12 month term for a 10 hours a week position for Fund Development Officer at the Outdoor Council of Canada. If you possess a profound passion for the outdoors and fundraising this position is perfect for you.


The Outdoor Council of Canada/Conseil canadien de plein air (OCC/CCPA) is seeking a motivated individual to work as a part-time Fund Development Officer.

The position will begin end of January 2024 and will be for a 12-month term. The successful applicant will be required to work 10 hours per week through this period. There will be a three-month probation period. Once the term is complete, this could become a permanent position with increased hours. 

Primary duties include:

  • Develop and execute fundraising strategies and campaigns.
  • Identify and cultivate relationships with donors, sponsors, and partners.
  • Prepare and submit grant applications, proposals, and reports.
  • Manage donor databases and maintain accurate records.
  • Create and implement donor stewardship and recognition programs.
  • Stay current on industry trends and best practices in fund development.

Secondary duties include:

  • In partnership with the Executive Director design project budgets, and
  • Identify staffing needs as part of the developing growth plans for the organization.

The Fund Development Officer will be responsible for all the duties above. The outcomes set for each duty will be reflective of the 0.25-time allotment. Outcomes will be defined by the Funds Development Officer hired and the Executive Director. 


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field (e.g., Nonprofit Management, Business, Marketing).
  • A Fund Development or Fundraising Management certificate will be considered an asset. 
  • 3-5 years of experience in fund development, grant writing, or related roles.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented and well-organized.
  • Ability to work independently and manage time effectively.
  • Passion for the mission and goals of the Outdoor Council of Canada.

The salary offered is $20 000 over the 12 months at an hourly rate of $38.46

About the Outdoor Council of Canada (

Our mission is to integrate outdoor activity into our national identity. For us, outdoors means “outside the door” not just adventures in the wilderness. In other words, our mission will be accomplished if going outside on a regular basis becomes second nature (pun intended) to 39.5 million Canadians.

We accomplish our mission in two ways. First, we are a certifying body providing accessible and affordable training for people to learn how to plan and deliver outdoor trips. Second, we are an industry association. We represent the interests of outdoor programs from coast to coast to coast and address systemic barriers hindering them from reaching their full potential. Outdoor programs often offer the first outdoor experiences to their participants, allowing them to make a personal connection to nature and to develop the skills to go outside on their own. 

Our motto is “partners in leadership” and every project we have engages multiple partners for the benefit of those we serve; individuals and organizations that bring others outside. 

This position is perfect for you if….

You are an experienced fund development officer, and you want a few additional hours of work each week. Maybe you have newborns joining your family, are recently retired and wish to remain active, or have another job and want to add a bit of income.

Above all, you love, love, love the idea of bringing your wealth of skills and knowledge to a small organization with little experience in fundraising. The idea of bringing us to the next level excites you. 

You like the fact that you can control when and where you work. At the beginning, your schedule will be less flexible as we need to orient you to the organization and how you can meet your role. Throughout your time with us, we will need you to join our weekly meeting. Beyond that, your time is yours. You will work closely with the Executive Director to set realistic goals. How you achieve them is up to you. 

We promote and enrich outdoor activities, advocate for the preservation of natural spaces, and encourage responsible outdoor recreation. If you are passionate about the outdoors and dedicated to environmental stewardship, this role presents a unique chance to work for a cause that resonates with your values.
In this role, you'll play a pivotal part in fundraising activities that support an organization making a significant difference in communities and the environment. By securing the necessary resources, you will directly contribute to our vital work and its positive influence on society.

If you possess a profound passion for the outdoors, fundraising, and you are ready to make a meaningful contribution, this position is a perfect fit for you. Join us in our mission to create a better world through more people going outside. 

Review the information on our website before sending your application. Applications may be submitted to Franz Plangger at until January 2nd, 2024.

Please title the email: Applying for Fund Development Officer position. 

Outdoor Council of Canada/Conseil canadien de plein air.