Fundraising Coordinator, Major Events

Development · Toronto, Ontario
Department Development
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $45,000 - $50,000

At, this is what we do.

At, we support a national network of young leaders as they work to revolutionize mental health in their communities. While COVID-19 has surely impacted the way that we do things, our work is not slowing down. Our network of thousands of young people across Canada are as busy as ever, and our staff of 87 humans and 3 dogs are working just as hard - albeit from the comfort and safety of their own homes for the time being! 

Reporting to the Manager, Major Events, the Fundraising Coordinator, Major Events is an energetic self-starter with a cool head and experience working at a non-profit organization - someone comfortable juggling many competing priorities and thrives under pressure. In this role, you will be a valuable player on the Development Team, driving peer-to-peer fundraising within our signature fundraising events: Jack Ride and Brainfreeze. 

You will also deliver exceptional customer service to donors and event participants and assist with all fundraising aspects of’s Major Events, including communications, participant fundraising, donor support, and stewardship. You will bring the peer-to-peer fundraising experience to life and represent the participants and donors with internal teams, including Corporate Partnerships, Content & Communications, and other Development team portfolios. 

In this role, you will be:

  • Developing, cultivating and maintaining positive relationships with donors, participants, families, teams, volunteers, and the community to support participant recruitment and fundraising
  • Executing all fundraising initiatives within each major event, including phone campaigns, fundraising incentives, participant coaching, stewardship, event day fundraising
  • Creating supporter journies for each major event to strategically coach participants and maximize fundraising results, In partnership with the Content & Comms team
  • Collaborating with the Major Events team to execute the vision for the event experience, communicate participant/donor feedback, share in customer service resolutions, coordinate stewardship plans, and coordinate event day tasks where each role intersects (participant incentives, fundraising total announcement, etc.)
  • Join forces with Government & Foundations team to secure new grants, steward funders, and help build long-term, sustainable relationships
  • Collaborating with the Corporate Partnerships team to engage corporate participants and deliver high-touch, high-value experiences that maximize participant fundraising; Building a pipeline of new corporate teams to participate in major events, fostering employee engagement and helping grow gross revenue
  • Activating's mission in the community through delivering presentations to groups to enhance their event experience and share best-in-class fundraising tactics; host participant and/or donor meetings to build strong, long-term relationships
  • Leveraging data analytics and system reports to provide weekly performance results to your manager and work together to identify risks to revenue and create contingency plans
  • Update and maintain documents, packages, and critical paths to reflect the developments of fundraising campaigns, goals, deadlines, and efforts
  • Other responsibilities as determined/required from time to time

We are looking for someone who has: 

  • Working experience in a fundraising or sales capacity
  • Familiarity with peer-to-peer fundraising and working with digital fundraising platforms
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment; can balance competing priorities and quickly adapt plans to changing organizational needs
  • Achievement-oriented and results-driven
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail
  • Welcomes any challenge and is always willing to step in to help wherever necessary
  • Experience with/ commitment to applying equity, diversity, and inclusion principles to work and workplace
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License, adequate liability insurance, and access to a vehicle - must be able to provide own transportation to special events
  • Availability to work hybrid is required with some office work as needed
  • Flexibility and availability to occasionally host meetings or events in the evenings or on weekends (in lieu of time provided)
  • A passion for the mental health of youth across Canada

What’s in it for you?

  • A full-time, permanent position; $45,000 - $50,000 per annum (base salary)
  • A comprehensive benefits package, including $2,000 annual coverage for mental health services, available from the first day on the job
  • Working for an organization that supports personal and professional development and that will invest in your growth
  • A flexible, trust-based culture: we offer uncapped sick days and flex hours
  • A fun, exciting environment filled with an amazing group of driven, talented people (check us out)
  • In addition to vacation allowances, we offer a winter and summer office closure so that we can all recharge simultaneously
  • A chance to contribute to the growth of an aspirational, well-funded organization and make a significant impact on the mental health and well-being of young people across Canada

How to apply:

If you’re the person we’re looking for, apply with your cover letter and resume (PDF format preferred). We will accept applications until August 18th - 3:00 PM EST, but we will consider applications as they come in, so don’t delay! The successful candidate must be available to start early in September.

While the work involves supporting a network of youth in all provinces and territories, this position is located at the headquarters in downtown Toronto. Our staff works under a hybrid model, with the flexibility to work from home or from the office. You may be required to go into the office occasionally depending on your role and operational needs.


At, we are dedicated to inclusion and collaborative work! We strongly believe that having a diverse team with various skills and abilities will inspire creativity and drive innovation in our organization.  We are committed to building a team representative of different backgrounds and perspectives, and we encourage applications from all candidates who represent the full diversity of communities across Canada. 

I don’t meet all the job requirements; should I still apply? - Absolutely! Transferable skills are always considered in our recruitment and selection process; make sure you write specific descriptions and provide clear examples of how your experience will translate to this opportunity.


Reasonable accommodations are available for candidates taking part in all aspects of the hiring process. Accommodation requests can be made by contacting 

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  • Location
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $45,000 - $50,000