Coordinator, Fundraising and Sponsorship
Current Rate of Pay: Min = $67,509, Max = $73,191
Employment type: Full-Time Permanent
Hours of work: 35 hrs/week
Work location: Head Office
Division: Corporate Services
Business unit: Strategic Business Planning and Performance
Remote Work: Hybrid
Since 1957, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), as enabled through the provincial Conservation Authorities Act, has taken action to enhance our region’s natural environment and protect our land, water and communities from the impacts of flooding and increasingly extreme weather events – Ontario’s leading cause of public emergencies. As the region’s first line of defense against natural hazards, TRCA maintains vital infrastructure and provides programs and services that promote public health and safety, protecting people and property.
TRCA mobilizes a science-based approach to provide sound policy advice, leveraging its position as a not-for-profit operating in the broader public sector to achieve collective impacts within our communities and across all levels of government. TRCA’s jurisdiction includes nine watersheds and their Lake Ontario shorelines, spanning six upper-tier and fifteen lower-tier municipalities and representing almost five million people, approximately 10% of Canada’s population.
How you will contribute as part of the TRCA team:
Under the guidance of the Manager, Strategic Business Planning and Performance, the Coordinator, Fundraising and Sponsorship demonstrates excellence in fundraising program development and the research, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors and sponsors. Utilizing existing experience in fundraising and sponsorship development, this position demonstrates excellence in the research, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors and sponsorships.
Through the development and management of proposals, communications and campaign material, the incumbent will apply best practices in stakeholder relations and leverage their writing and content management skills to develop engaging fundraising and donor communications. The position will serve as a strategic writer, regularly crafting sponsorship requests and project proposals. This position ensures compliance with all pertinent fundraising regulations, standards, and principles, and upholds accountability standards and code of ethical principles for fundraising professionals.
- Coordinates proposal development and submission requirements for a variety of proposals (e.g., sponsorships, partnerships, major gifts) and fundraising appeals (i.e., annual gift requests).
- Manages ongoing relationships with and outreach to current, lapsed and prospective donors and sponsors.
- Coordinates donor and sponsor stewardship and outreach, including social media callouts, personalized messaging, and generalized outreach materials, ensuring donors and sponsors receive appropriate recognition and gratitude.
- Coordinates and implements all aspects of the Toronto and Region Conservation Foundation’s annual giving program, with a focus on growing monthly giving and mid-level giving to support pipeline development.
- Coordinates with TRCA program staff to find alignments for Foundation support, including consultation on budgets and workplans to ensure Foundation funds are allocated appropriately.
What will you need to succeed:
- Post-secondary diploma, not-for-profit management, fundraising management.
- Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Communications, or other related discipline
- Certified Fund-Raising Executive designation is considered an asset.
- Minimum of (2) years related experience in fundraising for not-for-profit sector in a public relations and communications role.
- Proficient in MS Office suite including online software such as MS teams, WebEx, and SharePoint)
- Experience and/or working understanding of Blackbaud.
- Able to write persuasive or compelling content for the purpose of generating positive responses or heightened interest by others.
- Experience interacting and connecting with persons of various social, cultural, or economic backgrounds; at ease with a variety of audiences.
- Influences decisions by presenting technical information and evidence in an appealing and easy to understand manner.
- Identifies new opportunities for developing new internal and external customer bases.
- Anticipates future internal and external customer needs and incorporates them into goal setting, products, and services.
- Experience working with media and with volunteer boards.
- Strong knowledge of best practices in communications with applied skills in fund development and persuasive writing.
- Excellent knowledge of fund development methods and techniques.
What TRCA has to offer you:
As part of a progressive team you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact to preserving and protecting nature, while maintaining a balance between the natural environment and built environment. Working with experts within our field, you will join a team of colleagues that are committed to TRCA’s core values of integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect, and excellence (icare).
You will be part of a diverse and inclusive organization that:
- Makes a positive difference in the communities we serve.
- Fosters high performance and collaborative teams.
- Provides continuous learning and development opportunities.
- Offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits program (including Defined Benefit Pension Plan – OMERS/OTPP).
- Pregnancy & Parental Leave Top-Up Program.
- Provides unique TRCA Perks.
- Provides flexible work arrangements.
- Offers potential for career growth and advancement.
To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter prior to midnight on November 30, 2022.
All new hires are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a precondition to being hired by TRCA. TRCA will comply with its obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code and any other applicable legislation.
While the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised that successful incumbent(s) may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector screening and/or driver’s abstract check as a part of the final step in the hiring process.
TRCA is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA Policies, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to the TRCA. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.
Personal information you provide through the TRCA recruitment, selection and onboarding process is collected under the authority of the Conservation Authorities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27. Collection of this personal information is necessary for the proper administration of this recruitment process for employment and volunteer positions with TRCA. Personal information is protected from disclosure pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Any questions regarding this collection activity should be directed to the Supervisor of Records, 101 Exchange Avenue, Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 5R6, (416) 661-6600 extension 5216.
- Pay Type Salary
- Employment Indicator Permanent Full-Time
- Min Hiring Rate $67,509.00
- Max Hiring Rate $73,191.00
- Travel Required No
- Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
- Head Office, 101 Exchange Avenue, Concord, Ontario, Canada