Hydrocephalus Canada is Hiring

 

April 2021 – We currently have two 12 month contract positions open. APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 7, 2021

1) Director of Development (Fundraising) – 12 Month Contract

Summary
Hydrocephalus Canada is recruiting a seasoned fundraising professional to identify and implement alternative revenue generating channels, mentor staff and volunteers and spearhead a new culture for fund development. This is a part-time (13.5 hours per week) 1 year contract position.

Description
Hydrocephalus Canada is the voice of Canadians living with hydrocephalus and/or spina bifida. Our core purpose is to empower those impacted by these complex neurological conditions to experience their best life possible by bridging research, awareness and innovation with advocacy, education and support.

HC, a small but dynamic charity, is seeking a Director of Development to lead the evolution of fundraising activities for success in the current climate and beyond. The ideal candidate will be well-versed in the latest fundraising trends and technology and dedicated to implementing fund development initiatives in a virtual environment.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • In consultation with Board of Directors and key staff:
  • Reimagine and implement a fundraising plan and timetable for the current climate, considering the need for diversification of revenue streams, over the medium to long term.
  • Develop new, innovative and/or alternative sources of revenue through exploration and identification of fundraising and financial technology resources, public/private partnerships and social enterprises.
  • Create a social media fundraising strategy and adapt existing fundraising activities for virtual engagement.
  • Develop and implement effective donor identification and solicitation strategies to renew  and increase donor giving levels and commitments.
  • Responsible for generating income through key projects and channels such as direct mail, digital correspondence and social media leads.
  • Prepare and submit funding proposals to foundations, corporations and private donors.
  • Develop and establish a stewardship program.
  • Create copy and communications, graphics and other resources related to the cultivation and retention of donors.
  • Coach, mentor and encourage HC Board members and staff to identify and engage their networks in support of fund development activities.
  • Oversee event planning and execution.
  • Recruit a part-time Development Associate to assist in the execution of the fundraising plan.
  • Prepare monthly status reports and ensure action items are followed up as needed.

Essential Competencies

    • 8+ years’ experience with integrated development planning, new business development, and proposal writing.
    • Philanthropic values and a commitment to service.
    • Up-to-date with industry and marketing trends and developments to champion innovation.
    • Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
    • Demonstrated experience managing donor and volunteer relationships.
    • Strong management and interpersonal skills and a positive attitude.
    • Creative and innovative thinker, proactive and solutions-oriented problem-solver.
    • Demonstrated ability to focus on results and effectively communicate goals and impact to supporters.
    • Motivated to work for the good of those impacted by hydrocephalus and spina bifida.
    • Proficiency in MS Office suite programs, CRM databases and social media tools.

Education and Association Preferences

    • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
    • CFRE credential preferred.
    • University degree related to philanthropy a plus.

 

Please submit your cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Only qualified applicants will be contacted for interviews.

 

2) Community Support Coordinator – 12 Month Contract

Summary
Hydrocephalus Canada (HC) is recruiting a service oriented professional to spearhead the adaptation and reimaging of programs and service delivery to meet the needs of the hydrocephalus and spina bifida community, now and in the future. This is a part-time (26 hours per week) 1 year contract position.

Description
Hydrocephalus Canada is the voice of Canadians living with hydrocephalus and/or spina bifida. Our core purpose is to empower those impacted by these complex neurological conditions to experience their best life possible by bridging research, awareness and innovation with advocacy, education and support.

HC a small, but dynamic charity, is seeking a self-motivated, enthusiastic and strategic-minded individual to develop and manage the Community Connections Ontario Program. The ideal candidate is passionate about supporting the HC community and will lead the reimaging of a virtually based experience.  

Responsibilities & Accountabilities

    • Provide exemplary service through emails, telephone and virtually, to assist individuals and family members to participate in the Community Connections Ontario Program. 
    • Lead support meetings for youth, adults, parents/caregivers on a virtual platform.
    • Provide training and support on the use of virtual technology to the community.
    • Reimagine, develop and launch new online support/social programs, educational initiatives, health focused seminars/activities and community building programs.
    • Responsible for selecting topics, identifying and securing speakers, presenters or instructors for virtual event programs.
    • Create and administer a needs analysis survey and develop feedback materials and mechanisms to properly evaluate new programs, focusing on participation, efficacy and satisfaction.
    • Identify volunteers and group leaders who can facilitate support activities to ensure sustainability of the Community Connections Ontario Program.
    • Identify technology needs and manage technology resources for virtual programming.
    • Coordinate speaker, staff and volunteer schedules, create graphics and marketing materials, develop registration pages, schedule technology tests and facilitate all meetings and webinars.
    • In collaboration with staff, develop marketing materials for Community Connections Ontario Program components and identify channels for print and online distribution (i.e., social media graphics)
    • Engage networks and build followers via all social media channels.
    • Prepare monthly status reports and ensure action items are followed up as needed.  
    • Liaise with the Director, Programs & Information to assist with other activities as required.

Essential Competencies

    • A self-starter with exemplary interpersonal, customer service and communication skills.
    • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the non-profit sector in program development and execution and event coordination.
    • Creative and innovative thinker.
    • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships, both internally and externally.
    • Strong time management and organizational skills and effective at managing multiple priorities.
    • Demonstrates sound judgement, discretion, tact, courtesy and patience.
    • Proficient in social media platforms and experience with virtual technology including Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Teams, Excel, Word, Canva, PowerPoint, Mail Chimp, Survey Monkey, Word Press and CRM database.
    • Completion of a post-secondary education in Education, Social Work, Social Justice, or a related field, or a combination of relevant education, training and experience.
    • Volunteer coordination or management experience is an asset.
    • Knowledge or personal connection to hydrocephalus and/or spina bifida is an asset.
    • Ability to work flexible hours as required, including some evening and weekend.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to [email protected]

 

Only qualified applicants will be contacted for interviews.

HC strives to foster a workplace that reflects the diversity of the community it serves and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates. HC is also committed to developing an inclusive, barrier-free selection process and work environment. Please advise if you require any accommodation measures to ensure you will be interviewed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation requests will be treated with confidentiality.