Career/Volunteer

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Career Opportunities

At Operation Eyesight, we offer a gift – the gift of sight. Through the dedication of staff, donors and partners, Operation Eyesight brings sight-restoration and blindness prevention treatment to people around the world. The mission of Operation Eyesight resonates in the passion and commitment of our team, both in Canada and internationally. If you’d like to be part of this gift-giving mission, apply today and support our mission – For All The World To See.

Position Title:
Communications Specialist

Reports to Position Title:
Director of Marketing & Communications

Position Summary
The Communications Specialist, also functioning as a media relations officer, plays a key role in developing and implementing strategic communications and marketing initiatives to move our organization and our mission forward. If you love to write, have a proven track record of driving successful communication strategies, and know what it takes to develop the right content with the right message for the right audience, then this could be your dream job.

You’ll join our Marketing & Communications team in Calgary (virtually for now), and you’ll work closely with various departments across our global organization. Chatting with our partners in Kenya about local media opportunities or collaborating with colleagues in India on a marketing campaign could become your new normal. Best of all, you’d be part of something big, helping to drive our organization forward as we work toward our vision of the elimination of avoidable blindness. You’ll literally help change lives, every single day.

Duties and Responsibilities
In this role, some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Under the direction of the Director of Marketing & Communications, collaborate with colleagues in various countries of work to develop, implement and evaluate a global communications plan in line with the organization’s strategic plan and priorities.
  • Develop and execute a global media relations strategy, provide key messages and coaching for spokespeople, monitor media coverage, and identify trends and opportunities to generate awareness and enhance the organization’s reputation.
  • Lead strategic communications initiatives, develop and execute marketing campaigns, and produce various materials such as FAQs and key messages, media advisories and releases, newsletters, the annual report, advertisements, website content, eye health education materials and journal articles.
  • Position staff and partners as thought leaders and pursue opportunities to participate in conversations within the eye health and development sectors and share our impact.
  • Collaborate with Operation Eyesight’s partners to deliver joint communication initiatives and represent Operation Eyesight in various communication-related working groups within the sector.
  • Provide accurate, timely copywriting and copy editing for all departments within the organization.
  • Provide creative design services for all departments within the organization, working with internal and external graphic designers and consultants as needed.
  • Write/edit proposals, Cases for Support and other fundraising appeals for work initiated by the Donor Relations and Programmes teams.
  • Providing support to the Marketing & Communications team to fulfill other tasks.

As the organization grows and begins developing the next strategic plan, the role of the Communications Specialist might also evolve to meet the goals set out in the new strategic plan.

Job-Related Skills

  • Excellent writing skills: strong copywriting abilities, editing skills, and an effective ability to write for various mediums and audiences.
  • Highly effective communicator (written, oral, visual and interpersonal).
  • Demonstrated initiative, creativity, effectiveness and organizational skills.
  • Proven experience working effectively with multiple teams across several departments to accomplish goals.
  • Attention to detail, particularly in writing.
  • Ability to prioritize and oversee multiple projects with tight deadlines simultaneously.
  • Social media knowledge and application skills are an asset.
  • Experience using WordPress and/or Salesforce is an asset.

Education/Training/Experience

  • Degree or diploma in public relations, communications, marketing or related field.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in public relations, communications, marketing or related field.
  • Experience with developing and executing media relations strategies with proven results. Familiarity with CP Style is a strong asset.
  • Experience in the not-for-profit and/or international development sector is a strong asset.

Operation Eyesight’s values:

  • Equity
  • Innovation
  • Citizenship
  • Compassion
  • Excellence

JOIN OPERATION EYESIGHT AND HELP ELIMINATE AVOIDABLE BLINDNESS! 

This is a full time, permanent position with a comprehensive benefits program, excellent working environment and a meaningful role. Our office is closed for the Christmas holidays, with minimal media relations support required during the break. We offer a flexible work environment and competitive compensation for the successful candidate.

While this position is based out of our Canadian headquarters due to the COVID-19 pandemic, employees are currently working from home. This is subject to change in alignment with federal and provincial government recommendations.

If this opportunity sounds like a good fit and you’d like to make friends around the world, please submit your resume and cover letter by November 30, 2021 to hr@operationeyesight.com.  In addition, please provide two writing samples ( a news realease and a work sample of your choice).More information about Operation Eyesight can be found on our website at operationeyesight.com.

Operation Eyesight would like to thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

At Operation Eyesight, we offer a gift – the gift of sight. Through the dedication of staff, donors and partners, Operation Eyesight brings sight-restoration and blindness prevention treatment to people around the world. The mission of Operation Eyesight resonates in the passion and commitment of our team, both in Canada and internationally. If you’d like to be part of this gift-giving mission, apply today and support our mission – For All The World To See.

Position Title:
Coordinator, Stories & Digital Content

Reports to Position Title:
Director of Marketing & Communications

Position Summary
The power of a pair of eyeglasses. Lives transformed through cataract surgery. The ripple effects of providing communities with clean water. Donors and staff going above and beyond to prevent blindness and restore sight. We have so many impactful stories to share with the world. Join our team as Coordinator, Stories & Digital Content and help us share them.

If you love to write, have a keen understanding of the social media landscape and trends, and know what it takes to develop the right digital content with the right message for the right audience, then this could be your dream job. You’ll join our Marketing & Communications team in Calgary (virtually for now), and you’ll work closely with various departments across our global organization. Chatting with colleagues in Kenya about the latest video trends or collaborating with colleagues in India on a Facebook ad campaign could become your new normal. Best of all, you’d be part of something big, helping to drive our organization forward as we work toward our vision of the elimination of avoidable blindness. You’ll literally help change lives, every single day.

Duties and Responsibilities
In this role, some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Creating engaging content for social media, our websites (operationeyesight.com and operationeyesightindia.org), blogs, email campaigns, stewardship reports, newsletters and events.
  • Identifying story ideas and opportunities; interviewing donors, partners and staff; sourcing photos and videos; writing, designing and repurposing content; and sharing stories effectively, with both online and offline audiences.
  • Managing existing and future social media platforms. You’ll develop our overall social media strategy under the direction of the Director, Marketing & Communications. Then, you’ll drive the execution, measurement and optimization of that strategy. You’ll also monitor emerging trends and provide a timely response to inquiries received via social media.
  • Supporting the production and storage of videos, graphics and other elements for utilization on the website, in social media advertising, email campaigns and other mediums.
  • Trafficking and evaluating digital advertising campaigns, including social media ads, pre-roll videos, search engine marketing and influencer marketing.
  • In coordination with the Digital Communications Specialist, helping to manage the website (operationeyesight.com) overall: evaluating website usage, traffic and conversions; providing strategic content and optimization recommendations; posting blogs, news, impact stories and other content in a timely manner; and enhancing the user experience.
  • Managing Operation Eyesight’s profile on third-party websites and fundraising platforms.
  • Collaborating with other team members on special events, including the Annual Impact Celebration, public awareness events, partner events and fundraisers.
  • As Operation Eyesight expands its fundraising outside of Canada, supporting the establishment of email campaigns and other digital tools for our teams internationally.
  • Providing support to the Marketing & Communications team to fulfill other tasks.

Job-Related Skills

  • Highly effective communicator (written, oral, visual and interpersonal).
  • Excellent writing skills: strong copywriting abilities and editing skills, and an effective ability to write for various mediums and audiences, especially when it comes to social media.
  • Must be able to take initiative and have strong follow-up and follow-through skills; able to collaborate with others but also work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to oversee multiple projects with tight deadlines simultaneously.
  • Ability to anticipate the organization’s needs; schedule and plan campaigns well in advance; and test and evaluate new ideas.
  • Demonstrated initiative, creativity, effectiveness and organizational skills.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve technical difficulties in a timely manner.
  • High attention to detail, particularly when posting to social media.
  • Proven experience working effectively with multiple teams to accomplish goals. Experience working with international teams is an asset.

Education/Training/Experience

  • Degree or diploma in marketing, communications, journalism or related field.
  • Minimum two years’ experience in marketing, communications, journalism or related field.
  • Experience sourcing, developing and organizing content for a variety of channels and audiences.
  • Experience with managing and monitoring social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn at a minimum).
  • Experience developing and evaluating digital marketing strategies and campaigns.
  • Graphic design experience, particularly in developing digital content, is a strong asset.
  • Experience in the international development sector, particularly in not-for-profit, is a strong asset.
  • Experience with Salesforce and integrated software, including Pardot and Soapbox, is a strong asset.
  • Experience with planning, developing and creating digital videos is an asset.
  • Experience with Google Analytics and Google AdWords is an asset.
  • Experience with WordPress is an asset.

Operation Eyesight’s values:

  • Equity
  • Innovation
  • Citizenship
  • Compassion
  • Excellence

JOIN OPERATION EYESIGHT AND HELP ELIMINATE AVOIDABLE BLINDNESS! 

This is a full time, permanent position with a comprehensive benefits program, excellent working environment and a meaningful role. Our office is closed for the Christmas holidays, with minimal social media monitoring required during the break. We offer a flexible work environment and competitive compensation for the successful candidate.

While this position is based out of our Canadian headquarters due to the COVID-19 pandemic, employees are currently working from home. This is subject to change in alignment with federal and provincial government recommendations.

If this opportunity sounds like a good fit and you’d like to make friends around the world, please submit your resume and cover letter by November 30, 2021 to hr@operationeyesight.com. In addition, please provide two writing samples (a Facebook post and a story of your choice). More information about Operation Eyesight can be found on our website at operationeyesight.com.

Operation Eyesight would like to thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

At Operation Eyesight, we offer a gift – the gift of sight. Through the dedication of staff, donors, and partners, Operation Eyesight brings sight-restoration and blindness prevention treatment to people around the world. The mission of Operation Eyesight resonates in the passion and commitment of our team, both in Canada and internationally. If you’d like to be part of this gift-giving mission, apply today and support our mission For All The World To See.

Position Title:
Stewardship and Events Officer

Reports to Position Title:
Director of Development

Position Summary:
Working in Operation Eyesight’s Calgary corporate office, this role provides direct support for our Donor Relations team to ensure the continuation of our quality, comprehensive eye care activities in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. As a member of the Donor Relations (DR) team, and reporting to the Director of Development, the Stewardship and Events Officer is responsible for implementing a comprehensive stewardship program for all current donor groupings. The Stewardship & Events Officer will create meaningful and informative donor stewardship material, reports, and events for Operation Eyesight.

The Officer will work closely with the Donor Relations Administrator who will set-up systems to track the reporting deliverables for grants and major gifts. Further, the Officer will work closely with the Advancement team and the International Programs team to create meaningful and relevant content and summarize key performance indicators for reports. The Officer will support grant reporting by proofing and editing draft reports.

The Officer will also support the Donor Relations Officer and Institutional Partnerships Officer in creating and automating a bequest stewardship program.

Duties and Responsibilities:
In this role, some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Manage a comprehensive stewardship plan for all current donors, providing detailed reporting and meeting timelines to maximize donor support.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Development, establish successful and best in class stewardship and donor experience practices to cultivate donor engagement.
  • Create passionate, articulate, and moving stakeholder materials/donor stewardship reports and additional materials(including writing content and designing layout) that connect donors with the impact of their philanthropy.
  • Assist the Donor Relations team to ensure effective stewardship takes place following a gift to maintain the donor’s involvement, interest, and continued support, relevant to their level of engagement with Operation Eyesight.
  • Work with Finance and International Programs teams, to record and track all details pertaining to earmarked funds from donors including mandate area, country, partner organization, reporting dates, and other requirements.
  • Support the Advancement team to provide customized touchpoints including, updates, Impact Reports, and annual reports.
  • Collaborate with the Advancement team to enhance donor recognition and experience on Operation Eyesight’s website, Annual Report, and other printed, digital, and video materials to ensure consistency of brand and messaging across all materials produced.
  • Organize and manage engagement and stewardship events for Operation Eyesight. This includes managing event budgets, coordinating logistics, marketing campaigns, and overall planning and execution of in-person and virtual events.
  • Perform other related duties as required or assigned to support the overall goals of the organization.

Job-Related Skills

  • Excellent organization skills, detail oriented with the ability to prioritize multiple requests.
  • Creative, collaborative, high-energy level, with an enthusiasm for meeting and working with a wide range of individuals.
  • Knowledge of principles and techniques relevant to major gift fundraising and stewardship.
  • Knowledge of principles of grant reporting.
  • Demonstrated communication and writing abilities, including the ability to organize information in clear, concise, and meaningful ways. Ability to convert technical information into compelling and understandable information for donors.
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.), Adobe Acrobat, and fundraising databases; experience with Salesforce an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to use tact and judgment in dealing with sensitive, complex, and confidential issues.
  • Experience in event planning and organization.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours.

Operation Eyesight’s values:

  • Equity
  • Innovation
  • Citizenship
  • Compassion
  • Excellence

Education/Training/Experience

  • Post-secondary education along with a minimum of 2 years of experience in a not-for-profit environment.
  • International experience is considered an asset.
  • Experience in fund development and/or customer service an asset.
  • Excellent presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of international development issues considered an asset.

JOIN OPERATION EYESIGHT AND HELP ELIMINATE AVOIDABLE BLINDNESS!

This is a full time, permanent position with a comprehensive benefits program, excellent working environment, and a meaningful role. We offer a flexible work environment and competitive compensation for the successful candidate.

While this position is based out of our Canadian headquarters due to the COVID-19 pandemic, employees are currently working from home. This is subject to change in alignment with government federal and provincial government recommendations.

If this opportunity sounds like one you’d like to pursue, please submit your resume by November 30, 2021 to hr@operationeyesight.com. More information about Operation Eyesight can be found on our website at operationeyesight.com.

Operation Eyesight would like to thank all applicants for their interest in this position; however only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

Sorry, we do not have any open positions right now. Please check back later.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Operation Eyesight Canada Board of Directors are currently seeking a new volunteer board director. Operation Eyesight is a Calgary-based international development organization working to eliminate avoidable blindness in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. The organization’s volunteer board of directors are responsible for the strategic direction and oversight of the organization, and for maintaining key relationships with groups and individuals that affect Operation Eyesight’s ability to fulfill its mission and vision.

If you have experience in international development and share Operation Eyesight’s values of equity, innovation, global citizenship, compassion and excellence, please contact us. We would like to discuss this opportunity with you. The ideal candidate would be a current member of a senior management team and/or have previous government relations experience working for an NGO or the federal government.

Directors are elected for a two-year term. The board meets six times per year, which includes virtual participation and two in-person meetings per year in Calgary. Directors also participate on one standing committee each. We strive to foster a culture of diversity and inclusiveness, on the board and throughout the organization.

To explore this opportunity further, please send your resume and letter of interest to info@operationeyesight.com and include ‘Board Director’ in the subject line. Your email will be forwarded to the Governance & Nominations Committee.