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Coordinator, Community Fundraising, Barrie

Position:         Coordinator, Community Fundraising, Barrie
Reports to:     Manager, Community Fundraising, Barrie and Northern Ontario
Department:   Community Engagement
Location:        Barrie Area Office
Status:            Permanent, Full Time

The Heart and Stroke Foundation

Life. We don’t want you to miss it.TM 

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 result driven, enthusiastic and adaptable professional to plan and execute the Big Bike corporate fundraising program in Barrie and the northern York region (Newmarket, Aurora and Stouffville).   This role will also support some coordination of the peer to peer canvasing campaign and third party events (aka My Own Fundraiser) in the northern York region, Simcoe/Muskoka and northern Grey Bruce counties. 

Reporting directly to the Manager, Community Fundraising, you will successfully coordinating and execute the overall operation of community based fundraising activities by building relationships within the community and providing resources and awareness. With a desire for achieving program goals through partnership growth and executing strategy, your tenacious ability and connection to our mission will help you drive results in a sales focused environment

Key responsibilities

Fundraising & Revenue Generation  
Meet approved annual fundraising goals by planning and executing fundraising programs such as Big Bike, Heart & Stroke Canvass and My Own Fundraiser
Proactively approach and create initial contact with community members with the goal of acquiring new local corporate participation, sponsorship, individual donations and auction items 
Maintaining excellent relationships with established supporters and liaise with prospects to maximize all available opportunities for partnerships and revenue growth
Develop profiles on top businesses/community groups etc within the community and create a written plan to secure their involvement   
Plan and execute national H&S fundraising programs, following guidelines and best practices proven to help you be successful and ensure maximum return on investment
Work closely with the Manager, Community Fundraising and Program Team to manage a promotion/ communications plan for each event
Deliver a variety of presentations and kick off events to workplaces and community groups
Support and inspire event organizers, participants and volunteers so they can be successful in their desire to support Heart & Stroke; Assist teams and individuals with online fundraising 
Anticipate program participant needs and proactively search for solutions to ensure participant expectations are met or exceeded
Monitor program statistics, analyze the results and work with your Manager, Community Fundraising to proactively plan specific next steps to positively influence fundraising results and relationships
Prepare operational plans, weekly summaries and reports for Manager, Community Fundraising
Support the implementation and execution of new National initiatives

Community Engagement & Volunteers

Attend and actively participate in local networking and community health-related events to enhance H&S community presence 
Lead cultivation and stewardship activities for all supporters, to ensure continued growth and success of fundraising initiatives 
Create an excellent experience and positive interaction for all who are involved with Heart & Stroke 
Recruit, develop, train and work alongside an appropriate mix of volunteers to support fundraising and community engagement activities
Together with the Manager, Community Fundraising, develop plans and tactics for strengthening volunteer structures including meetings, volunteer recognition and stewardship

Accountability Dimensions

Supporting the city of Barrie, the Northern York Region, Simcoe-Muskoka and Northern Grey Counties
Fundraising revenue: Approx. $ 300,000
Relationships: Approximately 100- 150 active supporter relationships dependent on program portfolio
Competitive Challenge: mix of urban and rural geography, diverse communities 



University degree or college diploma with a combination of relevant experience

Experience and Skills 

3-4 years of related experience in fundraising, sales and marketing or account management 
Volunteer engagement experience 
Experience and comfort developing new relationships and fundraising opportunities
Event planning, coordination and/or project management experience would be an asset
Proven success in fundraising, particularly in the area of peer-to- peer and event-based fundraising
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and customer service orientation
Ability to effectively promote opportunities and partnerships along with enthusiastic and engaging public speaking/ presentation skills
Proven ability to relate to and engage diverse groups of people.  
High level of ownership and accountability to goals, teamwork and following best practices
Proactive, self-motivated and resourceful
Highly organized with strong attention to detail
Ability to anticipate and plan, problem solve and exercise sound judgment 
Flexible and adaptable; able to work in a fast paced, ever-changing environment; able to effectively manage a demanding schedule and prioritize responsibilities.  
Strong technical abilities, computer skills (word, excel, outlook) and experience working with a CRM database and online fundraising platforms would be an asset

Working Conditions

Able to lead, participate and support evening and weekend community events as needed
Valid driver’s license, access to own vehicle and ability to travel throughout geographic area 50% of the time (depending on the time of year)
Ability to drive long distances and work outside in all weather conditions including seasonally hot and cold temperatures
Ability to occasionally bend, lift and carry material up to 30 pounds


If you have the qualifications and share our passion for our mission, we invite you to forward your resume, cover letter and salary expectations to We offer comprehensive benefits including pension plan, dental and medical coverage.

This posting may remain open until a suitable candidate is found. 
Please include the exact job title, including location, in the subject line of your email.

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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