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Kennedy House

Senior Fund Development Officer (Maternity Leave Coverage)

Posted On: April 4, 2022
Closing On: April 24, 2022

Location: Toronto, Ontario
Effective: May 1, 2022
Employment Type: temporary
Level: intermediate
Salary Range: 45,000-50,000

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Kennedy House is looking for a results oriented Senior Fund Development Officer to join our team. This is a full-time temporary position located at our Head Office in Scarborough. Please note: The duration of this position will be 15 months, from May 1, 2022 until July 30, 2023 to cover a Maternity Leave.


Kennedy House (KH) is a not-for-profit organization with a long-standing dedication to providing exceptional personalized care for youth in the Greater Toronto Area for over 50 years. KH started with an initial family-like group home in 1971 and currently operates several residential and community-based programs, for marginalized and at-risk youth, including:

· One residential program for adolescents in care;

· Three residential programs for youth and young adults living with developmental disabilities;

· A Day Treatment school program for youth struggling in the typical school setting;

· Kennedy House Youth Centre, a secure custody facility for male youth experiencing conflict with the law;

· Bailiff services to safely and securely transport youth experiencing conflict with the law;

· Kennedy House After School Program for children aged 4-13 in underserved communities throughout Scarborough; and

· Kennedy House Youth Shelter, for youth aged 16-24 experiencing homelessness.

KH works with youth to enable them to grow as individuals and contribute as members of the community. This is achieved by providing customized support and building trusting relationships.

To learn more about our organization and the causes we support, we strongly encourage you to visit our website.


Kennedy House is looking for a results oriented Senior Fund Development Officer to join our team. This is a full-time temporary position located at our Head Office in Scarborough.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Senior Fund Development Officer will be responsible for the development and implementation of KH’s fundraising strategy. The successful candidate will also be responsible for performing a wide variety of complex functions and services, such as being involved in maintaining contact with key donors, organizing and attending fundraising efforts, assisting in the creation of strategy recommendations, , and administrative duties. The incumbent will engage in a team approach and thereby strengthen our Agency’s capacity as a whole.


Fundraising (70%)

· Assist with developing/executing fundraising strategies and reaching funding targets

· Coordinate marketing & communication initiatives to ensure public awareness of fundraising campaigns

· Develop and execute donor stewardship initiatives to enhance donor engagement

· Prospect research to identify funding opportunities in the private and public sector

· Schedule, coordinate, and manage attendance for donor meetings

· Prepare correspondence, reports and presentations for fundraising and donor meetings

· Responsible for weekly/monthly/annual administrative tasks including: all reporting requirements, donor database management/maintenance, donor follow-ups/correspondences, charitable tax receipts

· Write and design fundraising direct mail campaigns (2 annually)

· Coordinate the completion of Annual Report

· Leadership role in fundraising events including third-party events, peer-to-peer campaign

Communications (30%)

· Develop and execute social media strategy

· Support internal communications needs within the agency

· Assist in the maintenance of the Kennedy House website


· Post secondary education or an acceptable combination of education and experience

· Accreditation as a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), or working towards designation is preferred


· Minimum five (5) years of direct work experience in a fundraising capacity preferably for a non-profit youth organization (must be able to demonstrate results)

· Fundraising experience – especially in the area of 3rd Party & Events

· Valid Class G Driver’s License

· Clear Police Check and Vulnerable Sector Search must be maintained

· Ability to prepare and deliver face-to-face presentations to potential funders

· Excellent writing skills, including proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation

· Superior time management skills and consistently able to meet deadlines,

· multitasking skills, and the ability to prioritize tasks with minimal supervision

· High level of sound and independent judgment, reasoning, and discretion

· A strong desire to take initiative and grow fundraising opportunities and awareness

· Professional, responsive, and positive work attitude is essential

· Resourcefulness and flexibility

· Superior telephone manners and strong interpersonal skills

· Strong verbal skills to communicate

· Strong customer service orientation

· Broad awareness of other cultures, values, identities and perspectives with a demonstrated ability and interest in working with and for diverse populations

· Fully literate in Word, Excel, and one or more fundraising data base programs

· inclusive and welcoming in nature

· Resourceful, motivated and energetic.


· Ability to attend and conduct presentations

· Flexibility to attend events outside of normal work hours when required

· Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals.

· Be able to assist with set up and take down of Special Events


Kennedy House provides its employees with a combination of challenging yet exciting career opportunities, both short and long-term. Being a Kennedy House employee means that you can apply your knowledge, broaden your skills and make a valuable contribution to the organization, our clients’ lives and wellbeing, and the community you live in. Here at Kennedy House, we help the youth of today achieve their dreams of tomorrow.

Additionally, Kennedy House provides the following benefits:

· Competitive compensation package

· Group healthcare benefits (extended health, dental, and vision care)

· Life insurance

· Paid vacation

· Company matched retirement savings plan (RRSP)

· Opportunities to grow within the organization, including relocation within other the Kennedy House programs

· On-site parking

· Company events

· Casual dress code

· Employee assistance program (coming soon)


For consideration, qualified applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume to the HR Manager no later than April 24, 2022. Please email to and quote “Senior Fund Development Officer” in the subject line.

Kennedy House thanks in advance all applicants who submit an application for their interest and time spent preparing their application; however, due to the high volume of candidates received, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

Kennedy House is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace. We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. At Kennedy House, we are committed to a supportive work environment where employees have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential. Diversity and inclusion are a central part of our

culture, and we aspire to be a workplace that is respectful to everyone. We appreciate the interest of all candidates. Due to the volumes of applications we receive, we can only contact candidates that are selected to move forward in the recruitment process. If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise the Human Resources Representative of any accommodations needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance so appropriate arrangements can be made.

Please note: The duration of this position will be 15 months, from May 1, 2022 until July 30, 2023 to cover a Maternity Leave.