Donor Relations and Administrative Assistant - BLIND BEGINNINGS SOCIETY

May 14, 2021
New Westminster, British Columbia

Blind Beginnings is a charitable organization whose mission is to inspire and support children and youth who are blind or partially sighted, and their families, providing diverse programs, experiences, counselling and peer support, and opportunities for them to create fulfilling lives.  We envision a world where seeing things differently inspires limitless possibilities. For more information on Blind Beginnings visit

Blind Beginnings strives to incorporate the following values in the work we do:

  • Build a diverse and inclusive community
  • Value and respect all abilities
  • Lead by example
  • Empower through growth and learning
  • Challenge the limits of possibility
  • Adapt and persevere

Position Title: Donor Relations & Administrative Assistant

Salary Range: $39,000 - $42,000 depending on experience (Full time 35 hours per week) plus benefits

Start Date: June 14, 2021

Term: Permanent

Location: Office is based in New Westminster, a combination of in office and working from home (Covid-19 restrictions dependent)

Closing date: May 14, 2021


We are searching for a detail oriented, proactive and collaborative individual to join our small but mighty team to assist the Director of Operations with donations management, donor recognition and general administrative assistance. The person in this role will participate on our Fundraising Committee to assist with planning events such as our annual Gala.  

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Support fundraising initiatives
  • Gift processing in Donorperfect
  • Thank and recognizing donors following the guidelines in our Donor Stewardship Plan
  • Assist with charitable tax receipting
  • Attend Fundraising Committee meetings and take minutes
  • Assist with organizing auctions and raffles including requesting donations
  • Participate in weekly staff meeting and take minutes
  • General financial administrative support such as preparing bank deposits, reconciling credit card charges and coding expenses
  • File management
  • Data entry and other general administrative tasks as required

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma, or combination of relevant work experience and education in fundraising, fund development, business administration or related field
  • 1-3 years of relevant work experience
  • Highly organized and self-directed
  • Tech savvy with proficient computer skills in Word, Excel, databases, and G-Suite
  • Experience with Donorperfect or other donor management software is an asset
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills both verbal and written
  • Ability to perform assigned tasks within a reasonable time frame and meet deadlines as required
  • Desire to collaborate with colleagues and contribute to building a positive work environment
  • Ability to handle interruptions and perform multiple tasks as delegated with the flexibility to easily accept changing priorities
  • Able to follow established procedures and to use initiative and judgment as required
  • Good judgement and discretion to handle personal and confidential information
  • Experience and comfort interacting with individuals with a disability
  • Must provide a clear Criminal Record Check – Vulnerable Sector

Blind Beginnings is committed to having our staff team, board and volunteers reflect the diversity of the community we serve. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates and we encourage applications from persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, and people of all sexual orientations and genders. 

Please send applications to:

Please submit your resume and cover letter responding to the following question: Why is it important to you to support young people who are blind or partially sighted? We thank all applicants for your interest.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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