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Horizons is one of Canada’s leading NGOs working to help people achieve social and economic equality in Central America & Mexico. Our commitment to ending poverty and injustice in the region makes Horizons an exciting and rewarding place of work. Horizon's team uniquely apply their skills, knowledge, and dedication to empower marginalized individuals to bring lasting change in their communities.

A career at Horizons is truly a one‐of‐a‐kind experience. We look for experienced professionals who not only align with our values but also want to inspire others, drive community-driven ideas and deliver results.

 

Equal Opportunity

Horizons of Friendship is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all our employees and workers. We seek to provide a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment based on race, creed, religion, gender, disability, national origin or age.


 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Job Title                                 Fundraising Assistant

Reporting Relationships

            Reports to:                 Executive Director & Resource Development Coordinator

            Supervises:                

            Liaises with:              Program team and institutional funders.                                                       

 

Location                                 Cobourg, Ontario

Probationary Period             3 months

Term                                       Part-time staff position (2 days per week), two-year contract, renewable if    institutional funding permits

Salary                                     Salary range $16,016 to $18,200 commensurate with experience

To start immediately or as soon as possible

Introduction

Horizons of Friendship is a Canadian non-profit, international development agency committed to eliminating the root causes of poverty and injustice through the cooperation of people from the South and the North. 

Horizons of Friendship supports Central American and Mexican partner organizations that undertake local initiatives, which further this goal. 

In Canada, we raise awareness on global issues and work with Canadian organizations at the local and national levels to bring about positive and lasting changes.

Summary

Under the direction of the Resource Development Coordinator and the Executive Director, and in coordination with programming team, the incumbent is responsible for assisting with the implementation of fundraising strategies and tactics. The Assistant will be working with a diverse group of funders such as foundations, community groups and institutional funders. The incumbent also collaborates in other fundraising activities such as assisting with events and individual donors as needed. 

Responsibilities

Resource Development

  • Assist in maintaining current information on existing foundations/institutional funders.
  • Assist the Resource Development Coordinator in identifying and initiating relationships with new foundations and other institutional funders in order to support partner’s work.
  • Assist with preparing reports and proposals from Spanish to English, following funder guidelines.

Administration

Foster relationships with foundations and institutional supporters through effective stewardship.

·       As needed, contribute in the production of communication materials.

        Institutional Collaboration

·       Help meet the objectives of Horizons of Friendship as expressed in its Statement of Purpose and         strategic plans.

·       Participate in other meetings as required.

Qualifications:

·       University degree in a field relevant to the position;

·       At least two years of experience in fundraising for a not-for profit organization preferred.

·       Excellent organizational and time management skills.

·       Excellent creative writing and verbal skills in English.

·       Ability to read Spanish essential, and ability to write and speak Spanish as a second language would    be an asset.

·        Excellent computer skills in word processing, competence using spreadsheets, Microsoft Publisher,    Windows environment.

·       Courses or certificates in fundraising considered an asset.

·       Knowledge of international development and the Mesoamerican region.

·       Commitment and understanding to social justice.

·       Demonstrated capacity in critical thinking and complex problem solving; displays good judgment.

·       A “people person” and comfortable with public speaking.

·       A team player with a proven ability to work both independently and as part of a multicultural team.

·       Available to travel within Canada as needed.

·       Eligible to work in Canada (permanent resident or Canadian citizen) required.

 

Qualified candidates are invited to direct their applications to Patricia Rebolledo, Executive Director by June 28th, 2018.          

Applications may be sent by mail, email, or fax:

Horizons of Friendship

50 Covert Street, P. O. Box 402

Cobourg, ON K9A 4L1

E-mail: info@horizons.ca

Fax:  905-372-7095

 We thank all those who apply; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Job Title:                    Donor Relations/Administrative Officer

Location:                    Fundraising and Administration Team

Reporting Relationships:    

Reports to:    Executive Director

Liaises with:       Staff, volunteers, temporary employees, board members, and donors

Terms:             Full-time staff position, two-year contract, renewable upon successful completion

Salary:       $ 37,650 to $ 45,150 commensurate with experience (plus benefits package)

                    To start immediately or as soon as possible

 

Introduction

Horizons of Friendship is a Canadian non-profit, international development agency committed to eliminating the root causes of poverty and injustice through the cooperation of people from the South and the North.

Horizons of Friendship supports Central American and Mexican partner organizations that undertake local initiatives, which further this goal.

In Canada, we raise awareness on global issues and work with Canadian organizations at the local and national levels to bring about positive and lasting change.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Executive Director, this staff member is in charge of the donor database, donor relations and administrative support for the organization.

The Donor Relations/Administrative Officer processes all donations in accordance with organizational and CRA policies and procedures using Raiser’s Edge software; verifies all pertinent information given with the gift and makes necessary changes in the database; produces tax receipts, acknowledgement letters; and is in charge of data integrity, and the production of database reports.

 

Data Entry/Donation Processing

·       Enter and process all donations, including in-kind, using Raiser’s Edge and Microsoft software, developing queries in order to create daily and monthly batches;

·       Process monthly pre-authorized payments via the bank electronic funds transfer system and RE fundraising system;

·       Prepare bank deposits;

·       Reconcile fundraising system with bookkeeping system on a monthly & annual basis,  shared with Finance;

·       Prepare income tax receipts and acknowledgment letters, ensure timely mailing and keep records up-to-date;

·       Maintain database records to reflect relevant information, including database reports for consortia;

·       Process ticket tracking sales for events, ensuring that receipts are within the CRA guidelines to recognize donation amounts and prepare revenue tracking report at the end of each event; 

·       Create and run database queries, support fundraising efforts;

·       Prepare and send pledge payments letters to monthly donors.

Blackbaud RE software Administration

·       Implementation of database Raiser’s Edge updates as needed;

·       Train new staff to ensure understanding of database structure, coding and procedures.

 

Administrative Support Functions

(Under the direction of the Executive Director)

Board meetings (Four times a year)

·       Act as a resource to the Board of Directors: prepare agendas; take and transcribe board minutes and prepare documentation, including uploads on the board intranet; organize logistics for board meetings.

Other administrative tasks

·       Produce correspondence, including reports, flyers, as needed; 

·       Provide support to staff as requested, including daily pick up and delivery of mail;

·       Work with office volunteers as needed;

·       Maintain central and donor filing system;

·       Maintain petty cash, reconcile quarterly and submit report;

·       Make travel arrangements;

·       Provide support to fundraising events;

·       Act as a backup for the closing and opening of the Shops, as needed;

·       Prepare timetables for four appeals and two newsletters, coordinate timing with printing and mailing house;

·       Maintain the office, including purchase of office supplies, ensuring that equipment and building are in good working order, doing daily back-ups of the server.

Position Qualifications

·       Certificate in office administration (or sufficient proven work experience);

·       Support administrative skills with a minimum three-years experience in a related position;

·       Competent bookkeeping skills;

·       Experience in data entry using database and fundraising software (Raiser’s Edge);

·       Accurate and detail-oriented;

·       Advanced computer skills in a network environment and with Windows, Word, Excel, and various Internet tools;

·       Superior English skills, both written and oral;

·       Superior interpersonal and communication skills;

·       Proven ability to organize, work independently and accurately, to set priorities and establish deadlines, and to handle effectively multiple requests and demands on time;

·       Excellent time management skills and the ability to multitask;

·       High level of initiative;

·       Spanish is an asset.

·       Attitude and behaviour which shows respect for different cultures;

Qualified candidates are invited to direct their applications to Patricia Rebolledo, Executive Director by June 29th, 2018.           

Applications may be sent by mail, email, or fax: 

Horizons of Friendship

50 Covert Street, P. O. Box 402

Cobourg, ON K9A 4L1

E-mail: info@horizons.ca

Fax:  905-372-7095

 

We thank all those who apply; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  


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