Posted On: 2017-07-28
Closing On: 2017-08-25
Location: Bolton, ON
Effective: ASAP
Employment Type: Contract
Level: Intermediate

Job Description


Position Type:  Temporary Contract, Full-Time, 35 Hours per week               Location: Bolton, ON

Estimated Start:  ASAP                                                                                    Deadline to Apply:  August 25, 2017

Agency Overview:  Caledon Community Services (CCS) is a multi-service, community-impact organization and recognized leader in addressing health and care, transportation, employment, training, resettlement, business development and social service needs of individuals and families in the Town of Caledon and surrounding communities. CCS operates an integrated, client focused model of services that provides seamlessness between distinct programs, innovations in service delivery, significant volunteer leadership and myriad multi-sector partnerships and collaborations directed towards community building and meeting the needs of a growing Caledon Community.

Position Overview:  Under the direction of the Chief Development Officer, the Development Officer, Strategic Partnerships & Events will contribute to the ongoing success of CCS by identifying, cultivating, soliciting donors and managing donor relationships, assisting with the execution of the agency’s annual Fundraising Strategy, planning and managing the coordination and execution of events, campaigns, initiatives and develop and manage strategic private sector partnerships, including writing grant applications to private sector Foundations that succeed in generating, securing and expanding ongoing financial support.  The ideal candidate for this position will be a dedicated and energetic individual who welcomes challenges and is able to react quickly to situations, in addition to working well with donors at all giving levels and volunteers with the highest degree of professionalism.

Summary of Responsibilities:  Under the general direction of the Chief Development Officer, the incumbent:

  • Manages the planning, coordination & implementation of CCS signature events, campaigns and other fundraising activities including logistics coordination, volunteer management and coordination, promotion/marketing (in cooperation with Communications and Marketing), sponsor relations, recruitment & participation;

  • Conducts research to identify donor prospects, including private foundations, corporations/organizations and individual donors;

  • Works with the Chief Development Officer to draft/write donor proposals, grant proposals, reports, presentations, collateral material and all key donor correspondence;

  • Assists with establishing, maintaining and improving a formalized donor recognition and stewardship program;

  • Manages stewardship campaigns;

  • Plans and manages the execution of community outreach events along with management of third party events to generate broader community engagement (in cooperation with Communications and Marketing);

  • Proactively uses prospect identification, research, and qualification processes to generate foundation, major donor, and corporate sponsor prospects;

  • Ensures procedures and standards for timely and accurate acknowledgement of donors are met for every gift;

  • Builds, sustains and manages collaborative relationships with business contacts, volunteers, community partners and donors;

  • Attends events, cheque presentations and promotion and public awareness activities as required;

  • Supervises placement/summer students as needed;

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Summary of Qualifications:

  • College Diploma in relevant field (i.e. Event Planning, Marketing, Fundraising, etc)/ Bachelor’s Degree (business, fundraising, marketing) or equivalent combination of education and experience;

  • Working towards the CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive) designation is an asset;

  • 3 – 5 years related experience;

  • Experience working collaboratively with volunteers and committees;

  • Demonstrated experience in event coordination and planning;

  • A successful track record in developing partnerships with individuals, businesses and other organizations (i.e. securing event sponsorships, prize donations, in-kind support for events, third party events, etc);

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and outreach skills;

  • Proven relationship management skills;

  • Problem-solving skills, resourcefulness, strategic attitude;

  • Basic knowledge of and familiarity with the rules and regulations governing Canadian charities;

  • Knowledge of basic non-profit fund development techniques and strategies;

  • Knowledge and proficiency activating a variety of giving channels;

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills;

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully identify and solicit support, proven track record in meeting revenue targets;

  • Superior relationship building and management skills, using tact, diplomacy and negotiation to enhance collaboration, build consensus and facilitate the developmentof a common vision amongst volunteers, particularly with volunteers supporting high profile, signature events;

  • Excellent customer service skills when interacting with donors, event attendees, community members, sponsors, etc;

  • Strong level of professionalism and composure;

  • Strong research skills (donor prospecting, etc);

  • Exceptional organizational, project management and event planning, coordinationand general prioritizing skills;

  • Demonstrated self-discipline and self-motivation, ability to work with minimal supervision;

  • Proficiency (intermediate) with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook);

  • Solid ability to utilize Fundraising Software (Donor Perfect, Raiser’s Edge);

  • Ability to multitask, deal with frequent interruptions;

  • Attention to detail, organized, thorough;

  • Strong teamwork skills;

  • Strong ethical character capable of handling donations and confidential and financial information;

  • A passion for supporting the Mission, Vision and Values of CCS;

  • Access to own transportation and flexible schedule which allows for occasional after-hours events and meetings;

  • Clean Criminal Records Check

    Interested applicants can apply by forwarding an updated resume and cover letter via e-mail to by August 25, 2017.  Please cite competition #17-31. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early; interviews will be conducted throughout the competition process.

    We thank all applicants for their interest but will only be contacting those selected to attend an interview. CCS is an equal opportunity employer encouraging applications from qualified individuals from diverse groups including Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientation or gender identity and other grounds identified under the Ontario Human Rights Code. CCS will provide information and/or accommodation pertaining to this job posting and/or the recruitment process in an accessible manner upon request.