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Job Number:  41622
Sr Coordinator, Tides Canada Foundation (TCF)
Job Posted: Saturday, 3 February 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 16 March 2018
(66 days ago)
Tides Canada Foundation
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Toronto Metro area Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver or Toronto Salary: $42,000 - $48,000 dependent on relevant experience and qualifications

Sr Coordinator, Tides Canada Foundation (TCF)

Full Time, Permanent

Vancouver or Toronto Office

Starting as soon as possible



Tides Canada is dedicated to a healthy environment, social equity,

and economic prosperity for all Canadians.


The Opportunity

Are you passionate about the environment and a just Canadian society? Do you enjoy supporting others to foster success? Do you have a passion for supporting teams to achieve significant results? If so, this position at Tides Canada is for you.


Tides Canada is seeking an experienced administrative professional to provide direct support for our Development and Strategic Program teams to advance organization and program development.



About Tides Canada


From Canada’s big cities to its remote land, waters, and rural communities, Tides Canada provides uncommon solutions for the common good. Our mission is to help Canadians secure a healthy environment in ways that promote social equity and economic prosperity.


As a national charity, Tides Canada recognizes the complex environmental and social problems that we face in Canada today. That’s why we provide strategy, expertise, and tools to ensure changemakers can get from vision to impact. We partner with a growing movement of philanthropists, foundations, businesses, and governments to accelerate and amplify positive change.


From our shared platform, which enables a community of projects to share important administrative resources so more time and money goes towards impact, to our in-house strategic programs that deliver sophisticated grantmaking strategies in partnership with donors and local communities—Tides Canada is the partner for change. Join us in building a better Canada.



The Position


The Senior Coordinator, TCF plays a key contributing role for Tides Canada Foundation providing administrative support to the Development and Strategic Programs teams. The role provides a high-level of ongoing support for fundraising activities and is an integral part of both the Development and program operations teams. The Senior Coordinator, TCF will report to the Director, Shared Platform.


Primary duties and Responsibilities:


Fundraising Support

  • Coordinates the submission of proposals and related documents for Tides Canada Foundation funding applications
  • Coordinates the submission of reports to funders and related documents, as required by the funders
  • Maintains the database and documentation of gifts awarded to Tides Canada Foundation, including setting milestones for reporting deadlines, sending reminders to relevant staff, and ensuring payment milestones are accurately documented for forecasting purposes
  • Maintains the database of all Tides Canada Foundation revenue types (Solutions for Social Good, Restricted, Unrestricted etc.) appropriate documentation
  • Maintains ongoing data integrity by inputting contact information of incoming prospects and updating contact information of current fund holders and donors
  • Acts as back-up support for the Donor Advised Fund Program to ensure fund records hold accurate and complete information including contact information, fund roles
  • Acts as the back-up Administrator for the Donor Advised Fund and International Giving Program
  • Works across the Tides Canada teams on ongoing improvements of systems, processes, and resource allocations
  • Reviews and summarizes award agreement requirements for Program and/or Development Leads. Facilitate administrative requirements of award agreements (e.g. authorized signature and insurance certificates)
  • Provides administrative support to the Donor Advised Fund Portal, liaising with fund holders to trouble shoot problems and provide solutions as needed
  • Develop knowledge and skill set to be an integral member of the Development team
  • Actively participate in program operations team, including establishing processes that work across Tides Canada teams, ensuring consistency of process and being able to provide vacation coverage for Senior TCI Coordinator


Management Support

  • Maintain business analysis tools for statistical data
  • Support Director, Development in the coordination of reports and materials for quarterly financial reports as well as the Board and Committee meetings


Secondary duties and Responsibilities:


Operational Improvements

  • Be alert to, and cultivate the exchange of, information/ideas between Tides Canada teams and to improve effectiveness and efficiency
  • Assist with special projects
  • Work with the Finance and Information Systems teams on identifying arising database issues and collaborative developing solutions that support Tides Canada as a whole
  • Training of other team members as required





  • Bachelors degree in business, social or environmental sciences, or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum 2-3 years related work experience 
  • Combination of education and work experience that reflects interest and aptitude in both administration and social inclusion or environmental conservation issues
  • Demonstrated flexibility and initiative in uncovering innovative ways to serve staff and clients’ needs
  • Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Demonstrated professionalism and ability to communicate and manage critical information with professionalism and discretion
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment




  • Experience with Salesforce
  • Experience in a non-profit environment and/or experience in fundraising or sales pipeline management
  • Demonstrated initiative, creativity, and commitment to continuous improvements in efficiency and effectiveness
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to manage priorities with short timelines
  • Committed to accuracy and attention to detail


Salary and Staff Benefits:  Salary of $42,000 - $48,000 dependent on relevant experience and qualifications. Our competitive benefits package includes health and dental insurance, an Employee Assistance Program, transit reimbursement, RRSP contribution, committed colleagues, a culture of innovation, and the sense of accomplishment that comes from helping to create a more just and sustainable world.



How to Apply:  Together with your resume, please forward a cover letter which includes your responses to the following questions:


  1. What interests you most about this position? How did you hear about it?
  2. Why are you looking for a change?
  3. Briefly tell us how your skills and experiences are a good fit for this position.
  4. Tell us about a challenge you were able to meet through great administration.
  5. Please indicate which location you are applying for (Toronto or Vancouver).


 Thank you.


Please send your resume and the cover letter with your responses to the above questions to

by February 16, 2018. Thank you.



Tides Canada is strongly committed to creating a diverse workplace environment and

we welcome and encourage applications from the communities we serve.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


Tides Canada will provide accommodation during all steps of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. Please advise us if you need any accommodation.




Our sincere appreciation to all those expressing interest in the position, however,

only those applicants invited for an interview will be contacted.  Thank you for your interest!


No phone calls or recruiters please

How to Apply:
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Please see Job Description
Contact Details:

www:   tidescanada.org/

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