Development Coordinator

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Variety - The Children's Charity
  • Fundraising / Giving
  • Event Coordination
  • Volunteer Management / Coordination
Full Time
  • British Columbia - Vancouver & Lower Mainland - Burnaby
Experienced (Non-manager)N/A2019-11-292020-01-03

Position Summary: 

The Development Coordinator will serve as a key member of the Development Team and will report into the Events Manager.  He / she will coordinate many of Variety’s signature annual events including Variety Week, Gold Heart Gala, One Night Gala, Mobility Day, Radiothons and Vintage Market.  This individual will support the Events Manager in growing event revenue, including community level sponsorships.



  • Coordinate and execute Variety’s signature events
  • Help manage event auctions including solicitation, event-day organization and post-event stewardship
  • Apply for community level sponsorship for events
  • Ensure accurate tracking of event-day logistics, post-event reporting and stewardship
  • Recruit, train, support and ensure appropriate recognition for event volunteers
  • Liaise with vendors, suppliers, sponsors, donors and volunteers as needed
  • Support volunteer event committees
  • Work collaboratively with marketing team to prepare event marketing material


Education and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required and diploma in Event Management preferred
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of event and / or fundraising experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to write sponsorship applications and stewardship reports
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple projects
  • A resourceful self-starter who exhibits strong leadership skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Experience using Raiser’s Edge is an asset
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 25 lbs.
  • Must have a valid BC Driver’s License
  • Must be able to travel within BC for events
  • Flexible schedule as travel, evening and weekend work will be required


Daily interaction with the Director of Development, Events Manager, Manager of Donor Relations and Manager of Fund Development

Maintain and build positive relationships with donors, sponsors, third-party fundraising event organizers, committees, service clubs, corporate partners and community leaders


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