Fund Development and Community Engagement Officer - Ronald McDonald House Charities Southwestern Ontario

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Position Type

Full Time

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Date Posted


Application Deadline: 

Monday, March 5, 2018

Position Description

Our Mission: Keeping Families Close
Children are a gift - the sound of laughter and the pitter patter of little feet; warm hugs, curious questions and butterfly kisses; first words, first haircuts and first steps; movie nights, pillow fights and pajama parties - these are the magic moments… a family’s treasure.
Do you believe in the gift of togetherness?
The team at Ronald McDonald House Charities Southwestern Ontario is committed to giving sick children what they need most - their families! If our mission speaks to your soul and you’re passionate about creating memories and making an impact then we want you to join our team.

The Organization
For over 35 years, Ronald McDonald House Charities Southwestern Ontario ("the Chapter") has been improving the health and well-being of children and their families through the creation of a home-away-from-home for families of children with life-threatening illnesses who are receiving specialized treatment at local hospitals. Established in 1985, the Chapter has experienced significant growth with the original 15 bedroom house expanding to 34 rooms in 2011, the introduction of a Family Room at London Children’s Hospital in 2012 and the opening of the first in Canada House-within-a-Hospital in Windsor Regional Hospital in 2016. The Chapter has experienced significant growth in the last five years and with the launch of our new strategic plan, we will be expanding services in order to better serve our community. Please visit our website at for more information.

The Opportunity
We are looking for an individual who shares our passion and has a proven track record of successful community engagement and fundraising. An integral part of the team, the Fund Development & Community Engagement Officer is responsible for a varied portfolio, providing support to the leadership team. As the primary contact in Windsor/ Essex for Development and Communications initiatives of Ronald McDonald House Charities Southwestern Ontario (RMHC-SWO), with a focus on building and maintaining relationships with key community stakeholders to raise the profile and increase support for RMHC-SWO. This position will serve as RMHC-SWO representative for cheque presentations, donor meetings, speaking engagements, and community fundraising events. The position will be the lead contact for RMHC-SWO Windsor-centered signature events and other community initiatives including the Red Shoe Society Windsor.

The Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience
  • University degree in related field
  • CFRE designation preferred or evidence of working towards CFRE designation
  • Experience working with Donor Software- Experience with Raisers Edge preferred
  • Skilled in public speaking, persuasive writing, active listening and ability to adapt messaging to different audiences various social media platforms.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Demonstrated understanding of fundraising standards and processes (including knowledge of payroll giving, major gifts, legacy gifts and CRA guidelines)

How to apply?
If you are interested, please forward your resume together with a short cover letter outlining why you are interested in the position and why you believe you would be the best person for the position. Please submit your resume and cover letter by March 5, 2018 to the attention of Christine Richer via

How to Apply

Contact Name: 

Christine Richer

How to Apply: 

  • cover letter
  • resume

Application Deadline: 

Monday, March 5, 2018
741 Baseline Rd. E.
London N6C 2R6

Contact Name

Christine Richer


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