Fundraising & Public Relations Director – RAY OF HOPE

The Fundraising and Public Relations Director will report to and be in partnership with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) as together they support and implement Ray of Hope’s Mission, Vision and Actions. This leader will be responsible for overseeing the strategic planning, implementation and execution of all fundraising and public relations initiatives for Ray of Hope, including donor engagement, stewardship, grants, events, marketing and social media. They will be a member of the Senior Management Team at Ray of Hope.

If you are a creative and organized team-player with proven fundraising skills, and a set of values that align with Ray of Hope, we would love to connect with you.

Salary Range:  $75,000 – $85,000

Posted On:  March 1, 2023

Closing On:  March 24, 2023

Location:  Kitchener, Ontario, (Hybrid)

Employment Type:  Full Time

Job Experience:  Management

Salary Range: $75,000 – $85,000

Start Date:  Spring 2023


Fundraising & Public Relations Director – Ray of Hope

This executive search is conducted by Nelson/Kraft & Associates on behalf of Ray of Hope


Education & Certifications

Abilities & Values


To demonstrate the love of Christ by investing in people, inspiring hope and transforming life.


We envision a community where all people are empowered to experience hope, connection and positive change.


We will accomplish this by providing a safe and supportive environment where strengths based and trauma informed services are provided for all.




The Ray of Hope Community Centre is at the heart of everything we do to help vulnerable neighbours. It offers a place of safety and support to people struggling with poverty, hunger and homelessness.

At Ray of Hope Community Centre, we:


Ray of Hope Youth Support Services (YSS) helps young people and their families find healthy, long-term coping solutions that empowers them to build wholistic futures. Over time, any coping activity (i.e. substance use, screen time, social media, etc.) can become problematic depending how it influences your brain’s chemistry. YSS is here to help those seeking to heal, improve and recover from the negative impact of problematic, addictive behaviours.


The Employment Services Program provides the education, counselling, practical life skills and on-the-job training necessary to be resilient in the workplace.


Our Secure Custody facility offers a safe place for young people who have committed serious crimes to complete their court-appointed sentences.


TO APPLY please send a PDF copy of your cover letter and resume to

To obtain a complete Opportunity Profile, please visit our website.


Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. is an executive consulting firm that specializes in working with not-for-profits and for-profit businesses across Canada, assisting them in the placement of senior executives and directors.

Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. welcomes and encourages all interested applicants to apply for this position. Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion in its hiring practices, and will only make distinctions among interested applicants in accordance with the applicable Human Rights legislation.

Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. also welcomes and encourages applications from candidates with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in the selection process. If you require disability-related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact us.