Illustration by Graham Roumieu



Reporting to and working with the director of development, the annual giving and events coordinator will grow the philanthropic revenue of the Walrus Foundation. The coordinator will organize and implement the Walrus Foundation’s annual giving activities including appeals, acknowledgements, reports, and other communications and will be responsible for events related to the identification, stewardship, and cultivation of donors. The position also shares responsibility for maintaining the donor database.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, entrepreneurial, and willing to take complete ownership of critical duties.

Annual Giving Responsibilities

Event Coordination Responsibilities



The Walrus Foundation offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

Please consider joining our team if you have a strong commitment to a career in fundraising and are interested in supporting essential Canadian conversation and exceptional journalism.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resumé to [email protected] by midnight on April 6, 2017. Only candidates who are to be interviewed will be contacted.


The Walrus Foundation is currently accepting applications for the six-month Walrus Editorial Fellowship Program, which begins in May 2017.

The Walrus Editorial Fellowship Program—a pilot project funded by the Chawkers Foundation and other like-minded donors, and administered by the charitable, non-profit Walrus Foundation—trains young professionals in editorial work, to the rigorous standards of Canada’s celebrated magazine of long-form journalism, ideas, and culture. Editorial Fellows research story ideas with editors, and fact-check and proof the content of The Walrus in print and mobile editions. Additional “desk assignments” include reviewing unsolicited submissions; monitoring and compiling web comments, tweets, and letters to the editor; gathering biographical information for the Contributors page; and assisting the online and tablet editors with digital and expanded content.

Editorial Fellows also have access to training seminars led by editors and staff of the Walrus Foundation, in topics ranging from copy editing and magazine theory to circulation and non-profit development. A full-time fellowship pays $400 per week and lasts six months.

To apply, please send a cover letter, your resumé, and two letters of reference to [email protected] by midnight on Sunday, March 26.

We are eternally grateful to our founding donor, the Chawkers Foundation, for its support of education, training, and all things Walrus.


The following individuals may be considered eligible for an internship in the disciplines of art, digital, marketing, events, development at the Walrus Foundation:

  1. A secondary school student who performs work under a work experience program authorized by the school board that operates the school in which the student is enrolled;
  2. An individual who performs work under a program approved by a college of applied arts and technology or a university.

The Walrus launched in September 2003 with a straightforward mandate: to be a national general interest magazine about Canada and its place in the world and to present the best work by the best writers and artists, on a wide range of topics for curious Canadians. The Walrus is published by the charitable, non-profit Walrus Foundation, which is dedicated to supporting writers, artists, ideas, and to creating forums for conversations on matters vital to Canadians. We achieve these goals by publishing The Walrus magazine ten times a year, curating the national series of Walrus Talks, organizing leadership dinners, and posting original, daily content at The foundation also trains the future leaders in media, publishing, and non-profit development.