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Development Coordinator

AITC-SK is a team of dedicated, knowledgeable, passionate people who come together to inspire youth to care about food and agriculture.


Position Overview: Development Coordinator

Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan (AITC-SK) is seeking a motivated, creative individual with exceptional follow-through skills to lead our fund development activities to support the growth of our organization. The Development Coordinator will work closely with the Executive Director to build on our longstanding corporate donors drive individual fundraising efforts; and cultivate and strengthen our community of enthusiastic supporters. The Development Coordinator will develop, manage and execute both short-term and long-term strategic fundraising plans and campaigns.

AITC-SK has a culture of innovation, passion, creativity, collaboration and teamwork.  We are a growing organization and seek team members who enjoy a fast-paced yet flexible work environment. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Coordinator’s primary responsibilities will include:

·         Providing leadership on fundraising strategy including advice and support to Executive Director in developing and implementing a comprehensive annual fund development plan with strategies and targets for donors and prospects in each constituent group including: individuals, organizations, corporations, foundations etc.;

·         Develop AITC-SK’s prospect pipeline and assist the Executive Director in identifying, discovering, cultivating, soliciting, on-boarding and stewarding prospects/donors;

·         Research and develop funding proposals for charitable foundations, corporate charitable funds, community investment, and other similar funds;

·         Support the development and maintenance of our prospecting collateral (pitch decks, one-pager program summaries; etc.) to ensure all documents are compelling, consistent with brand guidelines, up-to-date, and speak to current needs;

·         Provide guidance and support for organizational communications strategy and implementation as it relates to fund development;

·         Implement funder engagement, acknowledgement and recognition activities and measures as outlined in the fund development plan;

·         Work closely with the Executive Director and Communications Coordinator to ensure our partners have a fantastic giving experience and all funding deliverables are met;

·         Keep up-to-date on current fundraising programs, practices and procedures used in the charitable sector and inform leadership of items that would benefit AITC-SK;

·         Create and maintain tools to monitor and evaluate all fund development activities to ensure that fundraising goals are being achieved;

·         Develop, implement and sustain internal policies and procedures for gift acceptance and processing;

·         Practice ethical fundraising in keeping with the mission and values of AITC-SK and in accordance with charitable giving standards;

·         Other duties as assigned.


Educational and Experience Requirements

·         Post-secondary graduate with a degree or diploma in Business, Communications, Non-Profit Fundraising, or another related field;

·         A minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience managing grants, sponsorships, planned giving or corporate community investment programs;

·         Proven experience and success in securing gifts, sponsorships, partnerships and grants of $25,000+



·         Ability to effectively communicate with colleagues, partners, stakeholders;

·         Excellent, editing and presentation skills;

·         Ability to manage, organize and coordinate multiple tasks and relationships.;

·         Strong understanding of private philanthropy as it relates to charitable organizations;

·         Proven stakeholder management and relationship building skills;

·         Sound judgement and decision-making skills and the ability to work independently;

·         Excellent organization and time-management skills and attention to details;

·         Creative, out of the box thinker;

·         Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of products;

·         CFRE certification is an asset;

·         Interested in agriculture and food

·         Strong sense of commitment to the mission of Agriculture in the Classroom

·         Strong network connections considered an asset.


Work Environment

·         Saskatoon office
·         Valid Saskatchewan Drivers Licence and reliable transportation to facilitate travel in Saskatchewan
·         Occasional overtime, weekend hours


·          Full-time (part-time may be considered for the right candidate)
·         One-year term, with the opportunity for extension.

To Apply

If you feel that you are uniquely qualified for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to Sara Shymko at sara@aitc.sk.ca  with “Development Coordinator” in the email subject line. Please include your salary expectations within your cover letter. 

Thank you for your interest, applications have closed.