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Job Number:  45120
Special Events Officer
Job Posted: Friday, 1 June 2018
Closing Date: Monday, 18 June 2018
(7 days ago)
Alzheimer Society of B.C.
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: (not entered)

Are you passionate about making a real difference in the lives of people who are affected by Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia? Our dynamic, dedicated fundraising professionals raise funds to sustain essential programs and services, and we’re expanding our team to support the urgent need in communities throughout the province.


There are approximately 70,000 British Columbians living with dementia and this number is growing.  For every person living with dementia, there are many more who are affected: family, friends, co- workers and more. Your work will help us connect with more British Columbians to provide the education and support they need when they are on the dementia journey and reassure them they are not alone. Your work will help us raise awareness, challenge stigma and pursue our vision of a dementia-friendly B.C. – a kinder, more inclusive and supportive place for people who are affected by dementia.


We’re looking for a dynamic self-starter to join our fundraising team as Special Events Officer.


Reporting to the Manager of Resource Development, you’ll work with a motivated and diverse team to deliver Alzheimer Society of B.C. signature fundraising events. This position works directly with high level volunteer committees and the Board, and requires a high level of organization, professionalism, discretion, leadership, flexibility, and a sense of humour!


The Alzheimer Society of B.C. offers a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as a flexible work schedule that includes the option of a 9 day fortnight.



As part of the Resource Development team, the Special Events Officer (SEO) plans, manages and implements signature events. Responsibilities include: providing leadership and support to volunteer committees, event participant recruitment and event logistical coordination.

  • Working with the Manager of Resource Development, develops and implements a strategic business plan for the events portfolio.
  • Strategizes, develops, facilitates, and coordinates special events including volunteers, logistical arrangements and other event-related needs
  • Plans, manages and maintains a high level of leadership and support for assigned Society special events
  • Monitors project plans for event logistics and support
  • Monitors budget
  • Inspires, motivates and supports staff and volunteers to fully engage in events
  • Other duties as required to meet the needs of the role in relation to organizational goals




Candidates must have 3 to 5 years of experience in event planning, volunteer management, and donor relations. Strong organization and problem-solving skills, with a high degree of initiative, are key to success. Positive attitude and ability to work the occasional evening or weekend are essential. Candidates should also have experience in working with diverse groups of people from front line volunteers to senior leadership volunteers and government officials.


Included in your background will be experience working with cross functional teams, including marketing and communications. Experience with a donor database (Raisers Edge preferred) and a willingness to learn is an asset.  Sound knowledge of CRA guidelines that relate events and gift-in-kind donations is an asset.



  • Innovative, creative and solution-oriented
  • Ability to make good decisions in a confident and timely manner.
  • Strong judgement: ability to know when decisions need to involve senior team members.
  • Flexible and adaptable: ability to adapt to changing situations and to reprioritize tasks to successfully meet goals.
  • Excellent communications skills: Verbal, written and interpersonal
  • Understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and willingness to learn more about the disease and how it affects individuals, families and communities.
  • In depth experience with large scale project/event management
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills



  • Must be able to drive and have reliable transportation.
  • As the position may work with vulnerable populations, a criminal records check will be required.
  • There will be occasional travel required, and occasional evening and weekend work.
How to Apply:
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Contact Details:
Human Resources
Alzheimer Society of B.C.
300 - 828 West 8th Ave
Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1E2

www:   www.alzheimerbc.org

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