Advancement Assistant

Advancement | Temporary

Our Approach

At the heart of everything we do is the child. For over 35 years Calgary Academy has been providing an unparalleled environment that embraces students’ unique learning profiles, providing individual pathways to student success! We design engaging, student-centered experiences that nurture a love of learning. Our approach to teaching and learning is supported by our four pillars, beliefs, and the CA Way which empower diverse learners to pursue lives of passion and purpose.


About the Role

This 16-week term position is a perfect experience for someone who loves connecting with people and can quickly build rapport and trust. This is a great opportunity to actively engage in planning, research and coordination for various events connected to the school’s 40th anniversary.  The successful candidate must be a self-starter, great communicator with outgoing personality and ability to work on several projects. It is an opportunity to strengthen professional portfolio through a variety of tasks and hone essential skills for anyone in advancement or fund development roles.

Highlights of Key Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative support, research and coordination to facilitate events
  • Engage with alumni, donors and other community members through warm calling
  • Event planning, organization and communication
  • Data entry and database maintenance
  • Other duties as required


  • Applicants must meet eligibility under the Canada Summer Jobs Program:
    • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
    • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and
    • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent computer proficiency with MS Office
  • Raiser’s Edge knowledge Is considered an asset

This is a short-term position from early August to end of November 2020.

Our Application Process

To apply, please send your application to Erika Bowley, Executive Director of Human Resources at with Advancement Assistant in the subject line by end of day on July 13, 2020.

Your application must include:


Portfolio of work representing 1-2 years of experience showcasing a variety of projects (advertising campaigns – print, digital, web, multimedia)

Cover Letter

Cover Letter that demonstrates how your skills and experience align with Calgary Academy’s school philosophy and mission.


Resume that demonstrates your skills and applicable experience.

We wish to thank all candidates for their interest in Calgary Academy but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.