Accessibility Project Grants Information Sessions

Is your organization planning to apply for an Accessibility Project Grant but would like more information or has questions? Join Danielle, the Accessibility Project Grants Coordinator for one of the following information sessions:

Tuesday September 27th, 11:30am-12:30pm Pacific Time

Online on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81195018158?pwd=SFZreXpLWUVjZ3A5Vzd4ZnhxOGRBUT09

Meeting ID: 811 9501 8158

Passcode: 930636

Monday October 3rd, 1:00-2:00pm Pacific Time

Online on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83512232870?pwd=ZzR0VmV4NENHWGNPZXhDNWRvc3M4UT09

Meeting ID: 835 1223 2870

Passcode: 805276

Live captioning will be available for both sessions. ASL is available on request for the October 3rd session (please email ap@disabilityalliance.org by Wed Sept 28th at noon to request). If you have any other accessibility needs, please let us know and we will do our best to meet them.

Sessions capped at 25 participants. To register or for questions, please email ap@disabilityalliancebc.org. For more information on the grants please see Accessibility Projects | DABC (disabilityalliancebc.org)

Job Posting: HR and Admin Manager for DABC

Who We Are

Since 1977, Disability Alliance BC (DABC) has been a provincial, cross-disability voice in British Columbia. We champion issues impacting the lives of people with disabilities through our direct services, community partnerships, advocacy, research and publications.

We work to support people with all disabilities to live with dignity, independence and as equal and full participants in the community.

Job Description

DABC is seeking a full-time HR and Admin Manager to join our team. Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the HR and Admin Manager will provide oversight on all HR policies and processes, financial and operational administrative processes, and will demonstrate leadership in advancing equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in the organization.

The HR and Admin Manager plays a critical role in ensuring that HR processes are being handled respectfully and appropriately in the organization, and alongside this, supports the ED in ensuring that financial and operational aspects of administration are running smoothly. The HR and Admin Manager also plays a key role as a member of DABC’s leadership committee, contributing to the direction and leadership of the organization as a whole.

Responsibilities

HR:

  • Oversee all personnel files
  • Manage and update all HR policies and practices
  • Advance the principles of EDI in the organization, including streamlining within HR policies and practices
  • Coordinate extended health insurance
  • Work with senior staff to oversee recruitment, training and performance assessment of all staff
  • Be a resource for all staff on all human resources-related issues.
  • Oversee and monitor any professional development opportunities for staff

Admin:

  • In liaison with other admin staff, coordinate and maintain a record of all supplier, insurance and lease contracts
  • Support ED and senior staff on budget allocation, cheque requisition, invoicing and cheque processing
  • Support Financial Coordinator and ED with annual audit
  • Oversee compliance and due diligence obligations

Working hours:

This is a full-time, permanent, salaried position at $60,000 per year.

This position offers the following benefits after a three-month probationary period:

  • 15 days of paid vacation annually
  • 18 days of paid sick leave annually
  • 100% of the cost of extended health and dental care benefits
  • 2 weeks of paid time off during DABC’s annual holiday office closure in December.

Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years applicable work experience
  • Experience in the non-profit sector
  • Demonstrate leadership and commitment to anti-oppression principles
  • Knowledge of BC labour laws and other relevant legislative requirements
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to address conflict with empathy and kindness
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Zoom, and other online sharing platforms
  • Be able to take initiative by identifying and addressing rooms for improvement in the organization

The following are strong assets for this position:

  • Lived experience with a disability
  • Lived experience as a member of an equity-deserving group
  • Training in trauma-informed practice
  • Training related to mental health support in the workplace
  • Certification/professional training in human resources
  • Understanding and demonstrated experience in change management strategies

The position is located in Vancouver, on the Unceded Territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

This position offers a hybrid work opportunity; the successful candidate may wish to work at the office (located in downtown Vancouver) a few days a week and at home the rest of the time.

Importantly, we are looking for people who want to make a long term commitment to our organization and have a strong desire to assist people with disabilities as well as further the impact of our organization.

DABC is an open and diverse organization that promotes inclusive hiring practices. We encourage applications from qualified applicants who identify as visible minorities, Indigenous persons, and of all sexual orientations, gender expressions and identities. People with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

To Apply:

Please submit a resume and brief covering letter addressed to Helaine Boyd, Executive Director at helaine@disabilityalliancebc.org. No phone calls or faxes please.

Applications are due no later than midnight on September 18, 2022. DABC welcomes all applications, however, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview. Interviews will be conducted in September and the position start date will be as soon as possible.

Job Posting: Grants and Fundraising Manager for DABC

Who We Are

Since 1977, Disability Alliance BC (DABC) has been a provincial, cross-disability voice in British Columbia. We champion issues impacting the lives of people with disabilities through our direct services, community partnerships, advocacy, research and publications.

We work to support people with all disabilities to live with dignity, independence and as equal and full participants in the community.

Job Description

DABC is seeking a part-time, contracted Grants and Fundraising Manager to join our team. This is a brand new position in a burgeoning non-profit that is looking to diversify our revenue and find ways to maximize our impact. As this is a new position, the Grants and Fundraising Manager will exhibit leadership in creating grant processes and developing strategy to raise funds that will set the organization up for future financial success.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Grants and Fundraising Manager will support the implementation of a strategic approach to fundraising that will include donor relations, planned giving, a membership base, a grant writing program and the promotion of cross-sectoral partnerships. 

The Grants and Fundraising Manager also plays a key role as a member of DABC’s leadership committee, contributing to the direction and leadership of the organization as a whole.

Responsibilities:

  • Supports the Executive Director in developing and implementing a fundraising strategy
  • Develops grant proposals and coordinates grant reporting
  • Liaises with the Communications Coordinator in developing content and design for online fundraising processes and grant applications
  • Identifies new organizational and individual donors, and researches potential funding applications
  • Liaises with the Membership and Outreach Coordinator to maximize efficiencies and coordinate our donor and membership databases
  • Identifies and cultivates prospects for major gifts

Working hours:

This is a part-time, fixed-term, contracted position for a flexible 20-25 hours per week based on $30 per hour. Please note that as this is a contracted position, the successful applicant would not be eligible for extended health benefits or paid time off.

DABC is currently only able to offer a fixed-term contract up to the end of the fiscal year (March 2023), with the intention that with the right candidate who assists us in raising more funds during this period we can offer a permanent, salaried position within in our organization.

The successful applicant must:

  • Have a minimum 3-5 years applicable work experience
  • Have experience in the non-profit sector
  • Have knowledge of the Canadian donor landscape
  • Have strong written communication skills and the ability to communicate complex concepts in plain language
  • Be self-motivated, adaptable, and able to work effectively with a team
  • Have excellent organizational skills
  • Have experience with Microsoft Office, Zoom, and other online sharing platforms

The following are strong assets for this position: 

  • Lived experience with a disability and/or supporting people with disabilities
  • Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to anti-oppression principles
  • AFP and/or CFRE accreditation
  • Experience with CRM software
  • Experience with Adobe InDesign and other design software

The position is located in Vancouver, on the Unceded Territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Squamish Peoples.

This position offers a hybrid work opportunity; the successful candidate may wish to work at the office (located in downtown Vancouver) part of the time, and at home the rest of the time.

DABC is an open and diverse organization that promotes inclusive hiring practices. We encourage applications from qualified applicants who identify as visible minorities, Indigenous persons, and of all sexual orientations, gender expressions and identities. People with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

To Apply:

Please submit a resume and brief covering letter addressed to Helaine Boyd, Executive Director at helaine@disabilityalliancebc.org. No phone calls or faxes please. 

Applications are due no later than midnight on September 11, 2022. DABC welcomes all applications, however, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview. Interviews will be conducted in September and the position start date will be as soon as possible.