Sponsorship Coordinator (Fundraising Specialist) - Employ to Empower Foundation
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
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.
-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.
-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