Director, Philanthropy – JA SOUTH WESTERN ONTARIO

As a member of the senior leadership team, the Director, Philanthropy will build and lead the resource development team for JA South Western Ontario.  The Director will develop and implement an integrated strategy to obtain new, ongoing and increased support from corporations, foundations, organizations and individuals, as well as oversee fundraising events. This role collaborates closely with the President and CEO, the Director, Programs & Operations and the Director, Marketing & Communications.  Salary Range:  $60,000 – $80,000

Posted on:  September 29, 2022

Closing on:  October 7, 2022

Location:  London, Kitchener, Waterloo, Chatham

Effective:  Immediately

Employment Type:  Full Time

Job Experience:  Junior

Salary Range:  $60,000 – $80,000


JA South Western Ontario is a member of JA Canada and part of JA Worldwide (JA), the world’s largest not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating young people about business. Through the delivery of hands-on, blended learning in entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness, JA empowers young people to grow their entrepreneurial ideas, hone their work skills, manage their earnings, and secure better lives for themselves, their families, and their communities. 

Since 1963, schools in South Western Ontario have relied on JA to prepare young people for success in an ever-changing global economy. JA South Western Ontario is responsible for the geographic area including the counties of Essex, Chatham-Kent, Lambton, Elgin, Middlesex, Oxford, Huron, Perth, Bruce, Grey, Wellington, Waterloo, Brant, Hamilton, Haldimand-Norfolk, and Niagara.


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This full-time position (40.0 hours per week) is available immediately with regular business hours and some evenings/ weekends. Remote work from a home office anywhere in the JA South Western Ontario region is possible; however, regular attendance at one of our office locations in London (head office), Chatham or Waterloo may be required, with travel as required to other parts of the region. The successful candidate must have a suitable quiet environment from which to work, with a desk and reliable and secure internet access.  A laptop will be provided. The position reports to the President & CEO.

The successful candidate must undergo a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search. 

JA South Western Ontario is an equal opportunity employer. JA SWO will not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed (religion), sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, disability, age (18 and over), record of offenses for which a pardon has been granted, marital status (including same sex partners), family status, or any other grounds prohibited by the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by email to  by October 7, 2022. We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.