About Chalice

Chalice (Canada) is a Catholic, Nova-Scotia-based organization consistently categorized by MoneySense Magazine as Canada's top-ranked charity in the field of international aid and development. Our mission is to bring the needs of the poor to the Canadian community and provide material support to some 50,000 needy children and elderly across 57 program sites in 15 countries, including needy families within our own communities.

Summer Student Opportunities with Chalice

New Media Assistant (2 positions)

Chalice (Canada) has two openings for the position of New Media Assistant. These will be full time - 35 hours/week, 14 week term. One position is for a Co-op student and the other can qualify as a Co-op position (if required). Students will have daily person-to-person instruction from the Communications Manager and Communications Specialist.

Position Description: Assist Communications team in creation and distribution of communications content, social media usage, and post scheduling (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), SEO and analytics, write and edit articles for newsletters, brochures, and blog; working with video clips, uploading to YouTube, working with online financial reports, Excel, and database entry. Must be a student completing a Co-op program with a recognized post-secondary institution (Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, BA) or a student returning to studies in the fall.

Skills Required
  • Social media savvy
  • Strong writing skills
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Works well with teams
  • Graphic design and video skills considered an asset
  • Comfortable working in a prayer-filled environment is beneficial.

Please send your resume and a short cover letter indicating why you'd be a great fit for this position to Jill Jackson, .

Job Type: Internship
Deadline: April 29, 2018
Salary: $15.00/hour

Fund Development Assistant

Chalice is hiring a Fund Development Assistant for summer employment. This position is open to students who will be returning to school in the fall. The summer student will support the Fund Development staff in the planning, development, and implementation of campaigns to schools and parish communities, as well as individual sponsors and donors who support Chalice. These campaigns aim to increase awareness of poverty in developing countries and encourage fundraising to support development activities and projects that help those in need.

In close collaboration with the Fund Development staff, the successful candidate will conduct research, look into possible opportunities, and analyze previous campaigns in order to effectively contribute in the creation of brochures and other marketing materials to be used for upcoming campaigns. The summer student will work on the parish and school database to ensure that all information is updated. They will make calls to schools and parishes, inviting them to participate in our programs. The successful candidate will also participate in bi-weekly Fund Development and Communications staff meetings.

Knowledge of marketing principles, proficiency with Microsoft Office, and strong organizational and communication skills are assets. Being comfortable working in a prayer-filled environment is beneficial.

Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter to Catherine Ludovice at no later than Sunday, April 22, 2018.

To learn more about Chalice, explore our website.

Full Time Position with Chalice

Donor Relations Clerk

We are looking for a sociable and highly donor/customer-oriented individual for the position of Donor Relations Clerk. The successful candidate will be responsible primarily for processing donations and communicating with donors verbally and in writing. We are looking for someone who is well-organized, has a keen attention to detail, is committed towards meeting deadlines, is comfortable in and adept at working in a highly computerized environment and enjoys and is effective at speaking with donors.

Please explore our website to find out more information about our organization.

Job Title: Donor Relations Clerk
Job Location: Bedford, Nova Scotia
Reports To: Chief Finance Manager

Key Areas of Responsibility
  • Set up accounts for new sponsors and donors
  • Update donor accounts as necessary
  • Record received donations and sponsorships
  • Reconcile payment transactions
  • Issue receipts
  • Communicate with donors and sponsors and respond to queries regarding accounts

Education, Experience, and Technical Skills
  • Community College and/or University degree in commerce preferred
  • Experience in receivables processing and customer service
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs including Excel, Outlook, and Word

Soft Skils and Competencies
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Critical eye for detail
  • Quick learner; enjoy working in a self-teaching, learning organization
  • Ability to work effectively in a team setting
  • Have excellent time management, organizational, task planning, and prioritization skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Able to adapt quickly to changing customer requirements
  • Maintains confidentiality of information.

Other Requirements
  • 40 hours a week
  • Must be comfortable working in a faith-filled prayer environment

Chalice (Canada) offers benefits including health and travel insurances and a retirement savings plan.

Please submit your CV with cover letter to Anthony Wight by email identifying your salary expectations and availability. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Deadline for submissions is May 2, 2018



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