Current Postings

Executive Director

Summit Community Services Society is accepting applications for the permanent position of Executive Director (32 hours/week). Start date September 7, 2021.

Summit Community Services Society provides day care and after school care for infant to grade 6 and a variety of trauma-based counselling services to a broad spectrum of clients.  We are dedicated to promoting community well-being by providing a continuum of quality, accessible, client-centered support, and intervention services in a respectful manner.

Position Scope:

The Executive Director of Summit Community Services Society (SCSS) is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations and ensuring that SCSS remains a safe family and community-oriented organization. The Executive Director is directly accountable to, and is overseen by, the Board of Directors.

The Executive Director is responsible for promoting and maintaining the integrity and philosophy of SCSS. As such, their primary roles include:

  • ensuring all program and financial policies, procedures, requirements, and obligations are met in a timely manner.

  • working closely and building relationships with community partners, funding agencies, and government sponsors

  • inspiring, developing and hiring staff.

  • modelling and enforcing strict confidentiality.

  • working with, and informing, the Board of Directors


General Duties of the Executive Director

To the Board of Directors

  • Presenting program and funding proposals and budgets to the Board for approval

  • Informing the Board of activities, developments, and needs of the community.

  • Updating the Board as to any financial, personnel, staffing, or other concerns related to the functioning of SCSS immediately.

  • Submitting written reports to the Board of Directors in advance of Board meetings

  • Attending Board meetings

  • Ensuring that all financial and program obligations of SCSS are met appropriately.

  • Managing staff effectively, following all SCSS policies and Employment Standards.


  • Overseeing multiple programs, staff, and participants

  • Ensuring the various areas maintain a high standard and meet all Health and Safety/Worksafe requirements.

  • Promoting SCSS including all communications and public relation functions (e.g., media requests, general public relations, promoting SCSS within the communities served, and presentations to the community when necessary)

  • Working with the Accountant to manage the general financial operations (program revenues/expenditures)

  • Developing annual budgets in partnership with the accountant.

  • Managing the Administration staff.

  • Management of a number of fee for service contracts with provincial government, Interior Health and Ministry of Justice.

  • Managing contractual obligations from 3rd party funders, i.e., City of Cranbrook, City of Kimberley, RDEK, etc.

  • Overseeing procurement of purchases and supplies for SCSS, keeping receipts and records of any such purchases for asset management.

  • Seeking out and participating in relevant professional development training

  • Helping staff connect to and participate in relevant professional development opportunities.

  • Providing staff with a regular forum for sharing insights and assisting one another in programs and skill development

  • Responding to and coordinating grant proposals, ensuring all reporting requirements from funders (e.g., government, community foundations and private funders) are met.

  • Writing and submitting grant proposals (in consultation with Board) to secure additional funding and support as needed.

  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with community professionals, schools, agencies, and other community groups to coordinate and enhance SCSS programs and services.

  • Hiring and supervision of staff (in consultation with Board)

  • Conducting employee performance reviews

  • Maintaining confidentiality of staff, participants, SCSS, and Board information

  • Other duties as may be assigned by the Board.

Skills Required:

  • Verbal and written communications

  • Management and staff supervision

  • Problem-solving, time management, and organization

  • Grant Writing Skills

  • Able to work independently and as part of a larger team

  • Basic financial management

  • Basic computer skills (i.e., Email, Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, Virtual Meeting Software, etc.)

  • Program facilitation

Experience/Knowledge Required:

Bachelor’s degree in Social Services or equivalent combination of experience and education with an emphasis in the administration of social programs and supervision of a wide range of professional staff.

Asset: Experience working with a non-profit organization and/or a Board of Directors

To Apply:

E-mail your cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to

Applications must be received by 4:00 pm on Wednesday, July 7, 2021.

Salary: $30-$35 per hour dependent upon experience. SCSS has a comprehensive benefit plan.

Qualifications:  Early Childhood Education/Assistant
Certification:  First Aid Certificate, Food Safe Certificate
 1.Plan, carry out and evaluate developmentally appropriate activities and experiences for children.
2.Conduct assessments of children and develop individualized or a group curriculum based on children's special needs.
3.Initiate referrals to other appropriate services.
4.Provide reports on the progress of the children.
5.Maintain open and positive communication with parents.
6. Act as an advocate for the parents and provide support while parents are in the program.
7. Provide support for the parents leaving the program when appropriate.
8. Be able to follow Licensing requirements.
9. Be able to maintain confidentiality.
10.Be able to administer First Aid when required.
Resumes may be sent via email or in person to First Steps Daycare, Attention:  Dana Blake, 70 Mark Street, Kimberley, BC V1A 2B8
Phone No.  250 427 3876 or email 
Early Childhood Educator/Assistant
Job Type:  PART-TIME
  Qualifications are:
1. ECE/IT, ECE or ECE Assistant.
2. Childcare First Aid Certificate.
3. Completion of a Criminal Record Check.
1. Plan, carry out and evaluate developmentally appropriate activities and experiences for children aged 30 months - 5 years.
2. To encourage independence and growth in all areas of the children's social, emotional and physical development.
3. Be able to work in collaboration with co-educators.
4. Maintain  open , respectful and positive communication with co-educators, parents and family members.
5. Follow and uphold all Licensing regulations and confidentiality guidelines.
6. Maintain an organized and welcoming environment.
7. Carry out regular daily cleaning and sanitizing duties.
Resumes with references may be submitted by, mail, phone message or email to:  
100-125 10th Ave S Cranbrook BC, V1C 2N1
Telephone Number: 250 489 3114 or email at ATTN: Executive Director