Development Assistant

Skills Centre
Posted 10 days ago
$22-$24 per hour

Job Description

The Skills Centre is hiring!

Based in beautiful Trail, BC, on the traditional territory of the Sinixt, Ktunaxa, Syilx and Secwepemc peoples, the Skills Centre is hiring a full-time (34 hours/week) Development Assistant. The position pays $22-24/hr depending on experience plus benefits. This position is based at the Skills Centre office. All Skills Centre employees have access to extensive training and supports.

Duties include: • Identify suitable government funding opportunities and potential donors, including individual and corporate donors • Search fundraising databases for grant opportunities • Build strong relationships with individuals, corporations and foundations • Solicit donations and sponsorships from individuals, corporations and foundations • Deliver prompt, personal and meaningful gift acknowledgement correspondence • Develop engagement and stewardship materials including newsletters and thank you letters • Create compelling correspondence that clearly and effectively articulates the impact that the individual, corporation or foundation’s contribution has made • Maintain records of giving • Develop and manage donor database • Work alongside development manager to support grant development including proposal writing and reporting requirements • Assist with organizing special events and fundraising activities • Analyze donor and related data • Develop promotional materials in collaboration with the communications team and the development manager


  • Bachelor degree in social work, psychology, social sciences, education, marketing and communications or equivalent working experience in related field.
  • Some previous experience in grant writing and philanthropy.
  • Confident speaker and communicator.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Time management and organizational skills.
  • Proficient with computer programs and software (e.g. Microsoft, funding databases, customer relationship management).
  • Experience working respectfully in multi-cultural communities.
  • Willingness to complete different trainings such as Psychological Safety training as required.

The Skills Centre is a living wage employer, practices employment equity and is dedicated to building a workforce that accurately reflects our community and the experiences of our residents. We encourage applications from Indigenous People, Black People, People of Colour, women, people with disabilities, youth, members of the LGBTQ2SIA+ communities, new immigrants, refugees and members of other minorities.

You must be legally entitled to work in Canada, be an excellent verbal and written communicator with excellent interpersonal skills. You should have experience of working independently as well as in a team, be able to gather reliable information from a variety of sources and able to summarize information for a range of audiences including local governments and employers.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At the Skills Centre we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Please send your application to Closing date is September 29, 2023 at 5:00 pm pacific time.

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