Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation
September 10, 2021
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 team embraces these values and, through their commitment and dedication to excellence, enrich our relationships with our donors, partners, stakeholders, and the community, in support of 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 key member of the Community Initiatives & Events (CI) team, the Senior Associate, Community Initiatives & Events is responsible for the development, growth, and stewardship of a portfolio of current and prospective donors. In addition, the Associate will be responsible for account management for Children’s Miracle Network (CMN), Canada’s Children’s Hospital Foundations (CCHF), and other partnership accounts and initiatives. This role will help with campaign and event coordination, working collaboratively to inspire sustained and future support for the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation (ACHF).
Specific Role Responsibilities
As our Senior Associate, Community Initiatives & Events, you will:
- Build and maintain relationships with donors, prospective donors, and key stakeholders. This is accomplished by managing and cultivating assigned donor and event accounts, monitoring fundraising efforts, supporting donor efforts by providing information about the programs, capital equipment and research needs of the Alberta Children’s Hospital, donor stewardship, leading hospital tours, writing proposals, developing financials, and acting as an ambassador for the ACHF by presenting at/attending events as required.
- Liaise with the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Director for CMN activities including managing CMN and Canada’s Children’s Hospital Foundations (CCHF) donor accounts and completing associated reporting.
- Support the logistical requirements for donor events (lunch and learn activities, meetings, celebrations, virtual events, etc.) as well as on an as needed basis for ACHF signature events and major initiatives.
- Work in collaboration with the Volunteer Program Coordinator to identify appropriate volunteer engagement opportunities (both ACHF and community requests).
- Perform administrative duties as required for this role. This includes (but is not limited to) responding to general information requests from current and potential donors, ensuring donor information is maintained in our database, and completing writing assignments (social media and website posts, proposal writing, updates to newsletters).
Our Ideal Candidate
- A post-secondary degree with a specialization in communication, business, fundraising, or other relevant area.
- Minimum 5 years progressive experience in a customer service, sales, or public relations role.
- Your exceptional interpersonal skills are demonstrated through your success in building positive relationships with customers, clients, and/or donors. You are a collaborative team member with a desire to support your colleagues while being comfortable working independently to achieve results.
- Well established project management skills ensure you keep on track with deadlines and deliverables. You thrive in a dynamic environment, utilizing your energetic approach and prioritization skills to meet the needs of your donors and the business.
- Your well-developed and professional verbal and written communication skills have enabled you to develop polished, written materials. These capabilities support your ability to build and deliver presentations to a variety of audiences, both virtually and in person.
- Demonstrated proficiency in a customer or donor database is required; experience with Raiser’s Edge software is considered an asset. Of course, you have excellent skills in the Microsoft Office Suite and are comfortable with virtual meeting software (Teams, Zoom, etc.). Previous experience in SharePoint is considered an asset.
- While this role is based out of our office in the Alberta Children’s Hospital, we continue to work remotely at this time. This role requires the ability to travel independently within Calgary and, from time to time, through Southern Alberta. In addition, evening and weekend work may be required.
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 close of business on September 10th, 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.