JOB: Director of Funding & Development

Job TitleDirector of Funding & Development
Type of PositionPermanent Full time
Schedule36 hours/week
Schedule includes:
– mandatory staff meetings on Tuesday from 1-4pm
–  occasional building coverage shifts
– semi-remote during COVID-19, but some in-office work is necessary
Hourly Salary$20/hr + yearly increase
Benefits3 weeks vacation in first year
4 weeks vacation in subsequent years
2 weeks paid vacation in the winter, paid statutory holidays
Unlimited health days
Group insurance

Mission Statement

Our mission is to work with youth to promote their physical and mental wellbeing. Our approach is preventative, non-judgmental, and holistic with a fundamental commitment to providing an environment that welcomes youth without discrimination. We facilitate social change and the empowerment of youth based on their current needs within our community and society at large.

Employment Equity

In line with our mission, Head & Hands recognizes that experiencing marginalization and oppression often brings both challenges and valuable skills and perspectives. People of colour, people with disabilities, women, two-spirited and queer people, trans people, and other candidates who experience marginalization are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to creating a workplace as diverse as the communities we serve.

About the Director of Funding & Development position

The Director of Funding & Development (DFD) shares responsibility for the financial viability of Head & Hands and is a core member of the administrative team. The DFD leads the organization’s efforts in acquiring, retaining and upgrading gifts from individual donors, government grants, family foundations, and other funding bodies. The position supervises and collaborates with the Media & Communications Coordinator.

Responsibilities include

1. Development 

  • Lead donor acquisition, retention, communication strategies, and upgrading efforts
  • Lead staff and board involvement in organization’s fundraising activities; provide fundraising training to staff and board as needed 
  • Oversee donations processing and donor recognition, ensuring that donors are properly thanked and recognized (e.g. tax receipts, thank you cards) 
  • Oversee donation database and ensure donor records are well maintained

2. Fundraising Campaigns and Events 

  • Oversee fundraising campaigns
  • Send at least two donor mailouts each year 
  • Liaise with third party fundraisers
  • Oversee and/or plan fundraising events as needed

3. Funding

  • Oversee and deepen private foundation relationships 
  • Research and evaluate new funding opportunities 
  • Maintaining, reporting, and renewing government grants and private foundation funding
  • Attend funding meetings / conferences as needed, advocating for organizational interests
  • Planning, writing, and editing of funding applications
  • Work with Executive Director to ensure programs are reporting to the admin team on activities regularly, and communicate effectively when amendments are needed for grants
  • Work with the Executive Director on creating statistical reporting systems for programs

4. Public relations and outreach  

  • Support and collaborate with Media & Communications Coordinator on traditional and social media strategies
  • Contribute to the voice of the organization via social media, website, and other communications avenues 

5. Human Resources 

  • Supervise and oversee Media & Communications Coordinator position 
  • Supervise interns/contract staff as needed 

6. Administration 

  • Create, implement, and evaluate the annual fundraising action plan with Executive Director and Director of Finance
  • Work with Director of Finance to ensure sound financial administration of all projects managed (e.g. budgets, deposits, follow up and reporting) 
  • Support Media & Communications Coordinator, Executive Director, and Board of Directors with Annual Report and AGM planning as needed

7. Collective duties 

  • Participate in staff meetings and team retreats 
  • Supervise 0-2 permanent staff members as needed 
  • Attend and support Head & Hands events 
  • Contribute to annual budgeting process
  • Contribute to policy work and take part in internal committees 
  • Provide front desk replacement and contribute to building coverage
  • Assist in the maintenance of Head & Hands (ie. Spring Cleaning, recycling) 
  • Represent Head & Hands as needed 


·         Fluently bilingual (English and French), both oral and written

·         Knowledge of NationBuilder, G Suite, Microsoft Office, WordPress, SurveyMonkey, Adobe Suite

·         A commitment to harm reduction and anti-oppression principles

·         Active listening skills

·         Excellent time-management and organizational skills

·         Ability to work autonomously

·         Commitment to Head & Hands mission and approach

·         Experience working in a collaborative team setting


·         Experience organizing fundraising events

·         Experience in donor relations and communications

·         Experience recruiting and leading volunteers

·         Great writing skills

·         Great public speaking skills 

·         Experience writing press releases and speaking with media

·         Understanding of local, provincial, and federal non-profit sector

·         Experience writing and managing grants 

·         Experience working in a community organization and/or non profit

·         Experience working in a collective

Application Process

Please apply by submitting your CV and cover letter to with “Attn: Director of Funding & Development hiring committee” in the subject line. Applications can also be submitted by fax to (514) 481-2336 or in person at 5833 Sherbrooke West. Guidelines for preparing your CV and cover letter are available on our website. No incomplete or late applications will be accepted.

Applications are due by July 7th. All candidates will be sent a confirmation that their application was received, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted further. Position start date: July 19th.