Position: Development Manager
Organization: Ontario Farmland Trust
Location: Anywhere in Ontario. Applicants must be able to work productively from home. In person meetings may resume at our office in Guelph.
Are you passionate about protecting farmland for a resilient local food system?
Are you dedicated to raising funds for a cause you care deeply about?
Are you a team-player with a positive attitude and commitment to working cooperatively with others?
The Ontario Farmland Trust is looking for a motivated Development Manager to work as part of our team, managing and executing our fundraising and communications programs. We have worked hard over the past few years to incorporate a culture of philanthropy into our organization. We have dedicated directors, staff, and volunteers that are ready to help – however you will be the primary driver of these activities.
Who we are
Ontario has lost 2.8 million acres (18%) of its farmland in the past 35 years to urbanization, aggregate mining, and other land conversions. The rate of loss is increasing, disrupting our agricultural communities and ecosystems. The Ontario Farmland Trust (OFT) is a provincial charity that works to permanently protect Ontario’s farmland and the associated natural features. We work directly with landowners who want to protect their land for the future by establishing Farmland Easement Agreements. This is a voluntary legal agreement between a farmland owner and OFT that is placed on property title and applies to current and all future landowners, ensuring that the land is protected forever. It is the most effective tool for conserving our rich agricultural soils, as well as natural features such as the forests and wetlands that many species at risk call home.
As a small charity, every team member does a little bit of everything, and we are always willing to help each other. The Development Manager is responsible for leading and coordinating all aspects of OFT’s fundraising and communications strategy. In short, we need you to help us and our supporters protect more farmland in Ontario. Main expectations include:
Required Skills & Attributes
Ontario Farmland Trust is a great place to work
It is important that the candidate be able to work productively from home, with regular check-ins and the ability to participate in video team meetings. An ergonomically correct workstation is required. In person meetings may resume at our office at the University of Guelph. Events may occur across Ontario.
This is a full time permanent position, 30 or 37.5 hours per week (negotiable). We will consider a wide range of experience levels, and compensation will be commensurate with experience. The ability to work flexible hours is occasionally required for events and meetings.
Please forward your cover letter, resume, and references (in one document) via e-mail to email@example.com by Monday May 10, 2021, 12pm EST. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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For more information about the Ontario Farmland Trust, visit http://www.ontariofarmlandtrust.ca
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Apr 20 2021 ID: 59538