The Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation is the official fundraising body for the Alberta Children’s Hospital. As a leader in the not-for-profit sector, the Foundation is dedicated to upholding our “I CARE” values of Integrity, Collaboration, Authenticity, Respect and Excellence. Our employees embrace these values and, through their commitment and dedication to excellence, enrich our relationships with our donors, partners, stakeholders, and the community, and support our mission: To inspire our community to invest in excellence in child health, research & family centred care.
Our team truly believes that, together with our community, we can build healthier futures for all our children.
As a part of the Community Initiatives & Events (CI) team and in support of the fundraising efforts of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation (“Foundation”), the Associate, Community Initiatives & Events (“Associate”) is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with donors, members of the community, and key stakeholders for an assigned portfolio and with a specific focus on ensuring the success of the community and corporate initiatives (“third-party events”) that raise funds for the Alberta Children’s Hospital (ACH). The role provides varying levels of support for third-party initiatives including administrative requirements; event logistics; troubleshooting; supervision of volunteers; providing guidance and direction; oversight of donations, raffles, auctions, and other fundraising activities; and acting as an ambassador for the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation. Through the effective engagement and management of assigned third-party events, as well as research and cultivation of new donors and opportunities, this role contributes to departmental revenue growth and enhances relationships between ACHF, ACH, donors, members of the community and key stakeholders. Some travel within city limits as well as event attendance on weekend and evenings will be required. This is a temporary, full-time, term position for fourteen (14) months with the possibility of extension.
Specific Role Responsibilities
As our Associate, you will:
- Act as a key point of contact for third-party events, responding to all inquiries, providing relevant information and materials, resolving any issues or concerns, and seeking assistance from other team members as required.
- Build and maintain relationships with donors, prospective donors, and key stakeholders. This is accomplished by providing third-party event organizers with the support, guidance, tools, and recommendations they need to support their fundraising efforts. By compiling funding cases, event materials, participating in committee meetings, facilitating volunteer support, promoting initiatives on our website and through social media, tracking fundraising efforts, supporting event logistics (including event attendance), and recognizing/stewarding donors, you will ensure third-party events are successful.
- Diversify and grow your portfolio, identifying new opportunities for sponsorship, events, and gift-in-kind through effective prospect research, proposal writing, and cultivation of current/potential donors.
- Act as an ACHF ambassador at presentations, donor meetings, third-party, and other events. Provide support to other members of the CI team and for ACHF events as required.
- Provide the essential administrative support required for this role. This includes (but is not limited to): maintaining the calendar of events and other resources to assist the third-party process; updating records in the Raiser’s Edge database, monitoring donor activity, pulling queries & reports, ensuring proper coding for gifts, entering actions, relationship & proposals, and conducting data analytics. In addition, this role is accountable as the “Raffle Commissioner”, requesting licensing, completing ticket preparation, ticket sales, reporting, and ensuring all AGLC requirements are adhered to.
Our Ideal Candidate
- A diploma or degree in business administration or other comparable, post-secondary program, is required. While preference will be given to those with a specialization in Nonprofit Management or Fund Development, suitable combinations of education and experience will be considered.
- With at least three (3) years of relevant experience, you have demonstrated success in supporting event/project logistics and working with donors/clients to meet their needs. Your excellent organization and prioritization skills are coupled with a strong customer service focus to ensure donors and volunteers have a meaningful experience. In addition, your previous experience includes exposure to social media platforms as it relates to fundraising and events.
- You are a self-directed, dependable, innovative, and resourceful team player with the interpersonal skills necessary to build positive relationships, influencing others to reach mutually beneficial solutions.
- You independently manage competing deadlines and priorities, thriving in a dynamic environment. Adaptability comes naturally to you which means you can shift directions in response to immediate needs and changing priorities.
- Your professional writing style and excellent verbal communication skills complement your refined administrative skills. You have a solid understanding of databases, data management and analytics, enhancing your ability to extract data to prepare meaningful reports. Ideally, you have previous experience in Raiser’s Edge. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office (including Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint) and comfort or familiarity with SharePoint as well as virtual meeting technology is required.
- As events take place in various locations throughout Calgary and the surrounding areas, a valid Driver’s License and reliable vehicle is required for this position.
- While this role is based out of our office in the Alberta Children’s Hospital (ACH), we continue to work remotely at this time and would ask that you have a designated workspace in your home environment.
- With a focus on protecting the health of the kids, families, and health care workers at the ACH, we require all our staff to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
We hope that in reading our job ad, you love who we are, what we do, and are inspired to apply for this role. While we work hard and have high expectations of ourselves, our strong work ethic is balanced by an enthusiastic sense of humor and the ability to have fun along the way. The entire team at the Foundation truly embraces the mission and vision to enhance care for children and families. Join us as we work towards achieving that vision.
To be considered for this amazing opportunity, submit your resume along with a cover letter outlining what makes you our ideal candidate. Please include your compensation expectations for this role.
Applications will be accepted until the end of the day on October 21st, 2021.
We thank all applicants for their interest and will contact those selected for interview. Please visit the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation website for further information about our team and organization.