Posted On: 2017-09-12
Closing On: 2017-10-02
Location: Toronto, ON
Effective: November 6, 2017
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Intermediate

Job Description

Development & Special Events Coordinator

Kensington Foundation


The Kensington Foundation provides support for health care services offered at Kensington Health, located in the heart of Kensington Market. With support from donors, The Foundation supports the delivery of high-quality health care to thousands of patients, residents and clients.

Kensington Health provides a diverse range of services including long-term, hospice and community care, cancer screening, ophthalmology, and eye tissue processing for transplant. The Kensington Foundation supports cutting-edge research and education in the areas of medical, surgical and health-related services.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Manager, Fundraising & Special Events, the ideal candidate possess an aptitude for technology, an excellent writer (editing and proofreading skills), with a keen eye for detail.

The Coordinator is responsible for assisting in the planning and executing all aspects of the Annual Fund and Special Events for the purpose of raising funds. The Coordinator is required to execute all administrative duties on a day-to-day basis and for special events. As a member of the Development Team, the Coordinator creates and implements activities required to achieve annual fundraising goals using tactics including direct mail, e-appeals, sponsorships, and ticket sales that reflect and promote organizational priorities. Are you a passionate fundraiser with 2+ years’ experience, looking to demonstrate and develop your fundraising skills as part of a dynamic, non-for-profit organization?  If so, then this role may be the right opportunity for you!

Principle Accountabilities:

Fundraising Accountabilities

  • Proactively create and maintain effective workflow which includes the handling of a variety of fundraising projects and tasks simultaneously.
  • Working in partnership with the Raiser’s Edge Data Base Manager, creating queries & e.communications through the Blackbaud system – OLX.   
  • Maintain golfers/hikers lists, gather and prepare registration materials, manage auction items and other duties as assigned for fundraising events.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of digital communications through the Blackbaud’s Online Express (OLX) system. Direct mail programs and mailing of year-end appeal letters.
  • Conduct preliminary research on prospective corporate foundation and individual donors.
  • Maintain golfers/hikers lists, gather and prepare registration materials, manage auction items and other duties as assigned for fundraising events.
  • Handle all administrative details associated with the Golf Classic Committee meetings (i.e. prepare and distribute notices, agendas, minutes, etc.).
  • Draft proposals, grants and compile expense lists for budget and meetings

Position-Specific Competencies:

  • Support the Foundation’s development activities
  • Communication. Speaks, listens and writes in a clear, confident, respectful, thorough and timely manner, using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
  • Customer-focus. Anticipates, understands, and responds to the needs of internal and external customers/donors to meet or exceed their expectations, and receives positive feedback from internal and external customers/donors.
  • Attention to detail. Does not let important details slip through the cracks.
  • Flexibility/adaptability. Flexible, versatile and/or tolerant in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency. Adjust quickly to changing priorities and conditions. Cope effectively with complexity and change.
  • Calm under pressure. Demonstrates composure in stressful situations.
  • Proactivity/Enthusiasm/Persistence. Acts without being told what to do. Passionate and excited over work. Can-do attitude. Tenacious and goes the distance to get something done.

Success Factors:

  • Engage the Kensington Health community in opportunities to support the Foundation and the work we are doing, resulting in a broader base of supporters, increase revenue and increase awareness
  • Embrace planning, attention to detail and managing multiple priorities
  • Respect the contributions of our donors. Recognize and honour donations of all levels; valuing each donor regardless of the gift amount
  • Maintaining accuracy and professionalism in all communications & fundraising reports
  • Success in coordinating the production of direct mail appeals.
  • Upholds the values of the organization – Excellence, Respect, and Teamwork.
  • Promotes good communication between all Kensington entities.

  • Demonstrates flexibility and the ability to function as a team player.


Required Education: Bachelor’s degree required.

Required Experience:

  • Minimum two (2) to four (4) years’ experience in an development position, preferably in a non-profit/healthcare development office

  • Understanding of CRA’s tax receipting rules and regulations

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).First rate organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to multi-task due to fast paced business environment.

Required Knowledge:

  • Proven proficiency in Raiser’s Edge, Microsoft Office Suite 2013 (particularly Word, Excel, Outlook & PowerPoint)

  • Demonstrates an understanding and knowledge of fundraising best practices (e.g. proposal/grant writing, correspondence management). Knowledge of the health care landscape and the needs of the aging population and their families is an asset.

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

  • Knowledge of Luminate Online and Blackbaud OLX is an asset

Remuneration: Based on experience + competitive benefit package

Location: Toronto

Please submit resumes by 5:00 PM on Monday October 2 2017 to the Manager, Fundraising and Special Events, 25 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto Ontario, M5S 3M3. E-mail: Kensington Foundation thanks all applicants for their interest in advance however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Kensington Health is an equal opportunity employer.