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Fundraising & Communications Coordinator - Downtown Eastside Women's Centre

Province: Vancouver, British Columbia
Position: Fundraising & Communications Coordinator
Deadline: March 31, 2022
Posted: February 28, 2022

Job Description / Duties

The Fundraising & Communications Coordinator will work as part of the Fund Development Team to carry out the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre (DEWC) fund development strategy. She will ensure fundraising strategies pursue opportunities to support the services, programs and project work and reflect the mission and statement of principles of the society.

Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Fundraising & Communications Coordinator will work closely with the Fundraiser Committee to lay the groundwork for improved fundraising and marketing of the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre. She will work from a feminist perspective and within an anti-oppression framework.


Implements the fundraising strategy, including undertaking activities to increase income from individual donors, corporations; and on-line giving. Facilitates DEWC’s engagement and participation in 3rd party events. Implements the donor engagement strategy taking initiative to build and maintain long-term relationships with current and potential donors. Researches and follows-up with potential donors to identify and evaluate funding sources. Represents DEWC at fundraising and public awareness events and meets with supporters. Supports the Fundraising Committee/ sub-committees, and on request, participates in Board of Directors meetings to present annual planning and progress reports and to provide information, advice and guidance related to fundraising

Event Planning

Plans and coordinates all aspects of DEWC fundraising events such as Herstory in Focus, the Scotia Run, and Eastside 10K. Convenes and supports DEWC Event Sub-Committees


Creates and evaluates marketing and communication activities to maximize opportunities for promoting DEWC and build links with potential and existing supporters. Develops and implements a marketing strategy including improving engagement with social media, including Facebook, Twitter, etc. Coordinates the design and production of external communication and marketing tools, including the donor newsletter, brochure, and the Annual Report. Oversees the development and maintenance of the DEWC Website.


Coordinates day to day activities, including receiving and responding to donor enquiries. Facilitates the implementation and maintenance of a donor data base. Oversees the processing of financial donations and in-kind contributions, including the production of charitable tax receipts.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Qualifications required:
• At least 3 years experience in non-profit fund development including donor engagement, grant writing and administration
• Experience and/or education developing and implementing fundraising strategies within the non-profit environment.
• Must be IT proficient with current and extensive data base experience.
• Must have knowledge of and aptitude for social media platforms.
• Experience with all aspects of event planning is required..
• Knowledge of non-profit financial and account operations including budget creation
• Efficient organizational skills including record keeping, scheduling, and problem-solving abilities
• Demonstrated administrative skills, including report writing
• Strong conflict resolution skills and practice
• Excellent communication skills required, including the ability to work in a respectful and cooperative manner with donors, co-workers, and centre members
• Ability to work within a sometimes chaotic environment and with a diverse community of women
• Candidate must undergo a criminal record check
• Women with addiction issues need to be at least 2 years clean and sober
• Must have a strong working knowledge and analysis of the issues impacting women in the DTES, including violence against women, mental health, homelessness, and addictions
• Candidate must work from strong feminist analysis and within an anti-oppression framework

Additional Information

Benefits of Joining the DEWC Team

Healthcare: Extended health includes MSP, dental, vision, prescription medications, select alternative therapies, EAP life insurance and long-term disability.
Vacation & Leave: Vacation at 6% in the first year and 8% after. Sick leave credit. Access to other special leaves to handle family or personal situations
For your Retirement: Enrolled in the Municipal Pension Plan with a matching contribution from DEWC when eligible.
Other perks: Compressed work schedule, Employee loan program; Regular staff development days; DEWC employees are considered first for any open positions.


 Start Date: March 2022, Permanent– Full-time, Monday to Friday
 Excluded position - Salary - $57K to $67K depending on experience + generous health and welfare benefits
 Location – 312 Main Street, Vancouver
 Posting Closing Date: Open until the position is filled

Please send your resume and cover letter to
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Indigenous women and women of colour are strongly encouraged to apply / Additional languages spoken an asset.

**While we thank all applicants for their interests, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted**

Salary: $57K to $67K depending on experience

Contact Information

Please send your resume and cover letter to

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Employer Profile

The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre exists to support and empower women and children living in extreme poverty in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. High levels of violence, homelessness, addictions and poverty characterize this community where women and children are particularly vulnerable to exploitation, injustice and injury. Through the Drop-In Centre and Emergency Night Shelter, we provide practical support to over 600 women and children daily to survive the conditions of ill health and violence that surround them.