Full-time Program Coordinator with Blind Beginnings
Blind Beginnings is a charitable organization whose mission is to inspire children and youth who are blind or partially sighted, and their families, providing diverse programs, experiences, counselling and peer support, and opportunities for them to create fulfilling lives. We envision a world where seeing things differently inspires limitless possibilities. For more information on Blind Beginnings visit www.blindbeginnings.ca
Position Title: Program Coordinator
Salary Range: $32,000 – $37,000 (35 hrs./week)
Term: Permanent after 3-month probation (As long as funding is available)
Location: Based in Metro-Vancouver with some travel to various locations in BC
Note: Must be willing to travel and work some evenings and weekends
Closing date: May 24, 2017
To coordinate the planning and implementation of Blind Beginnings programs for children, youth, and families, as well as assist with other administrative tasks as needed.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Plan and facilitate Junior Explorer’s Club meetings, and family community discovery outings
- Collaborate with Community Discovery Coordinators in other regions and attend those outings when possible
- Work with community partners and volunteers to plan and implement Summer Camp programs
- Prepare announcements and other promotional materials to advertise programs to members, volunteers, and community partners through Email, Web-site, and social media
- Process program and camp registrations and track attendance
- Invite guest speakers to lead club and/or camp activities
- Research and plan family outings and club activities for future meetings
- Respond to calls regarding programs
- Supervise program volunteers and track their participation
- Prepare program reports
- Gather feedback to evaluate programs
- Purchase refreshments and supplies for meetings and programs
- Perform other related duties as required.Required Skills and Qualifications:
- Diploma in Community Social Services, Child and Youth Care, Recreation or other relevant human services field – An equivalent combination of training, education, and experience may be considered.
- Project coordination experience
- Good computer skills (Office 2010) with a minimum typing speed of 50 words per minute.
- Ability to communicate effectively in English both written and verbally
- Demonstration of advanced interpersonal skills including debriefing, active listening, conflict resolution, group facilitation, one-to-one support, and problem solving
- Ability to perform assigned tasks within a reasonable time frame and meet deadlines as required.
- Ability to handle interruptions and perform multiple tasks.
- Flexibility to easily accept changing priorities and tasks as delegated.
- Able to follow established procedures and to use initiative and judgment as required.
- Ability to deal with confidential matters and use discretion.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Experience and comfort interacting with persons with a disability is essential
- must provide a current police record check before first day
- Please include cover letter and resume and how you learned of the position. We thank all applicants for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
- Please send applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org