Job Posting: Program Coordinator

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BC Wheelchair Sports is seeking a full-time staff person to fill a Program Coordinator position. Key areas of responsibility will include the ‘Bridging the Gap’ (BTG) recruitment and retention program, event support, sport program support, and other programs and services as required. The successful candidate will report to the Executive Director.

Position: Program Coordinator

Application Deadline: September 15, 2023
Start Date: October 2, 2023  (Subject to change depending on interview process)
Salary range: $42,000 - $47,000 - Compensation will be competitive, commensurate with experience, and aligned with nonprofit sector standards. Benefit package is available. 

Key Responsibility Areas

  • Bridging the Gap – Getting Physically Active Program – assist with program delivery elements including: promotions and recruitment, securing facilities, delivering clinics, Have a Go Days, and introductory programs, and coordinating sport leaders, volunteers and equipment.
  • Event Support – assist with the delivery of regional, provincial, and international wheelchair sport events hosted by BCWSA. Event elements include: volunteers, food services, transportation, accommodations, information, sport technical, ceremonies, medical services, registration, promotions, and awards. 
  • Sport Programs Support – assist with the delivery of programs and services in the sports of wheelchair tennis, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair athletics 
  • General administration duties related to the position and other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Qualifications and Experience

  • Must have a degree in Kinesiology or Therapeutic Recreation or related field; or equivalent knowledge and experience in sport programming, athlete and coach development. 
  • Must have a good understanding of working with people with physical disabilities. 
  • Must be able to work efficiently, independently and be able to multi-task.
  • Must complete a BCWSA Screening application including a criminal record check.
  • Must have a Class 5 license (or equivalent).
  • Must have excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and have an outgoing personality and ability to network.
  • Public Speaking training and experience is an asset. 
  • Knowledge in working with computers, including Word and Excel, is an asset. 
  • Experience working with youth is an asset 
  • First Aid training is an asset.
  • Class 4 license (or ability to apply for one) is an asset.


Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Hybrid work environment but must reside in the Lower Mainland and be willing to commute to the BCWSA office (780 SW Marine Drive) on a weekly basis.
  • Entry level, fulltime position (37.5 hrs/week); Monday to Friday but must be available to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.
  • Physical effort related to the position includes loading/unloading adaptive sport equipment for programming and supplies for events.


Apply Now

Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to Interim Executive Director Michelle McDonell at by Friday, September 15, 2023. 

BC Wheelchair Sports Association welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Note: Only individuals chosen for an interview will be contacted.