Advancement Coordinator (Canada)

  • Full Time
  • Burlington, Ontario
  • $57,464 Canadian / Year
  • Applications have closed.

Christian Reformed Church in North America

Christian Reformed Church in North America


Supports fundraising and development activities throughout Canadian Ministries (including denominational office, congregational ministries, justice and mercy ministries and other relevant ministries within Canada). Works collaboratively with the Canadian Communications team to help cultivate donor, church and classes relationships, manage fundraising campaigns, and ensure the overall success of our development efforts.

This position offers a flexible work schedule, attractive benefits package (including retirement fund contribution) and three weeks vacation.

The CRCNA exhibits love for the diversity of the human family. As such we welcome and encourage all regardless of race, ethnicity, ability and culture to apply. Should you require any accommodation throughout the recruitment process please do not hesitate contacting our Human Resources Department.

Application Deadline:  May 31, 2024
Department:  CRCNA
Employment Type:  Full-time
Location:  Burlington, Ontario
Workplace Type:  Hybrid
Compensation: $57,464 / year

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  1. Donor Relations
    • Build and maintain strong relationships with donors, churches, classes and Christian networks.
    • Communicate with partners regularly, express gratitude, and provide updates on the impact of their contributions (both verbally, written and filmed).
    • Manage personalized donor engagement stewardship pieces (ie. Thanksgiving, Easter, Christmas cards)
    • Collaborate with teams to develop and maintain automated donor journey for the Canadian Ministry Board, Thrive and The Banner.
  2. Church Relations
    • Visit 20 CRCNA Churches annually to provide Ministry share presentation in front of the congregation
    • Share resources, stories of impact, and success stories with churches to illustrate the difference their support makes in the community.
    • Deliver persuasive, informative, and inspirational speeches that align with our organization’s mission and goals.
    • Adapt communication style and content to connect with different audience demographics and preferences.
    • Craft and share compelling stories that resonate with audiences, conveying the impact of our work and the stories of those we serve.
    • Use storytelling techniques to make complex topics accessible and relatable.
  3. Fundraising Campaigns
    • Assist in planning, coordinating, and executing fundraising campaigns and events.
    • This includes creating promotional materials, managing donor databases, and tracking campaign progress.
  4. Grant Management:
    • Research and identify potential grant opportunities
    • Assist in grant proposal writing, and ensure timely submission of grant applications.
    • Meet with new foundations to familiarize themselves with the CRCNA in Canada.
    • Manage grant reporting requirements and timelines, strategies, records and documentation for grant applications.
  5. Data Management:
    • Maintain accurate and up-to-date donor records in the CRM system (Causeview).
    • Generate reports and analyze data to support decision-making and strategy development.
    • Support gift entry with quarterly classes reports for Stated Clerks and Classis Treasurers
  6. Gift Processing:
    • Acknowledgment letters, Causeview receipt templates, receipt automation
    • Ensure compliance with donor privacy regulations.
  7. Event Support:
    • Provide logistical support for fundraising events, including coordinating logistics, managing RSVPs, and assisting with event setup and teardown.
  8. Communications:
    • Collaborate with the communications team to create content for donor communications, newsletters, and social media related to fundraising and development efforts.
    • Support communication efforts, including proofreading and formatting documents.
  9. Video Support
    • Responsible for the entire process management of distributing personalized videos to churches and donors on a monthly basis. 
  10. Administrative Support:
    • Perform various administrative tasks, such as scheduling meetings, preparing meeting materials, and assisting with budget tracking.
    • Manage advancement supplies and promotional materials
    • Help manage the team advancement budget

Supervisory Responsibilities – None


  • Able to support the mission, vision and values of the CRCNA.
  • Proven experience as a public speaker with a strong track record of engaging and inspiring audiences.
  • Exceptional communication skills, including both written and verbal (presentation skills).
  • Ability to convey complex ideas in a clear and relatable manner.
  • Strong storytelling abilities.
  • Knowledge of the organization’s mission, values, and objectives; passion and commitment to promoting its mission.
  • Adaptability to different audience demographics and settings.
  • Excellent research and preparation skills.
  • Previous experience in nonprofit fundraising, donor relations, or related roles is a plus.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Proficiency in using Google Suite and willingness to learn donor management software (Causeview/Connections)
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team.

Education & Experience

  • Post secondary education in a related field is an asset
  • At least three years of advancement experience with proven effectiveness in fundraising and communications. 

In addition to the knowledge, skills and experience essential to these duties and responsibilities, this position benefits from a thorough understanding and appreciation of the ecclesial structure and all of the ministries, agencies, and institutions represented by the Christian Reformed Church in North America; to speak well and affirm each of them as they collectively strive to be a diverse family of healthy congregations, assemblies, and ministries expressing the good news of God’s kingdom that transforms lives and communities worldwide (CRCNA vision statement).

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Full-time Benefits

Benefits may be pro-rated based on the number of hours per week:

  • Work-life balance
  • Full-time flexible work arrangements
  • Generous vacation and holiday time
  • Benefits includes health, welfare and retirement
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Contributing to an organization that is making an impact in the world

About The Christian Reformed Church in North America
Who We Are

The Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA) includes just over one thousand congregations across the United States and Canada. About 75 percent of the churches are in the United States and 25 percent are in Canada. While we’re a denomination with churches and ministries in two countries, we share in the blessings of ecclesial unity and joint ministry.

Almost 230,000 people belong to the CRCNA—not a large number when you consider the population of our two countries. But by God’s grace we can accomplish a lot when we work together.

The CRCNA denominational offices serve the local church, providing resources to pastors and congregations so that people are introduced to Jesus Christ and their faith is nurtured. Other agencies of the CRCNA include ReFrame Ministries, Resonate Global Missions and World Renew.

Be Who You Are

The CRCNA is committed to building a culture of belonging that encourages, supports, and celebrates the voices and experiences of all our employees. We strive to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our broader culture and the Christian church, and invite all qualified candidates to apply.

To read the CRCNA Diversity Statement, click here.