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Communications and Fund Development Coordinator 

Since 1978 Green Calgary has been providing Calgarians the resources they need to live more sustainably.  We are currently looking for a Communications and Fund Development Coordinator to support the organization’s external communications and fundraising efforts to ensure that Green Calgary can keep doing the amazing work we started over 40 years ago. 

Working closely with the Executive Director, the Communications and Fund Development Coordinator is responsible for procuring operating capital for the organization through grants, sponsorship, and donations, while also supporting the organizations communications plan.  The Communications and Fund Development Coordinator is also responsible for stewarding relationships with grantors, sponsors, and donors as well as reporting and sending thank-yous and tax receipts. 

Your finely honed organization and time management skills will help ensure that you are successful in meeting deadlines for grant applications and reports.  Your knowledge of charitable sector and passion for the environment will help you craft engaging communications with external stakeholders and the public. 

Some of the duties of this position include: 

  • Research new funding opportunities and their requirements 

  • Prepare and submit grant applications 

  • Prepare and submit grant reports and follow-up to ensure funder satisfaction 

  • Manage Green Calgary’s Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn accounts 

  • Create and distribute the Green Calgary newsletter and blog 

  • Develop promotional materials and advertisements 

To be successful in this role, you should have: 

  • Post-secondary education in fund development, communications, marketing, or a related field 

  • 1 - 3 years of experience in marketing and communications, experience in the charitable sector an asset 

  • 1-3 years of experience in grant writing and reporting 

  • Thorough knowledge of granting lifecycle 

  • Passion for the environment 

  • Strong general computer skills 

  • Experience with Google Ads, Microsoft Office, Canva, and ACT 

  • Ability to develop and steward relationships 

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 

  • Ability to craft a message with a specific voice and adapt messaging to diverse audiences 

  • Excellent time management and organization skills 

  • A self-starter with the ability to work independently or in a team, from home and in an office. 

Hours and working conditions:  

This is a part-time, one-year contract position, with the possibility of moving to permanent after the first year. You will see an increase in your work in the Fall and Spring, with quieter summers and winters. This role will require 30 hours/week with flexibility for in-office hours. Much of your work can be completed at home and the Green Calgary offices are currently closed pending recommendations to return from Canada Public Health. Occasional help with programs that are in the evening and on weekends may be required. 

If you are interested in applying, please forward your cover letter and resume in confidence to Lex van der Raadt, Interim Executive Director, at lex@greencalgary.org. No phone calls please.

Submissions will be accepted until August 14, 2020. Those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted no later than August 21, 2020. Applications are welcomed from everyone, including: women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ community, and members of visible minorities. It is our aim to have an organization which reflects the diversity of the communities we serve.