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Passionate about ending youth homelessness? Consider applying to join Eva’s Team.

Eva’s is an innovative and award winning organization devoted to the provision of services for homeless youth. We operate three facilities, Eva’s Place, Eva’s Satellite, and Eva’s Phoenix, as well as an administrative office to support strong service delivery. We hope to add to our vibrant, enthusiastic staff team with the following positions.

Director of Development (Full Time, Permanent)

Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youth provides safe shelter, supportive services, and long-term solutions to youth homelessness. We believe all young people deserve safe, affordable housing, great support, and access to the resources to reach their full potential.

We are recruiting a social-justice informed fundraiser who can provide fundraising leadership to a growing, mission-driven organization.

This is a role for someone who is a builder. You will be building systems and relationships, establishing a vision for fundraising and resource development, and building buy-in from multiple internal and external stakeholders. You see solutions to complex and dynamic problems and know how to take the steps necessary to fix them. You can build a team up, tapping into people’s strengths and helping them grow and develop. You hit the ground running but know that meaningful change takes time and patience, so you see quick wins as part of the bigger, long-term goals.

As Eva’s enters its 25th year in 2019, you are ready to leverage existing support and build new opportunities.

Responsibilities

This senior level position reports to the Executive Director and has operational responsibility for fundraising and resource development. Traditional fundraising is Eva’s bread and butter, but there is an opportunity for more innovative solutions, like impact investments or social enterprises.

The Director of Development is a member of the Senior Management Team and works closely with the Resource Development Committee of the Board of Directors.  This is a highly responsible position that requires an innovative, creative, and resourceful leader equipped with the ability to deal with a wide range of issues simultaneously.

Strategic & Operational Leadership

  • Determine appropriate goals and metrics for fundraising programs; monitor and report on progress against goals and on the key activities of fundraising programs, initiatives, and staff.
  • Work with program leads to ensure full integration and coordination of their programs to maximize donor engagement and fundraising results.
  • Ensure that all fundraising programs and activities fall within ethical, fiscal, and legal standards, and within Eva’s policies.
  • Maintain relationships with other fundraising professionals to ensure ongoing knowledge of best practices and to benchmark the organization’s performance.

Fundraising Planning & Management

  • Guide and support a team of fundraising staff, overseeing mid-level donor and monthly giving programs, corporate giving, foundation support, community giving, planned giving, e-philanthropy and events.
  • Work closely with the Executive Director to manage and solicit a portfolio of major gift prospects.
  • Attendance at and encouragement of donor stewardship and cultivation at community giving events.
  • In partnership with colleagues, devise and integrate strategies to reach diverse communities representing many ethnocultural groups and constituencies.

Communications & Donor Relations

  • Develop strategies and work with Eva’s colleagues to ensure effective donor relations are implemented across all donor levels.
  • Lead the development of stewardship strategies and practices for all fundraising programs.
  • Use best practices in donor reporting and emerging technology to demonstrate the impact of giving to steward all donors, including government agencies, corporations, foundations, community groups, and individuals.
  • Collaborate closely with Marketing & Communications in the development of key messages and marketing collateral in support of all fundraising activities.

Team Leadership & Management

  • Consult, engage and actively collaborate with fellow Senior Management Team members.
  • Engage team members in working collaboratively towards the integration of fundraising programs and activities in support of Eva’s collective goals.
  • Work with staff to develop and achieve performance goals, targets, and metrics for their programs and revenue streams, and for themselves and their team members.
  • Oversee the recruitment and retention of fundraising staff including hiring, performance management, accountability, and annual reviews and professional development.

Collaborative Relationship Building

  • Curate positive relationships with donors, volunteers, and community members.
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with managers and staff within Eva’s.
  • Identify key staff to act as Eva’s ambassadors and to help develop and solicit major gift prospects.
  • Identify opportunities for and lend support to activities with Eva’s that help to build awareness of fundraising and to foster a culture of philanthropy.
  • Provide guidance, training, and support to any volunteers or staff who partner in fundraising activities.

Social Finance and Revenue Innovation

  • Regularly evaluate and assesses new opportunities in innovative revenue (i.e. Social Impact Bonds, Community Investment Bonds, and other potential debt instruments) and other forms of currency such as cryptocurrencies and recommend the best fit for revenue needed to support Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youth.
  • Contribute to the development of Eva’s measurement and evaluation strategies to ensure that they are positioned to attract investment and donation dollars.
  • Represent Eva’s to potential Investors and draft communications and lead the production of sales tools to attract impact investments.
Qualifications
  • University degree in a related field (Fundraising, Marketing, Management, Impact Investment), Masters level degree preferred. Or equivalent in lived experience.
  • Minimum of five years (successful) generalist fundraising experience, including annual giving, events, corporate giving, grants, major gifts and bequests.
  • Experience in a senior management position that involves leadership responsibilities and overseeing/supervising department(s) or team(s)
  • Strong public speaking experience
  • Computer literacy – proficiency in word processing, desktop publishing and internet use
  • Experience effectively using donor management systems for fundraising and reporting
  • Ability and commitment to work as a team member
  • CFRE designation is desirable but not essential
Apply

We recognize that structural barriers shape experiences and job qualifications, and therefore we seek to use employment equity to differentiate between candidates who meet the required qualifications. We use an anonymized job application process and encourage people to apply even if they feel that the position would be a stretch.

To apply, please prepare your resume and cover letter and fill out the following form:

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In keeping with our ongoing efforts to represent the diversity of our community, we strongly encourage applicants from equity seeking groups to apply.

Please note that as a condition of employment, the successful applicant must complete a Vulnerable Sector Screening Police Reference Check. Eva’s would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. In keeping with our ongoing efforts to represent the diversity of our community, we strongly encourage people from diverse groups to apply. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Eva’s provides accommodation, accessible formats, and communication supports for the interview upon request

Youth Services Worker Overnight (Full-Time, Contract)

Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youth provides safe shelter, supportive services, and long-term solutions to youth homelessness. We believe all young people deserve safe, affordable housing, great support, and access to the resources to reach their full potential.

Eva’s Initiatives is an innovative organization that works locally and nationally to prevent, reduce and end youth homelessness. Eva’s Initiatives operates three specialized shelter facilities, Eva’s Place, Eva’s Satellite and Eva’s Phoenix. Eva’s Phoenix integrates transitional housing with employment and training opportunities for homeless youth.

Eva’s is strongly committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of the populations we serve. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals including applicants from all cultures, racialized communities, abilities, diverse sexual and gender identities and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. We are committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier-free.
This position reports to the Residential Supervisor and is located at Eva’s Satellite: 25 Canterbury Place, North York. Eva’s Satellite is an emergency shelter and harm reduction facility for homeless youth ages 16 – 24.

Responsibilities
  • Supervision of youth and shelter, ensuring safety and security measures are met
  • Supportive counselling, crisis stabilization and conflict resolution
  • Administrative duties and general household chores
  • Participation in team activities and decision-making
  • Providing programming support as identified
  • Shift work that includes weekends
Qualifications
  • College Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in Child and Youth Work or a related field
  • Experience working with homeless and at-risk youth, preferably in a residential setting with sound understanding of related issues and resources
  • Minimum 2 years in individual supportive counselling and group work
  • Strong computer and documentation skills relevant to counselling
  • Experience working with diverse populations with sound understanding of principles of anti-oppression
  • Knowledge and ability to integrate anti-oppression, critical disability, LGBTQ2S and trans-positivity, trauma, harm reduction, recovery approach in support to mental health and strengths-based principles into practice
  • Familiarity with harm reduction principles and strategies
  • Experience with crisis intervention, conflict resolution and de-escalation skills/techniques
  • Demonstrated experience working with a team within a constructive communication model
  • Shelter Standards, SMIS, Standard First Aid/CPR, crisis intervention training an asset
Salary

The position is unionized, with salary of $20.66 per hour plus a comprehensive benefits package.

Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume by January 16, 2019, to [email protected].  Be sure to indicate YSW Overnight 2019-01 in your subject line. No phone calls, please.

In keeping with our ongoing efforts to represent the diversity of our community, we strongly encourage applicants from equity seeking groups to apply.

Please note that as a condition of employment, the successful applicant must complete a Vulnerable Sector Screening Police Reference Check. Eva’s would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. In keeping with our ongoing efforts to represent the diversity of our community, we strongly encourage people from diverse groups to apply. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Eva’s provides accommodation, accessible formats, and communication supports for the interview upon request