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Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (Communications Specialist Volunteer, Special Events)

Organization Name: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Opportunity Title: Communications Specialist Volunteer, Special Events
Category: Fundraising & Sponsorship
Commitment: Recurring Project (e.g., clean once a month)
Start Date: September 7, 2016
End Date: September 19, 2016

Opportunity Description:

Position Summary: The Communications Specialist will play a key role in the development and implementation of the integrated communications strategy for signature fundraising events for JDRF-Kelowna, such as the annual Gala and Walk. Duties: • Prepares and coordinates communication, social media and marketing materials to promote programs and recruit fundraising participants and partners. • Recognizes key sponsors and donors through appropriate social media channels. • Write and edit content for, website and social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter, etc.) • On event day, take on the Social Media Coordinator role and post live tweets, photos, and updates. Minimum Commitment: 3-5 months Schedule: 2-5 hours per week Location: This position works closely with JDRF Fundraising and Development Manager. Applicants who prefer to work from home office are welcome. Qualifications: • Post-Secondary education in related subject or equivalent combination of education and technical training and experience. • 1 – 2 years of experience in entry level communications. • Professional written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. • Experience with Hootsuite, Facebook, and Twitter is an asset. Ideal Candidate Traits: • Excellent implementer of communications strategy with desire to collaborate on long- term fundraising communications strategy for signature fundraising events. • Strong written communication (content development and editing) skills – in particular, writing for fundraising programs. • Knowledge of Not For Profit foundation fund-raising communications strategy. • Demonstrated ability to work both in a team environment as well as independently. Training Provided: Training will be provided by the Fundraising and Development Manager. Benefits: • Gain professional work experience in a non-profit environment • Put your skills to great use in meaningful projects • Support a worthy cause, help find a cure for type 1 diabetes, and make a difference • Have JDRF as a reference after the candidate has volunteered an adequate amount of time into his/her role. Application Process: Please submit your cover letter and resume to Lisa Mitchell, Volunteer Program Coordinator at by Monday, September 19, 2016.

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