Work with us

My Sea to Sky is a people-powered environmental organization that was founded in 2014 to defend, protect, and restore Átl’ḵa7tsem / Howe Sound.

We organize educational events; coordinate research; build partnerships and respectful relationships; lift up First Nations voices and culture; and facilitate public engagement with our municipal, provincial, and federal governments.

We aim to inspire our community to becomes stewards of Átl’ḵa7tsem / Howe Sound and make it as simple as possible for people to take action at critical moments.

Join our team of passionate changemakers.

Senior Fundraising Associate

The Senior Fundraising Associate (SOA) plays a vital role for My Sea to Sky by ensuring the organization has the funds needed to continue to defend, protect, and restore Átl’ḵa7tsem / Howe Sound.


This work will be completed remotely, but candidates living in the Lower Mainland, Sea to Sky corridor, or Sunshine Coast are preferred to enable in-person meetings as required.

Role Specifics:

  • 20 hours per week for 6 months (extension is possible)
  • Remote work with flexible hours (may require occasional work on weekends/evenings)
  • $34–38 per hour commensurate with experience
  • Extensive healthcare benefits
  • 7 days paid sick leave per year
  • 3 weeks paid annual vacation
  • $2,000 annual home office allowance

Reports to:

Executive Director


Grantwriting and reporting

  • Consult with the Executive Director and staff to identify initiatives that require funding.
  • Identify, research, and evaluate funding sources to build viable prospect lists; and develop and maintain relationships with funders.
  • Monitor foundation and philanthropy news, including foundation press releases, website updates and announcements, and trends in institutional giving to identify new funding opportunities.
  • Develop templates with strategic, persuasive, and creative content for funding applications.
  • Communicate our organization’s mission, campaigns, and projects to funders in the context of current events in politics and the environment in British Columbia.
  • Develop individual grant proposals, updates, and reports in accordance with each funder’s guidelines and timelines, coordinating with staff to ensure that budgets, statements, and outcomes are accurate, and products are delivered on time.
  • Set annual goals and develop an annual work plan with Key Performance Indicators to monitor progress, and provide monthly updates.

Donor relationships

  • Work with the Executive Director to develop annual and multi-year fundraising plans and set measurable targets for each revenue stream.
  • Identify, engage, and steward current and prospective major donors in collaboration with the Executive Director.
  • Maintain excellent records of all donors and fundraising activity using our database.
  • Manage and optimize the existing donor database.
  • Drive the acquisition of new corporate partners and sponsors.
  • Develop fundraising materials.

Education and experience requirements

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) in marketing, communication, public relations, business, or equivalent work experience.
  • 3+ years of demonstrated experience in grant-writing, donor development, and operations.
  • Proven track record of successful grant-writing and reporting.
  • Demonstrated success soliciting gifts from individual donors and funders.

Required knowledge, skills, and attributes:

  • Thorough knowledge of CRA regulations and compliance as it pertains to both non-profits and charitable organizations.
  • Strong organizational, administrative, and analytical skills, with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Trustworthy, reliable, able to deal with information in a confidential manner and respond with sensitivity.
  • Able to work autonomously on a range of varied tasks and projects, and manage multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, listening).
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to cultivate positive relationships with a diverse range of people.
  • Computer literate (websites, e-mail, zoom, Google docs, Microsoft Office).
  • Passionate about the environment and social justice.
  • Willingness to learn through reflection, evaluation, and by giving and receiving feedback.

Application process:

At My Sea to Sky we know our capacity to win is increased when our team has a diversity of backgrounds and experience. We encourage applicants from a diversity of genders, cultures, languages, and experiences to apply.

To apply, please submit a brief resume documenting your experience and qualifications relevant to this role; and a brief letter detailing how you meet the qualities we are looking for and why you would be the best person for this role (no more than 2 pages).

Submit your resume and cover letter to:

Please apply by 9.00pm, Sunday 3rd July 2022.