Intern, Impact Ambassadors

SickKids Foundation

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About Us

SickKids Foundation leads the fight for The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), one of the world’s foremost paediatric health-care institutions. Founded in 1972, SickKids Foundation is the largest charitable funder of child health research, learning and care in Canada. As a national charity, SickKids Foundation also invests in national and international initiatives to benefit children in Canada and around the world. Philanthropy is a critical source of funding for SickKids.

SickKids Foundation is committed to creating an inclusive culture where expressing your authentic self is celebrated. This includes embedding diversity and inclusion in our policies, practices, and behaviours, to build skills, knowledge and awareness of diversity and inclusion across the Foundation and with our external partners. The Foundation is committed to fostering a safe, accessible, and positive working environment.

For further information on SickKids Foundation’s commitment to Diversity & Inclusion click here to read our Diversity & Inclusion Policy and Commitment statement.

Thanks to our donors, in the fiscal year that ended March 31, 2021, SickKids Foundation raised $170 million in child health research, learning and care. We’re winning, because every day we continue to fight, and we’re committed to attracting to our team other passionate individuals who will contribute to our goal of making every kid a healthy kid. It is within this context that SickKids Foundation welcomes applications for the role Intern, Impact Ambassador.

POSITION STATUS: 3 Positions – Temporary Full Time Contract (4 months).

Impact Ambassador positions are open to candidates who have recently graduated (recent graduates are considered individuals who have graduated from an accredited university or college within the last 36 months); or to candidates who are enrolled in or are attending a recognized secondary school. college, or university on a full-time basis and are planning to continue full-time studies in the next school term. However, candidates should not be enrolled in a school program in which work experience is a mandatory requirement for graduation (this role does not qualify for completion of a co-op placement).

AVAILABLE: April, 2022

Description Of The Position

As a member of the Impact Ambassador Team. you will be responsible for inspiring and engaging staff from corporate partners and community event supporters to achieve their fundraising goals for SickKids Foundation (SKF). Impact Ambassador Team members will be responsible for building, managing and stewarding relationships with key members of the community.

Pending public health guidelines, you will spend part of your role travelling to visit partners and attending community events. The remaining portion of your role will be spent in your home office supporting the work of the Corporate and Community Partnerships {CCP) team including planning visits or calls, preparing communication packages. documenting interactions, prospect research and outreach for fundraising programs, including the Campus Challenge, and general administration of CCP programs.

Required Skills


  • Manage individual fundraising territory, including retail level fundraising activities. campaign logistics and scheduling in person and virtual visits;
  • Build relationships with key people within a fundraising territory and act as their point person and Foundation liaison for the duration of campaign or event engagement providing high quality and responsive service;
  • Travel to partners’ offices/stores/retail locations and community events throughout Ontario and deliver presentations to volunteers. employee groups and influencers to educate and inspire stakeholders about SickKids, and to drive fundraising activity and results specific to the event or program (Depending on guidelines, this may also be done virtually);
  • Attend virtual and in-person campaign activities and community events to cultivate participation, articulate impact, and encourage fundraising;
  • Increase engagement among partners through donor-centered activities designed to achieve the highest possible fundraising results;
  • Provide unique recognition materials and engagement opportunities to corporate partners
  • Report to relationship managers consistently during events and retail store location visits and identify challenges and opportunities;
  • Work and communicate with the other ambassadors to manage workload and report campaign and partner trends back to the activation team and managers;
  • Collect meaningful stories for the purpose of building relationships and personalizing future communication opportunities and social media content;
  • Conduct prospect research and outreach for community partnerships team programs. including the Campus Challenge;
  • Additional office duties and projects as required;
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as required.


While we know that for any job posting no one candidate will possess the qualifications being sought in equal measure, below is an outline of the qualifications we believe are important for a candidate to bring to the position or for the successful candidate to develop while in the role:

  • Qualified for the position under the criteria of either working towards or having obtained a university degree or college diploma with a program focus on Not-For-Profit Management, Marketing, or other transferable disciplines;
  • Strong people skills, a relationship builder with a professional demeanor;
  • Superior verbal and written communications skills through phone, video and in person;
  • Excellent storyteller and motivator who can engage and inspire people whether through the phone, video call or in person both in a group or one-on one setting;
  • Creative, resourceful, organized, detail-oriented, with strong follow through;
  • Works well independently and as part of a team, with a willingness to pitch in and support a variety of projects as needed;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, prioritize and multitask;
  • Flexible to adjust to new tactics and strategies as they emerge;
  • In possession of a valid Canadian driver’s license (G Level), with regular access to a vehicle and insurance (mileage will be reimbursed);
  • Experience in customer service a must;
  • Quick thinker, fast learner, adaptable to many different situations and personalities;
  • A personal connection to the hospital and cause is an asset in this role;

We’re looking for a passionate individual who is interested in moving the dial and making a difference. We are an environment that looks to attract hardworking and committed people, people who are looking to challenge themselves and grow with a globally recognized brand that continues to change the world. If this describes you, consider joining our team. We look forward to reviewing your application.

Total Compensation Package

SALARY RANGE: $15 – $18/hour

HOURS: 35 Hours – work week, flexible work arrangements are available

AVAILABLE TO: Internal and External Candidates

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