Posted On: 2018-07-24
Closing On: 2018-08-13
Location: Toronto
Effective: Immediately
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Management
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Job Description

Anishnawbe Health Toronto is an accredited Community Health Centre in downtown Toronto. The Centre’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of Indigenous people in spirit, mind, emotion and body by providing traditional healing within a multi-disciplinary health care model. Since 1987, Anishnawbe Health has been the only provider of western medical services and traditional health and healing services to a rapidly growing urban Indigenous population.

Anishnawbe Health Foundation’s mission is to inspire philanthropy to:

  • Support an environment where the urban Indigenous community can heal spiritually, physically, emotionally and mentally by enhancing capital and program funding for Anishnawbe Health Toronto; and
  • Foster the reclamation, preservation, research and application of traditional healing methods, including the sharing of these with all people.

The Foundation is looking for an enthusiastic, energetic team player who wants to work as part

of a small and dynamic team.  The candidate will be focused on building this new Foundation, growing our donor base and working as part of an ambitious campaign team to build a new Centre for Indigenous health and healing as the first building on a new Indigenous Community Hub in the West Don Lands neighbourhood. The Foundation offers a competitive compensation package including benefits.



Reporting to the Foundation’s Executive Director, the Manager Community Engagement and Events is responsible for supporting Foundation revenue growth through developing and supporting community engagement activities including third-party events, and managing campaign donor cultivation and solicitation of gifts up to $24,999.



  • Manage the planning and budgeting for community engagement and event activities to meet annual targets.
  • Participate in campaign cabinet meetings and work closely with the Executive Director and campaign leadership to manage the campaign timeline and promote timely decision-making activity.
  • Works with the Foundation team to manage the prospect pipeline to identify, engage, nurture, solicit, and support campaign donors up to $24,999, including third party events.
  • Work with the Executive Director to support third party events and event activities above $25,000.
  • Coordinate the Indigenous Community Campaign Committee to engage the community in the campaign for the new Health Centre including coordination of meetings, supporting solicitation work of volunteers.
  • With the Communications Officer, develop and implement a marketing plan for engaging the neighbourhoods around the site of the new Indigenous Health Centre.
  • Work with the Campaign Coordinator, to manage two to three campaign events to cultivate donor prospects and an annual stewardship/recognition event for donors.
  • Build and maintain excellent relationships with prospects, donors, volunteers and Anishnawbe Health Toronto staff.
  • Work with the Campaign coordinator to document and maintain donor correspondence files including donor database records, gift agreements and pledge reminders.



Three to five years of fundraising experience an asset.



  • Knowledge of Toronto’s Indigenous community and passion about healthcare and traditional healing practices are an asset.
  • Post-secondary education and/or equivalent related experience in fundraising, marketing or a related field.
  • Experience working with volunteers to achieve fundraising goals.
  • Requires a results-oriented professional who can synthesize and summarize a lot of information, track and manage multiple deadlines, work independently and reliably.
  • Organizational skills and professional demeanor.
  • Interpersonal skills and judgment.
  • Ability to maintain confidential and privileged information with discretion.
  • Ability to move projects forward according to timeline with a problem solving orientation.
  • Excellent knowledge of all MS Office applications.
  • Experience with donor software/database experience (such as Salsa Engage/Raisers’ Edge) an asset.
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills.
  • Flexibility is required as local travel and occasional evening and weekend work is necessary. Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is an asset.



Email a cover letter and resume to Julie Cookson, Executive Director, Anishnawbe Health Foundation at by Monday, August 13, 2018 at 5 p.m.

The Foundation welcomes all applications. Applicants who self-identify as Indigenous and meet the job requirements will be given first consideration. The Foundation values diversity and benefits from contributions from diverse backgrounds and experiences. If you are invited for an interview and you require accommodation, please let us know.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in Anishnawbe Health Foundation. Chi-Miigwetch.