Reporting to the Senior Manager of Communications, the Fund Development and Communications Coordinator is responsible for assisting in the implementation of the fundraising and development activities of the Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton (CAS), as well providing support and coordination of communication activities.
Oversees key relationships with corporations, foundations and individual donors related to various projects;
Coordinates fundraising initiatives and activities and projects including direct mail, special events, service club, corporation and foundation solicitation charitable donations, memorial and planned giving and merchandising;
Generates and produces donor/prospect solicitation materials and related correspondence;
Assists with the preparation of the annual fundraising plan with goals, objectives and targets;
Responds to telephone calls, email or other messages from donors, providing general donor assistance;
Organizes donor recognition activities;
Provides support and coordination of the communications activities including contributing to content for intranet, website and social media sites;
Assists in proactively seeking media coverage for agency initiatives and events as well as researching, writing and pitching story ideas;
Assists with the development and production of effective internal and external communications materials such as the Agency’s Annual Report, brochures and handbooks, newsletters, advertisements etc;
Develops and grows social media platforms to provide a positive image of the Agency, developing content and monitoring social media activity, as well as forming online connections with community partners.
Post-Secondary diploma or degree required in a related field (Marketing, Development/Fundraising, Public Relations, Communications) with 1 to 2 years of progressive related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Demonstrated proficiency in using social media channels and writing compelling content
Excellent knowledge of fund development and contact management databases
Advanced communications and public speaking skills
Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skillsTechnical knowledge including presentation software and/or other multimedia software and Microsoft office suite
About The Children's Aid Society of Hamilton
The Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton was established in 1894 as a not-for-profit charitable organization, mandated under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act of Ontario, focusing on the well-being and protection of children. During this time, the agency has earned a reputation as a leader in the field of child welfare. The Society is committed to the safety, protection and well-being of children and the strengthening of families, while valuing diversity and promoting equity.