Fund Development Assistant

Hours: 30 hrs/week

Dates: 6 – 16 weeks contract between April 23rd – September 1st , 2019

Pay: $12.65 per hour (13.85 from June 1st)

Closing: once filled

Want to make a positive impact for wildlife? Enjoy working with people and event planning? Wildlife Rescue is seeking an enthusiastic, hard-working Fund Development Assistant to work with the Development team on fostering and growing the donors at Wildlife Rescue through communications and a donor event in the summer.

Positions are made available through the federal Canada Summer Jobs program, administered by Service Canada. To be eligible, applicants:

  • are between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • are Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration & Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial legislation and regulations.


  • Assisting with donor stewardship including phone calls, query follow-ups
  • Assisting with donor communications including thank you letters, solicitation letters, impact reports, etc
  • Assisting with event coordination – summer donor appreciation event, venue, invitations, rsvp’s, hospitality
  • Assisting with donor newsletter – content preparation, design, distribution


  • Excellent writing skills
  • Good organization and time management
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team
  • Reliability
  • Able to work 4-5 days a week
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of Wildlife Rescue


  • Introductory training to our systems, protocols and procedures
  • Ongoing training and support


  • Become part of a small team and make a difference
  • Expand your knowledge and skills in marketing, communications, videography, photography, customer relations, and administration
  • Increase your knowledge of local bird species and how to cohabit with urban wildlife
  • Build your resume!

To apply for a position, please send a cover letter and resume together in a single pdf file, with your name and the position in the title, to

Please be advised that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews, but Wildlife Rescue would like to thank all applicants in advance for their interest.