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Company Name:
ALS Society of Alberta
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Calgary, Alberta
Fundraising and Volunteerism
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Associate Degree

Manager, Communications and Fundraising

The ALS Society of Alberta


Reporting to the Executive Director, the Manager, Communications and Fundraising is responsible for the strategic leadership and the activities associated with the design, organization, direction, implementation and evaluation of all aspects of communications and fundraising for the Society. This position is also responsible for the management of the Society’s events in Southern Alberta and acts as a liaison with community fundraisers to ensure all events are operated in conjunction with Society guidelines and procedures.

A goal-oriented self-starter who is passionate about communications and seasoned fundraiser, the Manager will enjoy working independently to pursue opportunities while actively engaging peers and team members.  A model of poise and professional conduct, the ideal candidate will strive for excellence when working with donors, volunteers, clients and colleagues. Methodical and consistent, with a strong attention to detail and accuracy, the Manager, Communication and Fundraising will work with a high degree of integrity and accountability.  A proactive communicator, the successful candidate will anticipate challenges and engage colleagues, ensuring total transparency. 


The Manager must be willing and able to travel in Alberta and occasional trips to Edmonton will be required. 


Key Accountabilities

The Manager, Communication and Fundraising will oversee the communications and fundraising for the ALS Society, specifically:

  • Develop and implement the Society’s strategic communication and fundraising plans;
  • Maintain the Society’s website with frequent updates;
  • Create and implement the Society’s social media and digital advertising campaigns;
  • Develop and design all print marketing materials in accordance with the Society’s brand guidelines;
  • Work with the media to increase awareness of the ALS Society and its mission;
  • Manage the ordering and distribution of all incentive marketing pieces;
  • Approve all external communications for the Society and prepare speaking notes for events;
  • Assist in the creation and implementation of a resource development plan which increases revenue and enhances awareness to support the strategic direction of the Society;
  • Set fundraising goals and monitor all fundraising activities in order to evaluate success, and manage a fund development budget;
  • Research public and private grant agencies and foundations in order to identify alternate sources of funding;
  • Organize solicitation drive of pledges of ongoing support from individuals, corporations, and foundations while also implementing planned giving initiatives; 
  • Act as a liaison for community events in Southern Alberta to ensure that all third party organizers are effectively supported and adhere to established processes (CRA, Fundraising Act);
  • Act as the main contact for the committees associated with the ALS Society’s signature events such as Betty’s Run and the WALK for ALS.



  • Undergraduate degree in communications, public relations, marketing or related field  


Key Competencies:

  • 3-5 years of communications experience in a similar role;
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills, alongside a self-driven work ethic;
  • Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends;
  • Experience in developing strategic communications plans;
  • Demonstrated experience in project management;
  • Knowledge and experience of the Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop);
  • Knowledge of online applications such as Google Adwords, Squarespace, Facebook ads;
  • Mastery of various Microsoft Office applications;
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to travel throughout Alberta as needed.