Posted On: 2018-04-13
Closing On: 2018-04-30
Location: Downtown Toronto
Effective: May 2018
Employment Type: Contract
Level: Senior

Job Description

Stella’s Place is an innovative mental health service for young adults (16-29 years).  We are at a critical and exciting stage in our growth – we have laid the foundation and infrastructure for a new and engaging model of mental health care for young adults and are now delivering services (at Stella’s Place, online, and in collaboration with key partners in Toronto), seeing results, and changing lives. To ensure we have the facilities required to support our already-successful programs, we are now embarking on a major capital fundraising effort.

We are seeking a Capital Campaign Manager who will be responsible for the strategic development, promotion, implementation, and day-to-day operations of a planned capital campaign. The person we are looking for will be tenacious, creative, and passionate about building responsive mental health services for young adults. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Capital Campaign Manager will take a hands-on role in securing major gift support, while also managing all aspects of the capital campaign including, but not limited to, managing the budget, ensuring fundraising strategies are developed and followed, recruiting and supervising campaign volunteers, scheduling and supporting campaign leadership meetings, managing the capital campaign fundraising budget, and presenting strategic fundraising objectives and progress reports to key stakeholders, employees, and the Board of Directors and its sub-committee.  

To be considered for this position, you will have 7-10 years of professional fundraising experience (with specific experience in capital campaigns) and proven success at securing major gift support.  You are skilled at articulating the case for support with passion, knowledge, and conviction – while adhering to the highest ethical standards and fundraising best practices.  You have superior verbal and written communication skills, extensive experience with researching and identifying prospects, knowledge and experience with prospect pipeline tracking and management, and demonstrated experience producing campaign materials.


  • Manage, implement and maintain all aspects of the capital fundraising campaign, including the execution of the fundraising operating plan, timetable and achievement of clearly defined goals;
  • Coordinate major gift prospect identification and cultivation efforts and hold face-to-face donor visitations;
  • Negotiate gift agreements with respect to specific fundraising and programmatic outcomes, recognition and compliance;
  • Provide regular written reports to leadership that review and evaluate the activities and progress of the campaign;
  • Manage the writing and development of capital campaign print and electronic collateral materials and coordinate their design and production;
  • Recruit and manage campaign volunteers;
  • Schedule and support campaign leadership meetings;
  • Manage the capital campaign fundraising budget; and
  • Ensure that data related to prospects and donors is recorded and tracked in electronic files.


  • Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) (preferred)
  • Membership in Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) (preferred)
  • A University and/or College degree or diploma


  • 7-10 years of professional experience in fundraising with specific experience in capital campaigns;
  • Proven success at securing major gift support;
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills;
  • Experience in managing budgets;
  • Demonstrated experience in producing campaign materials;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and ability to articulate with clarity and poise when communicating with volunteers, staff and donors – individually or in a group setting;
  • Ability to provide timely analyses and reports regarding programmatic and fund-raising initiatives;
  • Overall knowledge of campaign management and organization including pipelines, prospect tracking, strategy, task assignment and maintenance of timelines;
  • Extensive experience with researching and identifying prospects; and
  • Must have a strong ethical character, demonstrate good judgment and discretion, and be capable of handling confidential information.


  • This is a full-time Monday-Friday (primarily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) position, however, flexibility regarding hours (especially evenings) is essential.
  • We offer a competitive salary and benefit package.
  • You will work primarily at Stella’s Place (18 Camden St.); a remote (home office) working arrangement can be considered.    


Interested and qualified candidates are invited to forward a cover letter (along with a detailed résumé) outlining your interest in working with Stella’s Place and your salary expectations by April 30, 2018 to Rosanne Wild:  

Note: Only applications with cover letters will be considered.


Stella’s Place is committed to having a workforce that is reflective of the diversity of the City of Toronto in general and of our participants in particular.  We strongly encourage applications from: racialized persons, indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, and all those who can provide different perspectives and contribute to diversification at Stella’s Place.

Stella’s Place is committed to hiring practices that are inclusive and barrier free.  Stella’s Place will provide reasonable and appropriate accommodation during all stages of the hiring process in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code in order to ensure the equal and fair assessment of all job applicants.  Applicants are asked to make any accommodation request in advance. 

We thank all candidates for their interest.  We regret that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.