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Bilingual Area Coordinator

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Reports to:    Area Manager, Ottawa
Department:    Community Engagement


The Community Engagement department is responsible for the development and delivery of the Foundation's fundraising programs and for the execution of health promotion programs province wide. The role of the Area Coordinator is to support the Area Manager in the effective delivery of the Heart and Stroke Foundation's community based fundraising and health promotion initiatives through the coordinated efforts of staff and volunteer resources.

In addition the role is responsible to:

    Develop and maintain strong volunteer partnerships,
    Develop, maintain, and enhance prospect development and strong community and business relationships.

Key Accountabilities:

Business Management Accountabilities:

    Meet approved annual fundraising goals by supporting the execution of various fund-raising programs. Meet approved annual fundraising goals by supporting the execution of various fund-raising programs that may include Jump Rope for Heart, Heart & Stroke Big Bike, Special Events, Fit for Heart, Third Party events and/or executing the Heart Month (Person to Person) Campaign fundraising program.
    Work with the Area Manager to develop appropriate implementation of plans for event maximization and execution that will include corporate health presentations, captain and team kick off events, orientation of captains and volunteers, customer service and event day execution.
    Promote Heart and Strokes image and mission as an authoritative voice through information delivery and acting as a community resource.
    Work with the Area Office team to ensure relationships are managed seamlessly

People Management Accountabilities:

    Recruit, develop and manage an appropriate mix of volunteers
    Build, manage and sustain the internal business relationships necessary to support and meet fundraising goals.
    Build and maintain positive volunteer partnerships in support of the effective execution of the programs.

Business Development Accountabilities:

    Assist Area Manager in identifying and developing operational plans and tactics for growing community presence, fundraising and business relationships,
    Assist Area Manager in developing plans and tactics for strengthening volunteer structures including meetings etc.
    Support Provincial Office in the development and implementation of new initiatives.

    Accountability Dimensions:
        Supporting the geographic region of Ottawa/Outaouais that includes:
        Fundraising revenue: Approx. $400,000
        Relationships: Multiple stakeholders, community event organizers, leadership volunteers, committee members
        Competitive Challenge: Complex bilingual environment. Mix of urban and rural geography
        Some driving is expected.
        Heavy lifting might be required at times.

    Knowledge Requirements:
        Minimum education – College/University certificate/diploma;
        2-3 years fundraising/sales experience
        Experience in sales and/or marketing, and/or not-for profit industry.
        Goal setting and achievement orientated;
        Strong relationship building and communication skills
        Comfortable with public speaking/speaking in front of large groups and engaging the public;
        Highly organized with strong attention to detail
        Demonstrated flexibility to adapt to changing priorities
        Proficient PC skills with MS Office and Windows 7; superior Excel skills
        During peak periods evening and weekend hours are required
        Access to own vehicle and ability to travel in defined territory:
        Must be bilingual
        Sales background an asset
        Ability to juggle several roles; multi-tasking.


    Please forward your cover letter and resume to: resumes@hsf.on.ca

    Please include the exact job title, including location, in the subject line of your email.

    Candidates from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. This job opportunity may remain posted until the position is filled.

    We are committed to fostering an inclusive, barrier-free and accessible environment. If you have been contacted for an interview and require an accommodation due to disability to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise us and we will work with you to meet your needs.

    We thank all applicants for their interest in this position however we will only be contacting those selected for interviews.


Employer Company: 
Heart & Stroke Foundation

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