Senior Coordinator, Fundraising and Events

Application Deadline: Oct 07, 2019

Wheelchair Basketball Canada (WBC) is seeking a dynamic, detail-oriented, and passionate professional, with strong communication and interpersonal skills, to join their marketing and communications team full-time as Senior Coordinator, Fundraising and Events. The role is suited for an energetic team player with a background in corporate and philanthropic fundraising, as well as event management. A passion for sports and a desire to enable more Canadians to experience the life changing impact of wheelchair basketball are a must.

Reporting to the Director, Marketing and Communications, the successful candidate will contribute to the growth and prosperity of a world-leading amateur sport organization and help accelerate the evolution of the premier sport for athletes with a disability in Canada. The role supports the strategic objectives of WBC primarily through collaboration on the development and implementation of comprehensive marketing and fundraising plans.

Job Description

The Senior Coordinator, Fundraising and Events position involves planning and executing a variety of corporate and charitable fundraising initiatives, as well as organizing events that align with the organization’s long-term advancement and revenue generation targets. The position requires a solid understanding of fundraising in the non-governmental / not-for-profit sector and the ability to organize, plan and deliver industry leading events. Working closely with other Marketing and Communications staff, and WBC employees at the head office in Ottawa and National Training Centre in Toronto, he/she functions as a key member of a team while possessing the ability to work independently to advance projects. Responsibilities include strategic partnership development, day-to-day management of new and existing donor programs, grant applications, proposal writing, merchandising, and event logistics.


  • Develop and implement fundraising plans that focus on strategic corporate partnerships, donor programs, grants, and marketing events;
  • Prioritize and foster strong relationships with partners and donors including recognition, stewardship, and relevant ongoing communications;
  • Work to identify, attract, cultivate, and retain prospective strategic corporate partners, donors, and other key stakeholders in order to leverage mutually beneficial opportunities;
  • Oversee fundraising campaigns, programs, and initiatives aimed at engaging donors with the goal of moving them toward major gifts, monthly giving, and planned giving;
  • Monitor and leverage trends in sport and other non-profit communities in the development of fundraising opportunities and tools (mobile, social media, multi-channel, etc.);
  • Develop and integrate all fundraising channels into a cohesive and seamless donor appeal framework;
  • Coordinate existing telephone, online, and direct mail fundraising efforts;
  • Identify potential funding partners and make grant applications and other funding requests through targeted proposal writing;
  • Develop funding support materials and coordinate production and distribution of resources;
  • Assist with planning, delivery, and marketing of WBC events, including Hoopfest (annual fundraiser), Team Canada friendly games, other international and domestic tournaments, fundraisers and special events including organizing event logistics and run of show, promotions and community outreach, game presentation and fan experience;
  • Operate merchandise promotions and sales;
  • Adhere to assigned project budget and provide final report;
  • Provide specific administrative assistance to the Director, Marketing and Communications and the Executive Director as required;
  • Other related tasks, activities, and responsibilities as needed.
Additional Responsibilities
  • The Senior Coordinator, Fundraising and Events shall also undertake other tasks, activities and responsibilities as he/she deems to be appropriate to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, and as agreed to by the Director, Marketing and Communications.
  • All employees must be aware that as an employee of WBC, he/she is an ambassador of the organization to the WBC membership, and to the national and international sport community and must represent the organization in a professional and appropriate manner at all times.


  • Fundraising experience – preferably working for a non-governmental organization / not-for-profit, including solicitation of major corporate gifts;
  • Solid business background with knowledge of fundraising principals;
  • Experience with donor programs and grant writing;
  • Event management experience essential (planning, coordination, logistics, and delivery);
  • Exceptional writing, communication and analytical skills;
  • Creativity and innovation;
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills;
  • Strong computer skills and familiarity with MS Office and fundraising database systems;
  • Flexibility and initiative;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Ability to take direction and multi-task in a fast-paced environment;
  • Oral/written fluency in both official languages considered an asset;
  • Knowledge of the amateur sport community considered an asset;
  • Demonstrated organizational, interpersonal, time management and problem-solving skills;
  • Experience working with a sports organization is considered an asset.

Terms of Contract

  • Full-time position (37.5 hours per week);
  • Salary is commensurate with experience;
  • Travel required;
  • Located at the WBC national office in Ottawa.

How to Apply

The application deadline is Monday October 7, 2019. We thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please send your resume, cover letter and salary expectations to the attention of:

Jody Kingsbury
Director, Marketing and Communications
Wheelchair Basketball Canada
6 Antares Drive, Phase 1, Unit 8
Ottawa, Ontario K2E 8A9


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