Posted On: 2021-06-04
Closing On: 2021-06-25
Location: Toronto, ON
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Intermediate
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Job Description

Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium

About Us

A diagnosis of childhood cancer changes life in an instant. For affected children and families, it can suddenly feel like everything is about cancer.

Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium (merged in 2020) offers a different journey, where kids with cancer can just be kids, and families connect with a community of strength and support when they need it the most.

So much more than a summer camp—we offer the social cure for childhood cancer. Our camp-inspired programs deliver fun, friendship, and community to children and families at no cost to them year-round, all across Ontario. New in 2020 are virtual camp opportunities reaching kids and families living in isolation—at home or in the hospital—wherever they are!

Cancer changes a child’s life. So does camp. And so can you. Learn more at

Overall Purpose


The Senior Development Officer, Partnerships & Events is accountable for the cultivation and implementation of fund development plans related to signature, partnership and engagement events to support Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium’s long and short-term strategic fund development goals. These accountabilities achieve the following:

  1. The Development Department’s vision to advance the profile of Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium to donors, prospects and other stakeholders to inspire ongoing commitment and ensure sufficient resources to meet the organizations current and future needs.
  2. Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium’s mission of providing kids with and affected by childhood cancer with unique opportunities for growth through challenging, fun, enriching and magical experiences.
  3. The fostering of a donor-centered attitude and culture of philanthropy and donor relationship management throughout the organization in order to maximize fund development opportunities.
  4. Participation and leadership in signature and partnership events  including, but not limited to Sporting Life 10k (SL10K), Ooch Muskoka Gala, and assigned partnership and engagement events.
  5. Represent Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium at meetings and events to support fund development and engagement initiatives to strengthen relationships.


Reports to: Director, Strategic Partnerships

Direct Reports:

  • Development Coordinator, Events
  • Jr. Events Coordinator


Specific Accountabilities:


  1. Planning & Development [10%]
    1. Participate as a member of the Development team in the development, execution and monitoring of short and long-term plans designed to meet the strategic goals of the organization.
    2. Contribute to the creation and play a leadership role in the implementation of the annual Sporting Life 10k, Gala fundraisers, R2//NYC and other large scale partnership events consistent with the goals for strategic revenue growth of the organization.
    3. Monitor fund development trends and track/report on fundraising efforts, making recommendations to maximize fund revenue.
    4. Oversee the processes and procedures to support R2//NYC, Sporting Life 10k, Galas and assigned engagement activities in collaboration with Director, Strategic Partnerships.
    5. Ensure accurate, efficient data entry of donor information and ensure the integrity of the information systems.
    6. Represent the organization at meetings and events to support fund development and stewardship initiatives.
    7. Carries out other duties required to fulfill the mission of the organization.


  1. Sporting Life 10k Partnership Event [40%]
    1. Develop and manage the recruitment, fundraising and stewardship strategies, including supporting marketing collateral for the Sporting Life 10k, working in collaboration with the Development Coordinator, Events and the Marketing & Communications team.
    2. Support the prospecting, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of sponsors for the SL10K, including managing a portfolio of sponsors.
    3. Identify, recruit and steward new individual fundraisers, corporate, school, camper family teams for the Sporting Life 10k so that the annual fundraising and participation targets for the Sporting Life 10k are achieved.
    4. Provide specialized support to SL10K Toronto Corporate Team captains and Camper Family fundraisers (e.g. increased communications, presentations to engage teams, and be the dedicated staff member for support) with the objective of increasing fundraised dollars.
    5. Oversee the planning and execution of the Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium activation for the SL10K race kit pick up, run day, kit & incentive fulfillment, for both in-person and virtual event formats.


  1. Signature, Partnership & Engagement Events [40%]
    1. In collaboration with the Director, Strategic Partnerships manage applicable volunteer committees that support the sales and execution of various signature and partnership events, including the recruitment, solicitation and stewardship of event supporters as assigned.
    2. Collaborate with the Philanthropy team to identify and engage prospective gift donors from the Signature & Partnership Events portfolio.
    3. Support the planning and execution of new and existing signature and partnership events including the Gala events, CampOut for Cancer, and R2// cycling events.
    4. Raise awareness for Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium through planning and executing strategic donor engagement initiatives including Open Houses, Thank You parties, and virtual community campfires.


4.  Staff Management [10%]

  1. Provide oversight and direction to staff in accordance with the department’s strategic planning and annual objectives. Develop clear and concise guidelines to identify group projects and how to track progress.
  2. Manage weekly/bi weekly department meetings, identify areas of focus, and develop agenda, assign and follow-up on responsibilities and duties.
  3. Working with Human Resources, actively participate in the recruitment and selection process.
  4. Coach, mentor, and develop staff, including overseeing new employee onboarding and providing career development planning and training opportunities.
  5. Manage staff performance and development by maintaining regular check-ins, documenting and addressing achievements and areas of improvement. Lead the annual goal-setting performance review process.
  6. Consciously create successful employee relations within and outside your department that promotes positive workplace culture.
  7. Develop and promote a healthy and safe work environment and overall wellness culture.


Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by Manager or his/her designate.


Experience and Qualifications:


Required Criteria

  1. A post-secondary degree/diploma or the equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  2. Minimum 5-7 years’ experience in fundraising with an emphasis on large scale participant based event organization, with revenue targets exceeding $1 million.
  3. Demonstrated 2+ years’ experience managing staff.
  4. Intermediate-Advanced skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  5. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse group of staff, donors, fundraisers and volunteers.
  6. Strong verbal, presentation and written communication skills.
  7. Ability to remain calm in variety of situations.
  8. A proven ability to work independently with the flexibility to take on a wide variety of assigned duties and projects.
  9. A demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and with senior level volunteers.
  10. A demonstrated ability to organize work, set priorities, meet deadlines and work under the pressure of time constraints.
  11. Demonstrated experience monitoring and adhering to a budget and business plan.
  12. Detail oriented with great organizational skills.
  13. Experience using CRM donor database.
  14. Current driver’s license and insurability.
  15. Current police reference check with vulnerable sector screening.
  16. Ability to travel to US.


Advantageous Criteria

  1. Post-Secondary education in event management and/or fundraising.
  2. Raiser’s Edge experience.
  3. Peer to peer fundraising experience.
  4. An understanding of the power of camp.
  5. Demonstrated commitment to volunteerism or volunteer sector.
  6. Experience using Race Roster and Engaging Networks fundraising platforms.


Personal/Professional Characteristics

Well organized with proven leadership, planning and organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities, results and relationship focused, enthusiastic, personable with exceptional interpersonal skills, adaptable, diplomatic, attention to detail, and sense of fiscal responsibility.

Particular Working Conditions:

  1. Works in an open office setting.
  2. Occasional work outside for long periods of time.
  3. This position involves considerable evening and weekend commitments and some travel that requires driving through Ontario and potentially the U.S.
  4. In consideration of the population Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium serve, the incumbent is a non-smoker.


Physical Requirements:

  1. The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. The job is performed in a generally hazard free environment and in a clean atmosphere.
  2. Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time; continuous computer activity; ability to lift up to 50lbs and extended work for extend periods of time to support event execution.



Operate in keeping with the organization’s commitment to ethical behaviour by: Helping to ensure that the integrity, image and quality of all programs are consistent with our mission, operating principles and objectives and adhere to the code of ethics of Imagine Canada, the Association of Gift Planners, the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement and the Code of Ethics of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. 



This position offers a salary between $62,000-$72,000 based on experience. Full benefits package, vacation, and professional development is also included.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume and expected salary to with the email subject reading 2021015 – SDO, P&E.

We will expect to commence screening applicants on June 1, 2021. This posting will remain open until filled. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. For more information about Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium, please visit - No phone calls please.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium invites applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.


Upon request, Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium will provide to both applicants and successful candidates with disabilities, accommodations that take into account the individuals accessibility needs, in order to facilitate participation in the recruitment, assessment, selection and hiring stages.