Posted On: 2018-05-24
No closing date
Location: Toronto
Effective:
Website: http://www.ysm.ca
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Intermediate
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Job Description

Fundraising and Community Engagement Specialist

YSM is the vibrant, local Christian development agency that is leading an infectious movement – going
beyond meeting immediate needs by offering holistic programs and a pathway that can transform the
lives of people living with poverty in Toronto from merely surviving to thriving. YSM is seeking a full-time
experienced Fundraising and Community Engagement Specialist to work with the Annual Team to
develop, educate and engage donors, partners and prospects.


The ideal candidate is results-driven and must have an understanding of how to attract and engage
donors as part of the Annual Giving program. Critical to the role is achieving or exceeding revenue targets;
implementation of events and developing relationships with community groups through education and
engagement.


Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing execution of an annual engagement plan that
contributes towards donor acquisition, retention, and stewardship objectives while creating a memorable
and meaningful experience. Tactical strategies would include events (YSM or third party fundraisers),
education (tours and presentations) and cultivating community relationships.

 

  • With revenue targets in mind, cultivate and steward relationships with community groups (service
  • clubs, churches, schools etc.) by proactively reaching out and promoting ways to get involved and
  • support YSM.
  • Project manage the execution, budget, post event stewardship, and evaluation of fundraising
  • events, with a critical focus on meeting revenue goals with a positive net return on investment.
  • Promote community engagement resources (third party fundraising, YSM tours, and gift in kind
  • donations) as an alternative option for giving to active volunteers, event prospects and corporate
  • employee teams.
  • Work with Manager, Marketing & Communications to develop marketing plans that promote and
  • support event success with applicable approvals.
  • Provide consulting support to stewardship, third party fundraising event planners, including
  • facilitation of both cash and event gift in kind donations.
  • Recruit and empower volunteer event committees, providing orientation and training in order to
  • enhance the volunteers’ effectiveness.
  • Work closely with event sponsors to deliver and renew their annual support and to ensure clear
  • objectives for the sponsorship are agreed and implemented.
  • Develop and work with third party event planners, providing tool kit, ongoing consultation and
  • stewardship.


Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have the following skills and training:

  • Demonstrated life commitment to YSM’s Articles of Faith, principles of mission and values
  • Minimum of 2 years relevant work experience in fundraising.
  • Strong project management & problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Resourcefulness and independent while working within a very collaborative team
  • Bachelor’s level degree, preferably in the field of fundraising or business
  • A police check will be required


Send resume, cover letter with salary expectations in confidence to: philhire@ysm.ca

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

Learn more about YSM at www.ysm.ca