Posted On: 2018-02-09
Closing On: 2018-02-23
Location: Toronto, ON
Effective: Immediately
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Intermediate

Job Description

YMCA of Greater Toronto


Grade: 13
Salary Range: $50,674 – $62,075

Effective Date: Immediately

Reports to: Director - Annual Giving, Operations & Strategy (General Manager)

Location: 2200 Yonge Street YMCA Centre, Toronto


Why work for our Y?

YMCA of Greater Toronto aspires to be a great work place through an environment that embraces diversity and social inclusion, valuing differences and supporting full participation by all employees.  The YMCA provides more than 5,000 employees with meaningful jobs and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of individuals and the health of our communities. The YMCA works to build healthy communities.  This is achieved through a shared culture and values.  We recognize the contributions of our staff through innovative practices, great benefits and growth opportunities.

Nature & Scope:

At the YMCA we celebrate the joy of asking, the joy of giving and the joy of receiving. Last year, our generous donors contributed $5.2M to support the YMCA. To realize our vision of reaching more community members, the YMCA has embarked on a $100 million Strong Start, Great Future capital campaign. Our goal is to build new YMCA Centres of Community across the across the Greater Toronto Area to ensure that more people have access to the experiences and opportunities they need to reach their full potential. 

The Development Officer, Leadership Giving & Donor Relations is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding institutional and individual donors in the $1K - $9999K gift range and for executing the donor relations program which aims to provide donors with a remarkable experience that inspires them to renew and increase their support.



Leadership Giving

  • Achieves annual revenue target through a combination of acquisition, renewal and upgrade of institutional and individual donors in the $1K - $9999K gift range
  • Works with program staff to identify both funding opportunities and impact stories for select programs
  • Conducts research to identify potential individuals, Foundations and corporate supporters at the Leadership level
  • Undertakes discovery, cultivation and solicitation using a combination of broad-based and 'high touch' fundraising tactics, including mail, email, phone and in person
  • Prepares funding applications for institutional donors and solicitation & stewardship materials for individual donors
  • Executes stewardship plan for Leadership donors


Donor Relations

  • Executes a systematic and integrated donor relations program, encompassing all donor recognition & reporting requirements
  • Executes the donor recognition plan for SSGF Capital Campaign, including gift agreements, donor plaques and donor walls
  • Keeps accurate records (Raiser's Edge and donor files) relative to gifts, gift agreements and donor recognition preferences
  • Ensures the integrity, accuracy and timeliness of stewardship-related data in Raiser's Edge, including attributes and action tracks
  • Pulls invitation, distribution and publication lists from Raiser’s Edge
  • Promotes Donor Promises and donor-centered fundraising within the fundraising team and across the Association
  • Stays abreast of sector trends and brings new ideas and opportunities forward to support goal of building long-term relationships with donors and senior volunteers


Demonstrates appropriate behaviours in line with our Mission, Vision and Values as reflected in our YMCA competencies; takes a member focused approach to increase their understanding of programs offered across the Association.

Represents the YMCA in a professional manner.

Ensures the health, safety and well-being of all children, youth and vulnerable people in YMCA programs. Commits to the professional responsibility of maintaining knowledge of legislation, policies and procedures, child and youth development and best practices to best serve and protect children, youth, and vulnerable people. Understands the legal responsibilities and moral imperative to report suspected child abuse to Children's Aid Society. Understands the importance of the volunteer / staff partnership and integrates the value of philanthropy and volunteerism in dealings with members, volunteers, donors and staff.



  • A post-secondary degree or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years progressively responsible experience in fundraising and relationship management, including success in achieving personal revenue targets
  • Demonstrated donor relations and project management experience
  • Very strong written communication skills and strong presentation skills
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Detail oriented, focused and goal-oriented, with a high level of initiative and energy
  • Effective problem solving skills
  • Advanced proficiency with Raiser’s Edge and Microsoft Office
  • Experience and sensitivity in dealing with members of different cultural and racial backgrounds, including visible and non-visible dimensions of diversity
  • Evidence of sound judgement, interpersonal skills, initiative, tact, diplomacy, and creativity
  • Confidentiality and discretion are mandatory
  • Working towards CFRE designation is an asset

The position requires the following Association Competencies: fundamental competence in Being Member focused; advanced competence in Ethics & Self-Management, Teamwork & Collaboration, Valuing Diversity & Social Inclusion; superior competence in Effective Interpersonal Communications, Relationship Building & Partnering; Being Results Focused.


Please send cover letter and résumé quoting

Job posting #949 by Friday, February 23, 2018  to:

ATTENTION:Juniper Locilento

2200 Yonges Street, Unit 300

Toronto, ON M4S 2C6


Job offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a Police Records Check. Within the first four months and every three years thereafter, a Vulnerable Police Records Check is required.

The YMCA of Greater Toronto values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to excellence and inclusion in our Association.

About the YMCA of Greater Toronto:

The YMCA of Greater Toronto is a dynamic charity offering opportunities for personal growth, community involvement and leadership. Our 2010-2020 strategic plans Strong Start Great Future calls upon our Association to invest in young people across their life stages to deliver on our vision of ensuring our communities will be home to the healthiest children, teens and young adults. This community health strategy includes a significant role for adults and older adults.

Mirroring the region’s diversity, the YMCA offers a variety of programs responding to the needs of the community, including employment and essential skills, education, newcomer programs, youth outreach and intervention, fitness, sports and aquatics, international programs, child care and camps.