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Coordinator, Community Fundraising

Heart & Stroke is a special type of organization. We’re a foundation, a place that values championing health and has a bias for action as we tackle heart disease and stroke.  Our mission is to promote health, save lives and enhance recovery.


Who we need

Our bold, dynamic and passionate Community Engagement field teams are responsible for driving significant revenue growth through the community based fundraising programs while developing a strong volunteer network and community relationships.  The team plays a significant role at the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC) in raising the funds that enable the Foundation to deliver its critical mission and reduce the impact of heart disease and stroke.


The role of the Coordinator, Community Fundraising is to assist the Manager, Community Fundraising in the effective delivery of the Heart and Stroke’s community-based fundraising initiatives through the coordinated efforts of staff and volunteer resources.


In this role you will:

  • Promote Heart & Stroke’s (H&S) mission, and invite others to become involved with our foundation in a way that is meaningful to them
  • Develop, maintain, engage, recognize and grow volunteer partnerships and community supporter relationships
  • Execute H&S fundraising programs with excellence and in alignment with our organizational values
  • Coordinate and execute community based fundraising activities by stewarding and building relationships within the community.

What’s in it for you? Heart.
Hear the stories. From the 8-year-old boy who recognized the signs of a stroke in his father shortly after a Jump Rope for Heart kick-off session at his school to the tearful thank you of a parent whose child has a future thanks to research we funded. You will know that your work has meaning. You will experience deep personal satisfaction as you lead your fundraising teams to success.

Every dollar counts. Every volunteer is vital. Every relationship is valued. You will feel the impact of your efforts as you grow and nurture corporate relationships and bring in the donations we need to continue to educate Canadians and fund research - including research that will close the gap in women’s heart and brain health.

Amazement. That feeling you get at the end of every day you are part of our team making a tangible impact on the well-being of your family, your friends, your community. You will be part of a foundation that worked to reduce trans fats in the food supply, place AEDs in communities across the country and control the marketing of tobacco.

Rewards. With an impressive benefits package including pension, a competitive salary and flexible hours, you will be well compensated for your efforts and commitment. As part of a fun, dedicated team with a supportive culture, you will build internal relationships, sharing ideas, learning and mentoring each other.

Timing. Now is the time to make a career move into a foundation to do meaningful work every day.

Who you are
Whether you are working with another non-profit in fund development; sales, or relationship management at a corporation - you are someone driven by the need to work for a place with purpose. You want to grow your career in the non-profit sector working at the grassroots level with big businesses and individual volunteers to meet and exceed fundraising targets. You can see the big picture and break it down into details to solve problems proactively and push your donation goals forward. You have the spirit and the hustle to drive donations through the coordination of dozens of events; customizing your approach throughout the region to ensure community engagement.

how you will make an impact everyday: 

  • Foster a community of engagement. You will ensure the continued growth and success of fundraising initiatives. You will:
    • Actively participate in local networking and health-related events that enhance Heart & Stroke’s community presence.
    • Create an exceptional experience and positive interactions with business leaders and supporters; volunteers and organizers; participants; donors; and partners.
    • Train and work alongside an appropriate mix of volunteers to support fundraising and community engagement activities.
    • Collaborate with the manager to strengthen the volunteer pipeline.
    • Build, manage and sustain the internal business relationships necessary to support achievement of fundraising goals.
  • Generate revenue through coordinated fundraising activities. You will meet approved annual fundraising goals by planning and executing Hockey Heroes Weekend and My Own Fundraiser Fundraising events.  
  • Nurture relationships. You will recognize, encourage and reach out to established supporters. You will proactively approach businesses in Saskatoon community with the goal of acquiring new local corporate participation, sponsorship, and donations.
  • Collaborate. You will work closely with the Manager, Community Fundraising and program team to manage a promotion and communications plan for each event. You will deliver a variety of presentations and participate in networking events.
  • Champion success. You will support and inspire event organizers, participants and volunteers to be successful in their desire to support Heart & Stroke. You will assist teams and individuals with online fundraising.
  • Troubleshoot. You will anticipate program participant needs and proactively search for solutions to ensure participant expectations are met or exceeded.
  • Track and report. You will monitor program statistics, analyze the results and work with your manager to plan and influence fundraising results and relationships. You will prepare weekly status summaries and reports for review with the Manager, Community Fundraising.

What you bring

  • The education. You have a university degree or college diploma with a combination of relevant experience.
  • The experience. You have 3+ years in fundraising, event coordination, sales and marketing, and/or account management. You know how to increase volunteer engagement and work with diverse stakeholders.
  • The relationship building expertise. You can gain the trust of high-value sponsors and donors as well as individual contributors, deepening existing and growing new relationships. You can inspire action, build momentum and encourage participation.
  • The communication skills. You can effectively promote opportunities and partnerships through excellent public speaking, presentations and face-to-face networking. You have outstanding written and verbal skills.
  • The ownership. You are proactive, goal-oriented and creatively resourceful.
  • The adaptability. You are comfortable working independently as part of a fast-paced, ever-changing environment. You can manage a demanding schedule and prioritize responsibilities.
  • The technical abilities. You are proficient with MS Office. Experience working with spreadsheets, Salesforce, a CRM database, and online fundraising platforms would be an asset.
  • The flexibility. You can lead, participate in and support evening and weekend community events. You understand late or extra hours are often needed.
  • You have a valid driver’s license, access to a vehicle and the ability to travel throughout your geographic area.
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