Job Posting 77222

Fund Development Coordinator
Hopewell Children's Homes Inc.
Southern Ontario
Guelph, Ontario
closes in 33 days (Fri, 31 Dec)
full time  •  $48,318.40 - $59,654.40

Fund Development Coordinator


About Hopewell

Our Vision:  A community where all people can reach their full potential in supportive and caring environments.

Our Mission: Enrich the lives of individuals with a range of physical and developmental abilities to experience a full life.

Core Values: Transparency | Innovation | Excellence | Person Centred | Accountability


Hopewell is a not-for-profit registered charity governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.  Hopewell was established outside of Guelph, Ontario in Ariss in 1983 by John and Johanna Oosterhuis as a goodwill gesture to help families manage support for their child.  The support these families needed was not typical supports but centered around help for their child who had either developmental disabilities and/or other medical challenges.  The agency has grown significantly since then and we now have administrative space plus 7 homes where we provide support - we serve over 500 families a year!  Our services fit into three pillars:  Respite, Recreational and Residential and we have a solid reputation for providing exceptional service to the individuals we support and their families.  We are funded by the Ministry of Children’s Community and Social Servies and are looked to by the Ministry to expand our supports to be able to serve more individuals in our community.


Our unique culture and well-deserved reputation for extraordinary staff and exceptional care have allowed Hopewell to increase its ability to serve more individuals requiring care and support. 



About the opportunity


Hopewell is seeking a Fund Development Coordinator who will support a comprehensive fund development plan that identifies philanthropic and strategic priorities for Hopewell. 

You belong at Hopewell if:

  • You have a passion for making a difference in the lives of persons with disabilities
  • You are a relationship builder
  • You have a knack for influencing others to share your passion

As the Fund Development Coordinator, you will be a key player in Hopewell’s fund development initiatives.  You will also have the opportunity to unleash your creative side by creating “attention grabbing” messages, visuals and social media content that tell the “story of Hopewell” and the impact that our programs and services have in the community.

This is a great opportunity for the right person.  You will be both passion driven and patient, innovative and organized and curious in searching out creative ways of fundraising for Hopewell.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Under the direction of the Executive Director, assist in developing a comprehensive fund development plan that encompasses philanthropic goals, prospect identification and research, donor cultivation, solicitation, stewardship and recognition. Assist in developing and implementing campaign strategies, priorities and objectives.
  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, develop communication plans, and systems, and processes that supports Hopewell’s fund development plans. These could include solicitation packages for events or major campaigns, stewardship reports, newsletters, social media campaigns, solicitation letters, donor recognition events and any other form of communication, as required.
  • Build relationships with community sponsors, listeners and supporters while raising money through a variety of channels including direct mail, digital marketing, and events.
  • Assist in writing grant proposals, case for support and other fund development materials.
  • Ensure the ongoing success of fund development events through sponsorship acquisition and fulfillment of benefits.
  • Assist in generating creative and compelling content for Hopewell’s social media platforms to garner exposure for Hopewell
  • Research and maintain a donor prospect list and active pipeline of quality prospects with tailored cultivation and solicitation strategies


Attributes And Qualifications You Have

  • Minimum post-secondary education from an accredited university or college combined with at least three (3) years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A demonstrated interest and passion in Hopewell’s mission and programs supporting individuals with a developmental disability.
  • Solid understanding of fundraising readiness and execution
  • Demonstrated competency with donor management systems
  • Engaging, dynamic and able to positively influence others
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills
  • Creative writing style that will contribute to effective development materials and correspondence.
  • Excellent relationship-building and interpersonal skills
  • Deadline-oriented, with demonstrated ability to take responsibility for projects and complete them in a timely manner.
  • Flexibility to attend evening/weekend events as required.
  • Valid Class G Driver’s License with reliable vehicle to travel for work related purposes.
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check with vulnerable sector screening is required.




Hopewell strives to be an inclusive and safe space for all, and to accurately reflect the diversity of the various stakeholders that we serve. We strongly encourage expressions of interest from people who are members of marginalized and/or underserved/underrepresented communities, especially individuals who identify with: First Nations, Metis, or Inuit, or people of colour; diverse gender and sexual identities (including LGBTQ2+); people living with dis/ability.

Successful applicants will be required to submit to a Police Records Check at the vulnerable sector level as part of the offer process.

No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Hopewell offers accommodations for applicants with disabilities. If you are contacted by us regarding this position, please advise if you require accommodations.


We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in employment with Hopewell.  We would like to inform our applicants that only those candidates selected for interview consideration will be contacted.



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