Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation Calgary, AB, Canada
Nov 08, 2019Contract
Associate, Community Initiatives & Events (Temporary – 14 Month Term) Closing Date 18 Nov 2019 Location Calgary AB Type Temporary, Contract and Project About Us Our team is committed to making incredible things happen every day. Imagine your daily inspiration coming from the stories of hope and courage of children and families cared for at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Envision that what you do on a day-to-day basis supports this hope and courage, truly making the difference in the life of a sick child and their family. Every year, 102,000 kids from Calgary, across the province and the country, rely on care from our hospital and, at the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, we are honoured to work with the dedicated team of caring professionals at our hospital and even prouder to be a part of the community that shares our vision. As the official fundraising body for the Alberta Children’s Hospital, we truly believe that we can build healthier futures for all our children. We proudly inspire our community to invest in breakthrough research, specialized treatments, family centred child health programs, specialized life-saving equipment and advanced pediatric research and education at our hospital. Be a part of something amazing. Join our team. We are passionate about what we do and are looking for exceptional people, like you, who are focused on excellence and committed to making incredible things happen. If you are looking for a great place to work, a job that is meaningful in a collaborative and compassionate culture, and are inspired by the vision of a healthier future for our children, apply today. Detailed Job Description Associate, Community Initiatives & Events (Temporary – 14 Month Term) As a key member of the Community Initiatives & Events (CI) team, the Associate is accountable for the development, growth and stewardship of existing and new donor accounts in support of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation (ACHF). This includes managing a portfolio of donor accounts, providing support for Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) and Canada’s Children’s Hospital Foundations (CCHF) initiatives and accounts, partnership accounts, providing assistance with campaign and event logistics, and administrative duties as required and assigned. Key Responsibilities Support donors in their fundraising efforts by providing information about the programs, capital equipment and research needs of the Alberta Children’s Hospital (ACH). Manage and cultivate assigned donor and event accounts. This includes monitoring fundraising efforts, donor stewardship, appropriate donor recognition, hospital tours, proposal writing, financials, and presenting/speaking at and attending events as required. Provide support to the Children’s Miracle Network Director for CMN/CCHF activities (Partners raising over $100,000) including associated reporting. Provide logistical support for CI team events (lunch and learn activities, meetings, celebrations etc.) Support ACHF signature events and major initiatives as required. Complete writing assignments as required (updating newsletters, social media and website posts, proposal writing). Administrative duties as required and assigned. Work in collaboration with the Volunteer Program Coordinator to identify appropriate volunteer engagement opportunities (both ACHF and community requests). Respond to general information requests by mail, e-mail and phone from current and potential donors. Maintain a positive and professional image; always remain diplomatic and tactful, with an understanding of confidentiality in dealing with a variety of issues, stakeholders, and donors. Support effective and inspired donor relations and stewardship practices on behalf of the Foundation. Build knowledge and understanding of all major programs and initiatives. Model the Foundation’s core values. Skills & Qualifications Post-Secondary degree with a specialization in communication, business, fundraising, or other relevant area; suitable combinations of education and experience will be considered. Minimum of 3 years of customer service, sales, or other public relations experience; preference will be given to those with direct experience in fundraising. Exceptional interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to build positive relationships. Strong project management skills with previous success in prioritization and organization. Energetic with the ability to multi-task in a time sensitive and dynamic environment. Well-developed and professional verbal and written communication skills. Previous experience in building and delivering presentations is preferred. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a member of a team. Database proficiency required; experience with Raiser’s Edge software is considered an asset. Intermediate level skills in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word. Ability to travel within the city limits and beyond (Southern Alberta as needed). Ability to work some evenings and weekends (as needed). The Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation offers a compassionate and collaborative team environment along with work that is meaningful and focused on excellence. If you are passionate about improving the lives of children and their families, please submit your resume and cover letter along with your salary expectations. Applications will be accepted until November 17th, 2019. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.