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Canadian Mental Health Association, Peel Dufferin

Fundraising Officer (Contract)


Posted On: June 24, 2022
Closing On: July 24, 2022

Location: Hybrid (Office located in Brampton, ON)
Effective: August 2022
Employment Type: contract
Level: intermediate
Salary Range: $61,410.02 to $69,060.77


Support your community. Advance your career. Fulfill your purpose

Joining the Canadian Mental Health Association – Peel Dufferin Branch means you’ll be part of something meaningful. For starters, we’re honored to have received the Canadian Non-Profit Employer of Choice Award for our efforts to help people live better. Providing support and services to those who live with mental illness, we’re committed to increasing awareness and addressing the stigma surrounding mental health. That’s why we’ve made it a priority to create a diverse organization that represents the communities we serve – and the people we help.

What we offer

As a community-based agency, we’re dedicated to the mental, physical, and social health of everyone – including our team members. That’s why we’re proud to offer a total rewards package that helps our employees balance their professional and home life. You’ll also be empowered to keep learning new skills and reaching your goals – from developing a career growth plan to participating in training sessions.

In addition to competitive benefits like health, dental and EFAP we offer our contract team members the following perks:

  • 2 weeks accrued vacation
  • Paid personal days plus 2 flexible days each year
  • HOOPP Pension Plan
  • Ongoing professional development plus $250 annual funding for continuing education and certifications
  • $250 annual allowance to invest in achieving your personal wellness goals
  • Mileage reimbursement and car detailing for work-related travel

Salary Range is $61,410.02 to $69,060.77 annually

We are currently seeking a contract full-time Fundraising Officer to join our team from August 2022 until November 2023. As a Fundraising Officer, you’ll be responsible for the coordination of events, fundraising, managing donor activities and revenue generation including writing grant proposals and business cases. The Fundraising and Events Officer represents the Agency in a range of community and business settings to present information in an engaging, comprehensive, knowledgeable, and readily accessible manner to stakeholders, staff and clients.

What you will do

  • Facilitate the preparation, implementation and management of a comprehensive development strategy including individual, corporate and foundation giving and special event fundraising
  • Write, edit, and coordinate submission of all fund development and grant writing initiatives including assisting with conceptualizing, designing and preparing new programs, program proposals and related reports, and writing and submitting all grant proposals and funding applications
  • Lead the planning and execution of CMHA’s annual ‘Ride, Don’t Hide’ Event and lead the annual United Way Greater Toronto campaign
  • Oversee and coordinate the annual Employer of Choice Award process
  • Prospect, solicit, and steward new individual donors, as assigned
  • Facilitate CMHA fundraising activities, including the preparation and delivery of prospect research, application submission, tracking and post-grant reporting
  • Facilitate plans for securing corporate sponsorships in coordination with the communications team
  • Participate in community development and seek opportunities to join and/or chair committees applicable to the role
  • Implement stewardship and recognition strategies ensuring all donors receive correspondence, reports and updates in a timely manner for all fundraising programs
  • Oversee and coordinate all volunteers and provide daily leadership (informal supervision) to staff, students, and volunteers – coaching, modeling, mentoring, motivating and leading staff, ensuring effective service delivery and follow-through
  • Develop event budgets, manage costs effectively

 What you need to join our team

  • A minimum of three years’ experience in fundraising roles in a corporate or not for profit environment
  • Relevant post-secondary degree/diploma or equivalent
  • Event planning experience is required
  • Familiarity with GiftWorks, Raiser’s Edge or similar donor database
  • Ability to develop strategic approaches to identify and develop corporate relationships
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher)
  • Proficiency in social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) an asset
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills. Project management an asset
  • Demonstrated leadership in organizational committees, projects, and other work groups
  • Strong verbal and written communication across multiple mediums and ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Resourcefulness, flexibility, and ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with management and front-line staff
  • Well-developed and demonstrated knowledge of mental health, mental illness, stress management, anti-stigma, workplace wellness, mental health system issues and health promotion principles (Knowledge of concurrent disorder, addictions, and dual diagnosis would be an asset)
  • Knowledge of or experience in the fundamentals of philanthropy
  • Proof of approved vaccination by Health Canada prior to start date. If unable to be vaccinated for reasons relating to protected grounds under the Code, completed medical or religious exemption must be provided
  • Valid Canadian driver’s license and access to an insured automobile in good repair
  • A satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Screening (Police Check) report
  • Comfortable lifting and carrying objects up to 25 lbs for event set up and sitting for long periods

At the Canadian Mental Health Association – Peel Dufferin Branch, we provide a wide array of community services, resources, and care for people with mental illness. In everything we do, we work together to make the world a better place – one person at a time.

Apply Now and EMPOWER your career

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CMHA Peel Dufferin is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to diverse, inclusive, barrier-free recruitment, selection processes, and work environment.  We encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized. We acknowledge that removing existing barriers and preventing new barriers is required in providing opportunities that foster independence, inclusion, and dignity for people of all ages, genders, cultures, and abilities. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve.

When contacted for a job opportunity, please advise the HR Department of any accommodations needed in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. We retain all applications submitted for one year.