The Friends of Gilda’s Nova Scotia is a dedicated group of people from all walks of life who have been touched by cancer. We are united by the drive to reduce the effects of cancer in our province, and to bring the highest quality of care to our community. We are committed to developing a place to provide free, professional programs, ensuring that all people affected by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community.
The Friends of Gilda Nova Scotia welcomes applications for the contracted position of Community Development Specialist. This is a 3 month contract at 30 hours per week.
The Community Development Specialist is required to develop and implement a diverse, multi-streamed fund acquisition plan for both general operations and our capital campaign with the support and guidance of our the Board of Directors.
Must be enrolled in a post-secondary program for September 2019.
Students in programs focused on community development, human services, and/or business considered an asset.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills, must have confidence in speaking on the phone and conducting interviews.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Sound computer skills including word processing and database management.
Candidates must be available to work 30 hours per week from June 1 to August 31, 2019.
Duties and Responsibilities
Social media management and Newsletter development.
Conducting an environmental scan of resources available to those affected by cancer across the Atlantic region.
Contributing to the development of the CSC Affiliation Application on behalf of Atlantic Canadians affected by cancer who must travel to Halifax for treatment.
The Friends of Gilda's NS is working to obtain an affiliate license from the Cancer Support Community to open a Gilda's Club in Halifax, NS. Gilda's Club is an internationally recognized, evidence based and trauma-informed program that supports children, teens, young adults, seniors, and extended family and friends, who are living with the impacts of cancer. The past few years our group has worked to build connections, rally support, and educate our constituency on the importance of psychosocial and emotional support for the whole family, however family is defined, when cancer strikes. At this time, we are temporarily reducing our energy otherwise used for educational outreach, and redirecting it to the final steps required to submit our affiliation application to the Cancer Support Community. Once we are a licensed affiliate, we will have access to the research, branding, and established programs of this international organization here in Nova Scotia. In Halifax, our cancer care continuum services patients from all across Atlantic Canada. With our region experiencing some of the highest rates of cancer in the country, coupled with high levels of access to care barriers due to geography and financial impacts of travel and treatment, Gilda's Club will be a sanctuary and resource for all who come to Halifax for their biological treatment. Gilda's Club is a non-residential service provider, meant to compliment the biological care, adding to the holistic treatment available to all people affected by cancer, throughout the whole cancer journey.
The Friends of Gilda's NS welcomes diversity in both its volunteers and employees, and we take every opportunity to become more inclusive. We encourage applications from qualified candidates from all diverse communities including but not limited to Indigenous Persons, racially visible persons, people with disabilities and women in non-traditional roles.