Fundraising Specialist/Manager of Fund Development
Fundraising Specialist/Manager of Fund Development
Cedar Centre is seeking a Manager, Fund Development to focus on developing a fundraising program
inclusive of Annual programs, digital strategy, monthly giving, and Foundations, and supporting the
development of a Major Gifts Campaign.
The objective of this role is to develop a consistent and sustainable base of philanthropic revenue.
About Cedar Centre
For over 30 years, Cedar Centre has focused on improving the lives of individuals who have experienced
abuse in childhood to improve their lives by working through the adverse effects of trauma.
Our programs and services are highly specialized and are designed to provide the best possible support
to children, youth and adults who have experienced childhood abuse-related trauma including, but not
limited to, sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and domestic violence. With support from our
funders and donors, we offer these services free of charge to the residents of York Region and some
surrounding areas without like services.
Cedar Centre is the recognized York Region expert and leader in providing intensive trauma support to
victims of child abuse. Our services are in high demand with waiting lists for many of our programs
which can be heartbreaking because we know how important a timely response is. After a traumatic
event like this, risk of suicide soars and families can shatter under the pressure of the situation.
We are in the process of developing a new, gold-standard model to support young victims of child
abuse: York Region’s first Child & Youth Advocacy Centre (CYAC), a model informed by roughly 40 CYACs
that have been established across Canada. We will house the services victims need under one roof:
from investigation to medical services, trauma and family supports, child protection services and court
support. And we will guide them—a youth advocate will work with every child seeking support to help
families navigate and begin healing.
Fundraising is key to being able to offer our services free of charge to trauma survivors, and will be
increasingly important as we prepare to execute a campaign to support increasing need and the
introduction of the CYAC.
The incumbent will be responsible for:
Planning, implementation, and oversight of fundraising campaigns
Identifying and developing new sources of support
Managing the maintenance and growth in relationships with donors
Supporting volunteer engagement, including support of our annual volunteer-led Hand-in-Hand
Key Roles and Responsibilities
Develop, write, execute, and evaluate fundraising plans for channels including annual, monthly,
major gift and planned giving
Develop a digital and social media fundraising strategy, including the development of content
Develop and implement a monthly giving program
Recognize opportunities to cultivate prospective donors of planned gifts, consulting with the
Executive Director and Board as required. Support and participate in efforts to seize
opportunities as applicable
Organize and implement creative campaigns or events to solicit donations
Proactively identify and develop new sources of financial support to meet fundraising goals
Develop strategies to encourage new or increased contributions
Utilize and maintain administrative systems and databases
Write speaking points, media releases, or other promotional materials to increase awareness or
present outcomes of the fundraising campaign
Build, develop and maintain relationships with donors and sponsors though activities such as
telephone calls; in person meetings; written thank you notes etc.
Lead the development of meaningful stewardship strategies, tactics, and communications
Track and report progress of fundraising to the Executive Director
Write reports or prepare presentations to communicate fundraising program outcome data
Attend community events or meetings to promote organizational goals or solicit donations or
sponsorships, in accordance with Public Health guidelines
Assist the Administrative/Office Manager with donor-related matters as required
Ensure that business rules and processes are in place to process gifts, and monthly gifts, in a
Research and draft strategies focused on potential major gift donors
Support Board, Campaign, and Gala volunteers
Skills, Abilities and Experience:
1-2 years experience planning and executing fundraising events and campaigns in a formal
A certificate, college diploma, college degree or university degree in Fundraising, Marketing,
Public Relations and/or Communications, or an equivalent combination of education, experience
and training that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required for this role.
Resourceful self-starter with a keen eye for detail.
Strong organizational and project management skills.
Strong oral and written communication skills in English.
Familiarity with CRM or Donor database. Proficient in using the MS Office Suite including Word,
Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams.
An enthusiastic team member who will join our dedicated team in a passion for our work. The
incumbent will possess a joy for playing a role in this rewarding work in support of the most
vulnerable members of our community.
Must have a current Criminal Reference Check.
35 hours per week
Currently working remotely with a hybrid work situation possible in 2022 depending on public
health guidance – location Newmarket/Aurora
Pay commensurate to your experience: $50-60k annually
Job Type: Fixed term contract
Contract length: 24 months
Salary: $50,000.00-$60,000.00 per year
Monday to Friday
At this time, staff are primarily working remotely. The successful candidate must be prepared to provide
and work from a home office and to attend meetings in person from time to time.
Application deadline: Posted until Filled