Posted On: 2017-12-13
Closing On: 2018-01-15
Location: Toronto, ON
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Senior

Job Description

Job Summary

Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Fundraising Officer will be responsible for developing, managing and executing the fundraising program for the Dr. Jay Children’s Grief Centre. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of performance and a strong knowledge of best practices in fundraising, particularly in the areas of foundation, grant and donor cultivation and stewardship.

Enthusiasm, exceptional interpersonal and strong organizational skills are required for this position in order to maximize fund development opportunities and to meet the organization’s current and future needs. The position requires a self-starter with excellent written and oral communication skills, well-developed computer skills and the ability to work as a collaborative, inclusive and ‘hands on’ team player.

Principal responsibilities:

  • Develop an annual fund development plan designed to meet the strategic and financial goals of the DJCGC, including event project plans and critical paths
  • Develop and manage DJCGC Stewardship Program, including prospect identification, donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors
  • Identify, document and implement systems, policies and procedures to ensure efficient, effective tracking of fundraising efforts, including donations, recognition and donor stewardship
  • Assist in the creation of office processes which manage and track development activities
  • Monitor and report on processes, development plan and DJCGC Stewardship Program
  • Research donors, foundations and corporate prospects for fund development initiatives
  • Coordinate preparation of foundation and corporate applications and proposals
  • Coordinate the planning and management of fundraising events
  • Oversee maintenance of accurate financial/donor reports and monitor fundraising performance against plan/budget
  • Monitor fund development trends and make recommendations re: fund revenue, processing and reporting.
  • Engage, manage and develop DJCGC Fundraising Committee
  • Develop a culture of fundraising amongst all the Board, staff, volunteers and clients



  • Minimum 5 years experience in fundraising
  • Post-secondary education in fundraising, marketing, event planning
  • A solid understanding of the not-for profit field
  • Ability to work independently and on various tasks simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated experience in overseeing tasks of others and to work with others on a job to achieve the best results
  • Demonstrated ability in relationship management and working with volunteer community
  • Positive attitude; ability to take responsibility and be accountable; ability to deal with change in the workplace and be innovative; respect for others
  • Must be highly motivated and energetic
  • Good oral and written communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Ability to speak to groups of people in a variety of settings
  • Demonstrated experience in problem solving and good judgement
  • Demonstrated time-management, project management and organizational skills
  • Flexibility with changing priorities and ability to remain focused to meet timelines
  • Excellent computer skills: Proficient in MS Office (Outlook/Word/Excel/PowerPoint)
  • Develop strong supportive relationships with the ED, Board and staff
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle

The Dr. Jay Children’s Grief Centre values the rich diversity of Canadian society and of the children, youth and families we serve. We are committed to working from an anti-oppression framework to assist children, youth and families from various cultures, racialized groups, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities. 

Accommodations for applicants with disabilities are available upon request at all stages of the application process.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to

While we appreciate all responses, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.