Job Posting 99665

Fund Development and Community Engagement Officer
Pacific Immigrant Resources Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
In-person at our Vancouver office (1874 Kingsway) and virtual
closing today (Fri, 23 Feb)
part time  •  $22-$24 per hour

Position: Fund Development and Community Engagement Officer 

Hours: 28 hours/week

Compensation: $22-$24/hr. 

Location: Virtual and in-person at our Vancouver office

Application deadline: Friday, February 23, 2024 

Start: February 26, 2024


Job Purpose


Pacific Immigrant Resources Society (PIRS) is a community-based, non-profit organization serving immigrant and refugee women and their children since 1975. PIRS is seeking a Fund Development and Community Engagement Officer who plays a pivotal role in promoting and enhancing engagement with individual donors through various media channels and platforms. Responsibilities include developing marketing materials, collecting stories, managing social media, and seeking media opportunities. Additionally, the role involves collaborating on fundraising efforts, maintaining donor records, and providing administrative support such as research, database management, and volunteer program assistance. This multifaceted position requires strong communication skills, attention to detail, and a proactive approach to achieving organizational goals. This position reports to the Director of Development and Finance.


Key Accountabilities 


1. Communications, Marketing, Media (45%)

  • Works to develop and enhance promotion and recognition tools aimed at individual donors (website, print pieces, email content and monthly e-newsletters, story/pic/video library, frames)
  • Develops daily marketing materials that are aligned with PIRS’ key messaging
  • Collects and writes stories from program participants, volunteers, donors, and staff
  • Researches and integrates effective technology (Facebook Fundraising, Google Ads, text-to-give, etc.) 
  • Social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google Plus, etc) 
  • Website maintenance through WordPress 
  • All website contact is up to date 
  • Production and distribution of e-newsletters using Keela
  • Assists in the development and rebuilding of PIRS’ branding 
  • Actively seeks out and secures opportunities to share stories with media through press releases, news coverage, and advertising, across a wide variety of platforms
  • Regularly corresponds with and expands PIRS’ network of media contacts
  • Assists drafting well-written press releases and stories that are aligned with PIRS’ key messaging 
  • Maintains an up-to-date and organized database of media contacts and ensures regular correspondence and solicitation 
  • Maintains regular, detailed records of social media metrics and engagement and creates reports on trends and effective strategies 

2. Fundraising and Annual & Community Giving (45%) 

  • Works with the Director of Development on the donor recognition and stewardship program, including building website user journeys
  • Maintains detailed records of all partners and donors and ensures timely and personal appreciation and recognition is completed 
  • Ensures community groups contact information is updated prior to annual emails and that the solicitation occurs early in the year to ensure optimum results from this initiative
  • Produces marketing materials to solicit funds from community service groups and other identified groups 
  • Supports Fund Development and Community Engagement Coordinators in achieving annual fundraising goals and revenue targets through email and social media campaigns 
  • Assists with donor thank you calls 
  • Assists with running fundraising campaigns like the Vancouver Half Marathon 

3. Administrative support (10%)

  • Provide administrative support for the leadership team as required
  • Researches resources, tools, digital apps/systems to help optimize operations
  • Helps improve and maintain filing and database management systems
  • Help improve administrative documents (such as contracts, letters, forms, etc.)
  • Supports with volunteer and staff recruitment, including job postings
  • Supports with the annual report 


  • High School Completion  
  • University degree or equivalent professional experience, plus a demonstrated ongoing
  • Commitment to professional development
  • Fluent in written and oral English, and one other language an asset  
  • Proficient in using the internet, Microsoft Office, and Google Workspace 
  • Able to competently work with computers, copy machine, fax machine, and telephone 
  • Experience with photography and videography and editing an asset
  • A curiosity and desire to learn, especially an openness to learn new technologies
  • Confident decision-making and problem solving skills 
  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks independently and collaboratively 
  • Possession of non-judgmental and genuinely positive attitudes (culture, religion, sexuality, special needs) and freedom from stereotypes  
  • Experience with marketing, communications, social and digital media assignments
  • Accountable and confident in handling project activities 
  • Proficient in using a variety of software (Microsoft Word and Excel, Google Workspace, Zoom Canva, Keela, Google Analytics, Social media platforms, Wordpress, Wix, etc.)
  • Highly organized and ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines independently
  • Ability to collect, analyze and summarize data
  • A curiosity and desire to learn and willingness to pitch new ideas
  • Understanding and experience working with vulnerable populations
  • Interest to work collaboratively with ethnically and socially diverse volunteers and coworkers in a non-profit context 
  • Possession of non-judgmental and genuinely positive attitudes (culture, religion, sexuality, special needs) and freedom from stereotypes  
  • Attitudes and values in keeping with the goals and philosophy of PIRS
  • Must meet acceptable criminal background check standards 
  • Significant and progressive professional fundraising experience, including a proven track record in major gift fundraising, donor stewardship, and donor and volunteer engagement
  • Experience working with board members, senior volunteers, and program experts to engage them effectively with identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major donors
  • Excellent leadership and management skills, and experience setting goals and targets
  • Strong communication skills, including superior writing and oral presentation skills
  • Knowledge and experience with database systems such as Keela

Work Conditions 

  • Remote work and onsite work with possible travel to various locations  
  • Work with community members who may have experienced trauma and who may speak little or no English 
  • May require a moderate level of physical fitness to carry out duties of the position (including  lifting and moving items up to ~10-15lbs)

Application Details:

Please send a cover letter and resume as a single PDF file quoting the ‘Fund Development and Community Engagement Officer’ position in the subject line to . Review of applications will begin ASAP.


We thank everyone for their interest. Only those shortlisted will be contacted. With respect, diversity, and collaboration at the core of PIRS, we are an organization that knows the value of talented people. A career with us is an opportunity to be part of a team that is focused on supporting and creating inclusive environments and developing skills in those we serve. You can expect a competitive salary, flexibility and challenging work. We recognize the importance of a diverse workforce and encourage applications from First Nations peoples, women, LGBTQ-identified people, people of colour, and people with disabilities.

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