VOKRA (Do you love cats and have Corporate Giving & Engagement Experience?)

Organization Name: VOKRA
Opportunity Title: Do you love cats and have Corporate Giving & Engagement Experience?
Category: Fundraising & Sponsorship
Commitment: 6 months to 1 year
Start Date: December 8, 2023
End Date: July 31, 2024

Email: kdeweerdt@vokra.ca
Website: http://VOKRA.ca
Details:
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
Opportunity Description:

Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association (VOKRA) is a volunteer-run charity cat/kitten rescue serving Vancouver and other surrounding municipalities in the Lower Mainland since 2000. Our Operations Center in Vancouver is our headquarters and transition center where rescued cats are nursed to health before being placed in one of our 550 volunteer foster homes. Each year, we find forever-homes for 1800+ cats and kittens.

VOKRA’s mission is:

“To end cat overpopulation and cat homelessness. We rescue, heal, then home cats – first in our network of foster homes, then in carefully matched, loving, forever homes. We are a passionate, volunteer-driven charity with extensive cat care experience. We believe that no-kill is the only responsible approach, that TNR (Trap Neuter Return) works, and that cats are awesome!”

POSITION SUMMARY

The Corporate Giving & Engagement Officer will assist in developing and expanding corporate partnerships and providing support for partner-driven campaigns and philanthropic activities. They will be responsible for liaising with partners to foster long-term positive relationships. To succeed, they will need a team mindset, creativity, a nuanced understanding of corporate social responsibility matters, and excellent communication and negotiation skills.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Builds and develops partner and sponsor relationships by:

Actively seeking out and initiating new partnerships, targeting various opportunities involving corporate and community partners.

Developing and maintaining long-lasting relationships with current partners and harnessing the potential of each partnership.

Identify partners’ needs for acknowledgment and visibility in order to negotiate mutually beneficial partnership terms.

Deliver excellence in donor relations to maximize revenue gained from partnerships.
Actively participating in networking events to build sustainable business relationships.

Ensures the success and seamless execution of corporate campaigns and events by:

Securing sponsorships for VOKRA events such as our annual walk.

Collaborating with the Fundraising Manager and marketing team to develop corporate giving campaigns, information digital kit, and sponsorship/corporate recognition.
Maintaining expert knowledge of philanthropy trends and best practices, sharing expertise with the team.
Maintaining knowledge of VOKRA’s mandate, history, structure, objectives, programs, and financial needs. 

As part of the fundraising team and under the guidance and direction of the fundraising team lead, works independently as well as part of a team. 

WORKING CONDITIONS

100% remote with 1-2 in-person meetings per year, location agreed upon by team members and attending 3rd party events when necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS & ATTRIBUTES

Minimum of 2 years of experience in a related role in a fundraising environment. or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
Knowledge of business development strategies and techniques.

Excellent sales and negotiation skills.

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Strong time management and research skills.

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite programs and Google Docs.

Experience with donor database management.

Knowledge of Revenue Canada Guidelines, FOIPOP, and Records Management is an asset.

Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with team members, stakeholders, and donors.

Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise considerable judgment, tact, and discretion while imparting sensitive and confidential information.

Ability to work effectively as a part of a team, or independently, with a positive attitude.

In-depth knowledge of cat rescue is an asset but not required. 

The ability to volunteer 5 hours min per week and check in when necessary.

We ask that only those who can make a serious commitment to volunteering with VOKRA apply for this role. 

Please apply with your resume to kdeweerdt@vokra.ca

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