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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NOW HIRING:
Fund Development and Grant Writing Specialist

Here’s what we’re all about…

Spinal Cord Injury BC (SCI 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 in 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 diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise but we all share one thing: passion for people. We challenge, support and inspire one another. We’re invested in each other’s personal and professional development and foster a flexible, fun, and dedicated office culture.

The Details…

We’re looking for an energetic, creative and detail-oriented individual to join our Fund Development Team at SCI BC. This is a 1 FTE (37.5 hours per week) position. As our Fundraising and Grant Writing Specialist, you will:

Grants and Cases for Support

  • Research, prepare, and track grant submissions and cases for support
  • Produce grants reports for funders
  • Help to identify fundable opportunities and related recognition

Donor Engagement

  • Work with the Philanthropy team to create and implement donor-based fundraising campaigns
  • Contribute to the planning, coordination and execution of all donor stewardship initiatives

Corporate Engagement

  • Work with the Philanthropy team to create the overall sponsorship strategy
  • Support the development of cases of support from entities within the corporate sector, including the identification and articulation of the value proposition for partners as it relates to their commercial and philanthropic interests
  • Solicit cash and in-kind donations to support fundraising campaigns and SCI BC programs
  • Coordinate existing advertising portfolio and aggressively seek out potential new business

Marketing

  • Collaborate with the communications team to create marketing materials and campaigns to engage and steward donors, members, and sponsors
  • Attend SCI BC events as needed

Our new Fundraising and Grant Writing Specialist is creative, with strong storytelling and grant writing skills. They are collaborative, great at juggling multiple projects and deadlines, and inspired to succeed. They are confident using social media, and might even dabble in Canva or Photoshop. They have some experience working for non-profits or related education and experience.

To Apply:  Please forward your cover letter and resume, including the date you are available for work by email to hr@sci-bc.ca or by mail to Human Resources at 780 S.W. Marine Drive, Vancouver BC V6P 5Y7. Applications will be open until the position is filled.

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

“This is by far the best internship I have ever been a part of. 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 learned a lot about the non-profit sector, communications, and graphic design.” –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 the 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 the 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

 “[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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