Hiring: Fundraising Development Manager

Application Deadline: October 29th

Starting Date: November 2020

Organization: Matthew House Refugee Services, Toronto

Job Post: Contract, Full-Time

Position: Fundraising Development Manager

Matthew House is a nationally recognized leader in welcoming, assisting, and resettling

newly arrived refugee claimants. With a community of homes i n Toronto, Matthew House

was established i n response to the enormous need for decent and appropriate shelters.

Since opening i n 1998, we have assisted approximately 2000 refugee claimants from 100

countries. We welcome refugees regardless of their race, religion, sexual orientation, or

political opinion.

We are a Christian-based non-profit with a focus on reception services and transitional

housing for vulnerable refugee claimants. To learn more, visit www.matthewhouse.ca


Fund Development: 60%

  • Lead the development and implementation of an annual fundraising plan

  • Seek out and nurture new individual and corporate donors

  • Plan and lead the execution of fundraising initiatives and events

  • Seek grant opportunities with the senior staff team

Communications: 30%

  • Administer donor recognition program and ensure timely donor acknowledgement

  • Content creation for social media, newsletters and other platforms

  • Build relationships with external partners

  • Write and edit marketing materials to support fundraising campaigns

Analysis and other skills: 10%

  • Develop and implement donor stewardship processes

  • Manage donor database, ensuring the protection of private information and data

  • Report on donation trends and fundraising benchmarks

  • Provide insights to track and grow donor retention, engagement and ROI

  • Contribute to the Annual Report

  • Coordinate with volunteer teams


  • Minimum 3 years fundraising experience preferred

  • Strong analytical thinking

  • Goal-oriented

  • Social media savvy, preferably with non-profit experience

  • Alignment with the vision and mission of Matthew House

  • Demonstrated track record in non-profit fundraising including the development of individual giving, corporate engagement and event-based campaigns.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of fundraising trends and successful fundraising strategies

  • Demonstrated understanding of effective engagement strategies

  • Competency in office software: including PowerPoint, Google Suite

  • Familiarity with donor database programs and common CRMs

  • Graphic design skill a plus

  • Ability to relate effectively with diverse audiences, including: churches, major donors, volunteers, media outlets and community audiences

  • Independent self-starter who is able to manage multiple tasks.

  • CFRE designation an asset


This is a full-time position, currently working from home with some office time when


Salary Commensurate with experience.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume (and reference letter) to Jacky Tuinstra Harrison

(Executive Director) via email at jacky@matthewhouse.ca

In your letter, please specify how you believe your skills and experience would be a good

match for supporting a faith-based organization such as Matthew House Toronto.

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