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DeafBlind Ontario Services

Stewardship, Development and Communication Officer

Posted On: January 23, 2023
Closing On: March 9, 2023

Location: Newmarket, ON (Hybrid)
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: intermediate
Salary Range: $52,000 - $63,400 Annually

This position can be remote with some travel expectations e.g. meetings, training

Ready to make a difference?

Reporting to the Director of Major Gifts, Corporate and Community, the Stewardship, Development and Communication Officer crafts inspiring, donor-centric communications. Working with the Development Team, this role supports optimal information related to donor solicitation tools, maintaining records and metrics on donor contributions.


We believe in endless possibilities.

DeafBlind Ontario Services supports individuals who are Deaf, hard of hearing, nonverbal and deafblind with an array of services so they can live and thrive within the community.


  • Dedicated – committed to your personal growth and development;
  • Team Player – you are willing to learn and teach, because together we are better;
  • Accountable – you are committed to following through on your promises;
  • Creative – you think outside the box and will tackle and new problem that comes your way
  • You believe that one person can make a difference


  • Develops and implements comprehensive, individual plans for identifying, assessing, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding gifts from individuals, corporations and industry partners to meet gift objectives, including the development and implementation of new donor onboarding.
  • Performs data mining of information, ensuring sharing of same to Development team. • Develops and implements engaging donor solicitation tools and communications to support the stewardship journey, relationship building and development efforts.
  • Develops innovative, digital-first, organization-wide communications to inspire donor revenue, with a particular emphasis on compelling storytelling, while maintaining brand standards.
  • Initiates regular and ongoing contact with management team (organization-wide) to ensure stewardship in donor cultivation and solicitation.
  • Serves as key Development team liaison with Events Coordinator regarding donor stewardship and donor onboarding though signature events.
  • Promotes the values of the organization within the workplace and in the community by demonstrating positive and professional relationships with other agency staff, families, volunteers, advocates, and employers.
  • Reports all unsafe conditions, hazards or practices, accidents and incidents in accordance with Occupational Health and Safety Act and adheres to all Health and Safety requirements within DeafBlind Ontario Services’ policies and procedures and provincial legislation.
  • Performs other duties as required.


Education & Experience:

  • College diploma in communications, business administration, fundraising or related field.
  • CFRE designation or working towards.
  • Minimum 1 to 3 years’ experience in fundraising roles or similar capacity in the not-for-profit sector.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal, written, and visual communication skills with the ability to present ideas and concepts succinctly, with clarity, and visually appealing in both English and French.
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple and competing priorities within established timelines.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team and independently.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit.
  • High proficiency with Donor Perfect or  other  similar  fundraising  software,  as  well  as  Microsoft   Office   products   (Outlook,   PowerPoint,   Word,   Excel,   Project,   ),   and willingness to learn other software programs as required.


At DeafBlind Ontario Services, we want you to be your best.  We provide a collaborative culture, supportive environment, open communication, and commitment to your personal and professional development.


  • Create and provide unique opportunities for growth, extensive training for new employees, and ongoing learning;
  • Celebrate and recognize our valued employees through an Employee Recognition Program;
  • Motivate and encourage one-another, as well as the people we support, to achieve their goals and dreams;
  • Believe that compensation is more than paid wages. We offer our team members an employer sponsored Group RRSP, a comprehensive benefits plan, as well as competitive vacation time and personal emergency leave.

Make a difference in the life of someone who is Deaf, hard of hearing, non-verbal or deafblind. Start your career with DeafBlind Ontario Services today.

DeafBlind Ontario Services is committed to Employment Equity and Diversity and invites applications from Women, Aboriginal People, Persons with Disabilities and Visible Minorities. To receive this job posting in an alternative format or if you require accommodation measures for the selection process, please notify the HR Recruiter.

Please note that only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Note: All DeafBlind Ontario Services employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire, subject to human rights exceptions.