BCWSA and SCI BC Hiring an Okanagan Program Coordinator

Spinal Cord Injury BC (SCI BC) and BC Wheelchair Sports Association (BCWSA) are recruiting for a shared Program Coordinator for the Okanagan Region. This is a part-time position (26.5 hrs/wk) to be located in Kelowna or potentially a home based office. SCI BC is dedicated to helping people with spinal cord injuries or related disabilities and their families adjust, adapt and thrive in communities throughout our province. 

BCWSA provides exceptional wheelchair sport programs and services that promote active living and the pursuit of excellence. 

Please visit www.sci-bc.ca and www.bcwheelchairsports.com to learn more about these two innovative non-profit organizations. 

We are looking for someone who is committed to delivering work of high quality and respects the values and culture of non-profit organizations. The successful candidate will be responsible for the development, operation and growth of the SCI BC Peer Program and BCWSA Bridging the Gap Program in the Okanagan. This position requires someone who has the ability to manage multiple priorities and is comfortable working both independently and in partnership with others.

Key duties will include: 

  • Member/participant recruitment & retention 

  • Community partnership liaison 

  • Group session facilitation 

  • Planning & hosting educational sessions, social activities and community sports events 

  • Program administration 

  • Ongoing program evaluation & development 

In addition to outstanding interpersonal skills, effective listening and facilitation, strong communication and presentation abilities, and the attention to detail and creativity required for successful event and program planning and implementation, we are looking for someone who: 

  • Has a good understanding of all physical disabilities 

  • Is living with a physical disability and has successfully adapted 

  • Possesses good knowledge of organizations and services for individuals with disabilities, as well as an understanding of Okanagan community resources 

  • Is knowledgeable about the Okanagan Region 

The position also requires efficient time and project management, attention to administrative detail, internet skills and fluency in MS Office and Outlook. A relevant university degree or diploma will be considered an asset. 

Please forward your cover letter and resume, including the date you are available for work, no later than 5:00 pm on September 30th 2015 - by email to hr@sci-bc.ca or mail to SCI BC Human Resources at 780 S.W. Marine Drive, Vancouver V6P 5Y7. No phone calls please. 

Our sincere thanks to all those expressing interest in the position, however, only those applicants invited for an interview will be contacted.