Posted On: 2017-07-14
Closing On: 2017-08-12
Location: Barrie, Kingston, Ottawa, Hamilton, ON
Effective: August 2017
Website: http://www.cnib.ca/en/Pages/default.aspx
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Management

Job Description

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Founded in 1918, CNIB is one of Canada’s oldest and most respected charities. For 99 years, the organization has been Canada’s primary source of support for people who are blind or partially sighted, providing crucial vision loss rehabilitation services to thousands of Canadians each day.

With a dedicated team of approximately 700 staff members and thousands of volunteers across the country, CNIB is proud to be there, every step of the way, for people who are blind or partially sighted and their families, from the crucial early childhood years through adulthood and into the autumn of life. We also work diligently to increase public understanding of vision health, and to advocate proudly for an inclusive society where no citizen is left behind, regardless of vision loss.

CNIB has ambitious goals for the future. Through our new strategic plan, CNIB is working to ensure that every Canadian who is blind or partially sighted has access to the full range of services they need to increase their independence and have more control over their own lives.

For more information, please visit www.cnib.ca or call 1-800-563-2642.

Date: July 12, 2017

Job Title: Manager, Outreach Campaign – Door/Street

Term: Full Time

Location: Barrie, Kingston, Ottawa, Hamilton, ON

Summary:

Our strength as an organization comes from the fact that more than 300 staff and 60,000 blind and partially sighted Ontarians (change for BC) lend us their voice and provide us with essential funding that allows us to run effective and meaningful campaigns. As an independent organization, we are funded in part by government, united ways, and also through significant support from the public.

Our Outreach Campaign is a new initiative for CNIB.  This team of like-minded individuals is being set up to inspire and inform the public about the importance and urgency of our work both in Canada and abroad. We are also very excited to introduce many new programs and services as part of CNIB’s 100th Anniversary which will provide a full menu of options for discussion with the general public.

As the Manager, Outreach Campaign you will play an active part in personalizing our campaign efforts with the general public. By connecting with the hearts and minds of Ontarians we hope to inspire their support financially as regular donors via direct debit or credit card. Outreach Campaigners specifically look to recruit the most reliable of new supporters, who we hope will support us for a lifetime. In addition, our team promotes other ways the public and supporters can be involved in our campaigns, and are critical to helping us to develop our advocacy efforts.

Essential Duties entail (but not limited to):

  • Provides confidential info to Director, Direct Response and the other members of the team as well as logistical support for volunteers
  • Aides in building and implementing a new door to door/street fundraising program in Ontario
  • Be an advocate for CNIB campaigns throughout Ontario (BC) and collaborate with other provincial programs
  • Engage and educate the public about CNIB work
  • Inspire people to support CNIB as regular monthly or annual donors
  • Develop a high-level understanding of CNIB campaigns in your community
  • Talk with members of the public and build rapport with them
  • Meet key performance targets for the number and quality of new supporters you recruit
  • Provide excellent customer service when representing CNIB
  • Be proactive in your personal development and skills development
  • Assist with supporting and training of new or existing team members
  • Promote a professional image of the organization and CNIB’s fundraising program

Qualifications: (Education, Training, Experience):

Hiring Criteria & Skill Requirements:

  • We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. What we seek most is passion and drive plus some good life experience.

The successful applicants will be:

  • Post-secondary education in marketing, communications, public relations, fundraising, or equivalent work experience; 
  • 3 years' experience in either direct response (especially marking the program), fundraising, financial advising, marketing, or corporate sales with a proven track record of actualized gifts / revenue generation; 
  • Volunteer management experience;
  • Raiser’s Edge experience is an asset;
  • Donor/client database experience essential;
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office Suites and Raiser’s Edge.
  • Excellent communicators, enthusiastic and motivated
  • Have a passion for the work of a well-respected health organization
  • Proud to work for and support the mission of CNIB
  • Able to work independently and be self-motivated
  • Able to easily build rapport with a diverse range of people
  • Confident in a fundraising interaction, and be proud to ask for support for CNIB
  • Committed and loyal (good work ethic)
  • Outgoing & confident, goal driven
  • Have a good sense of humour and be a team player
  • Resilient and determined

Training and Support:

  • Our training program is in the development stage. This position would play a role in the development of the program, the hiring of outreach campaigners, coaching and mentoring.

Work Hours:

  • Outreach campaign team leads are expected to work a 5-day week between Monday to Sunday (including at least 2 Saturdays per month).
  • Door campaigners work 5.5 hours in the winter months and 6 hours in the summer months.

Travel Teams:

  • One of the benefits of working as an Ontario Outreach Campaigner is the potential opportunity to work on our travel team program within Ontario. We send our best Outreach Campaigners on travel trips around Ontario.
  • These trips are not only a fun and convenient way to see Ontario, but we are certain offer an incentive to those who regularly meet targets.

Targets:

  • As an Outreach Campaigner for CNIB, you are expected to reach weekly targets for new regular monthly supporters recruited. The targets can be roughly translated to 2-3 new financial supporters recruited per day.
  • CNIB is a non-profit, charitable organization, so our fundraising provides a significant source of funds to ensure the organization can continue to do its important work.
  • The more financial supporters our Outreach team can recruit, the greater the difference we can make with well-funded campaigns.

Experience and Education:

  • Post-secondary education in marketing, communications, public relations, fundraising, or equivalent work experience;
  • 3 years' experience in either direct response, fundraising, financial advising, marketing, or corporate sales with a proven track record of actualized gifts / revenue generation;
  • Volunteer management experience;
  • Raiser’s Edge experience is an asset;
  • Donor/client database experience essential;
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office Suites and Raiser’s Edge.

Closing Date for Applications:  August 12, 2017

Please Send the Application To: resumes@cnib.ca and quote the job title in the subject line

Please send cover letter and resume, and mention how you learned of this position.

CNIB strives to establish and maintain an inclusive workplace and believes that the diversity of our workforce is an invaluable asset. CNIB is committed to following recruitment and selection practices based on merit, transparency, accessibility and inclusion ensuring that all candidates are given a fair opportunity for employment with CNIB.

To help ensure that this commitment is met, CNIB is committed to working with all candidates that require an accommodation. If you require an accommodation, please state in your cover letter what accommodation you require and CNIB will work with you to meet your needs at every stage of the recruitment and selection process.

We thank all applicants for their interest in CNIB, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.