Employment Opportunities

Development Officer (full-time position)

Position Opportunity: This recently created position at Journey Home Community (JHC) will provide an exciting opportunity and challenge for a development-minded person to form and shape the fundraising direction for a growing social justice oriented ministry. For the past 12 years, JHC has provided housing, settlement assistance and relational care for some 500 refugee claimants from over 40 different nations who have arrived in Metro Vancouver. If you wish to join an organization which is on the cutting edge of the refugee cause and seeking to respond to the ever-increasing need of a hidden refugee population, then we invite you to consider joining the team at Journey Home Community. Previous fundraising experience and skill in developing new initiatives are necessary qualifications.

Mandate: The Development Officer will work in collaboration with the Executive Director to oversee the development of financial resources for the organization.

Time Commitment: This is a full-time position and will appeal to someone who is self-motivated and enjoys schedule flexibility. As it is not a “9 to 5” position, the role will require some evening and weekend work and travel throughout the Lower Mainland. The successful candidate will also be committed to engage in ongoing learning in the development field on their own time.

Closing Date: March 11.

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Event Directory Vancouver RIDE for REFUGE (contract position)

Position Opportunity: The annual Vancouver RIDE for REFUGE provides a fundraising cycling/walking event for some 25-30 charities in Metro Vancouver. It is part of a national event held on the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving weekend each year. The Vancouver RIDE has been growing each of the past 8 years and last year raised close to $300,000. Journey Home Community (JHC) functions as the Host Charity for the Vancouver RIDE and the Event Director will work as part of JHC to develop the RIDE toward further growth.

Mandate: The Event Director (ED) shall oversee the annual Vancouver RIDE for REFUGE and shall have full responsibility for planning and implementing the event as per the terms outlined in the Host Partner Agreement between Journey Home Community and Blue Sea Philanthropy Inc.

Time Commitment: This position will be an ongoing part-time contract position requiring approximately 4 -5 hours time commitment per week with extra time required closer to the event date. Start date to be approximately April 1 and completion date to be October 31 of each year. This position would be suitable for someone working in a part-time ministry position and looking for an opportunity to add to their work load.

Closing Date: March 15.

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