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Women's Legal Education and Action Fund

Fundraising Coordinator

Posted On: June 15, 2023
Closing On: July 3, 2023

Location: 180 Dundas Street West
Employment Type: contract
Level: beginner
Salary Range: $25-$29/hour

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LEAF is hiring a Fundraising Coordinator!


Role Overview

LEAF is hiring a Fundraising Coordinator to support the organization’s fundraising work from July 2023 to June 2024.  Reporting to the Fund Development Manager, the Fundraising Coordinator will assist and provide general support to the overall fundraising operations of LEAF. The ideal candidate will bring first-hand experience in non profit fund development and operations, including donor engagement and stewardship, prospect research, event planning, and other special projects. The ideal individual will have strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills and will contribute to the success of LEAF’s fundraising program. This is a hybrid position; the Fundraising Coordinator will be expected to work out of LEAF National’s office in downtown Toronto for two to three days a week.


Who We Are

LEAF is a national non-profit organization which uses law to advance gender equality in Canada. Our national office is based in Toronto, and we have volunteer branches in Edmonton, Thunder Bay, Ottawa, Kingston, Toronto, Hamilton, Windsor, Montréal, and Halifax.


We intervene in legal cases throughout Canada to advance equality in Canada – helping to prevent violence, eliminate discrimination in the workplace, provide better maternity benefits, ensure a right to pay equity, and allow access to reproductive freedoms. We push for progressive law reform on issues central to gender equality, including sexual violence, online hate, technology-facilitated gender-based violence, and basic income. We use education to amplify our legal victories, and improve people’s understanding of their rights.


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Who You Are

You are a fundraiser with a passion for gender equality. You bring an intersectional feminist lens to your work – including your analysis, collaborations, and communication style. You have experience working with donor relationship management databases. You have knowledge or experience in fund development, fundraising, or grant writing. You have experience working as part of a team, and welcome the opportunity to get involved with communications and event organization. You have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and are excited to work with our team to advance gender equality in Canada.


Primary job responsibilities

  • Working with our donor database including data entry, maintenance, and report processing
  • Donor, foundation and union research and prospecting
  • Complete a broad variety of administrative tasks including managing donor emails, updating donor records, making donor phone calls, and database entries
  • Draft donor correspondence, meeting briefs and materials as needed
  • Assist with event planning, including regional branch events, as well as National Equality Day
  • Draft newsletter content and email campaigns
  • Manage a variety of special projects with the Fund Development Manager, including SMS campaign, DM campaigns, video production, and Giving Tuesday
  • Assist and provide general support to the overall fundraising operations of LEAF, and other duties and responsibilities as they arise


Qualifications and Experience

An ideal candidate will bring:

  • 2-4 years’ relevant work experience in fund development or fundraising
  • Relevant post-secondary degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Charitable sector experience
  • Knowledge or experience in financial management, office management, and donor management software
  • Ability to follow instructions and perform assigned duties with limited direct supervision
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to intersectional feminism and/or social justice
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively, both independently and as part of a team, and to meet tight deadlines
  • French language would be considered an asset


Compensation and benefits

This is a full-time, 11-month contract position. The successful candidate will receive between $25-29/hour for a 37.5-hour work week, and additional benefits that include three weeks’ vacation and enrolment in LEAF’s comprehensive benefits plan, which includes health and dental benefits.



How to Apply

LEAF encourages applications from candidates who reflect the diversity of our communities. We strongly encourage applications from Black, Indigenous, and racialized people, as well as from newcomers, gender-diverse people, and members of other equity-deserving groups. If you are comfortable, please indicate in your cover letter if you identify as a member of an equity-deserving group.

LEAF welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities for all available positions. Where possible, accommodations will be made available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


To apply, please submit the following to as a single PDF attachment:

  • Your cover letter
  • Your resume


In the subject line of your email application, reference “LEAF Fundraising Coordinator”.


Please address your application to the Hiring Committee. In your cover letter, please ensure that you explain why you would like to work at LEAF, and why you are qualified for the position as tied to the duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and experience listed above. Please do not submit multiple applications or send additional documents.


Hiring Timeline

Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59PM EST on July 3, 2023. Interviews will take place virtually.


We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.