Relay For Life Youth Fundraising Specialist
Canadian Cancer Society
Waterloo-Wellington, Toronto, ON, CA
6h ago


Reporting to the Manager of Relay For Life Youth (RFLY), Signature Programs, the Relay For Life Youth Fundraising Specialist will work as part of the national RFLY team to actively solicit new business opportunities throughout high schools to meet aggressive revenue targets for the Relay For Life Youth Program which is the fastest growing program at CCS.

This role is responsible for revenue development in southwestern Ontario and is a home-based (remote) position. However, this role demands significant travel to high schools up to 3-4 days a week from September to June with reduced travelling and more concentration on program development in the months of July and August.

Most recruitment and stewardship meetings will be delivered in-person, however some meetings may be done virtually given the evolving COVID-19 circumstances.


  • Recruits new high schools to host Relay For Life events, trains and mentors existing schools to meet revenue goals.
  • Presents the program to potential schools with a focus on student councils, leadership classes, cancer clubs, interested students, teachers, and / or administration.
  • Managing and growing an established revenue portfolio of $800,000 - $1,000,000.
  • Supports and motivates student organizing committees involved with the program at various locations throughout southwestern Ontario to meet participant and fundraising goals;
  • attends committee meetings when necessary.

  • Provides ongoing training and guidance to high school students and teachers organizing Relay For Life.
  • Attends student leadership conferences, speaking to groups of students and teachers at the Relay For Life trade show booth and workshops to secure new high schools to host an event.
  • Participates in planning, delivering content, and coordinating logistics for Relay University’, our training conference for high school student committees.
  • Coaching student committees to implement strategies on topics such as participant recruitment, fundraising, marketing and promotions, and sponsorship for their event.
  • Liaises with regional Canadian Cancer Society office and internal departments regarding the program.
  • Adheres to all administration procedures as required.
  • Works in compliance with the provisions of The Occupational Health & Safety Act and its regulations and complies with CCS’ Health & Safety Policy.
  • Other duties as required.

  • Related post-secondary education; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • At least 1 2 years of fundraising and / or sales experience.
  • Experience working with youth strongly preferred. Working with volunteers and working within the Ontario educational system is an asset.
  • Strong customer service, communication, and interpersonal skills; including the ability to negotiate and influence others.
  • Strong project management, organizational and time management skills.
  • Confident and passionate public speaker that is comfortable presenting to both small and large groups.
  • Frequent travel is required throughout southwestern Ontario. Occasional travelling across Canada occurs for internal meetings and conferences.
  • All necessary travel expenses are covered by the Canadian Cancer Society.

  • Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle are required.
  • Knowledge and / or involvement in the Relay For Life Youth program is an asset.
  • Knowledge of Canadian Cancer Society policies and procedures is an asset.
  • Bilingual in French and English is an asset.
  • A Criminal Records Check is required.

    CCS offers meaningful opportunities to help make a difference in the lives of Canadians with cancer and their families. We arecommitted to fostering a culture that is inspiring, supportive and exemplifies our core values :


    In return for your skills and dedication, we offer an attractive compensation package that encompasses a competitive salary, excellent benefits and the opportunity to have a rewarding employment experience where your contributions can make a true difference every day.

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