Senior Development Officer

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Sheena's Place
  • Fundraising / Giving
  • Accounting / Finance
  • Administrative / Clerical Support
  • Event Coordination
Full Time
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Toronto
Experienced (Non-manager)N/A2019-04-022019-04-30

Senior Development Officer

At Sheena’s Place, we offer hope and support to anyone 17+ affected by an eating disorder, as well as their families and friends, by providing a wide range of professionally facilitated support groups and services, free of charge. We are committed to inspiring hope, reducing stigma, raising awareness and offering meaningful help and information at all stages of recovery.   Located in downtown Toronto, Sheena’s Place is a non-­institutional, non-­residential centre where people with similar issues and concerns come together in groups to share experiences, thoughts and feelings and to learn coping strategies.  We offer groups for diverse individuals across the life span facing different mental health and disordered-eating challenges, as well as groups for families, friends and partners of those with eating disorders.

We are looking for a passionate, community minded and dedicated individual to join our small enthusiastic and professional team. The Senior Development Officer will lead our team in the acquisition, administration and stewardship of donors, partners and sponsors, and the management of events focused on fundraising.

Role Responsibilities:  

  • Develop the annual fundraising plan and work to ensure annual fundraising goals are achieved.
  • Identify and complete proposals and grant applications.
  • Maintain and enhance direct mail fundraising campaign with a focus on monthly giving and online donations, enhance renewals.
  • Work to ensure donor and supporter emails, flyers, reports, graphics and engagement materials are up to date and in line with campaigns materials.
  • Work to support the Fundraising Committee and the Board of Directors on a regular basis
  • Build strong relationships with current and prospective donors, supporters, and partners.
  • Lead the planning and execution of Sheena’s Place donor events, including the annual fundraising event, donor cultivation and appreciation events and support to third party events
  • Responsible for the accurate and timely maintenance of the donor database
  • Provide support to Director of Finance for the annual audit and budget process.


  • A proven track record of successfully leading a variety of development activities and achieving targets, ideally in a non-profit setting.
  • Strong written and oral presentation skills
  • Grant application and proposal writing experience.
  • Event management experience an asset.
  • Donor database experience.
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access)
  • Highly organized and resourceful; able to handle multiple tasks within short timelines.
  • Self-motivated, strong personal initiative and ownership.

Terms of employment

This is a full-time permanent position. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure

Please submit a cover letter and detailed resume to the attention of Sheena’s Office Manager, Gillian Moir.

Sheena’s Place is committed to employment equity and creating a workplace that represents the diversity of Ontario. Sheena’s Place is an equal opportunity employer and encourages members of equity-seeking groups to apply. Women, people of colour, people with Disabilities / Disabled people, Indigenous people, and those who identify as LGBTQ2S, are encouraged to apply for this position. Unfortunately, Sheena’s Place’s office is not wheelchair accessible. However, Sheena’s will make accommodations during the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with Disabilities.

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

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