► Fund Development/Donor Engagement Team Lead

We are more than just a job. At JFSC, our greatest strength is in our Team – more than 100 dedicated individuals working together to enrich lives and strengthen communities in a dynamic and collaborative environment. We are inclusive and accessible to people of all faiths and cultures.

Why consider this opportunity?

  • We’re a multicultural team working with a diverse clientele, united by our passion for helping people
  • We value participation and collaboration to achieve the best results
  • We’re energized by working curiously, creatively, and by taking on complex challenges
  • We’re committed to responding quickly to new ideas and emerging community needs
  • We live our values: compassion, social justice and improving the world
  • We offer competitive salaries and benefits

Reporting to the Executive Director, this position will play an integral role in creating and executing the Fund Development strategy by building and advancing relationships on behalf of JFSC in support of its mission, by identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding individual, corporate, and foundation donors. This includes a portfolio of major and planned giving prospects and donors, coordinating and managing donor stewardship, major gifts and engagement and working with the fund development board committee to maintain best practices.

Professionalism, confidentiality, proactive, initiative, and strong organization and time management skills are critical to this role.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Develop and manage stewardship and recognition programs for our donors, providing excellent relationship management and follow up
  • Employ strategies to grow annual giving revenue
  • Develop and implement a targeted plan for fundraisers, relationships, donors, and events
  • Maintain and grow monthly donor program
  • Coordinate the creation and implementation of a Donor Stewardship Matrix including the writing, development, and distribution of stewardship materials.
  • Grow our Life & Legacy program
  • Develop a system to increase the number of value contacts that a donor receives and ensure they are documented
  • Develop and implement creative fundraising strategies to diversify funding streams
  • Oversee the proper acknowledgement of donations by drafting thank-you letters, greeting cards, memos, newsletters, reports and making timely touch points
  • Be proficient at data entry and report generation, with the ability to collect and analyze data and create reports and mailing lists
  • Work with the fund development board committee to identify and qualify major leads to progress into major gifts
  • Develop relationships with internal staff to be our organization’s ambassadors in the community and provide guidance on how we all contribute to the organizations success
  • Establish development goals/targets, and KPI’s
  • Plan and execute 3-4 fundraising activities per year
  • Secure sponsorships for events
  • Stay current with fundraising trends including data management software, research methodologies, and stewardship best practices
  • Coordinate with Marketing and Communications strategies to support stewardship and fundraising initiatives
  • Participate in administration and office meetings
  • Coordinate, collaborate and work with colleagues of JFSC
  • Adhere to the formal and informal departmental goals, standards, policies and procedures
  • Perform other ad hoc duties or projects that may be required


  • Post-secondary education in related field.
  • 3-5 years’ experience, ideally in the non-profit sector.
  • Experience working with corporate and individual donors/sponsors.
  • Proven track record of achieving targets.
  • Familiarity with CRM software, with experience in report-building, queries, and data management.
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) designation will be considered an asset.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Capacity to work well within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Satisfactory Police Check, including vulnerable sector check.
  • Satisfactory Drivers Abstract.
  • Class 5 driver’s license, and reliable personal vehicle is required.
  • Flexibility to work some evenings or weekends for events.

Job Type: Full or Part Time

Please submit your resume and cover letter to 

JFSC thanks all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


JFSC is a non-denominational, accredited, non-profit social service agency dedicated to enriching lives and strengthening communities since 1961. We provide inclusive and accessible programs and services for individuals and families across their life spans, based on the values of compassion, social justice and improving the world.