Posted On: 2017-05-11
Closing On: 2017-05-31
Location: Toronto, ON
Effective: July 2017 (or asap)
Employment Type: Contract
Level: Junior
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Job Description

Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of 7 million ordinary people in more than 150 countries who come together to achieve extraordinary results in defending and promoting human rights. We get discriminatory laws changed and prisoners of conscience released. We’ve helped stop torture, commute death sentences and worked to end violence against women. We stand alongside Indigenous Peoples demanding that their rights be respected.

Amnesty International Canada is recruiting a Fundraising Associate to support the work of the Major Gifts Team. The Associate has responsibility for key areas within the Major Gifts program, all with the expected outcome of moving donors towards a donation at a major gift level. In particular, the Associate coordinates the identification of donors through prospect research, donor stewardship, Major Gifts team reporting, donor event planning and cultivating the Foundation Major Gifts portfolio.

This is a parental leave replacement opportunity in the Toronto Regional Office.

Principal responsibilities include: 

Prospect Research (20%) – Coordinate identification and research on donors and prospects, prospect clearance across fundraising teams, assignment of donor prospects and tracking results. Preparing profile reports, and donor summaries for all donor events.

Donor Stewardship (20%) – Coordinate highly personalized thank you process for all major gifts, ensure timely and appropriate stewardship, major gifts mailings to achieve annual revenue targets, in-house calling program. Steward a portfolio of 100 mid-level Major Gifts donors with a moves management process that cultivates increased donation amounts. In addition, the Board Liaison donor stewardship (5%).

Foundation Major Gifts (20%) – Coordinate portfolio of 45 Foundation donors and prospects to achieve income targets, research of potential foundation donors, and cultivate foundation donor prospects.

Event Planning (15%) – Coordinate donor cultivation and stewardship through annual and semi-annual events and receptions nationally. Organize events, communicate with donors and guests, and lead the post-event evaluation process.

Administrative Support (15%) – Provide administrative support to the Director of Fundraising and the Toronto Fundraising team, including the coordination of group registrations, maintaining activity tracker, inputting donor data, processing invoices and expenses, etc.

Major Gifts Reporting (5%) – Monitor results of moves management cycle through weekly reporting. Coordinate and report on donor data including giving levels, monthly activities, cultivation reports and income targets.

For full details, refer to the job description posted on Amnesty’s website.


  • Minimum of college education
  • Minimum of three years of fundraising experience, preferably in major gifts and/or personal solicitation of gifts
  • Excellent communications skills, verbal and written, including in digital environments
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a customer service orientation, and the ability to interact with individuals from a variety of backgrounds
  • Strong listening skills and ability to elicit donor giving motivations and interests
  • Proficiency with current online media tools for communicating, including email broadcasting, e-communication software (informz)
  • Demonstrated proficiency with databases and data management, with good attention to detail and experience with CRM or other database software
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel and Internet
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently as well as in a team
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment, juggling several projects at one time
  • Fund raising certification is desirable
  • Knowledge of social media platforms, e.g. Twitter, Facebook, etc. is an asset
  • Travel, evening and weekend work may be required


Hours:         Full-time (37.5 hours/week)

Start date:   July 2017 (as soon as possible)

Duration:     15 months from July 2017 to September 2018

Location:     Toronto Regional Office

Salary:         $51,735 - $53,837, commensurate with qualifications

                    Listed salary range includes 15% in lieu of benefits

Deadline:    Noon (eastern time), May 31, 2017


Application Process

Covering letter outlining your suitability for the position, resumé, and 2 supervisory references should be submitted electronically via Charity Village.

Although we appreciate the interest of all candidates, only candidates invited for interviews will be contacted.

Amnesty International Canada is committed to employment equity, actively seeks diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified applicants including women, members of racial minorities, Aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities.

Accommodations are available to job applicants with disabilities upon request.