charities coordinator

Reporting directly to the Elks of Canada Executive Director, the Charities Coordinator is responsible for completing the day to day activities necessary to operate the Elks of Canada National Charity, the Elks and Royal Purple Fund for Children.


Listed below are the duties and responsibilities required for the successful achievement of this position:

  • Oversees funding requests for personal assistance requests and works with local Elks Lodges to complete the necessary applications for individual funding to ensure proper evaluation and consideration.
  • Acts as the liaison between the national office (Grand Lodge) and the Charities Committee to evaluate and approve funding requests from individuals and local Lodges for personal support.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with provincial organizations that support the development of children with hearing and speech disabilities, such as ISTAR, SPARC and the BC Family Hearing Resource Society as well as national organizations such as the Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) to ensure that we remain engaged and aware of development in the Speech and Language field.
  • Develop communications strategies that promote the Elks and Royal Purple Fund for Children using key engagement platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, as well as traditional print strategies such as the development of posters and mail campaigns during key times throughout the year to promote the Charity to internal and external groups.
  • Create fund development initiatives and programs that strengthen the ability for the Elks and Royal Purple Fund for Children to assist children with speech and hearing challenges.
  • Develop content to be included in the Elks of Canada Magazine (The Canadian Elk), published 3 times a year, as well as newsletters and information for mail-outs.
  • Create content relevant to the Elks and Royal Purple Fund for Children that will be housed on the Elks of Canada website.
  • Establish, build and maintain connections within the community that will position the Elks and Royal Purple Fund for Children as a charity of choice for external donors
  • Develop the overall strategy for the Fund for Children annually with the Charities Committee, and participate in the Charities Committee discussion to develop a recommended budget and work plan for approval by the Executive Director and the Grand Lodge.
  • Develop the Elks and Royal Purple Fund for Children Annual Report and present an annual message on behalf of the Charities Committee at the Elks of Canada National Convention.
  • Work with the rest of the Grand Lodge staff on all matters related to the operation of the Charity, such as the Golden Book of Memories, donor receipts, etc.
  • Other duties as required to meet the overall goals and objectives of the Elks and Royal Purple Fund for Children
  • Develop, maintain and monitor program policies and processes for activities such as the Fund For Children Scholarships program as well as the Personal Assistance program.



The following skills and experience has been identified as being critical to the overall success of this position:

  • A University degree or college diploma in business administration, economics, marketing, public relations, social policy administration, community relations or another related field is required, as well as 3-5 years' experience in fund development or charity administration.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including experience with Microsoft Excel and Access Database
  • Experience with SAGE Accounting would be an asset, but not a requirement



The following skills and abilities are also critical to the overall success of the position:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to build successful partnerships;
  • Flexibility and time management;
  • Commitment to, passion for and belief in the charitable organization’s aims;
  • Good understanding of the charity and voluntary work sector, and its relationship with other sectors;
  • Appreciation of marketing and PR methods along with commercial understanding;
  • Initiative, creativity and ability to be forward-thinking;
  • Research, analysis and planning skills;
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize;
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt.
  • Understanding of the Elks of Canada, their mission and virtues.


If you are interested in applying for this position please send in a cover letter and resume to kmcbeth@elksofcanada.ca or cblair@elksofcanada.ca