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Published Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2019

About the Role:

Reporting to the Manager, Education & Support Services, the Education & Support Services Senior Coordinator will lead efforts in the execution of the Society’s largest yearly education event, Moving Forward Together, in additional to planning regional and community events across the province for people with Parkinson’s, carepartners and healthcare professionals. The successful candidate will also be responsible for providing and/or supporting the delivery of information, education and resources to the Parkinson’s community, this includes researching and maintaining information resources.

The successful candidate will require the ability to independently exercise sound judgement and be comfortable with delivering superior quality results on aggressive timelines. Immaculate attention to detail is essential.

Responsibilities:

  • Works closely with the Manager, Education and Support Services, to meet the goals and direction of the organizations strategic plan.
  • Oversees logistical planning for education events which is offered throughout the province. Events range from 20 – 350 attendees.  
  • As part of a team, provides first contact, front-line support and information in response to inquiries from people living with Parkinson’s, caregivers/families, volunteers, healthcare professionals, and others.
  • Helps update the PSBC website and resource materials.
  • Remains up to date with research and related PD news, and recommends postings for publications.
  • Provides resources and direction to support groups when required.
  • Co-facilitates support groups as needed, past facilitation skills are preferred.

Job Requirements or Qualifications:

This position requires strong project and time management, with superb interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will act as the lead for the Society’s education events. He/she/they must possess superb interpersonal skills, while consistently demonstrating the highest standards of professionalism, confidentiality, integrity, and sensitivity.

Additional requirements:

  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in social services or health (specific knowledge of Parkinson’s preferred).
  • Experience working with people coping with the challenges of living with a chronic health condition.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Solid understanding of the non-profit sector; experience with health-related charities will be considered an asset
  • Exemplary attention to detail with demonstrated capacity to deliver work and complete projects independently
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Presentation and facilitation skills an asset.
  • Ability to adapt to changing or competing priorities
  • Ability to multi-task and perform well in a deadline-driven and detail-oriented environment
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness and innovation in problem solving
  • Understanding of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Class 5 driver’s license required; access to a vehicle preferred
  • This role will require travel throughout the year across British Columbia, including some evening and weekend work

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

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