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The Geneva Centre for Autism Foundation (GCAF)

Stewardship Officer

Posted On: January 17, 2023
Closing On: March 3, 2023

Employment Type: fulltime
Level: intermediate
Salary Range: $60-70K

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Are you motivated by the opportunity to join an ambitious, growing team and develop stewardship programs that champion supporters of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families? If so, we encourage you to apply.

About Us:

The Geneva Centre for Autism Foundation (GCAF) is the fundraising arm of the Geneva Center for Autism (GCA). GCAF’s purpose is to raise funds that open the door for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder to live, learn and engage in their communities. The GCAF supports programming, education, and training initiatives offered through the GCA.

The Role:

The Stewardship Officer is responsible for developing and implementing comprehensive and best practice stewardship programs that support all GCAF donor and sponsor relationships while sustaining and increasing revenue-generating potential.

The successful candidate will be responsible for day to day operations of the Foundation’s stewardship programs, ensuring that established procedures are followed and that critical data, records and systems are maintained. They will play an active role in improving established procedures and creating new ones as needs arise. In addition, they will be responsible supporting strong and long-lasting relationships with GCA Foundation supporters. Finally, they will bring a strong background in planning and organizing events.

Overall you will be responsible for implementing and maintaining all activities related to stewardship to include but not limited to:

  • Planning and executing customized stewardship initiatives for donors and sponsors in alignment with the Foundation’s annual operating plans
  • Maintaining and/or developing standards of service and fostering a positive donor experience
  • Supporting team members to ensure all donors receive timely and appropriate follow up for their giving (frequent touch-points, recognition plans, and benefits)
  • Ensuring the completion of deliverables as outlined in donor agreements
  • Supporting event planning, coordination and logistics either as event lead or as part of an event committee.
  • Managing the stewardship reporting process, collaborating on content development, editing and report production, verifying the accuracy and completeness of information
  • Ensuring the integrity of all fundraising data, working with team members to oversee data input; supporting reconciliation activities with the Finance Department
  • Developing and preparing donor recognition materials including physical naming opportunities

You will also be responsible for:

  • Assisting with prospect research and supporting team members with their prospect pipeline processes
  • Remaining current of best practices in the field with respect to Stewardship

What you bring to the role:

  • Post secondary diploma at a recognized College or University in a related field of study
  • A minimum of 4 years direct experience in a fundraising environment preferably in a stewardship role
  • In-depth knowledge of principles and techniques related to donor stewardship and retention, for individual, foundation and corporate donors
  • Understanding of Canada Revenue Agency tax receipting rules and guidelines
  • Experience entering and maintaining large sets of data in a complex database system required
  • Creativity and ability to take initiative with regards to systems and processes that support GCAF operations
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and writing skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a process and data-driven team environment
  • Ability to take initiative to manage multiple projects, resources and initiatives working with multiple departments
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite, Sharepoint)
  • Proven experience with Raiser’s Edge, SalesForce or other donor/CRM database
  • Can provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination
  • Willing to submit to an Enhanced Police Check and Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Willingness and ability to travel, as required (valid driver’s license required)

What we offer in return:

  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • RRSP contributions
  • Flexible/Remote work arrangements
  • Generous vacation entitlements

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Geneva Centre for Autism is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive organization in which values, behaviours, systems and structures are in place to facilitate equal access to service and employment.  We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.


Geneva Centre for Autism is also committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities during the recruitment, assessment and selection process.   Please notify us if you require accommodation in respect of the materials or procedures used at any time during this process. If you require an accommodation, Geneva Centre for Autism will work with you to determine how to meet your needs.

Job Postings during COVID-19

Following the advice of government and health authorities to slow the spread of COVID-19, employees in non-client facing positions have been equipped to work from home temporarily.   All recruiting activities including interviews and onboarding are may be conducted virtually or in person. To protect the health and safety of our staff and clients, the GCA requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit proof of vaccination upon hiring.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and current resume stating salary expectations to with Stewardship Officer” in the subject line of your email.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.