Posted On: 2019-11-19
Closing On: 2019-12-20
Location: Toronto, ON
Effective: As soon as possible
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Intermediate
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Job Description

Egale Canada Human Rights Trust (Egale) works to improve the lives of LGBTQI2S people by informing public policy, inspiring cultural change, and promoting human rights and inclusion through research, education and community engagement. The acronym LGBTQI2S references all people with diverse gender identities and experiences of attraction (sexual orientation), including those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, intersex, or Two Spirit. Egale’s vision is a Canada, and ultimately a world, without homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and all other forms of oppression so that every person can achieve their full potential, free from hatred and bias.


Job Summary

Reporting to the Director of Development, and in collaboration with other members of the Egale Canada team, the Annual and Legacy Giving Campaign Officer will help the Egale Development team build upon existing donor relationships through effective reporting, strategic communications, and events, as well as build a formal Planned Giving/Legacy Program.

Key responsibilities will include donor gift processing and acknowledgment, drafting and scheduling donor appeals, estate and bequest administration, donor communications (newsletters), coordinating planned giving marketing initiatives, event/project donor reports (conferences/gala), ensuring contractual obligations with corporate sponsors are met, donor stewardship events, and recognition strategies.  

Roles and Responsibilities

Donor Appeals, Stewardship and Administration

  • Develop annual calendar of email and social media appeals aligned with Egale programs and strategic objectives/priorities
  • Draft email and social media appeals, in conjunction with Egale Communications and Social Media team
  • Gift processing and tracking moves management through donor database, Salsa Labs
  • Issue acknowledgement and tax receipts through Salsa Labs
  • Establish and execute formal Planned Giving/Legacy Program
  • Assist in planning and executing donor related stewardship events
  • Write corporate stewardship reports for corporate sponsors and philanthropic donors for event and project-based funders
  • Assist with Government funding reports when needed
  • Provide or contribute to reports, statistics, written narratives and other administrative documentation as required for funding and organizational reports and materials
  • Maintain and build upon relationships with existing donors, prospects, and stakeholders 
  • Provide support to existing development programs, networks, and events across Canada

Donor and Planned Giving Program Communications

  • Contribute donor-related content to bi-weekly e-newsletter, The Acronym
  • Develop Legacy Program marketing initiatives, in collaboration with Egale Marketing and Communications team, through existing and external channels, including the creation of follow-up strategies
  • Respond to donor enquiries related to planned giving through mailings, phone calls and emails, as needed
  • Implement stewardship plans for Legacy Donors and Prospects to ensure the building of long-term relationships  


  • Plan and execute all donor stewardship and fundraising events
  • Attend networking events to develop relationships with community-based organizations, government bodies and foundations that support Egale’s priority areas
  • Represent Egale at events and on relevant committees

Other duties as Assigned

  • Assist the development team in meeting deadlines for projects that may fall outside primary job responsibilities


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with the LGBTQI2S community and LGBTQI2S human rights more generally
  • Bachelor’s degree, advanced degree preferred
  • 3-5 years of development experience in individual giving, donor relations, planned giving and/or events role with demonstrated success in relationship management, reporting, stewardship, and client relations
  • Strategic, creative, and advanced writing and editing skills for reporting
  • Experience with Donor Management CRM software 

Personal Attributes:

  • Bilingual (English/French) is a major asset
  • A team player with an attitude of service and the ability to motivate others.
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills, capable of working effectively with Board Members, the Executive Director, consultants and donors/prospects.
  • Lived experience as LGBTQI2S community member is an asset
  • Demonstrated project planning and management skills
  • Strong interpersonal, relationship building and conflict resolution skills
  • Creative problem solving skills and sound judgment
  • Excellent oral, written, analytical and technical skills
  • Ability to determine priorities, be self-directed and work with minimal supervision
  • Works well independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to adapt quickly based on multiple channels of feedback
  • Must be flexible and able to manage multiple priorities
  • Must have ability to effectively manage a project from its initiation to delivery
  • Familiarity with the LGBTQI2S community and LGBTQI2S human rights more generally
  • Experience working in a not-for-profit, LGBTQI2S community and/or social justice environment in a development role
  • Understanding of intersectionality and commitment to working within an anti-oppression/anti-racism framework
  • Proficient in a variety of computer applications (e.g. MS Office Suite, Google applications)
  • Valid driver’s license, an asset


To put forward your candidacy, please submit a cover letter and resume before 5pm on Friday, December 20, 2019 to:

Egale Human Resources Department


Egale’s Statement on Employment Equity and Diversity
Egale Canada Human Rights Trust is committed to ensuring that members of traditionally marginalized groups, from a broad range of communities, feel empowered to apply for positions within the organization. We encourage qualified applicants to consider work and volunteer opportunities with Egale as we recognize that a diverse work force and volunteer base are critical to accomplishing our mission. The organization is dedicated to taking proactive steps to overcome historical patterns of discrimination in our society which have created barriers of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, language, class, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression for some individuals and have resulted in the denial of their full participation in society.