[CLOSED] Job Posting: Development Officer – Campaign


Reporting To: Director of Development
Works With: Development Coordinator, Campaign Cabinet
Category: Contract – 1 year term with possibility of renewal
Location: 185 Carlton Street, Toronto
Hours: 10am – 6pm Monday to Friday (flexible work hours may be required)
Salary: $40,000-$45,000
Benefits: Comprehensive Benefits after 3 month probationary period


Job Summary

Egale Canada Human Rights Trust (Egale) is Canada’s only national charity dedicated to advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) human rights through research, education and community engagement. We are seeking an exceptional individual to fill a full-time Development Officer – Campaign position responsible for working to establish a new physical facility to benefit Toronto’s LGBT community. The Development Officer reports to the Director of Development and will work closely with the Executive Director, Campaign Co-Chairs, the Egale Board of Directors and other staff/volunteers to develop and carry out a successful fundraising campaign. The Development Officer will be responsible for achieving a pledge goal of $1 million annually.


Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to Egale’s Director of Development, the Development Officer – Campaign will ensure that fundraising goals are achieved by:

·         Becoming informed of the goals and objectives of the Campaign

·         Advocating for the project as a critical community support and validating its need

·         Creating case for support documents and marketing materials in support of the Campaign

·         Liaising with government stakeholders to secure municipal, provincial and federal recognition and support

·         Meeting with 30-60 major gifts donor prospects within the first year

·         Creating a robust “moves management” program for use in the campaign

·         Raising $1 million dollars within the first year

·         Meeting monthly with the Campaign Co-Chairs to plan, coordinate, execute and assess Campaign strategy

·         Working with Co-Chairs and development staff to maintain database, develop prospect strategies, plan and track moves with appropriate follow up

·         Leading prospect review meetings

·         Scheduling meetings with prospects, working group, campaign cabinet and Co-Chairs

·         Designing and delivering presentations

·         Writing proposals

·         Creating campaign plan for public phase of fundraising campaign

·         Other duties as assigned


The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, advanced degree preferred
  • 3-5 years of professional experience in fundraising with a track record of success
  • Experience in major gifts and the strategic planning and execution of successful fundraising campaigns in excess of $1 million dollars
  • Proven success at securing major gifts
  • Familiarity with the LGBTQ community and LGBTQ human rights more generally
  • Knowledge of national philanthropic communities that support community development
  • Superior verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills, capable of working effectively with Campaign Co-Chairs, Board Members, the Executive Director, consultants and donors/prospects
  • A team player with an attitude of service and the ability to motivate others
  • Computer fluency in MS Office, donor database software, web applications, and knowledgeable about the role of technology and electronic communication in fundraising
  • Bilingual (English/French) is an asset

Note: Flexible work arrangements may be considered for well-qualified applicants

Application Details

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to by Monday August 4, 2014 at 11:59pm. Interviews will be conducted the week of August 4.


Mark Riczu
Director of Development
416-964-7887 x7401


Egale Canada Human Rights Trust is committed to ensuring that members of traditionally marginalized groups, from a broad range of communities feel empowered to apply for positions within the organization. We encourage qualified applicants to consider work and volunteer opportunities with Egale as we recognize that a diverse work force and volunteer base are critical to accomplishing our mission. The organization is dedicated to taking proactive steps to overcome historical patterns of discrimination in our society which have created barriers of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, language, class, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression for some individuals and have resulted in the denial of their full participation in society.