Social Enterprise needs a Sewing Coordinator

Job Summary

Are you looking to utilize your experience and skills as an experienced seamstress to make a difference in the lives of women facing barriers.

Responsible for developing and implementing a social enterprise in partnership with a social enterprise team at the UGM thrift store. Oversee and work with residents and alumni from UGM programs by coordinating the teaching of sewing skills for the purpose of repairing slightly damaged items from a high end supplier and general donations. Teach sewing skills on domestic sewing machines. As UGM expands in the areas of life recovery and housing for women and women with children, this program will provide skills, income, and increased self-worth for women who are progressing through UGM’s continuum of care.

This pilot project is a social enterprise opportunity. This position is a part-time (16 hours per week) sub-contracted position. For a copy of the full job description, please contact the Wraparound Aftercare Worker Korena at

Skill Set

If you are able to agree with UGM’s Mission Statement and Statement of Faith (see ) and have a heart to care for the women in the Downtown Eastside, this position might be a great fit! This position also requires an ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality with good interpersonal and English skills. In addition, we are looking for someone who can work together with others well in a team environment, be a positive role model to the Sanctuary residents and teach valuable sewing skills.

All persons who have access to guests of Union Gospel Mission may have unsupervised access to vulnerable adults. Therefore, the successful candidate must provide a current criminal record, with a vulnerable sector search, as a condition of employment, which requires two pieces of government-issued identification. Individuals considering employment must be legally entitled to work in Canada, able to demonstrate compatibility with UGM’s Core Values, and support UGM’s Statement of Faith.

Social Enterprise

The purpose of this social enterprise is to provide opportunities for women who have been a part of UGM’s Sanctuary, a live in stabilization and supportive program in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver for women seeking recovery from substance abuse. You would be overseeing this social enterprise as part of a team who will meet regularly to review your progress and provide support. The Team will include the UGM Wraparound Aftercare Worker, UGM Manager, Community Engagement & Social Enterprise and our partnering organizations.

How to Apply

If you have any questions or would like to submit your resume, please contact Korena Zietsman at or drop it off at UGM reception at 616 E. Cordova Street, Vancouver BC V6A 1L9 attn: Korena Zietsman, Wraparound Aftercare Worker 604-253-4044 ext.356