Posted On: 2019-03-18
Closing On: 2019-04-18
Location: Toronto, ON
Effective: May 2019
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Intermediate
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Job Description

The true meaning of PARC is reflected in our mission: “A community where people rebuild their lives.”

PARC is a social service agency that works with members on issues of poverty, mental health, addictions, homelessness and food security. Members access services and develop relationships with our staff and one another through four core areas of operation: a drop-in centre, a peer-support program, an outreach program and supportive housing.

At this time, PARC is seeking to fill the position of:

Title: Resource Development Manager

Position type: Permanent, Full-Time

Annual Salary: $50,500 -  $57,500

Closing Date: April 05, 2019

Reports to: Executive Director


Reporting to the Executive Director, the Resource Development Manager will work with each PARC manager, appropriate program staff and key stakeholders to align all grants, fundraising and external communications initiatives to PARC’s mission, values, strategic directions and priorities. The Resource Development Manager’s position requires an ability to prioritize activities and initiatives in a fast-paced work environment.  Occasionally, work is required outside of regular office hours.  The Resource Development Manager will be responsible to provide administrative support to the board and will be supported in their work by the Resource Development Committee of the Board.



This position requires:

  • 3-5 years of demonstrated successful social media/communications and fund development experience including planning, development, implementation, administration and evaluation; membership in AFP an asset; CFRE or working towards CFRE an asset.
  • demonstrated knowledge of fundraising and communication strategies and tactics appropriate for community-based organizations, with a focus on individual and major giving, grants and digital communications.
  • literate in computer programs including Microsoft Office products, Donor Database (Donorperfect), Publisher/inDesign /Adobe Acrobat and Social Media/WordPress an asset.
  • outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
  • ability to work with donors, volunteers and stakeholders at all levels.
  • demonstrated budgeting and analytical skills as well as the ability to problem solve.
  • an ability to work under pressure independently and in teams.
  • an entrepreneurial spirit and strategic approach to developing and stewarding resources.
  • demonstrated ability to take initiative, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • sensitivity to and an understanding of mental health, poverty and supportive housing.



The RD Manager is responsible for all aspects of PARC’s fundraising and external communications programs.  Key responsibilities include:

  • Plan, develop, manage and evaluate an annual RD plan to support PARC’s current year activities and long-term strategic plan. 
  • Manage and grow the individual giving program (including monthly, estate and major gifts) that increases the frequency and amount of donations to the organization.
  • Provide administrative support to the Executive Director to support all Board meetings.
  • Manage and participate in volunteer committees related to fundraising and communications.
  • Design and implement the annual social media and external communications strategy and workplan.
  • Provide financial, administrative, and human resource oversight to the fundraising and communications programs to ensure increased efficiencies and impact. 



Individual Giving Program

  • Develop and manage an individual giving program that includes monthly giving, major gifts, an internal United Way, Staff and Board campaign.
  • Development of a new member memorial and planned giving program.
  • Develop and implement donor cultivation and stewardship strategies.


Grant Program

  • Support the annual grants program maintaining the smartsheet system and working with individual managers to renew existing relationships and identify new prospects as directed by program managers.
  • Support the development and writing of the case for support and make available all proposal attachments.
  • Support identified leads for each grant to steward each grant funder through recognition, timely reporting and relationship building.


Communications Program

  • Design and implement the external communications strategy to support PARC’s short and long-term strategic directions.
  • Support the publishing of a member-led print PARCBeat newspaper each Spring.
  • Coordinate the writing and publishing of quarterly on-line e-blasts to support donor, partner, staff and stakeholder relationship building.
  • Create and distribute fundraising collateral materials, such as: PARC website, Canada Helps and other online giving pages and portals, donor recognition window decals, social media, presentations, reports and written appeals.
  • Supervise RD staff, ambassadors and volunteers to support social media.


Special Events Program

  • Provide communications and fundraising support to PARC fundraising events (HR4RF, Art Sale).
  • Supervise summer students to support Drop-In staff to develop communication and promotional initiatives and vehicles to promote PARC Drop-In and Community events (AGM, Solstice, Jane’s Walk, Doors Open, 101 days, Bed Push, Volunteer Picnic) to the broader community and to targeted markets.
  • Identify new and support existing 3rd party special event opportunities (Boulevard Club, St. Martin’s Spring Fling).
  • Supervise RD staff, ambassadors and volunteers to support special events.



  1. Creation of RD annual plan and budget in tandem with managers, staff, volunteers and organizational stakeholders to ensure broad buy-in and commitment to goals and plans that are aligned to program needs and priorities.
  2. Supervision of fundraising/finance support staff for Smartsheet Grants and Donorperfect database maintenance and tax receipting.
  3. Act as senior staff liaison for the RD Committee of the Board.
  4. Ensure the smooth operation of administrative activities for development including:
    1. Financial management and oversight, budget development, monitoring, and review.
    2. Providing quarterly, annual and other reports requested by the Executive Director. including Board reports. Attending Board meetings as requested.
    3. Overseeing the donor database including receipts, and acknowledgment systems.
    4. Overseeing the website and social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter).
    5. Developing and monitoring internal fundraising policies and procedures
    6. Ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements including CRA, Privacy legislation, Fundraising Code of Ethical Principles and Standards, and the Donors Bill of Rights.
    7. Undertaking an evaluation process to ensure continual improvement and cost efficiency for all fundraising and communication initiatives.



  • Be knowledgeable about and act within relevant legislation including the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Residential Tenancies Act (RTA), Mental Health Act, the Child and Family Services Act, Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA), Social Housing Reform Act, and Ontario Fire and Building Codes, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Charity Regulations, Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Donor Bill of Rights.
  • Participate in and represent the organization at external committees and forums as assigned.
  • Participate in internal committees and/or activities relating to the organization (e.g. staff, annual general meeting, social recreational events, etc.).
  • Keep supervisor informed and up to date on relevant issues.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.


To apply: Before April 5, 2019 at 5pm please send your resumes and cover letter to: with “RD Manager” in the subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre promotes the principles of and adheres to the tenants of the Ontario Human Rights Code. We strongly encourage applicants with lived experiences, from Aboriginal communities, people of all races, colours, ethnic origins, religions, disabilities, and sexual orientations to apply.  We recognize that equitable access to employment is an agent in social change.