Fundraising Manager - Maternity Leave Contract
Special Olympics BC - Burnaby, BC

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Special Olympics BC has a maternity leave contract available for a dynamic and innovative Fund Development Manager.

Special Olympics BC’s mission is to provide individuals with intellectual disabilities opportunities to enrich their lives and celebrate personal achievement through positive sport experiences.

In 1968, Eunice Kennedy Shriver knew in her heart that giving people with disabilities the chance to participate in sport could transform their feelings about themselves—building confidence, restoring pride and opening a door to a more hopeful future. Her fledgling idea has grown into the Special Olympics movement that has had a powerful transformative impact on societies and lives around the globe. Today, Special Olympics BC is proud to offer year-round programs in 18 sports that further the vision of Eunice Kennedy Shriver by increasing the health, self-esteem and skills of every athlete who steps up to the plate in Special Olympics programs.

The role of the Fund Development Manager is to raise money and awareness on behalf Special Olympics BC. Reporting to the Vice President, Fund Development and Communications, this position will have a wide scope of responsibilities.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist in securing, strengthening and growing broad financial support in all areas of giving.
  • Lead, grow and support the initiatives of our primary funding partners.
  • Support local programs across the province in growing, evaluating, and improving their fundraising initiatives.
  • Set and achieve the revenue targets for fundraising events.
  • Support fundraising events in areas such as live and silent auction support, recruiting and scheduling volunteers, and logistics.
  • Establish and implement planning timelines, income goals, expense budgets and participation recruitment strategies.
  • Research grant opportunities and write and submit grant applications.
  • Manage and provide administrative support to third party fundraising projects.
  • Develop and make presentations to businesses, organizations, and community groups to recruit volunteers, participants, and corporate partners.


  • 2-4 years of experience in fundraising, experience conducting special events and managing volunteers an asset.
  • Excellent writing abilities, including ability to draft compelling and persuasive correspondence to donors and prospects.
  • Excellent organization, time management and communication skills.
  • Ability to work closely and cooperatively with internal and external associates.
  • Strong team player with demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Proven effective donor relationship building skills, with the ability to be tactful, proactive and diplomatic.
  • Proficiency with MS Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Facility with Adobe Creative Suite programs an asset.
  • Flexibility to travel as needed, including weekends and evenings.
  • Understanding of the challenges faced by volunteers, while remaining focused on the goals for program delivery.
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license.
  • Positive and keen attitude towards working with individuals who have intellectual disabilities.

Candidates are invited to send their resume, cover letter and salary expectation. This position will be filled as soon as a suitable applicant is found so please reply promptly.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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Special Olympics BC’s mission is to provide individuals with intellectual disabilities opportunities to enrich their lives and celebrate...