Frontier College is a national, charitable literacy organization that was founded in 1899. We work with children, teens, adults, and families who need help to improve their literacy skills. We work with a variety of partner organizations to deliver volunteer-run, community-based programs across Canada. Frontier College is accredited under the Imagine Canada Standards program.
In 2017, RBC provided funding to support internships at Frontier College as part of the bank’s Future Launch initiative, developed as a result of two years of conversations with youth across the country. Over 10 years, RBC Future Launch will invest in areas that help young people learn skills, experience jobs, share knowledge and build resilience.
We are currently seeking an intern to support our signature fundraising event, the Scrabble Corporate Challenge, along with the development of a digital fundraising campaign within the Development department. The Development and Events portfolio at Frontier College comprises special events (fundraising, internal, and public), third party events, sponsorship, cause related marketing partnerships, and local community and business engagement.
The successful candidate will report directly to the Director, Communications and Annual Giving, will work with other members of the Development department, and will work closely with the Events & Development Coordinator. The intern will receive training and mentorship in a friendly and positive environment.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Skills and Attributes
- Assist the coordination of logistics, promotion, and execution of Frontier College’s signature fundraising event, the Scrabble Corporate Challenge
- Support sponsorship outreach activities, including preparing proposals
- Develop an engaging digital fundraising campaign and provide support to online and off-line revenue-generating activities
- Collaborate closely with development colleagues in increasing support from individuals to support the revenue generation plan (includes writing and researching various ad hoc reports, acknowledgements, and other general administrative requirements)
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Highly organized and great attention to detail - Proven administrative and analytical skills
- Strong organizational and time management skills to determine work priorities and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced and resource-lean environment - Demonstrates initiative and problem-solving skills
- Able to work independently and within a team
- Proven ability to exercise diplomacy and good judgment
- Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications. Social media knowledge, as it relates to marketing events and community engagement, is also an asset
- Proficient in design software (Adobe, Canva, etc.)
- Must be 18-29 years old
- Charitable sector experience in event fundraising
- Bilingualism (French/English) written and spoken an asset
- Prior experience with fundraising database software
- Prior experience with Frontier College and/or the literacy field
Job involves occasional moving of event supplies and equipment. Heavy lifting required.
Compensation: $14/hour – 2 days per week (12 weeks)
Interested candidates should send resumé and covering letter to:
Meredith Roberts, Director, Communications and Annual Giving
Closing date: January 9, 2019.
For more information about Frontier College visit www.frontiercollege.ca
You will be contacted if you are selected for an interview.
We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from diverse individuals who self-identify on the basis of any of the protected grounds under the Human Rights Code. We are committed to integration and maintaining the independence of individuals and removing barriers to accessibility in the workplace. We are committed to full compliance with the Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and all other applicable legislation. We invite applicants to request accommodation, as required, throughout the application and hiring process