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Community Development Coordinator

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Reports to:    Area Manager
Department: Community Engagement
Location:    Victoria, BC
Status:    Permanent; Full-time
The Heart and Stroke Foundation

Life. We don’t want you to miss it.™ Saving moments. Funding breakthroughs. Saving lives.™

That’s why Heart & Stroke leads the fight against heart disease and stroke. Powered by donors and volunteers, we fund life-saving research and help Canadians lead healthier lives.

Heart & Stroke is a health charity active in communities across the country. We are sustained by the commitment and generosity of more than 100,000 volunteers and more than 1.4 million donors.
The Opportunity

We are seeking an adaptable, organized, and driven professional for the role of Community Development Coordinator in our Victoria Office. The role of the Community Development Coordinator is to assist the Area Manager in the effective delivery of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada’s community based fundraising and health promotion initiatives through the coordinated efforts of staff and volunteer resources. In addition the role is responsible for:

    Increasing the profile of the Foundation as the authoritative voice on heart disease and stroke
    Developing and maintaining strong volunteer partnerships
    Developing, maintaining, and enhancing strong business relationships

Key Accountabilities

Business Management

    Meet approved annual fundraising goals by supporting the execution of fund-raising programs that may include Jump Rope for Heart, Heart & Stroke Big Bike, Third Party events, and the Heart Month (Person to Person) Campaign fundraising program
    Work with Area Manager to develop appropriate implementation of plans for event maximization and execution that will include corporate health presentations, captain and team kick off events, orientation of captains and volunteers, customer service, and event day execution
    Promote H&S’s image and mission as authoritative voice through Foundation information delivery
    Work with the Area Office team to ensure relationships are managed seamlessly

People Management

    Recruit, develop, and manage an appropriate mix of volunteers
    Build, manage, and sustain the internal business relationships necessary to support the Foundation
    Build and maintain positive volunteer partnerships in support of the effective execution of the programs

Business Development

    Assist Area Manager in identifying and developing operational plans and tactics for growing community presence, fundraising, and business relationships
    Assist Area Manager in developing plans and tactics for strengthening volunteer structures, including meetings, etc.
    Support the Victoria Office in the development and implementation of new initiatives


    2-3 years fundraising/sales experience with a proven track record of successful business development and sales development
    Experience in sales and/or marketing, and/or not-for profit industry, and/or health promotion
    Minimum education: College/University certificate/diploma
    Goal setting and achievement orientated
    Strong relationship building and communication skills
    Highly organized with strong attention to detail
    People management experience an asset
    Strong public speaking skills
    Proficient PC skills with MS Office and Windows 7; superior Excel skills
    During peak periods, evening and weekend hours are required
    Access to own vehicle and ability to travel throughout region


If you have the qualifications and share our passion for our mission, we invite you to forward your resume and cover letter to careers@hsf.ab.ca immediately. Please include the reference number CDCFT2017VIC  and your name (first and last) in the email subject. This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. We thank all applicants for their interest however, due to volume, we can only contact those selected for interviews.

We offer comprehensive benefits including pension, dental and medical coverage.

Candidates from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. We are committed to fostering an inclusive, barrier-free and accessible environment. If you have been contacted for an interview and require an accommodation due to disability to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Learn more and get involved with Heart and Stroke at www.heartandstroke.ca

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