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Company Name:
Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Calgary, Alberta
Fundraising and Volunteerism
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Associate Degree

Program Specialist, Community Fundraising

Program Specialist, Community Fundraising


Do you aspire to give children better futures? Do you want to address housing security right here in Calgary and across southern Alberta? Do you want to help families help themselves?


Habitat for Humanity is one of the world’s best-known non-profits. We build strength, stability and independence for families by making homeownership affordable for working families, in Southern Alberta.


The Program Specialist is part of a collaborative fund development and marketing/communications team.


Community engagement and fundraising are vital to our ability to help families. The Program Specialist, Community Fundraising is responsible for the Build Day program, our flagship Women Build event and third-party fundraising. This role requires skills in the engagement and stewardship of donors, event management, communications, and marketing, to build long-lasting and mutually beneficial partnerships with businesses, individuals and community organizations. Community fundraising programs offer individuals and organizations meaningful and effective ways to help working families and their children achieve strength, stability and independence.


This is an ideal role if you are:


  • An experienced fund development/events professional who enjoys engaging with donors and sponsors
  • Highly organized and able to manage concurrent projects
  • Energized by event management planning and execution
  • A people person. Your professional, yet personable approach connects people to our cause.
  • A critical thinker and problem solver. You are able to create win-win-win scenarios for donors, third parties and Habitat.
  • Able to work some evenings and weekends
  • Not afraid to get your hands dirty outside the office – comfortable on a construction site as it pertains to Build Days and Women Build



 Post-secondary degree (or diploma) in related discipline.

  • Two to five years in event management or related experience
  • Familiarity with  CRM platforms
  • Familiarity with digital fundraising platforms
  • Experience working with community organizations and groups.
  • Comfortable representing Habitat and speaking to groups from corporate boardrooms to attendees at fundraising events.
  • Excellent listening, collaboration and fund development skills.
  • Excellent communication (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to build partnerships with honesty, integrity and possess a standard of excellence.
  • Demonstrate great judgment, nimble thinking and poise under pressure.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and implement practices supportive of diversity.
  • Welcomes responsibility and enjoys taking on a challenge.
  • Access to transportation required.
  • Membership in AFP is an asset.
  • Some evenings and weekends may be required.


About Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta

 Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta is a non-profit organization that brings the community together to help working families enter the housing market. Families purchase their homes at fair market value through Habitat’s affordable mortgage, a no-interest, no-down-payment mortgage where payments do not exceed 25 per cent of their total household income. With the help of sponsors, donors, community partners and volunteers, we also build 20 or more starter homes a year for families to purchase. 


Our affordable homeownership program helps families achieve long-lasting strength, stability and independence and provides a solid foundation for better, healthier futures. Since 1990, we have partnered with more than 250 families across southern Alberta, affecting the lives of more than 600 children. 


Our ReStore social enterprise re-sells quality donated appliances, furniture and home improvement materials in three locations in Southern Alberta.


Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta

#210 – 805 Manning Road NE

Calgary Alberta T2E 7M8  



Interested applicants are invited to send a resume and cover letter by June 29 to:


 [email protected]