Development, Senior Coordinator

Development & CommunicationsFull TimeToronto, ON

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We are currently seeking the ideal candidate to fill the position of:

Development, Senior Coordinator

FoodShare is a food justice organization, advocating for the right to food and working to challenge the systemic barriers that keep people from accessing food. We support community-led food initiatives and work alongside those most impacted by poverty and food insecurity — Black and Indigenous people, people of colour, people with disabilities and those living on a low income.

Whether it is supporting urban farms, subsidizing local produce markets or coordinating community kitchens all of our work is about folks accessing food on their own terms. Our vision is a Toronto where everyone can feed themselves, their loved ones and their communities with dignity and joy.

We operate on a people-centered model that values fair compensation, policies that respect a work/life balance and the contributions of our team members at all levels.

Summary of Position:

Reporting to the Development Manager, the Development Senior Coordinator will play a key role in the oversight and implementation of FoodShare’s quarterly direct mail campaigns and online giving strategies and will additionally support ongoing cultivation and stewardship of one-time, mid-level and monthly donors. This person’s responsibilities include working closely with the Development Manager on corporate/foundation grant proposals, progress reports, fundraising events and donor relations with a focus on engagement opportunities for corporate funders.

Specific Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

Individual Giving:

  • In collaboration with the Development and Communications team, create and execute on quarterly appeals targeting one-time donors and non-solicitation stewardship packages, including creative testing to develop and optimize donor-facing materials
  • Manage stewardship of active monthly donors and support/implement initiatives to grow monthly donor portfolio
  • Manage cultivation and stewardship of mid-level donor pool to effectively grow donor portfolio at higher giving levels
  • Oversee management of and tracking best practices within FoodShare’s Raiser’s Edge database
  • Collaborate with Communications team to develop digital content/e-solicitations to support appeal campaigns, including identification of target audiences
  • Lead moves management planning and execution, including initiation and oversight of welcome packages for new donors as part of donor journey mapping
  • Collaborate with Communications staff to implement digital appeal strategies that include A/B testing and leveraging social media platforms to support philanthropy campaigns through organic and paid content

Foundation Proposals, Corporate Partnerships and Events:

  • Lead on an assigned portfolio of corporate donors, including preparing proposals/presentations and executing annual funding agreement deliverables
  • Support Development Manager in coordination and implementation of the annual foundation appeal to portfolio of approximately 50 foundations
  • Prepare and submit grant applications as directed
  • Coordinate sponsor/donor engagement opportunities and activities
  • Provide support to solicit in-kind and cash donations from event sponsors, vendors and prospects as required
  • Support outreach strategy for third-party hosted fundraiser events
  • Undertake prospect research to identify new potential funders through various sources, including FoundationSearch and Grant Connect

Administration, Planning & Staff Supervision:

  • Assist with developing, tracking, and reporting back on the annual fundraising plan and budget
  • Supervise the Development Coordinator, including reviewing individual work plan and targets, conducting performance reviews and providing day-to-day support
  • Manage vendor relationships with direct mail supplier, Canada Post and others as required
  • Track, evaluate and report on fundraising program performance against targets across all campaigns and giving channels
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Demonstrated commitment to principles of food justice
  • Results-oriented individual with strong management skills and high comfort level with a hands-on approach to fund development
  • 3 to 4 years experience in coordinating and leading strategies and relationships that encourage and drive revenue growth
  • Experience in using customer relationship management (CRM) software such as Raiser’s Edge and/or Salesforce
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in managing appeal campaigns and digital outreach to achieve revenue targets
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in securing sponsorships and coordinating sponsorship agreements and deliverables
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and time-sensitive priorities that are on budget and mission-aligned
  • Understanding of intersectionality and commitment to working within an anti-oppression/anti-racism framework
  • Experience with financial management/reporting on assigned projects and events
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • Proficient in a variety of productivity applications such as MS Office Suite and/or Google Workspace
    • Experience with Google suite and Smartsheet an asset

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Salary: $61,250.00/year for 37.5 hours per week*
  • Benefits: 4 weeks of paid vacation, 1-2 weeks paid winter shutdown, 10 paid personal days, 20 paid wellness/sick days per calendar year (pro-rated based on start and end date); extended health benefits with no waiting period*
  • Contract Type: Full-time, indefinite term
  • Anticipated Dates: March 2023
  • Location: Hybrid: Occasional travel (~1x/quarter) to the FoodShare office and other locations is expected until our COVID-19 protocols are lifted.
  • Reports to: Development Manager
  • Supervise: Development Coordinator

* Note that as part of FoodShare’s commitment to equity, all staff get equal pay for equal work. As a result salaries and benefits are non-negotiable.

TO APPLY: Please submit your application by 9:00am on Monday, February 13, 2023.

Please note that while we try to keep all candidates updated on their status, we may only be able to contact candidates selected to move forward in the hiring process.

Selection Process:

  1. FoodShare’s recruitment process involves the anonymization of all resumes prior to their being screened by the hiring committee. This step removes applicant personal details (names, email, addresses), educational & employment institutions, years of work experience, and personal interests to reduce potential for bias. Please make sure to detail your experience in your resume/cover letter to ensure the committee has the information they need to assess your qualifications for the role. This process takes about 2 weeks from the application deadline.
  2. The hiring committee will review anonymized versions of the applications that pass the initial screening and decide which candidates to invite to interview. This process usually takes about 1 week.
  3. The hiring committee will conduct first round interviews with selected candidates. Candidates will be sent the interview questions 48 hours in advance of their scheduled interview. Candidates are welcome, but not expected or required, to send any questions they have for the hiring committee in advance of the interview. These interviews usually occur about 4 weeks after the application deadline. In recognition of the time and labour of preparing for and attending an interview, FoodShare financially compensates interviewees at a fixed rate of $75 per interview.
  4. The hiring committee may conduct a second round of interviews, which may include a pre-interview assignment, which would be compensated.
  5. HR will conduct reference checks for the candidate they intend to extend an offer to. This process usually takes about 1 week.
  6. HR will send the selected candidate an Employment Agreement, which the candidate will have time to review and return.

Please note:

FoodShare is a food justice organization. This means that we are committed to working to identify and dismantle systemic forms of oppression that cause and perpetuate food security inequities.

Racialized people and others from equity-seeking groups are over-represented in food insecurity and poverty statistics, but are significantly under-represented in community based food organizations. We believe that those most affected by an issue must have access to paid positions in organizations tasked with challenging poverty and food insecurity. FoodShare strives to create a workspace that reflects the diversity of identities and lived experiences that exist within the communities we work alongside.

You may require accommodation during the application process. If that’s the case please do not hesitate to contact Human Resources at at your earliest convenience to let them know what type of accommodation you need.