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Office Coordinator

The Office Coordinator provides administrative support to the Centre Manager and Programs Coordinator. The role provides assistance as needed to the other area Coordinators.

The position requires a commitment of 28 hours per week of work in the office. All residents at the Centre are also asked to contribute up to 4 hours per week of volunteer communal chores and cleanup shifts. Those new to the Centre also participate in the 4-8 hours per week of classes on yoga theory and practice for a 10-week period during our Residential Karma Yoga Program. This helps new staff understand and connect to the aims of the Centre and the community in a deeper way. Please see below for further details about the job.

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Responsibilities & Qualifications


  • Manage reception (answering phones, greeting visitors and conducting centre tours).
  • Assist with accounts payable and receivable with the bookkeeper and Centre Manager
    • Processing all purchases, payments and reimbursements.
    • Assist with bank deposits, petty cash, recording donations, credit card and paypal reconciliation.
  • Program and event registration and assistance with the Programs Coordinator
    • Managing our internal database
    • Perform guest reservations and invoicing
    • Managing internal calendars and booking event spaces.
    • Assist with greeting and orienting guests during events.
    • Assist with surveys on Survey Monkey
  • Marketing & Social media with Programs Coordinator
    • Assist with social media and marketing campaigns (email campaigns, working with graphic designers and printers)
    • Maintain teacher portal on website and monitor other website content updates
  • Manage database & Society memberships with Centre Manager
    • Update Mailchimp & our Society membership databases, process payments, advise Centre Manager of new Society members for approval by the Board.
  • General duties
    • Order and maintain office supplies and equipment
    • Assist in managing inventory and sales for our small merchandising store (“Jai Store”)
    • Assist Centre Manager in fundraising campaigns and new business initiatives
    • Pick up and distribute centre mail
    • Maintain effective and efficient filing system
  • Attend weekly community circles and staff meetings


  • At least 2-5 years’ experience in administration and/or in the efficient operation of a small office.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as exceptional problem-solving, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Diverse and extensive computer skills, including a high level knowledge of Microsoft Office and Windows, and familiarity with QuickBooks.
  • It is essential for the candidate to be proactive and a clear communicator.
  • Ability to collaborate with other area coordinators and the Centre’s management.
  • Interest in community life, spiritual practice, and self-development.
  • Legally able to work in Canada.

Working Conditions

We’re definitely not your average workplace. Most of the people who’ve lived and worked here count it among the most unique and transformative experiences of their lives. If you’re just interested in punching the clock and getting a paycheck, then this place probably isn’t for you. However, if you’re open to exploring community life and spiritual practice, all while working hard to be of service to others, then there’s a good chance you’ll have a great time with us.


  • Private accommodation with shared bathroom.
  • Monthly stipend
  • Instruction in yoga practice and philosophy, including free access to our ongoing public yoga classes.
  • WiFi and laundry facilities.
  • Two hot vegetarian meals per day, a self-serve continental breakfast, and access to a shared staff kitchen.

Yoga and Community

You’ll also take part in the offerings provided in our Residential Karma Yoga Program, April 14 – June 21, 2020 where you’ll learn and practice alongside other folks who come to work in our kitchen, maintenance, farm, office, and housekeeping teams. This allows new residents to gain a thorough introduction to the teachings and practices of yoga that inspire SSCY. The ten-week program includes:
  • Two 75-minute classes per week on yoga philosophy, practice, and community life.
  • Daily 60-minute morning prāṇāyāma and meditation classes for the first 3 weeks, with two 60-minute morning classes weekly thereafter.

To apply:

Please email us a cover letter demonstrating your interest in this position and resume to: hr@saltspringcentre.com

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