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Looking for a rewarding career in the non-profit sector? SOS is an award-winning organization that has been making life better for residents in the Parksville Qualicum Beach region since 1968. 

What you'll love about SOS: 

  •  Great company culture.  We value each member of our team and what they bring to our organization. Our staff are passionate about their work and together we strive to maintain a positive, supportive and respectful work environment.  
  • Work-life balance. We know that people need their personal time in order to be efficient at work. Our staff leave at the end of the workday, and they leave their work at work.
  • Rest and relaxation. At SOS we are serious about self-care and know that happy, healthy staff make great employees. Full time employees start at 2-week vacation plus they get to take off their birthdays, Boxing Day and two extra SOS days around Christmas and Easter.
  • Competitive salary and health benefits. SOS provides extended health and dental plans for permanent employees as well life insurance plans and the option to participate in an RRSP program.

Have a look at some of our available opportunities below:

Articles in Category: Postings

SOS Administrative Coordinator

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Schedules and attends Board and committee meetings; prepares agendas, and records/transcribes minutes.
  • Performs administrative and office support tasks, including a variety of secretarial and clerical duties.
  • Assists with the coordination of the Health & Safety in the Workplace Program.
  • Schedules and ensures maintenance of SOS buildings and vehicles.   

 Qualifications & Skills: 

  • Completion of Post-Secondary training in a related field supplemented by a minimum of two years previous experience in a similar role, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities and frequent deadlines with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to compose and edit written materials, including taking minutes.
  • Experience in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and also function independently.

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week, Monday – Friday

Rate of Pay: Dependent on qualifications/experience (+ Benefits)

Start Date: ASAP                                                          

Deadline: August 14, 2019 

Submit resume and references to:
Assistant Executive Director,
Society of Organized Services,
PO Box 898, 245 West Hirst Avenue,
Parksville  BC  V9P 2G9.

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

We thank all applicants for their interest, however,
only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

OCEANSIDE TASK FORCE ON HOMELESSNESS — COMMUNITY COORDINATOR

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates the day-to-day operations of the Homelessness Project.
  • Ensures that the goals and objectives of the Program are met and maintained.
  • Provides coordination, administration and planning of the Project.

 Qualifications: 

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of community-based programs and related provincial and community support service systems. 
  • Combination of education, skills, and experience in the area of program development, coordination, research, and community liaison/development, preferably in the community-based human services sector. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required. 
  • Valid Driver’s Licence.

Employment Term: Currently until March 31, 2021, with possibility of extension.   

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week until March 31, 2020, and a minimum of 17 hours a week until March 31, 2021 (with a possibility of full time hours).

Rate of Pay: Dependent on qualifications/experience

Deadline: August 30, 2019

Note: Police Information Check required.

Submit resume and references to:

Executive Director
Society of Organized Services,
PO Box 898, 245 West Hirst Avenue,
Parksville  BC  V9P 2G9. 

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.@sosd69.com 

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

SOS THRIFT SHOP MERCHANDISER

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Sorts, labels, prices and rotates donations
  • Removes racks of clothing and merchandise from the Pricing Room to sales areas, and displays appropriately
  • Attends to Changing Rooms

Qualifications: 

  • Grade XII Diploma, or equivalent education and experience
  • Training and/or experience in customer service, and in working with volunteers
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Initiative and ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Physically fit – able to do heavy lifting in a safe manner
  • Knowledgeable of current fashions and trends
  • Able to recognize value of donated items and price accordingly

Hours of Work:    

35 hours per week; including working every Saturday & Sunday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

 Rate of Pay: $15.70 per hour to start + Benefits after 6 months. $16.70 per hour after 1 year. 

Start Date: ASAP

Note: Police Information Check required after Job Offer

Submit resume and references to:
Thrift Shop Operations Manager,
Society of Organized Services (SOS),
PO Box 898, 245 West Hirst Avenue,
Parksville  BC  V9P 2G9
Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however,
only those selected for an interview will be contacted

SOS THRIFT SHOP SHIPPER/RECEIVER

Duties & responsibilites:

  • Transports donations from loading bay to pricing/sorting room
  • Operates/assists on Thrift Shop truck
  • Sorts, labels, and prices donations

Qualifications: 

  • Training and/or experience in customer service
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Initiative and ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Physically fit; able to do heavy lifting in a safe manner
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License
  • Ability to drive 1 ton cube van

Hours of work: 35 hours per week; including working every Saturday & Sunday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Rate of Pay: $15.70 per hour to start  + Benefits after 6 months. $16.70 per hour after 1 year.

Start Date: ASAP

Submit resume and references to:
Thrift Shop Operations Manager,
Society of Organized Services (SOS),
PO Box 898, 245 West Hirst Ave.,
Parksville BC V9P 2G9.
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Note:  Police Information Check required after Job Offer

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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