Development Coordinator - Greater Toronto Area (GTA)

Direct Reports: Regional Director, Ontario 

Type: Full-time, Contract (Maternity Leave) 

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada is the only national, volunteer-based charity focused on finding the cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and improving the lives of children and adults affected by these diseases.  
We are one of the top two health charity funders of Crohn’s and colitis research in the world, investing $122 million in research since 1974, leading to important breakthroughs in genetics, gut microbes, inflammation and cell repair as well as laying the groundwork for new and better treatments. 
We are transforming the lives of people affected by Crohn’s and colitis (the two main forms of inflammatory bowel disease) through research, patient programs, advocacy, and awareness. 
Our Crohn’s & Colitis – Make it stop. For life. Campaign has already achieved $70 million (or 70%) of its goal, and funds raised are already advancing our mission. 
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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 GTA Ontario: Toronto and Peel. 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 the Toronto national Office, 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. 


  • 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
  • Available to travel within the areas of responsibility including possessing a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle;
  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends, when required; and
  • Successful completion of criminal and credit background check. 


  • 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; and
  • Other duties as may be assigned. 


Crohn’s and Colitis Canada provides a competitive compensation package and a rewarding work environment. Interested applicants are asked to submit their resume and cover letter indicating salary expectations to Please quote "Development Coordinator – GTA​" in the subject heading in your email. We thank all applicants for their interest to work at Crohn’s and Colitis Canada; however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

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  • 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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