Employment Opportunities

Coordinator, Fund Development - Lloydminster

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

Description:

Canada has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the world, making MS Canada’s disease. The MS Society of Canada is the country’s leading MS advocate, funding leading research in MS and programs & services that help people live well with the disease.

Reporting to the Northern Regional Director, the Coordinator will have lead responsibility for all fundraising activities within the Lloydminster Chapter. The Coordinator will act as the Lloydminster Jayman BUILT MS Walk Coordinator, with full responsibility for all aspects of the event. The Coordinator will also be responsible for additional fund development activities within the Lloydminster Chapter, including exploring new fundraising events, supporting third-party fundraising, identifying and supporting grant funding opportunities and identifying and fostering potential leadership giving prospects.

The Coordinator will work closely alongside the Lloydminster Chapter Council to engage volunteers in delivering on community-facing activities in the areas of fundraising, government relations & advocacy, research programs & services and public awareness.

As an active team player, the Coordinator will also work closely with the Lloydminster Chapter’s Coordinator, Programs Services & Development to deliver on the Chapter’s priorities, to raise awareness about MS and the MS Society, to foster strong relationships with key community stakeholders and to ensure ongoing effective operation of the local office. The Coordinator will also collaborate closely with Alberta & NWT Division and Chapter counterparts to share best practices, maintain ongoing communication and receive support as needed.

This position is a position of trust. The successful incumbent will be required to complete the screening process including completion of appropriate background checks in compliance with the National Screening Measures Policy as a condition of hire.

Responsibilities:

Fundraising

  • Assumes responsibility for all aspects of the Lloydminster Jayman BUILT MS Walk, while actively engaging and working alongside a volunteer Walk Committee and recruiting, training and supporting other volunteers as required to ensure the success of the Walk, in addition to engaging the local Coordinator, Programs Services & Development for support as needed
  • Develops an annual Strategic Marketing Plan for the Lloydminster Jayman BUILT MS Walk
  • Works collaboratively with and provides input into the AB & NWT Walk team on initiatives
  • Takes part in monthly Walk teleconferences with Alberta & NWT Walk staff
  • In consultation with the Division Sponsorship Team, leads solicitation of sponsorship for the Lloydminster Jayman BUILT MS Walk, including working in collaboration with the Walk Committee, and is responsible for stewardship of sponsor relationships
  • Builds and fosters relationships with top fundraisers, team captains and top donors
  • Provides direct support to Team Captains as required to facilitate fundraising for the Walk
  • Coordinates and attends pre and post-Walk promotional events, including Walk kick-off events and top fundraising/volunteer appreciation evening
  • Oversees the coordination of the program and site-logistics, including route, checkpoints, safety, sound, etc. for the Lloydminster Jayman BUILT MS Walk
  • Works closely with Alberta & NWT Division’s Walk support team to market and promote the Walk to recruit, retain and increase participants and pledge averages
  • Works closely with local and regional media to promote the Walk, including serving as media spokesperson in this capacity
  • Works with Alberta & NWT Division on print materials including smart cards, posters and t-shirts for the Walk
  • Actively utilizes relevant fund development database platforms to support fundraising event administration
  • Keeps up-to-date with fundraising best practices used in Division, Chapters and external agencies
  • Explores and implements new fundraising activities for the Lloydminster Chapter, as opportunities arise and in consultation with the Division Fund Development Team, including sharing potential sponsors or major donors with the Sponsorship & Leadership Giving teams at AB & NWT Division
  • Working in close collaboration with key AB & NWT Division staff, leads local leadership giving efforts, including prospect identification and stewardship
  • Provides leadership and support to volunteers in the execution of MS Society and third- party fundraising events, including promoting the IChallenge MS platform broadly and connecting stakeholders with supports as required
  • Leads relationship-building and volunteer engagement efforts for the annual A&W Burgers to Beat MS campaign with stores across the Lloydminster Chapter (including regional locations in Vermilion and Vegreville)
  • With support from key Division staff, responsible for identifying, applying for and fulfilling annual reporting requirements for grants
  • Other duties as required

Volunteer engagement

  • Works closely alongside the Lloydminster Chapter Council to engage volunteers in delivering on community-facing activities in the areas of fundraising, government relations & advocacy, research, programs & services and public awareness – this includes helping to recruit, train, inform, engage and support Council members, as well as connecting them with key staff and volunteer counterparts across the Division
  • In tandem with the Coordinator, Programs Services & Development, coordinates local volunteer engagement activities as required, including recruitment, retention and recognition – this includes recruiting, engaging and supporting MS Ambassadors within the Lloydminster Chapter
  • Supports the MS Society’s national volunteer engagement strategy and related activities
  • Works within the Society’s volunteer database to maximize reporting and enhance the volunteer experience

Administration

  • In collaboration with the Northern Regional Director, monitors and responds to variances against budget, and implements appropriate actions to ensure strong fundraising results and/or reduce expenditures as needed
  • Provides for the appropriate control and accountability of all funds, physical assets and other property within the Chapter
  • Assesses and mitigates risks and potential threats to the organization’s financial security, growth, and reputation within the Lloydminster Chapter
  • Promotes and sets a good example for positive, collaborative working relationships between other Chapters within the Northern Region and the AB & NWT Division
  • Reviews, codes and submits vendor invoices for approval and payment by National Finance
  • Provides written reports of activities to the Northern Regional Director as required
  • In collaboration with the Northern Regional Director sets annual individualized performance objectives which reflect alignment with divisional and national strategic priorities and also align with the key tenets of the Accelerating Research strategy
  • Sources and writes/or facilities the writing of regular stories to capture the quality of life impacts of MS Society Programs & Services and fundraising activities, and actively contributes to telling the MS Society and MS Research stories across the Lloydminster Chapter

Community Relations

  • In collaboration with the Coordinator, Programs Services & Development, builds strong relationships throughout the Chapter coverage area and promotes community awareness of the MS Society’s mission in the region
  • Participates in networking and community relations activities as appropriate in furthering the mission of the MS Society
  • Identifies media opportunities and acts as MS Society spokesperson as required
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications:

  • University degree or college diploma in social sciences or business with 2-3 years’ experience in a not-for-profit, public sector, community agency and/or health-related discipline or the equivalent education & experience; with proven track record in: Fundraising (events and campaigns) and Volunteer engagement
  • Demonstrated experience in customer relationship management is required
  • Requires a valid class 5 driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Training in first aid and emergency procedures would be considered an asset
  • Knowledge and understanding of multiple sclerosis would be considered an asset
  • Strong event planning, project management, and strategic planning skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Determination, patience and perseverance in conducting fundraising projects
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong networking skills, with ability to build rapport quickly and inspire in others a sense of commitment, enthusiasm and excellence
  • Strong public relations and media relations skills
  • Strong team player with ability to work collaboratively with others, both in person and virtually
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse range of volunteers, including as part of committees and Boards/Advisory Councils
  • Exceptional customer service and client relations skills, including proven experience in communicating and working with diverse stakeholders
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and demonstrate diplomacy, tact and sound judgment
  • Self-motivated, including an ability to develop goals and objectives as well as work with minimum supervision
  • Ability to take initiative and practice good decision-making
  • Ability to be flexible and respond to a diverse workload
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, SharePoint and Outlook; experience with fundraising platforms such as eCRM and Salesforce would be considered an asset

Special Considerations:

  • Office Setting
  • Occasional evening and weekend work
  • Occasional travel within Chapter boundaries will be required with occasional provincial meetings in Edmonton or Calgary
  • Physical demands of special events including packing, lifting carrying and loading

Additional Notes:

Location: Lloydminster, AB

We are working on a world free of MS, where improving people’s quality of life is a part of our everyday life. If you too are passionate about our mission, we invite your expression of interest and resume submission to:

Johanna Green
Northern Regional Director
MS Society of Canada
E-mail: Johanna.Green@mssociety.ca

Application Deadline: January 2, 2019

Please note:

  • Applicants must include a cover letter and state salary expectations within their application in order to be considered
  • Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada to be considered for this position

The MS Society has a bold vision for the future. We have a team of dedicated professionals who share a common goal to end MS and to improve the lives of those affected by MS. We strive to be an employer of choice and provide a working environment that values diversity, team work, and professional development.

The MS Society of Canada embraces diversity and encourages all qualified applicants to apply.

More information about the MS Society is available at www.mssociety.ca.

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