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Job Details

Job Number:  57311
Program Director - Full-Time #J0919-0044
Job Posted: Thursday, 5 September 2019
Closing Date: Thursday, 26 September 2019
(in 7 days)
WJS Canada
Region: Kootenay, Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island & Coastal areas, Cariboo, North Coast / Nechako / North East, Fraser Valley, Thompson & Okanagan Type: Full time
Location: Maple Ridge, BC Salary: Hourly wage commensurate with qualifications.

WJS Canada is currently looking for one individual to join our team as a Full-Time Program Director.


Job Reference #J0919-0044

The Program:

The programs in this portfolio, provide support in a safe home environment to at-risk youth (13-18 years of age) receiving services through the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD). WJS staff support these youth in making favorable choices that facilitate success in achieving a sustainable, healthy lifestyle in a safe, educational and nurturing environment. Support is offered via positive role-modeling and consistent structure, within a trauma-informed care framework.


While WJS Canada has programs located in three provinces, this position is based out of the Central Administration office in Maple Ridge, BC. The position will oversee operations within the various regions of British Columbia and will require travel to the programs throughout the year. Each region has a variety of day programs and residential programs that serve children, youth and adults. This diverse population may include at risk youth, persons that have experienced trauma and persons with disabilities. WJS works closely with our funders to provide individualized, culturally responsive supports that meet the needs of the person being served.


The Position:

The Program Director will be providing operational management and oversight for programs in various sectors in the areas of financial management, administration, human resource management, quality assurance and business development within the Okanagan/Interior catchment areas. Focus will be on business administration, networking, responding with proposals and costings to RFP/RFQ as well as oversight of contract management and WJS relationships related to those responsibilities. The Director will supervise and ensure managers operate programs according to applicable policies, procedures, guidelines, regulations and provincially-determined standards, and that all programs comply with contractual obligations.


As a member of the Provincial Management Group, the Program Director participates in developing and approving policies and procedures, and contributes to agency decision-making. The Program Director also participates in national planning initiatives within the company.



This permanent, full-time position will work a flexible weekly schedule of 40 hours, Monday through Friday, to meet operational needs. Required to provide “on call” support during scheduled time off, with the ability to travel within the province to the various WJS programs.


Primary office location will be at the Central Administration office in Maple Ridge, BC.


Wage will be commensurate with the qualifications, at time of hiring.

The successful applicant must possess:

  • A degree in one of the humanities, social sciences or related field with educational preparation for the roles of manager and administrator.
  • Three to five years in a similar management or human resources generalist position
  • Must have specific experience with financial and human resource management.
  • Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Other Requirements:

  • Current WCB Occupational First Aid, Level 1 and CPR certificates required.
  • Experience with basic sign language and/or alternative communication strategies training or experience an asset.
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License and clean driver’s abstract with a reliable, safe vehicle (including appropriate insurance)
  • A physician’s note confirming suitability, including a negative tuberculosis screening test
  • Knowledge of MCFD (Ministry of Children and Family Development), CLBC (Community Living BC), Aboriginal Operational Practice Standards and Indicators and Child Care Licensing Regulations.


**Successful applicants will be required to participate in MCFD screening prior to confirmed employment with WJS Canada.**


Application deadline: September 26, 2019, or until a suitable candidate is found. 




How to Apply
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Deadline for applications is September 26, 2019 or until a suitable candidate is found.

Please apply with a resume and covering letter (outline education, experience and references).

Please be sure to include Reference #J0919-0044 with your submission.
Contact Details
Carol Siziba, Chief of Client Services
WJS Canada

Fax: (855) 465-5502
www:   clients.njoyn.com/CL4/xweb/xweb.asp?clid=76383&page=jobdetails&jobid=J0919-0044&BRID=EX13376

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