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Fundraising Assistant, Canadian Cancer Society

Chatham, Ontario
Deadline March 6, 2015

Imagine working for an organization that exists to create a world where no Canadian has to fear cancer. At the Canadian Cancer Society, our teams include people just like you: dynamic, innovative, empowered, passionate and committed to creating real change.

As Canada’s largest national health charity and leader in the fight against cancer, the Canadian Cancer Society has had more impact in more communities than any other cancer charity:

  • We spearhead life-saving research. As the largest national charitable funder of cancer research in Canada, the Society has invested more than one billion dollars in research so far, and efforts have led to breakthroughs that revolutionize the way cancer is diagnosed, treated and prevented.
  • We empower people facing cancer with free information and support services for patients and their families. Since 1996 the Canadian Cancer Society Cancer Information Service has helped more than one million Canadians with their cancer-related questions.
  • We lead change for a healthier Ontario. The Canadian Cancer Society has been a forceful and persistent voice on the tobacco control front, and efforts have led to laws that prohibit smoking in public spaces and workplaces, ban cigarette displays and vending machines and help control contraband.

The Society also mobilizes a community of fighters – 60,000 volunteers in Ontario alone – to help deliver programs, organize fundraising events, push change through government and fuel prevention efforts.

All of this is made possible through our ground-breaking fundraising programs and campaigns such as Relay For Life and Daffodil Month, as well as the unwavering support of our corporate partners and donors.

Be part of our team and make the biggest difference in the fight against cancer as a:

Fundraising Assistant
Chatham, Ontario
Contract (1year), Part time (24 hours/week)
Reference #: OHPE 523

An Exciting Opportunity

Under the supervision of the Manager, the Fundraising Assistant will act as clerical and fundraising support to the Community Fundraising Specialist, related to their community fundraising inquiries, activities and events.   

Primary Responsibilities

Primary Functional Duties

  • Coordinate residential campaign and ResCan data
  • Assist Community Fundraising Specialist(s) with all fundraising events including, but not limited to, the Daffodil Campaign, Relay For Life, and other special events
  • Provides administrative support to the Community Fundraising Specialist, including adherence to financial compliance regulations and provincial operations practices
  • Records and prepares receipts for donations. Verifies receipts prepared by volunteers and students to ensure accuracy and identifies corrective action
  • Draft correspondence as needed to recruit/steward donors
  • Setting up and updating participant information into Convio database
  • Responsible for the coordination of records management for fundraising events
  • Assists with the collection, coordination and development of fundraising data and statistics and reports for fundraising events
  • Assists with orientation and facilitation of volunteers
  • Maintains inventory, collates, and prepares fundraising and event materials for distribution to communities and/or participants
  • Provides support for fundraising meetings within communities
  • Assists with volunteer and donor stewardship
  • Attends events as required
  • Other duties as assigned

Health and Safety Responsibilities

  • Work in compliance with the provisions of the Occupational Health & Safety Act and its regulations
  • Review and comply with the Canadian Cancer Society’s health & safety policy


  • Completion of related post-secondary education, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • One or more years’ experience in fundraising or accounting administrative support, preferably in a multi-level, non-profit  organization
  • Demonstrated success working in a team environment and also have the ability to work independently
  • Strong knowledge base of accounting procedures
  • Strong ability to problem solve and reach sound resolutions
  • Excellent interpersonal, customer service and communication skills
  • Highly motivated and organized with a strong attention to detail
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word/Excel) and databases
  • Fluently bilingual (English/French) would be considered an asset
  • Understanding of fundraising fundamentals would be considered an asset
  • Knowledge of Canadian Cancer Society policies and procedures would be considered an asset
  • A criminal records check is required
  • Access to a reliable vehicle for occasional travel within the local area
  • Non-smoker

Working Conditions

  • Office environment with occasional requirements to work outside of regular office hours
  • Intermittent evening and weekend work
  • Works outdoors and exposed to elements during key events
  • Works with confidential issues and data
  • Some travel required
  • Significant computer use
  • Lifting, moving materials under 25 lbs.
  • Occasional travel between branches may be required

What We Offer

The Society offers meaningful opportunities to make an impact in the fight against cancer.  We are committed to fostering a culture that is inspiring, supportive and exemplifies our core values:

Caring   Courage   Integrity   Progressive

In return for your contributions, we offer an attractive compensation package that encompasses a salary in the mid 20K range and the opportunity to have a rewarding employment experience where your contributions can make a true difference every day.

How To Apply

Qualified non-smokers are invited to send their resume and cover letter, quoting the reference #OHPE 523 in the subject line of the email by March 6, 2015, to:

Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division
Human Resources Department

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

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

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