Let your career SOAR with Wildlife Rescue!
Are you interested in being part of a PURPOSE-DRIVEN team that encourages volunteerism in our local
Do you want to join a fast-growing organization making a big impact in BC?
We are looking for a Volunteer Program Manager to join our team.
In this dynamic, flexible role, you are empowered to bring your innovative spirit to work every day, where you
can make a big impact on a team of dedicated volunteers and the wildlife patients they care for.
Wildlife Rescue values work-life balance;
We offer numerous values-driven employee perks and benefits to support our employees in being their best
selves both in and out of the workplace.
Our Volunteer Manager role is a full-time, 35-40 hours per week, with flexibility on exact hours and schedule
dependent on the candidate.
Who YOU are:
You are an enthusiastic professional with a vision and passion for applying volunteer strengths to the
You thrive in working with people, can develop new volunteer positions and programs that support the Wildlife
Rescue team, and introduce, develop, and ensure effective volunteer management practices and standards
throughout the organization.
You embrace the opportunity to bring new ideas and innovative approaches to a not-for-profit driven by our
Mission, Vision and Values which we live and breathe every day.
Who WE are:
Established in 1979, Wildlife Rescue Association of BC is a leader in the rehabilitation of wild animals and is
committed to educating the public on how to coexist peacefully with wildlife. Located in Burnaby, BC, we are
western Canada’s busiest wildlife rehabilitation centre, with over 6,000 animal patients admitted each year.
The Wildlife Rescue Association of BC is located on the ancestral and unceded homelands of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓
and Sḵwxwú7mesh speaking peoples. We are grateful for the opportunity to be on this beautiful, shared ̱
Employee Perks and Benefit:
• Remote work opportunities (dependent on position)
• Flexible work week (35-40 hours/week) dependent on candidate work style and preference.
• Professional development funding and opportunities
• Room for career growth
• 3 weeks paid vacation to start
• A competitive extended medical and dental benefits plan, which includes:
o Teladoc medical services
o Employee Life insurance
o Access to Mental Health services including counselling, psychotherapy, and more
Highlight of Key Responsibilities:
• Deliver a comprehensive volunteer program plan that encompasses recruitment, training and
development, supervision, and recognition in line with the program budget
• Strategically plan and coordinate the seasonal recruitment, onboarding, and training of new volunteers
• Assess departmental volunteer needs and assist in the design of volunteer and knowledge philanthropist
roles as needed
• Work with staff to ensure volunteers have adequate training, resources, supervision, and performance
feedback to fulfil their roles
• Maintain comprehensive and up-to-date volunteer records, create accurate volunteer schedules, track
program statistics, and produce reports for funding applications
• Evaluate the program to measure successes and identify areas for improvement
• Recognize and appreciate volunteers through formal and informal means such as planning social
activities and appreciation events, including requests for in-kind donations for these events
• Assist with human resources activities such as posting job adverts on recruitment platforms and
• Prepare annual plans and reports
• Manage a team of staff and volunteers (including two staff coordinators in the Volunteer Program,
Practicum students and volunteers directly involved with recruitment and onboarding)
• Collaborate within the organization with Directors, Managers, and other staff
Key Qualifications & Experience:
• 2+ years of related experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience
• Strong time management and organizational skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Solid experience of people supervision or management
• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced virtual team environment with a high degree of autonomy and
• Competence in office software including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and the
ability to quickly learn and master volunteer database software
• Proven ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships
• Demonstrated resourcefulness, problem solving, and decision-making skills
• Excellent leadership skills with the ability to inspire others
• A keen interest in wildlife and nature
• OR the right combination of skills and experience—we are looking for the right fit for our team and
encourage all interested candidates to apply.
• All candidates must be willing to submit proof of current tetanus and COVID-19 vaccination and to
obtain criminal record check as per policy.
• WRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; It is WRA’s policy to
provide equal opportunity for all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to
race, colour, religion or creed, gender, age, disability, national origin, language, political belief, criminal
record, pregnancy, marital status or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodation will be made for
persons with disabilities. This policy applies to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall,
transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. If you need assistance or an accommodation,
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