Job Posting 79411

Cops for Cancer Specialist
Canadian Cancer Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closed 4 days ago (Mon, 24 Jan)
full time



The Canadian Cancer Society works tirelessly to save and improve lives. We fund the brightest minds in cancer research. We provide a compassionate support system for all those affected by cancer, from coast to coast and for all types of cancer. As the voice for Canadians who care about cancer, we work with governments to establish health policies to prevent cancer and better support those living with the disease. No other organization does all that we do to improve lives today and to change the future of cancer forever.


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Reporting to the Senior Manager, Cops for Cancer, the Specialist – Cops for Cancer is accountable for the implementation and execution of Cops for Cancer strategies and achieving targets as outlined in the program plan. In addition, the incumbent is responsible for managing and motivating high performing volunteer led organizing committees, schools, community groups and program participants. 


This position will be remote with the occasional traveling to Vancouver as required. 



  1. Executes Cops for Cancer strategies and activities for CCS and is responsible for achieving assigned tour revenue and expense targets. 


  • Works directly with tour chairs, organizing committee, community groups, schools and riders to effectively implement and execute assigned Cops for Cancer tour(s) of 9+ days to meet or exceed revenue targets of $500,000 or more.
  • Displays exceptional coordination, implementation and execution of established national Cops for Cancer strategies.
  • Uses data to drive decisions and always act within the best interest of the Canadian Cancer Society and those we serve.
  • Actively responds and takes initiative on fundraising opportunities with volunteer organizing committees, sponsors, participants and donors ensuring appropriate cultivation.
  • Identifies creative and innovative opportunities in the development or enhancement of existing Cops for Cancer tours.
  • Participates in team initiatives to revise or enhance existing Cops for Cancer strategies or to implement new activities and to conduct regular evaluations of tour activities.
  • Takes a donor centric approach to all fundraising activities and consistently delivers effective stewardship and engagement practices.
  • Acts as the relationship manager for assigned Cops for Cancer stakeholders to ensure they are aligned with the Cops for Cancer revenue development plan.
  • Represents CCS at Cops for Cancer events and on assigned tour(s).

2.  Operations, Administration and Financial Management



  • Supports national program development by creating new tools and resources that will assist stakeholders with increased fundraising success
  • Reviews revenue reports on a regular basis ensuring that tour revenue targets are being met or exceeded within the four pillars. Reports material variances and proposes mitigation strategies. 
  • Tracks and monitors expense budget for assigned tour(s) in conjunction with the Senior Manager, Cops for Cancer. Reports material variances and proposes mitigation strategies.
  • Maintains the integrity of the CRM by complying with policies and procedures for data collection and entry systems.

3. New Business Development



  • Actively solicits and secures new tour sponsors, schools and community events for assigned tour(s) in support of the Canadian Cancer Society.
  • Proactively identifies partnership opportunities to increase revenue within portfolio and beyond. 


  • Post-secondary education such as acquiring a college diploma, as well as specialized technical/professional training and/or certification, or equivalent.
  • More than 1 year, up to and including 3 years - some practical or job-related experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of special event fundraising as a component of an overall community giving program.
  • Experience with community giving fundraising strategies and integrated fundraising campaigns.
  • Experience working with volunteer committees to deliver operational and revenue objectives.
  • Exceptional project management, event management and relationship management skills.
  • Experience with securing and fulfilling special event sponsorships.
  • Negotiation, problem-solving and diplomacy skills to resolve issues with stakeholders. 
  • A demonstrated donor centric approach to fundraising. 
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgement and maturity in dealings with a variety of constituents. 
  • Ability to work confidently under pressure to adhere to deadlines.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to pay attention to details are necessary attributes.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills and proven interpersonal skills, including presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that will allow evening and weekend work.
  • Flexibility to perform other job requirements as assigned.
  • Ability to travel within Canada (Lower Mainland, Sunshine Coast and Sea-to-Sky Region) – i.e. a valid Driver’s License.
  • Working knowledge of Salesforce is considered an asset.
  • Experience delivering multi-day road cycling events is an asset.
  • Previous experience working with the First Responder and/or Education Communities is an asset



CCS offers meaningful opportunities to help make a difference in the lives of Canadians with cancer and their families. We are committed to fostering a culture that is inspiring, supportive and exemplifies our core values: 




In return for your skills and dedication, we offer an attractive compensation package that encompasses a competitive salary, excellent benefits and the opportunity to have a rewarding employment experience where your contributions can make a true difference every day. 




Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume, cover letter and salary expectations.

For internal candidates, this position is assigned to salary band 4.

CCS is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. CCS will make available reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities upon request.

We thank all candidates for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please note that in keeping with the mandate of CCS to model and promote healthy lifestyles, employees are not permitted to smoke in or about CCS premises or while carrying out CCS business.

As an employer, occupational health and safety legislation requires that we protect our workers from health and safety risks in the workplace. Effective November 8, 2021 (October 15 in Quebec and October 26 in BC) CCS has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy requiring that all staff who work in any of our physical workplaces must be fully vaccinated against COVID 19. All employees will need to attest to their vaccination status through a secure online form or automated application. Reasonable accommodation and remote working will be discussed on a case-by-case basis. 


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