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Fundraising Specialist

by Thames Valley District School Board

Date Posted: Sep 14, 2023
Thames Valley District School Board

Job Description

The Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) is the fourth largest school board in Ontario and a major employer in one of Canada’s fastest growing regions. Our inclusive and diverse board serves 83,000 students and employs nearly 12,000 staff across the City of London, Elgin, Middlesex and Oxford Counties, Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, Munsee-Delaware Nation and Oneida Nation of the Thames. We offer competitive benefits including a pension program and comprehensive mental health and well-being support. Best of all, every role at TVDSB directly supports the success of children and families in YOUR community. Join TVDSB to build each student's tomorrow, every day! 

                                                                                                                          FUNDRAISING SPECIALIST 
                                                                                                                                       Not Hybrid

JOB TITLE: Fundraising Specialist
LOCATION: Education Centre, London
SALARY RANGE: $63,172-$83,542
HIRING RANGE: $63,172-$80,628
DATE OF VACANCY: As soon as possible

The Fundraising Specialist is responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation and of fundraising activities and events and for management of key funding programs for the Thames Valley Education Foundation (TVEF) in support of students at the Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB). The Fundraising Specialist will work in collaboration with the Development Officer, TVDSB (Executive Director, TVEF) to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors for various programs that promote education equity within the TVDSB.


  • Develops and implements an overall strategy and annual plan for fundraising and fund management, outlining fundraising goals, communications objectives and activities which aligns with the TVEF strategic plan
  • Maximize community support through identification of new donors and partnerships
  • Manages the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors, and conducts related research to identify donors as appropriate
  • Plan and execute fundraising events and campaigns to support TVEF funding programs including runs/walks, galas, staff lottery, social media fundraising campaigns
  • Engage, inspire and steward volunteers to support fundraising events and programs
  • Solicit community foundations and corporations through grant writing
  • Liaise with internal stakeholders (TVDSB staff and administration, students) to encourage support for/participation in fundraising activities
  • Provide support to Development Officer, TVDSB (Executive Director, TVEF) to grow organization funding programs and financial sustainability
  • Support donation processing, receipting and database management functions such as reporting and creation of system for recording donor data
  • Support the management of key funding and support programs such as the Caring Fund, Lawson Literary Awards, Learning Enhancement Fund and Best First Day (backpack program) and awards and scholarships
  • Liaise with internal stakeholders (TVDSB staff and administration, students) to determine programming needs
  • Support program evaluation to determine effectiveness of key funding programs for students
  • Represent TVEF messaging and brand through management and creation of content for TVEF social media channels (Twitter, Instagram)
  • Develop marketing materials for donor engagement and stewardship such as newsletters and reports
  • Update and maintain TVEF website
  • Represent TVEF at various events, functions and through community presentations
  • Successful completion of three (3) years post secondary education in public relations, communications, marketing or equivalent.
  • Minimum 3 years of collaborative work experience in fundraising, business administration, project management or events
  • Self-starter with capability to manage and drive multiple deliverables simultaneously
  • Advanced relationship management skills, e.g., communication, teamwork, problem-solving, etc.
  • Ability to effectively lead a fundraising or revenue-generating program and achieve targets
  • Communication skills with the ability to converse with, write reports for, and deliver presentations to all levels of the organization
  • Ability to work in a manner that models best practices in confidentiality standards
  • Cross-cultural competency with an ability to interact and work effectively with people from different cultures and backgrounds
  • Discretion, tact and maturity to deal with public relations issues related to public education
  • Experience with fundraising databases an asset
  • Experience working in a complex non-profit environment with multiple stakeholder communication responsibilities an asset
  • Ability to work within a flexible schedule to organize and attend events, activities, and meetings
  • Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite
The recruitment process requires a criminal background check for work with vulnerable persons.

Please note it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is received by Human Resources on or before the deadline date.

If you were educated outside of Canada, you must have your certificates and/or diplomas or degrees assessed against Canadian education standards. This will enable you to provide proof of Canadian equivalency when applying for a job. The Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada is a membership organization that offers fair and credible academic credential assessment services in Canada. (NOTE: This is different from translating credentials into English).

Please use the "APPLY FOR THIS POSITION" link below to submit your electronic application.  Only applications submitted using this link will be considered.

The Thames Valley District School Board is committed to equity and inclusion in the recruitment of qualified staff who reflect and support the diverse perspectives, experiences and needs of our students and school communities. The Thames Valley District School Board seeks to ensure that all recruiting processes are non-discriminatory and barrier-free and will provide accommodations to applicants in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Please inform the Human Resources team member indicated below of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you require.

A. Torchia, Staffing Specialist, Human Resources

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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