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Development Officer, Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation

Director of Admissions, St. Margaret’s School

Executive Director, Looking Glass Foundation For Eating Disorders

Manager, Major Gifts, St. Paul’s Foundation

Director of Advancement, Saltus Grammar School – Bermuda

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Gift Planning Officer, The Alzheimer Society

Part Time .6 FTE (3 days/week)

Are you passionate about making a real difference in the lives of people who are affected by Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia? Our dynamic, dedicated fundraising professionals raise funds to sustain essential programs and services, and we’re expanding our team to support the urgent need in communities throughout the province.

There are approximately 70,000 British Columbians living with dementia – and this number is growing. For every person living with dementia, there are many more who are affected: family, friends, co-workers and more. Your work will help us connect with more British Columbians to provide the education and support they need when they are on the dementia journey and reassure them they are not alone. Your work will help us raise awareness, challenge stigma and pursue our vision of a dementia-friendly B.C. – a kinder, more inclusive and supportive place for people who are affected by dementia.

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is honoured to receive legacy gifts; if you are someone who has experience in gift planning or in the financial sector as an Advisor/Trust Officer, and who shares this same respect of legacy donors, we would love to hear from you.

RESPONSIBILITIES

As part of the Resource Development team, the Gift Planning Officer will report to the Manager, Resource Development and will build and manage ongoing relationships with legacy donors in order to achieve the long-term fundraising goals of the planned giving portfolio.

  • In consultation with colleagues, the Gift Planning Officer will identify prospects, develop cultivation and solicitation strategies, complete solicitations and close legacy gifts.
  • Manage a portfolio of legacy donors and qualified gift planning prospects.
  • Provide legacy giving options to donors.
  • Ensure appropriate stewardship of gift planning donors.
  • Estate administration, including correspondence with executors and solicitors, management of estate files and maintaining estate activity records.
  • Identify and communicate with financial advisors and estate lawyers in order to promote the Society’s gift planning program.
  • Work with other team members to incorporate planned giving as a key component of the Society’s strategic fundraising plan.
  • Participate in speaking engagements and planned giving seminars.
  • Offers educational opportunities and materials regarding planned giving to fellow staff and prospects/donors.
  • Assist in the creation of marketing and communication materials for the planned giving program.
  • Generate Planned Giving reporting to share with management.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Knowledge of estate planning, including wills, trusts and estate and gift tax laws.
  • In-depth experience with financial planning, charitable trusts, life insurance and knowledge of stock rules and non-profit legal requirements related to gifts.
  • Sound knowledge of CRA guidelines pertaining to charitable giving.
  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline and a minimum of 5 years of related experience.
  • Ability to interact with prospective and current legacy donors with skill, tact, discretion and compassion.
  • In-depth experience with the principles of effective donor cultivation and solicitation.
  • Excellent written and oral communication, presentation, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of Word and Excel for Windows.
  • Experience working in a donor database (preferably Raiser’s Edge), or a willingness to learn.
  • Able to lead, work in a team setting, and work independently.
  • Demonstrated comfort level in researching and analyzing large groups of data to uncover planned giving prospects.
  • Previous knowledge of dementia is an asset.
  • Positive attitude and ability to work the occasional evening or weekend are essential.

For more information, or to apply in confidence please contact:

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.

Development Officer, Philanthropy, The Alzheimer Society

Are you passionate about making a real difference in the lives of people who are affected by Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia? Our dynamic, dedicated fundraising professionals raise funds to sustain essential programs and services, and we’re expanding our team to support the urgent need in communities throughout the province.

There are approximately 70,000 British Columbians living with dementia – and this number is growing. For every person living with dementia, there are many more who are affected: family, friends, co-workers and more. Your work will help us connect with more British Columbians to provide the education and support they need when they are on the dementia journey and reassure them they are not alone. Your work will help us raise awareness, challenge stigma and pursue our vision of a dementia-friendly B.C. – a kinder, more inclusive and supportive place for people who are affected by dementia.

We’re looking for a passionate and motivated Development Officer, Philanthropy with a talent for relationship building to join a dynamic team of committed and engaged change makers. This position will oversee a portfolio of mid to major gift level prospects and donors, work collaboratively to identify prospects, develop cultivation and solicitation strategies, and solicit and close gifts. A strong relationship builder, this position will steward donors and engage and inspire them to choose the Alzheimer Society of B.C. as their charity of choice.

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. offers a competitive salary and benefits package, and a flexible work schedule that includes the option of a 9-day fortnight.

RESPONSIBILITIES

As part of the Resource Development team, the Development Officer, Philanthropy will report to the Manager, Resource Development and will plan and manage a mid-level giving portfolio and collaborate with team members in moves management to the major gift giving program.

  • Implement and grow a mid-level giving program for achieving the long-term fundraising goals of the portfolio.
  • Identify prospects, develop cultivation and solicitation strategies, solicit and close gifts.
  • Plan, implement and monitor effective gift strategies through all stages of the donor cycle for the assigned donor portfolios, including upgrading existing donors.
  • Collaborate with colleagues on donor stewardship to facilitate effective transition from mid-level to major gifts pipelines.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of the department’s revenue generation activities and budget.
  • Manage an assigned portfolio of donors and ensure proper donor recognition and stewardship.
  • Prepare briefing materials in preparation for meetings with donors and key stakeholders, and participate in strategy meetings.
  • Participate in organization and fundraising events to cultivate and steward donors.
  • Work collaboratively with other colleagues to develop compelling cases for support and related materials.
  • Organize and maintain accurate, professional and current files and records, including Raiser’s Edge actions and reports.
  • Generate mid-level and major gift level reporting to share with management.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Undergraduate degree in a related field with 3 to 5 years of related experience.
  • Ability to interact with prospective and current donors with skill, tact, discretion and compassion.
  • Experience with the principles of effective donor cultivation and solicitation.
  • Excellent written and oral communication, presentation, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of Word and Excel for Windows, and relevant donor database expertise (preferably Raiser’s Edge).
  • Able to lead, work in a team setting, and work independently.
  • Previous knowledge of dementia is an asset.
  • Must be willing and able to travel by personal vehicle and/or public transportation for donor visits.
  • Positive attitude and ability to work the occasional evening or weekend are essential.

For more information, or to apply in confidence please contact:

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.

Development Officer, Donor Relations, The Alzheimer Society

Are you passionate about making a real difference in the lives of people who are affected by Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia? Our dynamic, dedicated fundraising professionals raise funds to sustain essential programs and services, and we’re expanding our team to support the urgent need in communities throughout the province.

There are approximately 70,000 British Columbians living with dementia – and this number is growing. For every person living with dementia, there are many more who are affected: family, friends, co-workers and more. Your work will help us connect with more British Columbians to provide the education and support they need when they are on the dementia journey and reassure them they are not alone. Your work will help us raise awareness, challenge stigma and pursue our vision of a dementia-friendly B.C. – a kinder, more inclusive and supportive place for people who are affected by dementia.

We are expanding our Resource Development team with a Development Officer, Donor Relations. We’re looking for a donor-centric fundraising professional to elevate our donor stewardship program, foster long-term engagement and ensure all donors experience high-quality interactions with the Society. As such, this position will oversee the donor stewardship program for all the Society’s donor programs.

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. offers a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as a flexible work schedule that includes the option of a 9-day fortnight.

RESPONSIBILITIES

As part of the Resource Development team, the Development Officer, Donor Relations will report to the Manager, Donor Information Services and will plan, develop and implement a comprehensive donor relations plan to assist the Society in reaching its fundraising targets.

  • Lead the implementation of donor stewardship and recognition activities for each of the Society’s donor programs.
  • Develop, implement and lead a successful and integrated donor relations program that strategically targets all levels of giving as defined by the Resource Development team.
  • Foster an environment that ensures donors understand the cause they are contributing funds to and establishes trust that their funds will be spent according to their wishes.
  • Oversee a diverse portfolio that includes stewardship reporting, donor correspondence, leading the Society’s donor recognition event planning and other donor-centered activity coordination.
  • Participate in a culture of collaboration, working with team members across the Resource Development department as well across the provincial organization.
  • Maintain accurate records of donor relations and stewardship activities in Raiser’s Edge to enhance relationships and increase the likelihood of continued contributions.
  • Participate in organization and fundraising events to steward donors.
  • Organize and maintain accurate, professional and current files and records, including Raiser’s Edge actions and reports.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Undergraduate degree in a related field with 3 to 5 years of experience in fundraising and donor relations. • Experience working in the charitable sector.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders and interact with donors with skill, tact, discretion and compassion.
  • Experience with the principles of effective donor stewardship.
  • Strong organization and problem-solving skills, with a high degree of initiative, are key to success.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Word and Excel for Windows, and relevant donor database expertise (preferably Raiser’s Edge).
  • Sound knowledge of CRA guidelines pertaining to charitable giving.
  • Able to lead, work in a team setting, and work independently.
  • Previous knowledge of dementia is an asset.
  • Positive attitude and ability to work the occasional evening or weekend are essential.

For more information, or to apply in confidence please contact:

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.

Three Positions:
Manager of Annual Giving,
Development Officer,
Coordinator, Major and Legacy Giving
Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation

The Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH) provides specialized care for cardiac services, trauma, neurosciences, high-risk maternity and neonatal intensive care for some of the most seriously ill and injured people from across British Columbia. Located at the heart of one of the fastest growing health regions in Canada, the hospital serves a population of more than 1.8 million people (one in three British Columbians). Royal Columbian is also a UBC teaching hospital with a Clinical Academic Campus.

Building on a strong tradition of caring and community support, the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation (RCHF) was established in 1978 to raise funds for the hospital’s first CT Scanner. Today, the Foundation is an independent charitable organization that raises millions of dollars each year to fund major projects, priority equipment needs, facility enhancements, research, education and innovation at Royal Columbian Hospital.

The Royal Columbian Hospital is about to embark on one of the most ambitious hospital redevelopments in Canadian history. This redevelopment goes beyond rebuilding a hospital. It is transformational. It will revolutionize the way we deliver care to our patients by creating a world-class, state-of-the-art hospital that provides uncompromising care. Our redevelopment will occur in three phases, beginning this year.

We are currently recruiting for three key positions to help us achieve our goals:

Coordinator, Major and Legacy Giving

The Coordinator, Major and Legacy Giving will have ownership of key communications, event planning and administrative tasks in support of all stages of the donor cycle. With excellent writing skills, the ability to tell a great story and a perfectionist’s attention to detail, their focus will be on communicating the impact of philanthropy at Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation in a way that makes donors feel truly passionate and joyful about investing in our work.

Manager, Annual Giving

With the Chief Strategy Officer, this position is responsible for the strategy development, implementation and leadership of key Annual Giving activities including the Family Campaign, Sustaining Giving, Direct Response Marketing, and special and signature events. The Manager, Annual Giving is the primary relationship manager for a portfolio of 120-150 donors and prospects. Identifies, cultivates, solicits and recognizes both new and existing donors to generate revenue, and improve the long-term sustainability of the organization. Stewards partnerships between donors and the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation (RCHF) with the goal to increase gift levels. The Manager, Annual Giving will swiftly advance a variety of donor interactions, from discovery visits to assessing and qualifying prospective donors, to soliciting and closing gifts.

Development Officer

The Development Officer will work closely with the Chief Development Officer to help keep the capital campaign on schedule and to progress with a high level of visibility and momentum. The Development Officer will work with the Campaign Cabinet implementing and directing a multi-million dollar campaign.

For more information, to receive the full position prospectus for each position, or to apply in confidence please contact:

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.

Director of Admissions, St. Margaret’s School

St. Margaret’s School (SMS) is an all-girls, independent day and boarding school located in the city of Victoria, on the scenic west coast of British Columbia, Canada. Founded in 1908, SMS is an international centre for girls’ learning and leadership development, providing empowering education for girls from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 (Boarding: Grades 7–12).

SMS values diversity and inspires excellence of mind and strength of spirit. Students here are challenged to take responsibility for their own learning experience; to develop individual worth, academic excellence, personal wellness, and a connection with nature; and to provide service to their local and global community.

Campus and Location

Our picturesque, modern campus is located at the intersection of urban and rural areas, which offers numerous advantages: our 22-acre property boasts access to extensive recreational sites and trails, while located less than 20 minutes from the city’s vibrant downtown core. Our superior facilities include a LEED-certified building (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), modern residence houses, culinary arts room, and athletics centre. Other special places on campus include a greenhouse, dance studio, outdoor classroom, tennis courts, and our very own slice of west coast forest.

The capital city of British Columbia, Victoria is best known as Canada’s most beautiful and temperate city. Greater Victoria’s culturally-varied population totals 360,000 people. The city boasts a vibrant arts scene including world-class museums, galleries, and performing arts institutions including dance, music, opera and theatre. SMS makes use of its unique environmental and nearby wilderness for our outdoor education program, and other field trips.

Summary

The Director of Admissions directs the development and execution of the School’s overall student recruitment initiatives and oversees the admissions process from point of inquiry through enrolment. The Director plays a key role in building relationships with agents and families of current and prospective students that will lead to satisfaction and success in their daughters’ SMS experience.

The Director of Admissions oversees the strategic direction of Admissions to support the school’s overall vision of St. Margaret’s as a world-class residential and day school for girls; where committed, high calibre staff, a beautiful campus, and an innovative, integrated curriculum create a nurturing environment that challenges students to achieve their leadership potential. Other duties will be assigned as necessary.

Reports to: Head of School.

Core Competencies

  • Customer Focus
  • Diplomatic
  • Strong people skills
  • Results Focused
  • Leadership
  • Conflict Management
  • Adaptability/ Flexibility
  • Creative and Innovative Thinking
  • Solution Seeking
  • Organization & planning skills
  • Ethics and Integrity
  • Process management
  • Ability to motivate others

Job Duties

  • Recruit and enroll qualified students to meet the school’s enrollment targets
  • Collaborate with the senior management team to develop achievable enrollment and geographic mix targets
  • Welcome students and their families to their new life within the close-knit SMS community
  • Working collaboratively with the senior management team, continually review and adjust the schools branding to ensure consistency with the product delivered
  • Work collaboratively with the marketing and advancement departments to develop promotional material and to create events which will increase interest and inquiries in the school
  • Together with the senior management team, develop and implement strategies to improve retention across all grades
  • Research and identify new markets. Lead new market development
  • Continually review and improve the admissions policies and procedures to ensure the process is as efficient and user friendly as possible for all our prospective clients
  • Develop and lead the recruitment process including preparation, travel fairs, events, information sessions and one-on-one meetings
  • Represent St. Margaret’s School at special events and recruitment opportunities involving prospective students
  • Assist in the scholarship and financial aid process
  • Lead and manage the assessment activities including review of applications, interviewing and entrance examinations for all new students
  • Communicate key messages to the St. Margaret’s brand advantage
  • Cultivate new and existing relationships with agents from around the world
  • Develop and manage the Admissions budget, ensuring cost-effective use of all resources dedicated to the admissions function
  • Continue to nurture the strong teamwork ethic and client service approach to successfully deliver admissions services on behalf of the school
  • Direct the Admissions team and external agency representatives as appropriate in executing all admissions activities (recruiting activities, training staff, expenditures, research and statistics)
  • Track and report all admissions and re-enrollment metrics to the Head of School and Board of Governors as requested

Requirements

  • A university degree preferably in Business or Marketing or demonstrated experience in Recruitment, Admissions and Marketing
  • Senior management experience in an admissions-related leadership role, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • A proven record of professional achievement in an admissions capacity, preferably within an independent, international education environment
  • Highly motivated and passionate about the school and what it has to offer
  • Energy, vision, creativity and team building skills
  • An understanding of independent school culture
  • Highly organized with ability to consistently multi-task
  • Strong goal and results orientation
  • Ability to maintain a high level of integrity and professionalism
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional and persuasive written, oral and presentation skills, with a strong customer focus
  • Ability to collaborate with a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Knowledge of international business practices as they relate to the competitive independent school market

Work Conditions

  • Hours of work vary considerably and may exceed 40 hours/week
  • Work schedule includes evening and weekend activities/duties
  • School representation at a variety of community functions
  • High stress, fast paced environment
  • Flexibility and high tolerance for ambiguity is required
  • Extensive international travel required (approximately 80 days per year)

For more information, to receive the full position prospectus, or to apply in confidence please contact:

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.

Executive Director, Looking Glass Foundation For Eating Disorders

Reporting to the Board of the Looking Glass Foundation (“LGF”), the Executive Director is responsible for the management and financial success of the LGF. He or she will be chiefly responsible for leadership, fundraising, and the financial, operational, and HR management necessary to execute the strategic objectives set by the Board of Directors (“the Board”) in support of the LGF’s mission and vision.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Leadership:

  • Serve as a public advocate for the LGF with educated enthusiasm, tailoring messages to a variety of audiences and mediums in the media.
  • Continually communicate and collaborate with the Board Chair to maintain a strong working relationship.
  • Lead operational objectives in accordance to the Strategic Plan and policies as set collaboratively by the Board and the Executive Director
  • Report on accountable Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to the Board on a quarterly basis.
  • Develop a leadership and performance framework to develop and assess employees and foster a committed, accountable, and passionate culture.

Fundraising:

  • Develop a strategic plan for fundraising for LGF.
  • Design and implement a sustainable development program for LGF including an annual giving, major gifts and planned giving program.
  • Support growth of annual gala to achieve year-over-year increases in net-fundraising starting in 2019, as this is currently the primary fundraising channel for LGF.
  • Implement and develop additional fundraising channels designed to support cashflow requirements throughout the year.
  • Act as a steward to key donors, proactively engaging them and creating tailored requests to expedite their annual giving cycles.
  • Grow and activate relationships with existing and potential corporate and foundation donors.
  • Prepare proposals to various agencies, donors, and government branches as needed.

Financial & Operational Management:

  • Collaborate with the Board to refine the Foundation’s strategic plan on an ongoing basis.
  • Collaborate with the Board to develop capital and operational plans designed to execute the strategic plan and ensure these two plans account for revenue targets and expenses.
  • Develop the annual operating budget and present to the Board for approval.
  • Develop measurable KPIs based off the financial and operational plans to be reported to The Board on a quarterly basis.
  • Implement and maintain the financial and operational plans, continually reporting on progress and work as a team to proactively detect and overcome challenges.
  • Oversee the planning, implementation, and evaluation of all LGF programs, services, and special projects. Ensure ongoing alignment to respective operational and financial plans.

Financial Administration:

  • Ensure bookkeeping and accounting procedures are in compliance with all legislation by reviewing on an annual basis and modifying as necessary.
  • Monitor accounts payable and monthly cash flow according to the approved budget
  • Review quarterly financial statements and circulate to Board as required.
  • Working with accountant, monitor CRA government filing requirements.
  • Monitor and approve all grant applications and approval letters in compliance with set policies and procedures.

Internal and External Communications:

  • Strategically establish working relationships and partnerships with funders, donors, media, influencers, community groups, all levels of government, and agencies to help achieve LGF’s goals.
  • Support effective and measurable marketing and promotion of LGF.
  • Ensure LGF’s presence and engagement on social media grows substantially over time
  • Maintain regular communication with stakeholders and the Board to keep them informed to the work of LGF.
  • Maintain high visibility in local and national community, acting as the public face of LGF and ensuring your actions reflect LGF values.
  • Ensure volunteers and all employees feel heard and involved, utilizing various modalities of communication to achieve a cohesive understanding amongst this large group.

Human Resources:

  • Lead the development and implementation of HR planning including: performance management, employee development, recruitment, and compensation. Ensure all HR plans align with operational and financial plans and demands.
  • Ensure the Board are not engaging in responsibilities that, going forward, should be included under employee’s responsibilities. Work with the Board Chair and Board to distinguish board governance and responsibilities from employee responsibilities.
  • In combination with external compensation reviews, ensure performance management is methodically designed to influence compensation potential when appropriate.
  • Ensure HR contracts, policies, procedures, and activities comply with the BC Employment Standards Act, WorksafeBC, BC Human Rights Code, and all other relevant legislation.
  • Meet with individual employees regularly to discuss their position expectations, objectives, and ongoing performance. Ensure all employees are fully aware of any performance inadequacies and implement performance improvement measures when necessary.
  • Ensure costs for all contracted professionals and agencies are accounted for in budget and perform cost-benefit analysis in decision-making process when considering third party contractors.
  • Ensure the volunteer program continually attracts and retrains volunteers and that volunteers remain aware of their priceless impact to those who LGF serves. For many, a LGF volunteer is their only engagement with LGF.

REQUIREMENTS

  • A genuine and strong desire to ensure that individuals suffering with the mental illness of an Eating Disorder receive prompt and effective intervention.
  • A belief that LGF, in efforts with external partners, will ultimately diminish or eradicate the prevalence of Eating Disorders in our population and an awareness of key challenges in reaching this objective.
  • Five to seven years of successful experience in major and/or planned gift fundraising.
  • Five to seven years of experience in not-for-profit or business sector.
  • Highly effective interpersonal skills which engage, motivate and leverage stakeholders both internally and externally.
  • Experience developing and executing strategic initiatives.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities (staff and volunteers).
  • Experience with public relations/media is highly desirable.
  • Record of operating within strict degrees of confidentiality
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Successful experience in developing cultivation and solicitation strategies.
  • Experience in fundraising with a proven track record.
  • Highly computer-literate with advanced skills in Excel and Word.
  • Experience with Raisers Edge or similar CRM an asset.
  • Available to work occasional weekend and evening hours.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and provide a very competitive compensation and benefits package.

For more information, or to apply in confidence please contact:

Gérard Consulting – Fundraising Talent Management
Phil Gérard, President
info@gerardconsulting.ca
www.gerardconsulting.ca

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.

Manager, Major Gifts, St. Paul’s Foundation

St. Paul’s Foundation is currently seeking a Manager, Major Gifts, Surgery & Imaging to join its Development Team. Reporting to the Director of Major Gifts, the successful candidate will be a high achiever with the ability to successfully navigate a complex organization in a solutions-focused manner.

The preferred candidate will have demonstrated success in major gift fundraising and personal solicitations, ideally achieved in a complex Hospital setting.

The Manager of Major Gifts is a confident solicitor with proven success with asks of $100K+ and has a history of demonstrating exceptional abilities in donor engagement and solicitation.

Experience: The successful candidate must have a minimum of 5 years relevant experience with a proven track record of fundraising success.

Accountability: The Manager of Major Gifts is responsible for raising funds in support of St. Paul’s Hospital Surgery & Imaging clinical programs and research. The role is to cultivate, solicit and oversee stewardship of donors with capacity to make a minimum $25K annual donation. The incumbent is accountable for the effective development, implementation and execution of strategic Major Gift fundraising plans within an assigned medical portfolio as well as the management of an active fundraising portfolio consisting of 75 to 150 accounts.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for ensuring goals for meaningful donor interactions (activity) and fundraising targets (financials) are met or exceeded as well as fundraising targets of a defined medical portfolio and its respective funding priorities
  • Develop and implement comprehensive plans for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, closing, and stewarding gifts for the assigned donor portfolio, including upgrading existing donors
  • Working in collaboration with Hospital stakeholders and members of the Communications and Marketing team, develop personal correspondence and proposal materials for prospective donors to generate gifts for priority projects
  • Foster good working relationships with key hospital staff
  • Working with members of the Donation Processing and Stewardship and Donor Relations teams, recognize and steward donors as the gifts are received; and with the Events Coordinator maintain and coordinate stewardship activities including recognition events, tours, donor wall, naming opportunities etc
  • Coordinate and participate in strategy and debrief meetings before & following donor/ stakeholder meetings
  • Collaborate with colleagues on donor management to facilitate effective transition from annual to major gifts and planned giving pipelines.
  • Coaching colleagues, volunteers and others on fundraising to maximize impact, sharing knowledge, ideas, and updates in a timely and effective manner, being mindful of competing schedules and deadlines
  • Prepare briefing and debriefing materials in preparation for meetings with donors and key stakeholders
  • Follow established procedures on Raiser’s Edge database for tracking and qualifying prospects and for recording and reporting gifts and ensure that all communications, contacts, correspondence, and actions are recorded.
  • Prepare an annual business plan together with the Development team.
  • Provide regular progress reports to the Directors of Major Gifts, Campaign and Chief Development Officer
  • Keep abreast of the latest trends and techniques of charitable giving and become informed about the tax aspects of charitable gifts and new legislation and revenue rulings affecting such gifts
  • When applicable, work with other development and Foundation teams to further the mandate and goals of the Foundation.

Qualifications:

  • Superior interpersonal skills to engage, motivate and leverage stakeholders both internally and externally
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated management capabilities (staff and volunteers)
  • Experience with Raisers Edge an asset
  • Highly effective interpersonal skills and collaborative team player
  • Able to establish and maintain positive working relationships
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Highly computer-literate with excellent Microsoft Office computer skills.
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Available to work occasional weekend and evening hours
  • Ethical behavior: ensures own behaviour and that of others is consistent with the mission and values of St. Paul’s Foundation.

About St. Paul’s Foundation:

St. Paul’s Foundation raises funds for enhanced patient care, capital projects, equipment needs, research and teaching at St. Paul’s in Vancouver, B.C. Looking ahead to the new, state-of-the art St. Paul’s in 2022—and looking back, to our founding in 1894—the generosity of those in our community has made St. Paul’s the world-leading hospital it is today. www.helpstpauls.com

About St. Paul’s Hospital:

St. Paul’s is a world renowned centre of research, teaching and patient care. Since 1894, St. Paul’s has built a tradition of excellence and compassionate care for the people of BC, including some of our most marginalized populations. Today, St. Paul’s cares for hundreds of thousands of people each year and conducts research and teaching initiatives that benefit patients locally, nationally and globally.

For more information, or to apply in confidence please contact:

Gérard Consulting – Fundraising Talent Management
Phil Gérard, President
info@gerardconsulting.ca
www.gerardconsulting.ca

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.

Director of Advancement, Saltus Grammar School – Bermuda

Saltus Grammar School is a high achieving, co-educational day school educating students between the ages of 4 and 18. The school is a leading independent school in Bermuda and enjoys an excellent reputation in the local and international community. The school has a Primary Department, which embraces the Foundation Year, the Lower Primary and the Upper Primary years, and the Secondary Department, which includes the Saltus Graduate Years. The school’s international curriculum blends the best of both UK and North American traditions. In addition to academic excellence, particular emphasis is placed on the all-round development of students, and sport, music and drama are key aspects of school life.

About Bermuda (Source: brittanica.com)

Bermuda is a self-governing British overseas territory in the western North Atlantic Ocean. It is an archipelago of 7 main islands and about 170 additional (named) islets and rocks, situated about 1,050 km east of Cape Hatteras (North Carolina). English is the official language, but some Portuguese is also spoken.

The archipelago is about 40 km long and averages less than 1.6 km in width. The main islands are clustered together in the shape of a fishhook and are connected by bridges. The largest island is Main Island, 22.5 km long and 1.6 km wide. The Peak, at 79 metres on Main Island, is the highest point. The capital is Hamilton.

The climate is mild, humid, and equable. August is the warmest month, with an average daytime high of 30 °C, and February is the coldest month, with an average nighttime low of 14 °C. The vegetation is subtropical and includes flowering shrubs such as bougainvillea, Easter lilies, oleander, hibiscus, and poinsettia. Palm, pine, casuarina, and mangrove trees are found on most of the islands.

Tourism and international financial services account for the major share of the GNP and employ virtually all the workforce directly or indirectly. Some half million tourists visit Bermuda each year. The island is famous for its pink sand beaches, which get their colour from one of the sand’s main components, pulverized coral and shells.

The Opportunity

Saltus Grammar School is seeking a Director of Advancement to join the leadership team and will report to the Head of School. The Director of Advancement will provide vision, leadership and management for all aspects of fundraising and constituent management. In addition he/she will be responsible for building processes, procedures and policies needed within the Advancement department.

Responsibilities Include

  • Leading and developing the Advancement department.
  • Overseeing the daily operations of the Advancement department.
  • Together with the Deputy head ensure a robust alumni relations program
  • Fundraising and constituent management.
  • Process and policy development and re-engineering.
  • Developing and implementing the strategic plan and initiatives for the Advancement office.
  • Overseeing the strategy and execution of all Annual Giving programs at Saltus.
  • Developing and implementing a comprehensive stewardship plan and events for all major gift donors including leading Annual Appeal donors and Advancement volunteers.
  • Development and implementation of comprehensive campaign strategies, timelines and budgets based on the strategic vision of the school.
  • Working with the Directors of Communication to develop and oversee fundraising related to communications to ensure the case for support is articulated effectively both internally and externally through various communications opportunities.
  • Overseeing the stewardship of all donors including but not limited to manual donor financial reports and annual general reporting.
  • Identifying, cultivating, soliciting and providing stewardship for his/her own major gift and eventually planned gift prospects.
  • Identify, train and support Advancement volunteers to help with fundraising as needed.
  • Acting as staff liaison for the Advancement Committee of the Board and the Foundation Board.
  • Working closely with Finance and Enrolment Management Department on all items related to the Foundation and the financial aid/scholarship program.
  • Working with key stakeholders both internally and externally to articulate the unique value proposition of Saltus.
  • Other duties, as required.

Minimum Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Minimum of Bachelor Degree.
  • Minimum of eight years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Previous experience in a leadership role.
  • Experience leading and managing staff.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience working in an independent school environment preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Tactful and diplomatic.
  • Experience in fundraising with a proven track record in closing major gifts.
  • Experience in effective stewardship and dealing with high net worth individuals.
  • Excellent networking skills.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team.
  • Ability to handle confidential information.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Highly organized and able to thrive in a fast paced environment.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to manage projects from inception to execution while managing competing priorities.
  • Sense of humor and calm demeanor.
  • Clean criminal record.

For more information, or to apply in confidence please contact:

Gérard Consulting – Fundraising Talent Management
Phil Gérard, President
info@gerardconsulting.ca
www.gerardconsulting.ca

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.

Associate Director, Alumni Engagement, Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University

ABOUT SFU

In the place where innovative education, cutting-edge research and community outreach intersect, you'll find Simon Fraser University. Our vision? To be Canada's leading engaged university. Born in 1965, SFU has become Canada's leading comprehensive university with vibrant campuses in British Columbia's largest municipalities — Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey — and deep roots in partner communities throughout the province and around the world.

ABOUT THE BEEDIE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Since the creation of Canada's first Executive MBA in 1968, the Beedie School of Business has championed lifelong learning, productive change and the need to be innovative as we deliver research and teaching that makes an impact in our communities and around the world. We are double accredited by AACSB and EQUIS - less than 1% of business schools worldwide have earned both of these accreditations. Supported by extensive partnerships with public, private and not-for-profit organizations, our goal is to develop innovative and socially responsible business leaders with a global perspective through education, inspired by research and grounded in practice. Operating on all three SFU campuses, we have over 3,800 undergraduate students, 700 graduate students and a long history of non-credit programs. To deliver on our vision and strategy, and to live by our values, we recruit, support and develop faculty, staff, students, alumni, and partners who are passionately committed to:

  • Making the Beedie School of Business an outstanding business school and an attractive workplace.
  • Developing individuals, organizations, and communities through experiential, innovative and transformative learning opportunities.
  • Embracing world-class thought leadership and teaching to benefit society.
  • Celebrating and encouraging diversity and active engagement with our local, global and Indigenous communities.
  • Leveraging our presence in Vancouver and on Canada's West Coast with deep respect for its multi-cultural character and the natural environment.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Associate Director, Alumni Engagement, reports to the Director, Advancement and works closely with the Assistant Dean, External Relations and the Director, Alumni Relations to plan and develop strategies to expand and strengthen both Beedie School specific and university-wide opportunities for alumni engagement. The incumbent builds strong relationships within the faculty (faculty and staff, programs, Career Management Centre, and Research Centres) and campus partners (central advancement and alumni, faculties, staff, students, alumni, etc.) to explore, encourage, and promote opportunities to expand alumni engagement. Provides expert advice to faculty partners and makes recommendations to improve alumni engagement such as communications strategies, program options, and performance tracking systems. Provides recommendations for, and evaluates, alumni engagement partnerships, programs, events, and initiatives, and provides advice on changes and improvements. Identifies and leverages opportunities to involve and recognize alumni volunteers, and provides guidance and mentors staff, campus partners and volunteers with planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating strategies to incorporate and raise the profile of alumni and alumni programs locally, nationally, and internationally.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree in Arts, Business Administration, or Education and five years of related experience, including experience in planning, program management, community engagement events/activities management, volunteer management, marketing and communications, and public relations, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

  • Good knowledge of University policies and procedures, and Freedom of Information/Protection of Privacy Act regulations.
  • Excellent knowledge of effective volunteer engagement and management principles and practices.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and leadership skills.
  • Excellent public speaking skills with the ability to influence key stakeholders through effective presentations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Event planning experience
  • Strong analytical reasoning, problem solving, and organizational skills, with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Excellent budget management and financial administration skills with the ability to generate revenue.
  • Excellent ability to guide and mentor others, and work collaboratively and effectively with corporate partners, senior level volunteers, university administrators, faculty, staff, students and alumni.

For more information, to receive the full position prospectus, or to apply in confidence please contact:

Gérard Consulting – Fundraising Talent Management
Phil Gérard, President
info@gerardconsulting.ca
www.gerardconsulting.ca

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.

Major Gifts Officer, The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world. Every position contributes to the spiritual and social services mission of The Salvation Army.

Job Purpose

The Major Gifts Officer develops and implements communication, information and prospecting strategies and programs in order to increase resources and funding through acquisition of significant gifts and donations for The Salvation Army.

Characteristic Job Duties

  • Plans and implements all areas of Major Gifts fundraising, including prospect review, prospect research and documentation, cultivation and solicitation and stewardship of individuals, corporation, foundations, government, employee and community groups.
  • Develops a targeted knowledge base relationship with potential donors and volunteers, which includes face-to-face, socializing, recognition and ongoing contact.
  • Through networking, continually identifies and develops potential relationships which may link individual interests with Army needs.
  • Recruits and secures major gifts from key volunteer leadership who will open doors to other volunteers and potential donors; empowers them with training, tools, direction, ongoing encouragement and motivation to enable them to successfully complete these tasks.
  • Prepares detailed funding proposals including budget, timeline, and other funding partners for government foundations and corporations.
  • Keeps appraised of internal funding needs and leadership volunteer opportunities.
  • Manages prospect clearance to ensure coordinated and prioritized approaches to individuals, government, corporations and foundations.
  • Provides reports, statistics, and information needed for a fair evaluation of the progress and growth of the function.
  • Participates on committees/boards/councils or programs, as requested by the Divisional Commander and/or the Divisional Secretary for Public Relations & Development.
  • Organizes donor recognition / cultivation events.
  • Participates in the planning and implementation of Major Gifts on a national level.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education

  • The successful job applicant will have completed up to two (2) years of Community College or equivalent experience and training. An alternative level of education and experience may be acceptable.
  • CFRE designation is an asset.

Experience

  • Three to five years of successful experience in major and/or planned gift fundraising.
  • Successful experience in developing cultivation and solicitation strategies.
  • Ability to understand the needs and interests of leadership and major gift donors in order to develop relationships between them and The Salvation Army.
  • Demonstrated leadership and the ability to successfully manage multi-functional or diverse areas.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated record of completing assignments.
  • Must be willing to travel.

For more information or to apply in confidence please contact:

Gérard Consulting – Fundraising Talent Management
Phil Gérard, President
info@gerardconsulting.ca
www.gerardconsulting.ca

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.

Grants Officer, The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world. Every position contributes to the spiritual and social services mission of The Salvation Army.

Job Purpose

Responsible for writing proposals for both unrestricted operating revenue and restricted projects and for submitting timely and accurate reports for all existing grant funded projects.

Major Responsibilities

  • Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources.
  • Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants.
  • Work with finance to gather information necessary to report to corporate/foundation funders on current grant programs.
  • Comply with all grant reporting as required by foundation/corporate donors.
  • Provide stewardship to current donors, including work with Grants & Research Manager to provide regular written updates (newsletters etc) to corporate and foundation donors.
  • Understanding of institutional history and programs.
  • Make appointments for VP Development and Grants and Research Manager with foundation officers and other prospects, arrange for onsite tours for supporters (foundation officers, foundation trustees).
  • Work with Development team to maintain current records in RE and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting.
  • Work with PR team to provide development input for all written institutional materials (including Annual Report, Member magazine).
  • Assist with other fundraising projects as requested.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.
  • Strong editing skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of fundraising information sources.
  • Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors.
  • Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research.
  • Strong contributor in team environments.
  • Experience with Raisers Edge a definite asset.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of three years experience with grant writing.
  • Previous experience with non-profit fundraising.
  • Experience working in deadline-driven environments.
  • Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines.
  • Able to monitor and meet income goals.

For more information or to apply in confidence please contact:

Gérard Consulting – Fundraising Talent Management
Phil Gérard, President
info@gerardconsulting.ca
www.gerardconsulting.ca

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.

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