We're Hiring: Campbell River Manager (Temporary)

To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@avi.org by 5pm on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. 

Work Location:  1371c Cedar Street

Hours of Work:  32.5 hours per week, 6.5 hours per day Monday - Friday

End Date: October 4, 2019 or the return of the incumbent

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Director of Programs and Practice, the Campbell River Manager is responsible for the management, supervision and administration of all aspects of the operations and programming in the Campbell River office, including the Positive Wellness Program, Overdose Prevention Services and Health Promotion Programs.

Duties and Responsibilities 

  1. Oversees the design, implementation and evaluation of programs and services relating to the operations and programming in the Campbell River office
  2. Supervises staff by performing duties such as assigning work, providing feedback, support and evaluation and determining training requirements. Follows and acts on disciplinary process when necessary
  3. Schedules program staff, including ensuring appropriate staffing levels to ensure program operations
  4. Participates in recruitment and selection of staff by performing duties such as screening applicants, participating on interview panels, providing input into the development of interview questions, and hiring and orienting of new staff
  5. Performs office administration duties
  6. Participates in relevant committees and community networks
  7. Prepares statistical and program information, and reviews other staff’s statistics and program reports
  8. Reviews and authorizes visa, petty cash, timesheets, and leave management and monitors expenditures related to program budgets
  9. Performs other related duties as required


Education, Training, and Experience:

  • University degree at bachelor’s level in relevant field i.e. Education, Social Work, Social Sciences, or equivalent combination of related experience and education
  • 3 - 5 years progressively senior experience and demonstrated leadership with program management and supervision of diverse staff and volunteer team.
  • Experience working with and providing education to diverse populations including street involved communities; Indigenous Persons; queer communities; people who use drugs; sex trade workers; multicultural and disability communities
  • Demonstrated experience in managing human resources in a union environment
  • Demonstrated experience providing comprehensive client support, harm reduction, health promotion services and substance use services
  • Employment subject to criminal record check for working with vulnerable populations
  • Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License

Skills and Abilities 

  • In-depth understanding of current psychosocial issues affecting people living with HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, addictions and mental health issues and a working knowledge, both theoretical and practical, of anti-oppressive practice with diverse groups with diverse needs;
  • Demonstrated skills, experience and knowledge in the areas of mental health, substance use, harm reduction/health promotion practices, safer using practices, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C and poverty and other social justice issues;
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance service effectiveness;
  • Excellent inter-personal skills including the ability to coach and mentor staff, facilitate conflict resolution and positive communication;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships, both within the agency and in the community, to achieve the goals set for the services;
  • Demonstrated skills in responding to and managing crisis situation such as  overdoses, aggressive behaviour
  • Ability to monitor expenditures and assists with required financial documentation;
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of stakeholders including people living with HIV and/or hepatitis C, people who use drugs, neighbors, service providers and other community members;
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and versatile in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency;
  • Ability to research and prepare reports or other correspondence as required

We encourage applications from, but not limited to, Indigenous Persons, persons of colour, persons living with disabilities, persons who use/d illicit drugs, persons with experience of sex work, and persons representing diverse genders and sexualities.