We currently have 1 open position:

Vital Signs (VS) Coordinator


Vital Signs is a national program led by local community foundations and coordinated by Community Foundations of Canada that leverages local knowledge to measure the vitality of our communities and support action towards improving our collective quality of life through a combination of scientific research and public opinion. Vital Signs brings together a broad range of data and publishes it in a reader friendly format. It engages community at every level from civic leaders to community groups to concerned citizens.

The Vital Signs Coordinator position is a twelve month contract position to:

Develop the Vital Signs Report including research and writing
Participate with a production team consisting of a videographer, graphic designer, report committee
Participate in the Vital Signs webinars hosted by the Community Foundations of Canada
• Collect, compile and interpret recent and reliable social science data
Develop community engagement activities
Organize Central Okanagan kick-off event to announce the 2017 Vital Signs Program
Develop a social media plan
Evaluate Vital Signs program after completion and prepare a report with recommendations
• Submit monthly updates to the direct supervisor

Education & Experience
• Post-Secondary Education in the Social Sciences
• 3+ years experience with research based projects
• Community development work
• Strong social media and knowledge translation skills
• Strong communication skills
• Must have above average computer user skills – word processing, spreadsheets, internet, Microsoft Office,
• Experience leading focus groups; community mapping exercises

Estimated Contract Timeline
Start date: July 1.2017– June 30.2018
Hours approximately:
• 140 hours per month, July – September
• 40-60 hours per month, October 2017 – June 2018

Wage: $30.00 per hour

Direct Supervisor: Director, Grants & Community Initiatives, Central Okanagan Foundation

Please email resume and cover letter to:
Cheryl Miller, Director, Grants & Community Initiatives, Central Okanagan Foundation at: Cheryl@centralokanaganfoundation.org .

Closing date: April 20.2017

We appreciate all expressions of interest however; only select candidates whose backgrounds best match our requirements will be contacted. All resumes are retained for six months and treated confidentially for consideration against future opportunities with the Central Okanagan Foundation.