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Annual Giving Coordinator - Five Counties Children's Centre

Sep 23, 2020
Peterborough, Ontario

File Number:               AGC-01-20

Location:                     Peterborough

Status:                         Permanent

Hours:                         21 hours per week (0.6 FTE)

Start Date:                   October 19, 2020

Position Summary:

  • Assumes a supporting role in the development, coordination and delivery of fundraising activities to further the mission and maximize the net revenues for the Centre
  • Plays a key role in coordinating the development and implementation of fundraising programs to increase revenues from individuals, foundations, community groups and corporations
  • Works with volunteers and assists with fundraising communications and marketing activities
  • Takes a lead role in raising revenues from the annual giving program

Main Responsibilities:


  • Coordinate the Annual Giving fundraising activities including the Direct Mail program, foundation applications, events, campaigns, and online giving
  • Assist in the development of a fundraising strategic plan and annual operating plans
  • Ensure that fundraising activities are consistent with Five Counties Children’s Centre mission, vision and values and are conducted in an ethical and legal manner
  • Assist and support the identification and solicitation of prospective donors
  • Help set and achieve annual fundraising targets related to Annual Giving

Relationship Building Responsibilities:

  • Cultivate and steward relationships with individuals, volunteers, corporate and foundation donors and partners
  • Recognize donors and volunteers using a variety of tools
  • Identify and establish community partnerships which will result in support through sponsorships, promotion, in-kind support and/or donations
  • Assist with community events and presentations (speaking engagements, cheque announcements)
  • Be involved with community networks as appropriate to the role


  • Develop metrics/gather data to analyze annual fundraising performance and program growth
  • Ensure the maintenance and accuracy of comprehensive records in the fundraising development database, including cost analysis and evaluations
  • Provide the Director of Fund Development with regular reports on the progress of the Centre’s fundraising activities related to annual giving activities
  • Provide information and updates of fundraising activities and revenues for Board meetings, newsletters, social media and the website
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of fundraising best practices and innovations
  • Maintain up to date knowledge and expertise in all aspects of legislation affecting philanthropy
  • Monitor and analyze trends in the region and industry in order to adapt fundraising strategies as necessary
  • Assist with communications and marketing for fundraising purposes
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Fund Development



  • Post-secondary education in a related field


  • Minimum three years related experience, ideally in the not-for-profit sector
  • Demonstrated track record in fundraising, including direct mail, working with volunteers, events, and database management
  • Demonstrated knowledge of effective marketing and communication practices
  • Knowledge of Canada Revenue Guidelines and Policies
  • Strong relationship and community development skills
  • Highly motivated and creative
  • Resourceful and independent, but comfortable working within a team-oriented environment.
  • Demonstrated team building skills, including the ability to motivate volunteers
  • Effective time management, organizational, and planning skills
  • Excellent written, verbal, communication and presentation skills, to a widely varied audience
  • Displays excellent judgement, tact, diplomacy, and ability to respect confidentiality

Other Requirements

  • Computer proficiency including but not limited to experience with online resources, fundraising software and Microsoft Office 365 (Word, PowerPoint, spreadsheet and database applications).
  • Valid driver’s license and access to vehicle to travel
  • This role will require regular travel within the Peterborough, Lindsay and Northumberland areas
  • Able to work on weekends and evenings as required

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to prior to the closing date. 


Five Counties Children’s Centre is dedicated to supporting children and youth with physical, developmental and communication needs. In partnership with families and communities, we strive to enrich their independence and quality of life.

Five Counties Children’s Centre is an equal opportunity employer.  Candidates from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.  If you are contacted for an interview and require accommodation, appropriate arrangements will be made to assist you through the process.


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