Saturday, May 7, 2011

Office Coordinator (Montreal, USA)

A World of Dreams Foundation Canada is a non-profit organization that makes dreams happen for children who are diagnosed with terminal, critical and chronic illnesses across Canada. Since 1987 the Foundation has helped children suffering from illnesses such as heart conditions, severe burns, blindness, deafness, or chronic illnesses like muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy.

A World of Dreams Foundation Canada is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic and determined coordinator. We are looking for an exceptional candidate to help us take our next steps into the future.

Working with a dedicated Board, the Coordinator will play an important role in maintaining and expanding the Foundation’s operations. They will encourage strategic directions, provide inspiration and vision for the organization, and support the Board of Directors.

The ideal candidate will have post-secondary education, a strong background fundraising, brand awareness and event planning. They will also have experience and a demonstrated track-record building networks, fostering organizational growth and attracting new funding, and working collaboratively with partners, Board and staff.

Responsibilities:

• Build strong relationships and partnerships with sponsors and other community organizations
• Develop, implement and maintain communications initiatives aligned to the organizational objectives
• Source, investigate and solicit potential donors and fundraising partners
• Plan, implement and manage all aspects of events with the Board of Directors
• Responsible for all aspects of dreams from first contact with families to the fulfillment of the dream, including contact with the child’s physician
• All bookkeeping, including incoming cheques, the paying of bills, data entry of incoming monies and outgoing cheques, monthly reconciliation of bank account, donation receipts, etc.
• Oversee and maintained day-to-day operations of the Foundation
• Other responsibilities as required

Qualifications:

• University degree and/or fundraising certification
• A minimum of three years of fundraising experience, including event management
• Volunteer management experience
• Demonstrated experience securing sponsorships/donations and managing sponsor/donor relations
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office and QuickBooks
• Bilingual (English/French); written and oral
• Flexibility to work some overtime and week-ends when the need arises;
• Valid Drivers’ License;
• Strong sense of organization, initiative, follow-up and an ability to work independently are essential for success in this position

Please send Cover Letter and CV to info (at) awdreams.com.
Only experienced applicants will be contacted.
Thanks.

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