Monthly Bulletin – Time Sensitive Articles Past the Bulletin Release

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Time Sensitive Articles Past the Bulletin Release

Employment Opportunity: Business Development Coordinator

Application Deadline: Thursday, January 18, 2018, 4:00 pm

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual for the term position of Business Development Coordinator. Reporting to the Director of Economic Development the position works in partnership with the Director and local stakeholders to facilitate a healthy, dynamic, and sustainable community economy by supporting existing businesses and encouraging new business investment. This position promotes COEDC programs through online marketing, trade show organization, and developing programs for business to business connections. In addition, this position provides community presentations on economic climate, develops press releases and presentations to the community, and reports to the EDC Advisory Board, Regional Board and City Councils.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience with strong knowledge of government policy, marketing, and business. In addition to a degree in Business or Communications, the ideal candidate will have exemplary writing, public speaking and interpersonal skills. Excellent organization skills and flexible scheduling will provide the ability to work on numerous projects with tight deadlines with multiple stakeholders. A valid BC Driver’s Licence with record of safe driving will be required.

This is a full-time, term position to commence approximately at the beginning of April 2018 and is anticipated to conclude in April 2019, or upon return of the original incumbent. We offer a salary of $39.61 per hour and a full range of benefits.

Qualified persons are invited to submit their application quoting Competition No. 1719 to:
Manager of Human Resources
Human Resources Department
Regional District of Central Okanagan
1450 KLO Road, Kelowna, B.C. V1W 3Z4

We thank all candidates for their interest – only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

-Source: Newsletter, Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission, 19 December 2017

Youth Development & Engagement Grant

Deadline Extended: Sunday, January 21, 2018

The Youth Development and Engagement Grant gives 13-19 years old up to $1,000 to gain valuable leadership experience while bringing their neighbourhood enhancement idea to fruition.

In working with other youth in their neighbourhoods, this grant will provide the opportunity for youth to build relationships, gain a greater sense of neighbourhood pride, develop leadership skills and have fun! It’s a great opportunity for students to take a leadership role in planning and implementing community-based projects – plus it looks great on their resume!

How to apply:
The Youth Development and Engagement Grant is funded through the City’s Strong Neighbourhoods program. To apply for a Youth Development and Engagement Grant, visit or email ac.anwoleknull@sdoohruobhgien.

-Source: Newsletter, City of Kelowna, 8 January 2018

Employment Opportunity: Curator

Application Deadline: January 25, 2018

The Kelowna Art Gallery is seeking an individual to join our team as curator.

The Curator contributes to the mission of the Kelowna Art Gallery as project leader for exhibitions, accompanying publications, and all permanent collection activities. The Curator develops relevant permanent collection and exhibition policies, reports directly to the Executive Director, and works with the Executive Director on exhibition and acquisition selections.

Knowledge and Skills Required:
  • In-depth knowledge of both historical and contemporary Canadian art.
  • National standards for legal, ethical, and professional museum practices.
  • Permanent collection management and development.
  • Exhibition research, development, design, and installation.
  • Exceptional writing and public speaking skills.
  • Team player.

Minimum Qualifications Required:
  • Master’s degree in Museum Studies, Art History or a related discipline.
  • Publications record.
  • Five years experience in curating public art gallery exhibitions.
  • Experience in permanent collection management and development.

Working Conditions: This is a full-time position based on a 35-hour week. Flexible hours are dictated by installation requirements, events, exhibition opening receptions and other related public programs, publications, conferences, artist’s studio visits, committee activities, grant deadlines and other related duties.

The Kelowna Art Gallery is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. Upon request, suitable accommodations are available under the Employment for People with Disabilities Act for applicants invited to an interview.

Please email resumes to moc.yrellagtraanwoleknull@rh or fax or mail resumes to:
Kelowna Art Gallery
1315 Water Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9R3

The Kelowna Art Gallery is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from self-identified members of underserved communities as well as visible and invisible minority groups. We thank all who express interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

-Source: Kelowna Art Gallery, January 2018

Free Webinar: Decoding The Gen Z Factor

Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018, 10:00 am PST
Cost: Free
Register Now

Key learning objectives for this webinar include:
  • Understand the characteristics of Gen Z and how they differ from Millennials
  • Discover what Gen Z are looking for in their careers and employers
  • Learn how Gen Z search for job opportunities in the digital landscape
  • Identify the optimum media platforms to attract and engage Gen Z candidates
  • Strategize how to build an effective and economical pipeline for young talent

-Source: Twitter, Charity Village, January 2018

#nptech in 2018: Trends, Insights, and Possibilities

Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018, 9:00 am – 10:00 am PST
Cost: Free
Register Now

What tech trends should your nonprofit embrace in 2018? Join us on January 25th to explore new directions, developments, and best practices in #nptech can help your nonprofit advance its mission in the new year.

What you will learn:
  • 5 tech trends predicted to shape the world of #nptech in 2018
  • How to make the most of these trends in your nonprofit
  • Practical tips to get your nonprofit prepared

-Source: Newsletter, TechSoup Canada, 10 January 2018

Employment Opportunity: Children’s Program Counsellor

Are you a social work/human service work professional with at least two years experience working with children who’ve experienced trauma, conflict and abuse? Do you thrive on new challenges and want to help women and children in need? Do you have recent experience offering one-on-one and group counselling to children and youth?

Kelowna Women’s Shelter seeks a dedicated, high-energy individual in the full-time role of PEACE (Prevention, Education, Advocacy, Counselling, and Empowerment) program counsellor to provide psycho-educational programming, support, education, and advocacy for children who have witnessed abuse or family conflict and change. This individual also provides emotional and parenting support to parents.

Preference will be given to candidates with Children Who Witness Abuse training and /or prior experience in this program. Skills in feminist counselling practices, trauma counselling, and training in play and art therapy are assets, as is knowledge of relevant local community contacts and resources.

This position requires:
  • A good working knowledge of family violence and its impacts and of relevant community resources.
  • The ability to provide service in a respectful, empathetic and client-centered manner while maintaining appropriate personal and professional boundaries.
  • The ability to work independently and in a self-directing manner as well as the ability to work in a cooperative and collaborative manner with Shelter staff and other community agencies.
  • The ability to maintain necessary records and documentation, and to engage in the evaluation of the program and services.
  • A valid BC Driver’s License, and satisfactory criminal record check.
  • A bachelor’s degree in a related human/social service field, and two years of recent related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Level one OFA and CPR B required.

Position Duties:
  1. Design, implement, evaluate and adapt psychoeducational support groups and other programming for children who have witnessed abuse, and their parents, in consultation with supervisor.
  2. Receive referrals of children to the program for individual counselling and/or support groups participation.
  3. Conduct an intake process that includes assessment of the impacts of abuse on the child, the group readiness of the child, the support needs of the parent who has experienced abuse, and as far as possible, the level of safety/risk to the child.
  4. Conduct individual counseling sessions for children who are not ready to attend group and when no age-appropriate support groups are available.
  5. Provide children with support and information, and assist them to identify, express and deal with the feelings they have experienced as a result of the abuse.
  6. Make referrals to other agencies and services when appropriate.
  7. Maintain related case notes, documents, forms and statistics, and provide reports to funders and supervisor as required.
  8. Ensure play and meeting areas are maintained in a clean, organized condition. Arrange for, or provide, transportation to and from the program when necessary.
  9. Arrange individual and/or group activities for children appropriate to their age and abilities, to encourage and foster the development of self-confidence and self-esteem. This may include crafts, arts, outings, sports, special events, and summer, or other seasonal activities or events.
  10. Prepare and distribute information and/or presentations on the services available to children through the Shelter’s PEACE program, and on the issues of abuse.
  11. Maintain familiarity with legislation, regulations, policies and best practices related to abuse and child protection.
  12. Attend, and participate in, staff, and other, meetings as required.
  13. Liaise with other service agencies, and professionals, to promote the program, and maintain current knowledge of issues and resources related to abuse and violence.
  14. Attend, and participate in, training, certification programs.
  15. Orient, and assign duties to new staff, volunteers and students as needed.
  16. Perform other related duties as required.

Performance Standards:
  1. Is respectful, non-judgmental, compassionate and inclusive.
  2. Fosters open communication and collaboration with clients, colleagues and volunteers.
  3. Plans and organizes time effectively and efficiently.
  4. Represents Kelowna Women’s Shelter in a positive and professional manner.
  5. Respects confidentiality of clients, staff, volunteers and organization as a whole.
  6. Displays a positive, pleasant and courteous attitude, and responds well to supervision and constructive feedback.
  7. Uses appropriate and respectful language.
  8. Is punctual and consistent in attendance.
  9. Demonstrates physical ability and desire to engage in active play and other interactions with children.
  10. Researches and applies new and relevant theories and practices into program expansion, development, execution and evaluation.
  11. Delivers case notes and reports that are clear, concise and include information and statistics necessary to serve clients and support the agency.
  12. Ensures appropriate supervision and physical safety of children and caregivers, and maintains clean and well-organized play and meeting areas.
  13. Manages group and individual sessions in a calm, grounded manner, keeping participants on task and appropriately engaged.

Applications and three professional references are due to manager of programs and services Connie Marchal at ac.retlehssnemowanwoleknull@lahcram.einnoc by Friday, January 26, 2018.

-Source: Kelowna Women’s Shelter, January 2018

Employment Opportunity: Summerland Food Bank & Resource Centre – Coordinator

The Summerland Food Bank and Resource Centre is requesting applications for a full-time coordinator whose overall responsibilities will be to:
  • Inform and serve the clients of the Food Bank & Resource Centre; and
  • Communicate and promote the Resource Centre to the wider community with enthusiasm, imagination, and creativity.
The job is challenging and requires someone who is comfortable working with people at all levels of society.

Successful applicants will have: a mature blend of administrative and promotional skills; experience or familiarity with social services and working with those less fortunate; excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; competence in working with computer office systems; and familiarity with the internet to search for information and post messages on social media.

Remuneration will be based on experience and will include a benefit plan. A draft contract of employment is available on the Summerland Food Bank’s Website and Facebook page, the Summerland Work BC Centre on Rosedale Avenue or from the Food Bank & Resource Centre’s office during its regular hours.

Applications must be received on or before Friday, January 26 and may be submitted by email to gro.knabdoofdnalremmusnull@ofni. Please include a detailed resume and any additional documents that will demonstrate your skills.

-Source: Reanne Holden-Amadio, Manager, Community Investment, United Way Central and South Okanagan/Similkameen, January 2018

Complex Trauma: Changing the Lives of Children and Youth

Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 8:15 am – 2:45 pm
Location: 1040 Hollywood Road, Kelowna
Cost: Free – Light lunch provided
Registration Required

This workshop is designed to create a foundation of knowledge regarding the eects of complex trauma on children’s development and to then build practical strategies and skills to support recovery. Topics for discussion include:
  • Understanding Complex Trauma
  • Viewing Behaviour Through 7 Developmental Domains
  • Improving Self-Regulation
  • Decreasing Hyperarousal Though Sensory and Calming Activities
  • Coaching Kids Through Common Stressors
  • Deepening Attachment
  • PEACE in the Classroom: Self-Regulation Strategies for Schools
  • Principles and Implementation of How to Be a Trauma-Informed School
  • Trauma-Informed Practice
  • Caring for the Caregiver

Speaker: Dr. Chuck Geddes has worked extensively in the fields of Child and Youth Mental Health and Child Welfare over the past 15 years, serving in various clinical roles including supervision of staff and interns. He completed his PhD at Colorado State University and MA at California State University, Fullerton. Dr. Geddes became interested in the role of complex trauma in children’s neurological development through the work of The Child Trauma Academy, Dan Siegel, and others. He developed the Complex Care and Intervention (CCI) program as a way to embed a trauma-focused therapeutic perspective into the care of children in the foster system.

Dr. Geddes provides education and training to social workers, foster parents, and mental health clinicians across the province of British Columbia.

This workshop is brought to you by the Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Collaborative

-Source: Linette Sandor, Adoption Social Worker, Adoption Centre of BC, KCR, January 2018

Employment Opportunity: Art Break Spring Break Camp Instructors

Duration: March 19 – 29, 2018
Positions available: 2
Application Deadline: Friday, February 2, 2018

The Kelowna Art Gallery is hiring two instructors to organize and teach our Art Break spring break camps for children ages 5 to 12. The Art Break instructors will be responsible for developing and facilitating fun and creative art activities that explore a range of media, such as painting, sculpture, drawing, mixed media, and printmaking. Training will be provided on gallery procedures, classroom management, and working with various age groups of children.

The ideal candidates possess the following qualities, knowledge and experience:
  • Have previous experience in a gallery or museum environment
  • Have knowledge of various art materials and techniques
  • Have previous experience creating and implementing age-appropriate art lesson plans
  • Have previous experience working with people and children in a social learning environment
  • Must be creative, outgoing, self motivated and work well with a team
  • The ability to provide a recent and valid criminal record check

Please e-mail cover letter and resume to moc.yrellagtraanwoleknull@rh or drop off an application in person at:
Kelowna Art Gallery
1315 Water Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9R3

The Kelowna Art Gallery is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from self-identified members of underserved communities as well as visible and invisible minority groups. We thank all who express interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

-Source: Kelowna Art Gallery, January 2018

Neighbourhood Snow Busters

Lend a helping hand this winter by becoming a neighbourhood Snow Buster!

When the snow falls, many Kelowna residents find it difficult to keep their sidewalks free of snow and ice – particularly seniors or those with mobility challenges. Being a Snow Buster means taking the time to help others with snow and ice removal from their driveways and sidewalks – it’s the neighbourly thing to do!

Do you know someone who’s been helping out? Nominate them today by using the online nomination form, or emailing ac.anwoleknull@sretsubwons – it could score them tickets to the Kelowna Rockets!

For more information on the Snow Busters program, visit

-Source: Newsletter, City of Kelowna, 8 January 2018

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