The Regional Development Coordinator  (RDC) will work in a self-directed environment, in concert with the Director, Fundraising & Partnerships and a team of committed staff members from across Canada and with families and volunteers where required.  The RDC is responsible for developing specific geographic regions, identifying potential resources and raising funds for long-term organizational sustainability. Salary Range:  $50,000 – $60,000

Posted On:  December 1, 2022

Closing On:  December 16, 2022

Location:  Virtual

Effective:  ASAP

Employment Type:  Full Time

Job Experience:  Intermediate

Salary Range:  $50,000 – $60,000


Threads of Life is a national charity dedicated to supporting families along their journey of healing who have suffered from workplace fatality, life-altering injury or occupational disease. We help the families protect future generations of Canadian workers.

Threads of Life has recently seen significant growth both in the families we support and our community partners across Canada. We are the charity of choice for occupational health and safety events.

Our Mission:

Our mission is to help families heal through a community of support and to promote the elimination of life-altering workplace injuries, illnesses and deaths.

Why We Need Threads of Life

In Canada, on average three people are killed on the job every working day. Many more suffer from life-altering injuries and occupational disease. These tragedies leave behind devastated families.

We offer these families support through programs and services. Our signature fundraising event Steps for Life – Walking for Families of Workplace Tragedy, brings together corporations, governments, health and safety professionals and family members who walk to raise the awareness about the importance of injury prevention in the workplace while raising funds for family support programs and services. The walk has experienced rapid growth in the past few years across Canada.

Threads of Life is a small, Canadian charity where teamwork is critical to the success of our programs. The ideal candidate will be able to juggle multiple projects while lending a hand to other staff members if needed. An appreciation for the workload of others will be an asset in this position and a willingness to be flexible in a small group dynamic where each member works from a home office.  The charity has expanded and continues to grow with the right team dynamic where all members are able to adjust, shift priorities and meet our strategic objectives.

Important to review

Candidates must live in Ontario, have a home office, be able to travel to attend events (sometimes for a few days at a time), be able to handle multiple emails and calls per day, computer experience with word, excel, powerpoint, google drive and database programs. Experience with developing and maintaining partnership and donor relationships, fundraising and working with volunteers are important considerations. This is currently a 40 hour/week position


The Regional Development Coordinator  (RDC) will work in a self-directed environment, in concert with the Director, Fundraising & Partnerships and a team of committed staff members from across Canada and with families and volunteers where required.  The RDC is responsible for developing specific geographic regions, identifying potential resources and raising funds for long-term organizational sustainability.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Fundraising & Partnerships

  • Identify and Research potential partners/funders and write specific project and grant applications and reports to ensure sustainable program and project funding.
  • Maintain and steward existing partner/funder relationships and identify opportunities for growth
  • Work closely with 3rd party event organizers to ensure maximum support for Threads of Life.
  • Assist the Director in developing business plans to generate income from various sources.
  • Undertake online research and build contacts with potential individual donors and raise funds for the activities of the organization.
  • Maintain relationships with existing donors and respond to their requests regularly and keep updating them about the work of the organization.
  • Contribute to efforts to increase annual and planned giving revenue streams.
  • Develop regional stakeholder networks to actively raise awareness of Threads of Life
  • Involve volunteers in supporting the fundraising process.

Event & Volunteer Coordination 

  • Steps for Life – Walking for Families of Workplace Tragedy – Work closely with the National Manager and volunteer committees in multiple communities to hold successful Steps for Life fundraising walk/event in April/May to:
    • Develop and coordinate walk events across the region.
    • Research potential for additional walk events.
    • Communicate effectively with walk committees to provide support.
    • Identify potential community sponsors and prepare proposals for Steps for Life events
    • Provide input into potential national walk sponsors.
  • Trade Shows, 3rd Party Events
    • Work with event organizers to determine and coordinate Threads of Life support.
    • Ensure proper stewardship and explore opportunities for further partnership development.
    • Increase awareness of Threads of Life through promotion of special events and community activities ( NAOSH Week, Day of Mourning)
  • Regional Family Forum
    • Collaborate with the Director, Fundraising and Partnerships to establish the guest list for the Friday evening reflections ceremony, invite guests and track responses
  • As required, communicate with local WSIB on the distribution of materials to their contacts
  • Assist with the creation of materials for the family forum as required.
  • As requested, plan and deliver a session
  • Attend the family forum weekend and provide support as needed


  • Write stewardship reports for funders to meet annual reporting schedules
  • Utilize e-Tapestry and Team Raiser to update constituent records, document contacts, and generate queries and reports.
  • Contribute written blog posts, newsletter articles and social media posts as requested.

Preferred skills

  • Exceptional research, writing and presentation skills to investigate trends and developments in other jurisdictions, review reports and government documents, and prepare summaries, briefs and position papers for team and board members, in preparation for meetings with external stakeholders, including government officials.
  • Presentation skills and experience to represent Threads of Life with partners and stakeholders.
  • The ability and knowledge to monitor related injury prevention activities and to undertake national awareness initiatives, working collaboratively with government, non-government, industry and other organizations such as the jurisdictional compensation authorities.
  • The ability to seek out opportunities to support others in achieving goals, recognizing and respecting individual differences.
  • The ability to manage projects, determining the financial and human resource (staff, volunteers, students) needs for each initiative.
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills.
  • Ability to develop, implement and report on program evaluation in conjunction with other team members
  • Leadership skills to create an empowered team environment for volunteers by guiding, mentoring, supervising and supporting them in reaching their full potential and in exceeding their goals.
  • Knowledge of the Canadian legislative system and processes, especially as it relates to occupational health and safety/health would be an asset.


  • Able to travel to attend events (sometimes for a few days at a time).
  • Must live in Ontario
  • Have a home office, can function efficiently and productively in a ‘virtual’ office environment.
  • Fundraising designation, volunteer management or a related discipline.
  • Minimum five years of event and fundraising experience in the charitable sector.
  • Strong knowledge of best practices in large scale event fundraising, particularly Walk/Run experience.
  • Experience working with volunteer committees and providing support to a broad range of volunteers
  • Strong attention to detail and comfort with multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and tight timelines.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Experience with Blackbaud products: eTapestry and Team Raiser.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in MS Office Suite of products.
  • Familiar with social media and virtual meeting technology
  • Being bilingual is an asset (English and French).

How to Apply:

Email resume and a cover letter no later than Friday December 16, 5pm ET to with Central RDC as the subject line. 

Position to start in January 2023.

We thank all candidates in advance however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.