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.
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!
Fund Development and Grant Writing Specialist
Fund Development and Grant Writing Specialist
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
- 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
- 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
- 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 email@example.com 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?
“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, 2020
“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
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.