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Distress Centres of Greater Toronto

Fund Development Officer, Individual & Third Party Giving

Posted On: January 26, 2022
Closing On: February 4, 2022

Location: Toronto or Mississauga, Ontario (currently remote)
Effective: February 28, 2022
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: intermediate
Salary Range: $55,000- $65,000

Are you passionate about breaking down stigma surrounding mental health and suicide prevention? Are you someone who enjoys building partnerships, making an impact, and working with energetic, high-performing teams?

Since 1967, Distress Centres has provided 24-hour support, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to individuals in our community at risk and their most vulnerable. We are Canada’s oldest volunteer delivered crisis, emotional support and suicide prevention + intervention + postvention service agency.

Our crisis and emotional distress services are available via telephone and text. We also offer face-to-face individual as well as group support and counselling to those who have lost a loved one to suicide or homicide and are navigating the aftermath. Distress Centres continues to expand, and our program participants & call volume increases each year.

The Opportunity

As a critical member of the Fund Development team, you will help raise DCGT’s profile with donors and contribute to the fundraising efforts that enable the delivery of our crisis lines and mission of suicide prevention, intervention and postvention. Reporting to the Senior Manager, Fund Development you will have administrative, operational, and strategic responsibilities. You will coordinate a wide range of individual/third-party giving projects and fundraising activities focused on the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors.

You will need to be eager to grow your skill sets in Individual Giving, Monthly Giving and CRM Management. You can identify and pitch process improvements and new ideas. You recognize how to effectively manage your time between high-priority donor-related requests and your daily responsibilities and other projects.

What You’ll Do

  • Increase and improve the monthly donor program and encourage monthly donations from a variety of potential prospects.
  • Manage a small portfolio of Major Donors and prospect for new Major Donors.
  • Assist with the development, execution, and marketing of direct mail campaigns
  • Support the Senior Manager, Fund Development with generating lists and queries to help team members plan for future actions; tracking solicitation and stewardship activity; conducting prospect identification and screening; generating reports for annual audits; solicitation reports and receipting individual donations.
  • Ensure donor and prospect information is accurate and up to date in the CRM database, including contact information, relationship actions, and active proposals.
  • Support third-party events held on behalf of the organization
  • Collaborate with the entire organization to ensure excellent donor experiences; this includes both internal process development and addressing external fundraising related requests

What You Bring

  • Experience working in a fund development department
  • Strong written and oral communications skills with the capacity to communicate with stakeholders and all levels of the organization with confidence
  • Excellent project coordination skills, with the ability to multitask and work on several projects simultaneously
  • Technologically savvy with advanced skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), social media
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability; ready to shift gears and prioritize tasks as requested or necessary
  • CFRE credentials or intention to obtain within three years
  • Strong CRM experience is an asset

What We Offer

  • An exciting opportunity to be part of a leading not-for-profit
  • Rated one of Canada’s Top 100 Charities by Charity Intelligence
  • A collaborative work environment with a culture of innovation and autonomy
  • Opportunities for learning and professional development
  • Competitive compensation package

To confidentially explore this opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume with the subject line ‘Fund Development Officer, Individual & Third Party Giving’ to Tara Monks, CFRE; Senior Manager Fund Development . Applications will be accepted until 5pm on February 4, 2022. Distress Centres of Greater Toronto thanks all applicants for their interest. Only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

Distress Centres of Greater Toronto is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. Please advise us of any accommodations needed to ensure fair and equitable access throughout the recruitment and selection process.

ORGANIZATION: Distress Centers of Greater Toronto
POSITION: Fund Development Officer, Individual & Third Party Giving
REPORTS TO:  Senior Manager, Fund Development
LOCATION: Toronto or Mississauga, Ontario (currently remote work)