Job Title: Programs Assistant

Employer: Nanaimo Disability Resource Centre (NDRC)

Job Type: Temporary - Student, Full Time

Hours: 30 hours/ week for 8 weeks

Salary: $17.00/hour

Nanaimo Disability Resource Centre is a registered charity identifying and providing services to people with disabilities. NDRC is a dynamic, volunteer-driven organization. We are looking for a compassionate, positive, and adaptable student to join our staff for the summer.

We are an equal opportunity employer; students of all races, genders, sexual orientations and religions are encouraged to apply.

Job Overview

The Programs Assistant will float across several roles in our organization. As NDRC is a small non-profit organization, all employees fill gaps for tasks and roles that best fit their skill set as required. You will participate in some capacity in all of our programs:

In the Computer and Technology School (CaTS) you will:

  • Work directly with students assessing their needs, teaching them skills across various devices (Note: The lessons mostly take place at NDRC but may occasionally take place in student’s homes).
  • Research IT solutions for students when needed. 
  • Call/ answer calls from potential students, gather information and enter it into the student database and book them into available time slots.

In the Information and Resource Referral Program (IRRP), you will:

  • Respond to inquiries from the public by phone, email, and in-person. 
  • Look up (from various systems already in place at NDRC) or research to find solutions for people looking for resources in our community. 
  • Assist the administrator of this program, Allison, with helping clients through the PWD application process.

For the Parking Permit Program you will be trained on the front desk. This position is typically filled by volunteers. However,shortages are expected and you will be asked to fill in.

In this position you will:

  • Answer phones, directing clients to the appropriate places
  • Issue and renew Accessible Parking Permits in person, by phone and my mail.

Office admin tasks, technical support for staff and volunteers may be included in your regular duties.  You will be responsible for performing administrative duties such as writing reports, tracking billable time, logging case notes, and managing files.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Extensive knowledge and experience with modern devices including laptops, smartphones and tablets. This includes familiarity with:
    • Microsoft Windows/Office Programs
    • Popular Internet use, social media, etc.
    • Google and its various applications including Docs, Sheets, Forms, Gmail, Photos
  • Strong research skills
  • Self-motivated, innovative, creative, and interested in working with seniors and with adults who have disabilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication.
  • Professional Conduct/ Attitude.

Knowledge and Skills That Would Be an Asset

  • Ability to use database programs, particularly Access and Airtable.
  • Experience across multiple devices: Apple and Android
  • Experience working or volunteering within a charitable organization
  • Teaching, leadership experience
  • Experience working in a setting with seniors and/or people with disabilities.

Eligibility for Position *Non-negotiable due to funding requirements*

  • A Canadian citizen, or a permanent resident, or a person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act,
  • 19-30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment,
  • Must have been enrolled full- time in school during the preceding academic year,
  • Must intend to return to school full time in the next academic year, is a student in a post-secondary, vocational, or technical program, and 
  • Is legally entitled to work according to the relevant BC legislation and regulations.

Please apply online on Indeed or send your resume and cover letter to Marie at – with the subject line:  Canada Summer Job


Application Deadline: May 30th, 2022, or when position is filled.