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Job Number:  30315
Coordinator, Fundraising & Community Outreach
Job Posted: Friday, 14 October 2016
Closing Date: Friday, 28 October 2016
(in 2 days)
MS Society of Canada, Niagara Peninsula Chapter of Hope
Region: Southern Ontario Type: Full time
Location: St. Catharines Salary: (not entered)

Coordinator, Fundraising & Community Outreach

Niagara Peninsula Chapter of Hope (NPCH), Ontario & Nunavut Division

(Full Time)


Canada has the highest rate of multiple sclerosis in the world, with 100,000 Canadians living with MS. The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is the country’s MS advocate, funding leading research in MS and programs & services that help people live well with the disease.


Based in St. Catharines, the Coordinator, Fundraising & Community Outreach is responsible for the planning, co-ordination and execution of fund development events and initiatives while cultivating meaningful relationships with Board and committee volunteers, corporate, foundation, and individual donors. This position will manage programs including the chapter core fundraising events, MS Walks in the NPCH area, and the Niagara Bike and the Niagara Bike in partnership with the Ontario Fundraising team. This position will be responsible for donor relations, planned giving, major gifts, celebration programs, sponsorship opportunities, corporate partnerships, and support of third party fundraising event organizers. This position supervises students and volunteers.


The incumbent will be required to complete the screening process including completion of appropriate background checks in compliance with the National Screening Measures Policy.



  • Plans, coordinates and leads fundraising activities including Walks in the NPCH area, Niagara Bike, chapter core fundraising events, national and provincial fundraising initiatives executed with the support of the chapters
  • Develops new fundraising initiatives as required while maintaining and growing existing fundraisers
  • Maintains up-to-date event plans including critical path, timelines, and resource requirements
  • Creates monthly reports to the Board of Directors and event committees on fundraising activities and results
  • Manages third party relationships ensuring proper stewardship of organizers, including ensuring processing of receipts
  • Acts as a principal contact for fundraising events by maintaining correspondence with sponsors and participants, and responding to general inquiries
  • Manages donor database and donor programs – In Honour, Celebration, Monthly giving, major gifts and planned giving
  • Participates in the ongoing Strategic Plan and budgeting process in collaboration with the Board of Directors and Regional Director
  • Executes safe, fiscally responsible and appropriate events aligned with the MS Society’s values, Mission and Vision
  • Develops and maintains relationships and provides customer service for participants, Team Captains, sponsors, donors and volunteers
  • Recruits new donors, participants and sponsors by executing provincial strategies; reengages past participants and teams
  • Recruits, develops, and maintains relationships with corporate and business contacts and service clubs
  • Researches potential sponsors and prepares sponsorship packages
  • Represents Chapter at community and business functions
  • Makes presentations to service clubs and organizations for support and cooperation
  • Coordinates all volunteer requirements for Walk, Niagara Bike and Chapter fundraising
  • Identifies opportunities to engage volunteers in fundraising and special event activities
  • Creates, adapts and evaluates volunteer role descriptions
  • Manages fundraising and special event volunteer files and databases
  • Works with local media to actively promote fundraising initiatives including development of press releases, media packages, feature stories and event coverage as assigned


  • University Degree or Community College Diploma in fundraising, communications, PR, business or marketing with 2-3 years of experience in fund development, special event planning, project management and/or public relations or the equivalent education and experience
  • A valid G driver's license and access to a reliable car is required
  • Proven success coordinating fundraising campaigns and events
  • Knowledge of sponsorship, marketing and media relations’ processes and procedures
  • Experience recruiting and managing event and committee volunteers
  • Self-starter with excellent customer service and problem solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills, able to balance multiple priorities with overlapping deadlines
  • Strong verbal and communication skills with good interpersonal skills to communicate in a professional manner and work collaboratively
  • Superior computer skills, with experience in Microsoft Office and an aptitude for database systems

Special Considerations:

  • Occasional evening and weekend work
  • Physical demands of special events including packing, lifting carrying and loading
  • Regional travel may be required
How to Apply:
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The MS Society has a bold vision for the future. We have a team of dedicated professionals who share a common goal to end MS and to improve the lives of those affected by MS. We strive to be an employer of choice and provide a working environment that values diversity, team work, and professional development.

The MS Society of Canada embraces diversity and encourages all qualified applicants to apply. We appreciate your interest and will contact you if a meeting is required.

More information about the MS Society is available at www.mssociety.ca
Contact Details:
We are working on a world free of MS, where improving people’s quality of life is a part of our everyday life. If you too are passionate about our mission, we invite your expression of interest and resume submission to:

Regional Director, Golden Horseshoe
Ontario & Nunavut Division

Application Deadline: October 28, 2016

Please note: applicants must state salary expectations in order to be considered.
www:   www.mssociety.ca

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