Job Posting 97380

Coordinator, Community Fundraising & Events
Diabetes Canada
Ontario, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward ...
closed 11 days ago (Mon, 27 Nov)
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:

This role is responsible for the coordination, execution and delivery of fundraising events and programs at the local level, ensuring that these meets or exceed revenue and attendance targets. Specifically building relationships and inspiring individuals to support the mission of through Peer-to-Peer fundraising and volunteer driven events leading individuals into deeper levels of engagement and support. 


A flexible work agreement policy in place allowing employees to work on a hybrid schedule, working remotely, and with the expectation of attending in person events when needed. accepting applications across Canada, if candidates are able to meet the needs of the immediate Ontario team.  

This role includes, but not limited to:

Fundraising/Revenue Generation 

  • Actively identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward prospective Peer-to-Peer hosts and supporters with a focus on retention and acquisition. 
  • Serve as the subject matter expert for fundraiser hosts, event committees, team captains and participants. 
  • In partnership with Manager and Director: set, monitor, and achieve event revenue and participation goals.
  • Solicit and manage third party fundraising events, maximize revenue and efficiencies.
  • Solicit sponsorships up to $5,000.

Corporate/Community Engagement and Networking 

  • Provide first-line customer service for all event participants.
  • Maintain relationships with key stakeholders for continued engagement.
  • Ensure consistent, meaningful, year-round stewardship for all peer-to-peer fundraising participants and volunteer leaders.

Event Management 

  • Support event hosts for both third party fundraising events and peer-to-peer fundraising with best practices and logistical support to maximize their fundraising potential. 
  • Collaborate with the regional and national teams to identify fundraising events and develop implementation plans for event maximization and execution at the local level.
  • Coordinate and execute events within the 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.

The ideal candidate possesses:

  • Post-secondary education in a relevant program
  • Work experience in fundraising, sales, event coordination, with a focus on peer-to-peer fundraising
  • Demonstrated experience managing large events (250+) and working with volunteers
  • Experience with Luminate, Raiser’s Edge or other fundraising software an asset
  • Strong communication skills including in-person, virtual platforms and telephone
  • Experience with digital technology
  • Achievement-oriented; a goal-setter
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail
  • Flexible and responsive
  • Collaborative relationship-builder
  • Computer proficiency 

Why Join Diabetes Canada

  • 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 and a commitment to building a healthy and engaged work culture.
  • Flexible work agreement policy in place allows employees to work regularly remote and/or hybrid schedule.
  • Competitive compensation and benefits package. Paid time-off benefits and a comprehensive group benefits plan, including health/dental, life insurance, disability, Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) and company-match Pension/RRSP.
  • Additional paid holidays beyond the recognized provincial statutory holidays.
  • End of year holiday office closure 

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. 

For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please contact us at  

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.

Please Note: is not affiliated with and in no way endorses or vets the organization that posted this job. Any links posted within the job will take you to their external site where the same disclaimer applies.

Thanks for looking on and good luck with your job search!