Sponsorship Coordinator (Fundraising Specialist) - Employ to Empower Foundation

Nov 05, 2020
Vancouver, British Columbia

Reporting To: Christina Wong, Executive Director

Location: Vancouver (or able to commute to Vancouver when needed)

Desired Start Date: Sept 2020 (Minimum 1-year commitment)

Commitment: 8-10 hours/week (including two 1 hour meetings a week)

Position Type: Volunteer


Position Summary

The Sponsorship Coordinator (Fundraising Specialist) reports directly to the Executive Director and is responsible for the ideation and execution of a fundraising plan to reach our goal of $20,000. This position is open to creativity as you explore different partnership opportunities with potential long- or short-term donors, as well as formulate a concrete fundraising plan.


Key Responsibilities

-Ideate new fundraising opportunities and donor relations that will allow us to reach our fundraising goal of $20,000

-Work with Executive Director to contact and solidify the donation amount

-Work with Marketing Coordinator to share sponsors on our social media platforms and during the event

-Work with Community Outreach Coordinator and Executive Director to give thank you cards to sponsors in-person

-Working alongside the Advocacy team to create events that align with our mission: empowering the residents of the DTES with a Hand-up approach, providing a platform to share their strength and resilience, and educating the Vancouver community around the stigmas in the DTES.



-Results-oriented: Proven track record in obtaining corporate donors / sponsors for events up to $20,000.

-Knowledge: Strong understanding in creating compelling pitch decks, pitching and email marketing templates for all stakeholders (donation champions, donors, corporate sponsors, vendors)

-Proactivity - in searching for new partnerships, and helping the Executive Director reach the fundraising goal of $20,000

-Entrepreneurial and innovative: Seeks creative new opportunities that both align with our mission and add greater value to the organization and the community - purposeful, ethical, innovative

-Flexibility - able to adapt and pivot in times of uncertainty (for example COVID-19)

-Strong Organization Skills  - this includes time management, punctuality

-Diligence - completing tasks in a timely manner with great efficiency and effectiveness

-Effective and engaging communicator:  Passionate communicator, articulating the Employ to Empower message in a way that inspires others to act in service to the organization and the community.


Desired Qualities

-Compassionate and cares deeply for the DTES community

-2+ years of experience volunteering/working in the DTES

-1+ years of experience in sponsorship, marketing, or events planning

-Self-starter, curious by nature and keen appetite to learn new concepts/ideas out through research

-Strong interpersonal skills and high relational empathy

-Ability to prioritize, lead and balance multiple projects at once and meet goals

-Strong ability to tolerate chaos and thrive in it

-Immensely strong communication on email, phone, and text

-Demonstrates strong ability to communicate effectively both in writing and orally

-High degree of patience, compassion positivity and enthusiasm with an ability to exercise initiative, tact, and discretion

-Strong and confident leadership

-Ability to work as a team and individually



Must be enrolled in post-secondary education and have completed, or be in the process of completing, a degree related to Business, Marketing and/or Communications.


To apply follow the following link: https://forms.gle/RhGM2L2FeCPoHpaAA

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