Fundraising Coordinator

Date Posted: Jul 02, 2019
Application Deadline: Jul 31, 2019

Salary Range: 0 - 20K
Additional Salary Information: $20/hour
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Employee Benefits: N/A
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Administrative
Job Type: Part-time
Career Level: Intermediate

Organization Description

Art Starts
Art Starts creates vibrant Toronto neighbourhoods through community building arts initiatives.
Art Starts inspires long-term social change in marginalized neighbourhoods. We use the arts to engage residents, nurture resiliency, cultivate life skills and inspire personal growth.
Art Starts works in five underserved Toronto neighbourhoods. We bring together professional artists – dancers, musicians, visual artists, actors and playwrights – with residents of all ages. Together we create accessible and dynamic art projects that reflect the identities and aspirations of each community.
Every year, Art Starts benefits thousands of people by providing a safe, supportive and inclusive environment for self-expression and collaboration. We facilitate unique opportunities for local children and youth to work with professional artists and contribute to the broader community. We provide a gateway to post-secondary education and employment through training, portfolio development and networking opportunities. We nurture local talent and mentor emerging artists, helping to end the negative cycles associated with marginalization and poverty.

Job Description

This is an exciting part- time opportunity to be part of an award-winning Community Arts organization. We are seeking an inspired and enthusiastic individual with excellent communication skills, a love of detail and a growth mindset. The Fundraising Coordinator reports to the Director of Development to implement fundraising initiatives, produce high quality funder reports, provide support with campaigns, event sponsorship, donor stewardship, grant applications etc...

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manages fundraising initiatives such as the online auction, third party events, etc
  • Manages Art Starts’ Bingo program including volunteer management and recruitment
  • Produces and submits timely reports and proposals to funders
  • Coordinates Art Starts’ individual giving initiatives including tracking donors, developing content for campaign materials and initiatives and managing timelines
  • Coordinates donor and funder correspondence and recognition
  • Maintains and utilizes Sumac database
  • Researches new funding prospects
  • Provides administrative support to the Director of Development


  • Undergraduate degree or diploma
  • Dedicated, enthusiastic & responsible with superior organizational and time management skills and attention to detail
  • Superior writing skills with the ability to write clearly and concisely
  • Proven ability to work independently, meet multiple competing deadlines and manage a variety of tasks concurrently
  • Knowledge of Sumac or other CRM software a strong asset
  • 1-2 years experience in fundraising or the charitable sector an asset
  • Passionate about community arts
  • Well developed computer skills, with experience in Powerpoint and Excel
  • Strong design and layout skills and a keen eye for visuals
  • Experience creating and managing budgets
  • Marketing and social media experience an asset

Additional Info:

Application Deadline:  July 30, 2019
Rate of Pay: $20 per hour
Hours Per Week: 16
Contract: 1 year with possibility of renewal


How to Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to
Art Starts is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive and diverse workforce. We are dedicated to taking proactive steps to overcome historical patterns of discrimination which have created barriers of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, language, class, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression resulting in the denial of full participation in society. We encourage qualified applications from those who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color, persons with disabilities, women, queer, trans or non-binary persons, or any combination of these intersections. Lived experience and/ or strong working knowledge of these realities are an asset to this position. 

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