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Vancouver, BC

Location 

Published By

Irina McKenzie

Program Coordinator

Job Type

Published Date

September 18, 2020

About the job

We are looking for a passionate community builder with strong coordination skills and an affinity for textiles and sewing to carry out our missions and values to bring people together around the act of repair. This is a role that requires a high amount of independence, creative thinking, interpersonal skills, and event planning. This role will be working closely with the director and board members to strategize and carry out effective online and offline engagement, events, and workshops for communities across the Lower Mainland.  

Duties and responsibilities 

  • Build and grow communities both online and offline, developing and implementing engagement strategies for communities across the Lower Mainland 

  • Work closely with the board to design new programming and initiatives for online events and workshops 

  • Plan, organize and execute various events online and offline.

  • Main point of contact for all workshops and events

  • Planning, recruiting, managing (scheduling) and advising volunteers

  • Responding to all email and phone inquiries regarding events and workshops 

  • Facilitating quotes, contracts and payment authorizations on a timely basis

  • Design, market and promote events for website and social media channels 

  • Keep the website up to date (Wix), maintain consistent social media channels (Facebook and Instagram), send regular newsletters and maintain the Facebook group.

  • Maintain and update inventory of machines, notions, fabrics and other items required for workshops 

  • Track, compile and maintain ongoing evaluations of workshops and events 

  • Identifying potential community partners while building lasting and reciprocal relationships

  • Liaising with other non-profits and community partners to collaborate on projects and apply for grants

Qualifications 

  • Required: Knowledge of home machine sewing, hand sewing, and darning 

  • Strong interpersonal, communication, teamwork and organizational skills 

  • Ability to build and maintain strong business and community relationships

  • High proficiency of various social media channels, newsletter campaigns and overall comfortable with technology

  • Experience coordinating grassroots events with volunteers and limited budgets

  • Ability to work a non-standard work week; including some evenings and weekends

  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs 

  • Have a class 5 driver’s license and able to travel throughout the Lower Mainland 

  • Knowledge of textile waste and sustainability initiatives around the Lower Mainland and around the world

About us

Frameworq Education Society is a community-based non-profit organization transforming the way people in Vancouver treat their unwanted clothing by celebrating a sustainable model for textile waste. Frameworq has been working since 2015 to overturn a throwaway culture, bring back repair skills, build resilient communities, and divert textile waste from the landfill. 


To this day, Frameworq has delivered over 120 community repair events and has engaged with over 2,200 participants to encourage repair and reuse skills, as well as building a community around repairs and skill sharing.

Salary: $25/hour 

Job type: Contract, starting at 3 days per week in October, full time from November – March 2021  with a possibility to renew.

 

Please send a cover letter and your resume to: info@frameworq.ca

 

Deadline to apply: September 27, 2020, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis