Director of Development – THE RIVERWOOD CONSERVANCY

As a member of the Management team, the Director of Development plays a lead role in envisioning, planning, implementing and managing strategic direction for fundraising activities that enable us to achieve our vision: A community in harmony with nature. The Director of Development will lead revenue generation by identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding individual and organizational contributions.

This position reports to the Executive Director, who holds the CFRE designation. As the leader of a “small shop” fundraising team, the successful candidate will bring a mix of oversight, coaching/staff development and direct implementation skills. They will also work directly with the ED on communications, marketing and public relations activities to support TRC’s other mission-driven work.  Salary Range:  $80,000 – $90,000

Posted On:  August 1, 2023

Closing On:  September 1, 2023

Location:  Mississauga, Ontario

Effective:  October 15, 2023

Employment Type:  Full Time

Level:  Management

Salary Range:  $80,000 – $90,000


The Riverwood Conservancy (TRC) is situated on a 150-acre urban nature preserve on the shores of the Credit River in central Mississauga.  Our outdoor education, conservation, stewardship and horticulture programs support people of all cultures, ages, and abilities as they connect with nature within the beautiful natural setting of Riverwood Park.

In recent years TRC has shifted toward a greater emphasis on corporate engagement and individual giving, which has yielded promising results. To continue this momentum and to support the goals and objectives set in our new three-year strategic plan, we are seeking a seasoned and dynamic full-time Director of Development.

Ideally with 8-10 years of experience, an affinity for The Riverwood Conservancy’s mission and a proven track record of success, you will lead TRC’s resource development program, coach and manage a small staff team and guide dedicated volunteers to reach ambitious but realistic goals.

The Riverwood Conservancy is pleased to offer health benefits and a flexible work model. Our office is easily accessible by public transit and located in a heritage home within Riverwood Park, surrounded by forest and gardens.


Key Accountabilities:

  1. Departmental Leadership

Function: to lead and support a collaborative and growth-oriented staff team

Specific Duties:

  1. Revenue Development

Function: to ensure that TRC’s mission is appropriately resourced with a diverse fundraising mix

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  1. Donor Relations and Stewardship

Function: to create and maintain long-term relationships with TRC funders

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  1. Systems and Policies

Function: to ensure a consistent and well-understood approach to fundraising actions and processes

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  1. Strategic Leadership

Function: to develop, monitor and evaluate progress on TRC’s longer-term goals from a development perspective

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  1. Communications

Function: to guide TRC’s communication and marketing-related strategic plan goals and related annual actions

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Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume and cover letter (in Word or PDF) by September 1, 2023.

Brian Packham

The Riverwood Conservancy

4300 Riverwood Park Lane

Mississauga, ON  L5C 2S7

The annual salary range for this position is $80,000 – $90,000, commensurate with experience.

We thank all applicants for their interest; we will contact only those applicants selected for further consideration.