Development Coordinator – Ontario North

Title: Development Coordinator, Ontario North and Simcoe County. 

Reports to: Regional Director, Ontario Region

Type: Full-time, Permanent.

With a hands-on role in affecting the search for a cure for inflammatory bowel disease, every staff member at Crohn’s and Colitis Canada feels the urgency of our work and the thrill of moving closer to the answers.  Few roles get closer to the patients and families we service than the Development Coordinator. Do you have the guts to take charge of this exciting multi-purpose position?

The Development Coordinator (DC) is responsible for the overall fundraising success for the region of Ontario North and Simcoe County district. Working with volunteer committees, the DC will be responsible for the planning, management and execution of fundraising events, including the Gutsy Walk, as well as education symposia in the assigned areas. 

The ideal candidate will work out of her / his home office in the region, and will be highly motivated to grow the district’s contributions to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada by seizing untapped opportunities in this growing marketplace. The individual will enjoy cultivating relationships through interaction with donors, volunteers, members and corporate prospects. The DC must be a resourceful and mature strategic thinker, highly organized and energetic with a keen attention to detail. The individual in this role will work on a day-to-day basis with the Regional Director and applicable Chapters on the overall planning and implementation of fundraising, education and awareness activities. 

Responsibilities in consultation with the Regional Director:

  • Provide ongoing stewardship of existing relationships with event sponsors, team captains and VIPs to increase revenue and participation in key fundraising initiatives;
  • Identify, cultivate and solicit corporate sponsorships and potential donor prospects in the assigned regions;
  • Create new initiatives/opportunities to raise awareness and grow revenue;
  • Work with volunteers to support planning and coordination of all event logistics, and where applicable manage 3rd party leads;
  • Implement national and local strategies to increase public awareness and education events within area and liaise with appropriate agencies to maximize opportunities;
  • Monitor and report event revenue and costs to ensure balanced budgets;
  • Negotiate with vendors to optimize best value, including gift in kind donations;
  • Build and maintain relationships with research scientists and local health professionals;
  • Work closely with chapter volunteers and event committees;
  • Recruit, motivate, train and support volunteers with appropriate support of National Volunteer Engagement Team and local volunteers;
  • Maintain donor database;
  • Other duties as may be assigned.


  • Completion of a post-secondary degree and/or equivalent experience; 3-5 years of fundraising and/or sales experience, including proven ability to grow and expand donor base;   
  • Excellent time management skills; 
  • Very good communication skills (verbal and written), combined with interpersonal skills to successfully work with volunteer committees and key stakeholders;
  • Attentive to detail, highly organized and demonstrated capacity to multi-task high priority items; 
  • Experience managing large and small scale community volunteer driven events; 
  • Self-motivated, driven, problem solver and a team player;
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as Skype/video chat technology and familiarity with various social medial channels. Experience using a database is an asset

Working Conditions:

  • Available to travel within the areas of responsibility, work flexible hours including evenings and the occasional weekends;
  • Driver’s license and access to vehicle required for travel across the region;
  • Successful completion of criminal and credit background checks.
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada provides a competitive salary and benefits program, as well as a rewarding work environment. Interested applicants are asked to submit their resume and cover letter, including salary expectations, to by December 10, 2018. Please quote "DC-ON North" in the subject heading in your email reply.  We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at Crohn’s and Colitis Canada; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

About Crohn’s and Colitis Canada

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada is a volunteer-based charity dedicated to finding the cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and to improving the lives of children and adults affected by these chronic diseases. As Canada’s leading non-governmental funder of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) research, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, to date, has invested over $115 million to foster advances in research, education, awareness and advocacy. By working together, we can help advance the understanding of IBD and fund the programs that result in more treatment options and, ultimately cures. Please visit for further information.

  • Canada has among the highest incidence rates of Crohn's and colitis in the world.
  • 1 in 140 Canadians lives with Crohn’s or colitis.
  • Families new to Canada are developing these diseases for the first time.
  • Incidence of Crohn’s in Canadian kids under 10 has doubled since 1995.
  • People are most commonly diagnosed before age 30.

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