Anxiety Canada is a national charity devoted to reducing the barrier of anxiety so people can live the life they want. We are a passionate team of professionals, committed to developing and disseminating evidence-based resources and anxiety treatments. Anxiety Canada is supported by volunteers who serve on our scientific advisory committee, board, and our youth network.  


The Opportunity – Development Officer 

Are you an ambitious fundraiser passionate about advocating for mental health? Are you keen to raise funds that support people struggling with anxiety and anxiety disorders? If so, we would love to hear from you. 

We are recruiting a full-time Development Officer who will work closely with our development and communications team to help implement the fund development plan. The role reports to the Senior Manager of Development and Communications and is responsible for growing our donor base and upgrading our existing donor pool, as well as engaging with volunteers, like our Youth Network, to support annual events. The Development Officer will collaborate regularly with our volunteers and dedicated staff. At Anxiety Canada, we value teamwork, fun, communication, and commitment. 


Perks of Working with Us!  

Anxiety Canada offers employees 3 weeks vacation to start (that’s 15 days), PLUS the week of Christmas off and paid, 100% employer-paid health spending account, 100% remote work, and generous paid sick and personal leave. Salary is between 50-60K, commensurate with experience.


About You 

You’re a strategic thinker eager to help support strategy and ensure its effective implementation. You also use data and insight to inform recommendations for portfolio growth and activities. You are a positive team player with a can-do attitude and an openness to explore new and innovative fundraising ideas. You have excellent interpersonal communication skills and easily build relationships with donors, key external stakeholders, and volunteers.  

We encourage you to apply if you have the skills and experience we’re looking for and a passion for raising funds to ensure people with anxiety receive the evidence-based resources and treatment they need.  

Roles + Responsibilities:  

  • Coordinates and maintains donor portfolio, renews and upgrades donors, and cultivates new prospects by providing ongoing updates and personalized stewardship. 
  • Ensures all assigned donor records are up to date and accurate, adding actions, donor history, and profiles, as well as other relevant information in DonorPerfect.  
  • Collaborates with the development and communications team in the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors and corporate partnership opportunities. 
  • Responsible for the management, growth, and stewardship of the monthly giving program.  
  • Helps identify prospective annual giving donors for major and legacy giving. 
  • Assists in producing donor communications materials, including supporting direct mail, e-newsletter, and other print and electronic initiatives. 
  • Writes tailored and personalized proposals for individuals, foundations, and corporations with a donor-centric approach. 
  • Creates presentations for individuals, corporations and other key stakeholders as required. 
  • Supports donor cultivation, stewardship, and recognition activities as required. 
  • Reports on philanthropy activity and contributes to annual philanthropy reports. 

To be successful in this role, you have: 

  • An understanding of donor needs, especially the importance of personalized communication, respectful solicitation, timely acknowledgement, and effective stewardship. 
  • Excellent written communication skills and knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications.  
  • Experience with CRM software or Donor Management System. 
  • A positive attitude showing that you’re a self-starter who takes initiative and connects with donors on a regular basis. 
  • Demonstrated ethical behaviour consistent with the mission and values of Anxiety Canada and the needs of our donors. 
  • Post-secondary degree in a relevant discipline, including Business, Fundraising, and/or combination of education, experience, and training. 
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of fundraising experience in a charitable organization, and/or business development experience demonstrating a strong track record in identifying and cultivating relationships. 
  • CFRE Designation or involvement with Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) or a similar professional organization is considered an asset. 

 At Anxiety Canada we promote equality and challenge discrimination. We recognize the value of diversity in the workplace and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, nationalities, gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, and beliefs. 

How to apply: Please apply on our website and attach a single document that includes your cover letter and resume. We will only review applications that include a cover letter. Application closing date is June 24, 2022. We thank all candidates for applying, but only those shortlisted will be contacted. 


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