Peer-to-Peer Fundraising and Community Engagement Manager

Dec 01, 2018
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Early Career

Peer-to-Peer Fundraising and Community Engagement Manager

If you are looking to make a real difference in the lives of more than 300,000 Canadians living with type 1 diabetes (T1D), then we are the organization for you! As a Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) employee, you will join a global leader in the search for an end to T1D. At JDRF, we realize that a cure is not just a destination but a journey. Our goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives. JDRF is the largest charitable supporter of T1D research working towards treating, preventing and eventually curing T1D.

We’re currently searching for a passionate Fundraising and Community Engagement Manager to lead JDRF’s peer-to-peer fundraising programs. This is a temporary full-time contract position in the Winnipeg area running until August 2019. As an integral part of the JDRF team, you would be responsible for driving peer-to-peer fundraising activity for the Walk to Cure Diabetes, the JDRF Revolution Ride for Diabetes Research and other JDRF events. You would be focused on acquisition, fundraising and retention strategies to increase participation and peer-to-peer fundraising results. You would also oversee community engagement activity for the region, leading efforts to recruit new supporters and build stronger relationships

Key accountabilities will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Manage the peer-to-peer actions strategy in collaboration with key participants (companies, organizations, families and individuals), ensuring teams’ actions are in line with overall best practices for peer-to-peer fundraising
  • Manage a portfolio of top fundraisers by inspiring, motivating and stewarding them through the campaign
  • Proactively identify new ways to improve participation and peer-to-peer fundraising results
  • Recruit, inspire and motivate event committee volunteers for the JDRF Walk and Ride
  • Work in partnership with the National Peer-to-Peer Fundraising team to execute a comprehensive peer-to-peer fundraising program
  • In collaboration with community engagement team members, ensure constituents are moved through the pipeline, deepening the level of engagement over time
  • Collaborate closely with the corporate engagement and event experience teams to achieve the overall event objectives


Does this sound like the opportunity for you? If you have the following qualifications, we’d love to hear from you!

  • 5-6 years of progressive fundraising experience, including experience working on peer-to-peer fundraising events,  managing volunteer activities and managing revenue targets
  • University or College degree in Business Management, Fundraising or related discipline
  • Strong project management skills, and the ability to act on, implement and make sound decisions
  • A positive attitude and strong communication skills (written and verbal) in order to successfully interact with internal team members,  as well as externally with donors and leadership volunteers
  • Self-motivated, goal-oriented, personable and service-oriented
  • Ability to proactively monitor and adjust activities to respond to changing circumstances and priorities to meet goals, proactively addressing issues as they arise and mitigating risks associated to events
  • Ability to work within a tight timeline and prioritize in a fast-paced dynamic environment
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office, experience with a CRM; experience working with peer-to-peer fundraising software is  also an asset
  • Some flexibility to travel throughout the region (15%) and to attend evening and weekend events
  • Must have a valid driver’s license; access to a vehicle is an asset.


This is a full-time contract position running until the end of August 2019


Sound like the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? Submit your application today!


JDRF is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. A request for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process.

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