Development Coordinator, Alberta South

Reports to: Regional Director, Western Region  

Purpose of Position 

The Gutsy Walk is Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s signature fundraising initiative, having raised over $3.4M nationally this year. The event is held in almost 80 locations across the country and is driven largely by volunteer committees. 
The Development Coordinator will be responsible for the planning, managing and executing fundraising events, including the Gutsy Walk and education symposia in several locations across Alberta. 
The ideal candidate will be highly motivated to grow the region’s contributions to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada by seizing untapped opportunities in this vast marketplace. The individual will enjoy cultivating relationships through interaction with volunteers, participants, donors, vendors and corporate prospects. The Development Coordinator will have a strong customer service and/or sales background. A proven track record of events-based fundraising with experience soliciting corporate sponsorships is preferred. The individual must be a resourceful and strategic thinker, highly organized and energetic with a keen attention to detail. The individual in this role will work on a day-to-day basis with the Regional Director of the Western Region and various volunteer committees. This is a home-based office position, with preference given to applicants in Calgary or nearby communities. 

  • Provide ongoing stewardship of existing relationships with event sponsors, team captains and VIPs to increase revenue and participation in key fundraising initiatives;
  • Identify, cultivate and solicit corporate sponsorships in the region;
  • Create new initiatives/opportunities to raise awareness and dramatically grow revenue;  
  • Work with volunteers to plan and coordinate all event logistics and where applicable manage 3rd party vendors;
  • Monitor and report event revenue and costs to ensure balanced budget; 
  • Negotiate with vendors to optimize best value, including gift in kind donations;
  • Execute on local awareness campaigns and recruit attendees for  Alberta Education Symposiums; 
  • Work closely with volunteer taskforce committees;
  • Recruit, motivate, train and support volunteers through training and everyday interactions;
  • Other duties as 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;
  • Highly detailed, organized and ability to multi-task high priority items;  
  • Experience managing large and small scale community volunteer driven events;
  • Self-motivated, driven, and a team player;
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), MS Outlook, and Skype/video chat technology. 

Working Conditions:

  • Some evening and weekend work required;
  • Successful completion of criminal and credit background checks;
  • Driver’s license and access to vehicle required for travel to Chapters and other stakeholder locations.

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 March 9, 2018. Please quote "DC-Alberta South" 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 an interview will be contacted.

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted regarding a job opportunity, please advise if you require accommodation.


  • 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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