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National Coordinator, Stewardship and Donor Relations

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Full Time, Permanent Position

We are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic, and self-motivated Coordinator, Stewardship and Donor Relations to join the CMHA National Fund Development team. Reporting to the National Director of Development, the Coordinator, Stewardship and Donor Relations will be responsible for building and enhancing a comprehensive stewardship program that consistently celebrates and recognizes our donors for their philanthropy and encourages engagement and retention of individual and corporate donors.

About CMHA: Founded in 1918, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is the most established, most extensive community mental health organization in Canada. Through a presence in more than 330 communities across every province and one territory, CMHA provides advocacy and resources that help to prevent mental health problems and illnesses, support recovery and resilience, and enable all Canadians to flourish and thrive. Our vision is a Canada where mental health is a human right. CMHA has been chosen as one of Canada’s best places to work by Forbes magazine in 2021 and 2022.

The role: The Coordinator, Stewardship and Donor Relations is responsible for acknowledging, appropriately recognizing, and demonstrating accountability for the support received from CMHA National’s donors and sponsors. Responsibilities include the management of programs and execution of tactics that will further nurture strong and long-lasting relationships with CMHA supporters.

While this role reports into the Director of Development, the Coordinator, Stewardship and Donor Relations will work closely and collaboratively with the Fund Development team, which includes Community Giving, Special Events, and Corporate and Foundation partnerships.

Location:  This position will be based at our office, located in downtown Toronto. To encourage collaboration and explore new ways of working, CMHA National supports a hybrid work model of 2 days in the office and 3 days working from home. However, until further notice, staff are working from home according to public health guidelines and management’s decision.

The position:

You have:

Compensation: $55,000 – $60,000 per year commensurate with experience and qualifications; along with benefits, a flexible work environment and a workplace culture committed to personal wellbeing and psychological safety.

Benefits: Dental care, extended health care, life insurance, vision care, employee assistance program, flexible schedule, paid time off (vacation, sick and work life balance days), wellness program, work from home, hybrid work.

Working conditions:

Are you a fit?

You are a problem solver with exceptional stakeholder-relations skills who can juggle a wide variety of tasks with attention to detail under tight deadlines. You have a strong handle on fundraising basics, intuitively understand the donor journey, and are passionate about donor-centred fundraising. You are a wiz with a database and fundraising platform, know how to build a website and are bursting with creative ideas to help make community giving and event participation an inspiring and rewarding experience for all our stakeholders.

If you are interested in applying for the role, please submit a PDF copy of your resume along with a cover letter to by March 18th, 2021 to [email protected]. The subject line should mention “National Coordinator, Stewardship and Donor Relations”. We thank you for your interest and please note that only those identified for an interview will be contacted.

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CMHA is committed to our workforce reflecting the diversity of the communities within which we work. As such, we explicitly encourage applications from persons with disabilities, members of Black, Indigenous and racialized communities, people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and others who may contribute to the diversity of our staff. We invite you to self-identify in your cover letter. Please let us know if you require accommodations throughout the application process.