Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Employment Opportunities

Coordinator, Community Fundraising

Full-time
(Full-time, 35 hours a week)

Description:

Are you someone who is passionate about the work that you do? Do you want your next adventure to be part of a great cause? If so, look no further than the MS Society of Canada! Our team is expanding, and we are looking for a Coordinator, Community Fundraising located in Burnaby, British Columbia working 35 hours per week.

We have a bold vision of a world free of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Our mission is to connect and empower the MS community to create positive change and you can be part of that!

Who we are

Canada has one of the highest rates of MS in the world, with an estimated 90,000 Canadians living with the disease.

We are privileged to be a part of a determined group of change agents who are working tirelessly to create a world free of MS. Some 1500 Canadians affected by MS serve as leadership volunteers on division and chapter councils and committees and an estimated 13,500 volunteers work tirelessly delivering programs, fundraising events, public awareness campaigns and social action activities.

Through discoveries, innovation, and collective action, we will work together to alleviate the uncertainty that MS causes, help provide accessible options for disease management, and reach out to partners to eliminate physical and social barriers in our communities.

Our strategy not only lays out the roadmap in our journey to create a world free of MS, but we hope it also provides inspiration for all in the MS community to connect and collaborate in order to advance treatment and care, enhance well-being, understand and halt disease progression, and prevent MS from happening. Discover. Innovate. Act.

What we offer

At the MS Society of Canada, we have a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, short-term disability, an employee and family assistance program (EFAP) and travel insurance, to name a few. We also offer a RRSP matching program. Not only do we close between Christmas and New Years, but we also have half day Friday’s before long weekends! On top of that, we offer flexible working arrangements and opportunities to work remotely as well! Who wouldn’t want all of that?

The role you will play

MS Walk – Fundraising + Community Relationships

  • Responsible for managing a portfolio of MS Walk participants primarily associated with MS Walk events in Vancouver and throughout British Columbia with the objective to increase fundraising results, retention rates and ensure participants have an exceptional experience
  • Provides exceptional customer service to community fundraising constituents ensuring interactions are tracked in Salesforce
  • Monitors the online fundraising system and provides hands-on support to participants
  • Leads the MS Walk Vancouver and is the main contact for other British Columbia MS Walk event volunteer committees, providing direction and empowering them in their roles to meet event goals
  • Builds relationships with community partners, local companies, organizations, media outlets and sponsors to increase MS Walk registrations and engagement

MS Walk – Planning and Implementation

  • Directly supports the logistics of the MS Walk in Vancouver and supporting volunteer committees in the execution of MS Walk events throughout British Columbia.
  • Contributes to the planning and implementation of nationwide virtual MS Walk initiatives and events
  • Organizes lists and supplies needed for the MS Walk events and/or other MS Society events
  • Required to work evenings and weekends to accommodate volunteer and partner meetings and to attend future MS Walk events

Community Fundraising – Other duties

  • Supports the recruitment and fundraising efforts of Community Fundraising initiatives within British Columbia including but not limited to MS Bike, Savour and We Challenge MS
  • Represents the MS Society at several functions (virtually until further notice) to promote MS Walk and other key initiatives of the portfolio
  • Takes on other duties as directed by the Community Fundraising Manager

What you will bring

Are you someone who:

  • Has 2-3 years of experience in a similar role?
  • Is confident, energetic and results oriented?
  • Has experience and passion for working with fundraising participants, volunteers, and donors?
  • Is excellent at communicating, both verbally and written?
  • Thrives in working in a fast-paced professional environment with specific targets?
  • Has a track record of strong customer service skills and ability to steward participants?
  • Enjoys working on a team and can build successful working relationships with internal and external partners?
  • Can always maintain confidentiality, with sensitivity to issues of disability and diversity?
  • Is flexible and can manage a diverse workload?
  • Has a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle?
  • Is able to do physical demands for special events including packing, lifting, carrying and loading?

If this sounds like you, then we want to hear from you!

If everything you have read so far has made you want to be part of this fantastic team, please send your application that includes your resume, cover letter and salary expectations to joinus@mssociety.ca by May 23rd. Applications without salary expectations will not be considered.

All positions at the MS Society of Canada will require a criminal background check.

The MS Society is dedicated to encouraging a supportive and inclusive culture amongst the whole workforce where people from all backgrounds can thrive.

Our aim is to ensure that all employees, volunteers and those interested in joining our team are given equal opportunity and that our organization is representative of all sections of society. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

We are committed to accommodating applicants’ needs throughout the selection process. Please contact joinus@mssociety.ca should you need accommodation.

To learn more about the MS Society of Canada and the great work that we do, we encourage you to visit www.mssociety.ca.

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