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Trans Canada Trail

Philanthropy Coordinator

Posted On: February 1, 2022
Closing On: February 21, 2022

Location: Remote
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: intermediate
Salary Range: $49,000-$55,000

Who We Are

The Trans Canada Trail is the world’s longest network of multi-use recreational trails. The Trail stretches more than 28,000 km – and continues to grow – across every province and territory. It’s a showcase of Canada’s diverse landscapes and cultures, and a sustainable national asset that fosters unity, collaboration and connectedness. Our national trail is managed by local trail groups and partners who work in conjunction with Trans Canada Trail, a registered charity.

Who You Are

You are an energetic team player with a passion for trails, the outdoors and connecting Canadians to nature. You seek a meaningful career that combines passion with purpose. Collaborative and curious, you will be an integral part of the Philanthropy team and the organization as a whole. You value the role and impact philanthropy has on the Trail, making it more accessible and ensuring its legacy for generations to come. You are a relationship builder with exceptional communication skills. You are organized, creative and committed to growing the capacity of Trans Canada Trail and advancing donor relationships.

The Position 

Role Description & Reporting Relationships:

Reporting to the Vice-President, Chief Development Officer, the Philanthropy Coordinator will provide the highest level of administrative support to the Philanthropy team. The Philanthropy Coordinator will monitor and assist with all activities, including the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors. The role requires considerable confidentiality, initiative and tact.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure smooth day-to-day administrative support of our Philanthropy team
  • Enter and update actions, call reports and donor information in Raisers Edge
  • Assist in the preparation of proposals, reports, correspondence, gift acknowledgements, donor/prospect meeting briefings, event briefings and donor newsletters
  • Contribute to prospect identification and research
  • Support the development and growth of our legacy program including:
    • Identifying, cultivating and stewarding prospective legacy donors
    • Responding to enquiries with appropriate information on bequests, stock donations and other legacy gifts
    • Expanding our education and marketing efforts to inspire supporters to leave a lasting legacy
  • Support the growth of our third-party fundraising program
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of stewardship initiatives
  • Maintain and develop donor-related content for the website, newsletter and other publications
  • Support cultivation events and other duties, as needed

 Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a professional, diplomatic and timely manner
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information and materials
  • Demonstrated ability to provide excellent donor service
  • Ability to prioritize a diverse workload
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge and experience with Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce or other fundraising databases
  • Ability to work independently

Experience & Education:

  • Degree or diploma in Non-Profit Management, Fundraising, Marketing or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated experience in customer service or stewardship
  • Experience working with CRM systems; in particular, experience working with Raiser’s Edge or Salesforce would be considered an asset
  • Bilingual in English and French, spoken and written, would be considered an asset


Commitment to Diversity & Employment Equity

We are committed to equity in our polices, practices and programs, supporting diversity in our work environment and ensuring that applications for members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered for all positions. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of the TCT community are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to ensuring that our internal policies, practices and systems are free of barriers, emphasize the value of diversity and promote full participation to ensure dignity, respect and equal access for all employees. Through our processes and practices, we are working to eliminate barriers to employment for people who are usually underrepresented in Canada’s work force – Indigenous people, people of colour and people with disabilities.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter in confidence to:


Attention: Cheryl Hanson, Vice-president, Chief Development Officer

Application deadline: February 21, 2022

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. We thank all applicants for their interest in working at Trans Canada Trail.