Transition House Manager
South Okanagan Women In Need Society (SOWINS)

The South Okanagan Women in Need Society (SOWINS) respectfully acknowledges that they work on the traditional unceded territories of the Sylix Okanagan peoples.

We are looking for a Manager to oversee the administration and operations of our Transition House.

Located in the beautiful Okanagan Valley, SOWINS is a non-profit society providing safe refuge and community-based resources for women and children in the South Okanagan. SOWINS operates a transitional and second stage housing facilities, as well as counselling and outreach services. At SOWINS we work from an intersectional feminist philosophy and support trauma-informed practice and harm reduction models.


The Transition House Manager is responsible for assisting with the management of the day-to-day, and long-range operations of the Transition House to ensure effective service delivery that is consistent with SOWINS mandate, policies, contractual and budgetary obligations. This role provides supervision, leadership, work direction, and guidance to front-line staff at the Transition House.

The successful candidate will have a degree in a related Human/Social Services field from a recognized post-secondary institution and will have a minimum of three (3) years combined management and front-line experience working in a Transition House setting. The successful candidate should also have a minimum of one (1) year’s management experience working in a Transition House setting.

This is an exempt full-time position and is expected to work a minimum of 35 hours per week.

At SOWINS we offer a competitive benefit package! We cover 100% of extended health plan, dental plan, and life insurance premiums. Participation in the Municipal Pension Plan (MPP) will be dependent on the requirements outlined by MPP.

Please note the successful applicant will undergo a Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check.


Please submit expressions of interest, including updated Cover Letter and Resume by email to:

Salary: $60,000.00-$70,000.00 per year

Kelsey English
Human Resources Manager
1027 Westminster Ave
V2A 5K3
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