Job Posting 92497

Cops for Cancer Specialist
Canadian Cancer Society
Vancouver Island & Coastal areas
closes in 16 days (Fri, 7 Apr)
full time

Hybrid work model



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, across Canada and for all types of cancer. As the voice for people who care about cancer, we work with governments to shape a healthier society. No other organization does all that we do to make lives better today and transform the future of cancer forever.


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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.




Reporting to the Senior Manager, Cops for Cancer, Specialist – Cops for Cancer will work with a national team accountable for one of Canada’s most unique cycling tours by implementing and executing Cops for Cancer strategies and achieving targets as outlined in the annual campaign plan. With a focus on Tour de Rock, the incumbent is responsible for overseeing the logistics, planning and administration of a signature event. The role works closely with the leadership volunteers to deliver on operational requirements as well as forge exceptional relationships with the broad range of communities involved in the campaign.  


What is Cops for Cancer? 


The Cops For Cancer Program is one of the largest fundraisers of pediatric cancer research and Camp Goodtimes. Through this life-changing program, public servants commit to making a difference and supporting children and their families living with cancer.  This unique and vibrant cycling tour invites childhood cancer survivors and their families to feel like they are part of the first responder community, creating life-long bonds between kids and first responder riders.  As the Tour Specialist you will be responsible for forging these bonds, creating memories for kids, raising life-changing funds and planning one of the most impactful cycling events in Canada.   




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

  • Supports the development and growth of a major annual campaign, Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock, by working closely with the Senior Manager, Cops for Cancer, the CCS First Responders Programs team and First Responder agencies in the community.
  • Works directly with Tour Steering Committee to effectively implement and execute assigned Cops for Cancer event(s) of 14 days to meet or exceed revenue targets of $1 million or more. 
  • Displays exceptional coordination, implementation and execution of all logistical and administrative tasks. 
  • Acts as the relationship manager for assigned Cops for Cancer stakeholders to ensure alignment with the Cops for Cancer development plan.
  • 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 planning initiatives, strategies and revenue development. 
  • 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.
  • Uses data to drive decisions and always act within the best interest of the Canadian Cancer Society and those we serve.
  • Takes a donor centric approach to all fundraising activities and consistently delivers effective stewardship and engagement practices.
  • Represents CCS at Cops for Cancer events and on assigned tour(s).

Administration and Financial Management

  • Supports national program development by creating new tools and resources that will assist stakeholders from all 4 Tour pillars (first responder riders, schools, sponsors and community partners) with increased fundraising success.
  • Reviews revenue reports on a regular basis ensuring that tour revenue targets are being met or exceeded. 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.

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.

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


  • 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.
  • Exceptional project management, and event management skills.
  • Experience with community giving fundraising strategies and integrated fundraising campaigns.
  • Experience working with volunteer committees to deliver operational and revenue objectives.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail to deliver on a multi-faceted, highly strategic campaign
  • Experience with securing and fulfilling special event sponsorships.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills and proven interpersonal skills, including presentation and facilitation skills.
  • 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.
  • 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 – 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, 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.


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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