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Position: Development Officer
Organization: Ecology Ottawa
Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Ecology Ottawa is a local, not-for-profit, volunteer-driven environmental organization working to make Ottawa the green capital of Canada. We mobilize Ottawa residents who care about the environment and promote environmental leadership at City Hall through our work advocating for our greenspace, water, sustainable transportation, and climate change actions.

Ecology Ottawa is looking for a Development Officer. The Development Officer will maintain and develop relationships with current and prospective donors.

Reporting to the Managing Director, the overall goal of the Development Officer is to provide support for Ecology Ottawa’s donor management program. This goal is pursued by:

  • Maintaining and expanding Ecology Ottawa’s pool of monthly and one-time donors;
  • Improving on Ecology Ottawa’s capacity to track and report on its donor pool;
  • Conducting donor stewardship measures;
  • Providing additional support to staff for campaign-specific fundraising efforts; and
  • Assisting with the planning and execution of major fundraising events, as required.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Reaching out to Ecology Ottawa’s past donors and prospects by phone, email and in-person and raising funds to support Ecology Ottawa’s work;
  • Communicating to Ecology Ottawa’s base of support about our past campaigns, initiatives and projects;
  • Processing, entering and updating donations in Ecology Ottawa’s database;
  • Tracking and reporting on weekly and monthly progress on fundraising efforts;
  • Supporting Ecology Ottawa staff on fundraising aspects of campaigns and major fundraising events;
  • Other duties as required.

Successful candidates will have the following:

  • Demonstrated experience in fundraising (phone banking, door canvass, etc.);
  • A passion for environmental and political advocacy, and strong commitment to social and environmental justice;
  • Strong oral and written communications skills;
  • Attention to details;
  • Ability to work independently and meet target;
  • Working knowledge of Nation Builder or other CRM is an asset
  • French language skills are a major asset;
  • A good sense of humour.

This position is for 20 hours/week, 15 hours of direct outreach (usually in the evening/weekend) and 5 hours of adminstrative and other tasks.

If you are interested in working with Ottawa’s leading grassroots environmental organization and contributing to our efforts to make Ottawa the green capital of Canada, please send a cover letter outlining your motivation for applying along with your resume to: .

Compensation: $19/hour

Period: 20 hour/week. Starts ASAP. This is a two-month contract, with the potential for extension and full-time employment pending performance and funding.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 30 2019    ID: 50855