Posted On: 2018-09-10
No closing date
Location: Milton
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Website: http://www.darlinghomeforkids.ca
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Intermediate
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Job Description

Reporting to the Director of Development, our Development Officer is responsible for coordinating the fundraising efforts of our Development Team, enabling the organization to raise funds in excess of $1 million required to support our programs and services. The position requires someone with fundraising experience, excellent communication skills, who is organized, able to manage multiple competing priorities and projects, and has a desire to help children and families in our community. 

 

Position Title: Development Officer
Position Type: Permanent, Full Time
Location: 5657, 15th Side Road, Milton, ON
Reports To: Director of Development

 

What our organization needs.

Reporting to the Director of Development, our Development Officer is responsible for coordinating the fundraising efforts of our Development Team, enabling the organization to raise funds in excess of $1 million required to support our programs and services. The position requires someone with fundraising experience, excellent communication skills, who is organized, able to manage multiple competing priorities and projects, and has a desire to help children and families in our community.

 

Join a team that is passionate about helping kids.

The Darling Home for Kids is a place of joy and tranquility, filled with the smiles and laughter of children engaging in unique and enriching experiences. Our organization provides respite, hospice palliative and residential care for children who are medically complex and/or technology-dependent. When you join our team at The Darling Home for Kids, you are joining a group of passionate, committed and dedicated professionals who believe in our mission, and strive each day to provide an oasis of comfort and joy for our remarkable children. We are a small team, joined with a common goal to dream big and create possibilities. Leave you mark on a charity unlike any other in Canada. Located in Milton, The Darling Home for Kids was Ontario’s first paediatric hospice and respite centre. Built on 77 acres of woodlands, we are a state of the art facility providing essential care to families facing the daily challenges of caring for a child with complex medical needs. We are the only organization in Canada to integrate highly specialized paediatric respite care with hospice care and residential services.

Work in an environment that truly inspires.

Leave your typical office space behind and work surrounded by woodlands, in a space where smiles and laughter and comfort abound. Eat lunch in our therapeutic sculpture garden, host meetings in our Clubhouse and see the relief on the faces of parents as they benefit from your hard work. The impact of your contribution is just steps away on the faces of our children. Inspiration will surround you!

 

Responsibilities Include:

Revenue Generation

  • Supports the Development Team in the implementation of an Annual Fundraising Plan aligned with the organization’s strategic priorities and approved fiscal budget;
  • Works closely with the Director of Development to ensure that fundraising team needs are met;
  • Solicits donations and event sponsorships at amounts up to $10,000 from individuals, foundations and corporations;
  • Identifies opportunities and implements tactics to grow our community and signature events portfolio;
  • Develops, implements and monitors a monthly giving program;
  • Completes prospect research and generates lists of prospects for solicitation; Donor Relations and Stewardship
  • Implements comprehensive strategies for effective donor relations and stewardship practices for donor retention;
  • Manages our CRM database, developing and leading the strategy to maximize opportunities;
  • Maintains donor listings, respecting the recognition preferences of individual donors and supporters;
  • Systematically tracking donor and sponsorship obligations and ensuring they are fulfilled;
  • Facilitates tours of The Darling Home for Kids with donors and prospects;

 

Marketing & Communications

  • Develops marketing and communication material including website content, thank you letters, newsletters, and other written correspondence;
  • Ensures the organization’s online presence is current and implements strategy to increase engagement across various online platforms;
  • Develops a social media strategy to promote the organization in the community and for donor recognition;
  • Represents the organization at select community events, public speaking engagements, and cheque presentations; General Administration
  • Ensures accuracy and accessibility of information in CRM database, completing data entry and updating donor, prospect and volunteer records;
  • Processes donations, generates personalized acknowledgements, and issues tax receipts in accordance with CRA guidelines;
  • Generates comprehensive reports, including donation reports, budget vs actual comparisons and lists;
  • Remains knowledgeable about the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation, and ensures compliance in the distribution of materials;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Required Skills

  • Post secondary certificate/diploma in University or College Degree in Business, Marketing, Communications or other related field (Fundraising diploma an asset);
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in the non profit sector, with an emphasis on development;
  • Demonstrated success in securing gifts and sponsorships in the $1k-$10k giving range;
  • Proficiency with CRM databases and Microsoft Office; Adobe InDesign experience considered an asset;
  • Superior written and oral communication and presentation skills;
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple priorities;
  • Flexible schedule is required to accommodate weekend and evening meetings and events;
  • Unlimited access to a reliable vehicle and valid Driver’s License;
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check with vulnerable sector screening.

 

To Apply:

If you feel that you are the ideal candidate for this position and you want to make a difference in the lives of children and families, send your resume and cover letter, including salary expectations to careers@darlinghomeforkids.ca We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls or visits, please. The Darling Home for Kids is an equal opportunity employer and will accommodate all applicants with disabilities in the recruitment process.