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 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.


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.


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!




Application deadline: March 17, 2023

For more than 20 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria Capital Region has been operating a social enterprise in support of our mission to enable life-changing relationships to ignite the power and potential of young people. Our social enterprise raises funds for our mentoring programs while diverting re-usable goods from landfills and maximizing benefits to our community through environmental stewardship.

Under the direction of the Social Enterprise Business Manager, we work to upcycle used items through sales, with every dollar raised supporting our agency and vulnerable children in our community.

We are looking for a Business Manager to lead our social enterprise with strategic vision, strong management skills and business acumen – an innovative entrepreneur who will help us grow our business, ensure profitability and build solid partnerships throughout the community.


Reporting to the Executive Director, the Social Enterprise Business Manager manages our social enterprise. They are responsible for:

  • Ensuring that targets are met and maintaining strong fiscal accountability
  • Business development including supporting the development and implementation of a business plan
  • Providing leadership for the safe and effective day-to-day operations of the social enterprise
  • Achieving profitability, growth and market performance through innovative entrepreneurial approaches to business development
  • Managing all areas of day-to-day social enterprise business operations, including safety of staff and customers, inventory and product management, revenue generation, stakeholder relations, customer service, events marketing, budget management, quality assurance, staff scheduling, etc.
  • Maintaining and developing a donations solicitation strategy, using technology to maximize both profitability and good donor relations
  • Recruiting, hiring, training, scheduling, mentoring, coaching and performance managing all employees of the social enterprise, including co-op students and volunteers
  • Monitoring budgets, revenues and expenditures to ensure maximum profit levels are achieved, which includes preparing financial and performance-oriented reports for purposes of strategic development
  • Managing operations related to a truck fleet, including maintenance, donation pick-ups and deliveries, tracking and scheduling
  • Maintaining knowledge of the organization, its programs, mission and vision, and promoting the agency throughout the community
  • Informing the strategic plan through annual business plans which outline financial projections based on performance analysis
  • Regularly conducting quantitative and qualitative analysis to identify strengths and weaknesses to improve overall performance
  • Leading, supporting and/or coordinating logistics and procurement
  • Working in compliance with Employment Standards and WorkSafeBC and ensuring safety is a top priority
  • Supporting the development of marketing strategies
  • Strong background in business or related discipline
  • Experience in inventory management, managing stakeholders, building strong relationships, and hands-on experience mentoring and developing others
  • Post-secondary education in business administration, economics, other related discipline or equivalent experience
  • 1-2 years’ supervisory experience in a multi-disciplinary environment with a scheduling component.
  • Previous supervisory, managerial or entrepreneurial experience in a social enterprise setting preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in managing a complex social enterprise or retail environment
  • Strong financial analysis skills, with the ability to create financial models preferred
  • Strong attention to detail, time management, and organizational skills
  • Good interpersonal skills, effective oral and written communication skills and exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong IT skills with a good knowledge of computer systems and database management
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends
  • Great team player that can work cooperatively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, clean driver’s abstract, and successfully complete a vulnerable sector check




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.


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
  • 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
  •  Post-secondary education in accounting, business or related discipline
  • Strong Excel skills required, good computer and administrative skills, Office 365
  • 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




Application deadline: March 31, 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.

  • Post-secondary education in business, entrepreneurship, finance/accounting, or
    • 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




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.


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
  • 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




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. 


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
  • 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