Employment Opportunities

We are currently accepting applications for the following positions: 
After-School Program Activity Leader
Resource Development Director

After-School Program Activity Leader (Durham-Wide) 

MAIN FUNCTION

Provide leadership and supervision to children in the After-School Program. Implement lesson plans, ensure children participate in all activities, while ensuring the safety and well-being of all participants.

REPORTS TO

Program Assistant, Program Coordinator, and Director of Children and Youth Recreation Programs

DUTIES

  1. Provide supervision and leadership to program participants.
  2. Provide a safe, structured environment for the participants.
  3. Ensure that the participants’ needs are met and that they are enjoying the program.
  4. Ensure that the Members’ Rules of Conduct are carried out in the program
  5. Act as a role model for the participants conducting oneself in a respectful, cordial, mature and responsible manner.
  6. Adhere to the Principles for Healthy Child Development.
  7. Take the time to research and to plan assigned program activities, making activities innovative, motivating and interesting to our Members.
  8. Maintain acceptable appearance in uniform and personal hygiene at all times.
  9. Work with and provide directions to the volunteers and students.
  10. Attend staff meetings, trainings, and planning sessions as required.
  11. Responsible for helping to clean the program areas and other maintenance duties as needed.
  12. Act as a representative of BGC Durham and help promote the Club by example and being of service to parents, volunteers, and other clients as the need arises.
  13. Maintain regular, positive and consistent feedback to parents when they are signing out their child/children.
  14. Complete written documentation as required and submit to supervisor in a timely fashion.
  15. Follow and practice all health and safety rules in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Public Health Act.
  16. Ensure that supplies and equipment are adequate, safe and in good repair.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Flexible hours are required, dictated by programming needs
  • Monday to Friday, hours typically fall between 2pm and 6pm, must be available to begin by 2:30pm-3:00pm
  • Required to work in a variety of settings including outdoors and in the pool

EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience in programs for youth 5-18 years of age and knowledge of child development
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Familiar with the High Five Principles of Healthy Child Development
  • Knowledge of fitness and nutrition
  • First Aid and C.P.R. certifications
  • Punctual, meticulous, and reliable

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please submit your resume to employment@bgcdurham.com. Please only apply if you are available to begin work by 2:30pm-3:00pm and indicate which of the follow areas you will be able to work in: Ajax, Bowmanville, Newcastle, Oshawa, Pickering, Whitby. 

Resource Development Director

Contract Position

MAIN FUNCTION

The Resource Development Director is an optimistic, flexible, problem-solving senior professional with strong leadership, management and interpersonal skills. Planning, directing and executing a comprehensive resource development plan to promote the mission of BGC Durham (formerly Boys and Girls Club of Durham) and enhance funding support is a key deliverable. Directly responsible for planning and executing the annual campaign includes: grant proposals, special events, marketing as it relates to fund development, cultivation, and stewardship of donors for the BGC Durham. The Resource Development Director is a critical member of the Senior Leadership Team and is expected to embrace the mission, vision, and core values of the Club.

REPORTS TO

Executive Director

DUTIES

  • Develops and implements a vigorous Resource Development program to secure financial support from a board array of potential funding sources
  • Works with the Executive Director to establish goals and objectives and monitors individual performance against the strategic plan
  • Develops, refines, executes and evaluates a comprehensive annual campaign to acquire, retain and upgrade annual donors through a variety of strategies
  • Cultivation and stewardship of donors and prospects; will involve significant community leadership and outreach
  • Leading Event Committees, advises in the planning, execution, and evaluation of all major fundraising signature events
  • Responsible for the solicitation of sponsorships – provides timely follow-up and acknowledgement for sponsorships, gifts, and personalized stewardship
  • Identifies, cultivates, and designs individualized plans to secure major gifts from foundations; individual and corporate donors to align donor interests with Club need
  • Conducts donor research and proposal writing and presentation to align donor and Club goals, build capacity and strengthen the relationship between the donor and the BGC Durham
  • Contributes to the marketing strategy to coincide with the fundraising plan
  • Manages portfolio financial resources in accordance with budget and annual goals and objectives
  • Maintains accurate donor and gift records in an electronic system
  • Ensures timely and appropriate recognition of all Club development stakeholders
  • Develops a creative donor stewardship program
  • Works with the Director of Finance to report all financial outcomes, providing monthly reports to the Executive Director

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • 37.5 hours per week – Monday to Friday with some evenings and weekends required
  • Frequently required to work within tight timelines
  • May be required to work overtime with compensating time off
  • Frequent travel throughout the community and Durham Region

EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS

  • College or University graduate in related areas: Public Relations, Business, Marketing, Communications
  • Minimum 3 years’ direct experience in Resource Development in the not-for-profit sector
  • Documented success in not-for-profit fundraising, directly responsible for securing a minimum of $200,000 annually
  • Successful experience in a full range of developmental functions including: annual campaigns, corporate and major giving, grant writing, marketing, stewardship, and special events
  • Excellent relationship building skills
  • Strong Leadership and Teamwork skills
  • Knowledge of current trends in not-for-profit philanthropy including knowledge of the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy’s Ethical Fundraising and Financial Accountability Code
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills relating to planning and implementing multiple tasks and activities
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Working knowledge of RecDesk or other CRM systems
  • Valid Driver’s Licence and access to reliable vehicle
  • Current Police Records Check including a Vulnerable Sector Search

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Interested applicants can apply by submitting their resume and cover letter to employment@bgcdurham.com by October 29th, 2021.
Please include RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR in the subject line of your email.

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