Development & Events Coordinator

Right to Play

JOB POSTING – Development & Events Coordinator

Organization: Right To Play International

Department/Division: Canadian National Office (CNO)

Work location: Toronto, Canada

Work arrangement: A combination of in-office and remote-working in accordance with Right

To Play’s work arrangement and the operational needs of the


Authorized to work in: Canada (Eligible to work legally without requiring work permit)

Target Hiring Range: $47,000 – $51,000 CAD per annum

Target Start Date: May 2022

Contract Duration: Permanent/Full-time

Closing Date: Open until position is closed

Right To Play is a global organisation that protects, educates and empowers children to rise above adversity using

play. By harnessing play, one of the most powerful and fundamental forces in a child’s life, we helped 2.3 million

children last year to stay in school and out of work, to prevent life-threatening diseases like HIV and malaria and

to stay safe from exploitation and abuse. We are the only global development organization focused exclusively on

using play to transform the lives of children and youth impacted by poverty, war, disease and inequality.

Established in 2000, Right To Play reaches children through experiential programming in 15 countries in Africa,

Asia, the Middle East, and North America. These programs are supported by our headquarters in Toronto, Canada;

London, UK and eight national offices across Europe (Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland,

UK) and North America (Canada, US).

With a shared passion for our mission, our Culture Code guides how we act and interact based on five core pillars:

  • Accept Everyone – Be intentional about inclusion
  • Make Things Happen – Seek opportunities to lead and innovate
  • Display Courage – Act with integrity
  • Demonstrate Care – Look after yourself and one another
  • Be Playful – Have fun at work

Please visit our website to learn more about who we are and what we do, and watch this video to find out about

the five pillars of our Culture Code.

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Street and Courier Address: 43 Front St E, Unit 200, Toronto, ON M5E 1B3

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships and Engagement, the Development & Events

Coordinator is accountable for supporting the development and implementation of Right To Play (RTP)’s

strategic partnerships, corporate fundraising and event plans with an annual corporate fundraising target

exceeding $2M in 2022. The Coordinator is primarily responsible for supporting the CNO annual events portfolio

of signature fundraising and engagement events from planning through to execution – event planning,

operations and logistics, vendor relations, guest services, finance and administration, as well as volunteer

management. The Coordinator supports the Senior Manager on the fundraising strategy for these signature

events and is accountable to ensuring all efforts meet revenue goals.


Job Responsibility #1: Fund Development Coordinator (60% of Time):

CNO Signature Events

  • Support the planning and execution of existing RTP Canada Signature events including but not limited to:

Heroes Gala, Virtual Play Quiz and Rally For Girls Education, ensuring they operate efficiently and

generate maximum revenue and exposure.

  • Monitor event critical path, coordinate planning meetings, and prepare meeting reports.
  • Financial and administrative support with event vendors + attendees.
  • Support for event sales committees including prospect lists, sponsorship decks and event materials.
  • Guest relations including but not limited to guest lists, registration, dietary requirements, invoicing,

payment, receipting and reconciliation.

  • Organize and oversee volunteer support for events as required.
  • Assist with gift in-kind solicitation for auctions, raffles, etc.
  • Development of event evaluation reports/recaps/surveys.
  • Coordination and execution of the post-event stewardship strategy.
  • Financial and administrative support with event vendors.

Third Party Events

  • Oversee the Playmakers (Young Professionals Network) portfolio, with the goal to drive revenue via

monthly donors acquisition while also providing counsel and support for Playmaker Signature events

  • Manage third party events portfolio of 60 hosts including community groups, university clubs and

schools, providing excellent stewardship and support including budgeting, communications, RTP

branding, database/technology management, marketing materials.

  • Streamlining the process to attract and retain third party donors, leveraging turn-key digital fundraising


  • Respond to public inquiries about events/fundraising initiatives in an efficient and professional manner.


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Street and Courier Address: 43 Front St E, Unit 200, Toronto, ON M5E 1B3

Job Responsibility #2: Engagement and Coordination (25% of Time):

  • Develop strategy and relationships with RTP University Clubs to advance their involvement and

engagement with Canadian engagement programs funded by Global Affairs Canada

  • Assist and support the year-round engagement of unrestricted corporate partners
  • Create opportunities for synergy and connection between Playmaker program and corporate partners


Job Responsibility #3: National Director Administrative Support (10% of Time):

  • Provide some administrative support for the National Director


Job Responsibility #4: Other Tasks as Assigned (5% of Time)



  • Post-secondary diploma or undergraduate degree in any of the following areas: fundraising, event

management, marketing or related field.


  • 1-3 years’ experience in event planning, fund development and corporate partnership from the public

and/or not-for profit sector


  • Organized professional with ability to efficiently manage multiple priorities, tight deadlines and staff,

volunteers and/or external relationships

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with diverse groups of people including, staff,

internal and external committees and volunteers

  • Exemplary attention to detail with excellent project management, organizational and budgeting skills
  • Flexible and adaptable; able to work both independently and as part of a fundraising team
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Outstanding at coordinating and working with third party donors, volunteers, and vendors
  • Commitment to service excellence and donor/guest satisfaction
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

Ph one: + 1 41 6 498 1922 Mailing Address: PO Box 108, T oronto Adelaide Retail, Toronto, ON M5C 2H8 Website:

Street and Courier Address: 43 Front St E, Unit 200, Toronto, ON M5E 1B3


  • Knowledge of community-based fundraising (third party, charity events, P2P, virtual fundraising)
  • Solid understanding of logistics and project management is mandatory
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint and Teams
  • Proficient in creative platforms (Canva, Adobe, etc.)
  • Knowledge of and experience with digital fundraising platforms (MCRM fundraising software, One Cause,

Givergy, etc.)


  • Fluency in spoken and written English.


  • Knowledge of social media / digital marketing and analytics

You are a well-organized self-starter able to shepherd projects from start to finish. You have a keen eye for detail

and a positive, follow-through mindset. You are passionate and results focused. Proactivity and enthusiasm is

crucial as is your ability to problem solve and respond positively to situations with spontaneity.

The opportunity to work with a passionate, innovative and collaborative team where you have the ability to make

things happen. You will gain experience working for a Great Place to Work® Canada Certified and globally

recognized organization with a healthy culture premised on our Culture Code (accept everyone, make things

happen, display courage, demonstrate care and be playful). In addition, we offer a competitive salary and

benefits package including Group RRSP Plan, gym membership, flexible work policy (e.g. work from home and flex

hours), personal days, personal learning and development days and summer/winter hours.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please click here to apply with your resume and cover letter.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Shortlisting

of applications will begin immediately and interviews may be held before the closing date.

Ph one: + 1 41 6 498 1922 Mailing Address: PO Box 108, T oronto Adelaide Retail, Toronto, ON M5C 2H8 Website:

Street and Courier Address: 43 Front St E, Unit 200, Toronto, ON M5E 1B3

Right To Play provides equal employment opportunities to employees regardless of their gender, race, religion,

age, disability, sexual orientation or marital status. As such, we encourage groups who have been historically

disadvantaged with respect to employment to apply for positions at Right To Play. We offer a family-friendly

environment that allows for flexible work arrangements in order to support staff diversity and ensure a healthy

work-life balance.

We are a child-centered organization. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the

safety and protection of children in our programs. The successful candidate will be required to provide a

satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Screening or equivalent criminal check as a condition of employment.

To protect the health and safety of our employees and the communities we serve, Right To Play requires all

employees and volunteers based in Canada to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The successful candidate will

be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

Should you require any form of accommodation during the recruitment process, kindly contact the People &

Culture team by email at [email protected]

To learn more about who we are and what we do, please visit our website at

Ph one: + 1 41 6 498 1922 Mailing Address: PO Box 108, T oronto Adelaide Retail, Toronto, ON M5C 2H8 Website:

Street and Courier Address: 43 Front St E, Unit 200, Toronto, ON M5E 1B3

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