Development Coordinator

Direct Marketing and Development · Toronto, Ontario
Department Direct Marketing and Development
Employment Type Full-Time, Permanent
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Friends of Ruby

We are committed to creating welcoming and safer spaces uniquely designed to help build community, emotional well-being, and confidence. 

We distinguish ourselves by delivering an integrated transitional housing model to support youth towards independent living, impactful counselling modalities and therapeutic groups, social activities and practical supports that address multiple aspects of a youth’s life (e.g., health, education, employment). 


Our services and programs are informed by 2SLGBTQIA+youth, grounded in evidence and research, and led and facilitated by 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals. Our staff reflects the diversity of the youth we serve and are skilled in supporting youth towards independence and well-being. Ultimately, we want to help create a Canada where all 2SLGBTQIA+ youth are validated, included, and empowered to lead healthier lives. 


Position Summary

As a Development Coordinator, you will play a key role in supporting a broad range of administrative activities pertaining to the fundraising priorities and the successful operations of our office. You will be supporting the Development Officer, Grants and Director of Development and Marketing in the coordination of tasks for special projects, including the implementation and stewardship of complex major and principal gifts, donor database maintenance, supporting grant research, and more.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Implementing established stewardship program activities and tracking progress
  • Fostering positive relationships with prospective and existing donors, including communicating directly with donors
  • Managing the donor database and donation processes
  • Drafting donor gift agreements, donor and grant briefing notes, meeting materials, impact reports, acknowledgement and recognition communications
  • Producing fundraising performance reports along with tracking and monitoring donations and deliverables
  • Updating prospect databases
  • Support in grant research

Essential Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Fundraising or acceptable combination of equivalent experience.
  • A minimum of two (2+) years’ experience in a fundraising or relationship management role with a proven track record of success
  • Demonstrated data management experience producing reports and a variety of communications
  • Highly developed computer skills working with MS Office; CRMs; and content management systems
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and results oriented environment
  • Proven ability to collaborate with a variety of stakeholders i.e. volunteers, team members, donors
  • Strong team player who values collaboration
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Strong organizational, analytical and relationship building skills
  • Evidence of leadership and initiative, tact, diplomacy, attention to detail and, creativity

To be successful in this role you are/will be:

  • Accountable
  • Communicator
  • Goal oriented
  • Multi-tasker


COVID-19 Protocols

Friends of Ruby believes that immunization against COVID-19 is an individual and societal responsibility and that we must do everything possible to protect our clients, families, employees, students, volunteers and contractors against the spread of COVID-19. As a condition of employment, proof of full vaccination or exemption under the Ontario Human Rights Code must be submitted to Human Resources seven (7) calendar days prior to start date.

Hiring Policy / Statement on Employment Equity and Diversity

Friends of Ruby strives for inclusion and diversity by attracting extraordinary people from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences. Candidates with lived experience of homelessness and/or who self-identify as being from the 2SLGBTQIA+ or marginalized community, including Indigenous peoples, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and persons, are encouraged to apply and will be prioritized. We ask that these candidates indicate their relevant identities in their cover letters.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter. In your cover letter, please tell us why you want to work at Friends of Ruby and outline how your experiences will position you for success in this role.


Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you require accommodation (including alternate format materials, accessible meeting rooms or other accommodation), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

We thank all applicants for their interest in Friends of Ruby; however, only applicants who are successful for an interview will be contacted.

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  • Location
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Department
    Direct Marketing and Development
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time, Permanent
  • Minimum Experience