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Fund & Volunteer Coordinator

Website Autism Ontario

Autism Ontario is a charitable organization with a history of over 49 years representing the thousands of people on the autism spectrum and their families across Ontario. Made up of knowledgeable parents, professionals, and autistic self-advocates who can speak to the key issues that impact those with autism and their families, Autism Ontario is the province’s leading source of information and referral on autism, and one of the largest collective voices representing the autism community. Members are connected through regions throughout the Province of Ontario.

Successful applicants will be required to show proof of full vaccination or a documented medical exemption upon hire.


Job Summary

The position of Regional Fund Development & Volunteer Coordinator will be one of two positions in the region covering Sudbury, Algoma, Temiskaming, Cochrane, Thunder Bay, Rainy River, Kenora, Sault Ste. Marie, Parry Sound, Nipissing and surrounding areas.  The goal of the regional model is to strengthen the capacity of families and caregivers to achieve the mission and vision of Autism Ontario in the North region.

Key Responsibilities

Fund Development

  • Develop and write various funding applications, grants and proposals to support the necessary funding levels and programs of the region, adhering to organizational guidelines and policies
  • Provide leadership in generating financial resources to sustain the region
  • Coordinate fundraising efforts from existing and new sources
  • Assess viability of third-party events, where applicable, with volunteers and support as needed
  • Foster and maintain a positive relationship with event sponsors and funders (e.g., thank-you letters, funding reports, etc.)
  • Implement stewardship and recognition strategies for the region
  • Facilitate networking and development of community alliances/partnerships
  • Prepare deposits and related forms and submit copies to provincial office, and remit necessary documentation to Provincial Office in order to adhere to charitable laws
  • Develop an annual fundraising plan with targets, events, etc., and clear timelines and planned deliverables
  • Work closely and collaboratively with Region and Volunteer Supervisor and Fund Development Team.
  • Communicate and work with the Service Navigation Staff around regional needs for grant writing purposes

Volunteer Development and Support

  • Coordinate with volunteers to have representation of the region at fundraising events, funders meetings, donor cheque presentations, and other meetings and community events where applicable
  • Work closely with Region Program and Volunteer Coordinator on regional pilot initiatives
  • Support volunteers (parents, self-advocates, and professionals) in achieving the identified goals
  • Develop and coordinate a volunteer application and screening process
  • Build the volunteer capacity of the organization across the region; develop a volunteer appreciation plan
  • Participate in the development and implementation of volunteer training modules and orientation
  • Recruit, assign, and track volunteers for events or committees
  • Coordinate and facilitate regional committee meetings and events
  • Monitor and support volunteer-led initiatives
  • Evaluate risk associated with the volunteer roles, with an ability to develop plans to mitigate risk as necessary
  • Navigate and manage various interpersonal situations between volunteers


  • Serve as first point of contact for questions from volunteers in the region
  • Act as a system administrator for relevant online platforms
  • Perform other general administrative duties, including maintaining files, purchasing supplies, mail distribution and maintaining office machines
  • Keep an up-to-date list of donors and grants in the region
  • Manage financial paperwork
  • Follow budgets


  • Working knowledge of ASD
  • Strategic and positive thinking
  • Strong planning skills and an ability to work independently
  • Proactivity in effective communications and conflict management skills
  • Flexibility, comfort with change and ability to support others through change management
  • Knowledge and understanding of the local service providers and the granting agencies within the North region


  • A degree/diploma in a related field with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated fund development and experience writing grant proposals and reports
  • Experience organizing and working with volunteers in a non-profit setting
  • Experience in financial management and budget oversight
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends as required
  • Ability and means to travel for meetings; a valid driver’s licence is required
  • Lives within North Region (Sudbury, Algoma, Timiskaming, Cochrane, Thunder Bay, Rainy River, Kenora, Sault Ste. Marie, Parry Sound, Nipissing & surrounding areas)
  • Bilingualism (French/English) considered an asset

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to stating: “Regional Fund Development & Volunteer Coordinator – North” in the subject line.  Position is open until filled.  We thank everyone for their interest in this position; however, only those candidates invited to interview with us will be contacted.

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