Development Officer – Fundraising (Canada Summer Jobs) – Job Posting 1425

April 29, 2024 

YouthLink believes in the potential of every youth. We are dedicated to providing them with the support, guidance and opportunities they need to make positive life choices. We provide youth with brief and ongoing counselling, in-home wraparound support, shelter, housing, educational support, and safe drop-in spaces.  YouthLink works towards equitable outcomes for youth in our community and, as such, is committed to equity-based hiring practices. 

We welcome applications from candidates who reflect the communities we serve, particularly candidates from Black communities, Indigenous communities, and racialized people, persons with disabilities, members of diverse gender identities and people with lived experiences.  We are seeking candidates who demonstrably operate and practice from an equity and trauma-informed lens.  We encourage applications from passionate professionals who will help us dismantle systemic barriers and will embrace working outside of Euro-centric practice.

Development Officer – Fundraising (Canada Summer Jobs)

(Temporary Contract – Full Time)

(June 17th, 2024 – August 9th, 2024)

(35 hours/week)

Under the direction of Manager, Fundraising; the Development Officer – Fundraising will join the brainstorming team as we explore ways to engage donors and introduce YouthLink to new donors. They will participate in the creation of a social media and quarterly newsletter strategies and content. They will be the lead on creating The Giving Tree (donation program) outreach strategy as well as exploring possible fundraising event opportunities.

Highlights of Your Role

  • Demonstrated understanding and use of social media, ideally on behalf of an organization such as a school, volunteer organization, community group or company.
  • Promotes awareness of the organization’s mission and work.
  • Strategically create newsletters and social media updates and contents.
  • Research individuals, corporations and foundations that may be interested in gift giving.
  • Develops, plans, implement and evaluate aspects of fundraising including gifts.
  • Strengthen the relationship between organization and the donors and support leadership in fundraising goals.
  • Form strong relationship with external stakeholders.
  • Spot new fundraising opportunities and initiatives to help the organization meet financial goals.
  • Familiarity with MS Word, Excel, Adobe, Canva or other design layout software an asset.
  • Other duties and special projects as needed maybe assigned.

Supports Organization’s Strategy:

Actively contributes to the organization’s Strategic Plan by participating in initiatives and committees to support the overall plan.

Has a deep commitment to participating in equity work, including engaging in all work the agency undertakes to combat Anti-Black Racism. 

Takes all reasonable and necessary precautions to protect his or her own health and safety and that of co-workers by complying and demonstrating knowledge of the policies, procedures and safe practices established by YouthLink.

Highlights of What You Bring

Education and Experience:

  • College or University Certification, Diploma in Fundraising, Communications or related field.
  • Demonstrated project management and community relationship building experience.
  • Previous fundraising, sales or marketing experience would be a strong asset.


  • Strong computer literacy skills.
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Passion for research.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with team members, volunteers and other stakeholders.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and balance multiple tasks and planning events.
  • Excellent leadership, administrative and communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Demonstrated skill in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion practices, and specifically using an Anti-Black Racism lens.
  • Good judgement; ability to analyze information quickly in order to prioritize and communicate emerging issues.
  • Competence with donor management system is a strong asset.
  • Experience writing grant proposals, fundraising letters is a strong asset.
  • Confidence in public speaking is a strong asset.
  • Legal and accounting experience is a strong asset.

Additional Requirements:

  • Vulnerable Sector Check required.

To be eligible for Canada Summer Jobs program, youth must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the beginning of the employment period.
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment.
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of the employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

Hourly Rate: $16.55 per hour.

Work Location: 636 Kennedy Road, Scarborough.

How to Apply

  • Submit application to   – Please quote posting #1425 in the subject line.
  • As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of our communities. If you have a disability and require accessibility accommodations with the application process, please contact
  • Position Open Until Filled.