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Architectural Conservancy of Ontario

Development Coordinator (part time)

Posted On: June 28, 2023
Closing On: July 17, 2023

Location: Toronto
Effective: August 2023
Employment Type: parttime
Level: intermediate
Salary Range: $27,000 to $30,000 per year (21 hour week)

The Organization:

Through advocacy and direct action, ARCHITECTURAL CONSERVANCY ONTARIO (ACO) has been involved in preserving Ontario’s architectural and environmental heritage since 1933 by helping communities and owners preserve buildings and structures of architectural merit, and places of natural beauty or interest.

ACO is a charitable organization operating through a network of autonomous local branches in communities across Ontario, linked by a small coordinating office in Toronto, and governed by its Executive and Provincial Board of Directors.

ACO has helped save hundreds of buildings all across Ontario, and raised awareness of the importance of preserving Ontario’s provincial, municipal, and community heritage. The first organization to do such work, ACO pressed for heritage legislation and funding in Ontario, and has been followed in the field by such outstanding organizations as the Ontario Heritage Trust, Community Heritage Ontario, and the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals.

Primary Accountabilities:

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Development Coordinator will have a wide range of fundraising responsibilities, including raising funds, prospect research, donor cultivation, solicitation, recognition and stewardship, marketing and public relations, corporate communication, event management, and volunteer support. In addition, the Development Coordinator is responsible for staffing the fundraising committee and for dealing with advertisers in our magazine “Acorn”.


  • Participates in strategy development
  • Conducts prospect research
  • Participates in identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donations, including personal visits, preparing and sending written solicitations and proposals
  • Prepares briefing notes, donor correspondence, and call reports on prospective donors
  • Manages annual appeals and membership drives
  • Manages planning and logistics for donor cultivation, stewardship and fundraising events
  • Manages volunteers for fundraising and committees
  • Tracks fundraising activity and results
  • Conducts targeted marketing
  • Works with other staff to coordinate communications
  • Produces the monthly online newsletter
  • Creates regular reports for the COO/Board of Directors

Candidate Requirements


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and experience/training required


Minimum of 3 years’ experience in fundraising.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to synthesize and summarize information quickly.
  • Has excellent organization and administrative skills, and can manage multiple tasks, conflicting objectives, and changing priorities.
  • Possesses excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Understands moves management.
  • Well-developed networking, listening, and rapport building skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidential and privileged information with discretion.
  • Understanding of Microsoft Office.
  • Working knowledge of social media programs
  • Self-motivated and detail oriented.
  • Can relate to donors and corporate partners in a relaxed and amicable manner.
  • Experience working in a not for profit environment

Personal Characteristics

  • A fast learner.
  • Flexible with the ability to respond to immediate issues promptly.
  • Has an optimistic, enthusiastic attitude.
  • Energetic and motivated.

This is a part-time position. The position requires occasional evening and weekend work, but hours are flexible.

Please respond with your resume and cover letter to, please put Development Coordinator position in the subject line. Please note that only those selected for interview will be contacted. We thank all others for their interest.