Summer Student Job Posting

BQCL is seeking a seasonal fundraiser to join our Community Garden Team. In this role, you will use
your expert communication skills and keen sense of initiative to spot fundraising opportunities, develop
relationships with potential donors, and manage fundraising campaigns. By aiding in finding donors, you
will hone your speaking, writing, and leadership abilities while moving BQCL closer to its financial goals
to complete our Community Garden.

The ideal candidate will be motivated, professional, and organized. We are looking for someone who
believes in BQCL’s goal for food security and sustainability, and will demonstrate exceptional drive to
further our existing fundraising efforts and help strategize and deliver new ones.

BQCL is looking for a student, aged 15-30, who is returning to school in the fall, for this 8 week position. If you’re interested, please contact

Objectives of this Role

  • Promote awareness of the organization’s goal
  • Cultivate a network of dedicated donors and volunteers
  • Spot new fundraising opportunities
  • Plan fundraising initiatives to help the organization meet financial goals

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities

  • Research individuals, corporations, and foundations that may be interested in gift-giving
  • Effectively convey the organization’s vision to potential donors
  • Craft fundraising proposals
  • Strategize and successfully execute fundraising campaigns
  • Organize fundraising events while overseeing teams of volunteers

Skills and Qualifications

  • Experience in fundraising
  • Exceptional communication and relationship-building skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Adept at managing tasks and balancing priorities

Preferred Qualifications

  • Some Education in communications, business, public relations, or a related field
  • Certificate in Fundraising, Diploma in Fundraising, or similar qualification or working towards
  • Competence in Google
  • Experience writing fundraising letters
  • Confidence with public speaking
  • Living in the BQ neighbourhood would be beneficial, but not necessary