Director of Development

Are you a professional fundraiser with a passion for youth development? Do you have annual fund, grant writing, and event planning experience? Can you effectively communicate your passion for Chill’s mission to donors, partners, and other internal and external stakeholders? Do you have experience working remotely? If you answered yes to all of the above, then we want to talk to you about becoming Chill’s next Director of Development.

This is a full-time, salaried position. Reporting to the Vice President of Development & Marketing, the ideal candidate will possess strong leadership skills, demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial and communication skills, and a high degree of accountability. Candidates will preferably live in close proximity to a Chill program location. 

The Director of Development works closely with the Vice President of Marketing and Development on developing and implementing fundraising strategies that will continue to grow the organization.

Development Responsibilities: 

  • Day to day oversight and management of all development activities and staff
  • Oversee and execute Chill’s Annual Fund program including holiday solicitation mailing and online campaigns
  • Oversee and execute national and local events, including Chill’s Annual Golf Tournament, Dog Event, Recognition Event, US Open Fundraiser, and more
  • Oversee grant writing initiatives with a goal toward growing the success of the program year-over-year

Education/Experience/Professional Skills:  

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least five years’ experience in a similar role
  • Demonstrable track record of fundraising successes
  • Track record of bringing innovative creative thinking and fresh ideas to a non-profit organization
  • Ability to work effectively independently as well as part of a close-knit team

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Grant Manager

Are you a professional grant writer with a passion for youth development? Do you have exceptional writing and editing skills? Do you have a proven track record of success winning grants? Can you effectively communicate your passion for Chill to funders, partners, and other internal and external stakeholders? Do you have telecommuting experience? If you answered yes to all of the above, then we want to talk to you about becoming Chill’s grant writer.

This full-time, salaried position comes with the flexibility to work remotely. Reporting directly to the Director of Development, the ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual who is self-sufficient and highly organized. Candidate must have a proven track record of grant writing successes. 

The grant writer works closely with the Director of Development on developing and implementing fundraising strategies that will continue to grow the organization.

Development Responsibilities: 

  • Develop and execute a grant strategy that includes a mix of local and national grants with a focus on mid-sized family foundations in the cities Chill has programming
  • Conduct the full range of activities required to research, prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources
  • Comply with all grant reporting as required by foundation/corporate donors
  • Assist with the development of written philanthropy materials, including but not limited to, the annual report, stewardship reports, acknowledgments, appeals, invitations

 Education/Experience/Professional Skills:  

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least three years’ experience in a similar role
  • Demonstrable track record of grant winning successes
  • Track record of bringing innovative creative thinking and fresh ideas to a non-profit organization
  • Ability to work effectively independently as well as part of a close-knit team
  • Proven ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and prioritize to meet goals and objectives

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Assistant Coordinator (Seasonal)

Chill Toronto Skateboard Program

Are you a positive youth development facilitator with a passion for board sports? Do you embody Chill’s six programmatic themes – respect, patience, persistence, responsibility, courage, pride - each and everyday? Can you effectively engage youth and work in a small team to accomplish big goals? Do you have experience prioritizing your own schedule and holding yourself accountable? If you answered yes to all of the above then we want to talk to you about being the next Chill Toronto Skateboard Program Assistant Coordinator.

The Chill Toronto Skateboard Program Assistant Coordinator will be responsible for assisting with the management and oversight of all daily operations of Chill’s Spring and Summer Skateboard programs for approximately 40-50 youth and chaperones. Programs scheduled to take place on Wednesday evenings for May through June (6 hours/week) and afternoon programs on Mondays and Wednesdays for July through August (12 hours/week). Other duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

Program Facilitation:

  • Facilitate programming that is consistent with Chill’s curriculum, engaging youth, volunteers & chaperones, and exceeding the standards set in the Chill Quality Assessment (CQA).
  • Assist in co-teaching weekly theme lessons, skateboard instruction, and Roarockit DIY Skateboard project.
  • Maintaining and tracking participant involvement in the program.
  • Ensuring that all participants are properly outfitted, are receiving proper level of skateboard instruction, and are learning and advancing at a safe yet challenging pace.
  • Executing daily set-up and closure tasks such as; organizing gear, assembling/disassembling modular ramps, taking inventory, equipment maintenance, etc.
  • Communicate effectively with youth agencies; including agency recruitment, vetting, and managing our application process.
  • Administer all program performance, agency performance, and program participant Outcomes Based Evaluations (OBE).
  • Organize and maintain all program paperwork.

Development and Marketing:

  • Assist in managing Chill Toronto’s webpage and specific social media accounts, along with contributing content to the national social media platforms (i.e. Facebook, Instagram, etc.).
  • Secure testimonials from youth participants.

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Chill Portland
Program Coordinator

Are you a positive youth development superstar with a passion for board sports? Do you embody Chill’s six programmatic themes – respect, patience, persistence, responsibility, courage, pride - each and every day? Can you effectively communicate your passion for Chill to donors, partners, media outlets, and other internal and external stakeholders? Do you have telecommuting experience? If you answered yes to all of the above then we want to talk to you about being the next Chill Portland Program Coordinator.

The Chill Portland Program Coordinator works part time, 25 hours/week (eligible for benefits), in Chill’s Portland, OR program site and reports to Chill’s Regional Program Manager in Toronto, ON. The Program Coordinator is responsible for running all day-to-day operations of a remote year-round program site, including surf, skate, and snow programs.

Program Management:

  • Coordinate all aspects of program management including agency recruitment, agency vetting and application process, volunteer recruitment and onboarding, and managing partner (mtn. resort, skate park, etc.) relationships
  • Communicate effectively with youth agencies, volunteers, chaperones and partners
  • Deliver programming that is consistent with Chill’s curriculum, engaging volunteers and chaperones, and exceeding the standards set in the Chill Quality Assessment (CQA)
  • Administer all program performance, agency performance, and program participant Outcomes Based Evaluation (OBE) processes
  • Organize and maintain all program paperwork  
  • Manage and maintain the local Chill Advisory Committee as a sounding board and local support network for sustaining and growing Chill’s program impact

Development and Marketing:

  • With the guidance of Chill’s Development and Marketing team, assist in maintaining any current recurring and third party fundraising events
  • Help identify, cultivate, and maintain relationships with local donors, including individuals and corporations, in order to make introductions to Chill’s Development team
  • Help recruit volunteers to assist with events
  • Solicit in-kind donations to support programming  
  • Contribute content to Chill’s Development and Marketing team for social media and website use, including high quality program photos and testimonials
  • Manage local site specific social media accounts

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