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 non-profit organization. Join our team!
Spinal Cord Injury BC is 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: a 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 looking for a dynamic, community-minded person to lead our flagship Prince George peer support program, providing peer support to people living with SCI and similar disabilities in the North. You will create fun and engaging community events, host social coffee groups, and offer individualized support and information to people living with spinal cord injury and their families. You have spinal cord injury experience and enjoy sharing skills and experiences with others. You’re great at connecting people, and you know how to bring people together to build a sense of community through shared experiences.
In this role you will help develop a community of SCI peer support through:
- Recruitment and retention of members and participants
- Facilitation of coffee group sessions
- Social and educational event planning and hosting
- Developing and maintaining community partnerships
- Program administration, evaluation and development
Hours: 19 hrs/week, including occasional evenings and weekends.
View the full job posting here.
Please forward your cover letter and resume, including the date you are available for work by email to email@example.com or by mail to Human Resources at 780 S.W. Marine Drive, Vancouver BC V6P 5Y7. This posting will remain open until filled. Interviews of qualified candidates will be ongoing as we hope to fill this role as soon as possible. No phone calls please.
What have past interns and summer students said about SCI BC?
“My time working with SCI BC was filled with many incredible opportunities. I was ecstatic when the opportunity arose to collaborate with individuals who were passionate about spreading information and awareness regarding spinal cord injury and other related disabilities. I highly recommend volunteering or seeking information through the SCI BC team, as I have left with an abundance of new knowledge, new outlooks, as well as new friends.” – Christina
“My first co-op role was for Spinal Cord Injury BC which is a provincial non-profit. That was a job where I felt like I did not go to work, I went there and enjoyed what I did so much every day, that there was no way I could label it as a job. It was just a great time and you helped out so many people. I got to be creative and plan events but then also have more technical components of managing a budget. I definitely see myself going back to a nonprofit role, long term.” – Gazal
“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
“[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
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.