Door-to-door Fundraisers

Dogwood – Door-to-door Fundraisers, term contract

Date posted: July 08, 2022
Closing date: Aug 7, 2022
Salary: $21-$23/hr, depending on experience; plus a results-based bonus structure
Working Hours: Part-time 15-20 hours/week
Job type: Three available positions, four-month term contract. Temporary position exempt from union bargaining unit.
Desired start date: September 12th, 2022
Location: Lekwungen Territory – Victoria, B.C. 

Dogwood is launching a new door-to-door fundraising team and we’re looking for three passionate and outgoing people to kick off our new program in Victoria. You’ll be engaging with the community to educate, advocate and obtain monthly and one-time donations to support Dogwood’s campaigns. This is a flexible position where the weekly hours can be adapted to fit around most school schedules or any other commitments that you might have. Fundraising team members will get to engage with local residents and connect them with supporting action on climate change and upholding Indigenous rights. 

As part of our team, you’ll expand your career experience as you:
Use your strong interpersonal skills to connect with members of the public to inspire them to donate to Dogwood.

  • Manage and process donation payments. 
  • Enjoy Dogwood’s flexible, fun and rewarding work environment. 

To be considered for this position, you need to:

  • Feel comfortable talking to the public about Dogwood’s campaigns. 
  • Share Dogwood’s values regarding the imperative of acting on climate change, the responsibility of non-Indigenous people to undo the damage of ongoing colonization, and the need to strengthen our democracy so that it serves everyday people rather than powerful corporations.
  • Have a demonstrated ability to work in a self-directed manner.
  • Be capable of working outdoors in all weather, walking between 5 and 10 kilometers each shift.

Additional Experience and Skills

Other personal strengths, knowledge, lived experience, training, or aptitudes in these areas would be considered additional assets for the role and we encourage you to highlight them in your application:

  • Previous experience in a similar public facing fundraising or sales role is a considerable asset. 
  • A demonstrated ability to work independently, taking the initiative to try new approaches to achieve a goal.
  • Experience with payment processing and sensitive financial information.
  • Experience working with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Experience working towards environmental, social, or democratic justice.

About Dogwood

Dogwood is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization working in the unceded Indigenous territories known as British Columbia. Dogwood brings people together to transform our democracy, uphold Indigenous rights and defend the climate, land and water that sustain life in B.C.

Our supporters, volunteers, donors and staff value people, the environment, justice and democracy. These shared values shape the beliefs that drive the organization:

  • The climate emergency is an urgent, overarching threat to ecosystems and communities across B.C.
  • Effective climate action is not possible without decolonizing our society at the same time.
  • The people who live in B.C. should have more power over government decisions than corporations, industry lobbies or wealthy elites.
  • It is the responsibility of non-Indigenous people to repair colonial injustice, return stolen land and reconcile our laws with Indigenous laws and systems of government.
  • The provincial government will and must play a role in tackling the climate emergency and dismantling colonialism. But the current political system is holding us back.
  • Organized people working in collaboration have the power to change what is possible in B.C.

Dogwood can’t succeed alone. Our organization is part of broader movements for social change and climate justice. We believe Dogwood has a unique role to play in changing the balance of power in B.C. through political organizing.

People at Dogwood share a long-term vision of a society that is democratized, decolonized and decarbonized. Where our commitments to each other and the place we live have made B.C. an inspiring example for others. 

How to Apply 

Interested candidates should submit an online application at https://dogwoodbc.ca/petitions/hiring-door-fundraisers/ or you can email a resume to careers@dogwoodbc.ca. We are trying a web form as a way to make our hiring process more equitable. It helps to simplify and anonymize the initial screening, hopefully respecting the time of both applicants and our staff. You may copy and paste from your resume, CV, LinkedIn profile or other documents. We are also happy to accept application statements in written, audio or video form or by email to careers@dogwoodbc.ca

No phone calls to our office, please. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The process for this position will include a survey of long-listed candidates, possible phone interviews of short-listed candidates, and interviews of finalists. The hiring committee aims to make a hiring decision by Sept 6th, 2022.

Dogwood is committed to becoming a workplace where people of diverse identities, backgrounds and abilities want to work and feel safe working. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply including Black, Indigenous and people of colour; and people of all gender identities and abilities. Dogwood strives not to discriminate based on race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, political belief, age, gender, sexual orientation or class. 

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