Development Officer

Working in collaboration with the Fundraising Team, the Development Officer will provide leadership in the planning, coordination, and evaluation of ONDP’s Union and Organizational giving platform. Working with internal staff and volunteer committees, the Officer is the principal conduit in which all relevant communications are handled. 

Working in collaboration with the Fundraising Team, the Development Officer will provide leadership in the planning, coordination, and evaluation of ONDP’s Union and Organizational giving platform. Working with internal staff and volunteer committees, the Officer is the principal conduit in which all relevant communications are handled.

RELATIONSHIPS:

Reports to: Lead Fundraising Executive

Day-to-Day Direction: Data Entry Personnel

Other internal contacts: Fundraising Team, Provincial office staff, Executive Committee members

External contacts: Volunteers, community members, organizational leadership (unions, etc.)

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:

Reporting to the Lead Fundraising Executive, the Development Officer works closely with key external constituents – primarily former union and corporate donors – to develop a strategy for giving within the current, legislation governing donations. In this capacity, the Development Officer will also work closely with the professional staff, Executive Committee and volunteers of the ONDP. The Development Officer role is integral to the ONDP in meeting its development and fundraising objectives. The duties include, but are not limited to:  

Create strategies for donor acquisition, development, and stewardship, specifically through large organizational structures (i.e., unions). 

Serve as a primary contact with all donors emanating from unions and other organizations.

Work with management towards building and achieving fundraising goals and the development of annual marketing plan geared towards this constituency.

Coordinate and implement the donor stewardship strategy and plans.  

Analyze donor data and trends, generate reports from the donor database and prepare reports.

Work with the Administrative Support Officer to manage the donor database and to handle administrative aspects of donor relations.

Qualifications:

A track record developing fundraising plans and meeting objectives

A university degree or post-secondary education and 3 - 5+ years of established success in fundraising.

Fundraising database experience including Raiser's Edge is critical.

Ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects in a fast paced environment

Deep attention to detail and excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

Superb organizational skills and ability to meet multiple and competing priorities

Proficient in Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Ability to work as part of a team and independently with minimal direction/supervision

Hold valid driver's license and willing to use personal vehicle for work-related travel

Demonstrated success in the identification, evaluation, cultivation, stewardship and solicitation of monthly and major gifts.

Experience creating and developing briefing notes and associated fundraising proposals and correspondence.

Flexibility to work some evenings/weekends as required

Recognized professional fundraising certification or equivalent considered an asset

Experience working with, knowledge of, and network within union communities and institutions considered an asset

Consideration may be given to an equivalent combination of education and experience

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA:

Ability to keep current with trends in fundraising strategy in support of ONDP and personal professional development by participating in conferences, workshops and other training opportunities

Ability to bring energy, creativity and community relations expertise that will make a substantial impact on ONDP fundraising efforts while enhancing the image and positive relationships of the ONDP

Express a genuine interest in the welfare of Ontarians, congruent values with the ONDP’s vision, a strong commitment to the fundraising goals of the party.

Entrepreneurial skills, the ability to multi-task, and a proven ability to meet goals are core requirements to ensure a professional execution of all related projects.

Must be a team player, and have the ability to work with a diverse group of individuals (ranging from ONDP executive, high-end donors, community members, staff and volunteers), work in a team environment and be self motivated.


The Ontario NDP supports employment equity. Racialized workers, women, Aboriginal workers, LGBTQTS workers, young workers, Francophone workers, and workers with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Salary: $62-64k/annum, subject to article 5.01-1, level 5 of the Collective Agreement.

Send resume, cover letter to: Applications (including resume, cover letter and relevant references) should be sent by e-mail to the attention of Paulanne Jushkevich, Lead Fundraising Executive, paulannej@ontariondp.ca. Please include the job title in the subject line.

Deadline to apply: 5pm, Monday, July 31, 2017

Note: Only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted