disabilities.