Special Olympics British Columbia

Job Opportunities

Now hiring: Fundraising and Communications Coordinator

Special Olympics BC has an immediate opening for an innovative and enthusiastic Fundraising and Communications Coordinator. Reporting to the Vice President, Fund Development and Communications, the successful candidate will have strong administrative and writing skills.

Special Olympics BC’s mission is to provide individuals with intellectual disabilities opportunities to enrich their lives and celebrate personal achievement through positive sport experiences.In 1968, Eunice Kennedy Shriver knew in her heart that giving people with disabilities the chance to participate in sport could transform their feelings about themselves—building confidence, restoring pride and opening a door to a more hopeful future.  Her fledgling idea has grown into the Special Olympics movement that has had a powerful transformative impact on societies and lives around the globe. Today, Special Olympics BC is proud to offer year-round programs in 18 sports that further the vision of Eunice Kennedy Shriver by increasing the health, self-esteem and skills of every athlete who steps up to the plate in Special Olympics programs.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist in securing, strengthening, and growing broad financial support in all areas of giving.
  • Research and develop grant applications.
  • Provide administrative support to the fundraising team, and our primary funding partners.
  • Support fundraising events in areas such as live and silent auction solicitation, and recruiting and scheduling volunteers and athletes for fundraising events.
  • Manage and provide administrative support to third-party fundraising projects.
  • Provide support to the communications team.
  • Develop and make presentations to service clubs and community groups to recruit volunteers, participants, and sponsors.
  • Provide website maintenance and social media support.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing abilities, including ability to draft compelling and persuasive correspondence to donors and prospects.
  • Experience in fundraising, conducting special events, and managing volunteers an asset.
  • Experience with social media and website writing an asset.
  • Proficiency with MS Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Facility with Adobe Creative Suite programs an asset.  
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings as needed.
  • Understanding of the challenges faced by volunteers, while remaining focused on the goals for program delivery.
  • Positive and keen attitude towards working with individuals who have intellectual disabilities.
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license.

Candidates are invited to send their resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to chadley@specialolympics.bc.ca. This position will be filled as soon as a suitable applicant is found so please reply promptly. Please note: applicants must state salary expectations in order to be considered.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contactedNo phone calls please.

 

Volunteer opportunities

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