Student Donor Recruiter


Vancouver, British Columbia, CA, V6C 3K4

​Job category: Donor recruitment, fundraising and sales
Job posting ID: 5967


​Employment status: Temporary full-time
Position's anticipated start date: 2024-06-10 
Position's anticipated end date: 2024-09-08 
Possible schedule/FTE: 1.0 
Number of positions available:


Classification: HEU 180
Salary/Rate of pay: $18.41


Application deadline: Will remain open until filled 
Application requirements:

  • Your up-to-date resume.
  • Job specific cover letter.
  • We recommend you save a copy of the job posting for reference throughout the recruitment process.


Do you currently work for Canadian Blood Services? All employees must apply via the internal career page.


Together, we can make all the difference in the lives of others.


Be part of a dynamic, collaborative and caring organization committed to saving and improving lives. Thousands of patients depend on us every day for reliable access to safe blood, plasma, stem cells and organs and tissues. 


If you are looking for a rewarding experience with a values and mission-driven team, join Canada’s Lifeline and make a meaningful difference.


We acknowledge that the work of Canadian Blood Services spans many Territories and Treaty areas across the country, and we are grateful for the Traditional Knowledge Keepers and Elders who have guided us in this important work. We recognize the land and waters that have inspired our work and offer gratitude to those Indigenous peoples on whose territory we work, live and play.


About the role


Canadian Blood Services is looking for a Temporary full-time Student Donor Recruiter - Vancouver Downtown to join our dynamic Donor Relations & Collections West team. 


The Donor Relations & Collections West team is responsible for supporting Canadian Blood Services by collecting donor blood in a safe manner to enable safe products which save lives every day. In this role, you will be responsible for supporting the efforts of donor recruitment at community events.  You will attend local events to raise awareness regarding the importance of donating blood and blood products by registering individuals to receive further information regarding donation opportunities.  You will work with Donor Relations staff to identify, plan, and execute community events, track results, determine best practices, and support overall recruitment efforts.  We are committed to increasing our awareness and inclusion to more diverse groups.  This role will include research into communities to find out about organization, affiliations, and connections. 

Formula for success


  • Leveraging your excellent communication skills, you will educate and inform the general public about the need for donors.
  • Utilizing your excellent interpersonal skills, you will work with volunteers who are also looking to support the growth and awareness about Canadian Blood Services.
  • Drawing on your knowledge in sales, you will develop and manage sales opportunities, as well as identify events/festivals and other opportunities to set up our booths.
  • At events, you will organize, set up and maintain the supplies for these booths.
  • With your ability to connect with people, you will inspire community members to sign up to receive additional information on donation opportunities using our contact platform.
  • Using your analytical skills, you will perform post-event assessments to determine future suitability in attending events and recommend improvements.

Desired education and skills


  • Ability to initiate conversation and speak comfortably regarding opportunities to get involved at Canadian Blood Services with a passion for our cause.
  • Strong communication, verbal and written.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • Preference will be given to those with an interest in Sales, Marketing or Public Outreach.
  • Experience with the use of social media.

What we offer you


  • Payment in lieu of vacation, holidays and benefits.
  • Employee discounts, wellness program, professional resources. 

What you can expect


  • Available to work days, evenings, weekends, and statutory holidays.
  • Availability to work 37.50 hours a week for the full duration of this position.
  • Travel requirements to community events; mileage program provided.
  • Required: full driver's license and access to a vehicle.
  • Physical requirements - ability to lift weight up to 20 lbs.
  • Using your own technical devices including laptop and cell phone.

Conditions of Employment


  • Between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
  • Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act [S.C. 2001, c. 27]*
  • Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.

*International students are not eligible. Recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian Citizens or permanent residents

Diversity and inclusion play a vital role in ensuring health equity for patients across Canada. We are committed to reflecting Canada’s population in our organization and fostering an environment where all employees can be their authentic selves, with equal opportunities to succeed and contribute.  


Canadian Blood Services requires that all employees be fully vaccinated (COVID 19 vaccine doses as approved by Health Canada), subject to any medical or other human rights considerations. Persons who have been vaccinated outside of Canada must contact their local Public Health Unit in order to obtain a vaccine equivalency certificate.


If this role resonates with you, we encourage you to apply by providing your up-to-date resume. This could be your first step towards a meaningful and inspiring career. Come to work each day knowing that you save lives. 


We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those considered for an interview or those invited to participate in an assessment will be contacted. Applicants who require accommodation should discuss their needs with us.