Job Posting 88958

Community Fundraising & Events Coordinator
Epilepsy Canada
Work From Home - Toronto Metro area
closes in 4 days (Fri, 2 Dec)
full time  •  $50 - 55K

Epilepsy Canada is governed by a nationally representative Board of Directors, comprised of leading professionals from the neurology and business communities. Founded in 1966, the organization depends on donor and volunteer support for the continued development and delivery of its research grant programs.


Role Overview

This role is responsible for the coordination, execution and delivery of fundraising events and programs at the national, regional and local levels, ensuring that these meet or exceed revenue and attendance targets, while being mindful of cost ratios. This includes national campaigns, mission delivery programs, initiated campaigns and local community-based events led by 3rd Party Champions across Canada.

This position is customer service driven and supports donor and stakeholder communications. The role leads community giving tactics to engage affected individuals, friends, families, volunteers and vendors in fundraising, largely through events.


Key Responsibilities of the Role include:

Fundraising / Revenue Generation

  • Meet or exceed annual fundraising goals by coordinating and executing various fundraising events and programs in alignment with regional and national plans.
  • Assist in driving attendance at events through connecting interested stakeholders and influencers.
  • Identify and maximize event revenue generation opportunities e.g., ticket sales, silent auctions, raffles, table sales, etc to meet or exceed fundraising goals.
  • Solicit sponsorships up to $7,500.

Community Engagement and Networking

  • Lead Volunteer / 3rd Party Champions including student interns, affected donors and individuals, event volunteers, committee development. Solicit, leverage and engage volunteers to support and run DIY (Do-It-Yourself) events.
  • Source and cultivate strategic partnerships with service clubs, small businesses, corporations, strategic partners to support these events through sharing resources (human and financial), tools and best practices.

Event Management

  • Collaborate with the regional and national Ambassadors and Influencers to identify fundraising events and develop implementation plans for event maximization and execution at each level.
  • Lead national and regional marketing strategy.
  • Coordinate and execute events within the expense budgets.
  • Evaluate return on investment improvements to achieve higher impact and return at future events.
  • Anticipate and plan future events, trends, problems and opportunities.
  • Experience with email marketing, social media and tools beneficial.

Ideal Candidate

  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience with digital technology & computer proficiency with experience in social media
  • Achievement-oriented; demonstrated success in fundraising
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail
  • Flexible and responsive
  • Collaborative and relationship-builder
  • Post-secondary education
  • Work or volunteer experience in fundraising, sales, event coordination, marketing and/or not-for-profit organizations
  • Demonstrated experience managing events and working with volunteers


At Epilepsy Canada, we are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age or other legally protected status. We are dedicated to a high-performance, diverse and inclusive workplace.

We encourage applications from all qualified candidates who represent the full diversity of communities across Canada.

Applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada and, where applicable, must have a valid permit that allows the candidate to fulfill the requirements of the role.

Epilepsy Canada, since the pandemic, has moved to managing a ‘virtual’ working team and therefore the candidate must be able to work independently. We envision continuing this model.

We thank all interested applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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