Fundraising Development Assistant

  • Program stream: Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations
  • Job title: Fundraising Development Assistant
  • Organization name: Toronto's First Post Office
  • Job location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Length of assignment: 2020-06-22 to 2020-08-28 (10 weeks)
  • Hourly wage: $14.00

FUNDRAISING DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT


JOB DESCRIPTION

This project offers the successful candidate the opportunity to research current effective and best practice fundraising opportunities for a small museum and community hub. The Fundraising Development Assistant will produce, present, and adapt a draft document describing fundraising procedures for proposing, tracking and progressing corporate and individual donations, corporate sponsorships, and grants. By the end of the project, they will have produced procedures to be used by Toronto’s First Post Office staff and directors going forward.


This is an excellent opportunity to develop your fundraising experience, with substantial support and supervision. These are skills that will transfer to a career in non-profits, including heritage and museums.


RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE

- research current effective and best practice fundraising opportunities for a small museum and community hub

- produce, test, present and adapt a draft document describing fundraising procedures for proposing, tracking and progressing corporate and individual donations, corporate sponsorships, and grants

- produce a final draft procedural document, to be used by Toronto’s First Post Office staff and directors going forward

- produce a calendar with grant deadlines and an approach plan for the following year (September 2020-August 2021).


THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL

- be a full-time university of college student who is currently enrolled in a degree or diploma program

- be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and be familiar with Adobe Creative Suite

- have excellent written and oral communication skills

- work effectively both independently and collaborating with others


ABOUT TORONTO’S FIRST POST OFFICE

Toronto's First Post Office is an incorporated non-profit museum and National Historic Site, administered by the Town of York Historical Society, situated on its original site and within its original walls. Toronto’s First Post Office was built in 1833 and, as the only post office in Toronto, served the rapidly growing city until 1839. Today, it is the only remaining example of a British North American post office still in operation, the only interpretive centre for the original Town of York, and welcomes visitors from all over the world.


DURATION AND SALARY

June 22, 2020 - August 28, 2020

$14 per hour, 35 hours per week


TO APPLY

Apply with a cover letter and C.V.

Your cover letter must describe your eligibility for the Young Canada Works program, and should also describe why you are well-suited to this position.


By mail:

Kat Akerfeldt, Executive Director

Toronto’s First Post Office

260 Adelaide St. East

Toronto, Ontario

M5A 1N1


By email:

kat@tos1stpo.com

Please enter the job title in the subject line.


Toronto’s First Post Office is committed to supporting a diverse environment and seeks candidates from underrepresented communities. LGBTQ2+, Indigenous, people of colour, people with a disability, and new Canadians are encouraged to apply.


Toronto's First Post Office will retain all applications for this role for 1 year from the application deadline. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


APPLICATIONS DEADLINE: 5:00 pm on June 4, 2020.