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Breakfast Club of Canada is looking to hire a Relational Marketing Coordinator to contribute to the organization’s Canada-wide growth.

 

Reporting to the Relational Marketing Senior Advisor, the successful candidate will help develop and maintain relationships with individual Breakfast Club of Canada donors. This person will participate actively in implementing marketing strategies, measure the outcomes and stay up to date on best practices in the area of philanthropy.

 

Breakfast Club of Canada promotes employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals.

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Coordinate writing, production and sending of personalized monthly newsletters.
  • Leverage the CRM to configure donor segmentation and create automated processes.
  • Participate in optimizing the database usage and individual donors’ data collection.
  • Participate in the acquisition, conversion, engagement, and retention initiatives for individual donors.
  • Work in close collaboration with the programs’ team to develop personalized content (testimonials, impactful stories, etc.).
  • Generate and analyze database reports to track donation trends and identify development opportunities.
  • Carry out administrative tasks related to the position (produce monthly reports, draft select documents, create and send newsletters, develop lists, coordinate mailouts).
  • Help assess the effectiveness of selected marketing tactics.
  • Stay informed of the latest industry trends.
  • Respond to telephone and email inquiries related to marketing initiatives and oversee communication with current and prospective donors with professionalism and courtesy.

 

SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS
  • University degree in marketing, business administration, communications or a related discipline.
  • One to three years of experience in a marketing field and/or in philanthropy.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English and French.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office (specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) and an aptitude for learning new applications quickly.
  • Knowledge of CRM platforms (Salesforce, an asset), Google Analytics and Mailchimp or another email marketing program, an asset.
  • Talent for writing compelling marketing copy, an asset.

 

PERSONAL QUALITIES
  • Adherence to Breakfast Club of Canada values.
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills.
  • Resourceful self-starter with an analytical mindset.
  • Excellent time management, prioritization and multitasking skills.
  • Highly organized and versatile.
  • Flexible and able to adapt to change.
  • Capacity to work both independently and as part of a team.

 

WORK CONDITIONS
  • Permanent, full-time position.
  • 40 hours/week, Monday to Friday.
  • Flexible hours.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Personal leave days.
  • Paid day off on your birthday.
  • Group insurance plan.
  • Group RRSP with matching employer contributions.
  • Employee assistance program (EAP).
  • Professional development.
  • Must pass a background check.
  • The successful candidate will be based in a major city in Canada.
  • Target start date: As soon as possible.

 

TO APPLY

Please email your résumé and cover letter to CV@breakfastclubcanada.org.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

breakfast pizza nutrimini

For Nutrition Month, Breakfast Club of Canada has teamed up with child nutritionist Mélanie Magnan (nutrimini.com) to bring you a simple, irresistible breakfast recipe that kids and parents alike are bound to love. One of Mélanie’s mantras is “Healthy eating should be fun.” Mission accomplished!

 

Breakfast pizza ingrediants

Photo credit: Nutrimini

 

Ingredients (for 1 pizza)
  • 1 mini watermelon disc, about 8 inches (20 cm) in diameter, sliced approximately 1 inch (2.5 cm) thick
  • ½ c. (125 mL) vanilla-flavoured Greek yogurt
  • ½ kiwi, sliced
  • 1 or 2 strawberries, sliced
  • 12 a dozen fresh blueberries
  • ¼ c. (60 mL) mixed granola
  • 1–2 Tbsp. (15 mL–30 mL) desiccated coconut

 

Preparation
  • Spread half of the yogurt on top of the disc.
  • Top with kiwi, strawberries and blueberries.
  • Sprinkle granola and coconut over top.
  • Serve with the remaining yogurt on the side.

 

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Lunchbox

Breakfast programs in Ontario and Quebec have been fortunate to receive a helping hand these past few months to make their operations more sustainable and environmentally friendly.

 

In response to the pandemic, a number of workarounds had to be developed to adapt BCC’s menus and serving methods to comply with public health restrictions. These have included an increased reliance on single-serve packaging. With the goal of finding a greener way to address these issues, BCC talked to Trudeau Corporation.

Little Boy with his lunch

The company generously offered to donate 5,000 Fuel sandwich boxes to 45 schools and organizations in Ontario and Quebec. This initiative reflects efforts in recent years to reduce the carbon footprint of breakfast programs by embracing alternatives to single-use plastic.

 

Claudine Dessureault, BCC’s National Senior Advisor, Purchasing and Inventory, explains: “When we met with the people at Trudeau, the idea was to find out how they, as makers of a whole range of kitchen supplies, could help us.”

 

It proved to be a great match and one that is perfectly aligned with BCC’s long-time desire to equip school programs with the tools to make preparing and serving breakfast more efficient.

 

Teaming up for a more sustainable future

 

Trudeau Corporation is a leader in the design and development of kitchenware and houseware products, with a history of innovation and excellence that dates back to 1889. They quickly grasped the issues at hand and put forward the idea of using sandwich boxes to meet students’ needs.

 

It was important that the selected solution not only be reusable but also be easy to clean and child-friendly.

Little Boy eating his lunch

With this pilot project, the company aims to raise public awareness about the work being done by Breakfast Club of Canada and contribute to the cause of children. Trudeau is already involved in health-related issues and this new partnership demonstrates its commitment to food-related organizations.

 

For example, the company participated in the Bruny Surin Foundation auction, whose mission is to promote the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle for students. Trudeau is also a continued supporter of La Tablée des Chefs and its work to combat food insecurity and improve food literacy among young people. In this sense, the company notes the importance of food for the proper functioning of the body and the growth of children, but also sees an opportunity to learn and be exposed to new experiences.

 

Putting the environment at the center of decisions

 

There is still a long way to go in terms of making BCC’s operations even more sustainable, but the organization is definitely green at heart. To achieve these goals will take the ongoing cooperation of school teams, in that fewer disposable products will mean a few more dishes to wash. So both our volunteers and our partners are vital to the success of these initiatives.

 

Moreover, there is a budgetary barrier faced by BCC as a non-profit organization when it comes to acquiring high-quality products. Although the benefits of switching over are tangible from a waste reduction perspective, the financial challenge remains.

 

According to Marie-Eve Desrochers, BCC’s Senior Advisor, Corporate Partnerships, “We are having promising discussions with other partners who share our values and put children and the planet first.” The next step will be to make BCC-themed Fuel sandwich boxes available for sale to the public as part of a back-to-school fundraiser. “The proceeds will help us pay for the supplies we need to provide concrete support to schools as they strive to become more sustainability-minded — supplies that would otherwise not be financially feasible. Partners like Trudeau Corporation are the reason we can move forward with solutions like these,” she concluded.

Kids putting hands together on the table

Breakfast Club of Canada (BCC) is looking to hire a Senior Advisor, Corporate & Community Giving based in Ontario to join our growing National Philanthropy team. Reporting to the Corporate & Community Giving Lead, the successful candidate will be responsible for building philanthropic support from new corporate, foundation and community-based prospects and current donors while leveraging these relationships to maximize giving.

 

As a fund development generalist, our ideal candidate will have experience working with corporate donors to maximize giving through donations, sponsorship, and employee engagement, as well as experience building community engagement through foundations, third party and peer-to-peer opportunities.

 

Breakfast Club of Canada promotes employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals.

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Build and strengthen corporate and community support to BCC by increasing funding from current donors and engaging support from new donors through corporate, community and foundation giving.
  • Participate in gift agreement negotiations with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Work collaboratively with philanthropy team colleagues across Canada to share ideas and to ensure all giving opportunities will reach their fullest potential.
  • Participate in various local signature event committees as requested by the Corporate & Community Giving Lead.
  • Participate as a member of cross-functional internal teams as required.
  • Provide support, updates and reports as requested to the Corporate & Community Giving Lead, and other internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ensure accuracy of donor records in the database.

 

SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS
  • Relevant post secondary education.
  • A minimum of three years experience working within a charitable organization in a fundraising capacity.
  • Proficient in English, written and spoken, French knowledge, an asset.
  • Solid understanding of prospect movement from identification to stewardship.
  • Understanding of CRA rules as they relate to charitable giving.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) and the ability to learn new applications quickly.
  • Familiarity with CRM platforms.
  • Membership in AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals), an asset.
  • Must have a valid driver’s licence and have access to a vehicle as some travel may be required, provincially and nationally.

 

PERSONAL QUALITIES
  • Adherence to Breakfast Club of Canada values.
  • Donor centric focus.
  • Active listener.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and collaborative abilities.
  • Resourceful self-starter with an analytical mindset.
  • Highly organized and versatile.
  • Capacity to work both independently and as part of a team.

 

WORK CONDITIONS
  • Permanent, full-time position.
  • 40 hours/week, Monday to Friday.
  • Flexible hours.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Personal leave days.
  • Paid leave on our birthday.
  • Group insurance plan.
  • Group RRSP with employer matching the contributions.
  • Employee assistance program (EAP).
  • Professional development.
  • Must pass a background check.
  • The selected candidate will be based in a major city in Ontario and will work remotely.
  • Target start date: as soon as possible.

 

TO APPLY

Please email your résumé and cover letter to CV@breakfastclubcanada.org.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Kids putting hands together on the table

Breakfast Club of Canada (BCC) is looking to hire a Donor Relations & Foundations Coordinator to join our growing National Philanthropy team. Based in Ontario, the successful candidate will provide support to donors and prospective supporters and will take on some foundation relationships existing outside the province of Quebec.

 

Reporting to the Corporate & Community Giving Lead, the Coordinator will play a vital role in growing the philanthropic support for BCC across Canada. As an energetic self-starter, and by taking a donor-centered approach, this person will work to deliver a top tier experience for prospective and current donors by being the first point of contact for philanthropic inquiries, tracking recognition milestones and ensuring timely and appropriate follow-up by the appropriate member of the National Philanthropy team. Additionally, this person will research appropriate philanthropic opportunities from foundations, and when appropriate, will prepare grant submissions and foundation proposals and reports. The Coordinator will work across BCC departments to develop and maintain internal processes aimed at maximizing revenue from these sources.

 

Breakfast Club of Canada promotes employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals.

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

Donor Relations:

  • Respond to telephone, email and chat inquiries from donors and prospective supporters and direct any follow up actions to appropriate solicitor.
  • Contribute to the donor experience with thank you letters, impact reports and by supporting donor cultivation, recognition, and stewardship events.
  • Resolve common donor experience issues.
  • Support the Philanthropy team in the preparation of various information materials for donors.
  • Track all donor activity in the database.
  • Provide assistance to community members who wish to support BCC through third-party fundraising activities.
  • Manage select donor accounts.

 

Foundation Funding:

  • Lead ongoing efforts to research grant opportunities and prioritize projects that will maximize funding opportunities with available resources.
  • Create and maintain a calendar of activities to submit and report on existing agreements to maximize renewal opportunities.
  • Oversee the development of grant proposals that comply with application requirements.
  • Act as an escalation point for fundraising colleagues for any requests pertaining to foundation applications and corporate partnerships.
  • Participate in developing donor agreements, campaign proposals, stewardship reports and presentations.
  • Collaborate with various colleagues to ensure all grants and funding agreements are properly coded and posted to the proper fiscal year.

 

Administration:

  • Send banking information to various stakeholders to set up direct deposits.
  • Ensure agreements are signed as indicated in the Signature of Documents Policy.
  • Enter the necessary information (usernames and passwords) in the application and reporting online portal.
  • As requested, coordinate logistics for team meetings, professional development and other team events.
  • As requested, provide administrative support to the National Director of Philanthropy.

 

SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS
  • College diploma or university degree in administration, marketing, development or a related discipline.
  • Two to three years of relevant experience.
  • Proficient in English, written and spoken, French knowledge, an asset.
  • Strong copywriting skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) and the ability to learn new applications quickly.
  • Experience with CRM platforms, an asset.
  • Experience with grant research, an asset.
  • Familiarity with the charitable sector, an asset.
  • Must have a valid driver’s licence and have access to a vehicle as some travel may be required, provincially and nationally.

 

PERSONAL QUALITIES
  • Adherence to Breakfast Club of Canada values.
  • Donor centric focus.
  • Active listener.
  • Resourceful self-starter with a positive professional attitude.
  • Highly organized and versatile.
  • Analytical mindset and attention to detail.
  • Capacity to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and interdependently with colleagues across BCC.

 

WORK CONDITIONS
  • Permanent, full-time position.
  • 40 hours/week, Monday to Friday.
  • Flexible hours.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Personal leave days.
  • Paid leave on our birthday.
  • Group insurance plan.
  • Group RRSP with employer matching the contributions.
  • Employee assistance program (EAP).
  • Professional development.
  • Must pass a background check.
  • The selected candidate will be based in Ontario and will work remotely (at the present time).
  • Target start date: as soon as possible.

 

TO APPLY

Please email your résumé and cover letter to CV@breakfastclubcanada.org.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Kids putting hands together on the table

Breakfast Club of Canada (BCC) is looking to hire a Corporate & Community Giving Lead based in Western Canada to join our growing National Philanthropy team. Reporting to the National Director of Philanthropy, the successful candidate will be responsible for building philanthropic support from corporate, foundation and community-based prospects and donors while leveraging these relationships to maximize giving. This person is also responsible for managing and mentoring the philanthropy team in their geographic region, while working collaboratively with colleagues across the wider National Philanthropy team and with colleagues across the organization.

 

As a fund development generalist, our ideal candidate will have experience working with corporate donors to maximize giving through donations, sponsorship, and employee engagement, as well as experience building community engagement through foundations, third party and peer-to-peer opportunities. Experience with individual giving would be an asset, as would experience in team management.

 

Breakfast Club of Canada promotes employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals.

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Build and strengthen corporate and community support to BCC by increasing funding from current donors and engaging support from new donors through corporate, community and foundation giving.
  • Participate in gift agreement negotiations with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Provide support and guidance to members of the philanthropy team within Western Canada.
  • Work collaboratively with philanthropy team colleagues across Canada to share ideas and to ensure all giving opportunities will reach their fullest potential.
  • Act as committee lead for BCC events within your region.
  • Participate as a member of various internal committees as required.
  • Provide regular updates and reports as requested to the National Director of Philanthropy and other internal and external stakeholders.
  • Provide support as requested to the National Director of Philanthropy.
  • Ensure accuracy of donor records in the database.

 

SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS
  • Relevant post secondary education.
  • A minimum of five years experience working within a charitable organization in a fundraising capacity.
  • Proficient in English, written and spoken, French knowledge, an asset.
  • Solid understanding of prospect movement from identification to stewardship.
  • Understanding of CRA rules as they relate to charitable giving.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) and the ability to learn new applications quickly.
  • Familiarity with CRM platforms.
  • Membership in AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals), an asset.
  • Must have a valid driver’s licence and have access to a vehicle as some travel may be required, provincially and nationally.

 

PERSONAL QUALITIES
  • Adherence to Breakfast Club of Canada values.
  • Donor centric focus.
  • Active listener.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and collaborative abilities.
  • Resourceful self-starter with an analytical mindset.
  • Highly organized and versatile.
  • Capacity to work both independently and as part of a team.

 

WORK CONDITIONS
  • Permanent, full-time position.
  • 40 hours/week, Monday to Friday.
  • Flexible hours.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Personal leave days.
  • Paid leave on our birthday.
  • Group insurance plan.
  • Group RRSP with employer matching the contributions.
  • Employee assistance program (EAP).
  • Professional development.
  • Must pass a background check.
  • The selected candidate will ideally be based in the Vancouver area.
  • Target start date: as soon as possible.

 

TO APPLY

Please email your résumé and cover letter to CV@breakfastclubcanada.org.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.