Fund Development and Communications Manager - Community Resource and Employment Service (Brantford)

Sep 22, 2020
Brantford, Ontario
Entry Level, Early Career

Community Resource Service is a multi service organization which operates the Brantford Food Bank and Community Employment Service.  We are looking for a Fund Development and Communications Manager to plan, develop and implement a robust fundraising and communications program for our organization. 

Our vision is simple.  Everyone Fed.  Everyone Working.  Everyone Connected.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Fund Development and Communications Manager will be responsible for the following:

Fund Development:

  • Lead the development and implementation of an annual fundraising plan
  • Develop a capital fundraising plan for a new building project
  • Cultivate and grow individual and major donors
  • Expand agency business sponsorship program
  • Operationalize agency fundraising initiatives and events
  • Write and coordinate grants with the Executive Director
  • Plan and execute special events with Fundraising Committee
  • Work with 3rd parties to support their fundraising initiatives and events
  • Develop and implement donor stewardship
  • Manage donor database on an ongoing basis


  • Refine and implement agency communication plan to encourage support for agency work
  • Generate and execute communication strategy including digital engagement and content development
  • Build relationships and generate articles and media releases for local media and newspapers
  • Initiate strategic communications in alignment with fundraising goals
  • Generate fundraising and interpretive materials for specific audiences, including appeals, thank you letters, donor communications
  • Generate written materials as needed
  • Manage fund development and marketing budget
  • Work with local media for advertising, promotion, and news about program areas
  • Work with vendors on a regular basis
  • Manage all social media accounts, website, and digital engagement needs including content development, engagement, and analytics
  • Take photos and write stories for marketing purposes


  • Minimum 3 years fund development experience preferred
  • Demonstrated track record in non-profit fundraising including the development of individual giving, corporate engagement and event programs
  • Demonstrated knowledge of fundraising trends and successful fundraising strategies
  • Exceptional written and oral communications skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of effective communication and engagement strategies
  • Competency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, programs, 
  • Familiarity and knowledge of donor database programs
  • Graphic design skill a plus
  • Ability to relate effectively with diverse audiences, including Board members, major donors, foundation staff, media outlets and community audiences
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple tasks, problem solve and work as part of a cohesive and collaborative team
  • Valid Ontario Drivers licence and access to a vehicle

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