Posted On: 2021-02-11
Closing On: 2021-02-25
Location: Home based
Effective: March 2021
Employment Type: Contract
Level: Junior

Job Description

About EWB:

EWB’s mission is bringing together people and ideas to address the most crucial causes of poverty and inequality. We are a global organization that combines leadership development, social enterprise investments and policy change to deliver impact in Canada and Sub-Saharan Africa.

The Opportunity:

Reporting to the Director, Partnerships, you will be responsible for enabling the effectiveness and efficiency of our fundraising team, including providing support for relationships with key partners and major donors and for the administrative operations of the fundraising department, including gift processing, donor acknowledgment, records upkeep. Success looks like a spectacularly efficient fundraising team (including major gifts, with support to annual and monthly portfolios).

You are someone who adapts well to change, can influence people and set norms, flexible when things don’t go as planned and are eager to enable others to do their best work. You are motivated by the bigger picture, you invest in people, and you are great at seeing the steps needed to constantly improve our effectiveness. 

Your role will require fast-thinking, problem-solving, system building, high, positive energy, and a commitment to getting the job done well and on time. 

Overview of Position

Prospect Research & Management - 30%

  • Proactively identify individual, corporate and foundation prospects using publicly available information.

  • Conduct research utilizing internal and external sources to evaluate financial capacity, willingness to give and charitable interests.

  • Produce in-depth, timely, well-written, confidential snapshots and profiles to inform strategy development; prepare briefing documents for Development staff and volunteers.

  • Maintain and track pipeline KPIs.

  • Complete ad-hoc research projects to support donor development strategies.

  • Track all constituent relationship activity, profiles, research information and major gift account management in Salesforce.

Proposal and Reporting- 40%

  • In consultation with the Director of Partnerships, work closely with our teams to assess our strategic priorities in order to seek out grant opportunities that are aligned with our needs.

  • Prepare and develop proposals by assembling information including project nature, objectives/outcomes/deliverables, implementation methods, timetables, staff support, budgets and evaluations.

  • Develop and transform ideas into compelling narratives for grant proposals.

  • Proactively manage and adheres to all grant obligations and requirements including the creation of impact reports and final reports.

Donor Stewardship- 30%

  • Identify, anticipate and create unique opportunities to enhance the donor experience. 

  • Support the execution of individualized stewardship plans for major gift, corporate and foundation donors.

  • Liaise with various EWB teams to collect content and impact metrics related to donor funded programs.

  • Manage fulfilment activities including gift agreements, pledge forms, mailings, personalized thank you letters, and tax receipts.

Who You Are

The successful candidate will be adaptive, fast-paced, incredibly organized and hardworking, and able to coordinate cross-organizationally to deliver on project objectives. You aptly navigate organizational structures to manage competing priorities with grace. You identify problems proactively. You have a passion for fundraising and donor cultivation and you’re deeply invested in enabling others to be their best to maximize organizational outcomes. You enjoy interacting with all kinds of people, including volunteers, grantmakers and major donors. You are committed to excellent donor service.


  • 2+ years of experience in a non-profit fundraising. Experience working with major donors strongly preferred.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent computer skills, including cloud computing programs (i.e. Google applications, Word, Excel).

  • Experience using nonprofit fundraising software and database management (preferably SalesForce).

  • Bilingualism (French/English) desirable.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Rigorous attention to detail, with strong interpersonal skills to ensure results are delivered.

  • Taking initiative and proactively seeking out creative solutions to challenges.

  • Responsive and flexible in managing a high paced, fast-changing environment, working well under pressure and prioritizing many ongoing projects.

  • Team player—will roll up your sleeves and do what it takes for the organization to succeed.

  • Passion for international development.

Salary commensurate with experience. 

What’s it like to work at EWB?

EWB is a high-performing team-based work environment. We have over 25 staff members working out of our Toronto-based office and many more based around Canada and in Africa. Our office culture is one of passion, entrepreneurship, pragmatism, thoughtfulness, dedication and hard work. We have a strong commitment to excellence and achieving results. Our leaders, staff, and volunteers are passionate and energetic; this manifests in our dynamic and positive outlook. We blend a passion to change the world with pragmatism.

An inclusive environment

EWB embraces diverse cultures, heritages, experiences, and opinions in our efforts to enrich our staff team and foster inclusive decision making. We are committed to providing inclusive, barrier-free employment that is free from discrimination, and to hiring diverse candidates. 

Please let us know if you require any accommodation throughout the application process, and we will do our best to accommodate.

A few more details

Applications are due by 5 PM Eastern Time on February 25, 2021

Applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada.

Application Process

To apply for this position, please visit:

If you have questions,  email us at, noting “Development Associate” in the subject line.

We thank all applicants for their interest but only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.