Posted On: 2018-12-13
Closing On: 2019-01-14
Location: Toronto
Effective: ASAP
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Intermediate

Job Description

Are you passionate about engaging the public on environmental issues? If you're looking to work with a great team for a good cause, this might just be the career move for you!

The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation is an independent, charitable organization dedicated to promoting and sustaining Ontario’s Greenbelt. The Foundation supports work to protect and restore our natural environment, strengthen the agricultural sector, and create a pattern of urban settlement that supports the Greenbelt.


Scope of Work:

The Digital Engagement and Fundraising Coordinator reports to the Director, Engagement and Digital Strategy and will work closely with other Foundation team members to:

  • Assist in creating and building a culture of engagement and public support for the Greenbelt, working closely with the Director, Engagement and Digital Strategy
  • Support and contribute to the development and execution of a comprehensive donor engagement plan, which supports the Foundation in reaching its fundraising goals
  • Assist in the implementation of donor stewardship and recognition activities across all Foundation departments
  • Work with our strategy team to develop campaigns to recruit, educate, and activate supporters
  • Maintain accurate data and plans for donor relations and stewardship activities
  • Participate in brainstorms to develop creative content ideas for short videos, website and digital experiences, and on-the-ground activations
  • Maintain and refine the systems for the Foundation to organize and analyze our supporters’ and stakeholders’ activities
  • Write, route, A/B test, segment, code, and send campaign emails to supporter and stakeholder email lists
  • Leverage GIS and Excel to manipulate, merge, clean and import data from multiple sources with the purpose of meaningfully targeting and engaging supporters across the Greater Golden Horseshoe
  • Help with other duties in the Communications department and across the Foundation as required


The successful candidate will have:


Knowledge and Experience

  • Excellent writing and editing skills with an eye for detail
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite (with an emphasis Excel skills), Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience with website content management system (CMS) and (client relationship management) CRM tools, NationBuilder experiences considered an asset
  • Experience with ArcGIS will be considered an asset
  • Ability to develop and analyze email and online metrics based on benchmarks and best practices for non-profits
  • Familiarity with the utilization of Census data
  • 2-3 years online organizing experience with an electoral campaign, advocacy organization, or non-profit with an emphasis on crafting and executing online advocacy and fundraising campaigns
  • Competency in HTML and CSS is a must; Knowledge of Liquid will be considered an asset
  • Knowledge of land use planning, environmental, and/or agricultural issues will be considered an asset



  • Excellent interpersonal skills; comfortable managing group dynamics and speaking publically
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated proactive planning, organization, problem solving, coordination and negotiation skills
  • Ability to manage multiple deadline-driven projects and competing priorities
  • Self-starter, energetic team member
  • Ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Ability to give and take constructive feedback


Additional Assets

  • A valid driver’s license
  • A good sense of humour



The position will be based at our Toronto office (downtown) in a typical office setting. Salary is commensurate with experience. The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and we particularly welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation thanks all applicants for their interest, but only successful candidates will be contacted.



Applications should be received no later than 5pm EST January 14, 2019.