Donor Engagement Specialist


REPORTS TO: Director Resource Development

Summary of Responsibilities

As Donor Engagement Specialist you will support the Resource Development strategies at Boys and Girls Clubs (BGC). Yours is a diverse donor focused role which includes: organzing volunteer opportunities for corporate partners, implementing social media initiatives, administration and data entry tasks, coordinating logistics for special projects and activities that engage donors as volunteers.  Your role involves both behind the scenes and donor facing activities.

Job Duties

Donor Relations:

  • Support relationships with service clubs, corporations, individual donors and the public (as directed), to ensure financial objectives are met
  • Organize and lead volunteer opportunities for donors
  • Track and compile volunteer hours and types of volunteering for the organization
  • Organize and provide logistical support for corporate work parties, volunteer opportunities, and third party events
  • Utilize Social Media for donor recognition on an ongoing basis
  • Assist in the development and execution of stewardship and recognition plans for BGC donors
  • Prospect research and assistance in the development of cultivation plans
  • Assist in the research, preparation and coordination of funding proposals

Event Support:

  • Take the lead on exciting seasonal volunteer activities and events including: holiday hampers, Santa Claus Parade, Club House Gala, Comedy Club House and Third Party events
  • Recruit, develop and train volunteers who provide support for BGC’s fundraising events
  • Attend events that require the involvement of volunteers

Administration Supports:

  • Maintain a high level of customer service to sponsors, volunteers, donors and respond to inquiries and concerns
  • Raiser’s Edge documentation of all donor interactions including: visits, proposals, and phone calls
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Two years of experience in a non-profit environment and/or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated team player with the ability to work collaboratively, think critically and offer solutions
  • High proficiency in computer programs for work that includes: database management, word processing, power point presentations,and internet research
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge, an asset (but we can talk)
  • Social Media savvy and/or interest
  • Ability to prioritize your work load and multiple projects, while ensuring that deadlines are met in a timely manner
  • Flexibily in work hours to attend events which may occasionally occur during evenings or weekends
  • Valid driver’s licence and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Criminal Record Check (Vulnerable Sector)
  • A passion for programs that support kids in being the best they can be!


Thanks in advance to all persons who apply for this position. Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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    BGC recognizes the value and importance of building and sustaining a culturally diverse environment and commits to intentional efforts to reflect that (along with our values) in all that we do. BGC has always been committed to diversity, and we believe that articulating our commitment to it in this way will support the ongoing evolution of this in our work going forward.

    For employees, participants, volunteers, donors, and the community, we demonstrate that commitment through:

    • Recruitment, employment, development, and promotion practices that are barrier free
    • Encouraging representatives of diverse identities (race, national or ethnic origin, language, spiritual beliefs, age, gender, sexual identity, marital status, family structure, political beliefs, mental or physical ability, or socioeconomic status) to apply for available positions, participate in programs, and/or engage with BGC
    • Making decisions based solely on an individual’s qualifications, merit, performance, and organizational needs