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Coordinator, Community Fundraising, Toronto

Position:         Coordinator, Community Fundraising, Toronto
Reports to:     Manager, Community Fundraising, Toronto
Department:   Community Engagement
Location:        Toronto Area Office
Status:            Permanent, Full Time

The Heart and Stroke Foundation

Life. We don’t want you to miss it.TM 

That’s why Heart & Stroke leads the fight against heart disease and stroke. Powered by donors and volunteers, we fund life-saving research and help Canadians lead healthier lives. 
Heart & Stroke is a health charity active in communities across the country. We are sustained by the commitment and generosity of more than 100,000 volunteers and more than 1.4 million donors.

The opportunity

We are seeking a result driven, enthusiastic and adaptable professional fundraiser to successfully execute the Jump Rope for Heart Program in Toronto by building and stewarding relationships in the community and providing resources and awareness to achieve our mission goals. With a desire for achieving program goals through partnership growth and executing strategy, your tenacious ability will help you drive results in a sales focused environment

In this role you will: 
Develop, maintain, engage, recognize and grow volunteer partnerships and community supporter relationships 
Execute H&S fundraising programs with excellence and in alignment with our organizational values

Key responsibilities

Fundraising & Revenue Generation  
Meet approved annual fundraising goals by planning and executing fundraising programs which may include, but are not limited to, Jump Rope for Heart and the Heart & Stroke Canvass campaign. 
Maintaining excellent relationships with established supporters and liaise with prospects to maximize all available opportunities for partnerships and revenue growth
Develop profiles on top schools within the community and create a written plan to secure their involvement   
Plan and execute national H&S fundraising programs, following guidelines and best practices proven to help you be successful and ensure maximum return on investment
Work closely with the Manager, Community Fundraising and Program Team to manage a promotion/ communications plan for each event
Deliver a variety of presentations and kick off events to community groups and schools
Support and inspire event organizers, participants and volunteers so they can be successful in their desire to support Heart & Stroke; Assist teams and individuals with online fundraising 
Anticipate program participant needs and proactively search for solutions to ensure participant expectations are met or exceeded
Monitor program statistics, analyze the results and work with your Manager, Community Fundraising to proactively plan specific next steps to positively influence fundraising results and relationships
Prepare operational plans, weekly summaries and reports for Manager, Community Fundraising
Build, manage and sustain the internal business relationships necessary to support  achievement of fundraising goals 
Support the implementation and execution of new National initiatives

Community Engagement & Volunteers
Attend and actively participate in local networking, community and health-related events to enhance H&S community presence 
Lead cultivation and stewardship activities for all supporters, to ensure continued growth and success of fundraising initiatives 
Create an excellent experience and positive interaction for all who are involved with Heart & Stroke 
Recruit, develop, train and work alongside an appropriate mix of volunteers to support fundraising and community engagement activities
Together with the Manager, Community Fundraising, develop plans and tactics for strengthening volunteer structures including meetings, volunteer recognition and stewardship

Accountability Dimensions
Supporting the city of Toronto (Central)  
Fundraising revenue $350,000
Relationships: Multiple Community Stakeholders (approx.. 100 schools), Event Volunteers 
Competitive Challenge: diverse communities 


University degree or college diploma with a combination of relevant experience

Experience and Skills 
Three to four years of related experience in fundraising, sales and marketing or account management 
Experience and comfort developing new relationships and fundraising opportunities
Event planning, coordination and/or project management experience would be an asset
Proven success in fundraising, particularly in the area of peer-to- peer and event-based fundraising
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and customer service orientation
Proven ability to relate to and engage diverse community populations including elementary school age children  
Volunteer engagement experience 
Ability to effectively promote opportunities and partnerships along with engaging public speaking/ presentation skills
High level of ownership, and accountability to goals, teamwork and following best practices
Proactive, self-motivated and resourceful
Highly organized with strong attention to detail
Ability to anticipate and plan, problem solve and exercise sound judgment 
Flexible and adaptable; able to work in a fast paced, ever-changing environment; able to effectively manage a demanding schedule and prioritize responsibilities.  
Strong technical abilities, computer skills and experience working with a CRM database and online fundraising platforms would be an asset

Working Conditions
Able to lead, participate and support evening and weekend community events as needed
Valid driver’s license, access to own vehicle and ability to travel throughout Toronto.  
Depending on the time of year, will spend approximately 50% of time outside the office 
Ability to drive and work outside in all weather conditions including seasonally hot and cold temperatures
Ability to occasionally bend, lift and carry material up to 30 pounds


If you have the qualifications and share our passion for our mission, we invite you to forward your resume, cover letter and salary expectations to We offer comprehensive benefits including pension, dental and medical coverage.

This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. 
Please include the exact job title, including location, in the subject line of your email.

We thank all applicants for their interest however, due to volume, we can only contact those selected for interviews. 

Candidates from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. We are committed to fostering an inclusive, barrier-free and accessible environment. If you have been contacted for an interview and require an accommodation due to disability to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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