Fundraising Specialist

 

Job Description Summary:

Work with a close-knit, enthusiastic fundraising team under the direction of a visionary fundraising coordinator to innovatively raise funds for H2O crucial cause and regularly meet or exceed the fundraising targets.

Research, resource, reach out to, and maintain communication with all potential monetary and in-kind donation and funding resources for H2O free programs and services.

Hold a vital role in developing and compiling all documentation required for funding applications, as well as planning fundraising events and relevant activities.

 

Roles/Responsibilities:

  • Research, gather and compile the eligibility requirements, application forms, proposals, and prepare all the required documentation for funding/grant applications.
  • Identify, propose and reach out to relevant organizations and groups for partnerships, donations, and sponsorship opportunities.
  • Research and gain insight into donors and sponsors values, goals, and donation habits to understand how to better present H2O to them.
  • Maintain complete and orderly records of donors and manage regular donor communications.
  • Assist in brainstorming, planning and executing H2O fundraising activities that maximize participation or contributions and minimize costs.
  • Collaborate with the Marketing team in creating social media posts and marketing materials like flyers and brochures to be used for the promotion of fundraising events and applications.

 

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent communication skills: both verbal and written communication skills are crucial for this role.
  • Research skills: good at researching and devising strategies, as well as spotting and taking advantage of donation opportunities
  • People skills including impeccable integrity, being a good listener and the ability to motivate people
  • Personal traits: self-initiator, creative, detail-oriented, dedicated, have perseverance and possess strong leadership skills to meet high expectations of yourself and your team.

 

Desired/Preferred skills and experience:

  • Previous experience with fundraising projects, events, and successful funding applications
  • Previous experience with project management and/or event planning
  • Previous experience working or volunteering in a non-profit setting
  • Bachelor of Business/Marketing and other relevant fields

Grant Application Manager

Job Description

This is a call for a Grant Application Manager.  In this role, you will report directly to the CFO, and be responsible for conducting research on municipal, provincial, federal, and corporate government grants available to a non-profit organization like H2O Network.  The overall goal of the position is to complete the necessary writing and submission for at least one grant.  As the organization grows, the Grant Application Manager has the opportunity to build and manage a Grant Application Support Team.  

 

Time commitment

 

Minimum 4-5 hours/week for a 6-12-month period

Roles/Responsibilities

  • Conduct research on possible grant funding sources for a non-profit
  • Maintain a calendar of grant opportunities and the proposal due dates
  • Research, understand and develop a process document that outlines instructions on how to make a successful grant application
  • Complete the writing and submission for at least one grant
  • Establish relationships and act as a liaison with grant funding sources (foundations, corporations and government entities)

Preferred/Desired Qualifications (Please specify in your resume/cover letter)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Social sciences, Marketing, or another related field of study
  • Previous grant writing/technical writing experience in a non-profit or start-up setting
  • Effective and concise communication skills in English, both oral and written

Your traits

·       Solid organizational abilities including attention to detail and time management

·       Ability to analyze and interpret a wide range of information and prepare detailed reports

  • Strong innovative and critical thinking expertise

·       Possess creative and proficient problem-solving skills

  • High level of integrity, autonomy, and self-motivation to successfully meet deadlines

Fundraising Manager

Job Description

This is a call for a Fundraising Manager.  In this role, you will report directly to the CFO, and be responsible for the creative direction and project management of fundraising events along with the generation of donations, and sponsorships applicable to a non-profit organization. 
The overall goal of the position is to organize and execute at least one major fundraising event and establish a process for obtaining donations and sponsorships.  As the organization grows, the Fundraising Manager has the opportunity to build and manage a Fundraising Support Team.   

Time commitment

 

Minimum 4-5 hours/week for a 6-12-month period

Roles/Responsibilities

  • Oversee all of the fundraising functions of the department including event planning, managing/assigning volunteers and evaluating the program’s effectiveness
  • Establish fundraising goals and a system to achieve overall objectives
  • Identify, explore and establish relationships with donor/sponsorship pools
  • Write funding proposals and develop campaigns that reflect the ideals of the organization
  • Create press releases on events and campaigns to submit to media outlets

Preferred/Desired Qualifications (Please specify in your resume/cover letter)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Social Sciences, Marketing, or another related field of study
  • Previous fundraising/technical writing experience in a non-profit or start-up setting
  • Effective and concise communication skills in English, both oral and written

Your traits

  • Sharp public speaking skills and ability to deliver presentations
  • Solid organizational abilities including attention to detail and time management
  • Strong innovative and critical thinking expertise
  • Possess creative and proficient problem-solving skills
  • High level of integrity, autonomy, and self-motivation to successfully meet deadlines

Web Designer/Developer

Job Description

We are looking for a volunteer to join us as a Website Designer/Developer. In this role you will design, develop, and manage the content layout, graphics, and user interface of the company website. The ideal candidate must have knowledge and experience with WordPress, possess exceptional written/verbal communication skills, and the ability to bring innovative ideas to the team.

Time commitment

 

Minimum 4 hours/week for a 6-12-month period

Roles/Responsibilities

  • Design and build the website front-end/landing page using WordPress
  • Design the overall aesthetics and flow of the website including, but not limited to, layout menus, drop-down options, features, graphics, colours, and fonts
  • Update the visual content of the website with new relevant images, design, and content
  • Help formulate an effective, responsive design and turn it into a working theme and plugin
  • Monitor the performance of the live website using relevant metrics and work on improving the website to meet target performance

Required skills and experience (Please specify in your resume/cover letter)

  • Proven work experience as a WordPress Developer
  • Good understanding of front-end technologies, including WordPress and plugins, HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Experience designing and developing responsive design websites

Desired/Preferred skills and experience

  • Knowledge of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Website Optimization best practices and willingness to research and learn to improve our SEO
  • Webmaster skills are highly desirable
  • Previous internship or related experience in web development
  • Previous experience with Digital Marketing projects
  • Previous experience in graphic design and Photoshop
  • Previous experience working or volunteering in a non-profit setting
  • Comfortable working with debugging tools like Firebug, Chrome inspector, etc.

Your traits

  • Strong innovative and critical thinking skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Possess constant desire to learn and improve yourself
  • A strong collaborative team player who uses their positive nature to encourage others
  • An open-minded person who considers other people’s thoughts and opinions carefully
  • High level of integrity, autonomy, and self-motivation to successfully meet deadlines

Senior/Older Adult Coordinator

Job Description

This is a call for a Senior/Older Adult Outreach Coordinator.  In this role, you will report directly to the Outreach Manager, and be responsible for liaising with community agencies, senior centers, caregivers, and other access points to spread the word about H2O Network.  Our organization promotes an unbiased outlook on age and encourages the usage of “older adults” in place of “seniors.” The Senior/Older Adult Outreach Coordinator would develop relationships with key partners and ensure a smooth flow of information and resources to older adults. 

Time commitment

 

Minimum 3-4 hours/week for a 6-12-month period

Roles/Responsibilities

  • Maintain a visible and accessible presence in the community and assigned places such as senior centers and long-term care facilities for the purpose of informing them of our services for older adults
  • Support and foster meaningful partnerships with a broad range of community stakeholders, such as schools, police services, and senior homes to coordinate processes for referring seniors to our services
  • Assist in the development and delivery of outreach strategies for older adults in the community
  • Participate as H2O Network’s representative, and communicate/introduce our services to older adults/care givers
  • Participate in organizational committees and appropriate community committees

Preferred/Desired Qualifications (Please specify in your resume/cover letter)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Social Science, Public Relations, Healthcare, Communications, Public Policy or another related field of study
  • Practical experience working directly with community members, groups, and organizations on community issues
  • Strong understanding and competency in outreach, community development, community engagement
  • Effective and concise communication skills in English, both oral and written

 

Your traits

  • Sharp public speaking skills and ability to make persuasive and friendly calls
  • An outgoing disposition and optimistic attitude!
  • Passionate about enhancing quality of life for older adults
  • High level of integrity, autonomy, and self-motivation to successfully meet deadlines

Engagement and Social Coordinator

Job Description

This is a call for an Engagement and Social Coordinator.  In this role, you will report directly to the Human Resources Manager, and be responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating virtual social events at H2O Network to engage and retain our volunteers.  The overall goal of the position is to deliver one social event every four months.  As the organization grows, the Engagement and Social Coordinator has the opportunity to build and manage an Engagement Support Team. 

Time commitment

 

Minimum 4-5 hours/week for a 6-12-month period

Roles/Responsibilities

  • Conduct an assessment on the type of virtual social events that can drive camaraderie with our student volunteers
  • Provide creative direction and play a lead-role in the creation, and management of the event planning process (promotion, project milestones, deadlines, logistics, volunteer assignment, technology)
  • Establish event planning goals and a system to achieve overall objectives
  • Research, understand and develop a process document that outlines instructions on how to plan a successful volunteer engagement event

Preferred/Desired Qualifications (Please specify in your resume/cover letter)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Business, Marketing, Human Resources, or another related field of study
  • Experience with the management of online event delivery and/or project planning in a non-profit or start-up setting
  • Effective and concise communication skills in English, both oral and written

Your traits

  • Sharp public speaking skills and ability to deliver presentations
  • Solid organizational abilities including attention to detail and time management
  • Strong innovative and critical thinking expertise
  • Possess creative and proficient problem-solving skills

High level of integrity, autonomy, and self-motivation to successfully meet deadlines

Graphic Designer

Job Description

We are looking for a volunteer to join us as a Graphic Designer. In this role, you will design graphics for the website and events. This will include banners, images, posters, feature images, and advertisements. The ideal candidate must be experienced with adobe photoshop or illustrator, experienced in creative composition, possess exceptional written/verbal communication skills, and the ability to bring innovative ideas to the team.

Time commitment

 

Minimum 4 hours/week for a 6-12-month period

Roles/Responsibilities

  • Design and compose graphics for the website (banners, images, advertisements) when asked
  • Design and compose event posters and feature images
  • Update the visual content of the website with new relevant images, design, and content

Required skills and experience (Please specify in your resume/cover letter)

  • Proven work experience as a Graphic Designer
  • General understanding of website composition
  • Experience designing and developing banners and posters
  • Experience in adobe photoshop or illustrator

Desired/Preferred skills and experience

  • Creative composition skills are highly desirable
  • Previous internship or related experience in graphic designing
  • Previous experience with Digital Marketing projects
  • Previous experience working or volunteering in a non-profit setting

Your traits

  • Strong innovative and critical thinking skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Possess constant desire to learn and improve yourself
  • A strong collaborative team player who uses their positive nature to encourage others
  • An open-minded person who considers other people’s thoughts and opinions carefully
  • High level of integrity, autonomy, and self-motivation to successfully meet deadlines

Intergenerational Group (General) Volunteer

Job Description Summary:

We are looking for volunteers who are interested in participating in group intergenerational interactions. The ideal candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills and the willingness to help H2O promote a supportive and enthusiastic environment for seniors/older adults.

There is a (10-15 min) presentation followed by a discussion (35-40 min) around the topic where all meeting attendees are welcome to comment, ask and answer questions, as well as share their personal experience and knowledge on the topic. The audience/presenters will be a mixture of H2O young volunteers and older adults.

Roles and Responsibilities:

·       Attending and contributing to virtual groups meetings and conversations with diverse topics and activities (every Thursdays 7:00 – 8:00 pm) For more information: https://www.handoverhand.net/HIGI/

·       Sharing and presenting what you learned or what you are interested in to the intergenerational group.

·       Providing technical support if requested to seniors/older adults by assisting them in installing and utilizing various means of connection and social media platforms.

Time requirement:

·       Around 2 hrs/week for a 6-12-month period

Required/Preferred Skills and Experiences:

·       Must have excellent interpersonal skills, empathy and be an active listener

·       An open-minded and non-judgmental individual who can build and maintain relationships

·       Someone who is passionate about mental health and enhancing the quality of life for seniors/older adults

·       Strong communication skills and willingness to present and speak up in a group setting

Video Creation Project Coordinator

Job Description

This is a call for Video Creation Project Contributors.  As a Contributor you will report directly to the Project Coordinator and be responsible for the development of promotional videos to draw attention to H2O Network.  These videos would be used to help attract seniors to our programs, assist with fundraising and grant applications along with creating awareness of the organization. 

The overall goal of the position is to review the collection of videos from the Positive Thinkers Group (PTG) and Intergenerational Group Interaction (HIGI) meetings and select moments that showcase: (1) integration of younger and older adults (2) both generations explaining how they benefit from the programs, and (3) Q&A showing the communication and learning experiences being developed. 

Time Commitment

Minimum 2-3 hours/week for a 6-12-month period

Number of Positions:

Approx. 2-5 volunteers

Roles/Responsibilities

  • Review all previously recorded PTG and HIGI meetings and select key impactful moments based on the 3 criteria mentioned above
  • Produce short-form promotional, and explainer videos (1-2 minutes in length) from the selected clips that will be shared on social media
  • Utilize graphics, music, screenshots, captions, and subtitles to create engaging video content
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders including Marketing to ensure overall vision of video is aligned with the ideals of H2O Network and the targeted viewer

Preferred/Desired Qualifications

  • Digital programs knowledge and/or video content editing experience
  • Access to licensed software including video/movie editors where the license has already been purchased or provided for free
  • Familiarity with best practices for graphics and video content on social media platforms

Your Traits

  • Strong innovative and critical thinking expertise
  • Solid organizational abilities including attention to detail and time management
  • Ability to analyze and interpret a wide range of information, identify trends and build a creative story
  • A strong collaborative team player who uses their positive nature to encourage others
  • High level of integrity, autonomy, and self-motivation to successfully meet deadlines

Volunteer Training Coordinator

Job Description

This is a call for a Volunteer Training Coordinator.  In this role, you will report directly to the COO, and be responsible for implementing an already-developed volunteer onboarding strategy for H2O Network.  The overall goal of the position is to execute and improve the material of the onboarding plan for each department and design other training initiatives. 

Time commitment

 

Minimum 4-5 hours/week for a 6-12-month period

Roles/Responsibilities

  • Work alongside Team Managers and Subject Matter Experts in implementing/coordinating an onboarding program for each department
  • Project manage the development of onboarding department checklists for Team Managers to follow along with the logistics, planning and execution of training initiatives (in a virtual setting)
  • Implement and evaluate additional training programs (soft skills, safety, professional development, etc)
  • Build learning and development objectives and schedule, along with a tracking system

Preferred/Desired Qualifications (Please specify in your resume/cover letter)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Business, Human Resources, or another related field of study
  • Experience with developing and facilitating group training along with delivering presentations
  • Knowledge of instructional system design frameworks (for example, ADDIE) and adult learning principles
  • Effective and concise communication skills in English, both oral and written

Your traits

  • Sharp public speaking skills and ability to deliver presentations
  • Solid organizational abilities including attention to detail and time management
  • Strong innovative and critical thinking expertise
  • Possess creative and proficient problem-solving skills
  • High level of integrity, autonomy, and self-motivation to successfully meet deadlines