Reports to:                  Director of Operations

Term:                          Full Time, 40 Hours Per Week          

Hours:                         40 hours per week, flexibility is required.

Deadline: Open until filled

Niwasa Kendaaswin Teg provides holistic programs and service for Indigenous children, youth, families, and community that are rooted in culture and language. Our vision is Strong Cultural Identity and Healthy Families. 

As member of the Niwasa leadership team, the Development Coordinator will be focused on securing revenue for the organization, developing the fundraising strategy and sets priorities, goals, and budgets; researches and identifies potential donors, and developing partnerships and volunteer relationships that support the overall mission of Niwasa Kendaaswin Teg. These relationships will be mainly focused Niwasa’s Capital Fundraising Campaign for the Biindigen Well-Being Centre but will also support partnerships for Niwasa’s core programming and service delivery.

This position will work on developing a portfolio of partners and donors who are keen to support the vision of Biindigen Well-Being Centre. Additionally, this position will be responsible for growing name recognition of the organization and bringing new donor relationships to Niwasa Kendaaswin Teg.


  • Researches and identifies sources of potential funding for new corporate, organization, and community partnerships.
  • Develops engagement plans for target audiences including corporations, associations, and service groups.
  • Coordinates prospect and donor meetings, develops proposals and funding requests with support from direct manager.
  • Coordinates and implements donor cultivation, stewardship, and recognition activities.
  • Develops and coordinates speaking engagements, when required, for donor and/or volunteer groups.
  • Maintains donor recognition in collateral materials, such as the annual report, website and e-newsletters, in collaboration with the Leadership team
  • Develops a relationship management database and tracks and reports on activities.
  • Schedule and conduct cheque presentations and on-site visits with prospects and donors, as required.
  • Represent Niwasa Kendaaswin Teg at networking, community events and external committees.
  • Develop and grow a portfolio that can include donors who give in a variety of ways, including peer to peer giving, third-party event hosting – both public and private events – youth fundraising, association-based giving and more.
  • Develop yearly fundraising plans and monitor progress regularly. 
  • Ensure that information is shared within Niwasa Kendaaswin Teg about funding possibilities and progress. 
  • Works collaboratively with Board of Directors to support strategic goals related to fundraising initiatives.
  • Superior time management skills, multitasking skills, and the ability to prioritize tasks with minimal supervision. 
  • High level of sound and independent judgment, reasoning, and discretion. 
  • Ability to interpret and implement company policies and procedures. 
  • A professional, responsive, and positive work attitude is essential. 
  • Previous experience in handling confidential or sensitive information; knowledge of applicable data privacy laws. 
  • General mathematical and budgeting skills. 
  • Superior telephone manners and strong interpersonal skills. 
  • Strong verbal skills to communicate with all levels of the executive team. 
  • Strong customer service orientation. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team player and to facilitate and mobilize support. 
  • Demonstrated ability and interest in working with and for diverse populations. 
  • Experience working in a politically sensitive environment. 
  • Ability to meet deadlines. 
  • Resourceful, motivated, and energetic
  • Assumes other related responsibilities, as assigned.


  • Majority indoors.  Minimal outdoor work except when there are special events or tours. 
  • Interacts with children, family members, staff, visitors, and local organizations.
  • Ability to attend and conduct presentations.
  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals.
  • Some evening and weekend hours for fundraising events and meetings.
  • Travel required. Reliable transportation required.


  • University degree in Business Administration, specialized Fundraiser training and accreditation or an acceptable combination of education and progressively responsible experience. 
  • Minimum of 3 years direct work experience in a non-profit fundraising capacity with proven results
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills and the ability to interact with individuals at all organizational levels.
  • Comfort with picking up the phone to thank or solicit donors or seek a meeting for further discussion.
  • An understanding of the donor cycle and funnel.
  • Excellent organizational, project management and/or event execution skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks while meeting deadlines and determining priorities.
  • Public presentation skills, both in person and virtually.
  • Strong attention to detail (specifically with Excel, project timelines and database management).
  • Demonstrated ability to be a collaborative team player and establish and maintain positive working relationships, both internally and externally.
  • Experience working with volunteers or volunteer committees is an asset.
  • High degree of discretion, initiative, resourcefulness, and thoughtfulness in the decision-making process.
  • Strong computer skills including excellent Microsoft Office skills. Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge or a comparable database.
  • Knowledge and adherence to fundraiser’s standards of ethics and conduct.
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license. 
  • Reliable transportation.

Pursuant to Section 24 of the Ontario Human Rights Code (the Code),this position will give preference to applicants who identify as a member of an Indigenous community (First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples). Candidates from this designated group are invited to self-identify in their cover letter, in a transparent manner, as part of the application process. 

Forward resume and cover letter to : [email protected]; subject: name of positing application.