Posted On: 2021-04-16
Closing On: 2021-05-09
Location: Toronto, ON
Effective: ASAP
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Intermediate
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Job Description

About WoodGreen Red Door Family Shelter

Our Vision:

Ending family homelessness one family at a time.

Our Mission: 

The mission of the Red Door Shelter is to end homelessness for each family that comes through our doors by providing a safe, temporary refuge and critical services to support them in healing, rebuilding their lives and integrating back into a community.

Overall Responsibility

The Fundraising Coordinator – Communications and Graphics has the overall responsibility for coordinating and maintaining assigned Red Door Family Shelter communication, i.e., website, social media, newsletters, mailings, etc. This role supports the work of the Red Door Family Shelter’s fundraising department in achieving its development goals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and execute communication regarding fundraising campaigns.
  • Maintain and update the website, keeping it current at all times.
  • Manage all Red Door Family Shelter general communication and oversee social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, email, etc.).
  • Monitor and report media requests and prepare responses under the direction of the Executive Director and the Senior Fund Development Manager.  
  • Coordinate, design and execute Red Door Family Shelter’s Newsletters and Annual Reports and Stewardship Reports.
  • Design, execute and measure the effectiveness of fundraising campaigns/strategies to promote donor engagement.
  • Design fundraising materials, e.g., holiday cards, welcome packages, etc.
  • Work with external vendors as needed, (e.g., Printers ) to coordinate work and ensure deadlines are met.
  • In conjunction with the Executive Director, Senior Fund Development Manager and Senior HR Manager support the organization’s development and implementation of external education and promotional material (Power Point presentations, slide shows, written materials, etc.).
  • Support third party fundraising, donor, volunteer and staff events by preparing and coordinating all pre and post event materials, Red Door Family Shelter Red Door Family Shelter fundraising materials, setting up AV/technical equipment, etc.  
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 1-2 years of non-profit communications experience preferably focused on individual, corporate, third party events and foundation philanthropy audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, layout, write and produce newsletters, customized stewardship reports, templates, impact reports, and web-based publications.
  • Post-Secondary education in communications, marketing, web design, commercial art or equivalent relevant education and experience.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office applications (i.e., Word, Excel and Power Point) and experience using design programs such as InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.
  • Experience working with donor management databases.
  • Superior written communication skills with the ability to write clearly for various audiences.
  • Strong detail orientation.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated successful experience working effectively on a team.
  • Sound judgment with the ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

Note: It may be necessary at times to work in excess of 35 hours per week during events, including evenings and weekends. Restriction on vacation prior to and during the holidays and annual events.

How To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and résumé in person to Angie Urbina, HR Coordinator at:

Red Door Family Shelter
21 Carlaw Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4M 2R6
Fax: (416) 915-5698


Email your application at

With the subject line indicating the position and your name.

Deadline for submitting application: May 9, 2021 by 5:00 pm Eastern time

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Please note: A vulnerable sector police reference check is required by the successful candidate prior to hiring.

The Red Door is an equal opportunity agency and encourages applications from all those who wish to apply. We especially welcome those who have lived experiences and affinities that align with our clients in order to best represent their interests, including women-identifying people, members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, Black, Indigenous, people of colour (BIPOC), newcomers to Canada, those who have experience with homelessness and violence, and those with disabilities. Regrettably, we are not fully wheelchair accessible at our main office or our Violence Against Women shelter.