We’re hiring an Events and Fundraising Specialist

August 12, 2022

The application deadline has passed.

18-month contract starting September 2022 with possibility of extension.

Part time (Averaging 20-25 hours/week)

Epilepsy Ottawa is seeking a dynamic Events and Fundraising Specialist to build agency capacity through evolving our events and fundraising practices.

The Events and Fundraising Specialist is responsible for expanding our signature fundraising event (a unique fitness competition) with year-round components and online engagement, identifying and executing new fundraising opportunities and events, and diversifying agency revenue streams. The successful candidate must be local to the Ottawa region in order to facilitate community relationships and the events themselves.

Major Duties/Responsibilities

  • Engage in and assist with October 2022 event.
  • Create short-term and medium-term strategy for event-growth, with a long-term plan for scaling up our events.
  • Implement short-term event strategy, evaluate, and adapt medium- and long-term event strategy accordingly.
  • Create and execute launch for 2023 signature event.
  • Identify and execute fundraising opportunities/events for spring 2023.
  • Build community partnerships with potential sponsors, teams, third party fundraisers, etc.
  • Identify and pursue additional revenue streams.
  • Manage donor development and donor stewardship.
  • Source and oversee specialists where necessary (web developer, social media marketer, online engagement consultant, etc.).
  • Manage project budget.


Post-secondary degree in a related area or equivalent experience – e.g. Event Management, Fundraising Management, Philanthropy, Digital Event Strategist. Experience and knowledge directly related to the essential job functions must be defined in cover letter.

Ideal Candidate

  • Minimum two years related professional experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with stakeholders and the public.
  • Caring and compassionate by nature.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and diplomacy skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Organized, self-directed with the ability to work well alone and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated organization skills and the ability to effectively multi-task and triage.
  • Creative thinker and problem solver.
  • Highly focused on attention to detail.
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Understanding and respect for diversity and those with disabilities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in working with individuals that are part of a vulnerable community or are living with a chronic health condition.

About Epilepsy Ottawa

Epilepsy Ottawa is a not-for-profit, charitable agency dedicated to improving the quality of life for those living with epilepsy or seizure disorders and those closest to them through support services, education, advocacy, and on-going public awareness. The agency provides services to those affected by epilepsy in the Ottawa region, including the wider rural communities (Lanark County, Renfrew County, Prescott-Russell County, and Stormont Dundas & Glengarry Counties).

Epilepsy Ottawa is committed to workplace diversity and provides accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout our hiring process. If you require an accommodation, please let us know through your cover letter.

[Epilepsy Ottawa’s Covid-19 Safety Protocol requires full vaccination against COVID-19 for everyone working in our office. Accordingly, an offer of employment will be conditional upon the successful candidate providing proof of full vaccination. Any exemption request will be considered on a case-by-case basis and granted only where the request meets the requirements of applicable legislation.]

How to Apply

Please submit your CV and a cover letter highlighting why you’re the best candidate for this position to info@epilepsyottawa.ca by 9:00am on Monday August 29, 2022.

While we appreciate all applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.