Are you looking for more than a job? At World Vision Canada we offer challenging careers that change the lives of children all over the world and it will change yours too. Come and be part of a team of over 500 Canadians with a vision for the world: Life in all its fullness for every child.
You will experience Christian faith in action helping to make real and lasting change in the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children. Join the World Vision Canada team and be part of a powerful and effective force for good: For Children. For Change. For Life.
Job Description:
*Please note the position title, responsibilities and job grade are under review and may change.
The Volunteer Engagement Officer’s role is to provide overall leadership and management to the volunteer program. The primary responsibilities of this role includes strategy and implementation development, including developing procedures, processes and systems for effective engagement and representation of the WV core values, mission and vision. This position will be the focal point of contact and spokesperson for WVC, mobilizing and managing relationships/partnerships through strategic engagement with corporations, churches, institutions, foundations and other agencies.
This position is responsible for the growth and diversification of revenue streams through deepening engagement with the Canadian public and expanding the WV brand. This role contributes to the annual resources-in-kind revenue of 90M-100M which supports field programs in over 30 countries globally. This position reports to the team leader.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop engagement strategy and implementation plan for engagement with new and existing supporters
  • Execute annual operating plan in accordance with engagement strategy
  • Develop training material
  • Develop engagement procedure/process and selection criteria
  • Conduct orientation/training with volunteers
  • Recruit and mobilize qualified volunteers and coordinate schedules
  • Supervise the work of volunteers
  • Ensure volunteers perform work in a safe work environment and in a safe manner
  • Monitor and evaluate performance
  • Maintain effective communication with all stakeholders
  • Research, prospect, cultivate and build new relationships
  • Develop a loyalty retention program (awards/incentives)
  • Design a transformational engagement model
  • Develop and maintain a network of supporters (corporations, churches, youth groups, schools, universities, foundations, etc.)
  • Market/promote the volunteer program (through speaking events, social media, website, marketing brochures and other innovative channels)
  • Systems, Processes, Reporting and Compliance Management
  • Conduct field visits as needed
Job Requirements:
  • University degree, with focus on partnership development/engagement
  • Knowledge and understanding of volunteer engagement sector
  • Knowledge and understanding of global development issues and non-profit sector
  • Stakeholder relationships management
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written)
  • Cross-cultural experience and sensitivity
  • Ability to speak and write English fluently
  • Strong computer skills and Excel, Outlook, Word
  • Strong interpersonal skills and team player
  • Able to travel internationally (undertake field trips and attending meetings/conference/training) as needed
  • 3-5 years in partnership management
  • Valid driver’s license and access to vehicle

World Vision is committed to the protection of children; all offers of employment will be conditional upon the successful completion of reference checks and a Police background check. Qualified candidates must be able to demonstrate a commitment to the core values and mission of the World Vision partnership.
World Vision Canada welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
Interested applicants are asked to complete an online application via our careers website:
Application deadline: September 7, 2016
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