Fundraising Events Coordinator

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
ALS Canada
  • Event Coordination
  • Fundraising / Giving
Full Time
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Toronto
Experienced (Non-manager)N/A2019-03-012019-04-01

About ALS Canada
A charitable organization that lives its values of accountability, collaboration, compassion, integrity, resiliency and respect, ALS Canada works with the ALS community to improve the lives of people affected by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis through support, advocacy and investment in research for a future without ALS. Fully funded by donors, we were fortunate to benefit from the generosity of Canadians during the Ice Bucket Challenge of 2014, and are now focused on implementing our 2018 to 2023 strategic plan in support of the following long-term impacts: people affected by ALS receive the best possible standard of care; more treatments are available to improve quality of life and extend lifespan; and people are empowered to make informed decisions about ALS.

With annual revenues of more than $7 million, ALS Canada funds peer-reviewed research grants through the ALS Canada Research Program. Within Ontario, we have a role similar to that of the provincial ALS Societies providing services and support to help people living with ALS to navigate the complexities of the disease, which over time takes away one’s ability to walk, talk, eat, swallow and eventually breathe. Through federal and provincial (Ontario) advocacy, we give voice to the collective experience of people living with ALS to help drive program and system changes for the ALS community. As a member of the International Alliance of ALS/MND organizations, an international community for individual ALS/MND organizations from around the world, we actively contribute to the collaborative global effort to fight ALS/MND.

Our world is challenging. The people we serve are dealing with a devastating illness. But in the midst of it, their resiliency and spirit is remarkable and moving. You will be touched by the community and will find a way to naturally and effectively engage.

The Opportunity
ALS Canada is looking for an energetic professional to join our team. The individual understands the critical contribution they will make to our vision to make a difference in the lives of people living with ALS today and to a future, where ALS will be a treatable, not terminal disease. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dedicated team of staff and volunteers to help ALS Canada achieve its mission.

Job Summary
Reporting to the Senior Manager, Community Engagement, and working in collaboration with the Fund Development team, and the Ontario Regional Managers, the Fundraising Events Coordinator will lead the fundraising and implementation of a community & signature events portfolio. The incumbent will work closely with internal and external teams - 12 regional managers, and 60+ volunteer event coordinators/organizers.

- Builds lasting relationships with volunteers and event organizers and maximizing fundraising within the events portfolio
- Develops strategies to grow community & signature event revenue with an emphasis on recruitment, coaching & support, and stewardship
- Coordinates the organization and delivery of a portfolio of ALS Canada community & signature events
- Recruits, retains and manages key relationships (event organizers, participants, volunteers, sponsors, donors, and vendors)
- Manages event planning process including timelines and critical path, event logistics, and execution
- Provides direct support and strategic advice to multiple event organizers – including fundraising strategies, logistical support, training, and attends organizing committee meetings
- Develops content for event marketing support materials (including social media)
- Manages and executes the sponsorship sales cycle
- Develops training supports for key volunteers – including assisting with the Provincial WALK training session
- Creates and manages event budgets, providing regular financial reports and executing events within the approved budget
- Completes a post event evaluation for each event, including solicitation of feedback from sponsors, attendees, and event organizers
- Continually evaluates and improves program operations and delivery, as well as analyzes event data, including participation, revenue, cost of fundraising, etc
- Provides administrative and technical support i.e. assist with permitting, IT support, facilitate mailings etc.
- Acts as an Ambassador and attends events as required
- Other duties as required

Competencies and Skills:
- University degree, college diploma or equivalent combination of education and related experience, including fundraising certification and other relevant post graduate studies
- 2-5 years of event fundraising experience, and proven background in delivering event fundraising campaigns that are supported by volunteers
- Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills
- Organizational skills to enhance event logistics and to prioritize multiple tasks in order to meet deadlines and achieve quality results
- Experience working in a team environment, executing a strategic plan locally while working collaboratively in achieving goals with staff, colleagues, and volunteers across Ontario
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Evidence of leadership and initiative, tact, diplomacy, attention to detail and creativity
- Working knowledge and experience in Raiser’s Edge
- Skilled at MS-Word, MS-Excel and MS –PowerPoint, email, calendar and web browsers
- Available to work occasional weekends and evening hours
- This position involves some moderate lifting, shipping and handling.
- Access to a car, and a valid driver’s licence

Please send your cover letter and resume to by April 1, 2019. In the subject line – Fundraising Events Coordinator. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.