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Position: Summer Student - Junior Fundraising Development Associate Overview

Reporting to the Ignite Durham Learning Foundation (IDLF) Executive Director with day to day supervision by the IDLF Coordinator, the Summer Student - Junior Development Associate will support with day to day administration, organization and implementation of three key initiatives outlined in the organizational work plan including: Fundraising campaign support for the Ignite Durham Learning Foundation

Building capacity of Stakeholder and Community Relations through the development of database and storytelling kits

Solicitation of donations, space organization, develop and enhance the Make a Difference Depot (a space for DDSB educators and community partners to access classroom resources and supplies for children and families in need)

This position is best suited for an individual with some experience in one or multiple of the following areas: event planning, project management, philanthropy and community engagement. The successful candidate will be a hard-working organized team player who adapts and learns quickly within a new environment and communicates effectively. Responsibilities Support IDLF fundraising and membership programs

Support preparation of solicitations, thank yous and acknowledgement of donations

Support incoming and outgoing correspondence, especially time sensitive materials

Support the processing and data tracking of funding requests

Gift processing, donor database and record management/maintenance, and administrative support for the team.

Support writing fundraising appeals and acknowledgment letters

Support coordination and planning of cultivation and special fundraising/revenue generating events

Perform prospect research and analysis

Solicit donation requests from individual donors through phone, email or in-person

Conduct research and test public opinion about organizations to determine what motivates involvement and investment

Create and support presentations to service organizations, corporations, foundations and other individuals to solicit donations when needed

Work with communications staff to share fundraising activities and successes for news releases, newsletters, advertisements, and feature stories

Assist in the triage of Foundation email inbox and answering of general inquiries

Regular uploads, backups, maintenance and sharing of data across all platforms

Pulling reports and lists

Support the event planning process for the Ignite Durham Learning Foundation and Make A Difference Depot Qualifications and Desirable Skills Able to attend special events that may fall outside of regular work day hours

Experience writing communication with proficiency in technology and social media

Satisfactory background check with vulnerable sector screening

Must be able to travel throughout the region during the workday as needed

Flexible, adaptable team player

Experience with nonprofit and community engagement

Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Strong organization and planning skills

Comfortable working with social media platforms

Scheduling and planning management skills

An aptitude and/or experience with design (print and media)

Receptive to feedback and willing to learn new things

Enrolled in post-secondary education or recently graduated

Hourly wage


Position Start Date

May 27, 2024

Position End Date

August 30, 2024This position is funded under the Canada Summer Jobs Service granting program, candidate must adhere to all requirements, for further information visit: Please note:

The successful candidate will work: 7 hour days from Monday to Friday between May 27, 2024 - June 28, 2024

7 hour days from Monday to Thursday between July 1, 2024 - August 30, 2024

Friday summer hours will be determined based on need and workload

Evenings and weekends may be required

Position may be extended by mutual agreement into the Fall on a part-time basis if funding is available

The DDSB is committed to equity and inclusion in the recruitment and hiring of qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our region. We encourage submissions from candidates who represent the various dimensions of diversity. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs.While we appreciate all applications received, only those to be interviewed will be contacted.