• Job Posting: Fundraising Coordinator2014-08-08

    Are you a dynamic, ‘take the initiative’, super-organized people person? Do you have strong communication skills? Are you totally computer literate? Do you love animals?


    The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) St. John’s is hiring a Fundraising Coordinator. Based at the SPCA Shelter, working closely with the Volunteer Coordinator, and reporting to the SPCA Board of Directors, you are responsible for all issues pertaining to fundraising for the St. John’s Organization.


    Your duties include the following:

    • Maintaining and expanding the donor base by actively identifying and contacting potential donors in both the private and corporate sectors.
    • Ensuring smooth oversight and implementation of current fundraising initiatives.
    • Researching, developing and promoting  new fundraising  initiatives that will increase the revenue  base
    •  Preparing and delivering applications, proposals and presentations for grants from government, foundations, trusts or other funding sources.
    • Preparing the content and publication of the quarterly Newsletter.
    • Assisting the Volunteer Coordinator with website maintenance.
    • Working with the Volunteer Coordinator to manage the volunteer-run SPCA Thrift Store operation in Mount Pearl.


    Your skills include:

    -  Competency in both written and oral communication in all forms of media.

    -  Strong communications skills, including the ability to work with a variety of staff and volunteer  personalities in a fast-paced environment.

    -  Strong organizational skills in all areas of fundraising management

    -  Computer literacy in Microsoft suite of products and office productivity products

    -  Knowledge of  ‘Giftworks’ or similar data base, experience in layout and design with Quark Express would both be assets. 

    -  Ability to work productively in an independent, unsupervised environment


    You would have gained such skills through working in a similar position, and/or through training in the areas of marketing, project management, leadership skills and public relations. Your salary will take the above into account, and is commensurate with your experience and training.


    To apply for this position, please send a resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to - attention: Fundraising Coordinator. While we thank all who apply, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Application Deadline: August 22, 2014.


    SPCA St. John’s is one of eight branches of the SPCA in Newfoundland and Labrador. As a charitable organization, we exist through the support of many people who make donations and support our ongoing fund raising initiatives, along with annual grants on behalf of the citizens of Newfoundland and Labrador from the City of St. John’s and the Provincial Government.

  • SPCA Salutes Puffin Patrol!2014-08-15

    Every night, puffins wander out onto the highway on the Southern Shore. Many of them would be killed - except for the Puffin Patrol. These citizen  volunteers collect the puffins, keep them until daylight, and then release them to live another day! These people also help scientists by banding the animals and providing the count for statistical purposes. Should the weather not be suitable for release –too windy or too much kelp on shore that could get the birds tangled, for example – local tour boats bring the volunteers and the puffins out onto the ocean so the birds can be released safely. And, to help prevent the puffins from being attracted to the roadway by lights from houses, citizens of Witless  Bay dim their outdoor lighting . SO, a great big SPCA SALUTE  to the Puffin Patrol and the citizens of Witless Bay!

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