Development Assistant (5-month contract)

  • Posted:Sep 17, 2021
  • Apply by:Oct 29, 2021
  • Job Type
  • Contract / Full Time
  • Job Level
  • Other
  • Location
  • Mississauga, ON
  • Impact Area
  • Other
  • Impact Category
  • Other
  • Company Type
  • Other

About this position

Development Assistant (5-month contract)

The Mississauga Food Bank’s (TMFB) vision is a Mississauga where no one goes hungry. We relieve hunger by providing and promoting access to healthy and appropriate food for people in need.

Job Purpose

The Development Assistant is responsible for supporting the annual corporate and community partnerships revenue goals. Working in partnership with the Development team, the Development Assistant will provide administrative support and deliver best in class donor engagement. 

Key Performance Areas


You will be an active member of TMFB’s Development (fundraising) team by executing the following:

  • Provide general administrative support to the Director of Development and development team with a focus on corporate and community partnerships. The Mississauga Food Bank (TMFB) works with 500+ event/food drive organizers annually.

  • Provide excellent donor service by:

    • Coordinating campaign logistics for 3rd party fundraising and food drives by responding to and communicating with donors via email and phone 

    • Liaising internally with warehouse operations staff when booking transportation and responding to enquiries

    • Overseeing the scheduling and booking of corporate volunteer teams

  • Assist with data entry and donor mailings or phone calls

  • Support other activities of TMFB, as required

Education and Experience

  • 2+ years of professional experience in a charity/non-profit, event management, or administration environment

  • A college diploma or university degree in a relevant field

Skills, Competencies, and Qualities 

  • Passion. A passion for mission-driven work and personal values aligned with those of TMFB. Concern for and interest in issues of poverty, food security, and/or social justice

  • Technical. Skills in MS Office and/or Google Apps for business; experience with CRM software solutions, Raiser’s Edge 7/NXT preferred. Prefer a digital solution to an analogue one. TMFB is a cloud-based, paperless environment

  • Flexibility/Adaptability/Innovation. Flexible, versatile, and/or tolerant in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency. Adjust quickly to changing priorities and conditions. Cope effectively with complexity and change. Discover, develop, and promote new ideas, methods, and tools that can benefit TMFB and produce reliable outcomes

  • Communication. Speak, listen, and write in a clear, confident, respectful, thorough, and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques. 

  • Relationship Building. High degree of emotional intelligence. Patient with a high volume of requests and ability to maintain a professional demeanor with difficult people. Demonstrated ability to interact and maintain good working relationships with colleagues. Strong ability to maintain confidential information

  • Proactivity/Enthusiasm/Persistence. Act without being told what to do. Passionate and excited about work. Tenacious and goes the distance to complete work. Ability to work autonomously while being aware of the importance of accountability.

  • Organization. Set goals and priorities, create/implement action plans, document, evaluate, and learn. Committed to exceeding standards and ongoing improvement. Ability to carry out multiple tasks and meet deadlines

  • Conscientious. Committed to continuous improvement and optimization - there’s always a way to improve something. High attention to detail - nothing gets past you. Possess mathematical skills

Why Work for Us?

  • Be proud of helping to relieve hunger in Mississauga by providing and promoting access to healthy food for people in need

  • Join a fantastic culture where people laugh a lot, pitch in during those “all-hands-on-deck” times, and enjoy celebrating together at birthdays, holidays, and team outings. We work hard to live our values of Community, Collaboration, Excellence, and Integrity

  • We value the contributions of our staff, so we have a professional workspace, up-to-date technology, and a lunchroom with all the tea or coffee you can drink

  • The Mississauga Food Bank is a proud recipient of the 2020 Not for Profit of the Year Award from the Mississauga Board of Trade Business Awards of Excellence.

Scope: $5 million + in donations raised annually

Relationships: This position reports to the Director of Development, is a member of the Development Team. Outside the organization, the position liaises with donors.

Position Type: 5-month contract, full-time, some evening and weekend work required, especially during the Thanksgiving/Holiday season. Lieu time can be accrued for evening/weekend hours worked.

Compensation: $21.00/hour


We value the contributions of our staff, so we have a professional workspace, on a blended remote/in-office schedule based on the requirements of the role. Up-to-date technology, and a lunchroom with all the tea or coffee you can drink! The staff team laughs a lot, pitches in during those “all-hands-on-deck” times, and celebrates outings a couple of times a year. 

As part of its commitment to racial justice and reconciliation, TMFB encourages applications from those who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, and other under-represented communities. We welcome applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


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