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STARS Career Opportunity

Development Officer, Events

Location: Winnipeg

Closing Date: Mar 1, 2017

The Development Officer (DO) works to ensure STARS fundraising goals are met by being a key member of a donor-centered development team. The Development Officer will be strategic, creative and be a sales-driven fundraiser who will be an integral part of the fundraising and donor engagement strategy for the Manitoba team. The Development Officer will both work independently and as part of a team to organize and run a number of successful fundraising events each year.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop, implement and manage exemplary fundraising and engagement plans and strategies to meet the organizations’ revenue objectives for event fundraising.

  • Manage and execute all aspects of event organization from event idea generation, budget, sales, sponsorship, in-kind contributions, critical path, logistics and programming with a view to maximize revenue generation and minimize expenses while producing a high-quality experience.

  • Manage and train volunteers required for each event.

  • Manage the prospect pipeline, understanding when to move mid-level donors to major gifts.

  • Develop, evaluate and propose new event ideas and initiatives to support revenue generations and ensure all events are evaluated with a view to appropriateness, feasibility and cost-effectiveness.

STARS is fast paced and exciting place to work, and the Development Officer, Events will thrive in this type of environment as an enthusiastic and energetic team member. Attention to detail, customer service ethic and communication strength is essential. Microsoft Office knowledge and experience are required. Raiser’s Edge experience is considered an asset. The successful candidate will have a minimum of five years of similar experience with a proven track record.

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: March 1, 2017.

While we thank everyone for their interest, we are only able to contact applicants selected for an interview. You are encouraged to watch for future opportunities by checking

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While we thank everyone for their interest, we are only able to contact applicants selected for an interview. You are encouraged to watch for future opportunities by checking

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (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 27,000 missions since 1985, and operates from six bases across Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, including Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Regina, Saskatoon and Winnipeg.