Senior Fund Development Officer (Maternity Leave Coverage)

How to apply

Send resume by email, mail or fax to the coordinates below:

For consideration, qualified applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to the Human Resources Manager by 11:59pm on Sunday April 24, 2022. It is strongly recommended that applicants submit documents in pdf format.

Quote “Senior Fund Development Officer” in subject line.

Kennedy House
Attention: Human Resources Manager
10 Milner Business Court, Suite #404
Scarborough, ON
M1B 3C6
Fax: (416) 299-3912


Kennedy House is looking for a results oriented Senior Fund Development Officer to join our team. This is a full-time temporary position located at our Head Office in Scarborough.

Please note: The duration of this position will be 15 months, from May 1, 2022 until July 30, 2023 to cover a Maternity Leave. 

  • Post secondary education or an acceptable combination of education and experience
  • Accreditation as a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), or working towards
    designation is preferred
  • Minimum five (5) years of direct work experience in a fundraising capacity preferably
    for a non-profit youth organization (must be able to demonstrate results)
  • Fundraising experience – especially in the area of 3rd Party & Events
  • Valid Class G Driver’s License
  • Clear Police Check and Vulnerable Sector Search must be maintained
  • Ability to prepare and deliver face-to-face presentations to potential funders
  • Superior time management skills and consistently able to meet deadlines
  • Multitasking skills, and the ability to prioritize tasks with minimal supervision
  • High level of sound and independent judgment, reasoning, and discretion
  • A strong desire to take initiative and grow fundraising opportunities and awareness
  • Professional, responsive, and positive work attitude is essential
  • Superior telephone manners and strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written (including proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation) and verbal
    communication skills with a strong customer service orientation
  • Broad awareness of other cultures, values, identities and perspectives with a
    demonstrated ability and interest in working with and for diverse populations
  • Fully literate in Word, Excel, and one or more fundraising data base programs


Reporting to the Executive Director, the Senior Fund Development Officer will be responsible for the development and implementation of KH’s fundraising strategy. The successful candidate will also be responsible for performing a wide variety of complex
functions and services, such as being involved in maintaining contact with key donors, organizing and attending fundraising efforts, assisting in the creation of strategy recommendations, and administrative duties. The incumbent will engage in a team
approach and thereby strengthen our Agency’s capacity as a whole.

Fundraising (70%)

  • Assist with developing/executing fundraising strategies and reaching funding targets
  • Coordinate marketing & communication initiatives to ensure public awareness of fundraising campaigns
  • Develop and execute donor stewardship initiatives to enhance donor engagement
  • Prospect research to identify funding opportunities in the private and public sector
  • Schedule, coordinate, and manage attendance for donor meetings
  • Prepare correspondence, reports and presentations for fundraising and donor meetings
  • Responsible for weekly/monthly/annual administrative tasks including: all reporting requirements, donor database management/maintenance, donor follow ups/correspondences, charitable tax receipts
  • Write and design fundraising direct mail campaigns (2 annually)
  • Coordinate the completion of Annual Report
  • Leadership role in fundraising events including third-party events, peer-to-peer campaigns

Communications (30%)

  • Develop and execute social media strategy
  • Support internal communications needs within the agency
  • Assist in the maintenance of the Kennedy House website

Additonal Information

Kennedy House provides its employees with a combination of challenging yet exciting
career opportunities, both short and long-term. Being a Kennedy House employee means
that you can apply your knowledge, broaden your skills and make a valuable contribution
to the organization, our clients’ lives and wellbeing, and the community you live in. Here at
Kennedy House, we help the youth of today achieve their dreams of tomorrow.
Additionally, Kennedy House provides the following benefits:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Group healthcare benefits (extended health, dental, and vision care)
  • Life insurance
  • Paid vacation
  • On-site parking
  • Company events
  • Casual dress code

Telephone inquiries will not be accepted. We thank all candidates for applying and indicating your interest in serving our youth, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Kennedy House welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.