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On August 19, 2010, Blake Willford set out on his Harley Davidson motorcycle to meet his wife, Amber, at their holiday trailer near...

STARS Career Opportunity

Development Officer, Events - Alberta

Location: Edmonton

Closing Date: Jun 1, 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 Officer, Events – Alberta (Edmonton Base)

This position reports to the Manager, Events, Foundation, Alberta and is responsible for managing assigned events through the project lifecycle from project assignment to post-project evaluation, many running concurrently. Ensures assigned project objectives are achieved on deadline and on budget. Demonstrated experience, planning, evaluation, fundraising, budgeting, volunteer management, and marketing is required.

You have a minimum of three to five years of experience in event planning or fund development and are capable of establishing effective relationships with volunteers and donors. An organized relationship builder with the ability to multi-task and work well under pressure, you have event planning, MS Office, Raiser’s Edge or other relational database experience. Net Community experience is an asset. Your educational background includes an undergraduate degree in a related field such as Marketing, Special Events, or Public Relations. You are comfortable within a committee structure, willing to travel, and able to work evenings and weekends.

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

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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.