Senior Development Officer – Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton

Guided by Catholic values and teachings; a fundamental belief in strengthening families; and the mandate of the laws of Ontario, the mission of the Society is to protect and advocate for the wellbeing of children within the City of Hamilton.

The Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton is committed to having a workforce that is reflective of the diversity of the city of Hamilton and strongly encourages applications from all qualified individuals, especially those who can provide different perspectives and contribute to a further diversification of ideas

Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton
Senior Development Officer
Hamilton (hybrid)
$63,112-80,613 per annum
Closing March 1, 2022
Full-Time, Intermediate Level

Guided by Catholic values and teachings, we serve children and youth within the Hamilton community by protecting their safety and well-being, strengthening their families and nurturing lifelong relationships.

The Senior Development Officer will perform their duties with a high degree of personal and professional integrity, while building collaborative relationships and partnerships with all individuals based on mutual respect.

The Senior Development Officer is responsible for ensuring all duties are carried out in alignment with the mission and vision of the Society with a commitment of social justice.

Foster strong relationships with donors and generate philanthropic support from a portfolio of donors and prospects, provide strategic and donor support to the Senior Consultant, Fund Development and Communications, in the development and execution of fundraising and communication activities including:
• Managing a portfolio of special event, sponsorship, foundation, leadership and major gift donors and prospects, and undertaking visits with donors to secure funds and building strong relationships
• Personally cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors as well as working with senior staff to solicit donors and prospects and ensuring maximum success
• Enhancing and supporting the Annual Giving Program through mail and electronic appeals, website and online giving, monthly giving and tribute giving
• Taking an active role in the development and execution of new fundraising events and partnerships which heighten the Society’s profile within the community as well as establishing new sources of revenues for the work of the Society
• Coordinating the annual fundraising activities including but not limited to the Golf
Tournament, Serendipity Auction, and Volunteer Recognition in conjunction with the
Senior Consultant, Fund Development and Communications and support staff
• Supporting the maintenance of the donor database and ensuring key information is
entered in Donor Perfect on a timely basis
• Assisting with the Donor Fulfilment and thank you process
• Supporting a public relations strategy for events and other community initiatives in
conjunction with the Communications Coordinator
• Organizing committee meetings as required, including regular progress reports on key
activities, e.g., participant registration, sponsorship
• Participating in the development and implementation of the Society’s annual
development plan
• Completing mandatory training and participating in ongoing agency training
• Demonstrating leadership and a commitment to the principles of anti-oppressive
practices and anti-racism based on justice, fairness, equity, respect of the beliefs and
traditions of others
• Complying with agency Health and Safety policies and the Ontario Health and Safety Act,
and regulations
• Commitment to the Society’s mission and vision
• Performing other duties as may be assigned

• Diploma or degree in business, fundraising or marketing
• 5+ years of donor relationship building experience
• Proven experience in successfully cultivating and soliciting donors
• CFRE designation or in process of completing the requirements is an asset
• 5+ years of experience in coordinating or managing events
• Strong marketing and event promotional experience
• Strong understanding of, and ability to build upon, community connections as it relates
to fundraising initiatives
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Innovative thinker; strong problem-solving skills
• Excellent organizational and time management skills; ability to meet deadlines
• Demonstrated decision making, with the ability to respond to competing priorities
• Demonstrated ability for taking initiative and assuming responsibility; efficient and
consistent team player
• Respectful and compassionate demeanor
• Knowledge and commitment to anti-oppressive/anti-racist philosophy
• Computer literate with demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft office and a fundraising
database (preferably Donor Perfect)
• Demonstrates a commitment to, and work ethic in, leadership and role models
behaviours that demonstrate the Mission and Vision of the Catholic Children’s Aid Society
• Bilingual French/English is an asset
• Able to affirm and integrate in the delivery of services the Society values which reflect the
Agency’s Catholic faith, heritage, culture and traditions
• Bondable with acceptable police clearance, and satisfactory provincial records search.
• Valid Ontario Driver’s License, acceptable driver’s abstract, acceptable vulnerable sector
criminal record clearance and satisfactory internal records search. Proof of Third-Party
Liability coverage with a limit of not less than $2,000,000 (two million dollars) and
Standard Ontario Accident Benefits coverage
• In compliance with agency’s Covid-19 Vaccination policy, the successful candidate must
provide proof of full vaccination status as defined by the Ministry of Health.

Knowledgeable of, and ability to conduct daily activities in a safe and secure manner complying
with employee obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, WHMIS, Society
Health, safety and security policies and procedures. Reports and makes right any unsafe
condition, practice and/or condition.

The work environment is primarily office, but does include regular contact with staff, volunteers,
resource parents and community representatives. The job includes driving.

The role description is provided without prejudice to any management rights and is not intended
to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities.

Employment Terms & Hours of Work: 35 hours per week

Position: Non-Union

Compensation: Range, based on qualifications and experience: $63,112-80,613 per annum

Starting Date: As soon as possible

Apply in writing by submitting an updated resume and your current training record to:

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to building an inclusive process
that respects the dignity and independence of people with disabilities.
If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment
process please inform Human Resources.