Posted On: 2017-02-07
Closing On: 2017-03-21
Location: Toronto, ON
Effective: ASAP
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Management

Job Description

Job Description:

The Director of Fundraising is responsible for advancing the Ontario NDP by generating revenue from donations. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the fundraising team to build organizational capacity, enabling the Ontario NDP to build financial capacity. The position reports to the Provincial Director.

Responsibilities and accountabilities include but are not limited to the following:


  • Prepare annual and long-term fundraising plans and budgets; monitor progress and adjust accordingly
  • Collaborate with Board members in the identification, cultivation and solicitation of prospects
  • Work with the senior team to identify and develop benchmarks, industry standards, KPIs and best practices
  • Ensure quality data is input regularly and that lists and information on donors and prospects are kept up to date and relevant
  • Attend internal and external meetings, plus networking and community events
  • Keep abreast of fundraising industry developments and best practices
  • Identify prospects for solicitation
  • Research political, charitable and non-profit competitors for best practices and comparator intel
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Secure individual gifts aligned with the Ontario NDP’s long-term needs, including:
    • Participating in donor cultivation and solicitation meetings, both independently and with the Provincial Director
    • Identify opportunities through issue based fundraising campaigns
    • Developing monthly giving and planned giving campaigns
    • Effectively stewarding donors to create a strong engagement with the Ontario NDP
    • Cultivating and growing a major donors program
    • Annual solicitation and renewal campaigns (direct mail, email, phone, digital)
    • Attending business events for networking purposes


  • Oversee any events related to the Development Department, including, but not limited to:
    • Donor Appreciation
    • Cultivation and recognition events
    • Donor and VIP receptions
    • Council and Convention delegate events

Skills, Knowledge and Experience


  • Five years’ experience in a dynamic, professional fundraising environment in a management role
  • Expertise in Excel
  • Highly proficient in database management
  • Strong multi-project management skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Sound judgment and creative problem-solving skills
  • Valid license and willing to drive as required
  • Professional, positive, proactive team player driven by passion and high performance
  • Willingness to take on significant challenges by identifying creative and ambitious solutions


  • French language skills
  • Technical and creative graphic design skills

The Ontario NDP supports employment equity. Racialized workers, women, Aboriginal workers, LGBTQTS workers, young workers, Francophone workers, and workers with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Compensation:  Commensurate with experience

Applications (including resume, cover letter and relevant references) should be sent by e-mail to the attention of Karla Webber-Gallagher, Provincial Director no later than March 21, 2017.  Please include the job title in the subject line.

Only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.