Heart and Stroke Foundation is a place that values championing health and has a bias for action as we tackle heart disease and stroke. Our mission is to promote health, save lives and enhance recovery. We are committed to a culture that exemplifies our core values: CHAMPION Health, PRACTICE Humility, EMBRACE Change, DRIVE impact, LEARN and GROW and BE HEARTFELT
Who we need?
Are you striving to make a positive impact on the health of people in Canada through your work?
If you would like to get up every morning knowing that your workday will be like no other, that you are working amidst a dynamic team who embraces new ideas, sees disruption as opportunity and makes every voice heard, then we are looking forward to receiving your application.
This full-time position reports to the Manager, Program Development, Jump Rope for Heart in our Toronto office, however this position is not limited to working out of Ontario. Qualified candidates from across Canada are encouraged to apply. Heart and Stroke is committed to supporting the health, wellbeing, and safety of our employees and their families. As such, remote work arrangements are currently in place and we are regularly reviewing this as we monitor public health guidelines.
How you will make an impact every day
Jump Rope for Heart (JRFH) is an annual health education event that strives to put the “fun” into fundraising. JRFH engages more than 1 million children across 4000 schools in Canada and is a well-loved program that gets kids moving and teaches them lifesaving information such as the FAST signs of stroke and EASY Healthy Habits.
Your role will support the team in the execution of the day-to-operations, including but not limited to: email promotions, marketing, communications, supply management, budgeting, data management and program development.
Help us to keep kids moving and empower them to be in charge of their heart and brain health- every day! If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please read below for more details.
Program Development – Strategic Input
Provide input to program plans including strategies, tactics and executional considerations and develop contingency plans as necessary to achieve goals
Develop innovative ideas for testing so as to reduce costs and drive revenue
Identify best practices in the industry that could be tested and integrated into the program
Ensure a thorough understanding of the target market and other stakeholders
Execute surveys and research requirements
Review processes and investigate efficiencies to support current and future business needs
Assist with development of online/offline bilingual materials, communications and other tools
Establish agreed-upon approval process and obtain sign off on plans and communications
Act as a lead member of the program website development team to ensure smooth transition of website and create constituent resources for the website
Support website testing and monitoring for improved user experience
Assist in delivering and executing online strategies including website, email, social media
Lead email writing, list preparation, deployment and key member for e-Communications plan
Proactively investigate opportunities and handles any issues, working closely with key stakeholders
Program Operations Support
Lead the planning and tactical execution of the Jump annual program plans to support the successful delivery of all program targets
Work with vendors and internal partners to ensure that all project deliverables are met on time, on strategy and on budget.
Collaborate with internal Analytics teams to gather and analyze data from previous executions (stakeholders, the competitive landscape, key metrics, financial performance and market trends) to bring forward insights and identify national and local opportunities.
Lead the fulfillment process with the operations team, forecasting, prototyping, write-offs, inventory replenishment and field communication. Communicate direction and decisions, seeking input from Manager and other stakeholders.
Coordinate mass mailing activities (if required) such as appeal letters, emails and thank you letters
Provide input into field and volunteer training materials, assist in delivery of training as needed
Develop, coordinate and execute annual program promotions including promotion prize, website setup, email communication, rules and regulations and fulfillment
Develop how-to guides, video’s and support aids for successful program execution and provide input into the development of training materials for national webinars and regional training workshops
Review processes related to execution of programs and identify opportunities to improve or increase efficiency
Support internal customer service inquiries regarding execution of programs
Manage critical paths, including program master timeline, creative development, print and production
Ensures program resources are updated on internal SharePoint site for field teams
Respond to requests from internal stakeholders, volunteers and donors
Coordinate and execute weekly correspondence to the regional teams
Monitor current year reports and identify areas for concerns and contingency opportunities
Resolve questions coming from the field related to the Jump website
What you bring:
A university Degree and 2-3 years of work experience in marketing, communications or fundraising
Project Management preferred – 1-2 years’ experience
Program Development and Fundraising experience preferred
Working knowledge of website development, email, digital and social media
Experience working with cross functional teams and ability to influence outcomes
Superior organizational skills in planning, executing and completing projects by deadlines
Self-Motivated, works independently and collaboratively as part of a team
Big picture thinking with absolute attention to detail and follow through
Results driven and metrics focused with a passion for continuous improvement
Focused and committed attitude to drive processes and achieve results
Track record of solid working relationships with teammates and other stakeholders
Sound judgment, ability to think creatively and excellent problem solving skills
Demonstrated superior analytical and critical thinking skills
Excellent verbal and written communication, as well as, presentation skills
PC Knowledge – Word, Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Power Point, Go To Meetings
If you want to join the fight against heart disease and stroke while building an engaged and giving community, apply by March 3, 2021. To learn more about our mission, our values and the difference our foundation makes in the lives of Canadians at every age, visit our website.
Candidates from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. We are committed to fostering an inclusive, barrier-free and accessible environment. If you have been contacted for an interview and require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise and we will work with you to meet your needs.
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