Communications & Development Assistant
PLEA Community Services Society of BC Vancouver, BC $50,119.49 - 59,141.00 per annum

PLEA Community Services is currently seeking a Full-Time Excluded Communications & Development Assistant for our Communications & Development team. The proposed start date for this position is September 23, 2019. This position is excluded from union membership.

Please submit a resume and cover letter referencing the competition number 64CDA082819. Closing date for Internal Applicants: Friday, September 6, 2019, at 4:30 pm. If the position is not filled internally, it will remain open until filled.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Supports the implementation of communications and fundraising strategies, projects and initiatives.
  2. Maintains the agency's fundraising records, contact database, mailing lists and media lists.
  3. Administers gift processing, acknowledgement and reporting requirements, including the issuing of tax receipts.
  4. Assists in maintaining web content, disseminating materials and executing social media strategies.
  5. Assists in the delivery of events and training initiatives, including the tracking of attendance and the administration of silent auctions.
  6. Organizes gaming licenses and associated activities.
  7. Proofs communications and fundraising materials.
  8. Tracks the agency's media exposure.
  9. Tracks communication and development metrics and key performance indicators.
  10. Prepares presentations, budgets and reports.
  11. Organizes the team's filing systems.
  12. Makes arrangements for meetings. Prepares agendas and records minutes.
  13. Participates in the recruitment and selection of new team members.
  14. Represents PLEA and/or the Communications & Development Team at internal and external meetings and events.
  15. Adheres to all policies and procedures.
  16. Performs other related duties as required.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Strong planning, organizational and time management skills.
  2. Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  3. Able to build and manage relationships with a high level of professionalism.
  4. Able to work accurately and with a high attention to detail.
  5. Able to set own priorities, problem solve, meet deadlines and be accountable for results.
  6. Able to work well individually and as part of a team.
  7. Able to make people feel welcome and included.
  8. Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  9. Able to reflect, promote and protect the culture and integrity of the agency.
  10. An enthusiastic, personable, can-do attitude.

Qualifications, Education and Experience:

  1. A university degree related to project management, business/non-profit administration or the human services sector combined with two year's experience in an administrative role.
  2. Experience using fundraising databases. Specific experience using Income Manager, Gift Tool and Canada Helps is considered an asset.
  3. Experience using content management systems and social media. Specific experience using Eventbrite, Mail Chimp, Facebook, Twitter, Survey Monkey and WordPress is considered an asset.
  4. Experience working in communications, fundraising not-for-profit and/or community organizations is considered an asset.


  1. Satisfactory Criminal Record Clearance.
  2. Use of personal vehicle. This position requires travel in the Lower Mainland and the Fraser Valley.
  3. A valid B.C. Driver's License (Class 5 or Class 7), and a suitable driver's abstract.
  4. Flexible schedule based on 37.5 working hours per week. Usual hours of work are a standard work week from Monday to Friday, 8:30AM to 4:30PM with a 30 minute unpaid lunch break. Occasional evening or weekend hours may be required to attend events.
  5. Documentation that applicant is legally entitled to work in Canada.

Note: PLEA conducts primary source verification of applicant's credentials including education, training, work history, and licensure.

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