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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!

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Administrative Assistant

We’re looking for an energetic, personable, and detail-oriented individual to join our Administration Team at SCI BC. This is a full-time (37.5 hours per week) position located at our provincial head office in Vancouver, BC.

Reporting to the Manager of Finance and HR, this role will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide general administrative and operational support, including reception duties, operations tasks, and taking a proactive approach to annual recurring tasks and maintaining supplies and inventory.
  • Support facility operations, including liaising with suppliers, contractors and IT providers, and scheduling building maintenance as requested
  • Support data input and reporting from finance, contact management and other database systems.
  • Assist with the distribution of internal and external communications.

We are looking for someone with exceptional organizational abilities, along with the following skills:

  • 2-5 years administrative/office experience
  • Ability to represent the organization in a professional, competent and welcoming manner
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe Pro
  • Excellent written and verbal communication abilities
  • Familiarity with contact or donor databases (DonorPerfect preferably)
  • A can-do attitude and willingness to problem solve
  • Desire to take initiative, learn new skills and improve practices
  • Entry level accounting/bookkeeping abilities, an asset
  • Experience with both PC & MAC platforms, as well as familiarity working in a Cloud environment, an asset

You are a dedicated and enthusiastic professional committed to delivering accurate, timely and high-quality work, and providing exceptional service to members, donors and volunteers. Comfortable working both independently and in partnership with a great team of co-workers, you enjoy a fast-paced, energetic environment and you respect the values and culture of a non-profit organization.

To Apply:  Please forward your cover letter and resume including the date you are available for work no later than Tuesday, January 19 – by email to hr@sci-bc.ca, by mail to Human Resources at 780 S.W. Marine Drive, Vancouver V6P 5Y7, or by fax to (604) 326-1229. No phone calls please.

Our sincere thanks to all those expressing interest in the position, however, only those applicants invited for an interview will be contacted.

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

“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.

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