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CLOSED: Lead Advocate

By December 1, 2018January 22nd, 2019No Comments

Retail Action Network

2-1415 Broad St., Victoria, BC, V8W 2B2

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Lead Advocate

Retail Action Network (RAN) is seeking a part-time employee to help coordinate our new “Solidarity Steward” program, and assist workers that reach out to RAN in seek of missing wages and workplace justice.

Staffing Allotment: 20 hours / week. Reviewed at 3 months.

Compensation: $20.50/hr + depending upon experience


Job Summary:

As the Lead Advocate, you will coordinate a team of volunteers to deliver support and solidarity to workers that are seeking justice. When RAN is contacted by workers seeking support, the Solidarity Steward program is the first point of contact for tackling the issues that they face. You will be involved in growing this program, refining the way that we deliver these services, and supporting relationships between workers that connect with our organization as well as our growing team of volunteers.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Support worker intake and refine our processes for supporting workers.
  2. Ensure that workers feel supported by, and connected to, the worker’s rights movement locally through RAN.
  3. Involve workers in the solutions to creating a better workplace.
  4. Work alongside community partners to ensure our services are in support and collaboration with the services that they provide.

Work Environment:

  • Working both with a team, and independently. Checking in regularly with other RAN staff.
  • Work schedule is flexible, with focus on task completion in a timely manner.
  • Shared office space available.
  • Laptop, printer, internet, and other office supplies available upon request.


We welcome and value the contributions that individuals who identify as members of marginalized communities bring to our organization, and encourage Indigenous people, people of colour, women, people identifying as LGBTQI, members of ethnic minorities, immigrants and people living with disabilities to apply.


Preferred Skills, Training, and Experience:

The preferred candidate will have skills & experience inclusive of some or all of the following:

  • Comprehension of employment standards and human rights legislation.
  • Experience in organizing social justice campaigns in the workplace, or in a community setting.
  • Experience working in retail or hospitality within the last 6 months.
  • Experience with workers’ rights organizing, or other non-profit / community groups.


To Apply:

All interested applicants should forward a resume (cover letter optional) to This will be posted until the position is filled. Please submit all applications in a single pdf format. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.


Thanks very much for your considering to work with us. We look forward to hearing from you!


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