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FUNDRAISING LEAD, Board of Directors

Organization: TROtt - Therapeutic Riding Association of Ottawa-Carleton

Commitment: Long term 6 months to a year

Availability: Flexible

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 1

Location: Ottawa - South

Deadline: Mar 30, 2018


About TROtt
The Therapeutic Riding Association of Ottawa-Carleton (TROtt) is a registered charity that has been serving
children, youth, and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities for over 35 years. Based in south Ottawa, TROtt
provides subsidized programming for children and adults with conditions such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, stroke,
acquired brain injuries, multiple sclerosis, sensory integration dysfunction, cognitive delay, Downs Syndrome, visual
impairments, and others. We are an employer of CanTRA and Equine Canada certified instructors and coaches, and
work with experienced physiotherapists and highly trained volunteers to offer a range of therapeutic equine-assisted

About the TROtt Board of Directors
The TROtt Board of Directors is a management board responsible for both the governance of the organization and
the managerial oversight of its operations. The Board’s members meet monthly, each manage a portfolio of
administrative tasks, and take part in project sub-committees. We are currently recruiting a new Director to fill the
position of Fundraising Lead.

Key Responsibilities
• Leads and contributes to TROtt projects and takes responsibility for some of the annually assigned tasks
• Is the main point of contact with staff for fundraising and sponsorship opportunities, questions, etc.
• Leads Fundraising business
o Researches and investigates new donors and grant opportunities
o Oversees the Fundraising and Sponsorship Committee with brainstorming, planning and
implementing fundraising initiatives
o Attends philanthropy workshops, as appropriate
o Leads Fundraising events (including, but not limited to: annual fund raising dinner, soliciting
corporate sponsorship, etc.)
o Maintains relationships with existing financial donors
o Provides fundraising analysis (what is worthwhile?)
o Runs Christmas Calendar program
o Runs Christmas Card program

• Ability to work 10 – 20 hours per month on Board projects and initiatives (most work can be done at home)
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently, exercise confidentiality and good judgment.
• Self-starter with strong organizational and time management skills with a strong attention to detail and an ability
to prioritize
• Knowledge of the Equestrian Industry an asset

Time Commitment
Each Board member spends approximately 10 – 20 hours/month on their respective tasks (time commitment each
month may vary) for the duration of a 1-year term (renewable). The incumbent must attend monthly board meetings
in addition to carrying out portfolio activities. Board meetings occur on the evening of the second Tuesday every


Andrea Pasztor

613 355 9484


Volunteer Opportunity Address
6362-1 Bank Street (HWY 31), Greely, ON, K4P 1J4


Good for people interested in: Fundraising; Communications and Marketing; Event planning and participation; Special events and festivals

You will be working with: Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Animals; Women; Youth (19-24 years)

Organization category: Culture and recreation

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days

This position would be great for - Seniors; Youth 16-24

Vulnerable sector check required: Yes

This position can accommodate persons with a disability: Yes

Police record check required: Yes