Thank you for your interest in joining our team! Check out the current job opportunities below, or learn how you can become a volunteer.

We do appreciate your interest in Toronto Wildlife Centre. Unfortunately, due to the anticipation of a high number of applications only candidates who qualify for an interview will be contacted. Please, no inquiries. Thank you for your understanding.

Administrative and Fundraising Support

Status: Permanent, full time
Location: Downsview Park with an expected move to the Rouge Park in 2018
Reports to: Operations Manager
Compensation: $33,000 (commensurate with experience)

Position Summary:

Since this person will typically be the first point of contact for our donors, the ideal candidate will need to be personable and friendly. Although this position is mostly focused on administrative duties, there are some entry level fundraising activities relating to individual donors which makes this a critical position in the centre’s fundraising efforts. Because the Administrative and Fundraising Support person will also play a key role by supporting the administrative and fundraising team, this person will need to have highly organised work habits, superior communication skills, scrupulous attention to detail, and strong computer skills; all essential to this position.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Communicating with donors by phone and by email; taking donation information, dealing with a wide range of inquiries, etc.
  • Maintaining donor records in our fundraising software; creating and updating records, processing donations, creating tax receipts, entering offline donation information, and creating bank deposit reports
  • Sending out thank you letters, tax receipts, thank you cards, and other forms of donor communications by mail and by email
  • Assisting in all aspects of regular mailings including newsletters and direct mail fundraising campaigns
  • Coordinating volunteers to assist with administrative tasks
  • Assisting with fundraising events and attending occasional events or off-site meetings, which may be outside normal work hours
  • Performing general administrative tasks such as photocopying, filing, and data entry
  • Assisting with other administrative and fundraising tasks as needed

Experience and Qualifications

  • Professional experience and/or educational background in fundraising and/or administration
  • Work or volunteer experience in a like organisation
  • Must be highly proficient with computers, including but not limited to Office suite

Skills and Abilities

  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Proven ability to multi-task in a busy environment, to work well under pressure, and to prioritise tasks appropriately while meeting time-sensitive demands
  • Exceptional organisational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; must be personable and have a good phone manner (customer service experience an asset)
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability and comfort with taking initiative and ownership of your work
  • Proficient in creative problem solving
  • Ability to work well with a team and independently
  • Genuine concern for and understanding of environmental and wildlife issues

Assets

Preferences may be given to candidates with the following:

  • Experience working with eTapestry or similar fundraising software
  • Experience in a customer service-focused setting
  • Strong writing skills

To apply

Please e-mail cover letter, resume and references to hr@torontowildlifecentre.com Attention: Shannon Brown and include “Administration Fundraising Support” in the subject line. We sincerely thank all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please no inquiries.

Development Manager

Status: Permanent, full time
Location: Downsview Park, including some off-site as needed, with an expected move to the Rouge Park in 2017
Reports to: Executive Director
Compensation: $50,000 to $60,000, commensurate with experience
Effective: As soon as possible

Position Summary:

We are seeking an experienced, talented and passionate individual to work with our small team of dedicated development staff as we begin this exciting year of change and opportunity.

Reporting to the Executive Director, and working closely with the new Capital Campaign Manager, the Development Manager will be an integral part of the fundraising team. With 2-4 direct reports, oversight of a variety of development channels, and working with all of the centre’s departments on development-related issues, this is a fast-paced and challenging role.

If you are a hard worker, a skilled and experienced fundraising professional, a strong leader, and committed to Toronto Wildlife Centre’s cause, this is the position for you!

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversight and participation in all TWC development channels including direct mail and other individual donor fundraising, major gifts, corporate fundraising, events, and on-line fundraising
  • Provide leadership to and work as part of the development team, managing 2 – 4 staff as well as development volunteers
  • Work with the Administrative manager and her team as it relates to fundraising
  • Work with all program areas of the centre to create a culture of philanthropy within the centre
  • Work with the Executive Director and development team to plan and implement fundraising strategies and targets
  • Work with communications staff to ensure that communications are consistent across all channels and that development opportunities are maximized
  • Work with the Executive Director and Capital Campaign Manager to ensure synergy and maximize opportunities between annual and capital fundraising initiatives
  • Identify, research and / or develop new opportunities as they present themselves
  • Create, implement and oversee a formal recognition and retention plan for supporters
  • Track and evaluate success of development initiatives and staff on an ongoing and annual basis
  • Work with the Executive Director, as well as development and communication staff, on TWC rebranding initiatives
  • Assist with other development-related tasks as required

Qualifications

  • University or college degree, preferably in fundraising or marketing
  • At least 5 years’ experience in fundraising with a non-profit organization using a variety of channels
  • Proven track record of developing communication and marketing plans with the aim to build long-term partnerships and relationships with donors and the community
  • Understanding of outreach methodologies and the ability to build relationships
  • At least 2 years’ experience managing staff
  • Highly organized and hardworking, strong leadership skills
  • Ability to work on many and varied projects without compromising quality or efficiency
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong computer skills, experience with Blackbaud products an asset

To apply

Toronto Wildlife Centre is a unique, busy and evolving organization; filled with exceptional people working towards a common goal. The demands are high and the rewards are great. If reading this job posting excites you, please get in touch!

Candidates who wish to apply should submit a cover letter and resume, as well as 3 references, to Nathalie Karvonen, Executive Director, by email at director@torontowildlifecentre.com. Only people selected for interviews will be contacted.

RVT – Wildlife Rehabilitator/Supervisor (Revised)

Status:  Full Time Contract

Location(s):  Downsview Park

Reports to:  Wildlife Rehabilitation Manager

Start Date:  Immediate

Compensation:  Starting at $31,000, commensurate with experience

Position Summary

The RVT-Wildlife Rehabilitator/Supervisor will coordinate and supervise a diverse team of wildlife rehabilitation personnel (staff, volunteers, interns, co-op students) and actively participate in daily wildlife medical and rehabilitation work.  The ideal candidate would be outgoing, energetic and creative and should have strong organizational and leadership skills.

As an experienced RVT, you will work closely with the Wildlife Rehabilitation Manager and the veterinary team to ensure that our wildlife patients continue to receive the highest standards of care, while also contributing to the training and ongoing education of personnel within established safety protocols.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and supervise wildlife rehabilitation personnel, overseeing all aspects of care from admission to release.
  • Ensure that work is carried out in a manner that maximizes human and animal safety, in compliance with established disease control and health and safety rules.
  • Assist with the coordination and development of the Wildlife Rehabilitation Program, including development of species/other protocols and guidelines and conducting research as needed.
  • Actively participate in continuing education and stay current in the field of wildlife rehabilitation.
  • Liaise and work collaboratively with other TWC staff and volunteers.
  • Perform initial examinations, technical and diagnostic procedures (taking/interpreting X-rays, hematological, cytological and fecal analyses) to stabilize incoming patients, and be responsible for creating treatment plans
  • Manage wounds, apply appropriate bandaging and splints; assist/implement euthanasia decisions according to written policies and procedures.
  • Work closely with staff veterinarians with veterinary/surgical procedures, anaesthetic induction/ monitoring and surgical assisting.
  • Act as a skilled veterinary technician when assessing patients with the veterinary team.
  • Prescribe and administer medical treatments, monitor and reassess treatment programs.
  • Maintain accurate patient records.

Mandatory Requirements

  • Be a graduate of an accredited Veterinary Technician program.
  • Have a minimum of 2 years’ clinical experience.
  • Experience managing and supervising staff.
  • Pre-exposure rabies vaccines and current protective blood titre levels.
  • Work is performed both inside and outside, requires: lifting, bending, carrying and other moderately strenuous activities.
  • Must be able to work cooperatively with people and provide guidance and instruction.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Some evenings, weekends and holidays will be required.
  • Exceptional problem-solving and conflict-resolution skills.
  • Proven ability to multi-task, work quickly, efficiently and calmly under stressful conditions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; basic computer skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work well with a large and varied team, both as a member and as a leader.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of or interest in natural history and behaviour of native wildlife species is essential.
  • No significant allergic reactions to wildlife food (may include nuts, seafood, etc.)

Assets

  • Previous experience working with native wildlife in a rehabilitation setting is preferred; other animal care experience is helpful, especially exotic species.
  • Experience managing and supervising staff and volunteers.
    Please submit a cover letter, resume and work references via e-mail (subject line: RVT-Supervisor) to Susan Porter, at hr@torontowildlifecentre.com.  We sincerely thank all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Toronto Wildlife Centre is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion.  Please, no inquiries.

Capital Campaign Assistant (Revised)

Status:  Full Time Contract

Location(s):  Downsview Park

Reports to:  Capital Campaign Manager

Start Date:  Immediate

Compensation:  TBD, commensurate with experience

Position Summary

The Capital Campaign Assistant will work closely with the Capital Campaign Manager and the Executive Director to help keep the capital campaign on schedule and to progress with a high level of visibility and momentum that engenders a sense of excitement and confidence in achieving the campaign goal.

Using exceptional organizational, interpersonal, written/oral communication and computer skills, you will support the Capital Campaign Manager and be responsible for daily administration of all aspects of a capital campaign:  prospect research, identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, writing, tracking information and organizing campaign events.

Responsibilities

  • Schedule meetings with prospective campaign donors and prepare information and proposal materials.
  • Follow up major donor meetings to ensure the donor is thanked appropriately and receives the materials or follow-up actions outlined at the meeting.
  • Support campaign and fundraising events as necessary; including planning, list management, mailings, day-of-event activities, follow-up.
  • Participate in some evenings/weekend and/or off-site meetings and events.
  • Ensure campaign-related progress reports, naming and recognition opportunities and prospect and donor lists are kept up to date.
  • Ensure that prospect and donor records in the eTapestry database are populated with all activity pertaining to the prospect and donor
  • Conduct research to identify/qualify prospective donors.
  • Collaborate with volunteers and other TWC staff to assist with administrative and fundraising tasks as needed.

Requirements

  • Minimum of 2 years’ fundraising experience
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; must be personable and have a good phone manner
  • Proven ability to multi-task in a busy environment, to work well under pressure, and to prioritize tasks appropriately while meeting time-sensitive demands
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability and comfort with taking initiative and ownership of work
  • Proficient in creative problem-solving

Assets

  • Experience working with eTapestry or other fundraising software
  • Experience in a customer service-focused setting
  • Experience and/or knowledge of major gift and capital campaign fundraising
  • Work or volunteer experience in a like organization
  • Membership in AFP or similar organization
  • Genuine concern for and understanding of environmental and wildlife issues

To apply: Please e-mail cover letter, resume and references to hr@torontowildlifecentre.com; include “Capital Campaign Assistant” in the subject line, and address to Jayne Kozovski. We sincerely thank all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Toronto Wildlife Centre is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion.  Please, no inquiries.

Public Engagement and Outreach Assistant (2 positions)

Status:  4-month contract, full-time (40 hours, 4 days/week, alternating weekends required) beginning late April

Location(s):  Toronto Wildlife Centre – Downsview Park, 60 Carl Hall Rd, Unit 4

Reports to:  Education and Outreach Manager

Compensation:  $11.25/hour

Position Summary

Working alongside the Wildlife Hotline team, the Public Engagement and Outreach Assistant is a first point-of-contact for people visiting TWC. You will be responsible for assisting and educating people who bring sick, injured and orphaned wild animals to the wildlife centre for care. You will converse with members of the public about their wild patient and respond to any questions they have, educate visitors on common issues affecting wild species, act on opportunities to further engage people in helping wildlife, and direct people to wildlife-friendly options for home, school and work. You will also provide updates to callers requesting feedback on the patient they admitted via telephone and assist with fundraising through preparing individual mailings and other projects as necessary.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Complete admission forms for sick, injured and orphaned patients as they arrive at TWC
  • Engage visitors in TWC’s education area and patient viewing hallway
  • Converse with visitors to help them understand the work TWC undertakes, our role as a charity and any concerns they may have
  • Provide and/or direct visitors to information for further learning (e.g brochures, website, books, etc.)
  • Provide telephone updates on status of wild patients to callers
  • Prepare individualized letters people who have brought an animal to TWC for donation solicitation
  • Support Wildlife Hotline staff during peak periods

Experience and Qualifications

  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Superior customer relations skills
  • Strong ability to multi-task and handle fast-paced environment
  • Effective communicator and listener with ability to identify opportunities for further engagement and learning
  • Compassion, sound judgement and capability to deal with emotionally difficult situations
  • Competence in using a database and other web-based functions
  • Genuine concern for and understanding of environmental and wildlife issues
  • Ability to work well with a team and independently
  • Available to work on a rotating schedule, including alternating weekends

Assets

  • Degree or enrollment in post-secondary institution in education, fundraising or environmental fields
  • Experience working/volunteering in customer service, fundraising, education or crisis management setting
  • Knowledge of native wildlife in Ontario
  • Familiarity with medical knowledge and terminology

To apply: Please e-mail cover letter, resume and references to hr@torontowildlifecentre.com with subject line “Public Engagement and Outreach Assistant.” Attention Shannon Brown. Due to high number of expected applicants, only those individuals who qualify for an interview will be contacted. No inquiries please.