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Job Title
: Program Coordinator, Dragonfly Pond Family Society

Posting Date: August 3, 2017

Closing Date: August 15, 2017

How to Apply: If you are up for the challenge and would like to be considered for this exciting opportunity, please forward resume and a cover letter (in Word or PDF format) by email to: dragonfly@vip.net 






The Program Coordinator, Dragonfly Pond Family Society is responsible for the creation, implementation and execution of a broad range of community initiatives, fundraising and outreach programs that support the mission and strategic direction of Dragonfly Pond Family Society.


Reporting directly to the board of directors, the Program Coordinator will successfully implement a wide range of community focused programs and initiatives that will result in a long term significantly increased community profile, sustained funding and program participation for Dragonfly Pond Family Society







Responsible for laying a foundation for long-term support including grant applications and the soliciting, cultivation and stewardship of donors and prospective donors.


Makes presentations and conducts face-to-face meetings to build relationships and solicit financial support with donors, prospective donors, service groups, Mayor and Council on the need for capital and operational support.


Works with the local volunteers to ensure strong buy-in and long-term support.  


Develops and implements, with the board of directors, an annual fundraising plan for the society integrated with planned programs ensuring all targets are met. This will also include developing new and existing donor relationships, the execution of fundraising events as well as supporting volunteer-led events in the community.







Acts as a spokesperson for Dragonfly Pond on numerous platforms including social media

Regularly liaises with media representatives on the status of programs, fundraising and other ways the society impacts the community.


Develops, coordinates and supervises community outreach activities that ensure high visibility, brand recognition and regular exposure of Dragonfly Pond Family Society in the community.


Effectively manages programs ensuring constant review of expenses and revenues to ensure that the Society meets financial targets.


Represents Dragonfly Pond at community events, seeking advantageous partnerships with community businesses, vendors and individuals. Seeks opportunities to promote the society at community events in order to strengthen relationships with corporate sponsors and donors.

Reply to public/donor/current and prospective member inquiries in a courteous, efficient and professional manner providing a high level of personalized customer service in a courteous manner; providing information satisfactory to the needs of the customer and assist in resolving escalated customer service complaints in a timely manner.


To perform other duties as assigned.



Post-Secondary education/work experience in a related field preferred

Fundraising experience

Experience working in the charitable sector preferred

Valid Class 5 BC driver’s license

Previous leadership or supervisory experience preferred

Experience/interest working with children/children with complex care needs preferred  

Must be able to work with other staff, volunteers, and the public in a positive, practical manner and be able to work with minimum supervision

Ability to prioritize demands on time

Must possess excellent verbal, written and organizational skills

Advanced computer skills sufficient to deal effectively with the administrative duties including answering emails, promoting through social media, generating reports and updating records.

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