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Looking for a rewarding career in the non-profit sector? SOS is an award-winning organization that has been making life better for residents in the Parksville Qualicum Beach region since 1968. 

What you'll love about SOS: 

  •  Great company culture.  We value each member of our team and what they bring to our organization. Our staff are passionate about their work and together we strive to maintain a positive, supportive and respectful work environment.  
  • Work-life balance. We know that people need their personal time in order to be efficient at work. Our staff leave at the end of the workday, and they leave their work at work.
  • Rest and relaxation. At SOS we are serious about self-care and know that happy, healthy staff make great employees. Full time employees start at 2-week vacation, and that goes up to 3 weeks after 2 years. Plus they get to take off their birthdays, Boxing Day and two extra SOS days around Christmas and Easter.
  • Competitive salary and health benefits. SOS provides extended health and dental plans for permanent employees as well life insurance plans and the option to participate in an RRSP program.

Have a look at some of our available opportunities below:

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SOS is a non-profit social service organization that offers support services to residents within School District 69.  We are currently looking for an energetic and efficient professional to coordinate our Fundraising/Donor Services Program.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Performs Fundraising Program administrative and office support tasks and maintains DonorPerfect database. 
  • Assists with building long-term relationships with key stakeholders and supporters.
  • Implements and maintains Fundraising Program administrative systems and procedures.
  • Point person for donor enquiries.
  • Provides coverage to co-workers (including reception duties) as required, and during holiday periods and sick time. 

Qualifications & Skills: 

  • Completion of Post-Secondary training in a related field supplemented by a minimum of two years previous experience in a similar role, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  Experience in the community-based social services sector is an asset.
  • Must have database experience working with fundraising software, and in particular DonorPerfect would be an asset.
  • Knowledge and hands on experience in Microsoft Office Suite.  Organizing skills and hands-on experience in office procedures.
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities and frequent deadlines with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required.
  • Results oriented and ability to thrive in a fast paced, dynamic environment. Calm and professional under pressure.
  • Ability to work in a team environment, as well as function independently.  Ability to be positive and donor-centred in performance of all duties.
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence.

Hours of Work:  35 hours per week

Start Date:  ASAP

Rate of Pay:  Dependent on qualifications/experience (+ Benefits)

Deadline:  September 23, 2020

Submit resume and references to:

Executive Director,
Society of Organized Services (SOS),
PO Box 898,
245 West Hirst Avenue,
Parksville  BC  V9P 2G9.

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Note:  Police Information Check required. 

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assists with the management of the day-to-day operations of the Thrift Shop ensuring the goals and objectives of the Society are met. 
  • Also assists with:  supervision of staff, volunteer management, and building maintenance and security.
  • Maintains effective relationships with volunteers, and community groups.  Ensures high standard of customer/donor service.
  • Prepares reports/conducts special studies, as requested.  Maintains a current awareness of developments in the non-profit retail field.
  • Ensures that the Thrift Shop Staff and Volunteer Guidelines are maintained and carried out.

Qualifications & Skills: 

  • Grade XII Diploma.
  • Management, supervisory, customer service training and three to five years of experience, including experience in working with volunteers.
  • Experience in a retail environment, including operation of cash registers, sales balancing and bank deposits.
  • Training and experience in office procedures and computer.
  • Training and/or experience in Health and Safety Regulations.
  • Demonstrated teamwork, leadership and supervisory skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written, as well as interpersonal.
  • Initiative and ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to work effectively with staff, volunteers, non-profit groups, agencies and organizations.
  • Ability to work in sometimes stressful situations, maintaining good decision making.
  • Dedication to providing excellent customer/donor service.
  • Exceptional organizational ability.  Must be able to plan, prioritize, and implement daily work.
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence.

Hours of Work: 35 hours/week (working every Saturday and Sunday; “Weekend”: Thursday/Friday).

Rate of Pay: Dependent on qualifications/experience (+ Benefits).

Start Date:  ASAP

Submit your resume, with references, in confidence to:

Thrift Shop Operations Manager,
Society of Organized Services (SOS),
PO Box 898, 245 West Hirst Avenue,
Parksville  BC  V9P 2G9.

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deadline:  September 23, 2020

Note: RCMP Criminal Record Check required.

 We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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  • Thank you for arranging a drive for my medical appointment... I really appreciate your cheerfulness...

    ~ a safely transported client

  • Not since the banquets of Nero... has such a meal been served on golden plates!

    ~ a delighted diner

  • The program was most helpful, empowering, and valuable.

    ~ a self-help participant

  • I have become more dignified and stable.

    ~ a community member enriched

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    ~ a child's first picnic

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    ~ a family helped