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Job Number:  39676
Program Manager - Employment & Social Enterprises - Community Living
Job Posted: Saturday, 11 November 2017
Closing Date: Saturday, 18 November 2017
(66 days ago)
North Shore ConneXions Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: North Vancouver Salary: To be discussed - competitive salary

North Shore ConneXions Society is an accredited, mid-sized, non-profit organization that provides a variety of Community Living services to people with intellectual disabilities.

Our vision is a community where all people with disabilities have equal opportunities to lead active, fulfilling lives and are recognized as contributing members of the community.


ConneXions is a community leader in providing individualized care and innovative initiatives for the people we serve. We support individuals living with intellectual disabilities to thrive in the unique life they choose.


This exciting and rare role requires a focussed, organized, engaging and professional leader who trains and supports the Social Enterprise and Employment teams in their day-to-day operations. This leader will inspire and help build the capacity of a dedicated and talented team of Vocational Trainers and Employment Specialists.


We are looking for a natural connector who fosters strong relations between the North Shore ConneXions Society and its self-advocates, families, the local business community and other stakeholders.


Reporting to: Director of Innovation & Marketing


Key Responsibilities:

  • Train and support the Social Enterprise team to develop and implement business ideas
  • Train and support the Employment team to effectively implement the Employment Services model including Discovery, Job Development, Job Coaching and Maintenance.
  • Develop and implement innovative ways to market the products and services
  • Develop and implement innovative ways to secure employment for clients
  • Write content and connect with the community through social media
  • Liaise with Community Living BC (CLBC) to ensure appropriate client fit to programs and encourage referrals
  • Prepare and submit reports to CLBC
  • Create and deliver presentations to schools, families, businesses and communities to build brand awareness, encourage individual referrals to Employment ConneXions, and increase social enterprise revenue
  • Keep abreast of technology and innovation that will benefit your role & the Society
  • Attend networking events in the local community representing the Society & sharing knowledge

Required skills, knowledge and personal attributes:

  • Minimum four years’ experience in direct program delivery of employment and social enterprise services within the community living sector
  • Minimum two years management experience preferred
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of community service partners, applicable legislation and policies, and best practices within the community living field
  • A bachelor degree in a field related to the job preferred
  • Experience managing teams in a unionized environment
  • Passionate about creating opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities
  • Engaging group facilitation skills
  • Demonstrated superior ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Solid understanding of various marketing techniques including demonstrated use of social media marketing
  • Experience operating a small business – your own or others - is an asset
  • Familiarity with financial record keeping using accounting software
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills; tact and good judgement
  • Ability to determine priorities, adhere to deadlines and multi-task
  • Creative, adaptable, flexible and detail oriented
  • High level of comfort with meeting new people and networking with other organizations and stakeholders
  • Strong desire to learn, grow and try new things

Other Requirements:

  • Please provide two or three professional references who we can call (at least one from a manager or supervisor)
  • Class 5 BCDL (Class 7 is not accepted) and driver’s abstract
  • Use of a reliable vehicle
  • Business Insurance - ICBC
  • Emergency or standard first aid with CPR/AED training
  • Criminal record check and tuberculosis screening clearance
  • Medical approval to work
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Send a formal cover letter and resume to:

Nathalie Callender

or by fax 604.984.9882
Contact Details:
North Shore ConneXions Society
1070 Roosevelt Crescent
North Vancouver, BC, V7P 1M3

Fax: 604.984.9882
www:   www.nsconnexions.org

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