Career and Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in participating in our work! Operation Eyesight is a community of support, and our work depends upon the energy, creativity and generosity of people like you.

Career Opportunities

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Donor Relations Officer is responsible for researching, pursuing, securing and stewarding support from individuals whose values and interests align with Operation Eyesight’s lifechanging work. This role is accountable for securing support through charitable gifts of individuals within their portfolio with a focus on stewarding and growing Operation Eyesight’s planned giving and mid-level giving donors. This role will work closely with the Marketing and Communications team in developing targeted donor communications and will collaborate with the Digital & CRM Solutions team in identifying and cultivating donors. This role is crucial in meeting annual targets for individual support and engagement, allowing Operation Eyesight to achieve its strategic goals. View the full position description here.

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 and include ‘Board Director’ in the subject line. Your email will be forwarded to the Governance & Nominations Committee.