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Corporate Sponsorship & Events Intern


Contract, Full-Time

July 14, 2023


 What We Do: 

Arthritis Society Canada is on a mission to fight the fire of arthritis with the fire of research, innovation, advocacy and information and support. That’s because arthritis robs six million Canadians of their mobility, mental and physical well-being, and in some cases, their livelihood. It is Canada’s most common chronic condition, and there is no cure. 

 Why Join Us: 

A career with us is more than just a job. It’s an opportunity to use your talents to push back against the devastation of arthritis. Fighting the fire of arthritis gives meaning to our work, incites collective action, and drives us to excellence in all we do. Our bold and ambitious strategic plan, Accelerating Impact, is propelling our work to create transformational change. We are united, transformative, and impactful culture. Our people are essential to our efforts, and we will empower you to be successful in your role. We are honored to be a 2022 Canada’s Most Admired™ Corporate Cultures winner, and proud to be accredited under Imagine Canada’s Standards Program.

Our Revenue Development Team:  

Our revenue development team is made up of talented fundraising professionals across Canada, in the areas of major giving, direct response, annual giving and corporate, who work closely with our community of generous loyal donors to turn shared visions, passions and interests into meaningful impact in fighting the fire of arthritis. We are a national charity with local impact, and the donations from these individuals make a difference for people living with arthritis in every province.

Purpose of Role: 

Working as part of the Revenue Development team, the Corporate Sponsorship & Events Intern, will support the identification and growth of the giving portfolios, provide smooth and seamless administrative support, and help create innovative fundraising events.

Key Accountabilities: 

  • Assist with data entry, tracking, and clean-up of organization’s database, Raiser’s Edge for event, corporate, pharma & gift-in-kind solicitations.
  • Create invoices/pledge forms & assist with tax receipting for event & corporate sponsorships & liaise with Finance & Donor Services team.
  • Drafting sponsorship communications for events (ex. e-blasts, templates).
  • Run financial or data reports upon request for events, corporate & pharma departments. 
  • Research corporate & event specific grants for Arthritis Society Canada to apply for.
  • Support Coordinator, Corporate & Events with event volunteer recruitment and planning.
  • Assist with other event related tasks as needed. 

Qualifications, Experience & Skills:

  • Acts as careful steward of all the Arthritis Society’s resources.
  • Excellent time and project management skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and independently.
  • Strong technical skills – proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google platforms, Canva, and/or willingness to learn new platforms and programs.
  • Strong data management skills and being able to prioritize high volume of data entry needs for the team.
  • High degree of flexibility.
  • Takes initiative and seeks out and/or willingly accepts new challenges, responsibilities, and assignments.
  • Shows the courage to try new things, ask for help, or say “I don’t know” where there is an opportunity to learn.
  • Adapts behavior in response to feedback and experience.

 …& Nice to Haves: 

  • Thrive in an environment with multiple deadlines.  
  • Work independently as well as part of a team.  
  • Demonstrate attention to detail.  
  • Deliver excellent and timely customer service.  
  • Take initiative and seek out new challenges and assignments. 

Some Highlights of What we Offer: 

  • Performance Rewards: Pay for performance incentive program. 
  • Health & Wellness: Extended healthcare benefits (including dental, vision, prescription drugs & disability coverage), choice of healthcare spending account and/or healthy living account, virtual 24/7 healthcare access & discounted fitness membership. 
  • Time-Away Programs: Vacation (at least 3 weeks), personal days, holiday closure & summer hours. 
  • Ways of Working: Working with us doesn't have to mean working in an office to have an impact. Our dedication to enabling you to flourish means that you can have choice and flexibility in where you work and live, subject to the needs of your role, the people you serve and our requirements. We have a hybrid working model, with home and office-based options available. We will always list a primary location which will be where you go for in-person teamwork. This job can be done anywhere in the GTA with the primary office location as Toronto to which travel will be required, exact frequency to be agreed with your supervisor. 
  • Retirement Planning: DCPP whereby you contribute 4% of earnings & we match this with 5%, and a convenient reduced-fees Group RRSP scheme.

Apply Now: 

If you are interested in, and qualified for, this exciting opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume by July 14th, 2023 to We thank all applicants for their expression of interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Interested in a different role or know someone that would be a great fit for our team? We are creating an organization that is an exceptional place to work and volunteer. You are encouraged to visit our official careers site at where you can view all our current job opportunities across Canada, and learn more about why you should join our team to help extinguish arthritis for good! 

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