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Fundraising Director

The Fundraising Director will serve on the Board of Directors and provide direction, expertise and advice to High Park Nature Centre on various fundraising areas.

The High Park Nature Centre (HPNC) is a charitable organization that was established in 1999. Our mission is to promote awareness and respect for nature through year-round, hands-on outdoor nature education and park stewardship. The HPNC is a small and nimble organization that serves a diverse audience of over 14,000 people annually from across the Greater Toronto Area. Our experienced team of educators operates in a collaborative, supportive and inclusive work environment that enables unique programming and opportunities for learning and growth. We are currently underway with a capital campaign to fund the High Park Visitor and Nature Centre which will create a focal point for park life. This is an exciting time to join the HPNC team.

The High Park Nature Centre is committed to being a progressive organization that is guided by principles of equity, respect, and inclusion.

We continuously strive to broaden the diversity of our participants, staff and Board – inclusive of race, gender, sexual orientation, identity, religion, ability, ethnicity, experience, national origin and the many other traits that are reflective of the vibrant character and heritage of Canada.

As we work to honour our relationship with the Indigenous Nations of the lands we are situated upon, we encourage applications from Indigenous people and others who have experience in the area of Indigenous-Settler relations.

Fundraising Director​ - Board of Directors

High Park Nature Centre is seeking a volunteer with significant experience and demonstrated expertise in the area of fundraising to contribute to our Board of Directors.

Main Duties

We are seeking a Fundraising Director who will contribute to High Park Nature Centre’s Board of Directors by:

  • providing direction, expertise and advice in the area of High Park Nature Centre’s annual giving, special projects and event fundraising initiatives;
  • providing direction, expertise and advice to the Board of Directors and fundraising partners/consultants on the High Park Nature Centre/City of Toronto “Home in High Park” Capital Campaign;
  • developing, overseeing, and providing support for an ongoing fundraising plan in collaboration with the Executive Director and Board of Directors;
  • developing strategies related to increased fundraising for current program sustainability and expansion.

Commitment

  • Ongoing (ideally a 3-year term);
  • Six Board meetings per year, ever other month (typically on the third Wednesday)
  • Participation in City/HPNC fundraising meetings (virtually) when possible;
  • Roughly total of 7-10 hours per month.

A Police Record Check is required.

To apply, please upload your resume and cover letter as one PDF file addressed to Heather Johnston, Vice President, and our Executive Director, Sara Street. Applications will be accepted until Sunday, July 14, 2024, at 5PM. Due to the volume of applications we receive, no follow up phone calls or emails please.