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Blue Door Support Services

Resource Development Manager

Posted On: August 30, 2022
Closing On: September 27, 2022

Location: Remote
Effective: Immediate
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: management
Salary Range: $60,000-$65,000

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Job Summary

Reporting to the Director of Resource Development, The Manager of Resource Development will provide
support in all aspects of fund development with an emphasis on researching new fund development
opportunities, preparing and writing funding and grant proposals for new and existing funding opportunities,
coordinating events, and the stewardship of new and current donors.

Grant Management, Writing, Editing, and Reports

Works directly with the Director of Resource Development to develop and maintain all grant related deadlines,
write and submit grant applications, and assist with writing required reports, with an emphasis on grant
writing and stewardship for Blue Door’s social enterprise “Construct”. The Resource Development Manager
• Undertake grant prospecting with governmental, private and corporate funding sources.
• 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 and associated
materials with the aim of securing and diversifying financial support from foundations, corporations,
and government.
• Maintain grants and agreements through accurate record-keeping, documentation and file
• Coordinate with respective grant point persons, ensuring awareness of application or report due dates
and format, verification of application and reporting submission requirements.
• Maintain grant file storage system on Blue Door’s shared drive.
• Collaborate with Office Manager to build and maintain Blue Door’s donor and grant database to ensure
accurate and timely reporting, including data entry and analysis.
• Collaborate with Finance Manager to generate financial budgets and reports as needed.
• Assist in the creation, maintenance, and ongoing research required to sustain an up-to-date data bank
of funding prospects and opportunities relative to agency services, sustainable program capacity, and

Management of Donor Development, including Strategy and Solicitations

• Support with the planning and execution of all Blue Door’s fundraising campaigns, including direct mail,
signature events, and third-party fundraising.
• Monitors community trends and opportunities.
• Reads and reports data that will aid the agency in both policy and program development.
• Supports the Marketing & Communications Coordinator to coordinate and manage regular online and
email campaigns through Blue Door’s electronic newsletters and social media sites.
• Manage all donor acknowledgement activities and other means of donor appreciation along with the
Office Manager, including timely oral and written communication to donors, maintaining accurate donor
records, gift management systems and informational reports.
• Maintain accurate donor records, including tracking mechanisms to link specific donors to Blue Door
campaigns and causes.
• Working with Blue Door’s Marketing & Communications Coordinator to spotlight and recognize funders
in the media, social media, and e-newsletters.
• Support in writing other marketing, fundraising, and organization materials when needed.

Additional Operational Assistance

• Works with the organization to reach strategic organizational objectives and goals.
• Creates activity reports and other performance data to measure productivity and goal achievement.
• Secure the proper information for ongoing dialogue, evaluation of current plan/activities, and strategic
• Represent the organization in relationships with select funders and sector stakeholders, as required.
• Help to ensure the required information is collected and reported promptly, consistent with
organizational objectives.
• Other duties as assigned.

Respect and Professionalism

• Maintain professionalism in the workplace.
• Work cooperatively alongside and support all Blue Door team members and departments.
• Adherence to the mission, vision, policies and procedures of the agency.
• Able and willing to promote harm reduction practices in accordance with core standards.
• Attend internal staff meetings and staff training as required.
• Maintain the confidentiality of all client and agency information.
• Utilize effective conflict resolution skills in accordance with (Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI)
• Foster positive and appropriate relationships with clients, colleagues, community partners and
• Provide referrals and follow-up as necessary.
• Meets with manager on a regular basis and participates in completion of annual performance

Occupational Health & Safety

• All employees are responsible for carrying out work in a way that does not adversely affect their own
health and safety and that of others.
• All employees shall learn and understand health and safety policies and procedures and will comply
with them.
• All employees must be able and willing to work within all programs and with flexible schedules


• Post-secondary education in a related field.
• Work experience in a similar position.
• Demonstrated grant/proposal and technical writing skills.
• Proven experience in managing multiple projects.
• Knowledge of quality assurance, quality improvement, and fund development theory, principles, and
• Knowledge of the housing/homelessness sector would be a strong asset.
• Ability to build effective working relationships with internal groups and external organizations and
stakeholders on various projects
• Excellent communication (oral and written), time management, and organizational skills.
• Able to work independently but also as part of a team.
• Excellent problem-solving skills, research skills, and ability to follow through.
• Sound judgment, tact, and ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Possess computer skills with specific competence with spreadsheets, databases, etc.
• Familiarity with Outlook and Internet applications.
• Understanding and promotion of anti-oppressive practices.
• Valid Vulnerable Sector Screening.
• Valid Driver’s license, reliable vehicle, and insurance. Ability to travel throughout York Region.

At Blue Door we believe that to support our clients and continue to do the work we do, it is
important that we take care of our employees by offering the following Benefits and Company

• Comprehensive Benefits
• Paid time off such as personal needs days, sick days, float days and generous vacation time
• Work-life balance
• Teamwork and Independent Work
• Work from Home
• Flex Hours and Work Flexibility
• Challenging Work and Growth Opportunities
• Ability to make a difference
• Wellness Committee events such as regular gatherings, luncheons, holiday activities
• Virtual events and activities
• Employee satisfaction surveys
We are always working towards continued improvements with the hope of creating and fostering a work
culture where people want to be and are see the impact of their work.
Please check out future opportunities by visiting our Careers Page at Careers – Blue Door.

Blue Door is committed to the development of a staff and leadership team that reflects the incredible diversity of
the communities we serve. We promote the principles of intersectional anti-racism and anti-oppression and
adhere to the tenets of the Ontario Human Rights Code. We both welcome and encourage applications from
members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to access and equity, including Indigenous, Black and
racialized people, members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, people with disabilities, and people with lived
experience of homelessness. Blue Door is a unionized work environment.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and
Blue Doors AODA Policy, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants need to
make their needs known in advance.

All applications will be reviewed as received, and interviews will begin for qualified candidates as soon as
possible. The position may be filled before this job posting ends. Only candidates selected for an interview will
be contacted. Please submit a cover letter and resume to