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Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division

Oakville, Ontario
Deadline October 2, 2011

Every three minutes, another Canadian in faced with fighting cancer. Join the Canadian Cancer Society’s fight against cancer by helping us do everything we can to prevent cancer, save lives and support those living with cancer. You’ll be part of a passionate team determined to change lives and make a difference in the cancer fight.

Volunteer Engagement Coordinator (Oakville, ON)
Contract Ending September 2012, Full-time

Job Purpose

Under the direction of the Manager, the Volunteer Engagement Coordinator is responsible to coordinate the Society’s volunteer program at the local level.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate all areas of the volunteer cycle (including recruitment, screening, orientation, placement, training, recognition and evaluation)
  • Develop and implement work plans to achieve priorities with input from unit staff and leadership volunteers identifying strategies, sources and timelines.
  • Identify and pursue potential volunteer recruitment opportunities within the community, including in diverse communities
  • Assist with volunteer recruitment for unit fundraising events
  • Help ensure volunteer records are up-to-date and accurate through data entry or by training others in data entry (while adhering to confidentiality and privacy policies)
  • Lead staff and volunteers in the planning of volunteer appreciation events and facilitate and encourage participation in the awards nomination process
  • Liaise with appropriate unit/region staff as well as external stakeholders/organizations regarding volunteer engagement topics
  • Maximize the use of existing Society volunteer engagement tools and resources
  • Provide regular progress updates and identify successes, issues and challenges
  • Other projects/duties as assigned

Health and Safety Responsibilities

  • Works in compliance with the provisions of The Occupational Health & Safety Act and its regulations
  • Reviews and complies with the Health and Safety Policy


  • Solid understanding of volunteer engagement practices obtained through volunteer management certificate or related post-secondary education; or the equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 2 years of experience working with volunteers; preferably in a multi-level organization
  • Ability to develop and maintain new and existing relationships with volunteers, staff and corporate partners through oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be highly motivated and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment on various tasks simultaneously
  • Demonstrated experience in problem solving and good judgement
  • Experience working with groups and delivering presentations
  • Demonstrated time-management and organizational skills.  Flexibility with changing priorities and ability to remain focused to meet targeted timelines
  • Proficient in MS Office (Outlook/Word/Excel) and experience working with databases and mass e-mail
  • Positive attitude; ability to take responsibility and be accountable; ability to deal with change in the workplace and be innovative; respect for others
  • Valid driver’s licence and access to a vehicle
  • A Criminal Records Check is required
  • Knowledge of Canadian Cancer Society policies and procedures would be an asset
  • Non-smoker

Indirect Reports

  • Volunteers – provides direction and guidance on a regular basis

In return for your contributions, we offer a very attractive compensation package, which encompasses a salary starting in the low 40K range and the chance to work in a supportive and progressive environment. Qualified non-smokers are invited to send their resume and cover letter, quoting job# OHPE 172, by October 2, 2011, to:

Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division
Human Resources Department
55 St. Clair Ave West
Toronto, Ontario M4V 2Y7  

We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

For more information about how you can join the fight against cancer and become a member of our dynamic team, please visit our website at and visit the Careers section, found under About Us.

The Canadian Cancer Society provides equal opportunity in employment and encourages applications from all qualified persons.