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Ronald McDonald House Charities Toronto

Development Officer, Mid-level

Posted On: December 1, 2022
Closing On: December 23, 2022

Location: Toronto, ON (hybrid)
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: intermediate
Salary Range: $54,000 to $67,000


Reporting into the Manager of Development, the Development Officer is responsible for cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding a portfolio of mid-level individual, foundation, and corporate donors.

This position will plan and implement strategic fundraising plans to meet annual performance goals. This includes cultivating and maintaining positive relationships with a portfolio of donors and prospects. In all relationships, the Development Officer will deliver excellence in stewardship that demonstrates transparency, while sustaining and increasing revenue-generating potential.


 Donor Development/Revenue Generation

  • Act as primary relationship manager to an assigned portfolio of ~200 mid-level ($1,000-$9,999) individual, foundation, and corporate donors.
  • Support all donations and requests for information to meet revenue goals.
  • Prepare funding proposals and reports aligned to the donor’s area of interest.
  • Execute strategies to identify and build relationships with qualified potential donors, including using qualification tools and research capacity to create profiles. Contribute research and funding notes to qualify prospective donors.
  • Build pipeline through prospect identification, tracking performance and reporting progress monthly.
  • Champion an active exchange with donors, through donor-facing / personal interactions and portfolio calls. Attend and assist in development- and donor-organized events (cheque presentations, speaking opportunities, etc.).
  • Ensure all donor activity is recorded in Raiser’s Edge within 24 hours.

Donor Stewardship

  • Establish an effective stewardship program for donors, which includes appropriate reporting and engagement activities.
  • Cultivate and steward donor relationships to boost loyalty and uncover opportunities for fundraising growth from new and returning donors.
  • Develop, prepare and order donor recognition materials.



 Education & Experience

  • Post-Secondary; ideally focused on Business, Marketing, Administration or Fundraising.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience planning and executing profitable fundraising events.
  • Proven ability to solicit and close donor gifts at the $1,000 – $9,999 level.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • In-depth knowledge of principles and techniques related to donor acquisition and retention, sponsorship, and corporate giving.
  • Understanding of Canada Revenue Agency tax receipting rules and guidelines.
  • Proficient in MS Office and experience with CRM databases (Raisers Edge / RE NXT).
  • Effective problem solver with initiative to be innovative and creative with developing new ideas and concepts.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain relationships. Proven ability to build new and long-term relationships with prospects, donors and volunteers.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team, as well as independently.
  • Strong ability to balance competing priorities, complex situations and tight deadlines.
  • Willingness and ability to travel, as required.
  • Clean Police Record Check required
  • Valid Driver’s License

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