Posted On: 2017-11-06
Closing On: 2017-11-27
Location: London, ON
Effective: As Soon As Possible
Employment Type: Full-Time

Job Description

Are you a natural relationship builder?

Would you like to work for a company that supports a family friendly work environment?

Do you like to know that your work will make a difference to children and youth?

If so, we invite you to submit your application to join Let’s Talk Science – Canada’s leading national, charitable organization that engages youth in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) – and become the newest member of our growing team.

Senior Development Officer

Within a matrix operating structure, the Senior Development Officer is responsible for fund development to support the mission of LTS.  Reporting to the Senior Director, Development, this position will be accountable for the development of prospects, cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, major and planned giving, sponsorship and strategic planning to ensure success.  Working collaboratively with the Fund Development team, the incumbent must possess excellent interpersonal skills to creatively and persuasively build relationships and secure donations to support strategic organizational fundraising goals.  The Senior Development Officer will also lead the process for development of customized proposals including budgets, donor and sponsor agreements, correspondence, recognition and stewardship reports as per LTS guidelines.


  • Fundraising experience and demonstrated track record of achievement, most particularly related to major gift fundraising
  • Completion of post-secondary education
  • Experience using Raiser’s Edge database
  • Graduate of a fundraising program or working towards Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation an asset
  • Flexibility to work outside regular hours and use personal vehicle
  • Willingness to travel regionally and nationally as appropriate
  • Bilingual (English French) an asset

This is a full-time 3 year renewable contract, which includes benefits and is located in any one of our three LTS offices:  Calgary, Alberta; London, Ontario; St. John’s, Newfoundland.

A full position description can be downloaded from our website at:

Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter, including salary expectation and quoting “Senior Development Officer” as outlined below. The position will remain open until filled; however, applications are encouraged by 11:59 p.m. on November 17, 2017 to:

Heather Small

Coordinator, Human Resources, Let’s Talk Science

1510 Woodcock Street, Unit 12 London, ON N6H 5S1

Or via email: (please submit all documents in one pdf file)

FAX: (519) 474-4085

Let’s Talk Science is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals.  If you have a disability that requires accommodation to assist you with any aspect of the hiring process, please contact the Coordinator, Human Resources listed above. Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.