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Development Assistant


Posted 14 Days Ago1564164

Company Information

Indspire is an Indigenous-led registered charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people for the long-term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada. With the support of its funding partners, Indspire disburses financial awards, delivers programs, and shares resources with the goal of closing the gap in Indigenous education. Through the Indspire Institute, it provides resources to educators, communities, and other stakeholders who are committed to improving K-12 success for Indigenous youth. Indspire is the largest funder of Indigenous education outside the federal government. Each year, the organization presents the Indspire Awards, a gala celebration of the successes achieved by Indigenous people that is broadcast nationally.


Job Description

The Role

Sponsor Stewardship & Administration (35%)


  • Tracks feedback and information as required in the DPX database and manages timely production of sponsor profile reports;
  • Helps to prepare power point presentations, stewardship reports, and other background materials required for promotional and cultivation activities;
  • Maintains complete confidentiality with donor, sponsor information, programs, solicitations, meetings, etc.
  • Creates and maintains a filing system for sponsor reports and communications;
  • Provides superior clerical and administrative support to the Director of Individual Giving and Senior Development Officers, including scheduling, faxing, photocopying, filing, and maintaining policies and procedures manuals;
  • Coordinates distribution of sponsor communications, materials and other stewardship activities.


Donor Engagement & Administration (65%)


  • Responsible for developing a system to collection and track student and alumni success stories;
  • Coordinates correspondences and check-ins with student, alumni, teachers and volunteers;
  • Prepares correspondence and other communications pieces to share success stories with donors;
  • Maintains complete confidentiality with alumni, student and participant information, programs, solicitations, meetings, etc.
  • Creates and maintains a hard copy filing system for student and alumni participant communications;
  • Acts as liaison between Development and the Communications and Marketing department on some social media messaging and website updates for student, alumni, teacher and volunteer communications;
  • Works closely with Development colleagues to ensure the ongoing integrity, accuracy and security of student, alumni, teacher and volunteer information in Indspire’s development/organizational database (DPX).  Ensures that the relationships and contact information are properly updated and recorded;
  • Responsible for booking meeting times, meeting location and coordinating necessary meeting requirements such as audio visual, catering, taking minutes, for alumni and volunteer events and activities.;
  • Other administrative duties as assigned to ensure the smooth and successful operation of Indspire’s alumni and volunteer engagement programs.


Please note that the job responsibilities may change. 



Ideal Candidate


  • Must be registered, or be eligible to register with Miziwe Biik;
  • Completion of a college diploma or degree preferred, as well as any experience in a non-profit fundraising department or in a similar environment;
  • Basic knowledge of fundraising principles and experience working with contact management databases is a requirement;
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills required; 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite including MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint and exceptional process management and organization skills;
  • Ability to work with sensitive information with complete confidentiality;
  • Impeccable service ethic characterized by high energy, and a positive attitude;
  • Proactive, and innovative problem solver;
  • Knowledge of or experience working with Indigenous cultures/traditions is an asset;
  • Work experience with a charity is an asset.

Contact Information

John Stanwyck
Director, Individual Giving