Benefits and Perks

  • Six weeks of annual paid leave plus paid sick days
  • 100% employer-paid health and dental benefit program
  • Remote work on a flexible schedule
  • Professional development stipend
  • Meaningful work in a collaborative, inclusive culture where your contributions will make a substantial difference

Job Purpose

This position presents an exciting opportunity to grow with an established but evolving non-profit and to support a powerful mission. Every year, ONE TO ONE pairs emerging readers with volunteer tutors online and in elementary schools around the province. Students work on their reading in an environment where it’s okay to take risks, make mistakes and learn at their own pace.

By taking a donor-centric approach, you will act as an ambassador for ONE TO ONE in the community and play an instrumental role in attracting new supporters to our organization. With the support of the Executive Director and specialist contractors you will shape, execute, and administer our exciting fund development plans. If you share our passion for children’s literacy and thrive in a collaborative, values-driven culture where creativity and innovation are rewarded, please consider applying for this role.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

In collaboration with the Executive Director, you will be responsible for:

Donor Solicitation & Management (30%)

  • Lead fundraising efforts in new individual donor identification, securing new and renewed gifts, and strengthening relationships with existing donors
  • Develop and maintain relationships with existing and prospective corporate partners
  • Pursue fundraising opportunities with foundations
  • Maintain donor databases, including detailed records of all donor interactions
  • Develop and enhance promotion and recognition tools, including preparing quarterly and annual impact reports to share with donors
  • Develop and implement strategies for planned giving
  • Grow the Page Turners monthly giving program
  • Manage the writing, design and production of stewardship materials, such as donor thank-you letters, emails and prospectuses, and donor impact reports
  • Ensure accurate donor lists and proper donor recognition in all publications
  • Ensure timely and personal appreciation and recognition is completed

Grant and Proposal Writing, Management & Reporting (25%)

  • Find and track relevant grant opportunities from foundations, government, corporations and other funding sources
  • Write effective proposals/applications that display exceptional attention to detail and captivating storytelling
  • Manage the grant proposal and reporting calendars, and track activities in the project management platform
  • Work with project leads to track project deliverables and reporting deadlines and coordinate preparation and delivery of interim and final reports
  • Work closely with project leads to ensure appropriate project implementation is achieved and grant requirements are met

Fundraising Campaigns and Events (25%)

  • Organize, manage and support fundraising events, including third-party fundraisers, donor stewardship and annual Spelling Bee
  • Develop strategic focus and lead coordination for all campaigns, including Giving Tuesday/end-of-year campaign, online fundraising, and peer-to-peer fundraising
  • Lead the scheduling and delivery of all appeals

Development Goal Planning & Tracking (20%)

  • Collaborate in the design and lead the implementation of multi-faceted fundraising goals and plans including: major gifts, grants, corporate partnerships, foundation donations, fundraising events and individual giving campaigns
  • Track, report on progress and provide performance analysis for above goals and plans
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of ONE TO ONE programs
  • Perform administrative fundraising duties (i.e. logging donations, issuing tax receipts, maintaining fundraising database) as required

To succeed in this role, you will possess the following:

Professional Attributes

  • Self-motivated, confident and results driven
  • Highly organized and the ability to multitask, prioritize, and adapt to changing priorities
  • Flexible to work within a team-based environment and lead projects independently
  • Team player and ability to work cooperatively with internal and external stakeholders and partners
  • Strong attention to detail and problem-solving abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential and sensitive information
  • Strong business acumen and financial literacy

Skillsets, Experiences & Qualifications

  • At least three years’ experience in a similar fund development role
  • Demonstrated success securing significant gifts from individual, foundation and corporate donors
  • Demonstrated success writing grants, preparing sponsorship proposals
  • Proven track record using data to drive decision-making
  • Familiarity with Salesforce or similar CRM; proficiency with MS Office
  • Exceptional communication (writing, interpersonal and presentation) skills, with the ability to effectively persuade and inspire others
  • Planning & data analysis skills: experience setting goals, monitoring progress and meeting deadlines
  • Exceptional fundraising and networking skills
  • University degree/diploma in a related discipline or an equivalent combination of training and experience, plus a demonstrated ongoing commitment to professional development
  • Knowledge of the non-profit sector and CRA fundraising rules and guidelines
  • CFRE designation – completed or in progress – is considered a significant asset

ONE TO ONE offers a competitive compensation, perks and benefits package that strongly encourages work-life balance and includes:


This is a full-time role, working 35 hours per week.

Only applications with both a resume and cover letter will be considered. Please include salary expectations. Due to the nature of the work, candidates must be local to the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

COVID-19 considerations:

  • Primarily remote work
  • Require employees to be fully vaccinated
  • Masks worn during all in-person meetings

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Carol Neuman via carol [at] one-to-one [dot] ca