We're Hiring: Outreach and Fundraiser

We're Hiring: Outreach and Fundraiser

Since 1979, Friends of Medicare have played an important role in protecting and strengthening universal public health care in Alberta and across Canada. We are a non-profit, non-partisan coalition of seniors’ organizations, labour organizations, cultural, faith and community groups, and physician, patients and individual Albertans. 

Our members share a concern for the preservation of the five principles of Medicare: comprehensive coverage, universality, accessibility, portability, and public administration on a non-profit basis. We continue to work to advocate for protecting and expanding the universal coverage of the Medicare umbrella and the need to ensure services are not just publicly funded, but publicly delivered.

We are looking for a progressive-minded, passionate individual to join our staff team in Edmonton!


  • Work with the Executive Director to develop and implement a strategic outreach plan to advance Friends of Medicare’s goals.
  • Maintain regular contact and outreach with local Chapters, organizational members, and volunteers to help build capacity and visibility for the organization.
  • Engage in existing chapter development as well as the creation of new local chapters to increase the visibility and engagement of Friends of Medicare across the province.
  • Execute technical elements of engagement plans including event planning, email and text messages, volunteer tracking, and maintaining the database and lists.
  • Work with the Executive Director and other staff to create and implement a plan to grow and increase the Friends of Medicare membership and fundraising capacity.
  • Other related duties as assigned, including support for the priorities of the Board of Directors and organization.


  • Experience in organizing and outreach with the labour movement, community or non-profit organizations, or other campaigns and organizations.
  • Experience encouraging, motivating, recruiting, and working well with volunteers.
  • Experience organizing through digital spaces including texting programs, community management on social media, mass email tools, and so on.
  • Experience in event planning, membership-based organizations and fundraising is an asset.
  • Knowledge of appropriate key community and stakeholder networks.


  • Excellent judgement, demonstrated ability to provide political analysis and strategic advice.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, ability to multi-task, highly organized and detail-oriented.
  • Strong technical skills with communications programs, databases and other software is an asset.
  • Demonstrated skills documenting program progress and plan management.
  • A willingness to travel as required and a valid driver’s license.
  • Experience with training in an adult education setting an asset.


This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal, dependent on funding. 

This is a hybrid position, with work occurring remotely and out of our Edmonton office. The normal work week for this position is forty (40) hours with regular hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. The hours of work for this position may be variable at times and may include evenings and weekends. Any hours over eight (8) hours per day or forty (40) hours per week, will be considered overtime.

The hourly wage for this position is $31.26, plus an RRSP contribution, health spending account, and other benefits as outlined in the Collective Agreement with CUPE Local 474.


Send application with cover letter and resume by email to [email protected] with the subject line “Job Application: Outreach and Fundraising.” 

Posting to close June 14.