Fundraising Intern (though Canada Summer Job Program)
START DATE: tbd
REPORTS TO: Director, Resource Development
Summary of Responsibilities
- Must be between the ages of 15 and 30 at the start of the employment
- Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act 2; and,
- Must be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance to British Columbia provincial or territorial legislation
About Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC:
The vast majority of funding to support BGC’s Clubs and Camp Potlatch comes through grants and donations from corporations, foundations, service clubs, and private individuals, as well as special events. BGC’s Resource Development team oversees this fundraising activity.
BGC is able to provide an extremely valuable professional development experience to CSJ employees. The CSJ Fundraising Intern will develop skills in the areas of fundraising and resource development, donor support, and office administration and organization.
After completion of their CSJ experience, we make every effort to help CSJ students by providing opportunities for part-time employment within BGC or by supporting them in their search for employment by offering referrals and letters of reference. On a case-by-case basis, we also provide financial support for post-secondary education through our bursary and scholarship programs.
Reporting to the Director of Resource Development, the CSJ Fundraising Intern will provide support to the Resource Development team at BGC’s Central Office in Vancouver and/or working remotely, assisting with events, sponsorship requests, and administrative tasks to support the fundraising goals of the organization.
- Undertakes a series of event support roles, including telephone and email communications, invoice preparation, and coordination of auction items
- Assists in the preparation of event-related details
- Assists in updating Raiser’s Edge (donor database) with all donor interactions, including visits, proposals, phone calls, etc.
- Clean Criminal Record Check (Vulnerable Sector).
- Understands ethical behaviour and business practices and ensures own behaviour is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization.
- Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
- Proficient time and general management skills.
- Experience with databases, computer programs for purposes of word processing, presentations, email, researching on the internet etc. (i.e. Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Microsoft Office).
- Experience with Raiser’s Edge would be an asset.
Applications must contain a cover letter and resume.
Thanks in advance to all persons who apply for this position. Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
BGC recognizes the value and importance of building and sustaining a culturally diverse environment and commits to intentional efforts to reflect that (along with our values) in all that we do. BGC has always been committed to diversity, and we believe that articulating our commitment to it in this way will support the ongoing evolution of this in our work going forward.
For employees, participants, volunteers, donors, and the community, we demonstrate that commitment through:
- Recruitment, employment, development, and promotion practices that are barrier free
- Encouraging representatives of diverse identities (race, national or ethnic origin, language, spiritual beliefs, age, gender, sexual identity, marital status, family structure, political beliefs, mental or physical ability, or socioeconomic status) to apply for available positions, participate in programs, and/or engage with BGC
- Making decisions based solely on an individual’s qualifications, merit, performance, and organizational needs