Posted On: 2018-02-22
Closing On: 2018-03-25
Location: Toronto
Effective: Flexible
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Intermediate
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Job Description

Position Overview

This position offers a great learning opportunity for a diligent, organized individual who wishes to build a career in charitable fundraising. You will be joining a growing fundraising team  within a highly respected environmental NGO.

The Fundraising Coordinator supports the fundraising work of the Ontario Strategic Partnership team and on occasion also supports national work. The team is responsible for generating the operating funding for the Pembina Institute, currently about $5 million per year. The team consists of six people, including Associate Directors of Strategic Partnerships in based in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto and support roles based in Calgary and Toronto.

Why the Pembina Institute?

The Pembina Institute is a national non-partisan think tank that advocates for strong, effective policies to support Canada’s clean energy transition. Through research, consulting and convening, we employ multi-faceted and highly collaborative approaches to change to reduce the environmental impacts of energy production and use.

Our people are passionate about sustainability and dedicated to enabling positive social change. Our organizational culture encourages creativity and collaboration, and we offer a flexible and fast-paced work environment that rewards honest character, personal initiative and innovation. The successful candidate will join our dynamic team of nationally recognized professionals working on delivering clean energy solutions into the hands of Canada’s decision makers and key influencers.

Compensation and Benefits

The salary rate is competitive for an support role in the environmental in the non-profit sector and will be based on skills, experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.

Benefits include:

  • extended health and dental
  • four weeks of holidays per year
  • flexible work hours
  • strong growth potential in an entrepreneurial business environment
  • RRSP plan
  • training and development opportunities

Further terms of employment will be discussed with candidates during the interview process.

Roles and Responsibilities

You’ll be working in support of the Director, Strategic Partnerships and the Associate Director of Strategic Partnerships (Ontario) to help identify, engage and solicit a variety of prospects (corporations, foundations and individuals). This will require research, writing, organizing meetings and conference calls, and assisting in the preparation of proposals and reports.

You’ll be working extensively with Salesforce, our CRM/fundraising database. This will involve inputting data, pulling reports and analysis.

You’ll have lead responsibility for the administration for our annual fundraising event unGala (January each year). This will include preparing and distributing sponsorship materials, tracking sponsorship and ticket sales, supporting the unGala committee members and liaising with the event management company.

You’ll be based in our Toronto office and there will be occasional travel to support the work of the Strategic Partnerships team. You’ll report to the Director, Strategic Partnerships.

Skills and Qualifications

This role requires someone who can relate to and express the values and mission of the Pembina Institute and is comfortable discussing climate science and related social policy. A university undergraduate degree or higher is preferred; however, an equivalent combination of education and experience would be acceptable.

It is an advantage to have worked with an environmental NGO, but candidates with fundraising team experience in the university or other NGO sectors are equally welcome.

Familiarity and experience with the work required to support a fundraising team would be a great benefit. It will be useful to have been involved in supporting some type of fundraising event.

We expect you to be proactive in this role. You’ll also have strong planning and organization skills, excellent attention to detail and the ability to conduct yourself with diplomacy and tact.

You’ll need to have a friendly easy-going personality who can get things done with a wide variety of people; donors, policy staff, and the wide variety of individuals working with the Pembina Institute.

To Apply

Email your cover letter and resume to Please ensure the following:

  • Subject line includes ON Fundraising Coordinator and your last name
  • Cover letter (max. two pages) explains why you are interested in working with the Pembina Institute and how your skills and qualifications meet the criteria outlined for this position
  • Resume outlines your relevant skills, education and experience
  • Cover letter and resume are saved as one PDF document using the naming convention lastnamefirstletter-application-position-year.pdf
    • example: smithm-application-ON-FC2018.pdf

      Application deadline: 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 25, 2018. The Pembina Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.