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Development Director

We are searching for a strategic, community minded individual with a heart for authentic and purposeful relationships, and a keen ability to deliver on results, to join our team as Development Director.   Planted in the rich soil of this team’s culture of learning, innovation and professionalism, this individual will build on a solid foundation of significant fundraising growth and brand strength, in a growing organization that has doubled in size ($19M), over the past decade.  The opportunity is to continue this fundraising growth beyond the current $3.6M towards annual operational needs and the large capital campaign underway, while growing transformative legacy and major gifts.

The Development Director will lead, coach and develop a team of fundraising and marketing professionals, while providing strategic leadership and direction for the organization’s Fundraising and Marketing functions to effectively support the mission and goals of the organization.  Reporting to the Executive Director, this member of the Senior Leadership Team will have shared organizational privilege and responsibility to work effectively with the Board of Directors and the leadership team to develop and carry out House of Friendship’s Strategic and Annual Plans and make crucial decisions for the organization.

** This is a permanent, salaried, full-time (37.5 hours/week) position with paid sick time, personal days and vacation; group health benefits and defined contribution pension plan.

This is a hybrid role, with some work days at the office, some work days at home and some at community events or meetings with key stakeholders across Waterloo Region. **

Key Responsibilities:

  • Member of the Leadership Team:
    • Effectively lead, collaborate and contribute to the development and achievement of the organizational Strategic and Annual Plans
    • Responsible for the healthy and safe operation of the programs, ensuring a physically and psychologically healthy work environment for all team members;
    • Responsible for all aspects of department’s planning and operations including strategy development, operational reviews, budget management, resource allocation, team growth and development and productive internal and external relationships
    • Build and maintain strategic and collaborative relationships with donors, funders, partners, community leaders, media and agencies, as well as colleagues, to increase opportunities for innovation and positively impact outcomes
    • Attend leadership and management team meetings and actively participate as a team member
    • Represent House of Friendship at applicable community/partner/funder meetings and forums, bringing relevant issues and solutions to the conversation
  • Role Specific:
    • Effectively lead, coach and develop a team that consistently achieves the department’s annual plan, budget, strategies and commitments
    • Successfully develop and lead House of Friendship’s Fundraising strategies and operations, including for the Annual Fund, Major Giving, Legacy Giving, Capital Campaigns, Special Projects and other donation revenue, to meet the annual and future donation revenue needs
    • Lead the team to deliver compelling donor-centric fundraising, comprehensive donor stewardship and recognition, and excellent story-telling communications, alongside a robust donor database that enables insight-driven decisions
    • Identify, create and support opportunities to grow financial support for our mission, and manage all aspects of the department’s financial functions
    • Effectively share the House of Friendship mission in donor visits, events, presentations and other communications to grow support for our mission, and build collaborative relationships with donors, local philanthropy leaders and partners
    • Provide strategic direction to grow engagement of faith communities
    • Stay current as a team with relevant trends in philanthropy, adopting as appropriate for House of Friendship
    • Provide strategic Marketing leadership for House of Friendship’s brand internally and externally, including brand strategy, tools, media, online presence, print mediums, digital assets, and all forms of advertising
    • Support House of Friendship organizationally with external and internal strategic communications such as emergency response, Community Report, House Links, and maintain a current organizational Crisis Communications Plan
    • Increase fundraising literacy and story-telling capacity among House of Friendship team members
    • Develop and maintain relevant policies including Donor Stewardship, Social Media and Story-teller Consents

 Critical Skills:

  • An authentic, bold and creative leader with a passion for and proven results in leading, coaching and developing people and teams
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to inspire confidence and trust amongst all stakeholders, acting ethically and responsibly in all interactions
  • Commitment to understand and uphold the mission and values of House of Friendship is expected
  • Exemplary emotional intelligence, resilience, communication, conflict management and problem- solving skills required
  • Ability to work collaboratively in cross-divisional, cross-departmental and multi-stakeholder teams
  • Excellent project, timeline and deadline management skills including skills in logistics and planning and detailed record keeping
  • Able to handle and prioritize multiple projects, relationships and competing priorities and deliver projects on time in a dynamic environment
  • Able to model effective problem solving by recognizing the human, interpersonal and technical sides of a problem, show flexibility and explore possible solutions in an innovative and creative way
  • Act as a change agent; contributing to continuous improvement and the successful implementation of change initiatives
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain a positive work environment including the ability to lead and navigate change in a positive and productive manner
  • Experience or strong interest in working with diverse populations including people from various cultural and faith background, income levels, lived experience and sensitivity to their needs
  • Strong intercultural competency, with the ability to recognize and respect cultural diversity, able to be diplomatic and sensitive to the dynamics of a culturally diverse workplace
  • Experience with and commitment to using an anti-racism, anti-oppressive and trauma informed approach in consultation, program design, evaluation processes and service delivery
  • Respectful, supportive and engaging approach to persons with physical and/or cognitive disabilities, addictions, mental health and other life challenges


  • A university degree communications, marketing, business or related field is required
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a leadership capacity working in the area of fundraising, communications, marketing or other business field with a demonstrated track record of creating effective strategy and achieving organizational and department goals
  • Understanding of and experience with Annual Giving, Major Gifts, Capital Campaigns and Legacy Giving
  • Demonstrated experience with brand management, marketing strategy, integrated communications and media
  • Very strong leadership, team building and decision-making skills required including demonstrated strength in coaching and developing people and teams with at least 3 years previous experience leading a team
  • Experience with coaching and mentoring for personal growth and development, including the ability to coach others through conflict
  • A CFRE designation or desire to complete it is preferred, as well as being an AFP member

 Job Specific Knowledge/Skills:

  • Proven skills in strategic thinking, influence and negotiation, as well as a demonstrated ability to cultivate and maintain productive partner relations
  • Demonstrated skill in building and maintaining productive relationships with a variety of constituents including staff, donors, volunteers, community leaders, partners and media
  • Demonstrated understanding of charitable philanthropy and donor-centric approaches
  • Able to effectively engage with program participants, sharing their stories with dignity
  • Excellent oral, presentation and written communication skills are critical to this role, including effective story-telling and superior listening skills
  • Strong strategic thinking, research and analytical skills
  • Ability to balance creativity and innovation with process orientation for planning and execution
  • Knowledge of and experience managing crisis communications including experience in community consultation, specifically related to difficult or contentious issues
  • Knowledge of and experience with online platforms such as websites and social media, as well as effective communication strategies and campaigns
  • Strong working knowledge of media relations principles and experience working with the media;
  • Ability to understand the diverse needs and interests of individual donors, corporations, faith groups, foundations and other funding bodies in order to develop collaborative and mutually beneficial relationships
  • Knowledge of the local issues, vulnerable groups, and needs in Waterloo Region are assets
  • Advanced computer skills and literacy, including knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office Suite, with Raiser’s Edge being an asset


We value our team members above all else and know that our mission can only succeed through your work. We value the work that you do with fair pay and benefits:

  • We are a Living Wage employer as defined by the Ontario Living Wage Network
  • We use a 3.5:1 ratio meaning that the highest paid team member is not paid more than 3.5 times than the lowest paid team member
  • Time off includes 5 weeks of vacation, 3 personal days, and sick credits totaling approximately 12 days per year
  • Full time benefit plan including Extended Health Care (EHC), Dental, Group Life, Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D), Long Term Disability (LTD) and Health Care Spending Account
  • We believe strongly in supporting the mental health of our team members including providing access to the Employee and Family Assistance Program, $1,000 for counselling services and our workplace Wellness and Psychological Health and Safety programs
  • We help you save for the future by providing a retirement plan that includes a matched Group Pension Plan as well as a Group RRSP and a Group Tax Free Savings Account

At House of Friendship all compensation ranges are categorized under a series of “grades” and we base our payment structure on internal equity. When determining rate of pay, a candidate’s past related experience will be taken into consideration along with where others with similar experience are currently on the pay grid. Note: Due to the internal composition of our pay grids, many team members with lengthy experience are between the start and mid-point of the range and therefore most new team members will be placed accordingly.

Grade: 7
Min: $41.59/hour
Mid: $47.21/hour
Max: $52.83/hour

Working Conditions: 

  • 37.5 hours per week, generally daytime, weekday hours
  • Hybrid work environment
  • Work may be performed in a home office for some of the weekly hours
  • Very occasional weekend and evening work is required to support House of Friendship and community events
  • Travel throughout Waterloo Region
  • Encountering participants at program sites who may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and/or experiencing symptoms of mental illness can be expected

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy:

To maintain the safety of staff and participants, House of Friendship has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. All Staff hired after October 19, 2021 are required to provide proof of being Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19 as a pre-condition of their employment or placement offer. If an individual is unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19, they will be required to submit written proof verifying a medical reason or by submitting a request under the Ontario Human Rights Code and agree to regular Rapid Antigen Testing at least two times per week. When documentation has been received and approved, House of Friendship will provide accommodation up to the point of undue hardship in compliance with the OHRC and may follow up to receive further information and/or documentation as required. Failure to meet these requirements will result in the immediate revocation of an offer of employment.

If you are as passionate as we are about serving the community, and ready to make a huge impact,

let’s talk.


Please apply with your resume and cover letter here:


By end of day May 7, 2023.




Executive Director

The Board of Directors of Child Witness Centre is hiring an Executive Director (ED) to lead the organization, build relationships and to develop and execute new and ongoing initiatives. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ED is responsible for Engagement and Advocacy, Revenue Generation, Strategic Planning and Implementation and overall Operations of the Agency. If you are dedicated to doing all you can to meet the individual best interests of the children, youth and families served in Waterloo Wellington, please consider this role.

What you bring to the role:
* Progressive senior leadership experience (7 years) in a similar sized non-profit organization. Experience to lead, coach, motivate, inspire staff.
* Strategic fundraising experience. As a fundraising generalist, you bring a minimum of 7 – 10 years of progressive fundraising experience in small fundraising shops.
* A relationship builder with excellent donor relations skills and understanding of the funding community
* Knowledge of dealing with different levels of government and sectors in obtaining grants
* Demonstrated track record working with municipal government and major organizations
* Proven partnership building experience
* Experience working within a Board of Governance operating model
* Strong, collaborative decision-maker
* Open to new ideas; ability to identify and effectively steward new opportunities to implementation
* Familiarity with Canada’s charitable sector and the legal framework within which charities act
* Strong change management, communication and organizational skills
* Solid, hands-on budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis and decision-making and reporting

* Insight and ability to successfully navigate the ever-changing environment of the community services for children and youth in Waterloo Wellington.
* Knowledge of the current challenges facing Waterloo Wellington and experience addressing these challenges.

* Bachelor’s Degree preferred or equivalent experience

* Valid Driver’s License and access to a vehicle to travel. Must maintain $2 million Third Party Insurance.
* A current Vulnerable Persons Check and a Family and Children Services Check.

What Child Witness Centre offers you in return:
* A competitive salary of $110,000 – $125,000 (commensurate with experience)
* Benefits
* Hybrid working environment

This search is being conducted on behalf of Child Witness Centre by crawfordconnect, a search firm specializing in recruiting non-profit and charitable professionals for Canada’s non-profit sector. If someone you know may be interested in this position, please feel free to forward this document – we would be pleased to connect with them.
We request all applications be submitted online only.

Key contact: Muneerah Shiraz, Senior Search Consultant, muneerah@crawfordconnect.com

Application Details:
Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume and cover letter online in confidence.
To submit your application by May 12, 2023, visit https://crawfordconnect.com/for-candidates/job-openings/#/posting/PR-258 and upload your cover letter and resume in two separate documents.
We thank all applicants for applying, however, only qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Matching Gifts Specialist, Full-time


The Matching Gift Specialist is accountable to the Manager of Alumni and Donor Services for the oversight of matching gift and third-party donation processes and database updates for the Office of Advancement. In addition, the role will be knowledgeable in all functional activities related to alumni, donor and prospect records and donation processing in order to provide back-up and support to the Alumni and Donor Services team.

Matching and third-party gifts are an increasing source of donation revenue and have evolved to be predominately web-based with the necessity to meet complex and regulatory requirements of specific industries and companies The Matching Gift Specialist will play a vital role in recommending and implementing matching gift processes that increase revenue and enhance both individual and corporate donor relationships.


Development and implementation of a comprehensive matching gift process

  • Uses knowledge of regulatory (CRA/IRS) and industry specific standards and best practices related to matching gifts when processing donations
  • Collaborates with, and provides technical advice to, Annual Giving team on implementation and backend support of ongoing solicitation and revenue generating activities to maximize matching gift opportunities
  • Researches company information using a variety of sources to proactively update and maintain matching gift eligibility and percentage details on Advancement database
  • Validates and approves gifts for matching on a variety of web platforms or via paper process and provides the matching gift corporate partner with the necessary format to clear for payment to the University
  • Researches, streamlines and accurately enters matching gift donation revenue into the advancement database
  • Follows up by automated process and/or personal interaction on status of unpaid matching gift claims
  • Reconciles payment with UW banking to identify incoming payments
  • Obtains and maintains detailed instructions, passwords and access to any matching gift platforms with which the University interacts

Development and implementation of processes for accepting, posting and receipting third-party gifts

  • Uses knowledge of regulatory (CRA/IRS) and industry specific standards and best practices related to third party giving when processing donations
  • Manages the processes for tracking and receipting gifts from the University’s two international giving foundations, The Friends of the University of Waterloo Foundation and the Hong Kong Foundation; uses knowledge of IRS and Hong Kong Inland Revenue requirements to issue receipts and track donation revenue on the advancement database. Discerns when to escalate matters to the manager for further follow up or clarification
  • Collaborates with the Alumni and Donor Services Manager or Finance Officer to set up accounts and access to new third party giving platforms as they arise
  • Liases with UW Banking to track EFT revenue coming from new or unknown third party giving platforms and communicates with corporate or donor contacts to seek clarification
  • Acts as main point of contact for third party giving staff (i.e. United Way, Canada Helps, Benevity)

Communication and Relationship Management

  • Communicates directly with individual donors to make the match process as effortless as possible
  • Coordinates and liaises with corporate donation or payroll departments in regards to administration of their matching gift programs; trouble-shoots and resolves any issues that arise
  • Acts as campus resource on matching and third-party giving policies, procedures and processes

Support Ongoing Improvement Initiatives

  • Creates, reviews and updates complex gift matching procedures for both internal and external stakeholders
  • Collaborates with Data Integrity Manager to ensure integrity of data
  • Assists and supports special projects within the Office of Advancement


  • Is knowledgeable, trained and able to perform all functions of the Alumni and Donor Services Assistant as required
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Post-secondary education and/or equivalent work experience
  • 2-3 years gift processing experience on an enterprise level database
  • Knowledge of University of Waterloo and Advancement policies and procedures would be an asset
  • Demonstrated experience working in a computerized financial environment including reconciliations
  • Experience in an employed or volunteer capacity in the charitable or not for profit sector is preferred
    Ability to take initiative, influence and recommend business improvements
  • Sound knowledge of CRA/IRS guidelines, privacy regulations, and charitable sector rules and regulations
  • Excellent donor-centered communication skills, both written and oral
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to apply a high degree of accuracy to work
  • Proficiency in gift processing preferably with Raiser’s Edge; experience with alternative customer relationship management (CRM) database or financial system may be substituted
  • Proficiency in a network environment with Windows with a variety of software applications including email, Excel, Word and web navigation
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and complete work in a timely manner
  • Ability to handle confidential matters with a high level of integrity
  • Able to work in an independent and team environment
  • Occasional weekend and evening work may be required

Salary Range:  $48,860 – $61,075

To apply follow this link

Equity Statement

The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is co-ordinated within our Office of Indigenous Relations.

The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion.  As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as First Nations, Métis and/or Inuk (Inuit), Black, racialized, a person with a disability, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview, or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Human Resources at hrhelp@uwaterloo.ca  or 519-888-4567, ext. 45935.


Marillac Place Job Posting
Executive Director (Part-time)

Marillac Place is a ten-bedroom facility located in downtown Kitchener that provides a safe
home for women ages sixteen and older who are pregnant, who have a child in their care, or
who are attempting to regain care of their child. Women who come to Marillac Place receive 24-
hour guidance and support, continue their education and are enabled with the life-skills they
need to care for themselves and their child.

We are looking for an Executive Director to strategically lead the organization in order to
position Marillac Place to thrive for the next several years. The Executive Director will oversee
policy development, budgeting and fiscal management, supervising three staff, facilities
management, work with the Board and drive communications and fundraising efforts. This is a
part-time position (20-24 hours per week) and is flexible to work from home and office. The
position will require regular availability to work from office when required. The Executive Director
will report directly to the Board of Directors.

• Supporting the Residential Director, the Administration and Development Coordinator and
the Program Developer.
• Working with committees of the Board including Fundraising, Governance and Finance.
• Developing and proposing an annual budget and managing actual financial performance
including working with the accountants on the yearly audit.
• Overseeing and completing necessary grant applications with support from the management
• Completing all required reporting to the Region of Waterloo and other funding partners and
• Managing relationships with foundations, higher level donors and funders.
• Overseeing the execution of a strategic plan including any new future plans.
• Overseeing the development and execution of a long-term fundraising strategy.
• Completing any insurance requirements and ensuring appropriate coverages are in place.
• Overseeing facilities management including renovations and upgrades that will be required
over the next few years. Will require working with City Heritage Planners and knowledge of
guidelines for heritage properties will be an asset.
• Overseeing the development of any external communications including newsletters and the
annual report.
• Working with the Board to review, update and create required policies for the organization.
• Participating with the Board in effective risk management.
• Ensuring secure data management and privacy standards are met.
• Attending and speaking at various public events involving funders and stakeholders etc.
• Communicating effectively with the Board of Directors, by providing timely and accurate
information necessary for the Board to make informed decisions. Includes attending and
reporting at monthly Board meetings.
• Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.

• Post Secondary Education in a related discipline (e.g., management, fundraising) and/or
equivalent years of relevant experience.
• Experience working with at-risk populations would be an asset.
• Experience in a senior leadership role with direct reports.
• Minimum of 5 years experience in similar occupation.
• Solid understanding of organizational budgeting and financial planning.
• Demonstrated ability to successfully raise funds in the non-profit sector since ED also acts as
the lead in fundraising. CFRE accreditation would be an asset.
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to perform independently without supervision.
• Ability to work within the organization’s mission and values with the understanding and
sensitivity to the needs of individuals.
• Strong organizational skills including ability to plan and delegate.
• Some knowledge of heritage facility/building management would be an asset.
• Must provide a current Police Vulnerable Sector Check.

Salary: $38,000-$47,000.00 (based on 20-24 hours)
Position Start Date: May 2023
Closing Date: April 20th, 2023

For more information visit www.marillacplace.ca

Marillac Place is committed to equity for all and to delivering the highest quality service through
a qualified workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. Upon request, we
will provide reasonable accommodation in the hiring process to support applicants.

Send your resume and cover letter to sfeener@marillacplace.ca with the subject line Executive
Director. We thank all applicants. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be