Spinal Cord Injury BC is the go-to resource for the spinal cord injury (SCI) community. But we’re so much more than your typical disability organization.

We’re a national leader in peer support, we excel at helping people form social connections and challenge themselves, and we take pride in developing our information resources. We’re innovative—we like to push the envelope and try new things. And we tell powerful stories through our magazine, videos, and donor communications about how our members adapt, adjust and thrive after an injury.

All of our staff come from various backgrounds and areas of expertise but we all share one thing: passion for people. We challenge, support, and inspire one another. We are invested in each other’s personal and professional development and foster a flexible, fun, and dedicated office culture.

We are growing our team of high-performing, innovative people with a passion for positive change. If that sounds like you, read on!

Our current opportunities are listed below:

COMMUNICATIONS & EVENTS COORDINATOR

PAID SUMMER INTERSHIP

Are you looking to be part of an energetic, passionate, and progressive workplace? Hoping to advance your marketing, events, and communications skills while taking on major responsibilities—all at a fast pace? Eager to do what you love while making a difference in your community? If so, Spinal Cord Injury BC is looking for you!

We’re looking for a Communications and Events Coordinator. This position is responsible forsupporting the organization’s strategic direction in the areas of marketing, digital communications, and fund development. This position also supports the organization’s special events. The applicant will have the opportunity to work on a broad range of marketing, communications, and fundraising materials, and event-based activities. This is a temporary full-time position from May to August 2017, located in Vancouver, BC.

The successful candidate will have the following characteristics:

• General understanding of marketing, and communications principles and tools
• Proficiency in social media (knowledge of WordPress, InDesign, Photoshop, and Premiere pro a plus)
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Superior administrative and computer skills
• Strong organizational skills
• Ability to manage a project from inception to completion
• Ability to take direction and work as part of a team
• Experience with events, fundraising, sales and/or business development an asset

SCI BC’s Communications and Events Coordinator summer intership runs from May to August for 15 weeks, with flexible start and end dates. Applicants must be between 15-30 years of age, returning to school full time, and a Canadian citizen. The salary is $15/hr for 15 full-time weeks.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter (including the date you are available to start) by email to hr@sci-bc.ca no later than May 18, 2017.

What have past summer students and interns said about SCI BC?

“Working at a non-profit organization gave me the opportunity to use my knowledge and skills in a meaningful way. The community at SCI BC is welcoming, friendly, encouraging, and inclusive. The organization trusted me to manage and complete a variety of important tasks from day one. I was given freedom to execute many different jobs, and I was able to see events through inception to completion which I found very rewarding. The skills I learned and connections I made at SCI BC are invaluable. I would recommend this internship to anyone who is interested in working in an energetic and innovative environment.” –Gill, 2014

“My placement at SCI BC gave me the confidence I needed to enter the PR industry upon graduation.” –Sonam, 2013

 “[Working at SCI BC] was a tremendous opportunity as a student to gain hands-on experience from such a unique and encouraging group of individuals every single day.” –Michelle 2013

“Working as an intern at Spinal Cord Injury BC (SCI BC) was a great opportunity to gain valuable experience in Public Relations, Marketing, Event Planning, and to learn more about how business operates in the Non-Profit sector…everyone I worked with at SCI BC was extremely friendly and took the time to mentor and provide feedback to ensure I was continually learning new skills and fine-tuning my strengths.” –Kelly, 2012

Spinal Cord Injury BC strives to ensure equal employment opportunities to all qualified candidates, without regard to race, colour, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected basis. Spinal Cord Injury BC complies with all applicable laws, rules and regulations in the performance of Canadian Labour Codes and the BC Employment Standards.

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