Development Coordinator, Maritimes

Reports to: Regional Director, Quebec and Atlantic Provinces

Purpose of Position

This role exists to achieve the revenue goals and manage the volunteer engagement activities in the Maritimes. The individual will work on a day-to-day basis with the Chapters and Affiliates in their regions, with the Regional Director and with the National office, on the ongoing planning and implementation of fundraising, education and awareness activities. The Development Coordinator (DC) for the Maritimes will work closely and foster relationships with major donors, key volunteers, regional sponsors, corporations and the healthcare community. He/she is also responsible for managing volunteer and financial resources through strong leadership as well as the development of annual budgets and the operating plan for the region. The scope of work includes, but is not limited to, oversight of educational and fundraising events, communicating with the media in accordance with Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s policies, and raising awareness amongst the general public about Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s mission and values. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide ongoing stewardship and donor recognition of existing relationships with event sponsors and supporters, team captains and VIPs to increase revenue and participation in key fundraising initiatives;
  • Identify, cultivate and solicit new corporate sponsors in the assigned regions;
  • Create new initiatives/opportunities to raise niche awareness and grow revenue;
  • Work with volunteers to plan and coordinate all event logistics and, where applicable, manage third party fundraising initiatives;
  • Negotiate with supporters to optimize best value, including gift in kind donations;
  • Implement annual fundraising plan in consultation with the Regional Director;
  • Monitor and report event revenue and costs to ensure balanced budgets;
  • Recruit, motivate, train and support volunteers;
  • Effectively deliver community based fundraising events – Gutsy Walk, Fall Fundraisers, galas, sports tournaments and other chapter specific events. This includes but is not limited to coordination of volunteers and resources as required by the respective Chapters in the region; 

Volunteer Engagement:

  • Seek out and establish organized volunteer presence where there is none; 
  • Recruit, motivate, train and support volunteers through chapter development workshops across the region and everyday interactions;
  • Assist Chapters, Chapters in Development, and Affiliates by helping them reach their objectives in accordance with chapter standards; 

Education/Awareness and Communications:

  • Develop strategies to increase public awareness, and education events and liaise with appropriate agencies to maximize opportunities during November Awareness month or to attract added awareness/interest to Gutsy Walk signature event;
  • Issue local media releases and proclamations, as appropriate, and carry-out activities during November Awareness month in collaboration with the support of the National marketing and communications team;
  • Build and maintain relationships with local researchers and health professionals in consultation with Regional Director (as needed); 
  • Ensure health professionals have educational materials and keep these stocked in areas where there is no Chapter presence; 

General and Administrative:

  • Responsible for day-to-day operations within the region;
  • Provide regular reports to Regional Director;
  • Collaborate as requested with National staff personnel;
  • Maintain required paperwork to control and provide the necessary accounting documentation for our National Office and keep copies of such in the regional offices (where necessary);
  • Review monthly financial statements for accuracy and analysis of results;
  • Ensure the highest standards of privacy requirements are adhered to in office, in procedures/processes and in regional Chapters (including providing volunteer training, as appropriate). 

Other duties may be assigned.


  • Fundraising and Volunteer Management Certificate, post-secondary degree or equivalent experience;
  • 3 to 5 years of community-based fundraising and/or sales experience, with proven ability to grow and expand donor base;
  • Excellent time management skills;
  • Strong written, communication skills, and interpersonal skills to successfully work with volunteer committees and key stakeholders;
  • Self motivated & ability to work in a team;
  • Ability to establish and implement priorities; 
  • Highly detailed, organized and ability to multi-task;
  • Experience managing large and small scale community volunteer driven events. 

Working Conditions:

  • A valid drivers’ licence and the use of a reliable vehicle are required for travel to Chapters and other stakeholder locations;
  • Some evenings and weekend work required for meetings and events;
  • The Development Coordinator role is geography dependent and require residency within designated region; most require the use of a home-based office.  

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada provides a competitive salary and benefits program and a rewarding work environment.  Interested applicants are asked to submit their resume and cover letter indicating salary expectations to by October 13, 2017. Please quote "DC-Maritimes" in the subject heading in your email reply.  We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at Crohn’s and Colitis Canada; however, only those selected for interview will be contacted. 


  • Canada has among the highest incidence rates of Crohn's and colitis in the world.
  • 1 in 150 Canadians lives with Crohn’s or colitis.
  • Families new to Canada are developing these diseases for the first time.
  • Incidence of Crohn’s in Canadian kids under 10 has doubled since 1995.
  • People are most commonly diagnosed before age 30.

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