Reporting to the Director of Development, you are responsible for writing fundraising communications. As our ideal candidate, you are passionate about writing and enjoy reaching out to specific audiences on topics that will resonate with them.
You are a self-starter who isn’t afraid to offer creative and innovative solutions to expand our pool of donors and supporters while ensuring the highest level of fundraising ethics is adhered to.
You don’t mind working extra hours on occasion as required, such as during an election or at the end of the year. Working as part of a team or on your own is equally rewarding.
You will be responsible for:
Create strong fundraising copywriting (primarily letters and emails)
Leverage an extensive repository of content to target specific audiences based on what they are passionate about
Use our CRM to research clusters of current and potential donors
Document internal fundraising processes
Work with other departments on major political campaigns
Assist with medium to long-term planning
Provide strategic and tactical recommendations to retain and attract donors
Other duties as required.
Degree, diploma or certificate in fundraising
1+ years experience in a fundraising role
Exceptional writing and interpersonal communication skills
Strong computer skills, experience with Google docs
Basic knowledge of email marketing software
Knowledge of Elections Ontario fundraising rules and regulations
Proven knowledge of fundraising ethics and best practices
Relevant experience determining a target audience and how to capture their attention
Strong understanding of fundraising strategy and how to deploy these concepts through various mediums
Superior time management and organizational skills and ability to meet tight deadlines
An analytical mind and ability to think critically with strong political acuity
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Experience with political election campaigns an asset
A keen interest in politics coupled with passion and commitment to social and environmental change in Ontario
Proficiency with software and digital tools:
Google Analytics (required)
Photo editing software, e.g Canva and/or Adobe Photoshop
Desktop publishing, e.g. Microsoft Publisher
Content management systems, e.g. WordPress, civiCRM
Bulk email marketing software
Send your resume and cover letter as one file to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5pm EST on Friday, February 3, 2023. Please no phone calls or visits.
The GPO is an equal opportunity employer. We promote diversity of thought, culture and background and encourage all to apply. Accommodation will be provided during the hiring process and in the position as needed.