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SUMMER JOB: Fundraising Officer!

JOB POSTING: Fundraising Officer (Summer paid internship)

GIRLS ACTION FOUNDATION is currently seeking to hire an energetic and talented individual to join their team for a summer paid internship. Under the direction of the Executive Director, this individual will be responsible for assisting the Fundraising Coordinator in the elaboration of fundraising proposals and activities.

Founded in 1995, Girls Action Foundation is a national charitable organization that leads and seeds girls’ programs across Canada. We build girls’ and young women’s skills and confidence and inspire action to change the world. Through our innovative programs, research, and support to a network of over 300 partnering organizations and projects, Girls Action reaches over 60,000 girls and young women. We reach remote, marginalized and urban communities, including those in the North.


To apply, you must be

  • Between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
  • Registered as a full-time student during the last school year; 
  • Intending to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year in a secondary, post-secondary, CEGEP, vocational or technical program;
  • A Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

Roles and responsibilities

The Fundraising Officer will contribute to the fundraising activities of Girls Action Foundation. His/her tasks will involve researching potential funding opportunities, updating the donor database, and establishing contact with potential donors. The Youth Fundraising Officer will learn to collaborate in a team and take on responsibilities for specific applications with the support and coaching of his/her supervisor.

Fundraising Support

  • Research potential funding opportunities (government, corporative, foundations, and individuals)
  • Revise and update fundraising guidelines and ethics
  • Support the design and creation of promotional materials for fundraising campaigns
  • Assist the Fundraising Coordinator in elaborating and drafting funding proposals
  • Support the Fundraising Coordinator with reports, filing, research and other tasks as needed
  • Contribute to maintaining and nurturing good relations with funders and donors.

Desired skills and qualities:

  • Strong skills in writing and editing in French or English, and the ability to communicate in both official languages.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Girls Action’s mission and feminist, anti-oppressive values and practice.
  • Excellent organizational skills and great attention to detail.
  • High degree of computer literacy.
  • Ability and experience of working autonomously and as a part of a team.
  • Resourcefulness, flexibility and the ability to learn and adapt on the job.
  • Experience with a donor database (or CRM) such as Salesforce or Raiser’s Edge is an asset.
  • Knowledge of facilitation and popular education approaches is an asset.


Located in the Girls Action Foundation office in Montreal, this is a 16-week contract. Salary: $16 per hour for a full-time position (35 hours / week).


The deadline to apply is May 7th, 2017. The start date is May 15th. The interviews will take place from May 8th to May 12th.

How to apply

Please send us your resume and cover letter at: summerjobs@girlsactionfoundation.ca

In your 1-page cover letter, in French or English, please

  • Tell us what excites you about joining the team at Girls Action Foundation, and how you relate to our mission and the communities we work with.
  • Build on what is in your CV by sharing concrete examples of how your skills and experience demonstrate your ability to perform responsibilities related to the responsibilities listed above.

Deadline to apply

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We thank everyone for applying but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Employment equity

At Girls Action we recognize and value the contributions that individuals who identify as members of marginalized and oppressed communities bring to our organization.  We encourage, among others, black, Indigenous and women of colour, disabled people, people identifying as LGBT*QIA2+, immigrants and newcomers, and people from working class backgrounds to apply. This list is not exhaustive, and we encourage applicants to describe other experiences of marginalization in their applications including how these experiences contribute to their unique perspectives.

The interview process may involve a telephone call, an in-person interview at our Montreal office, as well as a writing test, in French and English. If contacted, please let us know if you would require any accommodation throughout the process.

For further information email us at: summerjobs@girlsactionfoundation.ca