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Event Coordinator


Contract, Full-Time

September 08, 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 honoured 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, corporate, and fundraising events, 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 makes a difference for people living with arthritis in every province.

Purpose of Role: 

The Event Coordinator (Contract) will play a crucial role in supporting our British Columbia - Manager, Events with our upcoming fundraising and donor events such as our Donor Celebration Event (October 2023), Planned Giving (November) and Fire Ball (May 2024) and other related initiatives. If you are a dynamic and organized individual with a passion for event planning, communication, attention to detail, and execution, we encourage you to apply. This 8-month contract experience offers a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in fundraising event management and donor relations. 


Key Accountabilities: 

  • Take the lead on planning, solicitating, writing, and executing the silent auction.
  • Provide comprehensive administrative support to the gala committee, including managing schedules, coordinating meetings, and handling documentation.
  • Support the Manager, Events with to ensure successful event planning and execution for all fundraising and donor relations events. 
  • Assist in creating registration and seating to maximize fundraising and donor stewardship. 
  • Ensure donors and sponsors,  recognition promises are fulfilled.  Assist in pre-event promotion 
  • Ensure all gift in kind is entered into Raisers Edge and materials are provided to finance
  • Assist in post-event clean-up and evaluation to ensure a seamless experience for all attendees.
  • Assist with thank you and stewardship reports for guests and sponsors.
  • Any other reasonable duties as requested by the Manager, Events or Vice President, Western Canada.

Qualifications, Experience & Skills:

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Exceptional writing skills.
  • Brilliant communication and phone skills. 
  • Proficiency in administrative tasks, including scheduling and documentation. 
  • Raiser Edge skills is an asset.
  • Previous experience in event planning and execution is an asset. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team and adapt to changing event needs.
  • Enthusiastic and energetic approach to problem-solving and customer service. 
  • Thrives in working in a fast-paced environment. 

Land Acknowledgement Statement:

We acknowledge that we carry out our work on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations.


Apply Now: 

If you are interested in, and qualified for, this exciting opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume 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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