Student Summer Job Opportunity

Posted April 3rd, 2018 by Administrator

The Canadian Hemochromatosis Society is looking for a flexible student willing to put to good use their multiple and varied skills in two summer roles in order to help Canadians living with hereditary hemochromatosis.

1. Volunteer Coordinator

Tasks include: Developing a volunteer “toolkit” to assist volunteers and volunteer chapters located across Canada to run programs in their local area by:
• Understanding the basics of hereditary hemochromatosis, including basic symptoms, screening and treatment methods;
• Developing positive working relationships with volunteers
• Working with current volunteers and staff to create a slideshow suitable for volunteer orientation and training purposes;
• Updating volunteer orientation handbook;
• Working with current Chapter volunteers to determine which program activities have been successful and developing templates for these activities which can be followed by other Chapters;
• Developing customizable standard press releases for volunteers to use in their area;
• For each Chapter, compiling list of their local traditional media contacts, Canadian Blood Services/Héma-Québec contacts, community events, health fairs, medical associations and like-minded organizations through which promotion of hemochromatosis awareness might be suitable;
• Collecting feedback from volunteers and other stakeholders on what additional resources should be provided in the volunteer toolkit and developing those resources and materials;
• Assisting in volunteer recruitment activities and marketing the benefits of becoming a volunteer for the Canadian Hemochromatosis Society
• And hosting an outreach booth at local community events and festivals with volunteers to promote awareness of hemochromatosis

2. Data Analyst

Tasks include: Assisting the Canadian Hemochromatosis Society in their fundraising efforts by:

  • Learning how to use eTapestry Fundraising Software and running donor reports
  • Analyzing donor data using statistical techniques
  • Identifying trends or patterns and communicating key findings to an internal audience
  • Helping establish and monitor key performance indicators


  • Post-secondary education;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Good knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, and Powerpoint);
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Strong skills in the area of data analysis;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • An enthusiastic team player;
  • Strong ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Interest in public health care;
  • Motivated to make a difference;
  • Language: English; French would be an asset.

Wage and period of employment are dependent upon funding approval.

Interested applicants can send the resume with cover letter to Brenda Ohara, Manager of Programs and People at Please write “Volunteer Coordinator and Data Analyst” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until April 20, 2018. Anticipated start date is May 7, 2018.