Blue Dot Special Event Coordinator

Link to mission:
Our mission at the David Suzuki Foundation is to protect nature’s diversity and the well-being of all life, now and for the future. Blue Dot aims to establish the legal right to a healthy environment for all people in Canada at all levels of government so everyone, regardless of where they live or who they are, can have access to basic needs like clean air and water.

It’s hard to believe, but we are approaching the fifth anniversary of Blue Dot. Our accomplishments since then give us a lot to be proud of. We need you to help us coordinate an event to celebrate our successes, recognize the volunteers who have made it possible and recharge our community around concrete actions that will move us closer to achieving environmental rights for all people in Canada.


Tasks and responsibilities:
You will:
Oversee most administration for the event
Assist with coordination of volunteers/staff
Contribute ideas for how to amplify attendee experience
Work with vendors, suppliers and other resources (e.g., catering, supplies)

Skills and knowledge required:
You:
Have experience organizing, planning and coordinating events
Thrive in a fast-paced environment
Are highly organized
Are task-oriented
Are able to multi-task multiple priorities
Have strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills
Have strong written and verbal communication
Are adaptable and flexible to changing priorities
Are able to work without supervision
Have good knowledge of Excel spreadsheets
Have good knowledge of budgeting
Have knowledge of Eventbrite
Have an interest in and commitment to the mission of the David Suzuki Foundation
Have your own computer and cellphone for communication

Reports to: Izzy Czerveniak, Blue Dot Community Organizer for B.C., Territories and Atlantic Canada


Time commitment:
Two hours a day, two days per week from September 23 to after the event (end of November)
Can be done remotely

Support and training provided:
Support will be provided weekly as needed
This role will require frequent communication and decision-making

Benefits to the volunteer:
In exchange for your generous time, you:
Can feel good about offering your unique skills to an organization that is driving change
Will have opportunities to learn more about the environmental rights campaign
Will be invited to future David Suzuki Foundation networking events
Sharpen your event-planning skills
Can request a letter of reference (if needed)

Apply by:
Please send your cover letter and resume to izzy@davidsuzuki.org by Friday September 20. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate(s) is found.
 




Community Giving Representative - Vancouver Office

The David Suzuki Foundation is seeking professional, passionate volunteers who have a talent for customer and donor services to join the Foundation's Development team. Community Giving Representatives help us work towards our mission of protecting the diversity of nature and our quality of life, now and for the future. We are looking for individuals who can help us to maintain our reputation as one of Canada's most innovative and donor-focused charities, primarily through phone interaction with active donors. As an ambassador for the David Suzuki Foundation, you will go above and beyond to deliver exceptional donor experiences and help us build long-term relationships with our supporters. This is an excellent opportunity for someone hoping to gain insight and skills useful for entering into a donor relations career with any non-profit. 

Tasks and responsibilities:
  • Call current donors for updates to their monthly gifts and their contact information
  • Input and edit data in The Raiser's Edge database and work in multiple donor relationship management databases
  • Assist with other projects, as required, including processing incoming mail donations, sending outgoing tax receipts and letters,  completing personal thank-you calls and notes to donors, and other donor recognition and stewardship activities as needed
Skills and knowledge required:
  • You are an enthusiastic and vibrant communicator with exceptional phone skills
  • You are a natural at multi-tasking and can easily master detail-oriented work
  • You understand how important donors are in supporting the Foundation's work
  • You are a computer savvy, able to pick up new software programs with ease
  • You are a relationship builder and can put yourself in "our supporter's shoes"
  • You see supporter questions and concerns as amazing opportunities to improve Foundation practice and strengthen the relationship with our supporters
  • You possess good judgement and discretion
  • You are familiar with the Foundation's work and enjoy sharing out important work
  • Customer or donor service experience is an asset 
Reports to:
Lorena Harrison, Senior Development Coordinator, Community Giving Team


Time Commitment:
  • One three-hour bi-weekly shift at the Foundation's Vancouver office
  • Minimum six-month commitment
  • Shifts are available Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m or 1 - 4 p.m.
Support and training provided:
  • Volunteers will receive Foundation orientation
  • Supervisor, key staff and senior volunteers will provide training and ongoing support necessary for success in this role
Benefits to the volunteer:
  • Gain essential donor relations and fundraising skills and experience working in a non-profit
  • Gain valuable communication skills
  • Gain experience with multiple fundraising databases, including The Raiser's Edge
  • Gain in-depth experience in and knowledge of David Suzuki Foundation programs
  • Reference letter upon successful completion of position
  • Opportunity to attend exciting, informative Foundation workshops
  • Connect with members of your community and be part of the Foundation's mission
  • Organic, fair-trade coffee and tea as needed!

Apply by: submitting your cover letter and resume as one document. Rolling interviews will take place until the available volunteer position is filled.

 
 




Portrait photographer

Link to Mission:
The David Suzuki Foundation empowers people to take action in their communities on the environmental challenges we collectively face. As a portrait photographer, you will be helping to raise awareness of the work of the Foundation and introduce our people and work to a broader audience. Through your photos, you will capture the authenticity and dedication of our staff and the impact of our work. Together, we can put a human face to our work and bring the Foundation’s story to a broader audience.
 
Tasks and responsibilities:
  • Three portrait photographs (bust, ¾ seated shot, ¾ standing shot) of each of the nine staff members in the Foundation’s Ontario office. These photos will be made available for media on the Foundation’s website.  

Skills and knowledge required: 
  • Experience photographing people indoors
  • Access to professional camera equipment
  • Access to photo editing software (Lightroom)
  • Professional demeanour, approachable, friendly and flexible
  • Commitment to the Foundation’s mission
Reports to: Stefanie Carmichael, Communications Specialist

Time commitment:
  • Half day of shooting plus 1-2 hours to edit and upload the photos for transfer. The date is flexible depending on your availability.
Support and training provided:
  • You will be introduced to all staff at the Foundation’s Ontario office and given a briefing. The Communications staff will be available at all times for questions and support to produce the final product.
 
Benefits to the volunteer:
  • Gain experience in portrait photography
  • Meet DSF staff and learn more about our campaigns
  • Garner recognition of your work on the DSF website and in media
  • Be part of DSF’s mission to protect nature and our quality of life
  • Potential long-term collaboration
  • Coffee and snacks!
Apply by:
To apply for this position, please forward your resume to scarmichael@davidsuzuki.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To learn more and see the detailed specifications for the photos, you are welcome to email the above address.
 

 
 
 




Public Information Team Member - Vancouver Office

The David Suzuki Foundation is Canada’s most trusted environmental organization and each day its Vancouver office receives many public requests and inquiries. The Public Information Team facilitates connections between the public and our staff.  We provide the first response to individuals contacting the Foundation.
 
Deliverables: 
  • Be the first point of contact for the David Suzuki Foundation at the front desk
  • Attend mandatory preparedness training
  • 3-4 hours per shift: respond to public email inquiries
  • Ongoing throughout shift - route telephone calls and welcome visitors   
  • Ongoing throughout shift - assist projects with data entry 
  • Occasional - assist other departments with one-time projects 
Skills and Knowledge Required:
  • Current knowledge and commitment of the DSF mission and vision
  • Strong communication skills, eloquent, accurate and concise writing skills and great email etiquette
  • Comfort with Microsoft Office, specifically Outlook
  • Comfort working very independently in a quieter environment
  • Friendly,sincere and professional telephone manner
  • Good judgment when dealing with sensitive issues
  • Ability to take on multiple tasks, attention to detail
Reports to:  Kim Vickers, Public Information and Office Administration Coordinator 
 
Time Commitment:
  • 6 month minimum commitment
Shifts Available:  

Monday - 12 noon to 5 pm
Wednesday - 12 noon to 5pm
Friday 10am - 3p
m

  Organizational Support:
  • Successful volunteers will receive an orientation to the Foundation 
  • Supervisor and other key staff will provide the specific training and ongoing support necessary for success in this role.
Benefits to the Volunteer:
  • Gain valuable communication and public engagement skills
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of DSF programs and get to know DSF staff
  • Reference letter upon meeting time commitment and successful completion of position
  • Organic, fair-trade coffee and tea as needed!
  • Bi-annual social outings with team members
  • Access to the DSF library
  • Invitations to ongoing lunch and learns
  • Be part of DSF’s mission to protect the diversity of nature and our quality of life
Apply by: submitting your cover letter and resume as one document. Rolling interviews will take place until the position is filled. 

 



 




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