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Summer Student - Fundraising Administrative Assistant

Position: Summer Student - Fundraising Administrative Assistant
Reports to: Community Fund Development
Department: Community Engagement
Location: Brandon, Manitoba
Status: 8 weeks, working 30-35 hours per week (position funded by “Canada Summer Jobs” program)

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 125,000 volunteers and more than 1.4 million donors.

The opportunity

The federal government’s Canada Summer Jobs has provided funding for this opportunity.

The fund raising assistant works with the Community Engagement team to grow the revenue and participate in all of the fundraising programs run by the Brandon Area Office. The position would focus mainly on the Jump Rope for Heart, Big Bike, Person to Person, In Honour, In Memory and My Own Fundraiser programs. Assistance with program execution would be a key responsibility as would the administration of the programs. Administration would include the processing of donor information as well as the production of tax receipts.

The hourly rate for this position is $11.15/hour.

Key responsibilities
  • Ensures timely and accurate data entry in Heart & Stroke databases;
  • Provides administrative support to ensure success in the execution of fundraising programs;
  • Supports fundraising events and assists with logistics, setup and cleanup;
  • Represents Heart & Stroke with volunteers, donors and the general public in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Computer Office applications including Microsoft Office (Word/Excel/Outlook) required;
  • Database experience;
  • Applicants must have good organizational and time management skills;
  • Attention to detail, excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Experience working with volunteers considered an asset;
  • Driver’s License and Access to a vehicle considered an asset. 

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment
  • Have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward cover letter & resume (as one document) to Deadline for applications is Monday, June 4, 2018 at 4pm.