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Project Coordinator – Community Overdose Crisis Response

Are you an organized and engaged multi-tasker looking to be part of an exciting project addressing the overdose crisis on the Sunshine Coast? 

The Community Resource Centre in partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health and the Sunshine Coast Community Action Team (CAT) has a contract position for a Project Coordinator – Community Overdose Crisis Response to coordinate initiatives and projects related to the opioid overdose crisis response on the Sunshine Coast including but not limited to community engagement and public consultation, working with volunteers & peers with lived experience, project management and evaluation methodologies.

If you have experience coordinating and managing projects, working with a community development approach, are knowledgeable about the current overdose crisis and have outstanding communication, administrative and project management skills, please send your application to Cheryl McNicol at executivedirector@resourcecentre.caby October 28, 2018.

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Role Description

Sunshine Coast Community Action Team 
Project Coordinator: Community Overdose Crisis Response
Contract Opportunity 

The Sunshine Coast Community Action Team (CAT) project coordinator will support the CAT to achieve their strategic priorities by providing leadership, coordination and administrative services.  

About the Sunshine Coast Community Action Team:   

The purpose of the Sunshine Coast CAT is to act as a platform for collaboration, discussion and decision-making related to the opioid overdose response within the Sunshine Coast. The Sunshine Coast CAT will coordinate and communicate local strategies in order to provide a robust response to the needs of those most at risk of overdose and to support people using substances and people struggling with addiction to access supports, treatment and recovery services where appropriate.

The work of the CAT will be guided by eight (8) Overdose Emergency Response objectives. The Sunshine Coast CAT is looking for an experienced project consultant to coordinate the implementation of Overdose Emergency Response objectives through the CAT.  

Project Timelines:  

November 15, 2018 – August 31, 2019  


Compensation for the contract will be set based on the successful person’s qualifications and experience in similar roles.  Wages $32-$37 per hour, up to 21 hours per week

Application Deadline:  

All applications must be received byOctober 28, 2018

Summary of Responsibilities:  

Using best practices in community engagement and public consultation, the Project Coordinator is responsible for developing and coordinating the Sunshine Coast Community Action Team (CAT) to promote the implementation of Overdose Emergency Response objectives in response to local needs in the overdose crisis. The Project Coordinator facilitates CAT meetings and communication between CAT members, ensures the goals of the CAT are achieved, milestones are met, and the evaluation process is on-going. The Project Coordinator chairs meetings, develops and executes work plans, conducts ongoing project evaluations, methodologies and reports to the CAT’s working group. The Project Coordinator maintains records of CAT expenses and reporting under the direction of the ongoing appropriate governance working group and/or broader team. The Project Coordinator participates in public relations and promotion activities. The Project Coordinator also consults with community groups and health care professionals to identify trends, needs, and priority overdose response issues.



Education & Experience  

  • Three (3) years of recent, related experience working in public engagement, working with volunteers/peers in community service work and providing health promotion, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Postsecondary education in Healthcare Administration, Public Health, Social Sciences, Planning, and/or Communications or a combination of education, work experience and lived experience
  • Experience working with Indigenous populations is an asset.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities 

  • Demonstrated experience with meeting facilitation,  community engagement, public speaking, program evaluation and conflict resolution
  • Knowledge of  overdose response efforts , substance use services, and community resources 
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing 
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively  as a member of a multidisciplinary team. 
  • Ability to plan, organize and  facilitate meetings, room bookings, correspondence  between CAT members, and other related duties 
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in relevant software, including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database software applications 
  • Ability to  compile and  prepare  presentation, promotional material and business correspondence 
  • Ability to supervise any projects or activities launched by the CAT and report on progress 
  • Ability to  prioritize  work  and adhere to project timelines 
  • Ability to  identify issues, and to develop and  analyze solutions to resolve problems 
  • Ability to establish  and maintain rapport with CAT members, and other  relevant  stakeholder groups 
  • Ability to work with diverse populations including people who use drugs. 
  • Ability to monitor budgets, reporting requirements, report writing and grant applications. 
  • Ability to design and manage a project evaluation
  • Ability to secure funding from additional grant sources to ensure project is sustainable past  August  2019 
  • Must be available for public consultation and public events on evening and weekends as necessary
  • This is an independent contract position. The project coordinator must have access to a vehicle, a workspace including computer, laptop, printer, fax machine, and any other equipment and office supplies required to carry out the functions of the contract. 

How to Apply: 

Please send a cover letter and resume saved in a PDF format via e-mail to   Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.