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Time Sensitive Articles Past the Bulletin Release

Autism Okanagan Association – Executive Director

The Executive Director will be the key management leader for Autism Okanagan Association (AOK). This is a contract position for 16 hours per week to start with a potential increase in hours as workload increases and budget permits.

General Responsibilities
  • Board Governance: Working with the Board in order to fulfill the organization’s mission.
  • Financial Performance and Viability: Developing resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.
  • Organization Mission and Strategy: Working with the Board and staff to ensure the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach.
  • Organization Operations: Overseeing and implementing appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Two or more years senior non-profit experience
  • Strong budget management skills including preparation, analysis, decision-making, and reporting
  • Strong organizational skills including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation
  • Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to the non-profit sector
  • Ability to be collaborative and transparent with the board, staff, volunteers, donors, clients
  • Strong public speaking ability
  • Interest, knowledge and experience in the field of Autism and Related Disorders

Actual Job Responsibilities
  • Plan and operate AOK’s annual budget
  • Establish and maintain employment and administrative policies and procedures for the day-to-day operation of the organization
  • Serve as AOK’s primary spokesperson
  • Establish and maintain relationships with other organizations
  • Report to and work closely with the Board of Directors
  • Supervise and collaborate with organization staff
  • Oversee strategic planning and implementation
  • Oversee board and committee meetings
  • Oversee marketing and communications
  • Review and approve contracts for services
  • Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors

Qualified applicants should submit a full resume and cover letter including three references and contact info in confidence to ac.naganakomsituanull@ikciv

Closing Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018

-Source: Facebook, Autism Okanagan, 9 April 2018

Adaptive Adventures Program Facilitator (Full Time Summer Student Position)

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
  • Have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year
  • Be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations

Objective: The Adaptive Adventures Program Facilitator will assist people with disabilities to participate in the CRIS Adaptive Adventures program which includes adaptive activities such as hiking, kayaking, and cycling. The position requires a high level of physical fitness, adaptability, and compassion for all people. It requires strong values of giving back to the community, social inclusion for all people, interaction with people with disabilities, and strong teamwork skills.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Support Trip Leaders in guiding trips
  • Physically support participants using adaptive equipment – cycles, kayaks, TrailRiders and other adaptive devices
  • Assist in organizing, loading and transporting adaptive equipment to and from various daily programs locations
  • Assist in transferring participants into and out of adaptive equipment
  • Ensure safety and basic care are provided to all participants
  • Promote inclusion and belonging within the community
  • Assist in organizing and facilitating special events (ie. Boucherie Grind)
  • Assist in local public community awareness events
  • Complete equipment and facility projects, repairs, maintenance and cleaning
  • Perform various general office administrative duties (phoning, database entry, filing, and documentation)

Necessary Qualifications:
  • A clean criminal record check
  • Comfortable interacting and assisting people with disabilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Class 5 driver’s license
  • High level of physical fitness
  • Comfortable on and in the water, hiking local park trails and cycling paths
  • Able to work unsupervised or supervised
  • Able to work independently or as a member of a team
  • Able to take direction
  • Available for days, evenings, weekday and weekend shifts

Additional Preferred Qualifications:
  • Unrestricted Class 5 or 4 driver’s license
  • Valid First Aid and CPR Certificate
  • Clean drivers abstract (within past 3 years)
  • Bronze Cross or other swimming and/or lifeguard certifications
  • Experienced kayaker or canoeist
  • Previous experience with persons with disabilities
  • Experience driving with trailer in tow
  • Computer software skills
  • Experience in bike mechanics

Salary & Schedule:
$14/hour, 38 hours/week

This position is dependent upon Canada Summer Jobs Program funding from ESDC. The number of weeks of employment may vary depending on the level of funding approved. Days and times of shifts will vary depending on organization’s needs.

Occasional weekend and evening shifts may be required.

Applications (Include the following):
  • Complete resume with three references
  • A cover letter explaining: (if applicable)
  • Outdoor experience
  • kayaking and swimming experience
  • Experience with persons with disabilities
  • Availability (any restrictions)
  • Computer/Office skills
  • Copy of driver’s license
  • Driver’s abstract (within 30 days)
  • Education – a copy of your last semester’s confirmation of registration and Sept 2018 confirmation of registration (or letter of intent to return from school on letterhead)
  • Copy of a valid first aid ticket (if applicable)

Application Deadline: Monday, April 23, 2018, 12 Noon

Send applications via email to ac.serutnevdaevitpadanull@wnwad. Incomplete applications or applications received after this date will not be considered. For more information on CRIS you can check out our website at Please, no phone calls. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

-Source: Twitter, Community Recreational Initiatives Society – Adaptive Adventures, 10 April 2018
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