Job Posting 85903

Philanthropic Services Associate
Ottawa Community Foundation
Work From Home - Ottawa area
closed 48 days ago (Mon, 15 Aug)
full time  •  $50,000-$55,000

The Ottawa Community Foundation is a public, charitable organization created by and for the people of Ottawa. As the charity for charities, it leverages philanthropic resources to strengthen and empower the charitable sector in the National Capital Region and beyond. Through engaging philanthropy, strategic granting, social infrastructure building, and community leadership, we strive to create positive, systemic, and sustainable impact and provide an efficient, innovative, diverse, and inclusive giving experience for generous hearts and minds to craft their legacies.  

Role Summary

Reporting to the Manager, Philanthropic Services, the Associate works with the Philanthropic Services team to ensure timely, responsive outreach and reporting to achieve high donor satisfaction and meaningful community impact through a range of stewardship activities. This is a full-time Ottawa-based role in a collaborative fast-paced and dynamic organization. As an entry-level role it is geared to someone:  

  • Looking to make a difference
  • Possessing excellent communication and customer relations skills 
  • Seeking to grow professionally in the charitable sector


Working with direction from the Manager, Philanthropic Services, the Associate: 

  • Supports activities to establish new funds and/or steward existing funds.  
  • Filters, synthesizes, and organizes information for easy access by the Donor Engagement team. 
  • Works cross-functionally to assure timely reporting to donors and prospects and to respond to queries. 
  • Maintains records in the Ottawa Community Foundation’s database related to donors; prospective donors, and professional advisors. 
  • Supports the donor engagement team in researching grantmaking opportunities related to donors’ interests
  • Supports the implementation of key programs. 
  • Other duties as needed. 

Required Skills, Attributes, Competencies

  • Post-secondary education or a combination of education, experience, and knowledge. 
  • Experience working in a stakeholder-focused environment that requires tact, confidentiality, attention to detail, responsiveness, and flexibility.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills. 
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and take initiative under tight deadlines. 
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft 365 and ability to learn other systems. 
  • Solutions-oriented with an ability to work as a team in a remote context if required. 

Other Requirements

  • Bilingual in English and French (written and oral)
  • Residing in the National Capital Region


  • Experience working in a social impact organization, such as a non-profit, charity, community organization, or social enterprise.
  • Understanding and knowledge of the philanthropic sector


Salary range is $50,000 -$55,000

This is a full-time position (37.5 hours per week) with full benefits, annual paid leave, and employer RRSP contributions.


To apply

Please click the Apply Now button below to submit your application. Please include your resume and cover letter stating how you meet the requirements


The Ottawa Community Foundation encourages applications from all candidates who meet the eligibility criteria. Candidates who are Indigenous, Black, racialized, with disabilities, from gender and sexually diverse communities or with intersectional identities are encouraged to self-identify to further the Ottawa Community Foundation’s employment equity initiatives. 


Application Deadline: August 15, 2022, at 12:00p.m.


We appreciate all applications but will only contact candidates selected for an interview.


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