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Coordinator, Community Giving / Events

Company: CNIB
Date Posted: February 25, 2016



Founded in 1918, CNIB is one of Canada’s oldest and most respected charities. For 98 years, the organization has been Canada’s primary source of support for people who are blind or partially sighted, providing crucial vision loss rehabilitation services to thousands of Canadians each day. 

With a dedicated team of more than 800 staff members and thousands of volunteers across the country, CNIB is proud to be there, every step of the way, for people who are blind or partially sighted and their families, from the crucial early childhood years through adulthood and into the autumn of life. We also work diligently to increase public understanding of vision health, and to advocate proudly for an inclusive society where no citizen is left behind, regardless of vision loss. 

CNIB has ambitious goals for the future. Through our new strategic plan, CNIB is working to ensure that every Canadian who is blind or partially sighted has access to the full range of services they need to increase their independence and have more control over their own lives. 

For more information, please visit or call 1-800-563-2642. 


February 24, 2016 

Job Title: 

Coordinator, Community Giving / Events 


Permanent – Full-time 


Kelowna, BC 


The Coordinator, Community Giving/Events is responsible for implementing a strong plan – using defined fundraising products and initiatives – to maximize support from the community by enhancing volunteer engagement opportunities and securing philanthropic commitments. The Coordinator, Community Giving/Events will be responsible for the execution of the events and community giving portfolio in the Okanagan, Prince George and Interior. 

Reporting to the Director, Philanthropy and working with the Manager of Community Giving, the Coordinator will recruit and develop relationships with a network of local supporters and volunteers who are willing to undertake fundraising events and initiatives to further the organization’s mission in the community. This will include working closely with local service clubs, school groups and business organizations. 

The Coordinator will also be responsible for the implementation and development of our signature events in the defined area. This mostly relates to our Night Steps event which is a Peer to Peer Fundraising event. The Coordinator will be responsible for the event logistics, sponsorship, recruitment and coaching of participants in conjunction with the Director of Philanthropy, Manager of Leadership and Major Gifts and Manager, Community Giving.  

The role will also involve supporting, on a limited basis, the national face-to-face fundraising strategy through its shopping-mall-based and door-to-door campaigns.  

Essential Duties entail (but not limited to): 

  • Working with the Manager, Community Giving  to implement a local plan using defined fundraising products , which includessolicitation strategies to small businesses and service clubs, and community-led  and independent third-party events.
  • Develop a budget and monitor income forecasts in relation to the community giving plan.
  • Working with the Director of Philanthropy and the Manager of Community Giving to manage the signature events in your region including:
      • Outreach and marketing to recruit participants
      • Event logistics
      • Participant coaching 
      • Sponsorship acquisition in conjunction with the Manager, Leadership and Major Gifts
  • In conjunction with the Volunteer Coordinators recruit, manage, retain and develop a network of volunteers, individuals, groups and companies to help deliver on targets and objectives.
  • Recruit new donors and develop relationships with existing donors, identifying key local supporters and those with influence in the community.
  • Achieve financial and non-financial targets through the execution of solicitation strategies focused on a network of local supporters and volunteers.
  • Increase awareness of the organization’s work through various communication channels and ensure awareness campaigns are targeted to the areas with greatest potential.
  • In conjunction with the Philanthropy team manage the recognition and stewardship of donors and all gifts received in a timely manner.
  • Ensure appropriate administration of donor and event information in the donor database and, where appropriate, supply report s and analyses to the Director, Fund Development - Community Giving.
  • Participate in team meetings to qualify, coordinate and prioritize community engagement opportunities.
  • Process expenses and event reports in a timely manner. 

Qualifications: (Education, Training, Experience): 

Knowledge and Skill Requirements: 

  • Excellent communication skills; comfortable conversing with a variety of people in different situations
  • Excellent written communication and oral presentation skills
  • Knowledge of privacy legislation and able to conduct business in accordance with the CFRE/AFP/CAGP code of ethics
  • Comfortable working in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment
  • Thoroughness, timeliness, flexibility and an ability to juggle priorities and meet deadlines
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications as well as other software applications such as CRM (familiarity with Raiser’s Edge software a plus)
  • Familiarity with online Peer to Peer fundraising platforms (Teamraiser).
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive, productive relationships with senior volunteers
  • Resourceful, results-oriented with a positive, "can do" attitude 

Experience and Education: 

  • Minimum post-secondary school diploma required
  • Minimum two to three years fund development or relevant experience
  • Valid driver’s license and access to own vehicle during regular business hours essential 

Work Environment: 

  • Willingness to work flexible hours; some evening and weekend work is required
  • Willingness to travel
  • Desire to be a passionate advocate for CNIB and those we serve 

Closing Date for Applications:  March 31, 2016 – Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis as qualified candidates are received.

Please Send the Application To: and quote the job title in the subject line  

Please send cover letter and resume, and mention how you learned of this position. 

CNIB strives to establish and maintain an inclusive workplace and believes that the diversity of our workforce is an invaluable asset. CNIB is committed to following recruitment and selection practices based on merit, transparency, accessibility and inclusion ensuring that all candidates are given a fair opportunity for employment with CNIB.  

To help ensure that this commitment is met, CNIB is committed to working with all candidates that require an accommodation. If you require an accommodation, please state in your cover letter what accommodation you require and CNIB will work with you to meet your needs at every stage of the recruitment and selection process.  

We thank all applicants for their interest in CNIB, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.