Location/Lieu: Vancouver, BC
Position/Poste: Coordinator, Community Programs
Reporting into the Regional Manager, Community Programs & After Stroke, the Coordinator, Community Programs will be responsible for the planning, development and delivery of a broad range of community-based programs (delivered in-person or virtually) designed to assist people living with disabilities engage and participate in their communities. Such programs are designed to provide social, physical, emotional, recreational and/or cognitive participation and engagement opportunities. The Coordinator will work closely with the National Manager, Community Programs & Professional Practice to ensure programs are evidence-based, outcome focused, and aim to optimize quality of life as is defined by the client. The Coordinator will also work closely with the National Manager, Virtual Programming & Information Services to create new virtual programming and enrich existing virtual programming to enhance the client experience and maintain participation in programming that is meaningful and stimulating.
March of Dimes Canada has been supporting people with disabilities for almost 70 years. Our mission is to maximize the independence, personal empowerment and community participation of people with disabilities. The Coordinator, Community Programs will work directly with clients to establish outcome driven goals that will support their needs and allow them to live their lives in a way that is meaningful for them. A key responsibility for the Coordinator will be to listen to their client and develop a unique participation plan that encompasses March of Dimes Canada’s programs and services, as well as other community opportunities. The Coordinator will further their connection with clients through the delivery of programs to clients in their region.
The Coordinator, Community Programs will build awareness of the range of community resources and services available within their specific region and develop a thorough understanding of access points and service criteria. This will enable the Coordinator to work closely with clients and caregivers to connect them with the most appropriate community resources that will enhance their independence and improve their quality of life. The Coordinator, Community Programs is responsible for creating and executing annual program plans, establishing objectives and key performance indicators that are aligned with the broader CPAS goals. The Coordinator, Community Programs will work collaboratively with the National Philanthropy and Communications teams to manage and successfully execute nationally endorsed, community fundraising events. Additionally, supporting the work of the National Manager, Public Affairs will be fundamental, to support a consumer advocacy program, engaging the disability community to become compelling and effective self-advocates, while influencing local public and government awareness about disabilities.
- Post-secondary degree or diploma in health promotion, education, social work, recreation, community development or related area.
- 3-5 years of related health and education experience
- Experience working with the disability community, knowledge of disability issues and/or lived experience of disability will be considered strong assets
- Experience of providing person centred support to vulnerable people
- Experience of working with health and social care professionals in a variety of settings
- Experience with group facilitation
- Ability to demonstrate empathy whilst remaining objective and professional
- Demonstrates professional, customer-focused behaviour
- Ability to advocate for people with disabilities, their families and caregivers with a range of health and social care support organizations
- Ability to communicate effectively and build professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including health professionals and academic administration
- Works effectively with, and demonstrates respect for, others
- Self-motivated to achieve results
- Ability to communicate positively and effectively both in verbal and written form
- Ability to multi-task, keep current on department activities, and adapt to a changing environment
- Demonstrates willingness and ability to apply new methods and techniques
- Ability to effectively problem-solve, make recommendations and take appropriate action
- Good organizational and planning skills; effective team player
- Computer literate in Microsoft Office and Internet
- Driver’s license essential
- French an asset
Salary Range/Échelle des salaires: Commensurate with experience
Applications accepted until/Candidatures acceptées jusqu’au: (mm/dd/yyyy): 01/18/2021
Send application and resume to/Adressez votre demande d’emploi et curriculum vitae à:
Name: Jill Jukes
Position: Regional Manager
Address (#, street/rue, suite, city/ville, province, postal code): 301 – 1212 W Broadway, Vancouver BC V6H 3V1
March of Dimes Canada is committed to a workforce that is reflective of the diverse populations that we serve. We welcome applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and accessibility standards across Canada, March of Dimes Canada will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require any accommodations, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We are committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive, equitable and accessible.