Fund Development Coordinator

Fund Development Coordinator - Job Description 

Avalon Centre is committed to building a diverse staff team and encourages applications from candidates from Equity-Seeking groups who bring important perspectives to the work. Members of Equity-Seeking groups face collective barriers to participating in society due to historic, social, attitudinal, and environmental marginalization based on race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality, and other challenges to equal access, opportunities, and resources. We support leadership and employment opportunities for women, trans, Two-Spirit, and non-binary people.

About Avalon
The Avalon Sexual Assault Centre is a feminist organization working to eliminate sexual assault/abuse, and to change the current socio-political culture that fosters sexism, social injustice and other forms of oppression.

Job Description 
The Fund Developer is responsible for successfully assisting Avalon in expanding their fund development activities and to coordinate cultivation of new donor/funder prospects in collaboration with management and staff.


  • Create and implement a comprehensive fundraising plan Fund Development Coordinator
  • is expected to, at minimum, raise funds to cover their salary (prorated from start date to end of March based on total salary for one year) and to address funding needs for existing programs 
  • Steward existing donors and cultivate new ones 
  • Responsible for existing annual campaigns and assessment and initiation of new campaigns as required 
  • Major gifts (within 18 months) 
  • Seek corporate and foundation funding for Avalon as an agency, not project specific.
  • Identify potential funders within service clubs etc. and assist with developing asks and presentations 
  • Work to develop fund develop strategy and timeline as well as assist with establishing fund development/raising financial goal for each fiscal year and beyond 
  • Research public and private grant agencies and foundations to identify potential sources of funding 
  • Manage existing grants by: tracking grants, developing internal reporting systems, coordinating the submission of reports, working with program staff to ensure each project/program is meeting proposal conditions and expectations 
  • Work with Avalon staff to accurately record, track, acknowledge and receipt donations in a timely manner 
  • Coordinate cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of existing donors through targeted outreach and communications. 
  • Identify and coordinate cultivation of new donor prospects 
  • Plan, create and distribute direct mail appeals 
  • Manage Avalon's online fundraising 
  • Liaise with individuals and organizations interested in hosting third-party activities in support of Avalon 
  • Develop and implement a strategic major gifts program focused on cultivating, soliciting and stewarding individual donors for major gifts and corporate partners 
  • Manage the recognition of supporters as laid out in Avalon's stewardship plans and as pledged to donors 
  • Monitor local external markets to identify new partnership opportunities 
  • Work collaboratively with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to develop and implement long-term strategic plans for fund development. 
  • Participate in budget processes together with the Executive Director and key staff 
  • Work within the mission, values and goals of Avalon Sexual Assault Centre 
  • Other duties as required 


  • University degree in commerce/business, marketing, communication/public relations or other related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive fund development experience with a successful record of generating revenue growth, implementing fundraising initiatives and working with major gifts
  • Excellent management, communication, organization, planning and problem-solving skills
  • Thorough understanding of CRA rules and regulations
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
  • Knowledge of feminist and trauma-informed practice, as well as cross-sectional oppression as related to racism, homophobia/transphobia, ageism, classism and poverty, etc. 
  • Experience incorporating the perspectives of multiple communities, including survivors and equity-seeking communities 
  • Understanding of sexualized violence and sexual assault trauma 
  • Familiarity with the communities throughout Nova Scotia
  • Experience working in a women's social services agency an asset
  • CFRE designation an asset
  • Member in good standing with AFP and/or CAGP an asset
  • Current and original copy of a satisfactory Criminal Records Check is required upon the start of your employment

Work With Us

Working Conditions 

  • Office setting with work-from-home options available in consultation with management 
  • Some travel within Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends

Terms of Position 

  • This is a 12-month term position, with the ability to become permanent after successful completion of the term. The salary range will be $56,000.00-$60,000.00 based on full-time work hours (35 hours per week). Some evenings and weekends may be required. A comprehensive compensation plan will be offered. 

To apply: 

  • Please send a detailed cover letter and CV to: with the subject line "Fund Developer position". 
  • Please no phone calls. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 
  • Review of applications will begin on November 15th and will continue until the position is filled.
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