Development Assistant (Summer Position)

Virtual home office/ Canadian Film Centre, 2489 Bayview Avenue

Start Date
June 13, 2022

Reports to
Executive Lead, Creative Impact, Revenue

Application Deadline
June 13, 2022


Job Description

Flexible Start Date: May 30, 2022 from June 13, 2022

End Date: (9) weeks from the start date

Compensation: $16.00 per hour

Hours of Work: Monday through Thursday (30 hours per week).

About the CFC:

The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) is a charitable, cultural organization that drives the future of Canadian storytelling. Our intensive, hands-on programs in film, television and entertainment technologies empower, shape and advance opportunities for Canadian creators and entrepreneurs working in screen-based industries. Learn more at

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Executive Lead, Creative Impact, Revenue, and in collaboration with other team members, the Development Assistant, will support all fundraising activities across the department, including but not limited to, prospect research, donor/partner relations, assist the department with prospect research, campaigns, special projects, event assistance and database work.


  • Support the development and implementation of fundraising activities and campaigns for Individual Giving, Corporate donations, external relations and events
  • Supports identification and qualification of prospects and donors to support CFC programs and initiatives
  • Assists with donor/partner relations and stewardship – including reporting, communications and engagement
  • Performs research to discover leads, market trends and partnership opportunities
  • Ensures timely acknowledgement of contributions and tracking revenue, working with Senior Development Officer(s)
  • Updates Salesforce database to accurately capture donor information and assist with gift processing
  • Prepares regular reports for the Executive Lead and other senior staff as required
  • Assists in drafting fundraising emails, web, sales materials and other relevant correspondence
  • Supports special projects and strategic initiatives as required
  • Provides support to the department on related special events (i.e. event coordination and execution)
  • Performs general administrative duties, including organization, best-practices, filing and data entry
  • Perform other related duties as required or assigned to support the overall department goals


  • Related Community College or Bachelor’s Degree, or working towards/equivalent experience and interest
  • Customer service oriented
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Deadline driven
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Strong research, problem solving, and brainstorming skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), experience with databases (Salesforce) and social media platforms
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Experience and interest in fundraising, marketing and/or external relations as a career choice preferred

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume (PDF Format) to by May 24, 2022 and indicate “Development Assistant EL” in the subject line.

The CFC is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and a workplace that demonstrates respect for all. We encourage interested applicants from all backgrounds to apply. The CFC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is also committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources at

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for all in-person work at the CFC. If you are not able to obtain COVID-19 vaccination for a reason related to a protected ground of discrimination under applicable human rights legislation, you can request accommodation from the CFC by contacting Human Resources at

We thank all interested applicants; however, only qualified candidates will be contacted. No telephone calls, please.