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Fundraising Coordinator - Waterfront Toronto

Mar 02, 2021
Toronto, Ontario

Position: Fundraising Coordinator

Term: Part time, 6-month contract

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Reporting to: Executive Director, Philanthropy

The Organization: Waterfront Toronto

Waterfront Toronto was established by the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario and the City of Toronto in 2001 to oversee and lead the renewal of the city’s waterfront. Our mandate is to deliver a revitalized waterfront that brings together the most innovative approaches to sustainable urban development, excellence in design, real estate development, and leading technology infrastructure. Working with stakeholders, and with public and private-sector partners, Waterfront Toronto creates neighbourhoods anchored by parks and public spaces, and diverse, sustainable, mixed-use communities that offer a high quality of life for residents, employees, and visitors alike. We are transforming the waterfront for the use and enjoyment of the people of Toronto, Ontario and Canada, to foster economic growth and to redefine how the city, province and country are perceived by the world.

The Opportunity: Fundraising Coordinator

Waterfront Toronto is seeking a rigorous, diligent and inquisitive Fundraising Coordinator to join the recently created Philanthropy team. This team is a recent start-up and will be responsible for generating philanthropic support for a variety of urban revitalization projects in the designated waterfront area. Currently in progress is a “case for support”, prospect research, and securing appropriate authorities and volunteer leadership to proceed to fundraising.

Key responsibilities:

  • Identification and collation of prospect information in a ranked list from a wide variety of resources.
  • Independently conduct extensive internet research on potential prospects, along with other research tools.
  • Maintain records in an organized manner to eventually be deposited into a fundraising database.
  • Administrative support scheduling committee meetings and other activities.
  • Other duties to support the philanthropy department as required.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education in a related field – or a combination of comparable skills and experience.
  • Experience working in a fundraising ‘back office’ (e.g. advancement services) where principal/major gifts was a priority. 
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Demonstrated proficiency working with computer applications on a Windows platform (Word, Excel, Power Point, electronic mail/scheduling, internet).
  • Experience working with prospect research and the production of ranked (scored) prospect lists.
  • Previous experience working with fundraising databases (ideally Raisers’ Edge or Salesforce) is an asset.
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills and demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple and changing demands.
  • Exemplary attention to detail with excellent planning, organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated commitment to, and understanding of, the mission and values of charitable fundraising teams.

Salary: We offer a competitive salary.

Application Process:

Candidates should email their resume and cover letter, together in one (1) PDF document to:  quoting File #21-03, no later than March 2, 2021.

Waterfront Toronto is committed to representing the diversity of the city of Toronto on our team by fostering a positive and progressive workforce. We will provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment.  We are also committed to providing accommodations for applicants with disabilities. If you require a specific accommodation because of a disability or a medical need, please let us know so that, subject to measures constituting undue hardship, the appropriate accommodations can be in place throughout the selection process.

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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