Employment Opportunities

Fund Development Coordinator

Reports to: Executive Director

Hours: This is a salary position with 20 hours a week, including some evenings and weekends.

Location: Edmonton, Alberta, with the potential for travel around the province.

The PositionThe Fund Development Coordinator is responsible for supporting annual campaign fundraising activities. Working alongside the Executive Director, and supported by the Resource Development Committee, the successful candidate will be tasked with developing relationships with potential sponsors, researching and submitting grant applications, and exploring other fund development opportunities, like donation campaigns and public events. This individual requires excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, time management and organizational skills.


  • Manage a portfolio of individual donors and prospects, developing strategies and implementing key actions to increase support.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director to establish the annual Fund Development plan.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director to develop and implement annual fundraising appeals.
  • Collaborate with the Communications & Outreach Manager to maintain and revise, as necessary, annual campaign messaging, including oral, print, and online
  • Implement and activate stewardship plans and activities
  • Support and coach staff and volunteers to prospect, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors to achieve goals while ensuring fundraising best practices and the Donor Bill of Rights is followed.
  • Develop and implement fund development tactics beyond sponsorships, including donation drives, grant applications, and events.


  • Post-secondary degree or diploma, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired.
  • A history in fundraising experience, specifically working with fundraising appeals and managing a portfolio of donors and prospects.
  • An understanding of and dedication to ethical fundraising guidelines as outlined by the AFP Donor Bill of Rights.
  • Knowledge of Canadian Revenue Agency regulations related to charitable organizations and fundraising initiatives
  • Ability to work with highly confidential information in a sensitive and professional manner
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities effectively, able to set objectives, monitor and track progress toward goals, and effectively implement fundraising strategies
  • Highly organized team player with great attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills that allow you to build strong relationships with all levels of the organization and with external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to build trust, gain confidence and secure support when developing relationships with prospects, donors, members, staff and volunteers
  • Creative self-starter with the ability to identify opportunities
  • Driver’s license and access to a vehicle for travel
  • Proficiency with Apple and Google products
  • Evidence of a clear Police Information Check
  • Two professional references

Behavioural Expectations: (Common to all positions)

1. Support the mission, vision, and values of the organization.

2. Treat others and their ideas with respect and dignity.

3. Set a good example for others.

4. Maintain the highest standards of honesty, integrity, and communication.

5. Insist on excellence and be accountable to one another.

6. Build group cohesiveness and pride through teamwork.

7. Demonstrate confidence in the Alberta Emerald Foundation and its workforce.

8. Value and promote creativity and the change process.

9. Be a good communicator and listener; be available and visible.

10. Develop yourself to your highest potential.

About the Alberta Emerald FoundationWe are Alberta’s environmental good-news storytellers. We connect our province’s environmental leaders and provide a voice to share their positive examples to inspire others.

We are committed to providing year-round programming that engages, informs, and emboldens environmental stewardship in our province. What began as the Emerald Awards in 1992, our flagship program, has evolved into a 12-month conversation.

We have expanded our capacity and programming into a robust communications strategy that showcases our province’s environmental achievements, and funding opportunities that educate and empower Alberta’s next generation. This progression allows for a larger positive environmental impact that benefits individuals and communities all across our province.

We do this through the generous support of our sponsors who are dedicated to creating a bright future for our province and our planet.


Interested in applying for this position? Please email your CV and cover letter to gregory@emeraldfoundation.ca. The deadline to apply is January 10, 2020.