Join The Team


Kids Now is currently looking to fill the following position:

CHAIR – FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE (Volunteer Position)

Kids Now is a national group mentoring charity for youth. For over 15 years, we’ve been inspiring leadership, building self-esteem, and coaching kids to make positive choices through our free, in-school, afterschool program.  Led by volunteer coach-mentors, our educator-endorsed program teaches goal setting, effective communication, conflict resolution, stress management, and other valuable skills that last a lifetime.

THE FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE CHAIR WILL:

  • Work closely with the Director of Development and Chief Kids Officer to develop and execute the organization’s annual fundraising plan.
  • Lead the fundraising committee’s efforts to identify, cultivate, and approach major donors.
  • Assist in the sourcing, cultivation and recruitment of fundraising committee members; develop committee Terms of Reference.
  • Encourage board participation in resource development and fundraising; familiarize directors with fundraising skills and provide communications tools and techniques so that they are comfortable raising money.
  • Monitor fundraising efforts to ensure they are cost-effective, and provide fundraising policies that outline sound and ethical fundraising practices.

QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates must possess:

  • Solid background in fundraising, either through educational, voluntary, or professional experience
  • Extensive network of senior corporate contacts
  • Solid leadership, strategic planning, and team-building skills
  • Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills
  • Keen understanding of funding requirements and fundraising challenges associated with a charitable organization

BENEFITS

  • Networking with senior business professionals in diverse sectors
  • Professional development and personal growth opportunities
  • Develop leadership, project management and strategic planning skills
  • Hone your fundraising skills
  • Opportunity to make a lasting and meaningful difference in the lives of youth in your community and across Canada.

TERMS OF OFFICE EXPECTED TIME COMMITMENT

  • The term of office is one year, with an option to renew for an additional year. The Fundraising Chair can expect to meet with the committee 6 – 12 times per year, depending on the needs of the committee. Most communications between meetings are done via conference call or email. The Fundraising Chair should expect to spend 5 – 10 hours per month on committee work (outside of regular committee meetings).

 Interested? We’d like to hear from you!

  • Please send your resume along with a cover letter outlining your interest in the position and relevant skills, education or experience to: Janet King, Chief Kids Officer and Founder on e-mail: jking@kidsnowcanada.org

We thank all applicants, but only those who will be considered for an interview will be contacted.