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YMCA of Greater Toronto

Philanthropy and Events Associate


Posted On: June 7, 2023
Closing On: June 19, 2023

Location: Toronto, Ontario (Hybrid)
Effective: July 2023
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: beginner
Salary Range: $45,500-$48,000


Salary Rate: $45,500-$48,000 – Check out the YMCA’s total compensation package!

Be the Spark! Join our passionate Fundraising team and help us to achieve great things in our community!

The Philanthropy & Events Associate supports a multifaceted events portfolio led by the Director, Fundraising and Association Events. Responsibilities include executing significant day-to-day fundraising, stewardship, and cultivation logistics, digital communications, and administrative activities, and achievement of revenue targets for an employee giving campaign and Third Party fundraising.

In this role, you will:

  • Execute and support logistics for existing and new Cultivation, Stewardship and Association activities and events; responsible for coordinating guest lists, invitations and RSVPs, and materials
  • Achieve revenue and participant engagement targets for a new Peer-to-Peer fundraising event and the long-standing employee giving campaign Y Staff Give
  • Responsible for distributing promotional materials and incentive prizes, reconciling and reporting revenues, maintaining a donation platform, and producing social media content
  • Achieve the revenue target for third party fundraising events by stewarding current third-party fundraisers and responding to inquiries while maintaining digital marketing channels
  • Offer administrative support for Major Gift stewardship and for Planned Giving, including providing material and meeting support to volunteer committees
  • Perform other duties as assigned

You bring:

  • Post-secondary or equivalent formal education, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the supporting event logistics
  • Experience coordinating logistics for meetings and events including managing RSVPs, working with event vendors and suppliers, and developing/maintaining critical paths
  • Knowledge of Raisin Fundraising platform and Campaign Monitor is an asset
  • Experience with digital communications, including social media production
  • Some experience working with budgets
  • Ability to work independently while capable of working with internal and external partners
  • Ability to work under deadlines
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Excellent computer skills; experience with the Raisers Edge database an asset. Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Publisher an asset)
  • Access to a valid driver’s license and vehicle an asset
  • Thoughtful and capable of maintaining confidentiality
  • Excellent understanding of diversity, inclusion and equity including the ability to identify and address barriers in fundraising, work effectively with diverse stakeholders, and integrate equity into program design

What you need to succeed:

  • Commitment to the YMCA’s Mission, Vision and Values
  • Focus on the health, safety and wellbeing of all children, youth, and vulnerable people in YMCA programs including understanding legal and moral obligations related to reporting suspected child abuse to Child Protection Services
  • YMCA Competencies: Accountable, Relationship-Builder, Improvement-Orientated, Team Player & Leader, Equity and Wellbeing Promoter

Why work for the YMCA?

The YMCA of Greater Toronto is a charity that ignites the potential in people, helping them grow, lead, and give back to their communities. We are committed to helping our employees reach their full potential and are recognized as a great place to work. We offer meaningful jobs and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of individuals and the health of our communities. See what you can expect from the YMCA here.

Joining the Y means contributing to over 165 years of providing opportunities for people to shine through programs and services like health and fitness, licensed child care, camps, employment and immigrant services, education and training, and services for youth, families, and seniors. Learn more in our 2020–2025 strategic plan, Ignite the Light, which outlines how we are focused on boosting well-being and promoting equity across the Greater Toronto Area.

The YMCA of Greater Toronto is committed to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. We strive to remove barriers to employment and recognize that diverse staff who reflect the communities we work in enrich the experiences of our participants and our team. As an equal opportunity employer, we invite applications from all qualified candidates including racialized people/people of colour, Indigenous Peoples, disabled people/people with disabilities and members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities.

If we can make the recruitment process more accessible for you, please let us know when we reach out about a job opportunity so we can work with you to accommodate your needs.

In keeping with our commitment to safety and child protection, job offers are contingent on the successful completion of a Police Records Check. Within the first four months and every three years thereafter, a Vulnerable Police Records Check is required. Learn more about these checks here.

The YMCA only considers applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, due to the volume of applications we receive, we can only contact candidates who are selected for an interview.

Check out the next steps in our recruitment process and see what others are saying about working at the YMCA.