Fundraising & Events Coordinator – 12 Month Contract (possibility for renewal)


Summary Hydrocephalus Canada is recruiting a Fundraising and Events Coordinator to provide support to Hydrocephalus Canada’s ongoing revenue development. Under the leadership of the Director of Development, this part-time role (potential for expansion) will grow fundraising revenue through multiple revenue generating channels (including grants, direct mail, events, and digital fundraising). This is a part time (21 hour/week) contract position with the potential for renewal, and expansion for the right person.


Description Hydrocephalus Canada is the voice of Canadians living with hydrocephalus and/or spina bifida. Our core purpose is to empower those impacted by these complex neurological conditions to experience their best life possible through awareness, education, support and research programs.

HC, a small but dynamic charity, is seeking a Development Associate to support the evolution of fundraising activities for success in the current climate and beyond. The ideal candidate will be well-versed in the latest fundraising trends and technology and dedicated to implementing fund development initiatives in a hybrid (virtual and in person) environment.


Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities Together with the Director of Development

  • Lead the execution of new and existing fundraising events, including oversight of event logistics.
  • Implement a digital fundraising strategy and adapt existing fundraising activities for virtual engagement.
  • Support the development of a robust annual giving channel by providing stewardship to monthly and annual giving donors.
  • Lead direct mail and digital giving streams, providing strategic leadership, copy writing, and project management to these revenue streams.
  • Prepare and submit funding proposals to foundations, corporations and private donors.
  • Create copy and communications, graphics and other resources related to the cultivation  and retention of donors
  • Support HC volunteers and event committees in support of fund development activities.


Essential Competencies

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in fundraising and event management  in the not-for-profit sector.
  • Experience in leading fundraising events (walks/runs; galas; etc), including event logistics, sponsorship, and working with committees.
  • Outstanding verbal communication and writing skills (grants, proposals, direct mail, donor communications).
  • Working knowledge of social media and digital content creation best practices.
  • Demonstrated experience managing donor and volunteer relationships.
  • Creative and innovative thinker, proactive and solutions-oriented problem-solver.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate goals and impact to supporters.
  • Experience working with and supporting volunteers.
  • Motivated to work for the good of those impacted by hydrocephalus and spina bifida.
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite programs, donor databases, CRM and social media tools.


Bachelor’s degree preferred.

CFRE credential an asset.


Hydrocephalus Canada is offering a competitive hourly salary of $30-35/hourly for 21 hours a week. This role will primarily work from a home-based office, with ideally, some in-office hours to support events, with appropriate Covid-19 safety protocols in place (office is located in Toronto). This role will ideally commence September 2021.

Should you have questions regarding the role, or to submit your application in confidence, please contact Sheena Robert, Director of Development.

Applications can be submitted via email to srobert@hydrocephalus.ca.  Please include your cover letter and resume in one pdf document.

We thank you for your interest in this role. Due to the volume of applications received, only those under consideration will be contacted.

HC strives to foster a workplace that reflects the diversity of the community it serves and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates. HC is also committed to developing an inclusive, barrier-free selection process and work environment. Please advise if you require any accommodation measures to ensure you will be interviewed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation requests will be treated with confidentiality.