Posted On: 2017-11-10
Closing On: 2017-11-30
Location: Toronto, ON
Effective: ASAP
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Senior

Job Description

Chai Lifeline Canada is a non-for-profit organization/charity that serves families who have children that have been affected by lifelong or life threatening pediatric illness. Reporting to the Toronto Director, the Development Officer is responsible for assisting with Chai Lifeline Canada’s direct fundraising programs, and preparing proposals for corporate, individual and foundation fundraising.

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development & Communications Manager is required to interface regularly with Chai Lifeline Canada staff and donors and will work closely with the Director of Development in the execution and administration of all aspects of Chai Lifeline Canada’s annual, major and planned giving activities. Furthermore, the incumbent will review and enhance our marketing strategy as it pertains to our online and social media outlets.

Major position responsibilities will include:

·     Create and implement a plan which will develop meaningful relationships with current, prospective and former donors, engage in substantive conversations regarding annual giving opportunities.

·     Manage and lead event based fundraisers such as, Casino night, Golf tournament, Team Lifeline as required.

·     Pursue and succeed in scheduling face-to-face conversations and solicitations.

·     Work in coordination and collaboration with volunteers and colleagues in prioritizing prospects and in opening doors and managing “moves.”

·     Conduct prospect research to effectively identify and qualify individuals, corporations and foundations across Canada that align with our mission of supporting children battling a life-threatening or life-long illness and/or raising awareness about our work.

·     Work effectively with colleagues in preparing fundraising proposals.

·     Proactively connect with new and existing donors to extend the reach of Chai Lifeline, thereby increasing the organization’s market penetration and donor base.

·     Manage and oversee Chai’s website, email, marketing and social media channels.

·     Create, develop and implement an overall strategic communications plan, both online and print to raise awareness and funding for the organization.

·     Evaluate Chai’s digital media strategy and revise and implement accordingly.

·     Come up with creative ideas for digital campaigns, and constantly test, measure, and tweak ideas.

·     Adhere to Chai Lifeline’s policies and procedures to ensure all gifts are received and handled appropriately including timely issuing of tax receipts and acknowledgment to donors.

·     Support volunteer activities for the development department.

·     Participate positively as a member of the Chai Lifeline team.

·     Update, maintain, and manage donor databases, ensuring data accuracy and integrity 

Successful candidates for this position will possess the following skills and experience:

·     Experience in successful fundraising for non-for-profit organizations, with demonstrated success in cultivating, soliciting and stewarding successively larger gifts

·     Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

·     Outgoing, charismatic and is driven by helping other succeed

·     Excellence in maintaining relationships with volunteers and donors

·     Well organized with a strong attention to detail

·     Ability to lead program development and implementation

·     Team player with a strong work ethic

·     Ability to function with high degree of independence

·     Computer literacy

·     Has ability to work with culturally and religiously diverse volunteers

·     Has knowledge and appreciation of Chai Lifeline's programs and services

·     A valid driver’s license and access to regular use of a car

For more information and to apply:

Submit resume and cover letter detailing your qualifications, in confidence, to Emma Scherer at Please note, only candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Chailifeline welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process It should be the very last line.