The Lupus Society of Alberta is a charitable organization formed to provide education and support for lupus patients, their families, and friends. Funds are raised to provides programs and services that contribute to the wellbeing of those affected by lupus.
The Lupus Society of Alberta (LSA) was registered as a society in 1973 and has the distinction of being one of the longest serving lupus organizations in the world. The LSA provides confidential support and understanding for individuals, families, and groups. With credible and current information and caring support, the LSA helps those affected by lupus, by helping navigate the uncertainties and complexities of this challenging disease.
Our mission is to provide education and support on lupus and lupus related issues and enable research to improve quality of life.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator is the main point of contact between the organization and the broader community. The role is responsible for providing support for individuals impacted by lupus, managing fundraising events, maintaining online presence through social media and website management, and implementing outreach strategies to promote our organization’s mission and vision and raise awareness of our initiatives and events.
This role requires a high level of compassion, customer service, and professionalism. The ideal candidate is self-motivated and reliable, has great organization skills, the ability to prioritize tasks, and has a strong understanding of events, fundraising, and associated logistic requirements. Experience with social media and website admin is optimal.
Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):
- Plan, coordinate, and execute fundraising events, such as Step out for Lupus, held in Calgary and Edmonton, and the Casino fundraiser, held in Calgary.
- Management and scheduling of volunteers to help support fundraising activities and events.
- Develop marketing strategies for event promotion.
- Evaluate and report on the effectiveness of the event and implement proactive changes to ensure continuous improvement.
Outreach and Support
- Maintain a calendar of outreach activities, including community events, workshops, and other outreach opportunities.
- Provide knowledgeable and compassionate support for the Lupus community via email, telephone, and online inquiries and provide those individuals with follow up information and educational materials.
- Ensure that the organization’s mission, vision, and values are appropriately communicated to the community, donors, and other stakeholders.
- Review and edit promotional materials to ensure consistent messaging and branding across all communication materials.
- Develop new and maintain existing relationships with community stakeholders.
- Maintain a strong online presence through social media outlets, such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
- Management and maintenance of website.
- Evaluate and report on effectiveness and success of fundraising events and marketing tools.
Skills and Qualifications:
- Post-secondary Degree/Diploma and a minimum of 2 years of directly related community outreach experience is required (equivalency of related work experience will be considered).
- A minimum of 2 years event planning experience.
- Demonstrated knowledge about lupus and a passion to expand awareness and resources in the community.
- Fluency with computer skills (i.e. Microsoft Office 365, Outlook,) and the ability to learn new systems, as required.
- Strong organizational, problem solving, and time management skills, as demonstrated by professional experience.
- Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
- Attention to detail.
- A high degree of flexibility, with the ability to anticipate and adapt quickly to changing priorities in an effective manner.
- Demonstrates professionalism, good judgment, and attention to detail, with the ability to produce work with a high degree of accuracy.
- Ability to work well with others and establish positive relationships with team members, Board of Directors, and stakeholders.
- This position is a part time permanent position, working approximately 15 hours per week.
- Flexibility in working hours (including very occasional weekend work) will be required. While there is some flexibility for remote work, in alignment with the operational needs of the Lupus Society of Alberta, it is expected that this position will be based primarily in the office, located at Suite 802 – 5920 MacLeod Trail South, Calgary, AB.
The Lupus Society of Alberta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and respects individual, cultural, and other identity-based classes in the hiring process and through our support of anyone in the Lupus community who may need our help.