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STARS Career Opportunity

Development Officer, Events - Alberta

Location: Edmonton

Closing Date: Jun 12, 2017

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)

STARS is looking for a strategic, creative and enthusiastic ideas-driven fundraiser with a strong understanding of the central role that events play in an integrated fundraising strategy to join the Edmonton team.

Reporting to the Manager, Events, the Development Officer, Events will be a key member of the donor-centered Development team. The Development Officer, Events is extremely well organized, results driven and has significant experience in managing multiple events and priorities simultaneously.

The successful candidate will be comfortable working independently, or as part of a team, to organize and run a number of successful fundraising events each year. These events will range in size and nature and will include: galas, trail rides, golf tournaments and more. We seek an individual with a minimum 3 years of event planning/fundraising experience, along with a certificate in Event Management or an undergraduate degree in a related field (communications, special events, public relations preferred). Raiser’s Edge or relational database experience is considered an asset. Some travel, evening and weekend work is required.

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 June 12, 2017.

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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.