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East Coast Trail Association (Volunteer Project & Program Funding Coordinator)

Organization Name: East Coast Trail Association
Opportunity Title: Volunteer Project & Program Funding Coordinator
Category: Fundraising & Sponsorship
Commitment: 6 months to 1 year, Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: February 22, 2019
End Date: February 22, 2021

  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
Opportunity Description:

The paths of the East Coast Trail provide an opportunity, through genuine wilderness hiking, to connect to Newfoundland’s history, culture, and natural experience. The East Coast Trail Association is responsible for over 300 kilometers of developed trail from Portugal Cove, to Cape St. Francis, to Cappahayden take you past towering cliffs and headlands, sea stacks, deep fjords, and a natural wave-driven geyser called the Spout. The trails provide an opportunity to discover abandoned settlements, historic sites, lighthouses and active archaeological dig sites. Explore ecological reserves, seabird colonies, and a 50-meter suspension bridge. If your timing is right, you might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of icebergs, whales, or even the world’s southernmost caribou herd. At this time, the East Coast Trail Association is looking to add multiple volunteer positions for Project & Program Funding to the Fundraising & Revenue team. We are looking for volunteers who love the
trail and are passionate about helping protect and preserve it for future generations.

General Description
The Project & Program Funding positions (2) will support the Fundraising & Revenue’s team
operations and will be responsible for developing proposals for corporations, government entities and foundations, organizing programs, providing support, and helping raise funds through multiple streams while striving to ensure that organizational goals are met in a timely and effective manner. Ideal candidates will bring a background in funding proposal development and should have strong writing skills.

Primary Responsibilities
 Aiding in developing proposals to corporations, government and foundations to secure
contributions to support the goals of the organization;
 Helping organize projects, programs, events and activities in accordance with the mission and goals of the organization;
 Aiding in developing new projects, programs, products and services to support the strategic
direction of the organization;
 Aiding in developing a budget and operating plan for the fundraising & revenue team;
 Working alongside a team with a diverse array of talents and responsibilities;
 Ensuring goals are met in all areas or instances;
 Aiding in implementing and managing changes and interventions to attain project goals;
 Producing accurate and timely reporting of project and program status throughout its life cycle.

 Proven experience in project or program management;
 Ideally previous experience with developing funding proposals for corporations, government entities and foundations;Experience with sponsor/donor and stakeholder management skills;
 Ideally previous experience with fundraising or corporate sponsorship;
 Ability to work collaboratively with a team and board of directors;
 Must possess strong communication skills;
 Experience using computers for a variety of tasks, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook applications.

These positions are volunteer-based, it is expected that applicants will be able to attend meetings as needed, as well as aiding in the development of proposals to secure much needed funding for the organization in their spare time. The hourly commitment for this volunteer position varies depending on various factors and the time of year but all applicants are expected to be able to devote 5-10 hours per month to the position.

To apply for this position, please email our VP Volunteers & Membership, Karla Connolly with your resume at

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