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The Central Okanagan Teachers' Association (COTA) , is a member of the British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF) - Local 23. The COTA acts on behalf of its members in the public education system.


We are hiring for an OFFICE MANAGER POSITION

Central Okanagan Teachers’ Association (COTA) is a local of the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation representing approximately 1500 plus members in and around Kelowna, B.C. from Oyama in the north and Peachland in the south.  We invite applications for the position of Office Manager.

As a vital part of COTA, the position is responsible for the operation of a busy office including maintaining databases and performing financial, administrative, and clerical duties.

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications and experience: 

Applicants must have:

  • Completed, at least, Grade 12 (Senior Secondary School (Dogwood) Graduation);
  • Secretarial training (0ffice Administration Program) at a Community College;
  • Previous related secretarial experience;
  • Knowledge and experience with bookkeeping (QuickBooks);
  • Excellent knowledge and experience with a variety of computer software programs, including Microsoft Office, Adobe, and Sharepoint/Outlook;
  • Excellent word processing skills with a minimum typing speed of sixty words per minute. 


Applicants will be expected to:

  • Maintain a high quality of work including accuracy, dependability and confidentiality;
  • Possess excellent organizational and communication skills;
  • Maintain excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Be prepared to be flexible with work hours at a minimum of two times per month.  


This is a full time (37.5 hours per week), 10-month position.  The wage rate will depend on qualifications and experience. 

Qualified candidates are invited to apply online with cover letter, resume outlining relevant background experience and three (3) references, by emailing Susan Bauhart at

Applications accepted up to and including Monday, August 6th, 2018.


What is myCOTA?

myCOTA is a public and a secure area (members only) on the internet for COTA members.

In the last few years, many members have asked for a secure member only portal, more use of electronic tools, opportunities for interaction and discussion in a non-public forum, and reduced paper use. MyCOTA is a major step forward in achieving those objectives.

Members can login to the portal and access content targeted to members for bargaining and professional development, access webinars, workshops, events, and participate in online discussion forums, access self directed PD and collaborate with other teachers.

MyCOTA is divided into two areas, a public area and a member’s only area. COTA members need to register for an account to access the member’s portal. The public can click on Pro-D to access or view a variety of the pro-d offerings, webinars, workshops, etc... that makes up a part of the overall professional development that COTA members participate in throughout the year.



BCTF member cards

The BCTF is offering members a card if they apply for one on the BCTF portal. Login and then click on the BCTF Member Card Request Form. Review the information and update if necessary. Click on submit and a card will be sent to your home address.

Over the decades, the BCTF has had membership cards or certificates. This card is being issued to commemorate the BCTF’s 100th anniversary.

The card will serve as a quick reminder of your BCTF ID number that will allow you access to the BCTF portal. It may be used at some retail outlets where discounts are provided to teachers.