Through funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation the Fund Development Specialist, serves as a key leadership team member.

This position is responsible for developing new fundraising development activities and strategies. The successful candidate will help forge new relationships to build visibility, impact, and financial resources for Big Brothers Big Sisters serving Grand Erie, Halton and Hamilton. The Fund Development Specialist will also design and implement a comprehensive plan for developing key external alliances by cultivating individual and philanthropic support. This role will have primary responsibility for establishing and implementing the infrastructure and skills needed to grow a $500k+ budget through the solicitation of new major gifts, special events, corporate and foundation support as well as exploring new revenue streams such as social enterprises.

Their knowledge and expertise will expand and diversify BBBS’s donor base/pipeline and work closely with other team members to secure funding for new initiatives. In addition, the successful candidate will work closely with the Board of Directors and their efforts in support of agency growth. Salary Range:  $45,000 – $60,000

Posted On:  March 21, 2024

Closing On:  April 5, 2024

Location: Hamilton, Ontario

Employment Type:  Contract

Level:  Junior

Salary Range:  $45,000 – $60,000


About Big Brothers Big Sisters serving Grand Erie, Halton & Hamilton

For over 100 years, BBBS has been championing the health and wellbeing of youth. We step in before it’s too late, to help prevent the physical and mental effects of adverse childhood experiences. We ensure children as young as 6 are supported by caring adults as they overcome these adversities, helping them to do better in life – physically, mentally, socially, emotionally, and academically.

With a history as a community leader and champion for young people, BBBS operates with the belief that all young people deserve to realize their full potential.

Many children and youth in our community struggle with societal barriers and face adversities in their lives like detrimental living conditions, family violence, risk factors for mental health, school issues and identity challenges. These barriers, or Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), cause the presence of toxic stress in a young person’s life, which if not reduced or eliminated, can lead to long term harmful physical, mental, and social outcomes.

Research informs us though, that the presence of one caring and committed adult relationship in the life of a young person with ACEs, is the best predictor of the reduction of toxic stress and therefore allows for the growth of self-esteem, resiliency, healthy relationships, and future potential.

The role of BBBS is to ensure that young people who need us the most are matched with that caring and committed adult who begins a life-changing relationship and igniting the potential in young people.




Fund Development and Major Gifts

Leadership and Strategy

Financial Reporting and Analysis






As an organization committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion, Big Brothers Big Sisters serving Grand Erie, Halton & Hamilton welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, especially those who identify with systemically excluded identities including but not limited to women, individuals living in poverty, persons with disabilities, Black and Indigenous peoples, individuals of diverse gender and/or sexual orientations, racial minorities, and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment. We adhere to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment, and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations when requested. All private information received in relation to an accommodation request will be kept confidential, only information required to facilitate the accommodation will be shared with those involved in the recruitment process.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume by emailing with the subject line: Fund Development Specialist. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and are encouraged by 5:00 p.m. on April 5, 2024.