Posted On: 2019-01-04
Closing On: 2019-01-28
Location: Toronto
Effective: ASAP
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Management

Job Description

As Canada’s largest agency serving at-risk, homeless and trafficked youth, Covenant House Toronto changes lives by providing the widest range of services and support to as many as 300 youth a day.  As a national leader and the country’s largest privately funded youth care agency, we raise more than 80 percent of our $30.6 million annual operating budget from donations. Covenant House is part of an international network of 21 sites spanning from Alaska to Latin America.  The Toronto site has served more than 95,000 youth since opening our doors.

Reporting to the Associate Director, Development, you are a seasoned major gift professional who enjoys building relations with new and existing donors.  You have a proven track record of securing gifts at the $25K+ level from individuals.   You are not afraid of a challenge.  You excel at growing revenue by aligning people’s interests to those of Covenant House Toronto.  You enjoy working across departments to identify opportunities that will maximize support for Covenant House Toronto properties and programs. 

The ideal candidate has 5+ years’ experience in fundraising or related area.  The incumbent must have a proven track record in strategizing and presenting compelling funding opportunities.  This individual will be successful in securing multi-year financial gifts from new partners and in upgrading and renewing existing donor commitments.  Success in achieving fundraising/sales targets and deadlines within established budgets is necessary.  Attention to detail and accuracy and proficiency in Microsoft office is required. Raiser’s Edge knowledge, and experience would be beneficial.  A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is needed.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package to the successful candidate.

Interested candidates should submit their resume along with a cover letter to by January 28.  Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

As an employer, Covenant House is committed to building an organization that reflects the diversity of our clients and the communities we serve. We encourage applications from qualified individuals who represent diverse communities. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Covenant House Policies on Accommodation, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of Covenant House recruitment process.