If you want a career that makes a difference in the world, join the Caregivers Alberta team. We’re supportive, flexible and friendly, and we’d love to have you on our side. Help us support and empower the nearly one-million caregivers in Alberta.

Current Opportunities

Event Coordinator    

NOTE: This is a Canada Summer Jobs Grant-funded position. Applicants must be between the ages of 15 and 30.

Full-Time (37.5hrs/week for 9 weeks)

In Alberta, there are over one-million family members or friends caring for someone challenged by disease, disability or aging. We know that the contributions of family caregivers – amounting to over 80 per cent of the care provided – dwarf the contributions of our formal health system –- and yet caregivers remain widely unacknowledged and unsupported. This puts a significant portion of the caregiving population at risk of becoming patients themselves. At Caregivers Alberta, we’re working to change that.

Caregivers Alberta is a not-for-profit registered charitable organization whose mission is to empower caregivers and promote their well-being through support, information, education and leadership. Caregivers Alberta is committed to caregiver support, strategic collaboration, and advocacy in support of family caregivers.

Reporting to the Manager of Communications and Marketing, the Event Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the implementation of our 2022 Awareness Campaign. This role requires an ambitious self-starter who is able to work both independently and as part of our team. This will be primarily a remote role, with multiple video meetings each day. When possible, there will also be in-person meeting with the direct supervisor.

The Event Coordinator will play a key role in supporting our programs and events marketing initiatives. The role will also support the marketing team by providing assistance with events postings, communication and design. This is an outstanding opportunity for an individual interested in learning more about nonprofit marketing, communications and event planning.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist in ensuring proactive planning, communication and scheduling of a wide variety of events including annual events, and special interest group meetings
  • Assist in sharing program content, creating descriptions for events, creating and coordinating the distribution of promotional information
  • Assist with pre- and on-site registration (tracking via database, generating reports and producing attendee badges) for all events and programs
  • Work with Marketing and Communications Manager to plan and execute all marketing activities necessary to ensure successful events
  • Monitor the content on the website and social media sites to ensure they are up to date

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to develop and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with internal and external colleagues and stakeholders
  • Ability to work collaboratively with external stakeholders, develop relationships and obtain the contact information required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. (Experience with WordPress, Hootsuite, Adobe Creative Cloud is an asset)
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects ensuring required timelines are met
  • Strong communication skills – ability to articulate topics to all organizational levels, both internally and external to the organization
  • Security Clearance with Vulnerable Persons Check.

To apply to the position, please forward your cover letter and resume to the attention of Caregivers Alberta at careers@caregiversalberta.ca. No telephone calls please.

Thank you to all who apply, however, only those applicants chosen for interviews will be contacted.

Economic Development Coordinator

Full-Time (37.5hrs/week for 9 weeks)

 NOTE: This is a Canada Summer Jobs Grant-funded position. Applicants must be between the ages of 15 and 30.

 In Alberta, there are over one-million family members or friends caring for someone challenged by disease, disability or aging. We know that the contributions of family caregivers – amounting to over 80 per cent of the care provided – dwarf the contributions of our formal health system –- and yet caregivers remain widely unacknowledged and unsupported. This puts a significant portion of the caregiving population at risk of becoming patients themselves. At Caregivers Alberta, we’re working to change that.

Caregivers Alberta is a not-for-profit registered charitable organization whose mission is to empower caregivers and promote their well-being through support, information, education and leadership. Caregivers Alberta is committed to caregiver support, strategic collaboration, and advocacy in support of family caregivers.

Reporting to the Philanthropic Officer, the Economic Development Coordinator will assist with growing the fundraising infrastructure, process and programs to support the generation of philanthropic revenue for Caregivers Alberta. This will include donations, stewardship and major-gift giving. As part of the Fund Development Team, they will assist in the development of relationships and execute fundraising activities on behalf of Caregivers Alberta. This role requires an ambitious self-starter who is able to work independently and as part of our team. This will be primarily a remote role, with multiple video meetings each day. When possible, there will also be in-person meetings with the direct supervisor.

Responsibilities:

  • Under the guidance of the Philanthropic Officer, create and implement a strategic fundraising plan, setting out short-term and long-term goals, objectives and timelines that must meet budget requirements to increase revenues in support of the strategic direction of Caregivers Alberta
  • Implement fund development plan and consider new fund-raising initiatives including, but not limited to, the implementation of third-party events, telemarketing, direct mail, individual and planned giving and special events
  • Analyze and evaluate all fundraising activities to ensure that the fundraising goals are being met
  • Monitor trends in the community or region, and adapt fundraising strategies as necessary

 Behavioural competencies:   

  • Open to learning – the ability to manage biases and use curiosity to learn more about others, while also learning about yourself and being open to feedback
  • Collaborative – the ability to create inclusive spaces that value, build upon and recognize the diverse strengths and expertise of your colleagues
  • Focus on outcomes and plan/drive for results – maximizing resources to achieve results that are aligned with the goals of the organization, while maintaining accountability to each other and external stakeholders
  • Agility – function as a role model of how to effectively work though change, and how to adapt your approach, even in times of uncertainty and ambiguity

 Experience, skills and other requirements:

  • Strong desire to learn along with professional drive
  • Solid understanding of different fund-development techniques
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office
  • Passion for the fund-development profession and best practices
  • Current enrollment in a related post-secondary program

To apply to the position, please forward your cover letter and resume to the attention of Caregivers Alberta at careers@caregiversalberta.ca. No telephone calls please.

Thank you to all who apply, however, only those applicants chosen for interviews will be contacted.

Multicultural Programs Officer     

Full-Time (37.5hrs/week for 9 weeks)

 NOTE: This is a Canada Summer Jobs Grant-funded position. Applicants must be between the ages of 15 and 30.

In Alberta, there are over one-million family members or friends caring for someone challenged by disease, disability or aging. We know that the contributions of family caregivers – amounting to over 80 per cent of the care provided – dwarf the contributions of our formal health system –- and yet caregivers remain widely unacknowledged and unsupported. This puts a significant portion of the caregiving population at risk of becoming patients themselves. At Caregivers Alberta, we’re working to change that.

Caregivers Alberta is a not-for-profit registered charitable organization whose mission is to empower caregivers and promote their well-being through support, information, education and leadership. Caregivers Alberta is committed to caregiver support, strategic collaboration, and advocacy in support of family caregivers.

The Multicultural Caregivers Programs Intern will work directly with the Programs and Services Team to research and develop programs to support caregivers who originate from different cultures. This will include research across Alberta to identify our province’s many different cultural communities, and their needs, as well as limitations to their involvement in caregiver-support programs. This role will require both group and one-on-one discussions with current caregivers about their support needs. We need an ambitious self-starter who is able to work independently and as part of our team. This will be primarily a remote role, with multiple video meetings each day. When possible, there will also be in-person meetings with the direct supervisor.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support the development and coordination of multicultural programs for Alberta caregivers
  • Research program resources to benefit caregivers and their families
  • Develop and maintain a list of community resources that families can benefit from, make referrals to other external resources as required
  • Research relevant information, and provide support to the programs and services teams
  • Ensure all relevant data is collected from caregivers and entered into the database
  • Word processing, compiling and recording data, maintaining files, and other duties as required

QUALIFICATIONS:

Behavioural competencies: 

  • Open to intercultural learning – the ability to manage biases and use curiosity to learn more about others, while also learning about yourself and being open to feedback
  • Collaborative – the ability to create inclusive spaces that value, build upon and recognize the diverse strengths and expertise of your colleagues
  • Focus on outcomes and plan/drive for results – maximizing resources to achieve results that are aligned with the goals of the organization, while maintaining accountability to each other and external stakeholders
  • Agility – function as a role model of how to effectively work though change, and how to adapt your approach, even in times of uncertainty and ambiguity

Experience, skills and other requirements: 

  • Previous experience volunteering with a community program in a multicultural environment
  • Minimum intermediate level skills in Microsoft Office and other computer programs
  • Working in a fast-paced non-profit environment
  • Extensive knowledge of existing community resources
  • Flexible and adaptable to varying work and change
  • Open to new experiences, learning new skills and different perspectives
  • Previous experience working with immigrants and/or refugees is preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

To apply to the position, please forward your cover letter and resume to the attention of Caregivers Alberta at careers@caregiversalberta.ca. No telephone calls please.

Thank you to all who apply, however, only those applicants chosen for interviews will be contacted.

Philanthropic Officer

Position Scope/Summary:

Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Philanthropic Officer is responsible for establishing fundraising infrastructure, process and programs to support the generation of philanthropic revenue for Caregivers Alberta. This will include corporate social responsibility development, individual donors, legacy giving and stewardship. Working closely with the ED, the Stakeholder Relations Advisor, and the Manager of Marketing and Communications, the Philanthropic Officer will develop relationships and execute fundraising activities on behalf of Caregivers Alberta.

Specific Accountabilities:

 Key Responsibility 1: Donor Relations & Stewardship (60%)

  • Develop and implement comprehensive plans for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding gifts for the assigned donor portfolio, including upgrading existing donors
  • Manage a portfolio of donors through the stages of qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship
  • Identify prospective donors; develop and document strategies for building relationships with them
  • Meet activity targets (discovery calls, face-to-face meetings, submitted proposals and successful solicitations) as mutually agreed upon with ED
  • Meet financial objectives and achieve long-term, fund-raising goals of the major-gift portfolio
  • Prepare and deliver high-quality proposals, presentations and other communication materials to prospective donors and sponsors
  • Build donor/steward pipeline through discovery activity
  • Establish and maintain professional, productive relationships with key volunteers, donors and other Caregivers Alberta supporters
  • Discuss planned-giving opportunities with prospects and donors
  • Establish, build and maintain relationships with major donors and key stakeholders to increase retention and, where appropriate, increase levels of engagement
  • Effectively steward all current contributors and supporters, and cultivate new potential sponsors and donors

Key Responsibility 2: Fundraising Programming & Management (40%)

  • Work with the ED to establish an annual strategy, budget, goals and timelines to support fundraising initiatives
  • Contribute to the development and lead the execution of a fundraising strategy to support Caregivers Alberta in achieving specific fundraising goals
  • Implement a giving program that offers a range of opportunities including annual gifts, major gifts, legacy gifts and planned gifts
  • Create new and interesting fundraising events to generate opportunities to raise additional fundraising dollars
  • Create effective fundraising materials, cases for support, presentations and solicitation materials
  • Manage all documentation and data that is relevant to the fundraising program
  • Maintain accurate, professional and current records, actions and reports for all fundraising programs
  • Maintain a streamlined recordkeeping system for donors (individual and corporate) and foundation information using an in-depth understanding of databases (conceptual/tactical)
  • Support other fundraising activities such as municipal giving and external events, as agreed upon with the ED
  • Remain informed of donor relations and development best-practices

Qualifications – Minimum and Preferred (Education, Certification, Degree, Concentration, Skills, Knowledge, etc.):

  • Bachelor of Commerce or Marketing degree
  • 5+ years in a fund-development role with a not-for-profit organization
  • A combination of experience and education will be considered
  • Demonstrated experience in developing stakeholder relationships with different audiences
  • Experience with Corporate Social Responsibility is an asset
  • Proven track-record of creating opportunities for generating donor dollars and strong, long-term relationships
  • Ability to quickly gain trust and respect of donors, third-party stakeholders, etc.
  • Ability to simultaneously and successfully handle multiple competing responsibilities, and shifting priorities and deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to plan, schedule and work collaboratively at various levels within the organization, and enhance professionalism, productivity and team achievement
  • Strong data-management skills to track donors, dollars and fundraising initiatives
  • Strong computer skills and record-management skills
  • Ability to develop and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with internal and external colleagues and stakeholders
  • Ability to work collaboratively with and external stakeholders to obtain the information required to complete fund-development work
  • Strong soft sills and ability to demonstrate compassion, empathy and active listening
  • Use of reliable vehicle with valid driver’s license and automobile insurance
  • Some travel within the province may be required
  • Security Clearance and Vulnerable Persons Check required

About Caregivers Alberta

Caregivers Alberta is a registered charitable organization providing resources, support and education to help people caregiving for family members or friends. Our services are wide-ranging, as are the needs of caregivers: from our caregiver support line and one-on-one coaching to peer support groups and our award-winning education program, COMPASS for the Caregiver. We serve caregivers and health-care professionals across Alberta. We are continually expanding our programs and supports, ensuring our services properly respond to caregivers’ evolving needs. We also give caregivers the tools and resources they need to be more confident and resilient, and to ultimately enjoy their caregiving journey.

COVID Considerations

  • Hybrid work-from-home/remote-work environment (Alberta-based)
  • Remote interview
Send your cover letter and resume to office@caregiversalberta.ca.