Job posting: Development assistant (term)

Mennonite World Conference (MWC) exists to be a global community of faith in the Anabaptist tradition, facilitate relationships between Anabaptist-related churches worldwide, and relate to other Christian world communions and organizations.

MWC invites applicants to apply for the temporary, part-time position of Development Assistant, starting as soon as possible and ending 31 July 2022.

Job Description

Job Title: Interim development assistant
Accountable to: Development Officer and Regional Representatives Coordinator
Date: as soon as possible

Position Information

Position type:  Part-time, 80% FTE
Position location:  50 Kent Avenue, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada


  • Experience working with CRM databases
  • Experience with and understanding of fundraising
  • Fluency in English is required, knowledge of Spanish and/or French would be an asset
  • Proven organizational skills
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills as well as interpersonal skills
  • Ability to be flexible, manage multiple tasks and meet fluctuating workload demands
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Membership in an MWC member church
  • Appreciation for Anabaptist theology and sensitivity to the various Anabaptist communities around the world


1. Support the Chief Development Officer and carry out the following duties:

  • Maintain CRM database for all donors
  • Set up and monitor electronic contributions
  • Notify Chief Development Officer of major donations on a daily basis
  • Record contributions from all sources in database
  • Prepare reports from database and modify as needed
  • Create lists from database for MWC Courier magazine and assist with distribution
  • Prepare lists for all fundraising appeals
  • Prepare and distribute appeal letters
  • Liaise with mailing house about distribution of appeal letters and postcards
  • Liaise with Chief Administrative Officer and IT provider about database needs
  • Prepare tax receipts and thank-you letters
  • Prepare and distribute tax receipts and thank you letters
  • Make thank you phone calls as requested
  • Respond to requests from staff, volunteers and the public for Development-related information

2. Support the Coordinator Regional Representatives and carry out the following duties:

  • Prepare and send correspondence (via email and WhatsApp) from Regional Representatives to member churches, congregations and church leaders around the world.
  • Update church contributions in the database, and send updates and reminders to member churches.
  • Maintain Young Anabaptist Mennonite Exchange Network (YAMEN!) information in the database, and send updates to YAMEN! alumni.
  • Liaise with the administrative assistant in Bogota to maintain database data for member churches and their congregations.

3. Other

  • Provide back-up for bookkeeper during absences
  • Other duties as may be assigned from time to time

How to apply

Please send cover letter and resume to

or mail to

Mennonite World Conference
50 Kent Avenue, Suite 206
Kitchener, Ontario N2G 3R1

Application opening date: 9 November 2021
Application closing date: when filled


Posting updated 10 November 2021