OUR TEAM

Our people are passionate about making a difference, applying their diverse experiences and skills to support our 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.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

 View our open opportunities below and be a part of something life-changing!

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 PROGRAM PRACTICUM STUDENT

PRACTICUM TERM

Our B You: Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds program team is seeking a highly motivated and experienced student to join our team and help us achieve our goals.

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