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Company Name:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary & Area
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Calgary, Alberta
Fundraising and Volunteerism
Position type:
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Development Officer, Events & Corporate Partnerships

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and Area (BBBS) is a volunteer-driven organization that provides mentoring programs for children and youth in schools and communities throughout Calgary and surrounding areas.  Mentorship is a proven strategy for youth resiliency, future orientation, and social support.  The presence of a caring adult in a young person’s life impacts individuals, society, workplaces, families, and communities.

BBBS currently has an exciting and rewarding career opportunity for an accomplished and passionate Development Officer, Events & Corporate Partnerships to join the organization. This is a contract position from approximately August 2018 through April 2019.

The incumbent will be responsible for the execution of the development strategy for events and associated corporate sponsorships intended to support the mission of the organization.



  • This position reports to the Manager, Fund Development and is accountable for leading the development and execution of the strategy for fundraising events that includes but is not limited to the following events and initiatives: Bowl for Kid's Sake, All-Stars for Kids, BIG Brunch, Third Party Fundraisers, and Casinos.
  • Coordinate all events including the development of Terms of Reference, volunteer management, task lists, timelines, creative, onsite execution, and oversight.
  • Negotiate with venues, suppliers and business units in regard to content, materials, equipment, displays and other essentials to ensure coordinated delivery of events;
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders, internal leadership, communications and committees to effectively deliver successful events;
  • Coordinate the preparation of communications with key stakeholders, establishing protocols and operating procedures with events committees, subcontractors, agency staff, and volunteers;
  • Ensure BBBS needs are aligned with Third Party event objectives, and that brand standards are maintained and events are in compliance with the Canada Revenue Agency;
  • Develop and manage budgets to achieve fundraising targets. Maximize net revenue by securing sponsorships, donations or good and/or services in kind;
  • Establish long-term planning, effective management, and work plan development strategies;
  • Establish evaluation and reporting procedures for special events and projects, including donor/sponsor stewardship;
  • Provide support to community partners to help maximize their fundraising and event goals;
  • Develop and coordinate event volunteer strategies and committees, including working with Volunteer Engagement Coordinator for recruitment, training and volunteer recognition;
  • Provide back up support to Development Officer, Annual Giving & Donor Relations.

    • Strong written and oral communication skills, with efficiency and attention to detail;
    • Proven relationship building skills;
    • Good organizational and multi-tasking abilities, including the ability to meet deadlines with a high quality of work;
    • Demonstrated ability to show initiative and work both independently and as part of a team;
    • Superior problem-solving skills;
    • Experience and strong knowledge of fundraising databases and all Microsoft programs including Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel;
    • An interest in supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraising objectives.


  • Post-Secondary Degree or Diploma in Business, Communications or related field;
  • Demonstrated success in the charitable sector in planning and executing successful fundraising events including, sponsorship solicitation and relationship management;
  • Experienced professional with proven skills and ability to collaborate with staff and volunteers at all levels;
  • Knowledge of Canada Revenue Agency charitable fundraising guidelines;
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office and Fund Development databases;
  • Reliable transportation with minimum $1,000,000 liability insurance and valid driver’s license required;
  • Active membership in the Association of Fundraising Professionals desired.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and Area offers a competitive salary and health benefits. 

    Closing Date: July 13th or until the suitable candidate is found.

    Submit Cover Letter and Resume To:            

    Human Resources
    5945 Centre Street SW
    Calgary, AB
    Email: [email protected] 
    Fax: #403-777-3525

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all candidates for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We regret that we are unable to accept telephone inquiries.