Job Posting 92441

Coordinator, Community Fundraising & Events (Prairies)
Diabetes Canada
Work From Home - Regina area, Saskatoon area, Winnipeg area
closes in 9 days (Tue, 4 Apr)
full time

A world free of the effects of diabetes is our vision. That’s why we’re working together to improve the quality of life of people living with diabetes. We’re sharing knowledge and creating connections for individuals and the health-care professionals who care for them; advocating through public policy; and funding research to improve treatments and find a cure to end diabetes.

Join our dedicated, talented Diabetes Canada team and together, #LetsEndDiabetes!

Role Overview

The Community Fundraising & Events Coordinator is responsible for the coordination, execution and delivery of fundraising events and programs at the local level, ensuring that these meet or exceed revenue and attendance targets. This includes national campaigns, mission delivery programs, initiated campaigns and local community-based events and virtual events for Manitoba and Saskatchewan. This role reports to the Senior Manager, Community Fundraising & Events.


Flexible work agreement policy in place allowing employees to work on a hybrid schedule. The employee must meet the needs of the national office. The employee must reside in Manitoba or Saskatchewan.

This role includes, but not limited to:

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.
  • Drive attendance at events through cold calling, networking, etc.
  • 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 $5,000

Corporate/Community Engagement and Networking

  • Lead Volunteer engagement including student interns, event volunteers, committee development  and Canada Summer jobs interns: Solicit, leverage and engage volunteers to support and run events
  • Source and cultivate strategic partnerships with service clubs and event participants ( such as Lace Up)  by engaging, network and support through sharing of resources, tools and best practices

Event Management:

  • Collaborate with the regional and national team to identify fundraising events and develop implementation plans for event maximization and execution at the local level
  • Lead regional marketing strategy an implementation for Manitoba and Saskatchewan Events and partnerships
  • Coordinate and execute events within expense budget
  • Evaluate return on investment and implement improvements to achieve higher impact and return at future events
  • Anticipate and plan for future events, trends, problems and opportunities
  • Experience with email marketing, social media and with tools such as Canva

The ideal candidate possesses:

  • Post-secondary education, preferably in business, project management, fundraising, and/or marketing, or other relevant programs
  • Work experience in fundraising, sales, event coordination, marketing and/or not-for-profit
  • Demonstrable experience managing large events (250+) and sponsorship solicitation
  • People and volunteer management experience an asset
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience with digital technology an asset
  • Achievement-oriented goal-setter
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail
  • Collaborative relationship-builder
  • Computer proficiency, preferably including experience with social media

What Diabetes Canada Can Offer You

  • A meaningful role, making a difference every day for people living with or at risk of diabetes.
  • An entrepreneurial environment, working for a national organization where you feel valued, recognized, and rewarded.
  • A high-performing, collaborative team environment with proven leadership and highly skilled colleagues and commitment to excellent work culture.
  • Competitive paid time-off benefits and a comprehensive group benefits plan, including health/dental, life insurance, disability, EFAP and company-match Pension/RRSP.
  • Flexible work agreement policy in place allows employees to work regularly remote and/or hybrid schedule.

At Diabetes 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 strongly believe that having a diverse organization with various skills and abilities will inspire creativity, drive innovation, and promote belonging. We are committed to building a team representative of different backgrounds and perspectives, and we encourage applications from all qualified candidates who represent the full diversity of communities across Canada. 

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Applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada and, where applicable, must have a valid work permit or study permit that allows the candidate to fulfill the requirements of the role. We thank all interested applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Safe Place to Work - Diabetes Canada is committed to protecting the health and safety of our stakeholders and mitigating the risk of COVID-19 spread. A mandatory COVID-19 vaccination program is in place and provides direction on the conditions under which individuals are permitted to be employed with DC.

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