Are you passionate about protecting the Ottawa River and experienced in executing successful fundraising events? At Ottawa Riverkeeper, we are looking for a talented and organized individual to help plan our 2021 fundraisers, including peer-to-peer and third party events. Our events are a key part of our operations, serving to raise essential funds for the river, and bringing together the community in enjoyment and stewardship of our local waterways.
As Intern - Fundraising Events, you will be part of the fundraising team and report to our Director of Philanthropy. You will organize and implement a range of fundraising events for Ottawa Riverkeeper, including the annual Riverkeeper Gala. In this position, you will develop your fundraising, planning and organizational skills, and work with an enthusiastic and committed team, all while doing your part to keep the Ottawa River swimmable, drinkable, and fishable.
Events in 2021 may differ from their original format due to Covid-19 health and safety considerations and could shift to virtual or other formats if needed. As such, please note that the specific requirements of this position may evolve over the course of your employment.
ABOUT OTTAWA RIVERKEEPER
Ottawa Riverkeeper is a champion and collective voice for the Ottawa River Watershed, providing leadership and inspiration to protect, promote, and improve its ecological health and future. As a dynamic, growing, and well-respected environmental organization, Ottawa Riverkeeper works to protect your rights to swim, drink and fish the Ottawa River and its tributaries. We work collaboratively using science to guide our actions. Ottawa Riverkeeper is a licensed member of the Waterkeeper Alliance, an international coalition of grassroots water protection organizations headed by renowned environmentalist Gloria Reuben. There are over 300 Waterkeeper organizations working around the world to defend their local river, lake or bay.
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