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Community Development Coordinator

Position: Community Development Coordinator
Reports to: Area Manager
Department: Community Engagement
Location: Kamloops, BC
Status: Permanent; Full-time

The Heart and Stroke Foundation

Life. We don’t want you to miss it.™ Saving moments. Funding breakthroughs. Saving lives.™

That’s why Heart & Stroke leads the fight against heart disease and stroke. Powered by donors and volunteers, we fund life-saving research and help Canadians lead healthier lives.

Heart & Stroke is a health charity active in communities across the country. We are sustained by the commitment and generosity of more than 100,000 volunteers and more than 1.4 million donors.

The Opportunity

We are seeking a flexible, organized, and dependable professional for the role of Community Development Coordinator. The role of the Community Development Coordinator is to assist the Area Manager in the effective delivery of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada’s community based fundraising and health promotion initiatives through the coordinated efforts of staff and volunteer resources. In addition the role is responsible to:

  • Increase the profile of the Foundation as the authoritative voice on heart disease and stroke
  • Develop and maintain strong volunteer partnerships
  • Develop, maintain, and enhance strong business relationships
Key Accountabilities

Business Management:

  • Meet approved annual fundraising goals by supporting the execution of fund-raising programs that may include Jump Rope for Heart, Heart & Stroke Big Bike, Fit for heart, Third Party events and executing the Heart Month (Person to Person) Campaign fundraising program
  • Work with Area Manager to develop appropriate implementation of plans for event maximization and execution that will include corporate health presentations, captain and team kick off events, orientation of captains and volunteers, customer service and event day execution
  • Promote HSFC’s image and mission as authoritative voice through Foundation information delivery
  • Work with the Area Office team to ensure relationships are managed seamlessly

People Management:

  • Recruit, develop, and manage an appropriate mix of volunteers
  • Build, manage, and sustain the internal business relationships necessary to support the Foundation
  • Build and maintain positive volunteer partnerships in support of the effective execution of the programs

Business Development:

  • Assist Area Manager in identifying and developing operational plans and tactics for growing community presence, fundraising, and business relationships
  • Assist Area Manager in developing plans and tactics for strengthening volunteer structures including meetings etc
  • Support the Kamloops Office in the development and implementation of new initiatives
  • 2-3 years fundraising/sales experience with a proven track record of successful business development and sales development
  • Experience in sales and/or marketing, and/or not-for profit industry, and/or health promotion
  • Minimum education: College/University certificate/diploma
  • Goal setting and achievement orientated
  • Strong relationship building and communication skills
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail
  • People management experience an asset
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Proficient PC skills with MS Office and Windows 7; superior Excel skills
  • During peak periods, evening and weekend hours are required
  • Access to own vehicle and ability to travel throughout Kamloops, Shuswap, Cariboo Area

If you have the qualifications and share our passion for our mission, we invite you to forward your resume and cover letter to immediately. Please include the reference number CDC0717KAM and your name (first and last) in the email subject. This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. We thank all applicants for their interest however, due to volume, we can only contact those selected for interviews.

Candidates from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. We are committed to fostering an inclusive, barrier-free and accessible environment. If you have been contacted for an interview and require an accommodation due to disability to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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