You’ll play an essential role in our communications, digital and stewardship programs by coordinating the social media schedule, writing and organizing media opportunities, assisting in the redevelopment of our website, managing creation of the annual report, helping with stewardship activities and supporting our fundraising with proposals and materials.
You’re the precise fit if you are a compelling storyteller with excellent writing skills, have experience with donor, communications and public relations, running (and expanding) social media accounts, and have high attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, and administrative competence. Equally essential, you have phenomenal people skills, emotional intelligence and remarkable client service for those highly significant stewardship projects that show our donors the incredible impact they’ve had on our programs and services. The ideal candidate is a superb communicator and relationship builder with experience in fundraising. You have a proven track record of successfully developing relationships with donors and crafting high-quality communications and marketing materials. This role requires someone who enjoys the challenge of working in a fast-paced environment and being part of a small, tight-knit team.
This job requires a highly collaborative fundraising professional, a creative writer, someone who has a flair for relationship building, a love of idealization and a keenness for learning. If you've worked with Adobe Creative Suite and have an eye for great design, and love a challenge, you should apply!
Major Duties include:
Create effective donor communications for major gift and corporate donors, including proposals and stewardship reports
Create creative content for multi-channel use
Make thank you phone calls to donors
Identify key stories within Hope and Me and our community; keeping our communications up to date and relevant
Support the implementation of donor stewardship events and activities
Gain a deep understanding of our varied target audiences; who they are, what persuade them, how they connect to Hope and Me.
Stay up to date on the implementation programs and services, how and why changes are taking place, how these changes impact our donor communications and commitments
Lead new corporate business development while also managing existing partnerships
Research, write and submit both corporate and foundation grant applications, funding proposals and reports
Develop and execute a strategy for employee workplace giving
Collaborate with staff and volunteers to enhance fundraising initiatives
Craft a wide range of professional marketing and revenue development materials
University degree, with at least four years of related work experience preferred.
Working experience in a non-profit organization an asset.
Conduct that demonstrates adherence to The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Standards of Professional Practice.
Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work, handling multiple projects at one time with a high degree of efficiency, thorough attention to detail, poise, and patience.
Ability to take the initiative and demonstrate a flexible approach in responding to needs as they arise.
Able to exercise discretion and tact with sensitive and confidential situations
Hands-on experience and proficiency with MS Office
Highly articulate with excellent English writing and editing skills.
Exceptional copywriting skills and knowing what keeps audiences engaged.
Capability to manage stakeholder expectations and ensure timely project completion with the ability to effectively persuade and inspire support for Hope and Me’s Mission
Formidable attention to detail and works well under deadlines.
Strong multi-tasking, and problem-solving and analytical reasoning skills.
Demonstrated experience identifying and developing strong partnerships
Ability to work in a results-oriented and deadline driven environment
Demonstrated research, solicitation, cultivation, and strategic planning skills
Proficiency to talk about our "case for support" passionately and enthusiastically
Collaborative and team oriented
Capability to multi-task
Gregarious with a great sense of humor is a must
Proficient in the use of word, database, spreadsheet, and presentation applications and prospect management systems.
Additional Salary Information: Confidential
Internal Number: 4102019
About Hope and Me-MDAO
We are a community-based not-for-profit mental health services provider with more than 35-year history. We support adults, youth, families, and caregivers, province-wide, who experience mood disorders, early psychosis, and various mental health or addictions issues, all through increasingly sophisticated and standards-based peer support, including individual, group and family peer support.
At the end of last year, we changed our name from The Mood Disorders Association of Ontario to Hope and Me. The words 'Hope and Me” reflect our approach, which puts the client and participant first and describes what they experience in the services that we provide across Ontario as our programming. Our services are pivotal in fostering resiliency, promoting self-care, instilling empowerment and building hope.