Frontier College is a national, non-profit literacy organization that was founded in 1899. We work with children, teens, adults and families who need help to improve their literacy skills. We work with a variety of partner organizations to deliver volunteer-run, community-based programs across Canada. Frontier College is accredited under the Imagine Canada Standards program.
The Program Development (PD) Team at Frontier College is responsible for generating revenue from Government, Corporate and Foundation supporters. The PD Team works closely with the Director of Programs, the Finance Department, and regional teams across the country.
The key functions of the PD Team are to: (a) support cultivation and stewardship of funding relationships, including writing proposals and reports; and, (b) support development of targeted, strategic programs that address community and funder priorities. The team also contributes to evaluation and research activities that help us tell the Frontier College story and communicate our social impact.
We are currently seeking an Intern to help with a variety of administrative and revenue development activities. The successful candidate will receive valuable hands-on experience, training and mentorship, and professional development in a friendly and positive environment.
This position reports to the Program Development Advisor, based in Toronto.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
The position will be tailored to the PD Team’s needs and the Intern’s experience and interests. However, tasks would include some combination of the following:
Skills and Attributes
- Tracking and acknowledging donations and other correspondence with government, corporate and foundation funders
- Maintaining funders’ electronic and paper files
- Researching potential funders, helping to re-engage lapsed funders
- Contributing to funding applications and reports
- Contributing to external and internal research activities
- Relevant studies in the fields of fundraising, non-profit management, business administration, social sciences, or equivalent experience
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Strong organizational and time-management skills
- Detail-oriented, comfortable with large volumes of data
- Able to work independently and within a team
- Strong initiative and problem-solving skills
- Flexible and able to adapt to changing priorities
- Knowledge of Windows, Adobe and MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher)
- Sensitivity to and awareness of cultural differences, and challenges faced by under-served and low income communities
- Desire to learn about fund development and impact measurement for the charitable sector
- Must be 18-29 years old
- Prior experience with Frontier College and/or the literacy field
- Fluency in French
: $14/hour – minimum 7 hours/week (maximum 24 weeks)
Interested candidates should send resumé and covering letter to
Laura Boudreau, Program Development Advisor
: August 24, 2018
For more information about Frontier College visit www.frontiercollege.ca
You will be contacted if you are selected for an interview.
We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from diverse individuals who self-identify on the basis of any of the protected grounds under the Human Rights Code. We are committed to integration and maintaining the independence of individuals and removing barriers to accessibility in the workplace. We are committed to full compliance with the Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and all other applicable legislation. We invite applicants to request accommodation, as required, throughout the application and hiring process.