Development Officer

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
L'Arche Ottawa
  • Fundraising / Giving
  • Community Outreach
  • Event Coordination
  • Member Relations
Part Time
  • Ontario - Ottawa Area - Ottawa
Manager (Supervisor of Staff)N/A2019-09-192019-11-17

L’Arche Ottawa is a thriving bilingual community serving the needs of adults with intellectual disabilities in Ottawa and is currently looking for a part-time Development Officer.

Fundraising is essential to L’Arche Ottawa’s ability to live its mission. Much of its operating budget is funded by the government, but additional funds are required to enhance the quality of life of our core members and assistants, and to make a positive impact on the broader Ottawa community.

The Development Officer will be in charge of communications with donors, major gifts, planned giving and bequests; also, of two or three annual events, partnerships with local businesses and the L’Arche Canada Foundation and grant applications.



Reporting to the Community Leader (Executive Director), the Development Officer will be responsible for:

  • Organizing fundraising events with the support of event committees
  • Managing donor relations through personal and broad communications, and donor appreciation events
  • Submitting applications for qualified grants
  • Participating in and supporting outreach events
  • Communications initiatives (newsletter, website, social media, community campaigns)

Also, the Development Officer will be provided the following support and tools

  • a donor data base
  • administrative and technical support for data base and financial transactions
  • an active and committed fundraising committee



  • Bilingual (English and French)
  • Fundraising experience and willingness to learn and undertake new aspects of fundraising
  • Knowledge and appreciation of L’Arche Mission and Values (or commitment to learn)
  • Able to work independently, meet deadlines, and manage competing priorities
  • Demonstrated exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Effective communication skills


Terms of Employment

Part-time (3 days a week)


How to Apply

 Interested? Please send your CV and letter of interest. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found.


About L’Arche Ottawa

L’Arche Ottawa provides a unique environment of caregiving and community building that fosters inclusion, understanding and belonging.  L’Arche Ottawa has six homes located in Ottawa west where assistants and volunteers from diverse cultures and backgrounds share deeply committed relationships with people with developmental disabilities. Furthermore, L’Arche shares its values with the greater Ottawa community. L’Arche Ottawa’s 47-year history speaks to the long-term success and stability of the community!

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