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Development Coordinator

June 30, 2014


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The Otesha Project

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Development Coordinator
Location: Ottawa (preferred), but negotiable
Start date: August 18th, 2014

Development Coordinator

The Otesha Project is a national charitable organization that provides environmental and social justice education through cycling performance tours. Our vision is to see sustainable consumption and lifestyle choices enter the mainstream of Canadian culture. For more information about the programs we offer please visit www.otesha.ca. The Otesha Project is hiring a Development Coordinator to work with the Board of Directors to oversee the day-to-day operations, execute the fundraising strategy, and provide program support.

Fundraising - 45% of time
• Strengthen relationships with the existing donor base
• Actively expand a large sustained base of monthly individual donors
• Oversee database entry and gift processing
• Under the direction of the Board of Directors, implement additional revenue-generation strategies

Program Implementation - 35% of time
• Recruit tour members to participate on short and long term tours
• Implement the organization’s marketing plan
• Ensure quality of experience for tour members, audience members and community partners
• Oversee development, delivery, and outreach of short and long term tours with seasonal program coordinators
• Oversee training of tour members to be successful in their roles

Operations - 20% of time
• Effectively represent the Otesha brand by communicating the organization's vision, values, mission and goals
• Coordinate annual report writing with the Board of Directors
• Report on budget and day-to-day operations to the Board of Directors
• Oversee training of staff members

• 2-5 years experience in the for-profit or not-for-profit sectors
• Strong demonstrated skills in building personal relationships through public speaking, managing social media, and outreach to alumni
• Experience with building an individual donor base and non-profit fundraising
• Experience working with budgets
• Experience coordinating and supervising others
• Experience using Salesforce
• Knowledge of sustainability and social justice issues
• Bilingualism (English and French)

This position is ideal for a candidate who is entrepreneurial and thrives in an independent environment. With strategic direction from the board of directors, the candidate will have the opportunity to collaboratively grow the organization.

Reports to: Board of Directors
Length of Term: 1 year full-time (35 hrs/week) contract with possibility of extension
Location: Ottawa (preferred), but negotiable
Salary: $36,000, with anticipated annual raise contingent on performance
Start date: August 18th, 2014

Please send cover letter and CV in one PDF document to hiring@otesha.ca by June 30th, 2014, with “Development Coordinator – your name” in the subject line.
The Otesha Project is an equal opportunity employer.


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The Otesha Project

The Otesha Project's education programs and bicycle tours use theatre, multi-media, and storytelling to engage a wide range of audiences, and have reached over 100,000 people to date. Otesha's presentations focus on re-evaluating our daily choices to reflect the kind of future we'd like to see -...