Full-time, 1-year contract with possibility of renewal
Until position is filled
Salary Range: $57,000 - $62,000
Hours of Work
35 hours per week
Remote, within Canada with a preference to the Greater Toronto Area
Why Literacy? Work with purpose at United for Literacy
Canada’s literacy divide widens daily because so many people lack adequate support. Solving systemic literacy challenges is key to advancing social equity and prosperity across our country. Literacy changes everything.
United for Literacy is a national charity that was founded in 1899. We believe literacy is a right, and that every place can be a learning place. Our vision is a Canada in which everyone has the literacy skills they need to achieve their goals at school, at work, and in life. Our mission is to provide local learning support programs that change lives.
We encourage applications that reflect the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds we serve at United for Literacy. In keeping with our ongoing efforts to promote equity and reflect the diversity of our organization, we encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.
We acknowledge the land we are meeting on is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
The Campaign Coordinator will be responsible for providing administrative assistance and functional support to the Director of Strategic Development, and to other members of the Development Department working on the campaign.
Reporting to the Director of Strategic Development, the Campaign Coordinator is focused on achieving the goals and objectives of the campaign and major gifts plan. This position will manage a portfolio of prospects and will be responsible for helping United for Literacy achieve the campaign goal.
The Coordinator has a wide range of cross-functional responsibilities to support the major gift initiatives of leadership volunteers, senior staff, and others including database management, prospect research, donor cultivation, solicitation, stewardship and recognition activities, projects and events, progress tracking and reporting, and drafting appropriate major gifts publications.
Currently, you possess a minimum of two years in fundraising or other related business development with experience in building one-to-one relationships with key stakeholders. Whether you have worked in a small or large organization, you have managed the sales/donor cycle through identification, cultivation, and solicitation to stewardship. As such, strong relationship building skills are key to this role, as is the ability to work independently and as part of a team, in a goal-oriented environment.
Your main responsibilities and major duties:
Skills, Attributes and Requirements
- Provide responsive and timely administrative and organizational support for the regular activities of the campaign including arranging and managing meetings; drafting correspondence and related materials; preparing campaign proposals and briefing notes, proofreading materials as required and following up on various campaign matters – including interacting regularly with key campaign stakeholders.
- Take minutes and prepare reports for these meetings and any additional committee meetings, as required.
- Assist with the preparation and execution of proposals and packages for donors, foundations, grants, and other requests.
- Track progress of the campaign and input required data into the database and performing regular review of the database to ensure accuracy.
- Develop and maintain a detailed and effective prospect research system to support the campaign using a variety of appropriate sources.
- Serve as an “ambassador” for the campaign in building and sustaining relationships with donors, volunteers and other key stakeholders.
- Attend all campaign related meetings and events virtually or in-person.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse group of staff and volunteers.
- Proven experience in database management.
- Previous experience or a strong interest in fundraising, particularly major gifts, would be beneficial.
- Experience doing prospect research in either the for-profit or not-for-profit industries, including the ability to seek information from a variety of sources including computer databases, the Internet, libraries, and other sources in the public domain.
- A post-secondary degree or the equivalent combination of education and work experience.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team with the flexibility to take on a wide variety of assigned duties and projects.
- A demonstrated ability to organize work, set priorities, meet deadlines and work under the pressure of time constraints.
- A demonstrated ability to exercise discretion and good judgment, take initiative and respect the confidentiality of sensitive information and materials.
- Excellent computer skills including word processing and database management using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Microsoft Teams and e-mail.
- Not afraid to make cold calls when necessary.
- Able to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends.
In addition to your salary, you will benefit from:
- Bilingualism in French and English.
- Experience working with Donor Perfect and iWave.
Paid time off:
-15 vacation days per calendar year, pro-rated
-Plus: paid time off during our seasonal closure between Boxing Day and New Year’s Day
-Plus: half-days off before a statutory holiday (start your long weekend early!)
-Plus: generous and compassionate wellness time allowance, and a “floating day” for personal/cultural events
Ready to join our team? Please email your cover letter and resume to:
- Flexible work hours, remote work options (in consultation with your supervisor).
- Comprehensive health, vision, and dental benefits package after probationary period.
- Employer-matched contribution to defined contribution pension plan. Eligible to enroll after one year of employment.
- A work environment that seeks to be open, inclusive, and fun.
- Staff-led groups and committees include, among others: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI); Green Team; Internal Skills Development; and more.
- Connect with your colleagues from coast to coast to coast for team-wide trainings and learning.
Subject Line: Campaign Coordinator
No phone calls, please. You will be contacted if you are selected for an interview.
We welcome applications from individuals who self-identify on the basis of any of the protected grounds under the Human Rights Code. We are committed to integration and maintaining the independence of individuals and removing barriers to accessibility in the workplace. We are committed to full compliance with the Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and all other applicable legislation. We invite applicants to request accommodation, as required, throughout the application and hiring process.