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!

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Communications Specialist

We’re looking for an energetic, creative and detail-oriented individual to join the Communications Team at SCI BC.

As our Communications Specialist, you will:

• Lead development, execution and evaluation of a communications strategy that aligns with SCI BC’s goals
• Curate, write or edit content that tells the SCI BC story and that of our members, including collateral and multi-media materials, website copy and blog posts, funding proposals, video scripts, media releases, and more
• Create compelling graphics, and develop creative marketing strategies and collateral to promote events, services and fundraising campaigns
• Contribute to story development, interviews and writing for The Spin magazine
• Manage SCI BC’s social media channels, continuously building our social and communications strategy, and monitor website and social analytics, including Google AdWords, Hootsuite and other online tracking tools
• Capture and/or coordinate powerful video and photos to document SCI BC events and stories of impact
• Manage media relations and coordinate connection between media, SCI BC staff and volunteers

Our Spinal Cord Injury BC Communications Team is small but powerful. Our new Communications Specialist will have excellent interpersonal skills and be a team player who thrives working with a wide range of stakeholders in a diverse community.

Ideally, your background and skills include:

• Post secondary degree/certificate in journalism, communications, public relations, marketing or a related field, with a minimum of 3 to 5 years’ experience directly related to specified duties and responsibilities
• Strong project management and organizational skills with fine attention to detail and timelines
• Familiarity and experience with mainstream social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube
• Knowledge of web design and digital communication tools, including HTML, WordPress, Canva and Mailchimp
• Graphic design and/or video editing skills and experience with software including Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro and InDesign (or equivalent)

To Apply:  Please send your resume and cover letter to hr@sci-bc.ca with the subject line: Communications Specialist

Application Deadline: September 30, 2018

Junior Accountant

We are recruiting for the role of Junior Accountant who will be a key contributor to the successful operation of our accounting services and general operations. We are looking for someone who has the ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines and is comfortable working both independently and in cooperation with others.

Reporting to the Manager of Finance the Junior Accountant will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following Key Responsibilities:

  • Performing the day-to-day accounting processes, including accounts payable and receivable, reconciliations and donor deposit processing
  • Ensuring month-end accounting procedures, including processing of expenses, journal entries, credit card and account reconciliations
  • Responding to accounting inquiries from internal and external stakeholders regarding billing and accounts receivable
  • Assisting with financial reporting to support the managerial team and other departments as required

In addition to being a team player, quick learner and an analytical thinker the successful candidate will have the Following Attributes:

  • 2 years’ of accounting processes & procedures experience; including accounts payable and receivables, preferably in a non-profit setting.
  • Working knowledge of an accounting software (Financial Edge would be an asset)
  • Knowledge of donation receipting procedures and donor data bases (Donor Perfect preferably)
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office, notably Excel
  • Willingness to learn and grow

You are committed to delivering work of high quality and enjoy a fast paced, energetic team environment. You respect the values and culture of a non-profit organization.

We anticipate this to be an .8FTE position. We offer some flexibility as to the days worked and a potential for a FT role for the right candidate.

Candidates are encouraged to enrol and work towards completion of the CPA designation.

To Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter including why you believe this is a good role for you by email to hr@sci-bc.ca or mail to Human Resources at 780 S.W. Marine Drive, Vancouver V6P 5Y7.

Application Deadline: October 20, 2018

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?

“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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