Community and Fund Development Coordinator BC and Yukon
Classification: Full time, Permanent
Location: Vancouver, BC
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) is seeking a Community and Fund Development Coordinator for an exciting opportunity to plan and execute fundraising and patient education and support events; create greater awareness about programs and services of LLSC and to identify, recruit and nurture a dedicated team of volunteers to help achieve the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Mission.
Reporting to the Community and Fund Development Manager, you will assist in educating the public about developments in the diagnosis and treatment of blood related cancers, support community service programs and access to such programs for patients suffering from blood related cancers, and reach patients, their families and the public to promote access to blood cancer research information and initiatives of LLSC that support its Mission (such as its Patient Education and Services). You will also assist in conducting community events for patient reach initiatives and revenue growth as well as participate in community activities in furtherance of the LLSC Mission including fund development, patient focused initiatives, education forums and showcases.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada
Since 1955, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) has continually grown as more exciting and cutting-edge discoveries are made that directly affect the course of our mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, non-Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. With more than 138,000 Canadians living with or in remission from blood cancers, and approximately 23,300 more patients diagnosed in Canada every year, the stakes are high, giving us the impetus to constantly look for ways to deliver on our mission as effectively as possible. In 2017, we invested almost $7.4 million in the creation of programs and delivery of services to improve the lives of Canadians affected by blood cancers from coast to coast. We fund lifesaving blood cancer research across Canada and provide free information and support services for patients.
Work Direction: Works under the supervision and direction of the Community and Fund Development Manager and in consultation with National Staff. Weekend and evening hours, along with some travel, will be involved.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Responsible for supporting the flawless delivery of Regional community and patient services activities in order to improve participant experience and increase retention. Activities include: Light The Night, Team In Training, Journey of Hope and other patient education and community based activities.
- Works closely with Patient Services to ensure Mission integration into events
- Responsible for developing, monitoring and publishing social media content for all LLSC BC and Yukon business areas
- Maintains and updates LLSC BC and Yukon website
- Adapts and implements a National communications plan to local markets
- Responsible for a portfolio of participant, schools and team fundraising for campaigns to achieve revenue goals
- Coaches individuals and teams on fundraising to maximize impact
- Responsible for assisting in implementing and maintaining the Regional donor database and for managing the database functions to increase donor support and stewardship
- Supports the Community Development and Fund Development Manager in all fundraising campaigns
- Assists in reaching and supporting patients, survivors and caregivers at events, to provide them with resources to assist them with their cancer journey
- Assists in conducting educational presentations about blood cancers and access to information for treatments
- Assists in providing assemblies in schools to educate about blood cancer, and provides support for affected youth
- Educates the public about the work of LLSC and its programs and services
- Knowledgeably conveys the latest information resources to patients, participants and others on blood cancers for their use and action
Leadership and Volunteer Engagement
- Provides assistance in the design and execution of activities focused on increasing revenue and volunteer engagement for campaigns in assigned Region
- Supports the Regional staff in specific revenue and retention goals, development plans, cultivation of events, budgets, timelines, logistics and marketing for each event
- Responsible for recruitment of volunteers, volunteer leadership and supervising, coaching and training volunteers for event related activities and office assistance
- Serves as an ambassador to those who are involved in LLSC about the Mission and programs available to patients and their families
- Builds relationships with internal and external stakeholders (participants, sponsors, and donors) in order to grow their financial support of LLSC, as well as vendors and suppliers, to ensure minimization of costs
- An Undergraduate degree or diploma in Communications, Fund Development, Commerce or equivalent is preferred
- A minimum of 3 years of communications, sales, event planning, marketing or fundraising experience
- Experience in a health care, Mission or patient focused environment
- Knowledge and skill in event and fundraising logistics
- Proficient in data management (RE an asset), Microsoft office applications, Social Media Platforms, Graphic Design Software an asset
- Experience in developing, monitoring and publishing social media content for business
- Ability to adapt National communications plans, strategies and messages to local markets
- Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to connect, build and maintain a range of relationships
- Experience working in a team environment to achieve set goals
- Ability to prioritize multiple tasks to meet deadlines and achieve quality results
- Available to work occasional weekend and evening hours
- Valid driver’s license
*LLSC thanks you for your interest in this position; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
Please send your cover letter and resume to Human Resources by January 4, 2018. Expected start date will be early Winter 2018.