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Sherbourne Health

Fund Development Coordinator

Posted On: September 25, 2023
Closing On: October 31, 2023

Location: Toronto, Ontario
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: intermediate
Salary Range: salary range: $31.96 – $39.65 per hour

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job title: Fund Development Coordinator

job ID #: CFDC 23-0922

department: Communications

reports to: Manager, Fund Development

salary range: (CS4) $31.96 – $39.65 per hour

status: Permanent, Full-time

hours:  37.5 hours per week

Who we are

Sherbourne is a leading provider of quality health care and transformative support to people who face social, economic, and other systemic barriers.   Our mission is to be a dynamic provider of integrated health services, community programs and capacity-building initiatives that enable people and diverse communities to achieve wellness.

Sherbourne provides innovative health care and social services to the diverse urban population of southeast Toronto.  While our doors are open to everyone, we focus on people who are homeless or under-housed; 2SLGBTQ, and newcomers to Canada.  We are funded by the Ministry of Health, Ontario Health Toronto, Ministry of Community, children and Social Services, City of Toronto and many generous companies, groups and individuals.

Working at Sherbourne

At Sherbourne Health, we care about our staff and recognize that our biggest strength is our people. We have a solid commitment to life-long learning which is demonstrated through our professional development program. We invest in collective work and staff training to improve client care. We supplement this by creating a low-barrier work environment built on equity and respect, while working together in caring, cohesive teams and providing opportunities for advancement.

we believe in work-life balance and offer:

  • A competitive salary.
  • Membership in Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP).
  • Four weeks of vacation per year (to start).
  • Four personal days per year.
  • An extended healthcare and dental package.
  • Long-term disability insurance.
  • Life insurance.
  • An employee assistance plan.
  • A generous professional development plan: up to $1300 to be used towards learning activities.
  • Six fully paid professional development days per year – related to position/responsibilities.

about the role:

Generally, the Fund Development Coordinator is responsible for supporting the Manager, Fund Development in the implementation of Sherbourne’s fund development strategy to help raise the organization’s profile and improve funding. This includes supporting fundraising events, engaging with and stewarding donors, and the tracking and maintenance of donor data.

The Fund Development Coordinator will be integral in increasing the capacity of Sherbourne Health’s fundraising efforts as they work with the Manager Fund Development, to build new opportunities and develop successful plans to secure donations and sponsorships. They will develop and execute a peer-to-peer and third-party fundraising strategy, coordinate fundraisers, and work on developing new donor and community partnerships. The incumbent will have a background in fundraising and experience in annual appeals, individual giving, grant research and writing, donor communications, and special events.

scope of the mandate:

The Fund Development Coordinator role is involved in day-to-day fund development activities both internally and externally. The Fund Development Coordinator ensures clients, donors, partners and employees receive timely and accurate information and support.

day to day responsibilities:

  • Support with fundraising events including annual signature events and community and peer-to-peer (P2P) events.
  • Support with donor stewardship, maintenance of donor database, and administration of donor records including tax receipts and constituent contact history.
  • Assist with gathering program information like statistics, numbers, testimonials, and pictures from various departments to assist with the research and writing of donor funding reports as well as the quarterly Friends of Sherbourne donor e-newsletter.
  • Create and manage effective donor and stewardship pipelines.
  • Develop and coordinate a donor volunteer program.
  • Assist in reporting on fundraising progress towards targets assigned intervals; identify & flag trends, opportunities, and any issues that will have an impact on revenue.
  • Support the development and presentation of funding and grant proposals and ‘asks’ that meet the needs of Sherbourne and/or support, refine and coordinate other staff/volunteer proposals/presentations as required.
  • Keep abreast and share knowledge of current and emerging charitable sector trends and legislation around fundraising, including AFP and CRA requirements.
  • Maintain confidentiality and discretion of donor and donation records in line with donor wishes, SH and fundraising protocols and legal obligations.
  • Perform other related tasks as necessary or appropriate.

To thrive in this role, you’ll need


  • College or University degree/diploma, or equivalent work experience.
  • At least 2 years of working in development, preferably in an administrative support function.
  • Minimum 2 years of related experience, preferably in a health or social services-related organization.
  • Experience working for a community-based organization and/or vulnerable populations with an anti-oppression framework is highly desired.
  • Excellent writing, proofreading, and editing skills with a demonstrated ability to write clear, engaging copy for a variety of communications materials, purposes, and audiences.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to interact effectively with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Demonstrates excellent problem-solving, decision making and critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrates excellent organizational and time-management skills with the ability to manage a variety of projects on tight deadlines.
  • Strong PC skills (MS Office – Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Experience with donor databases, data entry, report writing, and tax receipting (knowledge of Blackbaud platforms including Raiser’s Edge is a plus).
  • Demonstrates commitment to fostering a healthy and positive work environment in accordance with Health & Safety policy and legislation.
  • Engages in ethical conduct and strives to understand and appreciate the diversity of our patient/staff population and community.

conditions of employment:

  • Offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory outcome of background checks i.e., professional references, education verification, criminal background check, and vulnerable sector check.
  • Understands and works within the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA), Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), the Ontario Human Rights Code and other relevant legislation.

working conditions:

The Fund Development Coordinator position requires working in a fast-paced environment meeting the needs of multiple departments.  Time management, multi-tasking, initiative, organization, and prioritizing are essential.  Work is mainly performed in an office environment, but the candidate may need to work from home occasionally. Work outside of normal working hours may be required.

to apply:  Please forward a cover letter and resume quoting Job ID # CFDC 23-0922 to by 5:00 pm on October 6, 2023.

Sherbourne is dedicated to building an organization that reflects the diversity of our clients and the communities we serve. This includes diversity in languages spoken, culture, race, sexual orientation and gender identity. Requests for accommodation due to disability can be made at any stage in the recruitment process.

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.