Coordinator, Philanthropy Alberta and BC

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Alberta and NWT
British Columbia & Yukon
Kelowna, British Columbia
Job description
Essential Duties entail (but not limited to):
  • Retain and manage relationships with donors, sponsors, volunteers, service clubs, and other key internal and external stakeholders
  • Manage third party event relationships and grow third party event portfolio in your region
  • Execute the flawless delivery of signature events in your region (ex: Dining in the Dark, Ale in the Dark)
  • Achieve specific revenue and retention goals, development plans, cultivation of events, budgets, timelines and logistics
  • Provides ongoing reporting on philanthropy activities against the targets set.
  • Assists with researching potential community grants and the preparation of grant applications
  • Oversees the provincial social media accounts for the philanthropy department
  • Supports the Senior Manager in overseeing and facilitating stewardship events within Alberta and British Columbia
  • In conjunction with the Volunteer Coordinators recruit, manage, retain and develop a network of volunteers, individuals, groups and companies to help deliver on targets and objectives.
  • Identify new donors and develop relationships with existing donors
  • In conjunction with the Philanthropy team manage the recognition and stewardship of donors and all gifts received in a timely manner.
  • Ensure appropriate administration of donor and event information in the donor database and, where appropriate, supply reports and analyses to the Senior Manager, Philanthropy.
  • Participate in team meetings to qualify, coordinate and prioritize community engagement opportunities.
  • Process expenses and event reports in a timely manner.
  • Post-secondary education in a related field
  • 3+ years’ experience in event coordination, non-profit fundraising, or equivalent experience
  • Experience working in a diverse environment with staff, volunteers, donors, sponsors, suppliers, etc. 
  • Experience with volunteer management, and soliciting sponsorships and/or donations
  • Experience working with databases required, preferably fundraising software
  • Regular access to a vehicle required
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends
  • Experience in the non-profit sector is an asset
  • Strong event management skills
  • Thoroughness, timeliness, flexibility and an ability to juggle priorities and meet deadlines
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications as well as other software applications such as CRM (familiarity with Raiser’s Edge software a plus)
  • Willingness to work flexible hours
  • Willingness to travel
  • An acceptable criminal record check will be required prior to offer of employment
Application and contact information

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