Community Program and Volunteer Coordinator

Job Title: 
Community Program and Volunteer Coordinator
Parent Support Services Society of BC
Feb 24 2017 - 12:00pm

Permanent Part Time 24 hours per week - includes occassional evenings and weekends


Starting Wage $23.00-$25.00/hr.

Job Description: 

Parent Support Services Society of BC (PSS) is a provincial non-profit organization that promotes community development and a participatory approach through our self-help parenting support circles. PSS strives to empower individuals and groups of people with the skills they need to affect change and improve parenting practice. The Program Coordinator is a community developer who understands both how to work with individuals and how to affect communities’ positions within the context of a larger social institutions.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

Demonstrated leadership in community organizing
Knowledge and understanding of community/social issues and community development values and principles
Knowledge of sound parenting practices and related resources
Strong abilities to develop and maintain community partnerships
Well-developed abilities to coordinate and motivate volunteers
Knowledge and proven experience in program planning, social research and evaluation
Demonstrated resourcefulness and excellent judgment
Proven ability to work independently, as part of a team and to provide leadership in a voluntary setting
Knowledge of the non-profit /volunteer sector
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Good public relations and promotion skills
Solid administrative skills including new technologies and social media
Experience in event and activity planning
Commitment to collaboration and inclusion
Commitment to social justice and anti-oppressive practice
Cross cultural communication skills and an ability to work with diverse populations

Adult education and group facilitation skills (desired)
Advocacy skills (desired)
Knowledge of kinship care and related legislation, resources and benefits (desired)

Additional languages and/or expertise working or living within diverse communities: Indigenous, immigrants, seniors, LGBTQ+ and/or incarcerated communities (desired)
Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Social Work/Social Services or related discipline.
Must have criminal record check clearance, a valid driver’s license

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Reporting to the Director Circles and Community Development and working as part of the Circle and Community development team the candidate will build on a well-established network of community partnerships and existing support circles program in various communities. The Coordinator will, recruit and screen volunteer facilitators, organize facilitators’ training, support volunteer facilitators, steering committee members and work with partners to expand and ensure effective and efficient programming.

How to Apply: 

Applications will be accepted by email and must include cover letter, resume, and contact information of 3 references. Please put, Community Program and Volunteer Program Coordinator in the subject line.
Attention: Executive Director
Email: hr [at] parentsupportbc [dot] ca

Additional Information: 

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. We thank you in advance for your interest in the position.


Burnaby, BC