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Fund Development Coordinator

by Nokee Kwe

Position Type: Student Job
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Apr 28, 2023
Nokee Kwe

Job Description

Nokee Kwe

Mission: Nokee Kwe, founded on Aboriginal principles, is dedicated to creating, promoting, and sustaining culturally sensitive environments, which encourage and support personal development and self-determination.

Vision: At Nokee Kwe, we will be known as an organization that is a leader in the provision of holistic and comprehensive services to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal individuals, assisting them in making meaningful life choices.

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Summer Student – Fund Development Coordinator
Job Summary
The Fund Development Coordinator will support the creation and implementation of a three-year strategic approach to marketing and fundraising. This will include annual fund-raising activities, a major gifts program, a sponsorship program, a grant writing program, the solicitation of pertinent in-kind resources, and a proactive donor relations strategy.
Essential Job Functions:
  • Attend program, staff and annual general meetings when required
  • Participate in cross-training as required
  • Attend and complete required training/professional development

Customer Service:
  •  Foster positive relationships with current and potential business partners by providing excellent customer service
  • Generate interest in the organization or program through excellent customer service skills particularly with outreach and when approaching appropriate business partners

  • Work closely with the marketing team and/or program coordinators, to promote organizational initiatives, specific program initiatives, fundraising events using flyers, advertisements and digital marketing outreach
  • Work directly with senior management to assist in the development of new grant applications, workflow and achieving team milestones for projects

  •  Assist in researching and writing grant proposals as well as developing event/promotional opportunities, specifically Indigenous cultural-based initiatives
  • Ensure transparency, communication, and understanding in the coordination of fundraising events and activities
  • Articulate and promote Nokee Kwe programs and services to an external audience. Professional written and interpersonal skills will be utilized with communication with internal and external stakeholders and the community at large

Digital Skills:
  •  Create and implement a strategic marketing/fund development plan will make use of digital tools, such as Excel, other MS Office-suite tools, and require access to cloud-based resources. Their work will require on-going digital documentation/storage/retrieval and digital communications, including the use of various virtual conferencing platforms
  • Make use of digital-marketing platforms such as MailChimp, as well as virtual conferencing technology

  • Assume leadership responsibility for certain events and/or fundraising efforts, including tracking donations
  • Research and identify prospective new donors and proactively initiate sponsorship and funding
  • Assist in helping management in the development of fundraising goals and work to achieve these goals
  • Take charge of delegated events and oversee the implementation, effective execution, and follow-up
  • Build their ability to prioritize and manage several milestones and projects efficiently.

Educational and Experiential Requirements:
  • post –secondary degree/diploma in a related field (e.g., Fund Development, Special Events, Business/Marketing)

Additional Knowledge Requirements:
  • Cultural diversity and inclusion
  • Working with adults
  • Principles of privacy legislation
  • Community resources
Additional Experience/Skills/Personality:
  • Excellent customer service
  • Outgoing, personable, solid team player
  • Essential skills training/experience
  • Organizational, and time management skills
  • Able to meet targets
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Case and file management skills
  • Computer skills (e.g. data entry, MS Word, email, web browsing, remote work tools, social networking, attachments- power point and/or excel an asset)

Additional “Nice to Have’s”:
  • Health and safety
  • Cultural diversity training
  • Privacy training
  • First Aid and CPR

Application Contact Information

Company Name:   Nokee Kwe
Contact Name:   Deb Armstrong
Email Address:
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