Interim Manager, Fund Development and Communications
- Job Type
- Contract / Full Time
- Job Level
- Toronto, ON
- Impact Area
- Community & Social Services
- Impact Category
- Company Type
About this position
The generosity of our loyal donors is central to PARC’s success and supports our ability to offer the programs and services that our Members need to support their personal recovery. We are looking for that unique individual who possesses impeccable integrity, is a good listener, has the ability to motivate, cares about people, is energetic, loves the work and has an entrepreneurial spirit to be our Interim Manager, Fund Development and Communications. If this sounds like you, and you want to join the leadership team of an organization that puts people first, values your expertise, invests in your future through professional development opportunities and offers robust benefits including a defined benefit pension plan then read further for more details and apply today!
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Interim Manager, Fund Development & Communications is responsible for creating, developing, and implementing the fundraising and communication plan to achieve the organization’s strategic goals and objectives. They are PARC’s chief fundraising strategist, responsible for the growth and diversification of revenues through the development and implementation of grants, major gifts, planned giving, special events, and other fundraising programs. They work closely with PARC’s leadership team, and support employees and key volunteers in the identification, cultivation, solicitation of sponsors, and stewardship of major gift prospects and donors.
The incumbent in this position is supported in their work by the Resource Development Committee of the Board of Directors. Occasionally, work is required outside of regular office hours.
Strategy and Operations
- Responsible for the planning, design and implementation of annual fundraising and communication/marketing plan to achieve the organization’s strategic goals and objectives
- Participates in the development and ongoing implementation of PARC’s Strategic Plan
- Develops and maintains effective working relationships with funders, donors, and community partners
- Provides leadership and operations management for the Fund Development and Communications portfolio, to ensure that programs and services are high quality, reflective of PARC’s values and aligned with PARC’s mission, vision, and strategic plan
- Cultivates a healthy, engaging, and safe workplace
- Represents PARC at events and makes presentations to service clubs, corporations, foundations, faith, and donor groups in a manner that reflects PARC’s values, is aligned with PARC’s mission, vision and strategy and enhances PARC’s public image
- Ensures that effective, respectful, and productive inter-departmental relationships and communication channels are established and maintained
- Develops and monitors internal fundraising policies and procedures to ensure alignment with leading practices
- Ensures compliance with regulatory requirements including CRA, Privacy legislation, Fundraising Code of Ethical Principles and Standards, and the Donors Bill of Rights
- Participates in evaluation processes to ensure continual improvement and cost efficiency for all fundraising and communication initiatives
- Responsible for the development and growth of revenue streams reflective of grants, major gifts, planned giving, special events, and annual campaigns including an internal United Way, employee, and Board campaign
- Supports key volunteers and employees in the identification, cultivation and solicitation and stewardship of grants, major gifts prospects and donors.
- Researches and prepares proposals for foundations, corporations, and government agencies that align with the mission and strategic plan directions
- Researches and pursues new sources of funding, including donations in kind, to support program initiatives
- Responsible for full-cycle funder/donor management to ensure timely completion of deliverables, development and adherence to financial budgets, and fulfillment of reporting requirements (quarterly/annual/ad-hoc)
- Oversees design and implementation of donor appreciation programs.
- Oversees the maintenance and accuracy of a comprehensive donor database, including issuance of receipts and acknowledgement systems.
- Oversees the content of PARC’s website and social media platforms (LinkedIn, Twitter).
- Supports the work of the committees engaged in fundraising/communications activities.
- Attendance at PARC Board meetings as requested.
- A relevant undergraduate education in a professional discipline pertinent to the role function and/or an equivalent combination of education and relevant progressive experience, with a minimum of 3 years working as a fundraising professional with demonstrated performance in grant writing, major gifts, annual campaigns, planned giving and digital communications work.
- CFRE certification and membership in AFP are considered an asset.Outgoing with excellent networking skills and proven ability to motivate and support volunteers, stakeholders and connect well with donors.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, DonorPerfect database management system.
- Experience with Adobe apps (Publisher, inDesign) and social media/WordPress applications is considered an asset.
- Experience in the design, development, and management of programs including accountability for operational budgets.
- Strong understanding of and commitment to working within community development, anti-oppression, and anti-racist frameworks, including current issues and trends and the role that community-based organizations contribute to local neighbourhoods.
- Understanding of the systemic nature of oppression, particularly the intersection of race, gender, sexuality, and class. Knowledge of the application of recovery principles, Member-centered, harm reduction, trauma-informed and anti-oppression practices. This position requires a commitment to and a passion for social justice.
- Strong analytical and strategic planning skills.
- Highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate both written and orally with internal and external stakeholders.
- Sound judgment and problem-solving skills with the ability to handle matters of a confidential, political and/or sensitive nature with discretion and tact.
- Sound administrative and organizational skills and proven ability to multi-task to deadlines.
We are an organization that puts people first, values your expertise, invests in your future through professional development opportunities and offers robust benefits, including a defined benefit pension plan.
We have a generous total compensation and benefits package, which includes:
- Base salary of $62,775.00 – $75,464.65 (based on qualifications)
- 15 days paid vacation
- 12 days paid sick leave
- Pension Plan membership
- Employer paid health insurance (includes coverage for psychotherapy supports)
- 37.5 hours per week
- Flexible work arrangements available including in office & occasional work from home
- Lieu time available
- Paid training and development opportunities
- Paid time off to participate in learning and development sessions
- Development conversations and roadmaps for growth available
ABOUT PARKDALE ACTIVITY RECREATION CENTRE (PARC)
Since 1980, PARC’s mission has been to create “a community where people rebuild their lives”. Our dedicated team works collaboratively with over 30 other agencies across the Greater Toronto Area to effectively support Members on individual issues of poverty, mental health, problematic substance use, homelessness, and food security. At PARC, Members access services and develop relationships with our employees, and one another, through five main areas of operation: Drop-In Centre, Peer Support Program, Outreach Program, Supportive Housing and Community Engagement