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Coordinator, Community Engagement

Location: Winnipeg, MB
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Coordinator, Community Engagement (Winnipeg)


Grow your career while making an impact at Diabetes Canada!


Today, 11 million Canadians live with diabetes or pre-diabetes.  Current growth rates mean that young people at age 20 face a 1 in 2 lifetime risk of developing the condition. To stem the tide of this epidemic, Diabetes Canada is raising its sights to deliver impact at a population level by advocating for healthy public policy, driving exceptional diabetes care, promoting research towards a cure, and enhancing our digital delivery consistent with the needs of those we serve today and the desires of our donors. 


About the Coordinator, Community Engagement Role


Are your excited about taking your career in fund raising to the next level?   Are you tenacious and willing to work in both a team and independent environment?  Do you like having fun while also making a difference?  Then this fast-paced position might be the right fit and next step


This role is responsible for fundraising through the coordination, execution and delivery of events and programs at the local level, ensuring that these meets or exceed revenue targets.  This includes working in a collaborative team-based approach on national campaigns, community event sponsorships (golf, gala, mission based), third party-initiated campaigns and local community-based events. This role reports to the Manager, Community Engagement and is based in our Winnipeg Regional Leadership Centre.


Highlights of the role include:


Fundraising/Revenue Generation:

  • Through a dedicated and progressive team, the individual will work towards annual fundraising goals by coordinating and executing various fundraising events and programs in alignment with regional and national plans
  • Leverage and grow partnership opportunities and fund-raising results through existing relationships, cold calling, networking, and working with other regional staff and teams.
  • Identify and maximize event revenue generation opportunities through creative avenues such as sponsorship, ticket sales, silent auctions Solicit sponsorship goals up to $5,000 for events such as golf, gala, third party and mission driven programs


Corporate/Community Engagement and Networking:

  • Solicit, leverage and engage volunteers to support, initiate and facilitate events
  • Source and cultivate strategic partnerships with third party organizations to host fundraising events and programs with proceeds benefiting Diabetes Canada
  • Engage, network and support third party events through sharing of resources, tools and best practices with internal and external teams


Event Management:

  • Leverage your creative side and event expertise in collaborating with the regional and national teams to identify fundraising events
  • Develop implementation plans to maximize outcomes and execute at the local level
  • Using time tested resources, you will evaluate return on investment and implement improvements to achieve higher impact and return at future events
  • Anticipate and plan for future events, trends, problems and opportunities
  • Explore existing community initiatives as potential opportunities


About You:

As the successful candidate for the role, you are/have:

  • Post-secondary education, preferably in business, project management, fundraising, and/or marketing, or other relevant transferable experiences
  • 2 – 3 years in work experience in non-profit, fundraising, sales, event coordination, and/or marketing
  • People and volunteer management experience is an asset
  • Must have a car and valid Driver’s license
  • Strong communication skills
  • Achievement-oriented goal-setter, must be flexible and responsive
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail
  • Collaborative relationship-builder
  • Computer proficiency (word, excel and Microsoft Outlook)



What Diabetes Canada Can Offer You:

  • A meaningful role in an organization that is making a direct impact on the fight to #EndDiabetes
  • A rewarding career for you – see our Employee Value Proposition
  • Be a member of a high-performing team with highly skilled colleagues
  • Competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits
  • Flexibility


About the Application Process:


  • Must be legally eligible to work in Canada and, where applicable, must have a valid work permit or study permit that allows the candidate to fulfill the requirements of the role.
  • We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, and value a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.
  • We are committed to accommodating people with disabilities as part of our hiring process.  If you have special requirements, please advise us during the recruitment process.
  • We thank all interested applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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