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Job Posting: Fund Development and Communications Officer

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 one (1) full-time, permanent Fund Development and Communications Officer 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.



Reporting to the Fund Development and Communications Manager, the Fund Development and Communications Officer will play a key role in supporting CFY’s grant and fundraising initiatives; all channels of communications; 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 and communications focuses each year. Projects will include a variety of independent work, assigned tasks, and collaborative initiatives both within the team and across the organization. All participants are encouraged to apply, even if they have experience in one area over the other (e.g. fund development vs. communications).



Fund Development


•        Oversee CFY’s grant portfolio

•        Responsible for submitting grant applications and completing grant reports

•        Engage with corporate and community funders

•        Manage CFY’s donor platform

•        Complete CFY’s tax receipting

•        Research and determine viability for new fundraising initiatives

•        Build new community partnerships to grow fundraising events portfolio

•        Plan, manage, and execute fundraising campaigns and events when needed

•        Seek out and support third-party fundraising events

•        Recruit and manage event volunteers when needed

•        Secure event sponsorship when needed

•        Manage activities within allocated fundraising events budgets when needed

•        Other duties as required



  • Proven grant writing skills

  • Detail orientated and quick problem-solving abilities

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

  • Exceptional time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

  • Proven relationship building skills

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

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed



  • Post-secondary degree in business, communications, or equivalent combination of education and relevant experiences may be considered

  • A minimum of 3-5 years experience in grant writing, copy editing, fundraising, or in a business development environment

  • Experience with grant writing and tax receipting.

  • Experience working with donors, strategic partners, and sponsors

  • An active driver licence and occasional access to a vehicle

  • A satisfactory certificate of conduct and vulnerable sector check is required



The position will work 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday. However, flexibility in work hours will be required for events, engagements, deadlines, and other initiatives as needed.



The salary for this position is $48,516 - $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-07-24 in the subject line. Deadline to Apply: July 18, 2024



Katie Keats; FDC Manager


Reference ID: FDC-07-2024

Application Deadline: Thursday, July 18, 2024


Choices for Youth (CFY) strives towards a culture of inclusion and empowerment, one where there’s a sense of belonging and safety while prioritizing diversity across the organization, including in its Board of Directors composition, employment practices, staff, policies, programming, and services. CFY values lived and living experience and invites everyone interested to apply for available opportunities. CFY actively seeks applications from Indigenous Peoples; members of Black, racialized, and other equity-seeking and/or religious, cultural, and other communities; members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community; people with disabilities; and people from a variety of social and economic backgrounds. Should you require support or accommodation(s) to better enable your ability to participate in the employment or recruitment process, please let us know at any point. This information will be kept confidential.


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