Fundraising Coordinator ID: 65836

Deadline Date: 2021/04/01

Location:  Thunder Bay

As part of the OKC team, the Fundraising Coordinator will:

  • Assist in the development & implementation of fundraising goals to support the work of OKC and thus increase community awareness of OKC.
  • Coordinate and support special events and fundraising initiatives.
  • Help identify potential new donors & organize initiatives to solicit gifts.
  • Lead volunteer coordination.
  • Assist with media & promotion of OKC programs and fundraising initiatives.
Posting Date:
 Thunder Bay
 704 McKenzie Street
Start Date:
 $19.20-$21.34 per hour
Number of positions:
Days of work:
 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  Fundraising, Community Development
  • To assist with the planning, development, management, and execution of fundraising initiatives including OKC led and third-party special events, donation appeals & recognition and appreciation receptions.
  • Serve as a contact and resource for community based third party events in support of OKC.
  • Cultivate and steward relationships with event sponsors, committee members, volunteers, and community third party event organizers.
  • Contribute to maintaining accurate contact records for media contacts, third party events, sponsors, volunteers and event participants in the database.
  • Liaise with community members and attend community events as a representative of OKC, as requested. This may include networking, speaking opportunities or presentations.
  • Liaise with the media as needed.
  • Assist with maintaining the media & marketing schedule for promoting OKC within the community.
  • Assist with media & marketing promotions including social media posts.
  • Assist with creating print and digital materials for events, appeals and other fundraising initiatives.
  • Ensure coordination of recruitment, screening, orientation, placement, training, supervision, and recognition of all volunteers.
  • Maintain and update the catalogue of volunteer position descriptions.
  • Recruit, coordinate, and schedule on-site and special event volunteers, as necessary.
  • Help maintain the Development Team’s fund development plan and work plan.
  • Participate in sub-committees as requested.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities relevant to this role.
  • Provide reports on fundraising initiatives and volunteer contributions.
  • Other duties as required.
  • Degree, diploma or equivalent experience with Fundraising for Non-Profits, Event Management, Volunteer Management, or Media & Marketing.
  • Demonstrated program development and leadership skills.
  • Experience in communications and public relations.
  • Ability to train, motivate and supervise volunteers and staff.


  • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Word & Excel, and comfortable with presentation software, graphics programs such as Canva, and social media.
  • Self-starter with proven organization skills.
  • Accountable and reliable
  • Ability to communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing, in a cross-cultural environment.
  • Understanding of the organization and challenges of working within the non-profit sector.
  • Understanding of the OKC model of community development which engages participants in all levels of participation.
  • Interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and deadlines.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours including weekends
  • Car and valid driver’s license
  • Regular attendance


  • First Aid & CPR
  • Photography
  • Video editing
  • Graphic Design
  • Experience working with the media including drafting media releases
Closing Date/Apply by:
How To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter and resume with two references to:

Amy Silvaggio

Development Manager

Our Kids Count

704 McKenzie St.

Thunder Bay, ON   P7C 3L4


Phone:  623-0292 ext. 243

Fax:  623-1530

Employer Contact Information

Contact Name:
 Amy Silvaggio
Position Title:
 Development Manager
Company Name:
 Our Kids Count
 704 McKenzie St.
 Thunder Bay
Postal Code:
 P7C 3L4
 807-623-0292 ext. 243
Web Address: