Specialist, Campaign

Philanthropy and Donor Engagement Toronto
Posted 2 months ago


The Campaign Specialist position will collaborate with senior management, volunteer leadership and marketing/communications and conservation staff to lead the development and implementation of a multi-level stewardship and donor engagement program that fosters long-term relationships between WWF-Canada and its donors. The incumbent will work closely with the VP Philanthropy and Donor Engagement in the execution and administration of all aspects of the PDE’s fundraising activities with a goal to retaining and upgrading donors to strengthening the donor major gift pipeline. This position will also manage a revenue line. As the organization begins the quiet phase of a major fundraising campaign to support its 10-year Regenerate Canada conservation plan, a growing focus will be to build out a more robust stewardship and recognition program.



  • Liaise/engage and communicate with a portfolio of donors and donor advised funds (DAFS) to reinforce their ongoing funding relationship with WWF to solicit and upgrade accordingly
  • With other development and marketing and conservation staff, create stewardship reports, proposals and briefing notes


  • Works with other WWF event and fundraising staff and to coordinate and execute special donor events to ensure appropriate leveraging of volunteers, attendees, and donor relationships for events
  • Works with marketing and communications team on the coordination and production of all event materials, invitations, speaking notes, and public relations.


  • Coordinate and project manage select HNW stewardship activities and donor recognition across all major gift revenue streams in the PDE portfolio; including quarterly CEO and volunteer stewardship activities (thank you notes, calls)
  • Working closely with the various resource development teams to coordinate and plan and execute a strategic schedule of stewardship opportunities for each Relationship Manager’s donor list, based on commitments. Ensuring stewardship and donor engagement activities are timely, substantive and meaningful
  • Ensures all aspects of donor recognition plans and maintains and tracks all recognition in Raisers Edge and other listings.
  • Compiles and maintains an inventory of existing stewardship and recognition commitments and opportunities to ensure compliance with the donor recognition policy and gift agreements


  • A degree or diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution in a relevant field, including fundraising, special events planning and/or project management in a non-profit OR 3+ years of related experience.
  • Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) designation considered an asset
  • Minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience in the fundraising/advancement field or equivalent client-focused environment. Exposure to a non-profit fundraising environment and/or a capital campaign is an asset.
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a strong sense of diplomacy and demonstrated ability to build strong, collaborative relationships with external and internal stakeholder groups.
  • Understanding of current and emerging best practices in stewardship and donor engagement, or equivalent client relationship best practices, with a demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategies that strengthen long-term relationships with major donors.
  • Ability to work independently, rise to new challenges, find creative solutions, and to prioritize competing demands in a fast-paced environment with multiple workflows and competing deadlines.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite.
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge; database management is an asset; ability to learn new software quickly.
  • Superior writing skills, preference to experience writing philanthropic grants, proposals and stewardship reports
  • Willingness and ability to work outside of regular business hours is required.
  • Passion for nature and understanding of the science of environmental issues is a must

Other Information

This position is located in Toronto. 

Deadline to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this exciting opportunity, please click Apply, and ensure that your application is received on or before April 25, 2023 at 5pm EST.

Commitment to Diversity and Accessibility

Our vision is a Canada with abundant wildlife where nature and people thrive and we value and rely on diversity of thought, knowledge, expertise, and lived experience to help bring our vision to life. 

We recognize that experience comes in many forms and skills are transferable. If you feel that your unique experiences can enhance our vision, we encourage you to apply – even if you don’t meet 100% of the requirements. 

We encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuk (Inuit), Black, racialized, a person with a disability, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. 

We are committed to a barrier-free and equitable recruitment & selection process. If you are contacted in relation an opportunity to join our team and require an accommodation at any point in the process, please advise the recruiter of your specific needs. We commit to managing these requests in a confidential manner.