Job Posting 83075

Development Coordinator
Cambridge & District Humane Society
Southern Ontario
closed 7 days ago (Fri, 20 May)
part time - temp / contract

Part-time Development Coordinator Job Description


Hours: 8:30 – 4:30 pm (3 days/week). This may become a full-time position based on organizational needs.

Term: One year contract with the option for renewal based on organizational need, budget and performance. 

Reports to the Executive Director:


Position Summary:

The Development Coordinator is engaged in all aspects of the organization’s fundraising, communications (marketing, and outreach) & development efforts with an expertise on social media content development. Their role is to work with the Executive Director to liaise with prospective donors and steward existing donor relations, ensuring visibility and a positive community reputation for the organization.


Through exceptional project management skills and creative and detailed fundraising initiatives they will be responsible for retaining existing fundraising revenue and securing new revenue streams for sustainable operations.


Responsibilities and Duties (but not limited to):



  • Design, create and oversee the production of electronic communications for social media and external platforms
  • Creation of video content for social media and presentations.
  • Communications: social media savvy, managing the bi-annual Newsletter layout and production as well as experience using design software e.g., Canva, or Publisher.
  • Community meetings with other partners as required.

Fundraising/Donor Stewardship

  • Development and execution of Annual Giving programs.
  • Working with the Executive Director to develop donor stewardship strategies.
  • Coordinating major fundraising campaigns, planned giving campaigns, and other special projects.
  • Work with Executive Director re: planning and tactics for strengthening stakeholder relationships.
  • Build and maintain positive volunteer and community partnerships in support of 3rd party events).

Volunteer Management

  • Community Relations and volunteer management experience. Ensure appropriate recognition is provided to all Volunteers, Donors, Sponsors and other supporters.
  • Recruit, screen and develop an appropriate mix of administrative and event volunteers to support programs and events
  • Conduct volunteer training prior to events


  • Provide administrative support and assist in the development and implementation of special projects.
  • Data entry (accuracy and consistency is critical) and issuing tax receipts (Basic Funder software).
  • Project Management: event planning and execution. Monitoring expenses to budget and reporting on financial results. Assist the Executive Director as required with community presentations, speaking engagements.
  • Respond to general inquiries

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Post-secondary education in Marketing & Communications, Fundraising, Public Relations or equivalent with relevant work experience.
  • Minimum of two years related communications and marketing experience in a non-profit environment preferred.
  • Knowledge of project management, strategic communications planning, fundraising principles, and targeted message development.
  • Demonstrated ability in using MS Office programs at an intermediate/advanced level, scanning software, and working knowledge of basic web design and tools; Experience with WordPress and advanced user with existing and emerging new social media tools.
  • Excellent communications skills, verbal and written; ability to communicate messages in a professional and engaging manner.
  • An excellent writer, with superior proofreading and editing skills.
  • Detail oriented, extremely well organized, multi-tasking and project management skills, demonstrated ability to prioritize and resolve conflicting demands and deadlines, and work independently and as part of a team.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, as well as tact, diplomacy and professionalism.
  • Well-developed relationship building skills and the ability to establish rapport.
  • Analytical and problem-solving abilities to research and present information.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a highly confidential environment with constant communications between the leadership team, and to maintain confidentiality and discretion.
  • Outgoing, adaptable, self-motivated, and a strategic thinker with fresh ideas and an enthusiastic approach to their work.
  • Ability to work flexible hours when required, but typically the hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
  • Valid Driver’s License with reliable transportation is required.
  • Successful candidates must provide a satisfactory Criminal Background Check prior to commencing employment.
  • It is a condition of employment that employees provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the start date of employment.





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