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Job Number:  42370
Community Development Assistant
Job Posted: Friday, 2 March 2018
Closing Date: Saturday, 31 March 2018
(85 days ago)
Ontario SPCA
Region: York / Durham area Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Stouffville Salary: (not entered)

The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA) is a registered charity with a Provincial Office in Stouffville and supports close to 50 Communities throughout Ontario. The following opportunity is available at the Provincial Education and Animal Centre in Stouffville.


Community Development Assistant (CDA) - PEAC

Full Time Contract Position – 1 Year Contract Position




As the CDA, you will have the opportunity to work at the Ontario SPCA’s flagship Education and Animal Centre (PEAC) to help change animals’ lives everyday through outreach and community engagement.  You will oversee our animal centre volunteer program, youth camps, future vet and humane education programs.  You will assist in the management of our large scale community and fundraising events at PEAC, including National Cupcake Day™ and the Friends for Life!™ Walk.  You will work with the Manager of Community Development and the Manager of PEAC to be responsible for developing and maintaining effective community relations and public awareness of PEAC through communication, education, special events, and fundraising initiatives. This immediate vacancy provides an opportunity for you to work with leaders in animal welfare to assist with facilitating key programs impacting PEAC’s commitment to improving the lives of animals within the community and across Ontario.



  • With the support of the PEAC Manager, ensures that all aspects of the Volunteer Program meet the requirements and needs of the Centre, including but not limited to volunteer recruitment, training, scheduling, recognition events, and reports
  • With the support of the PEAC Manager and Provincial Office, is directly responsible for ensuring that all operations of the youth camps offered through PEAC are properly planned, promoted, managed and executed
  • Oversees humane education in the centre including humane education tours of PEAC
  • Responsible for the rental of the education room for private parties, community and corporate groups and local schools
  • Assists with the planning, promotion, and implementation of any Ontario SPCA provincial campaigns and fundraising initiatives at PEAC, including National Cupcake Day, the Friends for Life Walk!, and monthly local outreach events
  • Assists the PEAC manager with acquisition and stewardship of partnerships with local organizations, schools, businesses, and service groups
  • Completes submissions for PEAC’s newsletter and social media and local communication articles as required
  • Follows policies and procedures set out by the Society and reports all incidents to his/her immediate supervisor immediately
  • Works in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations



  • May perform other Ontario SPCA position functions
  • Assists with recruiting, motivating and training taskforce committee volunteers for the Manager, Community Development, and the PEAC Manager and special event volunteers
  • Immediately reports all incidents of injury, property damage, absence of or failure of a protective device and/or equipment to the supervisor immediately
  • In the event of personal injury, works cooperatively with the PEAC manager to facilitate an early and safe return to work
  • Other duties as assigned




  • Experience coordinating and managing community fundraising and special events
  • Experience working in the not for profit sector for a minimum of one year
  • Demonstrated excellence in project development and management
  • Experience in creating educational itineraries and successfully completing educational programs, e.g. youth camps
  • Demonstrated volunteer motivation and management and leadership experience
  • Excellent communication, public speaking, interpersonal and customer service skills required
  • Must be highly self-motivated with strong planning and coordination skills
  • Must be a team player
  • Demonstrated commitment to animal welfare practices and philosophies
  • Must be flexible to work in various capacities as well as on weekends and evenings to meet the business needs of the centre
  • Ability to provide and maintain a clean Police Clearance Certificate including a Vulnerable Sector Search
  • Must have valid “G” drivers license
  • Must not have allergies limiting or affecting exposure to animals

 We thank all applicants for your interest in the Ontario SPCA however; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Ontario SPCA is proud to provide employment accommodation during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, please indicate this on your application and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs. For any questions, suggestions or required documents regarding accessibility in a different format, please contact us at 888-668-7722 or


How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please send your resume and cover letter in Word or PDF by March 31, 2018
Please quote “CDA Contract” in the subject line.
Contact Details:
Diana Marsilio-Apostoli, M.Sc.
Centre Manager, Ontario SPCA
Provincial Education & Animal Centre

www:   www.ontariospca.ca/index.php/about-us/employment.html

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