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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.

Fundraising Development Manager

Status: Full-time, Permanent
Location: Downsview Park, including some off-site as needed
Reports to: Executive Director
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Effective: Immediately

Position Summary

This role requires an experienced, talented and passionate individual to work with our small team of dedicated development staff during this exciting time of change and opportunity.

Reporting to the Executive Director, and working closely with the Capital Campaign Manager, the Development Manager will be an integral part of the fundraising team.  With 5+ 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 online fundraising
  • Inspired leadership of the development team, managing 5+ staff as well as development volunteers
  • Collaboration with the Administrative Manager and her team as it relates to fundraising
  • Collaboration with all program areas to create a culture of philanthropy within the Centre
  • Work in partnership with the Executive Director and development team to plan and implement fundraising strategies and targets
  • Collaboration with communications staff to ensure that communications are consistent across all channels and that development opportunities are maximized
  • Work in partnership with the Executive Director and Capital Campaign Manager to ensure synergy and to 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

Qualifications

  • College degree in fundraising or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 5 years’ successful experience in fundraising with a non-profit organization using a variety of channels
  • Proven track record of developing fundraising and communication 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
  • Previous people management experience
  • CFRE designation or working towards CFRE designation considered an asset
  • 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

Candidates should submit a cover letter and current resume to hr@torontowildlifecentre.com; include Fundraising Development Manager in the subject line and address to Nathalie Karvonen. 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.

Human Resources Specialist

Status:  Part-time, 1 Year Contract

Location(s):  Currently located at Downsview Park with plans to move to the Rouge Park area in 2019

Reports to:  Operations Manager

Compensation: $20 per hour (commensurate on experience)

Position Summary

In this newly created role, the Human Resources Specialist will provide the organization with comprehensive support across a wide scope of HR functions including recruitment, retention, performance management, resource planning, employee manual, policy updates, and general HR administration duties.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supporting the recruitment function including drafting job descriptions, posting vacancies, screening resumes, scheduling interviews, participating in interviews, preparing offer letters, and coordinating new hire orientations
  • Providing support and direction on performance management, development issues, retention, and conflict resolution
  • Resource planning and coordination
  • Assisting in the development of the Employee Manual
  • Working in collaboration with the management team to ensure accurate updating of all organizational policies, and creating new policies as appropriate
  • Ensuring accurate employee file records
  • Assist with training and continuing education
  • Other Human Resources related duties as required

Requirements

  • A degree or diploma in Business; Human Resources desgination
  • Minimum 3 years progressive experience in Human Resources
  • Good knowledge of current employment legislation and trends
  • Ability to multi-task in a busy environment and to prioritise tasks appropriately while meeting time-sensitive demands
  • Exceptional organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills combined with strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to take 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

To apply: Please e-mail cover letter, resume to hr@torontowildlifecentre.com attention: Shannon Brown and include “Human Resources Specialist” in the subject line. We sincerely thank all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please no inquiries.