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Community Engagement Coordinator, Halifax


Position: Community Engagement Coordinator
Reports to: Area Manager
Department: Community Engagement
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
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 looking for a candidate who has a passion for our Mission, enjoys sales/fundraising, connecting to volunteers and donors and who is goal and achievement oriented. 

The Community Engagement Coordinator assists the Area Manager in the delivery of our community based fundraising initiatives through the coordinated efforts of staff and volunteer resources. The

Coordinator also: 

  • Increases the profile of the Foundation as the authoritative voice on heart disease and stroke, 
  • Develops and maintains strong volunteer partnerships,
  • Develops, maintains, and enhances strong business relationships.
Key responsibilities
  • Meet annual fundraising goals by executing fund-raising programs including My Own Fundraiser, Zumba MasterClass for Heart and support of Hockey Heroes Weekend. 
  • Contribute to the development of implementation plans for event maximization and success e.g. corporate solicitation, orientation of volunteers, customer service and event day execution
  • Recruit, develop and inspire our volunteers
  • Build, manage and sustain the internal business relationships necessary to support the Foundation
  • Assist the Area Manager in identifying and developing operational plans and tactics for growing community presence, fundraising and business relationships
  • Assist the Area Manager in strengthening our volunteer relationships and support structures 
  • Support the development and implementation of new initiatives
Qualifications

Education

  • College/University certificate/diploma preferred

Experience and skills

  • 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
  • Goal setting and achievement orientated
  • Demonstrated data entry skills; ability to accurately enter data into a database program
  • Strong relationship building and communication skills
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail
  • Proficient PC skills including with MS Office and Excel 
  • People management experience an asset
  • Able to work weekends and evenings as required during peak periods
  • Access to own vehicle and ability to travel
Applying

If you have the qualifications and share our passion for our mission, we invite you to forward your resume and cover letter to hr-rh@heartandstroke.ca.  Please include the exact job title, including location, in the subject line of your email. Also indicate your salary expectations in your cover letter. We offer comprehensive benefits including pension, dental and medical coverage.

This posting will remain open until January 24, 2018. 

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.

Learn more and get involved with Heart and Stroke at www.heartandstroke.ca

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