Internal/External Job Posting
Cecil Community Centre is a not-for-profit, multi-service neighbourhood centre that offers a broad range of recreational, educational, social, cultural, and capacity-building programs to area residents. For more than 40 years, the Centre has played a vital role in the lives of community members of all ages. Our centre provides programs and services for children, youth, adults and seniors.
We are seeking an enthusiastic and thoughtful person for the new position of Fundraising Lead (permanent part-time – 20 hours per week). The Fundraising Lead’s key responsibility will be to lead the Centre through an ambitious phase of growth. The Coordinator will work in partnership with the Executive Director, the Director of Programs and Community Services, and the Fundraising Committee of the Board to achieve or exceed the organization’s fundraising goals and revenue targets.
The successful candidate will be an innovative self-starter who will quickly establish and prioritize the Centre’s 2019 fundraising plan. The Centre itself is not a registered charity but charitable donations can be made through the City of Toronto’s eDonation web site. She/he will leverage the Staff and Board’s connections to find new donors that are passionate about enhancing the community programming offered by the Centre. The Fundraising Lead will recognize the untapped potential that exists at the Centre and will inspire both Staff and Board to join their focused effort to build the Centre’s capacity to support the community.
- Post-secondary education in non-profit management, fundraising management, or other related field
- Minimum 5 years of experience in a non-profit, social enterprise, agency, government or relevant corporate environment
- Experience launching and/or growing revenue generating initiatives
- Experience motivating staff and/or volunteers to achieve a common goal
- Experience developing and writing successful proposals
- Understanding of fundraising principles and the importance of donor stewardship
- Campaign experience would be an asset
- Experience with fundraising events would be an asset
- Experience developing and managing budgets would be an asset
- Knowledge of and/or experience with diverse and marginalized populations would be an asset
- High emotional intelligence and intercultural competency
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, with attention to detail and accuracy
- Superior diplomacy and strong problem-solving skills
- Exceptional customer service skills
- Highly organized with the ability to set priorities, manage several projects, and meet deadlines
- Demonstrated ability to work independently with little supervision, and collaboratively as part of a team
- Creative, flexible, and ready to hit the ground running
- Work closely with the Executive Director, Director of Programs and Community Services, Fundraising Committee, existing donors and other key stakeholders to quickly refine and improve the 2019 fundraising plan to support organizational objectives
- Initially, launch and lead the execution of the 2019 fundraising plan, and inspire broad participation among all stakeholders in meeting or exceeding the goal
- Eventually, develop a longer-term fundraising plan to support continued growth of the Centre’s community impact.
- Create a compelling fundraising pitch for 2019 and use this to secure major gifts, write proposals, secure grants and develop appeals
- Identify, research, cultivate and solicit new major gift donors
- Better engage existing major gift donors by inspiring them to get involved in the 2019 fundraising goal
- Frequently set up, and attend strategic meetings between the Executive Director and prospective donors
- Identify board members and existing donors willing to help meet the 2019 fundraising goal, and support their efforts by preparing materials and attending meetings
- Prepare a fundraising annual budget, monitor expenses, and support financial audits as needed
- Periodically deliver progress reports directly to the Board and the Fundraising Committee
- Remain current on research, legislation, and ethical/best practices pertaining to fundraising
- Build a creative and warm donor stewardship culture within the Centre
Marketing & Communications
- Work closely with the Director of Programs and Community Services and IT contractor to maintain the fundraising elements of the Centre’s web site
- Work closely with the Director of Programs and Community Services and IT contractor to create, implement and track donor communication strategies, including the spring, fall and holiday appeals
- Analyze donor data and determine appropriate donor segments and communication strategies
- Create, implement, and track donor communication strategies
- Maintain donor records and acknowledge donations
- Work with the Director of Programs and Community Services and the Fundraising Committee to ensure that operations reflect the highest standard of performance at all times
- Work with Administration Staff to maintain regular office routines for phones, voice-mail, e-mail, postal services, office hours, meeting times, etc.
- Maintain the reputation and confidentiality of Cecil Community Centre, its donors, volunteers and staff at all times
Hours and Wages: 20 hours/week, starting at $24.85/hour. This is a part-time position within the Bargaining Unit of CUPE Local 2998.
Please include your resume and a cover letter describing how your skill set and recent experience make you a qualified candidate for this position.
Deadline for applications: April 11, 2019.
Cecil Community Centre is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate against any employee, job applicant or volunteer because of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual preference, physical or mental disability, or age. In addition, Cecil Community Centre is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities in accordance with provincial legislation.
While we wish to acknowledge all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.