Community Fundraising Coordinator

November 30, 2023
Closing Date
December 18, 2023
Job Description
Full Time
Calgary, AB
Posting Type
  • Employment Opportunity


Job Details

Position Title: Community Fundraising Coordinator

Department: Development and Communications

Location: Calgary, Alberta

Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week

POSITION SUMMARY: Fundraising is a key source of revenue that helps achieve Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region’s mission and objectives. Reporting to the Manager, Annual Giving, the Community Fundraising Coordinator is a key player in CMHA Calgary’s fundraising activities working with the community, volunteers and other stakeholders as we work to end the stigma behind mental illness and addiction and improve our community’s mental health. The Community Fundraising Coordinator is responsible for developing the community fundraising strategies and tactics to secure the resources needed to advance the organization's objectives.


  • Responsible for developing the strategic community fundraising plan to align with the overall annual Fund Development plan.
  • Actively support third-party fundraising events, including responding and supporting community initiatives, attending and presenting at events, and ensuring a positive experience for the organizers and donors.
  • Apply for AGLC licenses and coordinate raffles and/or silent auctions for third party community fundraising events.
  • Organize charity casinos with the support of Human Resources, Projects.
  • Utilize CiviCRM donor database to monitor and track campaign information and help third party fundraisers achieve their revenue targets.
  • Track relationship developments in CiviCRM.
  • Meet with event organizers ahead of time to determine shared marketing resources and materials required to ensure a successful event.
  • Conduct tours of the Welcome Centre, The Recovery College and introduce external groups to CMHA staff and, where appropriate, members of the Executive Leadership Team.
  • Organize and provide event logistic details and speaking notes in advance to participating internal stakeholders as well as on site event briefing.
  • Work closely with Communications to provide community event organizers with approved CMHA Calgary promotional materials.
  • Research third party fundraising opportunities and make recommendations to the Fund Development team and our community fundraising organizers.
  • Work in collaboration with the fund development team to nurture and maintain third party donor relationships to ensure growth and repeat giving where possible.
  • Develop and implement a strategy for third party fundraising events and make recommendations to improve the experience for organizers and increase revenue.
  • Other duties as required.


  • An understanding of peer-to-peer fundraising and how to support external fundraisers to best utilize their personal and professional network.
  • Demonstrate empathy and deep respect not only for clients but for the teams you support, your peers and community partners.
  • An interest in lifelong learning along with empathy and insight.
  • Flexible and adaptable.
  • Goal oriented and self-motivated.


  • Post-secondary education in hospitality, communications, public relations, event planning, non-profit studies, or in a related field is considered an asset.


  • Previous experience in sales, marketing, or fund development is considered an asset.
  • Previous experience using Customer Relationship Management software is considered an asset.
  • You have excellent project management skills and are self-motivated with the ability to manage multiple initiatives simultaneously.
  • You are courteous, warm and enthusiastic in your communications both verbal and written.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to exercise good judgement, discretion, confidentiality and professionalism.
  • Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Ability to interact within all levels of staff and external contacts.
  • Comfortable managing multiple projects and priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office Suites, Zoom, Outlook and database systems.
  • Awareness of mental health and addiction issues.


  • Successful candidate must be available to attend fundraising events during the evenings and weekends.
  • Successful candidate must be able to travel to and from events and transport event materials.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in professional roles.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be a thorough list of all responsibilities, tasks, duties, knowledge, skills, and abilities required.

The COVID-19 vaccination is a job requirement and a condition of employment. Offers of employment will be conditional upon proof of full immunization against COVID-19 with a Health Canada approved vaccine, prior to the candidates’ start date.

How to Apply


Please include in your cover letter reference #231124-02

Application closing date: December 18, 2023

Candidates meeting the above criteria who wish to apply for this exciting opportunity should email their cover letter and resume to Human Resources at

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.


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I certify that the statements made by myself in this application are true, accurate and complete. I understand and agree that a false statement made either in this application or during the course of my candidacy for employment with CMHA Calgary may disqualify me from employment or result in dismissal. I also understand that any personal information that I have disclosed during the course of my candidacy or in my application for employment may be shared with members of the Hiring Committee, the CMHA Calgary HR department or appropriate members of the CMHA Calgary management team at any time during the course of my candidacy or thereafter, should I become employed by CMHA Calgary or not, for any reasonable employment purposes. *