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!
We’re hiring a Communications Associate!
Looking to use your communications skills in a fun, hands-on environment? Eager to do what you love while making a difference in your community?Spinal Cord Injury BC is looking for you!
We’re looking for an energetic, creative and detail-oriented individual to join our Communications Team at SCI BC. This is a .8 FTE (30 hours per week) position. As our Communications Associate, you will:
- Assist with the creation of communications and marketing materials and campaigns related to Peer Program events and fundraising activities.
- Contribute to the creation of event staging materials, copy writing, web content, graphic design, sponsorship acknowledgement, and other.
- Support creation, scheduling and monitoring of social media posts on all SCI BC channels, utilizing appropriate tracking tools and reporting analytics.
- Assist with identifying potential sponsorship opportunities and developing recognition opportunities and deliverables.
- Help generate ideas and copy for The Spin and assist with proof reading of each issue.
- Help maintain the SCI BC websites and support the creation, editing and posting of content.
Our SCI BC Communications Team is small but powerful. Our new Communications Associate will be collaborative, with strong planning, design, execution and problem solving abilities. Additionally, excellent writing, creative, marketing and organizational skills, with in-depth knowledge of social media platforms is imperative. Creative adaptability to match our brand and the specific style of a campaign, etc. is also important. Photography skills are welcomed, as are video editing and production abilities. Knowledge of the spinal cord injury community is an asset.
EDUCATION: Post-secondary degree in relevant field or equivalent training
EXPERIENCE: 1-2 years’ experience in a communications related field.
There are currently no other new employment opportunities at SCI BC. However, we’re always looking for volunteers!
What have past summer students and interns said about SCI BC?
“This is by far the best internship I have been a part of. I’ve learned more about a variety of software programs, design tools and gained valuable knowledge about non-profit operations and funding. I have been given a number of opportunities to take part in interesting projects and I feel like an important part of the SCI BC team. I have truly been included and valued during my time here and I have strengthened a wide array of employable skills and experience.”–Alison, 2016
“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.