Community Engagement Coordinator

Our Edmonton office needs a Community Engagement Coordinator for our My Own Fundraiser (MOF) Program. This is THE opportunity you have been looking for to build your career in non-profit; but it’s far from the norm.

Edmonton, AB

Heart and Stroke

For more than 60 years, Heart & Stroke has been dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Our work has saved thousands of lives and improved the lives of millions of others. You’ll probably run into someone today who is alive and well thanks to the countless Canadians who have supported our cause with their time and donations.

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Mid Level

Overview: <p>Heart &amp; Stroke is a special type of company. We&rsquo;re a foundation, a place that values championing health and has a bias for action as we tackle heart disease and stroke. Our mission is to promote health, save lives and enhance recovery.</p> <p><strong>Who we need</strong></p> <p>Heart &amp; Stroke is adding bold, fearless and compassionate people to our dedicated teams across the country. We need analytical, creative, decisive, approachable people who are embedded in the community they live in with their families, neighbours, and friends. People with unbounded energy, an understanding of how to nurture relationships, and the commitment to help solve a massive problem.</p> <p>We need people who want to make a difference and save lives every day by:</p> <ul> <li>Promoting the Heart &amp; Stroke mission.</li> <li>Inviting others to become involved with our foundation in a way that is meaningful to them.</li> <li>Recognizing and growing corporate and community volunteer partnerships and support relationships.</li> </ul> <p>Our Edmonton office needs a<strong>&nbsp;Community Engagement Coordinator</strong>&nbsp;for our My Own Fundraiser (MOF) Program. This is THE opportunity you have been looking for to build your career in non-profit; but it&rsquo;s far from the norm. You will have a chance to work directly with high-profile clients, supporting and sourcing events throughout the province, north of Calgary. This is a new endeavour in Edmonton with a portfolio of 90 events raising $130K; and the potential to more than double the events and fundraising dollars that are generated. There is a near limitless opportunity here for someone with the determination and passion for making things happen. If you want to blend the world of event management, community engagement, corporate networking and non-profit fundraising, this is the opportunity for you. It&rsquo;s a chance to build out your role and raise your own profile in stakeholder management; a chance to do amazing things every day.</p> <p><strong>What&rsquo;s in it for you?&nbsp;<em>Heart.</em></strong></p> <p><strong>H</strong>ear the stories. From the 8-year-old boy who recognized the signs of a stroke in his father the day after a Jump Rope for Heart kick-off session at his school to the tearful thank you of a parent whose child has a future thanks to research we funded. You will know that your work has meaning. You will experience deep personal satisfaction as you lead your fundraising teams to success.</p> <p><strong>E</strong>very dollar counts. Every volunteer is vital. Every relationship is valued. You will feel the impact of your efforts as you grow and nurture corporate relationships and bring in the donations we need to continue to educate Canadians and fund research - including research that will close the gap in women&rsquo;s heart and brain health.</p> <p><strong>A</strong>mazement. That feeling you get at the end of every day you are part of our team making a tangible impact on the well-being of your family, your friends, your community. You will be part of a foundation that worked to reduce trans fats in the food supply, place AEDs in communities across the country and control the marketing of tobacco.</p> <p><strong>R</strong>ewards. With an impressive benefits package including pension, a competitive salary and flexible hours, you will be well compensated for your efforts and commitment. As part of a fun, dedicated team with a supportive culture, you will build internal relationships, sharing ideas, learning and mentoring each other.</p> <p><strong>T</strong>iming. Now is the time to make a career move into a foundation to do meaningful work every day.</p> <p><strong>Who you are</strong></p> <p>You have broad and deep connections in the corporate and public sector. You know how to grow and nurture network and stakeholder relations and you have a book of contacts and connections you can reach out. You are someone driven by the need to work for a place with purpose. You want to grow your career in the non-profit sector working at the grassroots level with the businesses and with individual community members to meet and exceed fundraising targets. You have the spirit and the hustle to drive donations through the coordination of dozens of events a year across northern Alberta.</p>
Responsibilities: <p><strong>How you will make an impact every day:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Nurture corporate social responsibility. You will build relationships and seek out opportunities to make new high profile connections. You will partner with businesses to develop cause-related marketing opportunities and work with organizations to help them build a stronger sense of corporate social responsibility.</li> <li>Create a community of engagement. You will ensure the continued growth and success of fundraising initiatives. You will: <ul> <li>Build, manage and sustain the internal business relationships necessary to support achievement of fundraising goals.</li> <li>Actively participate in local networking and health-related events that enhance Heart &amp; Stroke&rsquo;s community presence.</li> <li>Create an exceptional experience and positive interactions with business leaders and supporters; volunteers and organizers; participants; donors; and partners.</li> <li>Train and work alongside an appropriate mix of volunteers to support fundraising and community engagement activities.</li> <li>Collaborate with the manager to develop and strengthen the volunteer pipeline.</li> </ul> </li> <li>Generate revenue through coordinated fundraising activities. You will meet approved annual fundraising goals by planning and executing My Own Fundraiser (MOF) events. &nbsp;</li> <li>Foster relationships. You will recognize, encourage and reach out to established supporters. You will proactively approach big businesses in Edmonton community members with the goal of acquiring new local corporate participation, sponsorship, and donations.</li> <li>Collaborate. You will work closely with the Manager, Community Fundraising and program team to manage a promotion and communications plan for each event. You will deliver a variety of presentations and participate in networking events.</li> <li>Champion success. You will support and inspire event organizers, participants and volunteers to be successful in their desire to support Heart &amp; Stroke. You will assist teams and individuals with online fundraising.</li> <li>Troubleshoot. You will anticipate program participant needs and proactively search for solutions to ensure participant expectations are met or exceeded.</li> <li>Track and report. You will monitor program statistics, analyze the results and work with your manager to plan and influence fundraising results and relationships. You will prepare weekly status summaries and reports for review with the Manager, Community Fundraising.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>What you bring:</strong></p> <ul> <li>The education. You have a university degree in a relevant field.</li> <li>The experience. You have 2+ years in fundraising, event coordination, project management, sales, marketing, business development, account management, or related experience. You know how to increase volunteer engagement and work with diverse stakeholders. You may be required occasionally to bend, lift and carry material up to 30 pounds.</li> <li>The relationship building expertise. You can gain the trust of high-value sponsors and donors as well as individual contributors, deepening existing and growing new relationships. You can inspire action, build momentum and encourage participation.</li> <li>The communication skills. You can effectively promote opportunities and partnerships through excellent public speaking, presentations and face-to-face networking. You have outstanding written and verbal skills.</li> <li>The ownership. You are proactive, goal-oriented and creatively resourceful.</li> <li>The adaptability. You are comfortable working independently as part of a fast-paced, ever-changing environment. You can manage a demanding schedule and prioritize responsibilities.</li> <li>The technical abilities. You are proficient with MS Office. Experience working with spreadsheets, Salesforce, a CRM database, and online fundraising platforms would be an asset.</li> <li>The flexibility. You can lead, participate in and support evening and weekend community events. You understand late or extra hours are often needed. You have a valid driver&rsquo;s license, access to a vehicle and the ability to travel throughout your geographic area.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Apply now</strong></p> <p>If you want to join the fight against heart disease and stroke while building an engaged and giving community, apply here.</p> <p>To learn more about our mission, our values and the difference our foundation makes in the lives of Canadians at every age, visit&nbsp;<a href="">our website</a>&nbsp;or check out our latest posts on&nbsp;<a href="">Twitter</a>.</p> <p>Candidates from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. We are committed to fostering an inclusive, barrier-free and accessible environment. If you have been contacted for an interview and require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise, and we will work with you to meet your needs.</p>