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POSITION: Success By 6® Community Coordinator- Cowichan Valley Region

UWCNVI MISSION

We improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action.

POSITION SUMMARY

Are you a proven leader with core strengths and experience working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders to support early childhood development? Are you a self-starter with a strong commitment to Early Childhood Development and have the personality to build grassroots networks, coalitions, collaborations and partnerships within communities? United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island (UWCNVI) is seeking a professional SBY6 Early Years Community Coordinator.

The SBY6 Early Years Coordinator is responsible for implementing the strategic priorities of the Success By 6® Council of Partners community development deliverables in the geographic area of the Cowichan Valley and surrounding area. The Coordinator will provide leadership to effect positive change in the growth and development of children aged 0-6 and their families within the Cowichan Valley. This includes leadership for a community collaboration which brings together community stakeholders from business, health, education, labour, government, faith and cultural groups, along with ECD service providers.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent in early childhood/community development training/experience
  • Knowledge of current challenges and opportunities within the early childhood development field
  • Demonstrated experience in community development, project management, and group facilitation
  • Demonstrated experience working with Indigenous communities and with cultural protocols
  • Self-starter with strong administration and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated experience in collective strategic planning for a region of this size
  • Effective written & verbal communications skills
  • Knowledgeable and efficient with computers, softwareand social media
  • Flexibility regarding availability (There will be work required during non-traditional working hours- evenings and weekends)
  • This position requires a current and valid BC driver’s license and your own reliable transportation
  • Previous fundraising, grant proposal writing, marketingand media experience preferred
  • Previous experience in data collection, community mapping and needs assessment processes preferred
  • Previous experience working in a non-profit environment preferred

This term position is funded by annually renewed Provincial SBY6 funding for that given year. There is no guarantee of a renewal of this position. Any renewal is dependent upon receiving funding each year and when funding is received, any renewal is at the discretion of Cowichan SBY6 Council of Partners, UWCNVI as SBY6 Managing Partner and the Cowichan Valley SBY6 Lead Partners.

 

The Coordinator will work 28 hours per week during the 2017-2018 fiscal year, ending March 31, 2018.

TO APPLY

If you are looking for an opportunity to be involved in a great cause and to have a career in a rewarding and exciting organization, please submit your resume and cover letter via email to Julie Rushton, Regional Manager, Early Years Initiatives, at rsb6@uwcnvi.ca. No phone calls, please. 

Closing date for this posting is Thursday, August 31, 2017, at 4:00 PM. 

 

POSITION: Part-Time Bookkeeper - Nanaimo 

UWCNVI MISSION

We improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action.

POSITION SUMMARY

The United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island is currently seeking an experienced, part-time bookkeeper to join our team for 2 days per week, with some flexibility (hours must be worked between Tuesday - Thursday). Wage range is $20-25/hr depending on qualifications and experience.

This position will work out of our Nanaimo office, reporting to the Financial Controller. Some coordination with remote office employees will be required. The candidate must be friendly and welcoming as she/he will at times be the initial contact for donors, community members, and others who visit or call our office. As this position is located in a busy and small but expanding office environment, the candidate must be a positive, upbeat team player who is able to work well under pressure and with conflicting demands. The candidate must have strong organizational skills and be detail oriented. Experience working with non-profits will definitely be considered an asset.

DUTIES INCLUDE

  • Payroll
  • Accounts payable
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Government remittances
  • Assistance with financial tracking and monitoring of Federal Government Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) sub-contracts
  • Journal/adjusting entries
  • Assistance with annual audit and other reporting requirements
  • Filing
  • Other duties as required

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum 2+ years experience in full-cycle bookkeeping
  • Bookkeeping and payroll certifications
  • Proficient in SAGE 50
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel 
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to excel in a small, busy office environment 

TO APPLY

If you are looking for an opportunity to be involved in a great cause and to have a career in a rewarding and exciting organization, please submit your resume and cover letter via email to finance@uwcnvi.ca. No phone calls, please. 

Closing date for this posting is Friday, August 25, 2017. 


POSITION: Marketing & Communications Officer 

UWCNVI MISSION

We improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action.

POSITION SUMMARY

United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island (UWCNVI) is seeking a skilled, dedicated, results oriented communications professional, passionate about providing education around pressing social issues and inspiring people to volunteer, donate and act in support of United Way's efforts to improve lives and community. 

As an energetic and creative communications and marketing up and comer, this is an excellent opportunity to hone your skills in donor centric communications, build relationships with the media in several communities, work with our many corporate and institutional partners as well as research and translate the inspiring stories from the programs our donors fund into motivational copy and social media campaigns. 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field (or equivalent experience)
  • 3-5 years of experience in a communications/marketing role
  • Excellent writing skills (samples will be requested) for marketing and promotional purposes
  • Social media expertise
  • Experience in fundraising and or non-profit work
  • Valid driver's license with access to a vehicle
  • Research skills and ability to take quality photographs
  • Available to travel and work occasional evenings/weekends with a flexible schedule
  • Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Light Room, and Illustrator experience is considered an asset

TO APPLY

If you are looking for an opportunity to be involved in a great cause and to have a career in a rewarding and exciting organization, please submit your resume, cover letter and samples of your writing/materials (links are fine) including salary via email to info@uwcnvi.ca. No phone calls, please. 

Closing date for this posting is Friday, August 18, 2017. 


POSITION: Success By 6 Aboriginal Early Years Coordinator - Lake Cowichan

POSITION SUMMARY

Are you a proven leader with core strengths and experience working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders to support Aboriginal early childhood development? Are you a self-starter with a strong commitment to Early Childhood Development and have the personality to build grassroots networks, coalitions, collaborations and partnerships within communities? United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island (UWCNVI) is seeking a professional SBY6 Aboriginal Early Years Coordinator.

The SBY6 Aboriginal Early Years Coordinator is responsible for implementing the strategic priorities of the Qu Shin Tul and Success By 6® community development deliverables in the geographic area of the Cowichan Valley and surrounding area, including No 11 and Tussie Rd. 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of two-year Early Childhood Education diploma
  • Experience working within Indigenous communities and with cultural protocols.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in early years’ programs and services
  • Experience in community development, project management and group facilitation with effective written and verbal communications and public speaking skills.
  • Proven experience in collective strategic planning for a region of this size is required.
  • Coordination and/or project management experience.
  • Previous fundraising, grant proposal writing, marketing, and media experience would be preferred.
  • This position requires current and valid BC drivers’ license and your own reliable transportation.
  • Knowledgeable and efficient with computers and a variety of word processing and spread sheet software.

TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter along with your resume to Julie Rushton, Regional Manager, Early Years Initiatives, at rsb6@uwcnvi.ca.  

Closing date for this posting is 4 pm August 25, 2017. 


POSITION: Community Volunteer - United Way Photographer 

UWCNVI MISSION

We improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action.

POSITION SUMMARY

United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island (UWCNVI) is seeking a skilled, dedicated, results oriented photography professional, passionate about providing exceptional photography results in support of United Way's efforts to improve lives and community. 

As an energetic and creative photographer, this is an excellent opportunity to hone your skills in photo-journalistic photography, build relationships with the media in several communities while giving back to your community. 

The primary responsibilities of this position include attending local community events, namely the United Way Campaign Kick-Off events, organized at least 1 week prior, capture and submit photos of the events to United Way, and represent United Way in a professional manner at all venues. 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Possesses own high-resolution camera
  • Previous photography experience is an asset
  • Enthusiasm
  • Creativity
  • Reliability
  • Professionalism
As a volunteer, your work will be rewarded with professional exposure, photo credit for all content used, and a professional reference of skills and appraisal. 

TO APPLY

If you are looking for an opportunity to be involved in a great cause please submit your photography resume, cover letter, and samples of your photography portfolio (links are fine) to info@uwcnvi.ca. No phone calls, please. 

This posting will close once filled. 

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