Canada Learning Code Careers

Fundraising Coordinator
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Description

Introduction 
We are looking for a mission-driven, experienced inclusive leader to join our team as Fundraising Coordinator. As a Fundraising Coordinator you will work in collaboration with the Fund Development team to advance the fund development goals of the organization to help us deliver our mission.

This is a 13 month parental leave contract. This role will report to the Director Fund Development.

Company 
Canada Learning Code is Canada's leading national charity championing digital literacy education. Placing a special emphasis on women, transgender and beyond binary adults and youth, people with accessibility requirements, racialized people and new comers to Canada. Canada Learning Code is proud to work from coast to coast to make sure that all Canadians have access to the knowledge they need to prosper in our digital world. Originally founded as Ladies Learning Code in 2011, the organization has evolved to run programming for adults, youth and educators through programs Ladies, Girls, Kids, Teens and Teachers Learning Code. 
Though 2020 has certainly gone differently than we expected it to, at Canada Learning Code we remain focused on our mission. Today, we are delivering live-online learning experiences across the country for adults, youth and educators. To date, Canada Learning Code has reached over 600,000 learners through an in-person experience.

What Success Looks Like
  • Our funding partners feel confident supporting us. They look forward to working with us and trust us with their investment in Canada’s digital future.
  • We maximize existing programs and create new and innovative ways for organizations and individuals to give generously and support our work
  • We surprise and delight partners by sharing frequent impact reports and magic moments from our network.
  • Funding deliverables are met and exceeded through close cross-functional internal collaboration and communication.

Responsibilities 
  • Successfully prospect, solicit and on-board partners at the $25,000 and under level and work closely with the Director of Fund Development to secure partners at the $25,000 and over level
  • Develop tailored proposals and grant applications that resonate with potential funding partners and reflect our strategic priorities.
  • Support the development of our prospect pipeline through researching, identifying and qualifying potential corporate, individual, foundation and government funders.
  • Work closely with the Fundraising team to ensure our partners have a fantastic end to end giving experience and all funding deliverables are met. 
  • Respond to prospect and donor inquiries in a timely and professional manner.
  • Contribute to data-driven decision making by tracking all activity in Salesforce.
  • Draft quarterly and annual impact reports for partners and work cross-functionally to gather key metrics, stories, etc. 
  • Proactively seek out opportunities to surprise and delight our partners, through learning about their key interests and priorities and finding ways to share “magic moments” and engage them in initiatives. 
  • Coordinate check-in calls with key partners, including preparing meeting agendas, meeting briefs and recording meeting minutes.
  • Work with Program Design and Program Delivery teams to ensure partner deliverables are incorporated into program execution and identifying new funding opportunities and areas for engagement.
  • Coordinate and execute sponsor recognition and engagement events including corporate volunteer days; speaking events; etc.
  • Attend Canada Learning Code events, sponsor events and networking events as a representative of the Canada Learning Code Fundraising Team as required (requires flexibility to travel and work evenings/ weekends when necessary).
  • Prepare thank you notes, tax receipts and related partner correspondence including handling all shipping.
  • Brainstorm and develop new ways of recognizing sponsors on ongoing basis.

About You 
  • You have one year or more of fundraising or related experience (sales, business development)
  • You have post secondary education in marketing, fundraising, communications or combination of education and related experience
  • You have strong relationship building skills, with comfort communicating in writing, by phone and in person
  • You have strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working in non-profit organizations preferred
  • You are detail oriented with exceptional organizational skills
  • Experience working with Salesforce preferred
  • You consider yourself tech-savvy, comfortable with learning new technology and digital tools. 
  • You have the ability to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment where innovative thinking, solutions-oriented personality and perspective is highly valued
  • You are fluent in English, French is an asset.
  • Must be able to provide a Criminal Reference Check with Vulnerable sector screening

Location
We are currently fully remote due to Covid-19. Though our HQ is Toronto we are open to applicants across Canada. Our return to office plan is a hybrid model. That means you can continue to work remotely anywhere in Canada. For team members located in GTA you will have the option to return our Toronto office space when it is safe to do so - an entire floor at Queen and University (right around the corner from a subway station)!

This role may require some evening and weekend work. Some travel may be required if/when safe to do so. 

Reporting
This role will report to the Director Fund Development, Cait Brenchley. 

Why Join Our Team?
We’re doing something big and we have huge goals. Canada Learning Code is a place where you will be surrounded and supported by some amazing people who are light on ego, high on curiosity, and flat out want to make a difference. We are always looking for talented individuals who bring strong skill sets that complement and add to our existing teams along with innovative thinking, team attitude and an ability to show results. 

All positions at our organization include the following perks & benefits:
  • Being a  part of a growing team that is changing the computer science education industry in a big way
  • 15 days of vacation annually plus shut down during December (usually one week) for some rest and recharge time
  • Up to 10 Personal Leave days per calendar year that can be used as floater holidays for religious and traditional practices that don't match the standard holiday schedule or whatever else you might need
  • Group benefits including medical, dental and EAP
  • Pregnancy & Parental Leave Top Up Program  
  • Professional development and the opportunity to participate in part-time courses and workshops for free

Process
Step 1: Video Call with a member of our P&C Team 
Step 2: Meeting with Hiring Manager Cait Brenchley, Director Fund Development
Step 3: Candidate Challenge with cross functional team members 
Step 4: Reference Check
Step 5: Offer and Background Check

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Our Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging
Canada Learning Code is committed to building a transparent environment where everyone feels heard, welcomed and included. We believe Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging are fundamental in our vision to harness the power of technology to create a better and more inclusive future. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, Black people, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities.

Our Commitment to Accessibility 
Canada Learning Code is committed to developing an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment process and work environment. Should you require any accommodation, please inform us and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs. For any accessibility-related assistance, requests for information in accessible alternative formats or to report any accessibility problems, please contact us at people(@)canadalearningcode(dot)ca


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