Job Posting: Fund Development and Communication Officer

Updated: Jun 27

Choices for Youth Inc. (CFY) is a professional service, youth-focused, non-profit, charitable organization that creates spaces and conversations and operates programs and social enterprises to help vulnerable youth secure stable housing, employment, and education while improving health and family stability. With a focus on prevention, intervention, and support, we help youth and their families break cycles of poverty and homelessness and transition to healthy, stable, and independent lives.

CFY is seeking to hire two (2) Fund Development and Communications Officers on a one-year contract to join our Fund Development and Communications Team. The team oversees all aspects of communications, marketing, and fundraising for CFY and provides support to all programs and social enterprises at CFY. Additionally, one of these hires will primarily be supporting the NL-Integrated Youth Services (NL-IYS) initiative – an emerging network of integrated youth hubs across the province.

Reporting to the Fund Development and Communications Manager, the Fund Development and Communications Officer will play a key role in planning and executing fundraising events; engaging our donors, supporters, volunteers, and staff through social justice and appreciation events; creating engaging and compelling content across multiple platforms; and analyzing and researching market trends to determine CFY’s fundraising event strategy each year. Projects will include a variety of independent work, assigned tasks, and collaborative initiatives both within the team and across the organization.


· Plan, manage, and execute fundraising campaigns and events

· Research and determine viability for new fundraising initiatives

· Build new community partnerships to grow fundraising events portfolio

· Seek out and support third-party fundraising events

· Recruit and manage event volunteers

· Secure event sponsorship

· Manage activities within allocated fundraising events budgets

· Advise on budgetary needs for fundraising portfolio

· Manage CFY social media platforms

· Create and update content for CFY communications platforms

· Support grant writing as needed

· Represent CFY in occasional media and public speaking engagements

· Seek out and attend community-building events that align with organizational values

· Nurture and contribute to the unique culture of the organization

· Help foster a social justice approach among colleagues

· Other duties as required


· Demonstrated ability to manage and execute fundraising events

· Proven relationship-building skills

· Exceptional written communication skills

· Quick problem-solving abilities

· Experience in the non-profit or charitable sector

· Ability to exhibit a high level of confidentiality and flexibility towards change

· Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed

· A satisfactory certificate of conduct and vulnerable sector check is required and must be bondable


· Post-secondary degree in business, communications, marketing, or equivalent combination of education and relevant experiences

· A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in event planning, fundraising, communications, marketing or in a business development environment

· Experience working with social media scheduling and monitoring tools

· Experience working with strategic partners and sponsors

· Experience with presentations, public speaking, and media appearance

· Experience in project cost estimations and budgeting

· An active driver licence and occasional access to a vehicle


· Demonstrated ability in graphic design

· Experience working with database systems and donor platforms

· Ability to think strategically and holistically about branding and integrated marketing

· Membership of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)


The position will work 37.5 hours per week. However, flexibility in work hours will be required for events and engagements.


The salary for this position is $48,516 to $53,917 annually. CFY offers a competitive compensation package, including: a health and dental program, employer-matched RRSP and four weeks’ vacation to qualifying employees.


Please submit your cover letter and resume explaining how you meet the criteria and use FDC-06-22 in the subject line. Deadline to Apply: June 28, 2022


Recruitment Lead

Katie Keats; FDC Manager

Reference ID: FDC-06-2022

Application Deadline: June 28, 2022

Choices for Youth appreciates all applications; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Equity in employment is essential to a just society. Choices for Youth enthusiastically welcomes applications from all qualified people, including racialized people, people of all sexual orientations, women and trans* people, Aboriginal and First People those with disabilities, mental illness, and from all social strata.

Should you require accommodation in relation to a disability, please tell us at the beginning of the selection process. This information will be kept confidential.