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For information about career opportunities with the Ontario SPCA please read the available positions below. The Ontario SPCA Provincial Office and its 56 Branches and affiliated Humane Societies employ a wide variety of staff from animal care attendants to investigators and more. Keep checking for new and updated employment opportunities across Ontario or check with your local shelter.

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The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA) is a registered charity with a Provincial Office in Newmarket and supports over 50 communities throughout Ontario. The following opportunity is available at the Provincial Education and Animal Centre in Newmarket.

Community Development Coordinator - Provincial Education and Animal Centre
Full Time Position - 40 hours per week


Responsible for developing and maintaining effective community relations and public awareness of the Ontario SPCA) through communication, education, special events and fundraising initiatives. Accountable for achieving fundraising goals and objectives according to the PEAC revenue budget.



• Meet with key community leaders to inform them of the SPCA’s functions and objectives as well as of activities and goals of local branches
• Make presentations to service groups and other local agencies in order to obtain support for the branch(s)
• Organize special events to heighten public awareness and to attract donors
• Develop written applications for funding from local organizations
• Develop relationships with local media and makes regular contact with them to encourage coverage of branch and relevant Ontario SPCA news
• Ensure that Ontario SPCA provincial campaigns are carried out at the local level.
• Plan and implement special fund-raising initiatives e.g. walk-a-thon, Nevada boxes, etc.
• Develop and maintain appropriate mutually beneficial partnerships with organizations e.g. PetsMart, PetValu, etc.
• Assist PEAC in attracting and maintaining a volunteer base
• Garner support from the public through public awareness events
• Organise and assist in the implementation of Ontario SPCA humane education initiatives at the local level
• Follow policies and procedures set out by the Society and report all incidents to his/her immediate supervisor immediately.
• Works in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations.
• Immediately reports all incidents of injury, property damage, absence of or failure of a protective device and/or equipment to the supervisor immediately.
• In the event of injury, works cooperatively with Supervisor to facilitate an early and safe return to work.


• Assist with the developing the plan and budget for PEAC
• May perform other Ontario SPCA position functions
• Develop and assist in delivery of PEAC events and Humane Ed programs
• Meet with key Ontario SPCA Branch staff, volunteers and its committees, as well as local community leaders, corporate partners, service groups, and event sponsors to cultivate and steward relationships that will assist in increasing revenue and participation in key community fundraising initiatives

• Assist the Provincial Office Development team in establishing and growing new fundraising initiatives to increase revenue
• Recruit, motivate and train taskforce committee volunteers and day-of special event volunteers and work with these volunteers to plan, manage and execute fundraising initiatives
• Develop written applications for funding from local organizations
• Develop relationships with local media to encourage coverage of branch and relevant Ontario SPCA fundraising initiatives
• Other duties as assigned


• Must have proven track record in fundraising.
• Excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills required
• Proven negotiation and volunteer management skills
• Excellent Presentation and Public Speaking skills
• Media experience an asset
• Must be highly self-motivated and a visionary planner
• Must be a team player
• Must have genuine compassion for animals
• Must be flexible to work some weekends and evenings
• Must have valid “G” drivers license

If you have a passion for animal welfare, please forward your resume by December 11, 2014, to:


Marc Ralsky
Ontario SPCA
Director, Community and Donor Development
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We thank all applicants for your interest in the Ontario SPCA however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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