Gathering Our Voices Workshop Coordinator

September 14th, 2023

Gathering Our Voices Workshop Coordinator


Full-time / 35hr work week / based in Victoria, BC


Applications accepted by only via email – details below

Located within the territory of WSÁNEĆ (Saanich), Lkwungen (Songhees) and Wyomilth (Esquimalt) peoples, the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) is the umbrella association for the 25 Friendship Centres throughout the Province of British Columbia. The BCAAFC collaboratively works to promote and deliver accessible programs and services that target urban Indigenous peoples and that support their vision of health and wellness.

Each year the BCAAFC welcomes over 1000 young people to Gathering Our Voices (GOV) Indigenous Youth Leadership conference. The GOV Workshop Coordinator position will help ensure that Gathering Our Voices features the most inspiring, insightful, energetic, and caring line-up of speakers, exhibitors and facilitators possible in the service of GOV youth delegates.

We are seeking someone who:

  • Enjoys working with youth to bring their vision for an amazing event come to life
  • Loves bringing people together to have experiences that are life-changing and meaningful
  • Has demonstrated experience planning programs and event line-ups
  • Is comfortable working with vendors, managing contracts, providing information, asking questions and ensuring that everyone is on the same page
  • Enjoys working as part of a team and is familiar with working on large scale, multi-day events where multiple people hold responsibility for its success
  • Have worked with Indigenous communities and organizations and have an understanding of working within cultural protocols
  • Loves organizing information and finds joy in communicating that information to others
  • Is creative, energetic, and curious about the world


  • Minimum 2 years experience in event planning, educational program design, or hospitality industry.
  • Must be able to provide clear, current criminal record check including vulnerable sector check.
  • Valid driver’s license a strong asset.
  • Preference will be given to qualified Indigenous applicants. Ensure your cover letter self-identifies ancestry and your experience meeting required skills and abilities.


Position Information:

  • The place of work is 551 Chatham Street; a hybrid model of up to 2 days/week work from home may be considered. The BCAAFC is an accessible space including ground floor workspaces, elevator and accessible workstations.
  • The selected individual and must have a stable internet connection and telephone/cell-phone. IT services and laptop will be supplied.
  • The workweek is 35 hours, some overtime and travel will be required, particularly in the days leading up to, and during, the event.
  • Proof of COVID vaccination will be a requirement for the successful candidate.

The compensation package includes:

  • Three weeks paid vacation (plus additional time off during office closure at the end of December)
  • Employee health benefits plan, upon completion of 3 month probation period
  • $55,000-60,000 starting salary based on experience.
  • RRSP matching of up to 8% of annual salary to a max of $8,000 per year.
  • Monthly employee wellness fund

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Rebecca Lang |Human Resources and Special Projects Team Lead



DEADLINE: Monday October 2, 2023, AT 12:00PM PST

(Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted)

Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference will be given to qualified applicants of Indigenous ancestry.


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