Spinal Cord Injury Prince Edward Island is a not-for-profit organization which provides support to people with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities across PEI. They offer peer support, quality of life programs, and other services, depending on clients’ needs.
The association has two year-round staff: Executive Director Meagan MacKenzie and Client Coordinator Kim McClintick. An extra 11 or 12 people are hired to work from April until June for their fundraising campaign, doing cold calls asking people to buy tickets to win cash and other prizes. Two drivers are also hired to drop off tickets and pick up donations.
“The people who typically work for us are a mix of students and retired people, but anyone is welcome to apply,” says Meagan. “Four or five people return each year.
“We look for people with strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to work well with others and independently,” says Kim. “Strong organizational skills and attention to detail are important. Previous call centre experience is an asset.”
“Generally, the people we talk to on the phone are pretty friendly, because we have been doing this campaign for so many years,” says Meagan.
Hours of work:
Monday to Thursday 5 to 9 pm
Friday 5 to 8 pm
Saturday 10 to 1 pm
“Drivers are not as difficult to find as callers. They are paid a set amount for each delivery. Good delivery drivers are eager and willing go back a second time if the person isn’t home. Drivers also need to be organized and able to map their route to make delivery more efficient.”
The fundraising campaign has been managed in-house by the association for the past five years. These jobs are crucial to the operation of Spinal Cord Injury PEI.
“A spinal cord injury is a major life-changing event,” says Meagan. “We want to be able to offer as much support as we can. Our programs are very beneficial to our clients.
“This is a great association, and our staff are working for a good cause. I look forward to seeing our great group of people who come back every year. They are a good team to work with.”
Job ads are posted on kijiji, Facebook and the association’s website. To apply, send a resumè to [email protected].
For more information, call 902-370-9523. Visit www.sci-pei.ca.