Posted On: 2019-08-29
Closing On: 2019-09-12
Location: Toronto
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Intermediate

Job Description

As Canada’s largest national health charity, we fund the most promising cancer research, champion cancer prevention efforts and deliver programs and services that benefit Canadians affected by cancer. Join us and you can work with passionate and committed individuals from coast to coast who are working towards a world where no Canadian fears cancer.

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Reporting to the Senior Manager, Signature & Special Events, the Fundraising Coordinator works on all fundraising elements of the CIBC Run for the Cure Run, Relay for Life and other special events with a focus on the Ontario region. The Coordinator will also be assigned specific event sites and projects to lead that will support revenue development. Strong relationship development skills, organizational and project management skills, and exceptional communication skills are key elements to this role.

In collaboration with the Senior Manager execute an annual fundraising plan to align with revenue objectives for the CIBC Run for the Cure, Relay for Life and other special event fundraisers within the Ontario Region. 

• Maintain a portfolio of key accounts (participants and team captains) with established retention goals; ensure maximization of networking, cultivation and stewardship opportunities, and that all stakeholders receive correspondence, required support, and updates in a timely and professional manner that meets their individual needs
• In conjunction with Senior Manager, plan, develop, and oversee the implementation of individual strategies for these relationships. This includes working closely with volunteer leadership, Senior Management and the Development team to coordinate strategies. 
• Actively manage a portfolio of 100-150 prospective fundraisers and sponsors.
• Provide support and strategic direction to multiple leadership volunteers. This includes creating and implementing fundraising strategies, providing training, and attending organizing committee meetings on a regular basis.
• Contribute to the annual CIBC Run for the Cure training program for our volunteer committee including online and self-directed training modules.
• Work collaboratively and maintain a positive working environment with all internal stakeholders. Participate in additional events managed by other departments as needed.
• Utilize the orgaanization’s database and systems as directed to manage relationships, accurately record interactions, and run reports for planning and executional purposes.
• Works in compliance with the provisions of the Occupational Health & Safety Act and its regulations.
• Other duties as assigned. 


• Post-secondary education in a related discipline, or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
• Experience working with volunteer committees.
• Exceptional interpersonal skills and professional presence necessary to interact with participants, team captains, donors, sponsors.
• Excellent problem solving skills, business acumen, strategic aptitude, and sound judgment.
• Exceptional communications and relationship development skills.
• Exceptional time/project management skills.
• Proficiency in MS Office (Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook).
• Experience in a complex, diverse, not-for-profit organization an asset.
• Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle. 


CCS offers meaningful opportunities to make an impact in the fight against cancer. We are committed to fostering a culture that is inspiring, supportive and exemplifies our core values: CARING COURAGE INTEGRITY PROGRESSIVE.

In return for your skills and dedication, we offer an attractive compensation package that encompasses a competitive salary, excellent benefits and the opportunity to have a rewarding employment experience where your contributions can make a true difference every day. 


Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume, cover letter and salary expectations through the following careers page by September 12, 2019.

The Canadian Cancer Society is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. CCS will make available reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities upon request.

We thank all candidates for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please note that in keeping with the mandate of the Canadian Cancer Society to model and promote healthy lifestyles, employees are not permitted to smoke in or about Society premises or while carrying out CCS business.