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Fund Development Specialist

Junior Farmers’ Association of Ontario (JFAO) is looking for a driven individual to fill the position of Fund Development Specialist. JFAO is a non-profit organization that provides strong programming for Ontario’s up-and-coming rural leaders. This position may be for you if you have strong communication skills, a positive attitude, and love giving back to rural Ontario. This position is a part-time fundraising development role with the flexibility to make your own schedule and ability to work from home. The Fund Development Specialist is responsible for supporting the JFAO Board of Directors in the development of partner and sponsor relationships.

Some of the duties include:

  • Developing and implementing a fundraising plan that cultivates existing relationships and creates new relationships and partnerships.
  • Supporting relationships and communications with existing partners and sponsors.
  • Identify prospective partners and sponsors with the focus of developing relationships.
  • Preparing reports and presentations of fund development activities for the Board of Directors.
  • Creating a database of current partners and contacts.

Job Type: Part-time, Independent Contractor

Salary: Tiered Commission

Benefits:

  • Flexible schedule.
  • Work from home.
  • Potential for extended contract.

Schedule:

  • Flexible work week.
  • Requires occasional participation in Board meetings that occur six times a year on a weekend.
  • Approximately 15 hours per month.
  • Contract period is June 2024 to June 2025, with opportunity for annual contract renewal in May following a performance review.

Education:

  • Secondary School (preferred)

Skills and Experience:

  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Be proactive and highly organized.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative.
  • Knowledge of fundraising best practices.
  • Knowledge of rural and agriculture communities is an asset.
  • Previous experience fundraising for non-profit or charity organization is an asset.
  • Communications: 1 year (preferred).

Please send resume and cover letter to Jolande Oudshoorn at pastpresident@jfao.on.ca by May 24, 2024.

Junior Farmers’ Association of Ontario (JFAO) is committed to a fair and inclusive work environment. We will endeavor to accommodate the needs of qualified applicants in all parts of the hiring process.

 

 

 

 

Event Coordinator – Ontario Young Farmers’ Forum

The Junior Farmers’ Association of Ontario (JFAO) is a non-profit organization that provides strong programming for Ontario’s young rural leaders. JFAO is looking for a driven individual to fill the position of Event Coordinator, to support a committee of members in organizing our annual Ontario Young Farmers’ Forum (OYFF). OYFF attracts some of the brightest young farmers across the province, from all farming backgrounds. A two-day forum is held for those aged 18-40, in conjunction with the Ontario Federation of Agriculture’s annual convention.

Delegates have the opportunity to learn, connect, and discuss the most pressing agricultural issues that are faced on a daily basis. The 2024 OYFF program will run from November 25-26, 2024 at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto Airport & Conference Centre.

Some of the duties include:

  • Supporting the JFAO organizing committee in arranging and booking speakers, activities, breakout sessions, meals, managing event budgets, and logistics, and all other necessary tasks as defined by the event planning committee
  • Liaising with JFAO executive and OFA representatives with regular updates and venue staff to confirm room bookings, food, and event logistics
  • Developing marketing and promotional materials, ensuring that sponsors are properly recognized, and assisting with event communications
  • Monitoring income and expenses, and ensuring costs are justified within the event budget
  • Attending and overseeing the successful running of the conference and problem solving as any issues arise
  • Creating and maintaining event documentation and post-event reporting

Compensation: $1,250 which will be paid following the Board’s approval of the final report of the conference at the January 2025 Board of Directors’ meeting

Benefits:

  • Flexible schedule
  • Work from home
  • Potential for a renewed contract

Schedule:

  • Requires participation in evening and weekend virtual meetings
  • Approximately 15 hours per month with a higher time commitment in November
  • Contract period is July 2024 to January 2025

Skills and Experience:

  • Effective project management skills
  • Be proactive and highly organized
  • Knowledge of event coordination best practices
  • Knowledge of rural and agricultural communities is an asset
  • Previous event planning experience is an asset
  • Valid driver’s license

Please send your resume and cover letter to Jolande Oudshoorn, Past President at pastpresident@jfao.on.ca by Friday, May 24. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Junior Farmers’ Association of Ontario (JFAO) is committed to a fair and inclusive work environment. We will endeavor to accommodate the needs of qualified applicants in all parts of the hiring process.

 

 

 

 

 

Event Coordinator – March Conference

The Junior Farmers’ Association of Ontario (JFAO) is a non-profit organization that provides strong programming for Ontario’s young rural leaders. JFAO is looking for a driven individual to fill the position of Event Coordinator, to support a committee of members in organizing our annual March Conference (MC). Members throughout the province gather in Eastern or Western Ontario (alternates each year) for a great weekend of leadership, networking and to recognize those who have shown outstanding community betterment, locally and provincially. It is an action-packed conference with a dynamic group of speakers, sessions and facilitators each year. The new executive and agricultural representatives are elected and delegates are chosen for international exchanges at JFAO’s Annual March Conference. The 2025 MC program will run from March 21 – 23, 2025 in Niagara Falls.

Some of the duties include:

  • Supporting the JFAO organizing committee in arranging and booking speakers, activities, breakout sessions, meals, managing event budgets, and logistics, and all other necessary tasks as defined by the event planning committee
  • Liaising with JFAO executive with regular updates and venue staff to confirm room bookings, food, and event logistics
  • Developing marketing and promotional materials, ensuring that sponsors are properly recognized, and assisting with event communications
  • Monitoring income and expenses, and ensuring costs are justified within the event budget
  • Attending and overseeing the successful running of the conference and problem solving as any issues arise
  • Maintaining event documentation and post-event reporting
  • Work with Fund Development Specialist on sponsorship package and sponsor opportunities

Compensation: $1,250 which will be paid following the Board’s approval of the final report of the conference at the Spring 2025 Board of Directors’ meeting

Benefits:

  • Flexible schedule
  • Work from home
  • Potential for a renewed contract

Schedule:

  • Requires participation in evening and weekend virtual meetings
  • Approximately 15 hours per month with a higher time commitment in March
  • Contract period is June 2024 to May 2025

Skills and Experience:

  • Effective project management skills
  • Be proactive and highly organized
  • Knowledge of event coordination best practices
  • Knowledge of rural and agricultural communities is an asset
  • Previous event planning experience is an asset
  • Valid driver’s license

Please send your resume and cover letter to Jolande Oudshoorn, Past President at pastpresident@jfao.on.ca by Friday, May 24. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Junior Farmers’ Association of Ontario (JFAO) is committed to a fair and inclusive work environment. We will endeavor to accommodate the needs of qualified applicants in all parts of the hiring process.