Frequently Asked Questions

For Employers:

Do I need to register to post a job?
Yes. To register, please go to the main page of the Partnership Job Board and click on the “Register” link located in the upper right corner, or “Register to post jobs” located in the lower left corner. There is no cost to register.

How long before my job is posted?
Your job posting will be posted and available for viewing within 48 hours. Please expect delays for jobs submitted on weekends or national or BC statutory holidays.

Can I use one account for both posting jobs and receiving job alerts?
Our system does not allow one email address to be used for both manager and subscriber accounts. You will need to choose:
1. a manager account – to post jobs, OR,
2. a subscriber account – to receive email job alerts.
If you are a subscriber and wish to post a job, you may login to your account and change your role from subscriber to manager. When you are done posting jobs, you can always change your status back to subscriber. Alternatively, you can create two separate accounts – using two different email addresses – one for posting and one for receiving job alerts.

Can I just send you a document with the job description and have you post it for me?
The Job Board is a self-serve posting site, so unless you are having technical issues, we do not assist with posting.

Do you have a public archive of jobs posted in the past?
The services of the Partnership Job Board do not extend to archiving or public access to past/closed postings. While your previous postings may be available for some time, we cannot guarantee permanent access.

I accidentally chose cheque as my payment method. Can I pay by credit card over the phone?
Yes. You are more than welcome to contact the office at 888-683-5354, 604-683-5354 and make your payment over the phone. Once your payment is processed, the Partnership Job Board will email you a receipt. Please do not send your credit card information to us via email.

Can I edit my job posting after I submit it?

Yes! Simply log in to the site, go to "Job Postings" > "My Postings", click on the title of the job you wish to edit, make your changes, and click "Update Posting". The system will send us an automated message that the job has been modified and needs to be re-approved. Once re-approved, your job will reappear on the list of active postings. If you need further assistance, please email admin@bcla.bc.ca or call the BCLA office at 888-683-5354, 604-683-5354. You may anticipate a response within 48 hours.

Can we extend the closing date for a posting? Is there any additional charge for the extension?
A job posting is active for up to 90 days. If you wish to extend a closing date within the 90 days, there is no additional fee. Simply log in to edit your posting, change the date, and click "Update Posting". If the new date is beyond the 90 days, you will need to post your job again – with new starting and closing dates. If you do not have a specific closing date in mind, and wish to keep your posting active until the position is filled, simply leave the default closing date empty while filling out the template, and add “Open until filled” to the job description. You may close your job at anytime.

Can I just provide a link to a job posting on our organization’s website instead of copying and pasting a full job description into the template?
While we are happy to approve the job posting with only a link, we strongly recommend you include some introductory text before the link (e.g. “Midland Public Library is seeking a CEO/Chief Librarian. Please see our website for full information and for application instructions.”). Job seekers are far less likely to look at your post if it hasn't any content. Employers find the most success when they paste their job postings into the template.

Help! Can you show me exactly how to register and create a job posting?
For a step-by-step walkthrough of the registration and posting process, please see this link: Step-by-Step How to Register and Create a Job Posting

How do I know that my job is posted?
You will know your job was submitted successfully when you receive an automated message with the subject line:

"BC Library Association - The Partnership Job Board – Receipt” OR
“BC Library Association - The Partnership Job Board – Invoice” (if paid by cheque)

Once your submission is approved and published (typically within 48 hours), you will receive a second message with the subject line: “BC Library Association - The Partnership Job Board - Your Job Posting Has Been Approved”.

If the job was posted, but you did not receive any notification, it may be:
• your credit card payment was incomplete
• your email system is blocking our messages
• you are not the person who posted the job
Please feel free to contact us, so we can identify the issue and provide assistance.

I accidentally posted my job twice. Is there any way to remove the duplication posting and refund my credit card?
If you have inadvertently posted a job twice, please email admin@bcla.bc.ca immediately and be sure to include the job title and date of the duplicate posting. We will provide refunds for accidental duplications or re-postings if your request is received within 30 days. There are no refunds after 30 days.

If I submit a job to the Partnership Job Board, will it also be posted on the BCLA listserv?
Because we host the Partnership Job Board as a BCLA fundraiser, job postings sent to BCLA listservs are not approved until after the job appears on our Job Board. Occasionally, you may see postings appear on the list first. This happens when the poster is subscribed to the list (we can’t moderate / stop postings from subscribed addresses). We then follow-up to ensure these posters know about the Partnership Job Board.


For Job seekers:

Do I need to register to receive email alerts?
Yes, to receive job notifications, from the main page please click on the “Register” link located in the upper right corner, or follow the “Register to subscribe to email alerts” link located in the lower left corner.

  1. Click on “Account Details” drop-down menu
  2. Choose "Subscription Preferences"
  3. Check the "Enable email notices" box
  4. Select "Update Preferences"

There is no cost to register.

Can I use one account for both posting jobs and receiving job alerts?
Our system does not allow one email address to be used for both manager and subscriber accounts.You will need to choose:

1. a manager account – to post jobs, OR,
2. a subscriber account – to receive email job alerts.
If you are a subscriber and want to post a job, you may login to your account and change your role from subscriber to manager. When you are done posting jobs, you can always change your status back to subscriber. Alternatively, you can create two separate accounts –using two different email addresses – one for posting and one for receiving job alerts.

How to Unsubscribe from The Partnership Job Board:
Log in to the Partnership Job Board website

  1. Click on “Account Details” drop-down menu
  2. Choose "Subscription Preferences"
  3. Un-check the "Enable email notices" box
  4. Select "Update Preferences"

If you would like to terminate a "manager account", please contact admin@bcla.bc.ca and we will remove it from our database.