Development Coordinator


May 9, 2022


June 9, 2022

Job Title:

Development Coordinator


Big Brothers Big Sisters Centre Wellington

Company Description:

Our Mission is to enable life-changing mentoring relationships to ignite the power and potential of young people. Our Vision is that all young people realize their full potential. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre Wellington is a non-profit agency. We are committed to enhancing the social emotional competence, mental health and wellbeing and educational engagement and employee readiness, for youth in our community. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a leader in mentoring youth and providing ongoing support through a variety of engaging programs. Join us and make a positive difference in the lives of others in the community. Why it’s great to work with us Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre Wellington is a friendly, inclusive and committed team who offers their employees vacation days and paid health days and provide a health care spending account after one year. As well, we provide our employees with a professional development allocation and various learning opportunities. Ignite your full potential with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre Wellington! Is this you? You have a keen interest in our community as a whole and a passion for building better futures for youth. You have exceptional people skills and are focused on building and maintaining genuine strong relationships within the community. You believe that agency financial sustainability is the way you can contribute to the success of our programming. You are a positive person who demonstrates self-awareness and you have strong organizational skills. You see the value in the work that our Service Delivery Staff team does with our families and volunteers and that will fuel your ‘why’ for all the work you will do. You are an independent and creative thinker that enjoys a challenge! You have a strong sense of commitment and accountability for the roles and responsibilities of this position and want to join a team that feels the same.

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Job Type:

Full Time

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This is a full-time position. Evening and weekend work is required at times.




What you will be doing: Grant Writing • Writing grant applications utilizing Imagine Canada and other directories utilizing best practice guidelines. • Creating goals and targets for grant writing Events • supporting and organizing assigned 3rd party and partnered events and assisting in the planning and execution of larger events. • clerical support assigned for event committees including maintaining spreadsheets, budgets and updating website content and ticketing platforms • work with committees and volunteers, offering event insight where applicable and attend events to assist in set up, implementation and clean up. • act as Big Split 26 lead (ongoing 50/50) by strategizing sales, coordinating draws and ensuring administrative duties are carried out in a timely manner. • develop and monitor critical path for special events • identify and solicit event sponsorships • identify and recruit event committee members where appropriate • provide post-event evaluation including final budget, recommendations, action items Stewardship • assist the team with cultivation, community solicitation and stewardship efforts. • support BBBS CW efforts to deepen connections with existing donors by drafting letters and notes, and preparing individual reports as assigned using client resource management software (Donor Engage). • provide a high-quality experience for all donors in their interactions with BBBS CW by speaking with donors and supporters at events, talking with donors by telephone and providing flawless and timely written communication. • ensure general and event thank you letters and tax receipts are updated and sent out regularly. • develop and build relationships with community businesses • plan and execute corporate sponsorship programs Administrative and General Duties • provide back-up administrative support when needed, including answering the main phone line, greeting visitors to the office and providing them with assistance, and providing clients with information or referrals to the appropriate person. • perform administrative duties for example including filing, copying, sorting, mailing, etc. • work with summer students and/or volunteers for event and office support. • act as a point of contact for fundraising inquiries (via post, mail, website, etc.) and provide excellent donor support. • support data management including data entry, amendments, running reports. • participate in agency strategic planning • assist in the fundraising plan annually


What you bring: • You understand that your excellent verbal skills and written communication skills are key to ensure your success. • Your proficient knowledge of fundraising methods and your commitment to our mission is imperative • You have 2 years or more experience with grant writing and at least three years of experience in fundraising events planning and a global knowledge of fundraising methodologies with a career track record for raising funds • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Teams and One Drive. • Experience with identifying new funding opportunities with mining software • Excellent organizational skills • Ability to meet deadlines • Ability to take initiative and work independently as well as collaboratively as a team • Experience with monthly donor program is an asset • University degree or community college diploma in a related field or equivalent background in fundraising • Valid driver’s license and regular access to a reliable vehicle and carry $1,000,000 auto insurance coverage • Current police check with vulnerable sector • The ability to think strategically and work independently in driving new fundraising initiatives/events or enhancing exiting initiatives/events • Ability to use sound judgement and maintain discretion and confidentiality at all times • Ability to multi task and set priorities with a sense of urgency to achieve goals • Strong time management skills and ability to prioritize workload as needed to be as efficient as possible What we offer: • An opportunity to do meaningful work and make a positive impact in the community • A supportive, positive and engaging work environment • Base salary (to be negotiated), with opportunity to have additional quarterly bonuses • A health spending account after your first year • Ten vacation days within the first year of employment, pro-rated and 10 statutory holidays • Commitment to training and development to support employee growth through our professional development benefit

How to Apply:

If this position sounds like you, please let us know why by submitting your resume and cover letter to and use the subject line: Development Coordinator Application


Applications will be reviewed as they are received so we encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre Wellington is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants from equity seeking groups