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Job Number:  58998
Associate, Community Initiatives and Events (14 Month Term Position)
Job Posted: Friday, 8 November 2019
Closing Date: Sunday, 17 November 2019
(2 days ago)
Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation
Region: Calgary area Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Calgary Salary: (not entered)

The Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation is the official fundraising body for the Alberta Children’s Hospital. As a leader in the not-for-profit sector, the Foundation is dedicated to upholding our “I CARE” values of Integrity, Collaboration, Authenticity, Respect and Excellence. Our employees embrace these values and, through their commitment and dedication to excellence, enrich our relationships with our donors, partners, stakeholders, and the community, and support our mission: To inspire our community to invest in excellence in child health, research & family centred care.


Our team truly believes that, together with our community, we can build healthier futures for all our children. We are currently seeking a skilled and dedicated fund development professional to share our vision.


Associate, community initiatives & events (14 month term position)


As a key member of the Community Initiatives & Events (CI) team, this role is responsible for the development, growth and stewardship of a portfolio of current and prospective donors. In addition, the Associate will provide support for Children’s Miracle Network (CMN), Canada’s Children’s Hospital Foundations (CCHF), and other partnership accounts and initiatives, providing assistance with campaign and event logistics and working collaboratively to inspire sustained and future support for the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation (ACHF).


Key responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to:

  • Build and maintain relationships with donors, prospective donors and key stakeholders.
  • Support donors in their fundraising efforts by providing information about the programs, capital equipment and research needs of the Alberta Children’s Hospital (ACH).
  • Manage and cultivate assigned donor and event accounts. This includes monitoring fundraising efforts, donor stewardship, appropriate donor recognition, hospital tours, proposal writing, financials, and presenting/speaking at and attending events as required.
  • Provide support to the Children’s Miracle Network Director for CMN activities (Partners raising over $100,000) including associated reporting.
  • Provide logistical support for CI team events (lunch and learn activities, meetings, celebrations etc.)
  • Support ACHF signature events and major initiatives as required.
  • Complete writing assignments as required (updating newsletters, social media and website posts, proposal writing).
  • Administrative duties as required and assigned.
  • Work in collaboration with the Volunteer Program Coordinator to identify appropriate volunteer engagement opportunities (both ACHF and community requests).
  • Respond to general information requests by mail, e-mail and phone from current and potential donors.
  • Enhance knowledge and understanding of the Foundation and our funding priorities in order to articulate the case for support of the ACHF/Alberta Children’s Hospital (ACH).
  • Maintain and enter pertinent information on donors, contacts, and prospects into Raiser’s Edge (RE).
  • Act as a well-informed ambassador for the ACHF at presentations, donor meetings and at recognition events.




  • Post-Secondary degree with a specialization in communication, business, fundraising, or other relevant area; suitable combinations of education and experience will be considered.
  • Minimum of 3 years of customer service, sales, or other public relations experience; preference will be given to those with direct experience in fundraising.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to build positive relationships.
  • Strong project management skills with previous success in prioritization and organization.
  • Energetic with the ability to multi-task in a time sensitive and dynamic environment.
  • Well-developed and professional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Previous experience in building and delivering presentations is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Database proficiency required; experience with Raiser’s Edge software is considered an asset.
  • Intermediate level skills in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Ability to travel within the city limits and beyond (Southern Alberta as needed).
  • Ability to travel to work some evenings and weekends (as needed).


The Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation offers a compassionate and collaborative team environment along with work that is meaningful and focused on excellence. If you are passionate about improving the lives of children and their families, please submit your resume and cover letter along with your salary expectations via our website at www.childrenshospital.ab.ca/JoinOurTeam. Applications will be accepted until November 17th, 2019.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.



How to Apply
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Please submit your resume and cover letter along with your salary expectations via our website at https://achf.startdate.ca/. Applications will be accepted until end of day on November 17th, 2019.
Contact Details
Jan Golightly
Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation
2888 Shaganappi Trail NW
Calgary, AB, T3B 6A8

Tel: 403-955-8811
Fax: 403-955-8840
www:   achf.startdate.ca/

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