Job Posting 89329

Fundraising Specialist - Relay For Life Youth
Canadian Cancer Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island & Coastal areas
Greater Vancouver Area, BC, CA
closed 2 days ago (Mon, 28 Nov)
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.


At CCS, we embrace everyone’s uniqueness and recognize the strength that lies in differences. We believe in the power of our collective potential and strive to achieve a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace to empower and create opportunities for all. We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their gender, age, religion, race, ethnicity, and nationality. Particularly equity deserving groups, such as members of the BIPOC, and LGBTQ2+ communities, people living with disabilities, veterans, and anyone who may contribute to the further diversification of the Canadian Cancer Society. Together we unite and inspire all Canadians to change the future of cancer.

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Reporting to the Manager of Relay For Life Youth (RFLY), Signature Programs, the Relay For Life Youth Specialist will work as part of the national RFLY team to actively solicit new business opportunities throughout high schools to meet aggressive revenue targets for the Relay For Life Youth Program which is the fastest growing program at CCS. This role is responsible for revenue development in British Columbia and is a home-based (remote) position. However, this role demands significant travel to high schools, sometimes up to 3-4 days a week from September to June with reduced travelling and more concentration on program development in the months of July and August. Most recruitment and stewardship meetings will be delivered in-person, however some meetings may be done virtually given the evolving COVID-19 circumstances. 


  • Recruits new high schools to host Relay For Life events, trains and mentors existing schools to meet revenue goals. Presents the program to potential schools with a focus on student councils, leadership classes, cancer clubs, interested students, teachers, and/or administration.  
  • Managing and growing an established revenue portfolio of $300,000 - $500,000.   
  • Supports and motivates student organizing committees involved with the program at various locations throughout British Columbia to meet participant and fundraising goals; attends committee meetings when necessary. 
  • Provides ongoing training and guidance to high school students and teachers organizing Relay For Life.   
  • Attends student leadership conferences, speaking to groups of students and teachers at the Relay For Life trade show booth and workshops to secure new high schools to host an event. 
  • Participates in planning, delivering content, and coordinating logistics for ‘Relay University’, our training conference for high school student committees. 
  • Coaching student committees to implement strategies on topics such as participant recruitment, fundraising, marketing and promotions, and sponsorship for their event. 
  • Liaises with internal departments regarding the program. 
  • Adheres to all administration procedures as required. 
  • Works in compliance with the provisions of The Occupational Health & Safety Act and its regulations and complies with CCS’ Health & Safety Policy. 
  • Actively contribute to our culture of justice, belonging, equity, diversity, and inclusion by ensuring that all staff feel represented and heard regardless of their gender, age, religion, ethnicity, and nationality or race. 
  • Other duties as required. 


  • Related post-secondary education, or equivalent combination of education, training and experience. 
  • At least 1 – 2 years of fundraising and/or sales experience. 
  • Experience working with youth strongly preferred. Working with volunteers and working within the British Columbia educational system is an asset. 
  • Bilingual in French and English is an asset. 
  • Strong customer service, communication, and interpersonal skills; including the ability to negotiate and influence others. 
  • Strong project management, organizational and time management skills. 
  • Confident and passionate public speaker that is comfortable presenting to both small and large groups.  
  • Frequent travel is required throughout British Columbia. Occasional travelling across Canada occurs for internal meetings and conferences. All necessary travel expenses are covered by the Canadian Cancer Society.  
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle are required. 
  • Knowledge and/or involvement in the Relay For Life Youth program is an asset. 
  • Knowledge of Canadian Cancer Society policies and procedures is an asset. 
  • A Criminal Records Check is required. 

CCS offers meaningful opportunities to help make a difference in the lives of Canadians with cancer, their caregivers, families and communities. We are committed to building and nurturing an inclusive community for our employees by highlighting their unique experiences. We value diverse skills and strongly encourage applications from all qualified candidates. CCS is 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, which include paid parental leave, paid family sick time and health insurance, 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. In accordance with the local provincial Accessibility Act, accommodation will be provided as requested throughout the recruitment process.  We want to make the interview process a great experience for you!

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. 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 applications. Reasonable accommodation and remote working will be discussed on a case-by-case basis. 

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