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Campfire Circle

Development Officer, Philanthropy

Posted On: September 30, 2022
Closing On: October 11, 2022

Location: Toronto
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: intermediate
Salary Range: $55,000-$62,000

Development Officer, Philanthropy


Campfire Circle (formerly Camp Ooch & Camp Trillium) has offered healing through happiness for thousands of kids and families affected by childhood cancer since 1983. It’s where kids can be kids, and families can be families—engaging in camp-inspired community, in-hospital, and overnight camp programs, at no cost to them. As a privately funded organization, Campfire Circle donors make thousands of life-changing experiences possible for Campers throughout the year, all across Ontario.


Campfire Circle is currently seeking a dynamic Development Officer, Philanthropy. The Development Officer, Philanthropy is a critical part of Campfire Circle’s Development team helping to advance the profile of Campfire Circle to donors, prospects and other stakeholders to inspire and secure gifts, and achieve annual growth targets. Through this work, the Development Officer, Philanthropy will help support Campfire Circle’s mission of fostering resilience, well-being and lifelong connections for children with serious illness, and their families, through camp-inspired programs.

The key accountabilities of this role are:

  • Act as primary relationship manager to a portfolio of individual donors, family foundations and prospects (as assigned by one’s supervisor).
  • Achieve individual fundraising targets for portfolio by developing strategies to actively engage new prospects, advance or re-engage existing relationships with major gift donors and prospects.
  • Conduct research and participate in ongoing prospect identification, review, research and clearance.
  • Support in the development of written proposals for gift solicitations and communications with donors and prospects.
  • Develop targeted solicitation strategies, customized proposals, briefing documents, and presentations to secure major gifts.
  • Provide support to the Chief Development Director and Director, Development in proposal development, communications, briefing documents and presentations.
  • Foster relationships with a diverse community of donors, and connect with donors and fundraising volunteers on a regular basis to share news, updates, impact reports, and invitations.
  • Act as an ambassador for Campfire Circle in the community; participate in major donor, networking or other events as needed, to cultivate and steward existing and new donors and develop new prospects.
  • Contribute to the organization’s major gifts tracking and activity reporting through disciplined and rigorous use of Raiser’s Edge software by maintaining current records of all donor activities in database.
  • Participate in major gift revenue projections, forecasting and budget monitoring.



Required Criteria:

  • A post-secondary degree/diploma or the equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • 2-4 years’ fundraising and development experience, including direct experience building donor relationships and personally cultivating and soliciting gifts over $5,000.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and professional presence to interact with donors.
  • Resourcefulness and independence, while also able to work as member of a team in driving new initiatives or enhancing existing programs.
  • Superior communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Extensive experience working with Raiser’s Edge or a similar database.
  • Understanding of the mission and vision of Campfire Circle.
  • Ability to support set up and hosting for special events.
  • Clear police reference check and vulnerable sector screening
  • Current driver’s license and the ability to be covered by camp’s insurance policy.

In accordance with our mandate of creating a caring and safe environment for ill children and their families, we require attestation of childhood vaccinations, updated Police Record with Vulnerable Sector Screening, and proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 for all of our staff. We also require that all staff be currently eligible to work in Canada.


  • This position works in a hybrid work from office/work from home environment.
  • The position involves some evening and weekend commitments.
  • In consideration of those we serve, the incumbent is a non-smoker.
  • The job involves occasional travel throughout the GTA and Ontario to meet prospective and existing stakeholders


This position offers a competitive annual salary range of $55,000 – $62,000. In addition, Campfire Circle is invested in our staff’s health, wellness and career growth and to support this we offer a comprehensive benefits package (premiums fully paid by the organization with the exception of Long Term Disability), a wellness benefit up to $500 annually, paid vacation time plus a paid winter shutdown period up to eight days, flexible hybrid work arrangements and on-going professional development.


Please send a cover letter, resume and expected salary to with the email subject reading 2022034 – Development Officer, Philanthropy.  

Don’t meet every single requirement in this posting? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification or requirement we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate!

This posting will remain open until filled. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. For more information about Campfire Circle, please visit – No phone calls please.


Campfire Circle is strongly committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous People of North America and the world, persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ persons, and those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. We are committed to providing equitable opportunities in employment and to providing a workplace which is free from discrimination and harassment.

We are equally committed to providing an inclusive and accessible workplace. Applicants requiring accommodations to access our job postings and apply for roles with our organization are invited to reach out to our HR Team at or in a manner that fits their accessibility needs, and can trust that their application will be considered equitably for our available roles. Contact information for our HR Team is located on our website at, and more information about our accessibility commitments can be found at


Campfire Circle is grateful for Indigenous communities’ stewardship of the land that we occupy—including the traditional territory of many nations including the Anishnabeg, the Chippewas, the Haudenosaunee peoples, and many other diverse First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples. We aspire to be deserving stewards of the land, in partnership with them.