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Summer Student – Ignite Durham Learning Foundation

Posted On: March 25, 2022
Closing On: March 31, 2022

Location: Whitby
Effective: May 9, 2022
Employment Type: contract
Level: intermediate
Salary Range: $21.17 per hour

Job Code: 3209367
Summer Employment Opportunity: May 9, 2022 – September 2, 2022
Rate of Pay: $21.17 per hour



Reporting to the Ignite Durham Learning Foundation Development Coordinator, the summer associate will support the Ignite Durham Learning Foundation with day-to-day administration, organization and implementation of three key initiatives outlined in the organizational work plan including:

  • Fundraising campaign marketing for the DDSB Ignite Learning Foundation
  • Stakeholder and Community Relations through the maintenance of the Donor Perfect database, website and storytelling kits
  • Seek donations, organize the space, develop and enhance marketing and promotions for the Make a Difference Depot (a space for DDSB educators and community partners to access classroom resources and supplies for children and families in need)

This position is best suited for an individual with some experience in marketing, promotions, philanthropy and community engagement.  The successful candidate will be a team player, who adapts and learns quickly within a new environment and communicates effectively.


  1. DDSB Ignite Learning Foundation
  2. Assist with and help develop fundraising events for the Foundation
  3. Responsible for all social media aspects of the events
  4. Make a Difference
  • Assist with collecting potential donor information and maintaining the donor database
  • Assist with development of a DDSB Staff Giving Program, including the creation of marketing/promotional pieces
  • Assist with administrative functions of the foundation as needed (i.e. creation of DDSB success stories, creating mailing and promotional pieces, donation stewardship)
  • Assist with creating social media pieces, including the maintenance of the Foundation website
  • Support Make A Difference initiative, projects and overall workplan objectives
  • ​Seek and secure donations of supplies to support educators and community partners with classroom curriculum delivery
  • Seek and secure donations of supplies to support children and families, with a specific emphasis on families who live in identified priority neighbourhoods
  • Support the development of a strategy to effectively prepare families who live in identified priority neighbourhoods with the resources they need for a successful start to the new year (i.e. collecting and distributing school supplies, back packs, clothing)
  • Assist in the organization of the Make A Difference Depot inventory and supplies
  • ​Support local Member of Parliament’s priority of:  Community Support and development – meeting the needs of our marginalized and underserved community members

Qualifications and Desirable Skills

  • Must be registered in a post-secondary program for September 2022
  • ​Experience writing communication with proficiency in technology and social media
  • ​Clear police background check with vulnerable sector screening
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a car (must be able to travel throughout the region)
  • Flexible, adaptable team player
  • ​Experience with fundraising and community engagement
  • ​Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • ​Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organization and planning skills
  • Comfortable working with social media platforms
  • Database management skills
  • An aptitude and/or experience with design (print and media)
  • Receptive to feedback and willing to learn new things
  • Support the event planning process for the Ignite Durham Learning Foundation and Make A Difference Depot
  • ​Ability to work remotely (if Public Health measures require)

This position is funded under the Canada Summer Jobs Service granting program.

7 hours/day, minimum of 28 hours per week and a maximum of 35 hours per week.

Evenings and weekends may be required.

Please note:

The successful candidate will work:

  • 7 hour days from Monday to Friday between May 9th – June 30th
  • 7 hour days from Monday – Thursday between July 4th – August 18th
  • 7 hour days from Monday to Friday between August 22nd – September 2nd

Position may be extended into the Fall on a part-time basis if funding is available.

The DDSB is committed to equity and inclusion in the recruitment and hiring of qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our region. We encourage submissions from candidates who represent the various dimensions of diversity. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs.

While we appreciate all applications received, only those selected for interview will be contacted.