Posted On: 2018-09-19
Closing On: 2018-10-15
Location: Toronto
Effective: ASAP
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Senior
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Job Description

Autism Ontario is a charitable organization founded in 1973 and is a strong voice for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Autism Ontario has Chapters serving almost every corner of the province. Each Chapter is run by dedicated volunteers and local Chapter Leadership Councils. These volunteers organize and support parent‑to‑parent contact, provide official SEAC representation for ASD to boards of education, camps and public awareness forums. We pride ourselves on our mission to ensure that each individual with ASD is provided the means to achieve quality of life as a respected member of society. We are constantly evolving in order to improve the lives of the people we support.


Job Title: Fund Development Coordinator

Location: Autism Ontario Provincial Office (1179 King St. West)

Hours of Work: 37.5 hours (1.0 FTE)

Salary: $65,000-$70,000

Duration: 1 Year Contract (possibility of renewal)


Job Summary: As a key member of the Fund Development Team, the Resource and Fund Development Coordinator is responsible for providing leadership that supports and develops comprehensive funding and resource development strategies to achieve Autism Ontario’s ends, Strategic Directions, and Fundraising Priorities. In addition, the Coordinator will be managing and overseeing our signature events. S/he will serve as a passionate ambassador for Autism Ontario through engaging new volunteers, families, event participants, and new organizations


Key Responsibilities

​1. Events

  • Support all aspects of our major annual and third-party events
  • Assess and develop increased capacity and the expansion of new events to achieve our annual fundraising objectives
  • Coordinate all volunteer and staff members supports for these and other third-party events
  • Develop capacity to maintain existing third-party events and foster new relationships
  • Other duties as assigned   


2. Donor Relations and Collaboration

  • Work collaboratively to achieve Autism Ontario’s vision and mission through multi-faceted resource and fund development strategies
  • Foster and engage with new and existing donor relationships
  • Create exceptional marketing content for various printed materials (brochure, flyer, magazine etc.)
  • Develop donor database using Raiser’s Edge (RE)
  • Create and implement donor acknowledgement and retention strategy
  • Work with the finance team to coordinate communications regarding donor receipting and acknowledgement


3. Grants

  • Execute specific grant proposals, including: research, writing, application submissions, monitoring, and other administrative components
  • Create and manage multi-year plan for all grant proposals


4. Resource Development

  • Support development and execution of direct mail campaigns
  • Engage effectively on an ongoing basis with staff, volunteers, Board of Directors, Chapters, and the community
  • Develop and implement an organizational multi-year plan to maximize RE for segmentation and analysis
  • Provide leadership in all aspects of the development of Autism Ontario’s Annual Report



  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or college diploma in a relevant field and/or combined education and minimum of 5 years work experience consistent with fundraising and resource development in a not-for-profit or charitable setting
  • Initiative and an entrepreneurial attitude, capability of working within a dynamic, multi-faceted team environment
  • Strategic thinking and problem solving to overcome challenges as they arise
  • Ability to work independently and purposefully towards immediate and longer‑term goals
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge donor database system  
  • Strong working knowledge of databases to identify foundation and grant opportunities that align with our needs
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office Suite programmes
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Successful grant application and grant-writing skills
  • Experience with event management from concept to implementation
  • Valid Ontario driver’s licence and reliable vehicle or mode of transportation  
  • Travel within GTA (15%)
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends
  • Ability to speak French is considered an asset


Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter by email no later than October 12th, 2018, to the attention of Human Resources - In your cover letter, please highlight your relevant experience and salary expectations. Please quote “Fund Development Coordinator” in your subject line of your email and application. We thank everyone for their interest in this position; however, only those candidates invited to interview with us will be contacted.

Autism Ontario is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans status or any other legally protected factors.

Autism Ontario is committed to providing a barrier-free work environment in concert with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. As such, Autism Ontario will make accommodations available to applicants with disabilities upon request during the hiring process.