Career/Volunteer Opportunities at BrainTrust Canada

BrainTrust Canada employees are compassionate, skilled professionals.  We work in a culture that welcomes diversity, and we honour the uniqueness of each individual member of our team.  We believe that:

  • everyone affected by brain injury deserves meaningful support,
  •  in most cases, brain injury can be prevented, and
  • impact is possible if we do our part to give brain injury a louder voice.

Our team is based in Kelowna, BC with a secondary office in Vernon, BC.

Career Opportunities

Title:                                        Director of Development & Prevention

Reports To:                            Chief Executive Officer

Hours of Employment:       Monday – Friday, 7.5 hours/day; flexible work schedule required

Overview:
BrainTrust Canada is a not-for-profit organization located in the Okanagan. Our focus is providing education on the prevalence, nature, and impact of brain injury, reducing preventable brain injury and providing support services for those affected by brain injury. We are a dedicated team of compassionate, skilled professionals who are constantly seeking new ideas and approaches that support best practices in the field of brain injury.

This senior leadership role is responsible for two key areas:  raising vital funds for the organization in a cost-effective, time-efficient manner and implementing a strategic plan to raise awareness around brain injury prevention.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervision of a full-time marketing/events coordinator, a part-time communications consultant, external contractors (graphic designer, etc.), and volunteers
  • Overseeing a mix of fundraising strategies including: grants, signature events, third party events, individual and corporate sponsors, donations, and fee for service revenue
  • Development & implementation of concussion/brain injury education and prevention programs
  • Public and media relations
  • Marketing strategy/collateral
  • External communications including the website, social media strategy, newsletters
  • Community engagement to increase and engage key stakeholders
  • Accountability to financial and budget management


Qualifications & Skills

Candidates should have 5 - 10 years of related work experience, combined with a university degree, preferably in business or communications.  The ideal candidate will be an innovative, strategic thinker who is passionate about building a stronger, healthier community and supporting our cause.  Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential as well as the ability to engage stakeholders to support our cause.


Competitive rate of pay including benefits.  Applications will be accepted until Friday June 7th at 4 pm and should be sent to:

Mona Hennenfent, CEO, BrainTrust Canada
mhennenfent@braintrustcanada.com

Title:  Community Support Facilitator

Are you passionate about helping vulnerable people in your community?

One of the most under-recognized, under-funded social issues we have today, brain injury affects approximately 1.5 million people in Canada and is considered a silent epidemic.

BrainTrust Canada was founded in 1986 when a small group of committed people recognized a need for greater support and resources in the Okanagan for those affected by brain injury.  Today we remain committed to reducing the stress experienced when someone has sustained a brain injury.  We help ensure that these individuals receive adequate funding, housing, and healthcare, and assist them in living as independently as possible in our community.

As a result of new funding, BrainTrust Canada is currently adding a Community Support Facilitator to our Kelowna-based team of professionals who work directly with individuals affected by brain injury.  This is a full-time position.

As a Community Support Facilitator you help individuals with brain injury develop strategies for managing the tasks of daily living, create rehabilitation plans that promote inclusion, and find fulfilling social and recreational opportunities.  You may also advocate on behalf of your clients with the justice and healthcare systems, providing education about brain injury and helping to reduce stigma.  We put people first, so your clients are always at the centre of your work.

Your Human Services Diploma (or equivalent) plus one year or more of related experience has prepared you well for this dynamic position.  Knowledge of acquired brain injury is a definite asset, and a class 5 driver’s license and reliable vehicle is required.

Committed to our cause of brain injury (passionate), you thrive in a supportive work environment (collaborative), have healthy boundaries (separate self from the job), understand what your clients need (independent), value opportunities for professional growth (lifelong learner) and like knowing that no two days at work will ever be the same (creative and adaptable).

BrainTrust Canada looks forward to hearing from you.  Please send a resume and cover letter to Marcie McLeod by Friday, May 24th, outlining why you’d like to join our team.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities for the Pihl Law Paddle for Prevention will be posted soon.