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Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC) is comprised of a high-energy, dedicated team determined to make a difference in the fight against blindness. We are motivated by the profound impact that sight-saving research and education programs have on families living with blinding eye diseases. FBC is an equal opportunity employer and supports applicants with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request throughout the recruitment process.

Location: 890 Yonge Street, Toronto

COMPANY & CULTURE:

Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC) is Canada’s largest registered charity committed to sight saving research; contributing over $40M to leading edge eye research. FBC has funded many research discoveries and is accelerating breakthroughs in treatments and cures. Equally important is our commitment to the individuals, families, and friends living with eye diseases through our education programs.

FBC is known for its signature events, Ride for Sight, Comic Vision, and Cycle for Sight. Working from our national office in downtown Toronto, you will join a high-energy, dedicated philanthropy team determined to make a difference in the fight against blindness. We are motivated by the profound impact that sight-saving research and education programs have on families living with blinding eye diseases. You’ll see results.

POSITION SUMMARY:
This individual will play a central role supporting the operations and development of Fighting Blindness Canada’s Vision Care Pathways educational resources. Requiring exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, the Health Information Officer is the lead contact for patients, caregivers, and supporters who call into Fighting Blindness Canada’s Vision Care Helpline to request assistance navigating online resources. This role reports to the Senior Manager of Research and Education, and will also work with the Director of Research and Education to support the operation of Fighting Blindness Canada’s Patient Registry, a database of patients with inherited retinal diseases who are seeking access to clinical trials.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support the development and launch of the Vision Health Helpline
  • Work directly with patients (over the phone primarily) who call the Vision Health Helpline to help them identify the resources they need
  • Undertake special projects in the areas of vision health promotion
  • Explore, create, and test new and innovative technologies and educational delivery models
  • Conduct needs assessments to inform the ongoing iterative development of the Vision Care Pathways resource
  • Respond to inquiries from a diversity of stakeholders about vision health
  • Identify data requirements needed to answer vision health inquiries and provide consistent measurements and processes on program performance
  • Manage the uploading and maintenance of all data related to research and education

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in health sciences-related field
  • Knowledge of ophthalmology, optometry, genetics is an asset
  • Demonstrated ability in project management
  • Demonstrated capacity for creative approaches to health promotion and patient education
  • Demonstrated ability to operate as an effective member of a team
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships through excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and balance multiple, disparate tasks
  • Technically savvy with demonstrated ability to manage large data sets
  • Bilingualism in English and French is considered a strong asset

Compensation

The current annual salary range for this permanent full-time position is $50,000 to $60,000.

Compensation also includes a comprehensive benefit package and membership in the group registered retirement savings plan.

START DATE: As soon as possible

TO APPLY:
Please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@fightingblindness.ca

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Fighting Blindness Canada is an equal opportunity employer and supports applicants with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request throughout the recruitment process. Please email your request for accommodation with your application.

Location: 890 Yonge Street, Toronto

COMPANY & CULTURE:

Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC) is Canada’s largest registered charity committed to sight saving research; contributing over $40M to leading edge eye research. FBC has funded many research discoveries and is accelerating breakthroughs in treatments and cures. Equally important is our commitment to the individuals, families, and friends living with eye diseases through our education programs.

FBC is known for its signature events, Ride for Sight, Comic Vision, and Cycle for Sight. Working from our national office in downtown Toronto, you will join a high-energy, dedicated philanthropy team determined to make a difference in the fight against blindness. We are motivated by the profound impact that sight-saving research and education programs have on families living with blinding eye diseases. You’ll see results.

Overview of Position:

This individual will play a central role supporting the operations and development of Fighting
Blindness Canada’s fundraising program. Requiring exceptional communication and interpersonal
skills, the Donor Relations Administrative Assistant is the lead contact supporters who call into
Fighting Blindness Canada.

This role reports to the Officer of Donor Relations and will also work with the Philanthropy
department to support the operation of Fighting Blindness Canada.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conduct warm thank you calls to new and current donors in the donor database on a weekly
    basis
  • Cultivate and encourage potential/new donors to become more engaged with Fighting Blindness
    Canada
  • Append telephone numbers to donor records by manually looking up the phone number from online
    directories
  • Use donor database software to update donors’ contact history

Qualifications

  • Strong communications, pleasant phone manners and etiquette
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Solid computer skills (proficiency in Microsoft Office)
  • Comfortable to learn and use database/software (Raiser’s Edge, Artez, Team Raiser, Mailchimp)
  • Able to work autonomously and as a member of a team in a fast-paced, high volume environment
  • Adhere to the AFP Fundraising Code of Ethics and the Donor Bill of Rights
  • Bilingualism in English and French is considered a strong asset.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been
    conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and,
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to
    work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

Compensation

The current hourly wage for this contract full-time position is $16.00

START DATE: As soon as possible

END DATE: August 30th, 2019

TO APPLY:

Please submit a cover letter and resume prior to 5pm on July 14th to jobs@fightingblindness.ca

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be
contacted. Fighting Blindness Canada is an equal opportunity employer and supports applicants with
disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request throughout the recruitment process.
Please email your request for accommodation with your application.

Location: 890 Yonge Street, Toronto

COMPANY & CULTURE:

Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC) is Canada’s largest registered charity committed to sight saving research; contributing over $40M to leading edge blinding eye research. Fighting Blindness Canada has funded many research discoveries and is accelerating breakthroughs in treatments and cures.

Working from our national office in downtown Toronto, you will join a high-energy, dedicated team determined to make a difference in the fight against blindness. We are motivated by the profound impact that sight-saving research and education programs have on families living with blinding eye diseases. You’ll see results.

Position Summary:

Reporting directly to the Research & Education Officer, this is an exciting opportunity for an individual looking to:

  • Develop and implement event planning and marketing skills
  • Develop communication and problem-solving skills
  • Develop professional interactions with fundraisers and volunteers
  • Gain practical administrative experience in an office environment

Primary Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Track and maintain inventory of merchandise, fundraising awards and event supplies
  • Organize, package and ship items to regional events as well as prepare invoices and packing slips
  • Data entry, donation processing and other administrative tasks
  • Assist in the promotion of events
  • Solicit and track in kind event donations
  • Source quotes from event vendors
  • Compile and submit event permit applications
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Strong communications, pleasant phone manners and etiquette
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Solid computer skills (proficiency in Microsoft Office)
  • Comfortable to learn and use database/software (Raiser’s Edge, Artez, Team Raiser, Mailchimp)
  • Able to work autonomously and as a member of a team in a fast-paced, high volume environment
  • Adhere to the AFP Fundraising Code of Ethics and the Donor Bill of Rights

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been
    conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and,
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to
    work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

Compensation

The current hourly wage for this contract full-time position is $16.00

START DATE: As soon as possible

END DATE: August 30th, 2019

TO APPLY:

Please submit a cover letter and resume prior to 5pm on July 14th to jobs@fightingblindness.ca

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be
contacted. Fighting Blindness Canada is an equal opportunity employer and supports applicants with
disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request throughout the recruitment process.
Please email your request for accommodation with your application.

FBC has a variety of internship/co-op positions open throughout the year. If you are interested in doing your internship/co-op with us, please do not hesitate to contact info@fightingblindness.ca

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