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Friends of Ruby

Director of Fund Development and Communications

Posted On: October 2, 2023
Closing On: October 30, 2023

Location: Toronto
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: senior
Salary Range: $100,000 - $140,000 (commensurate with experience)

Director of Fund Development and Communications

Friends of Ruby

Flexible Working Opportunity in Toronto

Salary: $100,000 – $140,000 (commensurate with experience) + benefits

Friends of Ruby (FOR) is dedicated to the journey and well-being of 2SLGBTQIA+ youth, aged 16-29 through mental health services, social services, and housing. Friends of Ruby offers mental health services, case management, programming and practical support at our Youth Drop-In Centre and Transitional Home. The Centre provides access to low-barrier psychotherapy and group therapy, case management and a welcoming space with hot meals, community, and wrap around services. The Home provides transitional and emergency housing, as well as skill development and mental health services to support youth transitioning to independent living.

Friends of Ruby recognizes that a diverse work force is critical to accomplishing our mission. We encourage applications from the 2SLGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities, and from those who are aware and sensitive to the needs of these communities.  We suggest applicants introduce themselves, their stories and lived experiences in their cover letter to the degree they are comfortable with.

We are seeking to meet candidates who have:

  • University or College degree/diploma
  • 10+ years’ experience in a senior fundraising role including fund development planning, and donor relations.
  • Proven success in annual fundraising including annual events, grants, sponsorship, individual giving, and other gift solicitation strategies.
  • Experience partnering with corporate sector organizations on fundraising and non-profit marketing initiatives.
  • Experience in prospect development and management with a record of excellence in stewardship.
  • Significant experience with fundraising systems, structures and procedures including Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and donor management software.
  • Proven strong leadership skills and supervisory experience working with development staff providing quality training and education to them as well others in our organization (e.g., non-development staff, volunteers, and Board members).
  • Compelling communicator to inspire the confidence and trust of donors, volunteers, staff, and Board members.
  • Proven track record of donation solicitation.
  • Incredibly organized, self-motivated, with great attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including experience in grant-writing, report writing and formal correspondence that can be customized in a variety of ways for specific audiences and used to provide oversight and editing for other Development & Communications team members.
  • Skilled in designing and delivering inspiring, engaging public presentations.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including diplomacy, tact, and teamwork.
  • Flexibility and ability to effectively manage multiple tasks with solid planning skills and use of good judgment.
  • Ability to prioritize time, work, and projects efficiently, working well under pressure and with minimal supervision.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced work environment, maintains a positive frame of mind, and sets an example of professionalism for other team members.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Highly skilled in Microsoft Office Suite (Power Point, Excel, Word, Office 365).
  • Experience and oversight of digital marketing strategy and tactics as they relate to development.
  • An understanding of and commitment to confidentiality including demonstrated ability handling sensitive confidential information in all formats.
  • Some travel is required to meet with stakeholders and attend special events.
  • Available to work occasional evenings or weekends at special events and meetings.
  • Working from home on occasion is subject to our Flexible Policy.

Interested in this role? 

This search is being conducted by crawfordconnect, a search firm specializing in recruiting leaders for Canada’s non-profit sector. Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume and letter of interest online, through our website, in confidence.

To submit your application by October 30, 2023, please visit and upload your cover letter and resume in two separate documents. Issues with applying? Please email

For more information about the position, please contact Muneerah Shiraz at

We thank all applicants for applying, however, only qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

If someone you know may be interested in this position, please feel free to forward this information – we’d be pleased to connect with them.