Kílala Lelum Urban Indigenous Health
and Healing Cooperative


Development and Communications Specialist (0.6 FTE)

We are seeking a Development and Communications professional who is passionate about decolonizing healthcare and advancing the health and wellness equity of Indigenous peoples and the Downtown Eastside (DTES) community. 

Kilala Lelum is a dynamic, interdisciplinary, collaborative, and values-driven workplace. We offer integrated primary care and allied health services, Elder-led cultural care, Food as Medicine services, and a range of specialized programs. We provide in-clinic and outreach-based services in ways that endeavor to center Indigenous cultural healing and Ways of Being/Knowing and to be strength-based, trauma-informed, member-centered, and grounded in harm reduction. Our goal is to contribute to a health system that is accessible, safe, culturally grounded, and truly meets the needs and desires of our members.

Job Summary:

The Development & Communications Specialist will perform and coordinate fund-development activities and related communications for Kilala Lelum. This position will work closely with the Executive and Associate Directors, the Leads team, and, at times, external consultants to develop fundraising strategies and plans. The Development & Communications Specialist will implement strategies and plans to build and maintain sustainable revenue and partnerships with private donors, foundations, corporate partners, and government agencies. 

The ideal candidate is passionate about our work and is excited to develop and deepen relationships with donors (new and existing), funders, and partners. We are seeking a skilled storyteller and communicator who is able to capture and share our stories in ways that embody our values and clearly articulate our messages.

It would be an asset if the candidate for this role has experience working in a self-directed way to develop and implement fundraising activities and a successful record in grant writing. Knowledge of the existing local, regional, and national funding communities and the ability to guide us in prioritizing, launching, and maintaining a selection of fund development strategies and pathways would also be a significant strength.


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Supervision and Support Provided:

This position is supervised by Kilala Lelum’s Executive Director and the HR & Administrative Lead.

Additional Information:

To Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter by September 15, 2023 to fleurie.hunter@uihhc.ca. Your cover letter should clearly articulate why you are interested in this role and working with Kilala Lelum, how your background is a good fit for this specific role and our organization, and your current availability and desired schedule. Incomplete applications (those without cover letters) will not be considered. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis and this position may be filled prior to the closing date.