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Special Events & Fundraising Officer

About the Role

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Resource Development & Communications, Parkinson Society British Columbia (PSBC) is seeking an experienced event organizer to join our team as the Special Events & Fundraising Officer. The individual will lead efforts in the execution of the Society’s largest yearly fundraising event, Parkinson SuperWalk, and support third-party fundraisers. The successful candidate will also be responsible for stewardship of Parkinson Society BC’s donors, participants, and volunteers within the fundraising events portfolio.

This position will be full time at 35 hours per week, from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Staff are currently working remotely, however, this is a hybrid position and in-office work will be required. The successful candidate must also be available to travel to various event sites across the province on SuperWalk weekend (usually the second weekend in September) and to any required third-party events.

Our office is conveniently located downtown Vancouver at 600 – 890 West Pender Street.

Responsibilities of the Special Events & Fundraising Officer:

  • Works closely with the Senior Manager, Resource Development & Communications, as well as national partners, to ensure that revenue and expense budgets are met for Parkinson SuperWalk
  • Oversees logistical planning of Parkinson SuperWalk, while monitoring standards and guidelines to maintain event integrity
  • Collaborates with the Senior Manager, Resource Development & Communications to develop and implement strategies for annual growth of Parkinson SuperWalk by focusing on creating a positive experience for high-value participants and sponsors
  • Actively engages with event coordinators and committees as an event expert and shares best practices between walk locations
  • Collaborates with internal staff on communications, marketing, data entry, tax receipting, stewardship, sponsorship fulfillment, and optimization of our peer-to-peer giving platform
  • Develops and maintains a good working knowledge of the organization’s programs and funding priorities, while identifying areas of opportunity
  • Works with internal staff to develop and provide resources and tools for event coordinators & committees
  • Responsible for maintaining financial records and preparing summary reports related to Parkinson SuperWalk Promote a culture that is donor-centric, where requests from internal and external stakeholders are responded to with a high degree of urgency, professionalism, and friendliness
  • Takes the lead on supporting and seeking independent fundraising events and coordinating with event organizers
  • Attends independent fundraising events to assist with on-site tasks, as needed Commitment to improving knowledge of the organization, people we serve, non-profit landscape, and tools that will assist in growing the portfolio

 

What We’re Looking For

This position requires strong project and time management, with superb interpersonal skills. The successful candidate must consistently demonstrate the highest standards of professionalism, confidentiality, integrity, and sensitivity.

Requirements:

  • A university degree in fundraising or event planning, or an equivalent combination of education and experience 5+ years of event fundraising experience, including portfolio management for prospects, solicitors, and major donors is preferred
  • Solid understanding of the non-profit sector; experience with health-related charities will be considered an asset
  • Exemplary attention to detail with demonstrated capacity to deliver work and complete projects independently
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, in addition to polished presentation skills Ability to adapt to changing or competing priorities
  • Ability to multi-task and perform well in a deadline-driven and detail-oriented environment
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness and innovation in problem solving Deep understanding of donor audiences and the methods by which donors can be retained to increase their lifetime value (i.e. retention and stewardship)
  • Strong and demonstrated understanding of utilizing Raiser’s Edge, a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database, or other CRM software
  • Knowledge of CRA charity guidelines, such as for tax receipting and sponsorship
  • High level of experience in utilizing computer software applications including Word, Excel, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat (using PDFs) and PowerPoint
  • Class 5 driver’s license required; access to a vehicle required
  • This role will require travel to third-party events as well as during August and September for the support of SuperWalk across British Columbia, including some evening and weekend work
  • As a condition of hire, all candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19

 

What We Offer

Be a part of a small, agile team that's committed to making a difference in the lives of those affected by Parkinson's disease. Feel good about the work you do and the impact you're having on the community. In addition, the Society offers:

  • A primarily remote work environment
  • Generous paid time off (vacation) and sick days
  • Your birthday off to celebrate
  • Bonus office closure days at the end of the year to spend more time with your loved ones!
  • Extended medical benefits, including dental
  • Recognition for years of service with eligibility for a RSP matching program
  • Regularly scheduled socials including scavenger hunts, picnics, and more to get to know your colleagues!

Salary: $60,000 - $70,000 per annum commensurate with education and experience.

 

Please submit your resume and cover letter to:

Alicia Wrobel
Senior Manager, Resource Development & Communications
awrobel@parkinson.bc.ca

We will consider applications from qualified candidates who submit the required documentation providing evidence as to how your experience would support the organization’s mission and goals in this role.

While we appreciate all applicants for their interest, only short-listed candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview.

 

About Parkinson Society BC

Since 1969, Parkinson Society British Columbia has served to support British Columbians affected by Parkinson's disease. Our mission is to: Empower the Parkinson’s community in British Columbia through providing resources and services to enable self-management, self-reliance, and self-advocacy.

The Society is a non-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. We are supported by donations from individuals, members, corporations, foundations, and the dedicated efforts of volunteers.