Position: Coordinator, Community Fundraising
Department: Community Engagement
Status: Full-Time; Permanent
The Heart and Stroke Foundation
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Heart & Stroke is a special type of company. We’re a foundation, a place that values championing health and has a bias for action as we tackle heart disease and stroke. Our mission is to promote health, save lives and enhance recovery.
Who we need
Heart & Stroke is adding bold, passionate, fearless and compassionate people to our dedicated teams across the country. We need analytical, creative, decisive, approachable people who are embedded in the community they live in with their families, neighbors, and friends. People with unbounded energy, an understanding of how to nurture relationships and the commitment to help solve a massive problem.
• We need people who want to make a difference and save lives every day by:
• Promoting the Heart & Stroke mission.
• Inviting others to become involved with our foundation in a way that is meaningful to them.
• Recognizing and growing corporate and community volunteer partnerships, as well as support relationships.
Our Vancouver office needs a Community Fundraising Coordinator for our Big Bike Program. This is a meaningful and challenging opportunity to work and cultivate relationships with corporate teams; a chance to coordinate events that bring in over $275,000 in much-needed funding. It’s a chance to move along a career path in the nonprofit sector as you develop a network amongst multi-billion dollar companies.
How you will make an impact every day
Foster a community of engagement. You will ensure the continued growth and success of fundraising initiatives. You will:
• Actively participate in local networking and health-related events that enhance Heart & Stroke’s community presence.
• Create an exceptional experience and positive interactions with business leaders and supporters; volunteers and organizers; participants; donors; and partners.
• Train and work alongside an appropriate mix of volunteers to support fundraising and community engagement activities.
• Collaborate with the manager to strengthen the participant pipeline.
• Build, manage and sustain the internal business relationships necessary to support achievement of fundraising goals.
Generate revenue through coordinated fundraising activities. You will meet approved annual fundraising goals by planning and executing Big Bike Fundraising events.
Nurture relationships. You will recognize, encourage and reach out to established supporters. You will proactively approach big businesses in the Toronto community with the goal of acquiring new local corporate participation, sponsorship, and donations.
Collaborate. You will work closely with the Manager, Community Fundraising and program team to manage a promotion and communications plan for each event. You will deliver a variety of presentations and participate in networking events.
Champion success. You will support and inspire event organizers, participants and volunteers to be successful in their desire to support Heart & Stroke. You will assist teams and individuals with online fundraising.
Troubleshoot. You will anticipate program participant needs and proactively search for solutions to ensure participant expectations are met or exceeded.
Track and report. You will monitor program statistics, analyze the results and work with your manager to plan and influence fundraising results and relationships. You will prepare weekly status summaries and reports for review with the Manager, Community Fundraising.
What you bring
The education. You have a university degree in a relevant field.
The experience. You have 3+ years in fundraising, event coordination, project management, sales, marketing, business development, account management, health promotion or Human Resources. You know how to increase volunteer engagement and work with diverse stakeholders. You may be required occasionally to bend, lift and carry material up to 30 pounds.
The relationship building expertise. You can gain the trust of high-value sponsors and donors as well as individual contributors, deepening existing and growing new relationships. You can inspire action, build momentum and encourage participation.
The communication skills. You can effectively promote opportunities and partnerships through excellent public speaking, presentations and face-to-face networking. You have outstanding written and verbal skills.
The ownership. You are proactive, goal-oriented and creatively resourceful.
The adaptability. You are comfortable working independently as part of a fast-paced, ever-changing environment. You can manage a demanding schedule and prioritize responsibilities.
The technical abilities. You are proficient with MS Office. Experience working with spreadsheets, CRM database, and online fundraising platforms would be an asset.
The flexibility. You can lead, participate in and support evening and weekend community events. You understand late or extra hours are often needed. You have a valid driver’s license, access to a vehicle and the ability to travel throughout your geographic area
If you have the qualifications and share our passion for our mission, we invite you to forward your resume and cover letter to HSFC.Recruitment@heartandstroke.ca.
This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
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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