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!
Scotiabank Charity Challenge Peer Recruiter
About the Role: This role supports Spinal Cord Injury BC’s annual fundraising run, the Scotiabank Charity Challenge. Job duties will include participant recruitment, marketing and communications, fundraising coaching and administration. The position is part-time at 20 hours/week for 10 weeks and the applicant must be between the ages of 15-30 at the beginning of the contract.
Location: Remote until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Must have access to the internet.
MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
The Peer Recruiter will support the Fund Development team in identifying individuals to join SCI BC’s 2021 Scotiabank Charity Challenge. The role will be responsible for conducting outreach and registering interested individuals.
Creating recruitment lists from SCI BC’s membership and networks
Creating outreach communications
Contacting prospects by phone and email
Registering individuals on the online platform
Fundraising and Communications:
The Peer Recruiter will support the Fund Development and Communications teams to maximize fundraising and storytelling including:
Identifying individuals to profile in team emails, and social media
Helping to coach team members on fundraising tactics
Supporting online events
Maintaining team records
This position requires an outgoing and positive personality, strong writing and organizational skills. Lived experience with spinal cord injury or physical disability is an asset.
Must be between the ages of 15-30 due to funding constraints.
Experience: Experience with fundraising, communications roles/activities (paid & volunteer) an asset.
Apply: Submit your cover letter and resume to HR@sci-bc.ca by May 7, 2021
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.