Career Opportunities

Careers at BrainTrust

Our Philosophy: BrainTrust takes care of clients and employees alike. We are a friendly team that is passionate about providing exceptional services in the Central and North Okanagan, from Enderby to Peachland. We strive to foster a welcoming team environment and provide staff with opportunities for professional growth and advancement.

BrainTrust employees are compassionate, skilled professionals.  We work in a culture that welcomes diversity, and honour the strengths of each team member. 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, see our career opportunities below.

Career Opportunities

Chief Executive Officer - Kelowna, BC

 

Join our growing team!

BrainTrust Canada Association (BrainTrust) is a non-profit organization that provides evidence-based, person-centered services supports to individuals throughout the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia who are suffering from concussion and acquired brain injury.  Through collaboration and community engagement, BrainTrust raises awareness and works to reduce the incidence of preventable brain injury. 

 

Based out of its offices in Kelowna, BrainTrust’s new CEO will advance the development, growth and impact of the organization as envisioned in its strategic plan and provide the leadership, direction and project management required to achieve the organization’s vision, mission and mandate.       

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Operationalize the Strategic Plan developed by the organization through leadership/stewardship in harmony with the organization’s beliefs, values and principles
  • Oversee the successful execution of education, awareness, and injury prevention campaigns, advancing the organization’s mission “to continue to bring the issue of brain injury to the forefront, reduce preventable brain injury and maximize the potential of those living with brain injury through evidence-based programs and advocacy
  • Support the development of programs and services that enhance the delivery of community rehabilitation and life skills supports to clients and caregivers living with acquired brain injury 
  • Develop and execute an operational plan with measurable KPI’s that advances strategic objectives for approval, and provides monthly reporting on progress to the board of directors
  • Ensure the responsible management of financial, risk management and administrative matters of the organization
  • Provide team leadership, ensuring that team members have the tools and skills necessary to achieve their respective goals and objectives, and foster a supportive and rewarding organizational culture
  • Develop and implement innovative marketing, communications, and fundraising initiatives
  • Lead the budget planning and execution process, including the establishment of key benchmarks to align departmental objectives and resource planning with overall strategic objectives
  • Ensure that the organization follows sound financial practices and that it remains      accountable to the Board-approved budgets

 

Qualifications

BrainTrust is seeking a CEO who is compassionate, collaborative and is guided by a strong ethical compass.  The ideal candidate will possess a related post-secondary degree, have a minimum of seven years of proven success working in a leadership position in the non-profit sector, demonstrated both leadership skills and the ability to be innovative. Specific qualifications and experience that are sought after include:

 

  • The development of services that meet the requirements of clients with complex needs; preferably those with disability and/or brain injury
  • Exceptional communications, outreach, and fundraising skills, including with potential granting organizations, individual donors and corporate funders
  • The development and management of budgets and financial reports
  • Strategy development and execution, including the establishment of specific targets and KPIs
  • Superior organizational skills and event planning experience
  • Creating, managing and growing a social enterprise

 

Competencies & Personal Characteristics

  • Values Driven:  Inspires a culture of shared core values to create a unified and motivated work environment
  • Visionary:  Develops and communicates a clear vision to achieve objectives     
  • Results-Oriented:  Encourages organizational focus on the BrainTrust’s mission, vision, and mandate according to the strategic and operational plan     
  • Relationship-Builder:  Inspires trust and confidence through collaboration.  
  • Servant-Leader:  An effective capacity-building and power-sharing approach, with the ability to put the needs of others first while supporting teams to develop and perform 
  • Team Builder:  Able to manage relationships and inspire to work towards a common goal and to create positive outcomes

 

Compensation

A competitive compensation and benefits package, including health care benefits will be provided to the successful applicant.       

  

To Apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their application by email to: ceoapplication@braintrustcanada.com, stating “CEO Application” in the subject line.  All applications will be considered confidential.  

 

BrainTrust is an equal opportunity employer and recognizes that our ability to provide the best service within our community relies on a diverse set of knowledge, skills and experiences. While we appreciate all qualified applications, please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  

Full-Time Operations Manager

 

Join our growing team!

BrainTrust Canada is a progressive, community-based support, and rehabilitation agency that provides leadership, innovation, and service excellence to individuals and families impacted by acquired brain injury.

Overview:
BrainTrust is seeking an Operations Manager to join our innovative and expanding team. This position will be responsible for assisting on the financial, human relations, communications, and administrative support to the CEO. This position requires a highly organized and efficient individual who can work as part of a multi-disciplinary team as well as independently. If you are a motivated and capable individual, who has a desire for understanding the unique needs of a grass root nonprofit organization, this is the role for you!

 

Objectives and Responsibilities of this Role:

  • Maintain constant communication with management, staff, and partners to ensure proper operations of the organization
  • Develop the efficiency of existing organizational processes and procedures to enhance and sustain the organization’s internal capacity
  • Oversee payable and receivable accounts
  • Actively pursue strategic and operational objectives
  • Ensure operational activities remain on time and within a defined budget
  • Work with the CEO in updating staffing requirements and recruiting new employees
  • Ensure all legal and regulatory documents are filed and monitor compliance with laws, regulations, and public health orders
  • Help promote a culture that encourages top client support and high morale.
  • Oversee technology integration throughout the organization
  • Manage timely data collection to monitor and support the achievement of targets (both internal and determined by partners), to eliminate errors, and to deliver excellent community service
  • Develop, implement, and review operational policies and procedures
  • Assist the CEO in building alliances and partnerships with other organizations
  • Conduct budget reviews and report on cost plans

 

Skills and Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in operations management, business administration, or related field
  • 5+ years of proven experience in an operations management position, ideally in a healthcare or social service environment
  • Strong budget development and financial oversight skills
  • Knowledge of HR best-practices including recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and staff development
  • Experience in conflict management and business negotiation
  • Strong listening, negotiation, organizational, oral, and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of general business software and aptitude to learn new applications; proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

BrainTrust offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. We are a friendly team that is passionate about providing exceptional services in the Central and North Okanagan, from Enderby to Peachland. We strive to foster a welcoming environment and provide our team with opportunities for professional growth and advancement.

If you think this role sounds like a fit, please email your cover letter and resume to Amanda McFarlane at amcfarlane@braintrustcanada.com by February 1, 2022.

All applications will be considered confidential.

Board of Director (Volunteer)

BrainTrust Canada Association, Kelowna B.C.

 

BrainTrust is an innovative, community-based charity that provides life skills and rehabilitation support to individuals and families impacted by brain injury. Through collaboration and community engagement, BrainTrust also raises awareness and works to reduce the incidence of preventable brain injury.

BrainTrust has a governance board that is responsible for strategic and financial oversite of the organization. Due to a recent board gap analysis, BrainTrust is currently recruiting two new board members with specific experience in either finance or human resources management.

 

Key Responsbilities 

  • Participate in board meetings (typically 6- 8 per year)
  • Participate in one board committee, based on your expertise and needs of the organization
  • Abide by the by-laws, code of conduct and other policies that apply to the organization and board
  • Attend and participate in the Annual General Meeting
  • Financial and strategic oversight of BrainTrust Canada
  • Assist with fundraising and prepared to leverage personal and professional connections to further the interests of BrainTrust Canada
  • Be an ambassador of the organization in the wider community
  • Keep informed about community issues relevant to the work of the organization

 

Qualifications

  • Human resources experience preferably with CHPR designation
  • Community minded, with an interest in brain injury education, prevention and rehabilitation
  • Interest in joining a dynamic group of professionals to support our cause

 

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their application to Amanda McFarlane: amcfarlane@braintrustcanada.com

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