Development Coordinator

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Adoptive Families Association of BC
  • Fundraising / Giving
  • Writing / Editorial / Translation
Full Time
  • British Columbia - Vancouver & Lower Mainland - Burnaby
Experienced (Non-manager)N/A2019-12-022020-01-15


Are you a passionate communicator with grant experience who wants to make a real difference in the lives of children and families? The Adoptive Families Association of BC (AFABC) is looking for a dynamic development professional to join our team.

Who we are

Our vision at AFABC is “A family for every child.” For more than 40 years, we’ve been dedicated to finding families for the hundreds of foster kids in BC who are waiting to be adopted, and to supporting the adoption community at all ages and stages through education, counselling, family events, and advocacy. We need your help to identify and secure new funding that will enable us to expand our reach and support even more vulnerable children, youth, and families.

The right candidate
Are you interested in a career in non-profit development? Do you want a job that’s full of heart? Do you have a positive and professional attitude and enjoy working closely with others? Are you detail oriented and self-driven? If so, we want to hear from you!

The position

Reporting to the Manager, Communications, the Development Coordinator position is an exciting opportunity to join a well-established organization that’s in the midst of evolving and expanding to meet the needs of our changing community. This is a generalist position that focuses on grant writing but will include other development tasks and projects. You’ll have the opportunity to do a little bit of everything, and to identify and strengthen your skills and interests as a development professional.

What you’ll do:

  • Write and manage foundation and grant applications with a high degree of independence
  • Assist with timely and accurate report-backs and recognition for current funders
  • Research new funding prospects, especially grant opportunities
  • Ensure that accurate donor information is collected and maintained
  • Track and respond to philanthropic pledges and contributions
  • Develop donor recognition content for social media, web, and print
  • Identify and gather data and impact stories to strengthen grant applications
  • Assist with tracking deliverables and commitments for all funded programs
  • Other duties and administrative tasks, as required

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • An interest in pursuing a career in nonprofit
  • 1-3 years related experience
  • Superb writing and communications skills
  • Experience with grant applications
  • An understanding of the local philanthropy environment and fundraising cycles
  • A willingness to jump in and learn as you go
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Detail-oriented, with excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • A positive and professional attitude

The practical details:

This is offered as a permanent full-time position (35 hours per week) located out of our Burnaby office. We offer extended health benefits and a flexible work environment with the opportunity to work some days from home. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to apply:

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