Development and Communications Coordinator

Job Summary:

The Development and Communications Coordinator will work directly with the Director of Partnerships to meet the fundraising, marketing, and communications needs of Mission Possible. This position will take a key role in the fund development of the organization, focusing on special event coordination and day-of logistics, social media content development and strategy, website content development and maintenance, and donor development and relations. 

Working conditions:

This role is team-based. The Development and Communications Coordinator will be supervised by the Director of Partnerships, and will work closely with other members of the Development Team and other Mission Possible staff. They will interact with donors of all levels, volunteers, program participants, and other supporters of our organization. Most work will take place in the Mission Possible office, and require a great deal of multi-tasking, efficiency, and flexibility. Some off-site work will occur, including events, venue site visits, donor meetings, and donation pick-ups. 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Manage all social media accounts for the organization, including content development, planning, and execution to maximize engagement and reach
  • Interview past and present program participants for marketing and awareness collateral, including exit interviews for graduates of the program
  • Assist with website updates, blog posts, monthly e-blasts, and newsletters
  • Provide administrative and logistical support to the planning of a large gala as well as other events as needed
  • Provide support to a volunteer organizing committee, including helping to organize meetings, taking notes, answering questions, and helping them with tasks as needed
  • Assist with auction management including securing and tracking silent auction and raffle prizes, managing correspondence with prize donors during the planning stage and with prize winners after the event
  • Support event volunteers; assist with the recruitment of volunteers and ensure volunteers have the information and support they need to perform their role
  • Correspond with donors by phone, email, and/or mail 
  • Grant writing and research support
  • Other tasks as assigned by the leadership team

Planning and Strategic Development:

  • Participate in weekly meetings
  • Set quarterly goals with supervisor

Required Skills:

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Superior organizational skills and an astute attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask and balance a varied workload
  • A professional and outgoing manner and ability to interact respectfully with all individuals 
  • The ability to work well within a team environment but also independently
  • Schedule flexibility to accommodate for meetings and events on evenings and weekends as needed
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications and Google Suite
  • Graphic design experience is an asset
  • Valid BC driver’s license an asset 

Education and Experience:

  • Previous experience working in fundraising and/or communications
  • Previous experience with grant writing and research an asset
  • Previous experience in a non-profit environment is an asset  

We will be interviewing applicants on a rolling basis until we find our successful candidate, so please submit your application as soon as possible. Thank you for your interest! Please send your cover letter and resume to [email protected] for consideration. We thank all interested individuals for their application, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.