Job Posting 93228

Community Sponsorship Specialist (Western Canada)
Diabetes Canada
Work From Home - Vancouver & Lower Mainland
1385 W 8th Ave #360, Vancouver, BC V6H 3V9
closes in 30 days (Fri, 30 Jun)
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:

Reporting to the Director of Community Fundraising and Events, the Community Sponsorship Specialist will play an important role in the achievement of elevating Diabetes Canada events and partnerships by developing strategies for the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of new corporate supporters. The Community Sponsorship Specialist will also work closely with other members of the Community Fundraising and Event team and National Corporate Fund Development team to build relationships and ensure collaboration, strong, consistent stewardship of our donors and corporate partners. 


A flexible work agreement policy in place allowing employees to work on a hybrid schedule, working remotely and opportunity to work in-office. Candidate must reside in Vancouver, British Columbia.

This role includes, but not limited to:

  • Identify, develop, and cultivate corporate relationships to help sustain and grow the Community Event portfolio, including solicitation for employee engagement initiatives, events and point of sale campaigns.
  • Support the events team in soliciting new sponsorship over $10,000  for signature events and peer-to-peer events
  • Work in partnership with the Manager of CFE and National Corporate Development team to identified to and maximize corporate support and engagement.
  • Develop compelling proposals and presentations for corporate prospects that align with the Diabetes Canada business plan and market trends.
  • Manage a pipeline of qualified prospects and coordinate pipelines with other fundraising activities.
  • Conduct prospect research to identify new contacts, companies and growth opportunities.
  • Facilitate a moves management approach to corporate constituents tracking data within the organization’s CRM system.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate possesses:

  • 3 - 5 years of proven fundraising experience in a high relationship-based environment
  • University or College degree in Fundraising, Marketing, Communications, or related discipline
  • Some flexibility to travel throughout the region and to attend evening and weekend events
  • Non-profit experience in a health charity an asset
  • Ability to multi-task and work under tight deadlines with advanced organization skills and strong attention to detail
  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills
  • Position demands the ability to positively interact internally as a team member, as well as externally with donors and leadership members
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft office
  • Experience with CRM an asset
  • Very organized with strong time management skills
  • Clear, consistent, and effective oral and written communicator
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and change, with an ability to be flexible

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.
  • 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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