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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 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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RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Since 1968, District 69 Society of Organized Services (SOS) has responded to the needs of individuals and families in our district. Our Vision is to make the Parksville Qualicum Beach region a supported and inclusive community.  With the support of 350 volunteers, staff of 70, and community collaborations, SOS provides 30 programs and services to all ages from meeting basic needs to programs that promote healthy living and social connections.  For 51 years, the SOS Thrift Shop has been the key funder of these programs.  In 2019, the Board of Directors formalized a Strategic Plan and recognized the need to expand fund development to support new Strategic Plan directives and growing community needs.

The Resource Development Manager plays a leadership role in building long-term relationships with key stakeholders and supporters.  This newly created position reports to the Executive Director, and as a member of the senior leadership team, the Resource Development Manager will work with SOS volunteers, staff and Board in its development and fundraising efforts.  The Resource Development Manager will be responsible for planning, coordinating, delivering, and evaluating a comprehensive range of fundraising strategies and associated marketing campaigns to achieve the funding goals.

Responsibilities:

  • In accordance with the Fund Development Plan, develop and implement fundraising strategies for corporate, foundation, individual, and public sources, to reach identified growth objectives.
  • Identify and solicit prospective donors and grant opportunities.
  • Develop a donor recognition and stewardship program.
  • Collaborate with staff to plan and deliver communication campaigns and marketing strategies. 
  • Manage donor database, tracking donor contributions, ensuring accurate inputs and generation of statistical and accountability reports.


Qualifications:

  • University degree in a related field and direct experience in the field of fundraising, marketing, and/or communications.
  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and execute a range of fund development initiatives.
  • Strong project management skills and track record of identifying, stewarding and delivering major gifts.
  • Experience in the community-based social services sector is an asset, as is proven experience in managing and motivating volunteers.
  • Exceptional communication skills with experience building sustainable, long-term relationships, partnerships, and philanthropic results.

Hours of Work:                35 hours per week

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

Start Date:                           ASAP

Deadline:                             October 18, 2019

Submit resume and cover letter, including references and salary requirements, in confidence to:

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

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Note: RCMP Police Information Check required. 

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

 

SOS CHILD, YOUTH & FAMILY WORKER - PART TIME

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assists in facilitating child and family programs by providing support in the planning, coordination and administration of the programs. 
  • Builds supportive relationships with participants through active involvement, positive role modeling and well developed communication skills. 
  • Ensures that the goals and objectives of the programs are met.

 Qualifications: 

  • At least one year’s program delivery experience; a related degree or Early Childhood Education certificate is preferred. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required.
  • A valid driver's license.

Hours of Work:          

  • Minimum of 3.5 hours/week – Fridays 8:30am to 12pm; with the possibility of Mondays 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm. This position requires availability for morning, afternoon and evening work.

Rate of Pay:                

Dependent on qualifications/experience 

Start Date:                Oct. 18, 2019

Deadline:                  Oct. 4, 2019

Submit resume and references to:

Child, Youth & Family Programs 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.

Note: Police Information Check and Criminal Record Check required. 

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

SOS THRIFT SHOP MERCHANDISER

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Sorts, labels, prices and rotates donations
  • Removes racks of clothing and merchandise from the Pricing Room to sales areas, and displays appropriately
  • Attends to Changing Rooms

Qualifications: 

  • Grade XII Diploma, or equivalent education and experience
  • Training and/or experience in customer service, and in working with volunteers
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Initiative and ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Physically fit – able to do heavy lifting in a safe manner
  • Knowledgeable of current fashions and trends
  • Able to recognize value of donated items and price accordingly

Hours of Work:    

35 hours per week; including working every Saturday & Sunday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

 Rate of Pay: $15.70 per hour to start + Benefits after 6 months. $16.70 per hour after 1 year. 

Start Date: ASAP

Note: Police Information Check required after Job Offer

Submit resume and references 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.

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

SOS THRIFT SHOP SHIPPER/RECEIVER

Duties & responsibilites:

  • Transports donations from loading bay to pricing/sorting room
  • Operates/assists on Thrift Shop truck
  • Sorts, labels, and prices donations

Qualifications: 

  • Training and/or experience in customer service
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Initiative and ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Physically fit; able to do heavy lifting in a safe manner
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License
  • Ability to drive 1 ton cube van

Hours of work: 35 hours per week; including working every Saturday & Sunday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Rate of Pay: $15.70 per hour to start  + Benefits after 6 months. $16.70 per hour after 1 year.

Start Date: ASAP

Submit resume and references to:
Thrift Shop Operations Manager,
Society of Organized Services (SOS),
PO Box 898, 245 West Hirst Ave.,
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 after Job Offer

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

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