Community Entity Coordinator


HOURS OF WORK: 37.5 hours per week

CONTRACT DATE: July 15.2019 to March 31.2024

SALARY: $28.00 per hour

Organizational Status

The Central Okanagan Foundation has been supporting Kelowna and area since 1977.As a community foundation, the Central Okanagan Foundation’s mandate is to provide funding and support to valuable charity projects that benefit our community.


The Community Entity Coordinator will work directly with the foundation’s Director of Grants & Community Initiatives to administer Reaching Home - Canada’s Homelessness Strategy (formerly Homelessness Partnering Strategy); Designated Communities and Indigenous Homelessness funding. Reaching Home funding has been provided to Kelowna to address local homelessness issues and community priorities. Reaching Home is a community-based program aimed at preventing and reducing homelessness by providing direct support and funding to Designated Communities (urban centers), Indigenous communities, territorial communities and rural and remote communities across Canada.

The Central Okanagan Foundation is seeking an experienced professional for the role of Community Entity Coordinator. This position will work closely with organizations receiving Reaching Home funding to ensure the effective delivery of projects.

Community Entity Coordinator - General Description

The Community Entity Coordinator will manage all agreements the Community Entity holds with local organizations and their respective projects. The Community Entity Coordinator will support and assist the organizations and, manage reports on the progress and success of the funded projects receiving Reaching Home funding. The Community Entity Coordinator will complete financial and activity reports, provide updated cash flow projections as required, submit results reporting for all individual projects and additional data collection as required. The Community Entity Coordinator will conduct activity and financial monitoring site visits of the individual projects.

The Community Entity Coordinator will support the work of the Kelowna Community Advisory Board on Homelessness (CABH) and keep the CABH informed about the status of the individual sub -projects and other activities related to the prevention and reduction of homelessness in the community.

Background and Experience:

  • Minimum 4 years experience in a non-profit setting.
  • Solid knowledge of non-profit organizations, operations and services, especially in the area of social programming delivery related to housing, homelessness, employment services, mental health and addictions.
  • Related experience including government project delivery, community development, project monitoring and evaluation reporting.
  • Working knowledge of legislation, local government, Service Canada (particularly Reaching Home program).
  • Organizational and analytical skills, sound judgment, effective time management skills, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to connect resources and people, foresee issues and provide solutions.
  • Knowledge and application of Program Management techniques, principles in planning, budgeting, evaluating and delivering effective programs.
  • Above average computer skills in particular Word, Excel, data processing programs.
  • Cultural Sensitivity training would be an asset (training will be provided upon employment).
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and with a team.

Please email resume and cover letter to:

Cheryl Miller, Director of Grants & Community Initiatives

Closing date: June 24.2019

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