Job Posting 75282

Chief Development Officer
Caledon Community Services
Halton / Peel area
closes in 19 days (Fri, 8 Oct)
full time

Position Details:  Occasional evening/weekends required, a mix of work from home and office.

Location:  18 King Street East, Bolton, ON 

Deadline to Apply: October 8, 2021

Compensation:  Competitive compensation and full benefits package.


Agency Overview: Within our own five community service locations, six Peel Living buildings, and throughout the entirety of the Town of Caledon, Caledon Community Services (CCS) helps shape the future of a caring and engaged Caledon community. We turn 50 this year! Our programs address community needs in an increasingly diverse GTA community. CCS is home to Caledon’s only accessible transportation program, the Exchange Community Hub that includes food supports and a range of activities, the Caledon Specialist Clinic, and personal support services for seniors. We offer settlement services, language classes for newcomers and comprehensive employment services for job seekers and local businesses. We provide paid training programs for Caledon youth as well as exciting internships and volunteer opportunities. Finally, we open our doors to the community daily within our two retail shopping destinations that support all of our programs. The breadth of our services makes for compelling opportunities for our Chief Development Officer to attract new friends and raise support for our work.   Learn more at


Our Customer Service Vision:  Making it Easy to Ask, Participate and Give

Caledon Community Services is looking for a Chief Development Officer to provide leadership to our team of fund development and event planning professionals while working closely with our Communications team and Program Directors.


We’re seeking an all-star with a strong track record in fund development

to provide strategy and leadership to our organization.


Position Overview: The Chief Development Officer (CDO) oversees and executes fundraising strategies, cultivates new donors and retains existing ones by building a culture of appreciation and philanthropy. The CDO is our leader in attracting support to grow our services.


Position Accountabilities

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and working closely with Divisional Directors, you set annual fund development activities and targets and build relationships with key stakeholders.



  • Analyze the strengths and opportunities of current fundraising strategies including goals/targets, processes, resources and fundraising staff performance;
  • Recommend and develop campaigns and events that align with our community’s philanthropy and our strategic plan; bring CCS’ fundraising to levels of excellence in their processes and outcomes;
  • Provide expertise and work closely with the CEO to develop short term (1 year) and longer term (3 years) fundraising and donor engagement strategies;
  • Develop and oversee annual fundraising plans and budgets;
  • Manage and mentor fundraising staff and volunteers, inspiring them to meet deliverables, embrace new challenges and grow professionally;
  • Design initiatives to recruit and engage fundraising volunteers;
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with various fundraising/event committee volunteers, particularly those who may have a higher profile within the Caledon community;
  • Promote and maintain a professional image of CCS to individuals, businesses, organizations and all other agency stakeholders;
  • Provide the CEO, Board of Directors and Senior Management with regular progress reports on fundraising and donor engagement strategies including on-going analyses of processes, results and recommendations for improvements;
  • Build and develop a Major Gifts pipeline that includes positive professional relationships and stewardship processes with high-profile individuals, businesses and organizations;
  • Work closely with the Director, Communications and Marketing, to ensure fundraising activities and events align with CCS’ key messaging and communication standards;
  • Work closely with the Director of Finance and Infrastructure to ensure the integrity of all donations, records and operational budgets;
  • Adhere to policy and CRA legislation governing charitable organizations;
  • Ensure the accuracy, maintenance and confidentiality of fundraising database;
  • Work with Senior Management to implement program-specific events supporting CCS services;
  • Act as Interim CEO as required;
  • Other duties as assigned by the CEO.

Qualification Criteria


-Degree/Diploma in Fundraising, Marketing/Communications, Business or an equivalent combination of education and experience;

-Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) designation (or working toward) an asset;

-Minimum 3 years related experience in fund development, ideally in the not-for-profit sector;

-Supervisory experience an asset.


Skills Required

  • Project management from concept to production in fund development campaigns/events;
  • Excellence in stakeholder relations;
  • Team work that builds great customer experiences;
  • Social media proficiency;
  • Strong understanding of CRA rules that guide charitable organizations;
  • Effective Communicator:  strong verbal and written communication skills including public speaking, grant writing and development of event/campaign resources;
  • Strategic leadership, people-management, coaching and mentoring skills;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft 365 and Donor Perfect;
  • Understanding and use of monthly financials; adjust in real time as required;
  • Flexible hours as needed.


We thank all interested applicants. Only those selected to attend an interview will be contacted. CCS is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals from diverse groups including Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientation or gender identity and other grounds identified under the Ontario Human Rights Code.  CCS will provide information and/or accommodation pertaining to this job posting and/or the recruitment process in an accessible manner upon request.

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