Job Opportunity: Fund Development Coordinator

Closing Date: June 18th


Island Nature Trust is looking for an energetic, organized self-starter to join their growing team. The Fund Development Coordinator will work with the Executive Director and Development Committee and will be responsible for providing coordination and leadership on all fund development initiatives. This will include, but is not limited to, building support from individuals, corporations, foundations and other sources of capital, operating and project funding.  This position is suited to someone looking to build a rewarding career in development. If you’re looking to join a growing not-for-profit with big ambitions, then please apply. Duties/expectations listed below:

Development Responsibilities

  • Leading the implementation of the Trust’s fund development strategy with a focus on growing donations from individuals, corporate donors and foundations
  • Growing a third party community fundraising program
  • Identifying and managing sponsorship opportunities
  • Identifying and organizing the stewardship process for major gifts for land and capital acquisitions
  • Researching public and private funding opportunities and assisting the management team with proposal development

Individual Donor / Corporate Relations

  • Researching prospects for the Development Committee
  • Implementing donor stewardship program and ensuring donors are recognized accordingly

Records Management

  • Keeping accurate and detailed records of donors, donations and prospect information using the Trust’s Donor Management System (DMS)
  • Reporting on funding goals
  • Coordinating with the Office Manager to confirm invoicing, payment collection and receipting


  • Working with the management team to ensure development programs are being marketed and promoted properly through a mix of paid, earned and free mediums
  • Ensuring the entire fund development portfolio is easily found and accessible to prospective donors (ways to give, legacy planning, pledges, e-commerce)
  • Guiding and organizing creative for various campaigns (pamphlets, posters, flyers, web content, social media content, presentations etc…)

Event Coordination

  • Lead and coordinate donor and volunteer appreciation events
  • Lead and coordinate fundraising events

Other Duties

  • Providing support to other staff when required.  This could include assisting administrative staff with their duties, helping with field work, or organizing communication functions outside of development work.


  • Post-secondary graduate with a degree or diploma in Event Management, Administration, Marketing, Business, Public Relations or Non-Profit Fundraising
  • CFRE certificate an asset
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Canva, Photoshop and other relevant tech
  • Experience with WordPress
  • Ability to learn new database systems easily
  • Savvy with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn
  • Knowledge of donor stewardship and practices, fundraising, marketing strategies and media operations
  • Comfortable with public speaking and media relations
  • Strong networking skills
  • Ability to show discretion, tact and sound judgement
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills
  • Proven leadership capabilities
  • Experience organizing events
  • Strong research, analytical and reporting skills
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative and manage multiple projects at once

The ideal candidate will have a strong sense of commitment to the environment and preserving and protecting land for future generations of Islanders and wildlife to enjoy.

Previous experience in a fund development role is preferred. Candidates with transferable skills are invited to apply.   

This is a full-time position with opportunities for growth within the organization

Professional development opportunities will be provided

37.5 hours a week – Monday to Friday in an office environment in Charlottetown, PEI

Some evening and weekend work required

Wage will commensurate with experience

Reporting to: Executive Director

Cover letters and resumes can be sent to  Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Closing Date: June 18th