Canadian Registered Charity (855745220RR001).


We’re HIRING! 

Established in 2007, BurlingtonGreen is an award-winning, citizen-led, non-partisan, registered charity. Through awareness, advocacy and action initiatives, we work with the community to protect the environment, mitigate climate change and to create a healthier, more environmentally responsible Burlington. 

Our "Branching Out" strategic plan guides our impactful work. We collaborate with citizens, businesses, organizations, and governments to ensure the rights of the environment are respected and together we make direct and tangible improvements to the local environment through the delivery of a wide variety of programs, events and services.

If you are passionate about creating a healthier environment and want to create positive change in Burlington and shape
a more sustainable future for our charity, we invite you to check out the rewarding employment opportunity for a
Development Manager outlined below.

Ideally, we aim to onboard the successful candidate as soon as possible, operating at our office located at Nuvo (former Crossroads Centre) at 1295 N Service Rd, Burlington, ON.  


If you are looking for a challenge and an opportunity to contribute to a unique and creative environmental organization, please indicate your interest by forwarding a résumé and covering letter (pdf format) addressing how your qualifications and experience meet the requirements for the position to Amy Schnurr, Executive Director - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. EXTENDED to Monday, September 30th at 5:00 pm 

When submitting your application please include your name in the subject line of the email and save your attachments with your first and last name in the title, such as: "Sally_Green_Cover_Letter.pdf" and "Sally_Green_Resume.pdf."

We will not accept résumés without an accompanying cover letter.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


BurlingtonGreen is seeking a passionate, organized, flexible, outgoing, self-motivated, experienced professional to join our team serving as the Development Manager responsible for various fundraising efforts to shape a more sustainable future for our charity.


Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Manager will work with the Organization’s staff and board in its development and fundraising efforts.  The Development Manager will be responsible for coordinating, delivering and evaluating a comprehensive range of fundraising strategies and associated marketing campaigns to achieve the Organization’s funding goals.


New Fundraising & Revenue Opportunities:

  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, develop a fundraising strategy for corporate, foundation, individual and public sources, to reach the organization’s identified growth objectives
  • Based on the organization’s fundraising strategies and in conjunction with the Executive Director, create and maintain a fundraising work plan, providing regular updates to the Executive Director on the status of the plan’s execution
  • Liaise with the Executive Director to continually advance the development of the vision, strategy, and work plan for the organization’s fundraising goals, refining tactics, materials and pitch accordingly
  • Identify and solicit prospective donors and grant opportunities
  • Prepare and attend meetings and calls with prospective donors including proposals and materials, carefully tailored to the prospect’s strategies and goals
  • Target and attend events/meetings/conferences in order to secure new donors, funders or partners and/or to steward existing relationships
  • Prepare grant applications to advance the organization’s strategic priorities
  • Keep carefully organized records and files with existing and prospective donors
  • Provide insight and research to explore new funding sources for either existing or new initiatives
  • Prepare donor/partner agreements and accountability reports in alignment with BurlingtonGreen policies and practices taking into account each donor’s/partner’s preferences to the extent possible

Existing Donors & Partners:

  • Maintain productive communications with all donors, funders and partners both as a group and personally in order to steward and grow relationships and ensure that each of them feels they are getting value from their investments
  • Seek the views and inputs of all donors on BurlingtonGreen activities, events and projects
  • Ensure donors, funders and partners are appropriately represented in the Organization’s publications and communications work
  • Maintain donor/funder/partnership agreements in accordance with BurlingtonGreen policy
  • Process incoming donations, partnerships, memberships and grant funds in accordance with BurlingtonGreen’s practices and policies
  • Manage donor database, tracking donor contributions, ensuring accurate inputs and generation of statistical and accountability reports

Marketing & Public Communications:

  • In consultation with the Executive Director, collaborate with staff to plan and deliver communication campaigns, marketing strategies, and responses to media inquiries to effectively advance fundraising objectives
  • Enhance BurlingtonGreen’s overall marketing culture and drive a growth and funding culture internally
  • Capture key logistics and planning actions to facilitate, and ensure professional communications that align with BurlingtonGreen communications practice and IT platforms
  • Develop special events announcements, brochures, posters, social media text, web copy and advertisements to promote the organization’s fundraising activities
  • Publicize events and campaigns by updating and cultivating media contacts to produce maximum media coverage
  • Serve as a primary point of contact for BurlingtonGreen fundraising communications and programming and identify opportunities/needs for staff and directors to participate in the execution of the program
  • Drive traffic to the BurlingtonGreen website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages and further engage the public and target audiences through these social media platforms


  • Execute expenditures as per approved budget process
  • Work in accordance with applicable health and safety legislation, policies and procedures
  • Perform such other duties that may be assigned by the Executive Director to support targeted outcomes, including the supervision of program-related interns/volunteers and employees

Hours: 35 - 40 hours/week. Primarily daytime work with occasional evening and weekend shifts.

Pay: $24/hr (43,600-50,000)

Duration: 4-year contract with the opportunity for continued employment.

Attire: Mostly business casual with occasional business dress required for meetings and presentations. A BurlingtonGreen t-shirt and name tag is the required uniform for public outreach, program and event delivery work.

Other: 2 weeks (70 -80 hours) paid vacation time off per year. Work-related mileage expenses are paid. Own transportation and laptop computer are required.


As a strong candidate, you have a passion for helping to mobilize the community to create a healthier, more environmentally responsible Burlington and:

  • Completed university or college education (or equivalent experience), in a related field such as development, communications, marketing, business management
  • Relevant fundraising and donor development experience; experience in a charitable, non-profit environment is highly desired
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain sound relationships with representatives from non-profit and private sectors
  • Proven track record of hitting or exceeding performance targets for new donor and partnership acquisition
  • Must have the ability to strategically develop systems that will have longevity
  • Detail-oriented, extremely organized, conscientious with top-notch time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal (including public speaking), with strong networking, community building, and engagement skills
  • Experience in managing website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram platforms and strong skills in engaging the public and target audiences through these social media platforms
  • Strong computer skills including all MS Office applications as well as social media tools
  • Excellent research, analytical, evaluation and reporting skills
  • Experience preparing work plans and organizational forms to capture logistics and planning actions with strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Dynamic, proactive, creative, flexible
  • Available evenings and weekends and willing to travel within Halton Region
  • Own transportation and laptop computer are required
  • Valid Vulnerable Sector Screening Report (will be requested on offer of hire)


Personal Effectiveness:

  • Collaborative team player with a positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills
  • Knowledgeable in performing his/her assigned job duties
  • Positive, responsible and self-motivated with demonstrated problem-solving skills
  • Utilizes appropriate research and reference tools effectively and efficiently to further develop technical knowledge
  • Spots opportunities for continuous improvement and knows how to act on them
  • Reliable, responsible, sound judgment, tact and ability to maintain confidentiality 
  • Respect for the values and differences that all members of a small team bring to an office environment; adaptable to different approaches and flexible to move in new directions
  • Enjoys a fast-paced environment with multiple projects on the go at any given time, and skill in handling competing priorities
  • Diplomatic nature, can handle simple conflict situations with sensitivity

Organization & Leadership:

  • Works productively, embracing and acting on the organization’s mission, strategic priorities and associated funding deliverables
  • Commits to improving the organization by contributing ideas, problem-solving, assisting and motivating others, and adapting to new ideas and procedures
  • Accepts responsibility, constructive feedback and works efficiently on own initiative
  • Exercises a strong sense of priority, time management, and execution
  • Maintains accurate and accountable records and documentation of assigned activities
  • Keeps Executive Director and the Board informed of progress and meets deadlines & expectations
  • Enables co-workers, staff and volunteers to grow and succeed through feedback, instruction, and encouragement


  • Projects a professional image of the organization
  • Maintains a courteous and friendly relationship with staff, Board Members, funders and volunteers
  • Demonstrates ability and willingness to communicate and interact well with others within and external to the organization


  • Available evenings and weekends and willing to travel within Halton Region
  • Own transportation and laptop computer are required

    BurlingtonGreen Environmental Association is an equal opportunity employer. We recognize the importance of a diverse workplace and encourage applications from all qualified candidates. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, BurlingtonGreen will provide accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process. Please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require.