BC Cancer Foundation

We raise funds exclusively for the BC Cancer Agency to advance cancer research and care for the people of B.C.

BC Cancer Foundation Vancouver, BC, Canada
Mar 15, 2018
Full time
Development Coordinator - Special Events Requisition # FUN-2300031 Job Location Canada-British Columbia-Vancouver Job Stream Fundraising Job Type Permanent, Full-Time Number of Positions Open 1 Start Date of Employment ASAP Posting Date 14-Mar-2018 Travel Required Not Required Educational Requirements N/A Languages Required English Job Description We are the fundraising partner of BC Cancer. Every dollar we raise stays right here at BC Cancer to advance research and enhance care for the people of B.C. At the BC Cancer Foundation we believe that with your help  BC CAN  make a difference in the lives of all British Columbians. We know that one in two people in our province will face cancer in their lifetime and we’re igniting progress to break down cancer, piece by piece, in the labs and clinics. We are actively working with our 100,000 donors and communities across B.C. to inspire investment in BC Cancer and our provincial teams of world-leading researchers, oncologists and care providers. Together,  BC CAN  break down cancer.   The Position Reporting directly to the Senior Development Officer, Special Events and the Community Events Manager, this role works within the Special Events Department with three main functions: Administrative support; including planning, coordinating, and implementing assigned projects for the Signature Events portfolio. Administrative support and a variety of other tasks associated with the Community Partnership Events portfolio. Administrative support, including participant stewardship, and other assigned tasks within the Mass Participation Events portfolio. The Development Coordinator accepts special event donations and manages the associated paperwork, and responds to in-person, phone, email and mail inquiries from donors and Foundation volunteers, as well as Foundation staff, about the many Special Events programs. Other duties will be assigned as required.   This role works with a number of specialized software programs, including data entry and report queries in our donor database (Raiser’s Edge), supporting fundraisers and teams with online fundraising (Luminate Online), and tracking auction items for signature events in two specialized programs.   The Person The successful candidate will be positive, proactive, and embody a can-do attitude no matter what task is sent their way. They will have excellent interpersonal skills, a strong customer service approach, the ability to work effectively within a dynamic team setting and be considered a team player. Strong attention to detail and the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing are required. This role also requires strong project coordination and implementation, organizational and time management skills. This person must have a passion for events and be eager to grow professionally. The ideal person displays compassion, mature judgment, and highly developed listening skills.   The successful candidate will have demonstrated competence in computer software such as word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, email and internet. Experience with Raiser’s Edge, Auction Tracker and / or Givergy programs, Convio and / or Luminate Online will be considered an asset.   The Qualifications . The ideal candidate will possess a degree or diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution, plus three years of experience in administration and events, preferably working with fundraising events, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.   A willingness to work evenings and weekends is required, as is occasional travel throughout the province of B.C. Must have a valid driver’s license and regular access to a vehicle.