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STARS Career Opportunity

Development Coordinator, Volunteers

Location: Calgary or Edmonton

Closing Date: Jan 29, 2018

When STARS took to the air for the first time over 30 years ago, our founder, Dr. Powell, checked the mail every morning to see if enough donations had been received to keep our doors open one more day. Motivated to dramatically change emergency care for communities across a vast landscape, he threw his passion into creating a helicopter air ambulance service – built and supported by the community.

Today, STARS provides world-class services across Western Canada and continues to be fueled by grassroots community support. For many, STARS is their lifeline.

We want you to be part of the crew that makes this all possible.

Development Coordinator, Volunteers (1.0 FTE, Maternity Leave) - Calgary or Edmonton

Our successful candidate for this position will be responsible for the end-to-end administration of a cross-provincial volunteer program that is focused on fundraising events. Key processes include: communication, recruitment, screening, onboarding, scheduling, record keeping, recognition, and evaluation.

The Development Coordinator, Volunteers contributes to organizational success by ensuring that volunteers at all STARS bases and events are supported and stewarded through consistent, risk-sensitive procedures and processes. Success in this position requires strong attention to detail, process focus, and a sense of urgency that is tempered by strong relationship building and communication skills.

This position frequently works with the fundraising events team, which requires adaptability, balancing multiple urgent priorities, and the ability to independently manage time and work to firm deadlines. Some travel will be required.

You are committed to demonstrating and helping others understand STARS values: safety, teamwork, accountability, respect, and spirit. In your past roles, you shared wins and successes, fostered open dialogue, and defined success in terms of the whole team.

You enjoy working hard most of the time; you are full of energy for facing challenges and you seize opportunities. This is balanced by your patience – you try to understand people and data before acting and you are sensitive to due process and pacing. In addition to your great people skills, you also have technical experience using MS Office, databases (like Raiser’s Edge), and online content management systems (like netCommunity) to support and engage volunteers.

The successful candidate will bring a minimum of 4 years full time experience in at least one of these areas: event planning, volunteer administration, membership administration, human resources, or nonprofit administration. You also have 2+ years post-secondary education OR an equivalent combination of education and experience in: event planning, volunteer administration, or human resources. Certification in Volunteer Administration (CVA) will be considered an asset.

We offer a competitive salary based on education and experience, as well as an excellent organization-paid benefit package with a matched RRSP program.

More importantly, you will be a key member of the STARS organization and a link in our ability to execute our mission of saving lives safely within the chain of survival.

To explore this opportunity further, please submit your resume to

Close date January 29, 2018.

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The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) is a charitable non-profit organization that provides a safe, rapid, highly specialized emergency medical transport system for critically ill and injured patients.

STARS is a well recognized leader in critical patient care, rapid transportation, and emergency medical training and education. We have a unique model of community, corporate and government support that has led to an exemplary record of excellence in patient care and continuous innovation.

STARS has flown more than 33,000 missions since 1985, and operates from six bases across Western Canada, including Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Regina, Saskatoon and Winnipeg.