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Position: Business Development Coordinator
Organization: Forests Ontario
Location: Barrie or remote work in Ontario

Overview of Forests Ontario

Forests Ontario is the voice for our forests. Our mission is to foster a greener and healthier future for Ontario through large-scale forest restoration and management projects across the province. In addition, Forests Ontario delivers a wide range of educational and awareness initiatives to increase the public's appreciation and understanding of the social, economic, and ecological importance of forests.

Job Description

Forests Ontario is seeking a Business Development Coordinator that will support the execution of Forests Ontario’s fundraising strategies. Reporting to the Director of Business Development, this role is responsible for coordinating corporate, government and foundation fundraising portfolios and supporting fundraising for the organization. The role will lead in the research and development of fundraising applications, proposals and soliciting funds. The Business Development Coordinator will identify new potential donors, sponsors, grants and service partners, and support the implementation of the initiatives in solicit funding and sponsorships. The role will assist in developing sponsorship opportunities and writing grant proposals, as well as maintain and build relationships with prospects and clients.

The Business Development Coordinator will gain exposure to some of the complex tasks within the job function and will coordinate several aspects of the work with the fundraising team and Chief Operations Officer.

Key responsibilities:

  • Developing and coordinating efforts to identify, solicit, communicate and renew grants, sponsors and service partners
  • Identifying sources and preparing proposals to government, corporations, foundations and private granting agencies for all Forests Ontario programs and projects
  • Supporting the development and distribution of communications material such as Annual Report, funder recognition in social media, program collateral and website
  • Lead the development of funder reports
  • Lead the tracking of funder contracts and execution of deliverables
  • Maintain and manage the fundraising pipeline as well as process data in CRM
  • Respond to inquiries and point of contact for incoming leads
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements of the position:

  • Post-secondary Degree or Diploma in Fundraising Management or Business and a minimum of 2 years of related business development and fundraising experience, preferably in the not-for-profit sector
  • Demonstrated success and evidence of ability to develop and coordinate funding proposals and applications
  • Customer service experience
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to write and speak persuasively
  • Data collection, entry and analysis proficiency including use of Excel functions and tables
  • Experience in CRM, database applications and Salesforce
  • General understanding of finance, budgeting, accounts payable and receivable
  • Strong interpersonal, problem solving and decision management skills

Additional Assets

  • Understanding of the needs of the forestry and environmental sector
  • Bilingual in French is an asset
  • Valid G Driver’s License is an asset
  • An interest in and a commitment to a healthy environment

Salary Range: Commensurate on years of relevant experience and qualifications. This is a full-time position.

To apply, please e-mail your resume and a brief covering letter to:
subject: Business Development Coordinator

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Nov 22 2021    ID: 61947