Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria Capital Region is committed to sustaining an environment where representation matters, diversity is celebrated and people of every race, religion, culture, gender and sexual orientation are welcomed. We acknowledge and honour the diversity of people, cultures, traditions and experiences, and we recognize and uphold the right of all individuals to respect, dignity, fairness, caring, equality, self-esteem and inclusion.

OUR TEAM

Our people are passionate about making a difference, applying their diverse experiences and skills to support our community’s most vulnerable young people as a team. We strive to share our values of welcoming, learning and sharing with our staff and co-op/practicum students.

BE A PART OF SOMETHING BIG

From program staff to collections coordinators to marketing specialists, we all work together to improve the lives of children and youth in our community. Join our mission to enable life-changing mentoring relationships to ignite the power and potential of young people.

WORK WITH US

Flexible full-time and part-time positions are available. Permanent positions offer benefits and possibility of working remotely. View our open opportunities below and become a part of something life-changing!

FINANCE TEAM

FINANCE ASSISTANT

PERMANENT, PART-TIME

Application deadline: February 10, 2023

Our finance team is looking for a motivated and experienced Finance Assistant to support bookkeeping and financial reporting needs of the organization.

Reporting directly to the Manager of Finance, the Finance Assistant is responsible for general support of the finance department, including bookkeeping, payroll, financial reporting, and general administrative support. The position will provide the candidate with hands-on experience in accounting/financial management in a non-profit setting. This part-time position offers a flexible work schedule with a combination of remote and in-office work.

ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to our Manager of Finance, the responsibilities of the position will be:

  •  Reconciling and overseeing cash; including preparing bank deposits, reconciling
    petty cash
  • Assisting with payroll, human resources record-keeping and benefit
    administration
  • Using QuickBooks software, assisting with accounts payable, accounts receivable,
    bank reconciliations, month-end reports. Ensuring all transactions adhere to
    financial policies and approvals
  • Preparing financial documents and other administrative tasks as required
  • Working with the Finance team to improve financial controls, systems and
    templates, in accordance with financial policies
  • Maintaining the financial and administrative filing systems
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
  •  Post-secondary education in accounting, business or related discipline
  • Strong Excel skills required, good computer and administrative skills, Office 365
    programs
  • Experience with QuickBooks accounting software an asset.
  • Good knowledge of accounting standards
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills; able to multi-task and handle
    multiple priorities
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work independently with a flexible schedule
  • Experience working in a not-for-profit work environment an asset

FUND DEVELOPMENT TEAM

PROSPECT RESEARCHER

PERMANENT, PART-TIME

Application deadline: February 15, 2023

Our fund development team is seeking a Prospect Researcher to support the department in researching fundraising opportunities.

Working with the team, the Prospect Researcher will support fund development through identifying, researching, interpreting and analyzing information on prospective donors. The ideal candidate will excel at uncovering connections and in-depth and actionable insights on donor prospects; prepare research profiles of key individuals, corporations, foundations and grant funders; as well as other research duties as required. This includes working with development system software –Donor Perfect.

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
  • Post-secondary education in business, entrepreneurship, finance/accounting, or
    philanthropy
    • Knowledge of philanthropy or non-profit work environment
    • Experience in researching and data collection
    • Strong computer and administrative skills, office 365 programs, donor
    management software, and advanced Excel
    • Able to complete training on new donor software database within 30 days of hire
    • Excellent time management and organizational skills; able to multi-task and handle
    multiple priorities
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Ability to work with a small team with a flexible schedule

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE TEAM

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE

4-MONTH CO-OP TERM, FULL-TIME

Our BIG Island Treasures social enterprise team is seeking a highly motivated and experienced student to join our team and help us achieve our goals.

For over 20 years, we have operated a social enterprise which raises funds for our programs and supports environmental stewardship. Our social enterprise also provides a valued service to the community by diverting textiles and upcycling items. We care about youth, so we care about protecting our planet for the future!

The Business Development Associate will work with the team to support new fund development initiatives aligned with our strategic priorities. We are seeking a student with education in business, entrepreneurship and marketing for a four-month co-op term.

ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to our Manager of Operations, the responsibilities of the
position will be:

  • Meeting growth targets and increasing revenues
  • Marketing and communications
  • Business analysis and reporting
  • Developing new business initiatives
  • Community networking
  • Other tasks as needed to support the social enterprise team
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
  • Post-secondary education in business, entrepreneurship and marketing
  • Warm and pleasant personality, strong work ethic, strong team player, strong communication skills
  • Computer and administrative skills, eg: word processing, Excel, Publisher
  • Digital marketing skills, eg: WordPress, social media, graphic design
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills, able to multi-task and handle multiple priorities, able to work independently
  • Reliable transportation/Valid BC Driver’s License

B YOU: HEALTHY BODIES, HEALTHY MINDS PROGRAM

PROGRAM PRACTICUM STUDENT

PRACTICUM TERM

Our B You: Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds program team is seeking a highly motivated and experienced student this Winter or Spring semester to help us achieve our goals. We are looking for someone who cares about making a difference in our community to join our compassionate and motivated team.

B You: Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds is a group mentoring program for female-identifying and gender-diverse youth aged 10-15. Young people learn about mental and physical wellness, healthy relationships and self-compassion.

We are seeking a practicum student who is currently enrolled in an undergraduate (third or fourth year) or graduate program in the schools of social work or child and youth care at any accredited post-secondary institution within Canada. 

ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to our B You Coordinator, the responsibilities of the
position will be:

  • Complete B You facilitator training
  • Plan and facilitate B You sessions for youth
  • Assist with updates to program materials and resources
  • Maintain digital and hard files while maintaining confidentiality and upholding agency guidelines
  • Shadow and co-facilitating volunteer screening interviews
  • Assist with writing volunteer screening assessments and interview summaries
  • Attend, shadow, and co-facilitate volunteer orientation and training sessions
  • Assist with gathering data and program reporting
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
  • 2 years of post-secondary education in social work or child and youth care
  • Vulnerable sector background check
  • Caring and committed, strong work ethic, strong team player, strong communication skills
  • Creativity and adaptability
  • Multi-tasking and problem-solving
  • Efficiency and organization