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Manager of Philanthropy, Vancouver Public Library Foundation

Development Officer, BCIT Foundation

Chief Executive Officer, BC Adaptive Snowsports

Director of External Relations, St. Margaret’s School

Manager, Annual and Planned Giving, Pacific Salmon Foundation

Senior Development Officer, Alzheimer Society of British Columbia

Executive Director, British Columbia Schizophrenia Society

Executive Director, Marketing & Communications, Trinity Western University

Director, Fund Development, Arts Umbrella

Manager of Philanthropy, Vancouver Public Library Foundation

About the Organization:

The Vancouver Public Library Foundation was established in 1997 to raise funds to enhance Vancouver Public Library programs, services and spaces.

The library system that we support is a destination, a community, a facilitator, a resource, and an innovator. And free – always free. A cornerstone of our community, VPL has 21 branches around the city, and enjoyed a combined 6.5 million patron visits last year and, while the library’s website had over 7 million visits. More than 10,000 programs – all of them free – entertained, engaged and informed more than 290,000 people.

The Foundation’s vision is to support and informed, engaged and connected city. Our work extends Vancouver Public Library impact and reach into our community.

Purpose of the Job:

To support the growth of the Vancouver Public Library Foundation’s fundraising initiatives through the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of special and major gifts from individuals, foundations, businesses, corporations and other granting organizations. The Manager of Philanthropy secures support for the funding priorities of Vancouver Public Library.

Reporting:

The Manager of Philanthropy will report directly to the Vancouver Public Library Foundation’s Executive Director.

Key Responsibilities:

Work collaboratively with and in support of the Executive Director, other Foundation staff and Library representatives to cultivate, solicit and steward donors for Library priorities.

Build and manage a portfolio of approximately 75-125 active special and major gift donors and prospects. Responsibilities will include:

Prospect research
  • Identify diverse foundations, individuals, businesses and organizations appropriate for targeted cultivation and addition to major gifts pipeline
Research, compile and interpret data on prospects and donors
  • Proposal and grant writing to support programming initiatives at VPL
  • Major gift prospect outreach and relationship management
Initiate contact with potential donors
  • Develop and implement appropriate cultivation strategies
  • Develop presentation and background information materials, scripts, and talking points for meetings with donors/prospects
  • Move potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure
  • Make solicitations where appropriate
  • Maintain stewardship contacts with donors
Volunteer guidance and management
  • Support and encourage volunteer leadership in their prospect engagement activities
  • Provide direct but appropriate coaching to volunteer leadership as they engage with donor prospects
  • Develop briefing notes, backgrounders, etc. to assist volunteers with their prospect engagement activities
Other
  • Build and maintain relationships with Library staff and leadership
  • Understand and support the mission of Vancouver Public Library and the Vancouver Public Library Foundation
  • Participate in planning and support of the broader Foundation objectives as required

Requirements:

  • University or college degree in fundraising, sales and marketing, or a combination of experience and education through recognized courses/training in fundraising
  • 3-5 years experience previous experience working in fundraising
  • Demonstrated success in directly securing major gifts at the $10,000+ level
  • Previous experience working for large, institutional organizations will be considered an asset
  • Experience and comfort with making cold calls and promoting fundraising priorities and building relationships with high profile professionals for cultivation and gift solicitation
  • Ability to work in small, flexible team environment
  • Computer software proficiency in Microsoft Office and donor database software
  • Results oriented work ethic and ability to work independently and undertake tasks needed to accomplish work objectives and deliver quality, consistent and timely results
  • Demonstrated skill in training and supporting volunteers in gift solicitation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a variety of individuals
  • Excellent organizational skills to prioritize work, meet deadline requirements, and be adaptable
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Working Environment:

  • Creative and flexible work environment
  • Small, highly collaborative team
  • Onsite kitchen and gym
  • Beautiful new office space as of spring 2017
  • Central downtown location near transit, shopping and great lunch spots
  • Easy access to all Central Library has to offer, including free business/technology training, recording studios and much more!

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.

Development Officer, BCIT Foundation

The BCIT Foundation is seeking to build and grow their team with the addition of a regular full time, Development Officer to manage a portfolio and prospects within the Development team. BCIT is launching the largest campaign in our 50-year history; this position plays a key role in the acquisition, retention and the upgrade of major donors. The successful candidate thrives in a dynamic environment, manages both complexity and ambiguity well and is both a strong team player, while being able to self-start and lead as required. The Development Officer will be responsible for cultivating and developing internal and external relationships and nurturing industry partnerships by identifying and executing opportunities for donations. Elements of this position include developing proposals/cases for support from concept to completion, donor prospecting, securing gifts and strategic fund development that delivers impact. This position participates in annual goal setting, strategic planning and works closely with the Foundation and Alumni Relations team, BCIT Schools and Departments.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Works with the Executive Director to develop short and long term strategies to maximize major giving opportunities at BCIT.
  • Participates in the annual strategic planning process for Foundation and Advancement Division.
  • Applies creativity and innovation in developing new approaches for philanthropy in conjunction with the Development Team identifies fundraising opportunities based on School and BCIT priority initiatives.
  • Develops, implements, and/or augments strategies to grow annual revenue in support of priority areas, setting annual benchmarks for growth and goal achievement.
  • Creates and implements individual personal and tailored fundraising and stewardship plans for donors.
  • Oversees the maintenance and management of individual donor and prospect accounts.
  • Ensures gifts and pledges are accurately documented, processed and receipts issued in a timely manner.
  • Researches, develops, writes and prepares proposals and grant applications.
  • Increases BCIT's internal community's awareness of and involvement in the Division's fundraising activities and strategies.
  • Develops tailored programs designed to gain/enhance the interest and involvement of prospects.
  • Oversees the performance and development of staff as assigned to specific projects.

BENEFITS OF WORKING AT BCIT:

  • Being a part of BC's Top 100 Employers, and a member of the CCDI.
  • A generous Total Compensation package which includes extended health and dental benefits and a superb pension plan.
  • Access to Professional Development Funds and opportunities for career development.
  • Increase your knowledge with Tuition waivers for BCIT courses.
  • Enjoy subsidized parking and discounted access to our fitness facilities (including classes like Yoga and Zumba).
  • Additional Wellness and Employee Assistance programs.

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.

Chief Executive Officer, BC Adaptive Snowsports

ABOUT US:

In 1973, two physiotherapists set out to change conventional rehabilitation practices. Influenced by nature’s ability to grow and evolve, Susan Hamilton and Julie Ferguson realized the benefits and potential for healing and connection within the scenic North Shore mountains. Their curiosity and vision led them to starting the Disabled Skiers Association of British Columbia, which is now known as BC Adaptive Snowsports.

A registered charity supporting and promoting adaptive skiing, snowboarding and mountain accessibility, BC Adaptive Snowsports makes it possible for children, youth and adults with physical and/or cognitive disabilities to experience the freedom, excitement and health benefits of the outdoors. From the exhilarating altitudes of the hill to the comfort and coziness of mountain lodges, participants and families are supported through community connection, physical empowerment and even financial assistance.

To support this important work, BCAS has made greats strides over the last several years diversifying its fund development strategies and embarked on an exciting three-year strategic plan cycle with significant growth trends including development and diversification of programs and services.

We are a progressive employer offering comprehensive compensation packages with extended health benefits and opportunities for professional development. We also offer a very flexible work environment with full CEO autonomy through modern and comprehensive delegation of authority and executive limitation policies.

ABOUT THE JOB:

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) reports directly to the board of directors. S/He has a broad scope of responsibility and accountability for all activities at BC Adaptive Snowsports, including annual revenue and expense targets, and achieving annual goals and objectives. The CEO works with board members, employees and volunteers to develop the strategic plan and then ensure its successful implementation.

The BCAS board follows a policy governance/results model. The general focus of the board is on oversight, fund development, strategy and results monitoring rather than operational matters. The board governs through setting of policies that establish organizational goals (ends), governance approaches, and management limitations. The CEO is responsible for carrying out day-to-day operations of the organization, with the assistance of paid staff and/or service volunteers.

As long as the CEO uses reasonable interpretation of the Executive Limitations Policies, the CEO is authorized to establish all policies, make all decisions, take all actions, establish all practices and develop all activities with the full force and authority as if decided by the board.

Working Conditions & Physical Demands

This is a high-stress position based on full responsibility for BCAS operations. Handles detailed, complex concepts and problems, balances multiple tasks simultaneously, and makes rapid decisions regarding administrative issues.

Plans and implements programs in collaboration with senior staff. Establishes strong and appropriate relationships with the Board, staff, contractors, donors and wide array of other stakeholders. Develops smooth and constructive relationships with executive colleagues, outside agencies, organizations and individuals.

Plans and meets deadlines. Maintains a flexible work schedule to meet the demands of executive management. Hours may be long and irregular.

Conveys a professional and positive image and attitude regarding BCAS and charity, not-for-profit and sport sectors. Demonstrates commitment to continued professional growth and development.

The Candidate

The ideal candidate will possess a solid combination of the following experience and competencies:

Experience

  • 5+ years as a senior executive, ideally as a CEO or Executive Director.
  • Experience in the field of philanthropy, charity/not-for-profit management and governance, and community relations, ideally supporting individuals with a disability.
  • Demonstrated success in philanthropic fund development and fundraising.
  • A track record of transforming an organization.

Competencies

As chief executive officer, this individual demonstrates critical competencies in four broad categories –
  1. Commitment to Results,
  2. Business Acumen,
  3. Leading Change, and
  4. Motivating.

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.

Director of External Relations, St. Margaret’s School

Summary

Reporting to the Head of School, the Director of External Relations oversees the School’s External Relations team, which includes responsibility for advancement, public relations, communications, marketing, branding and alumnae relations.

Specifically, this position has oversight for the development and implementation of all fundraising initiatives with the objective of securing ongoing, sustained revenue for the School. The Director will develop stewardship strategy and manage priorities, goals, and budgets; research, identify and engage with potential donors and other sources of potential revenue, including government/corporate grants and other opportunities available to not-for-profit organizations.

This position will also manage alumnae relations with the goal of building and sustaining strong relationships with all alumnae and supporters through a variety of means to be developed and executed by the Director. This role includes managing the administrative support for the External Relations Office, the donor/alumnae/student database and all activities pertaining to donor relations, including record keeping and issuing of tax receipts.

Core Competencies

Empathy Humility Responsibility Integrity Respect Resilience

Direct Reports

Communications Coordinator, Alumnae Relations/Donor Data Base Officer, Annual Fund/Fundraising Officer and student, parent and staff volunteers engaged in Advancement-related activities.

Qualifications

  • University degree; CFRE qualifications preferred.
  • 10+ years of fundraising experiences and demonstrated record of success.
  • Demonstrated leadership and senior management ability; experience with fund raising for a capital campaign an asset.
  • Excellent oral and written presentation skills.
  • Proficiency with data base management and the use of Raiser’s Edge.
  • Developed competencies in the area of impact and influence through relationship building and networking.
  • Highly developed interpersonal strengths.
  • Strong organizational ability and ability to prioritize.
  • Willingness and ability to travel.
  • Ability to be innovative and think outside the box regarding creative strategies to engage prospective donors and supporters for the School.
  • A self-directed and creative individual.
  • Superior EQ skills in self-awareness, self-management, social agility, empathy, impact and influence, mastery of purpose and vision.
  • Knowledge of independent school an asset.

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.

Manager, Annual and Planned Giving, Pacific Salmon Foundation

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Vice President for Development, Marketing and Communications, the Manager of Annual and Planned Giving is responsible for the strategic planning, execution and management of annual and planned giving for the Pacific Salmon Foundation. Primary areas of fundraising responsibility include: monthly giving; planned giving; personal solicitation; donor stewardship activities and events to attract, retain and upgrade annual donors; help build a prospect pool of major gift donors.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE

  • Develops and implements a successful planned giving program.
  • Manages a portfolio of prospects and donors that will enable the Pacific Salmon Foundation to increase revenue through planned gifts (both outright and deferred).
  • Develops and delivers compelling cases for support including customized proposals, appeal letters, and other materials to secure donations; executes through direct mail, social media, email, telephone, presentations and face-to-face meetings.
  • Ensures reasonable accuracy and integrity of annual donor database (GiftWorks), incorporating best practices for maximum efficiency, program specific reporting and segmentation of data to deliver fundraising results (working in concert with Development Administrator, who manages the database).
  • Leads the Foundation’s annual giving appeals, including development of information brochures, articles, testimonials, e-materials, donor correspondence and other marketing materials as required to keep donors engaged, informed, and appreciated.
  • Contributes to the Foundation’s Development, Marketing and Communications strategy, annual operating plan and budget.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • University degree plus minimum five years of directly related annual giving and planned giving experience or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Ability to develop and implement strategic and creative fundraising plans with clear performance metrics and goals.
  • Demonstrated ability in building successful donor relationships, identifying prospects, cultivating and securing donations that support institutional goals and objectives.
  • Effective oral and written communication, proposal-writing, problem-solving, conflict resolution, negotiation and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work cooperatively to achieve common goals; working collaboratively while providing the best quality product available and continuously upgrading standards to maintain quality, in all areas of responsibility.
  • Ability to provide direction and motivation to others through communication, modeling appropriate behavior, optimism and high achievement.
  • Strong ability to plan, initiate and complete projects on time and on budget.
  • Understanding of database management, gift processing and donor relations (GiftWorks).
  • Demonstrated analytical and fundraising skills with the ability to recognize opportunities and prioritize them to attain goals.
  • Experience in gift planning and/or major gifts and a clear knowledge and understanding of the Canadian tax system, estate planning and various gift vehicles is ideal.
  • Must have regular access to a vehicle and have a valid driver’s license.
  • Interest in and passion for environmental conservation, especially Pacific salmon!

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.

Senior Development Officer, Alzheimer Society of British Columbia

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is dedicated to helping anyone concerned with or facing dementia have the confidence and skills to maintain quality of life, to ensuring that public policy and perceptions reflect the issues and reality, and to securing funding for research. To ensure the Society is able to continue this important work, we require a dynamic and focused fund development team who excel at relationship building and donor stewardship.

Working as a member of the Resource Development team, the Senior Development Officer will build and manage a portfolio of major gift prospects through all stages of the donor cycle. As the ideal candidate, you will possess a passion for philanthropy, a strong understanding of donor relationship management, excellent relationship building and interpersonal skills, and a proven fundraising track record. You will also bring energy and commitment to engaging current donors and attracting new prospects to the work of the Society. As the successful candidate, you will identify and qualify prospects and strategically cultivate and solicit prospects and donors, leading to significant increase in long-term revenue. You will also develop and implement stewardship strategies that provide prospective donors with meaningful opportunities to impact the Society’s cause.

Key Responsibilities

  • Generate revenue at the major gift level through identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
  • Manage an assigned portfolio of major gift donors.
  • Identify and cultivate new major gift prospects.
  • Work with the team in the creation of revenue development plans.
  • Meet or exceed financial and activity goals.
  • Prepare compelling, strategic major gift materials including briefing notes, proposals and reports.
  • Maintain accurate, professional and current Raiser’s Edge and hard-copy records, action and reports.
  • Ensure Raiser’s Edge database is maintained with the assigned prospects and donors.
  • Support and attend major donor events to cultivate and steward relationships.
  • Other duties as required in order to meet the needs of the role in relation to organizational goals.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Undergraduate degree with at least 5-7 years of fundraising experience including Major Gifts, or an equivalent of education and Major Gift fundraising.
  • Ability to engage with prospective and current donors with skill, tact and discretion.
  • In-depth experience with the principles of effective donor cultivation and solicitation.
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of Word and Excel for Windows, database (preferably Raiser’s Edge).
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines.
  • Previous knowledge of Alzheimer's disease and/or related dementias is an asset.
  • Must be able to drive and have reliable transportation.

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.

Executive Director, British Columbia Schizophrenia Society

The British Columbia Schizophrenia Society has a vision where those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis receive excellent treatment and services, and are accepted and included in their communities. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis through education, support, public policy and research. Founded in 1982, BCSS is a charitable society with a head office in Vancouver.

The Executive Director will possess strong governance knowledge and report to the BC Schizophrenia Society Board. A proven leader, the ED is responsible for the overall performance, impact and growth of the organization. Displaying strong financial, fundraising, administrative and programmatic insight, the ED will be responsible for a $2.3M budget.

As a strategic thinker, the ED will lead public policy and government relations activities, develop and/or nurture strategic partnerships, and bring the strategic plan to life through incorporating the goals and objectives of the organization.

Demonstrating a deep knowledge of severe mental illness, the ED will demonstrate the highest professional ethical standards, compassion, inclusion and thoughtfulness while leading a team of volunteers and staff who are geographically diverse.

Holding a degree in a relevant field and possessing 10+ of senior management experience, the successful candidate will have a passion for BCSS and the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.

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.

Executive Director, Marketing & Communications, Trinity Western University

Position Summary

The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for providing the strategy and direction for the University’s brand, communication, marketing, and public relations activities. The ED manages the Marketing and Communications Department, which includes marketing, media relations, public relations, creative services and the University’s website.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Advance and protect the brand of Trinity Western University.
  2. Increase market share for undergraduate and graduate student enrolments.
  3. Provide strategic communication counsel directed toward internal and external constituents.
  4. Conduct relevant ongoing research to inform marketing, program and public relations’ activities.

Additional Duties & Responsibilities

  • Serve as a member of the Presidents Council.
  • Provide leadership in developing the university’s brand, communication and marketing strategies.
  • Effectively manage Marketing and Communications budget. Ensure appropriate measurement and tracking is in place so that marketing is cost-effectively driving leads.
  • Provide communication services to internal clients.
  • Develop and update a strategic marketing plan in conjunction with the program areas and sales teams.
  • Ensure that sales efforts are supported through content marketing via print, email and social media targeted to prospective students at various stages of the sales funnel.
  • Direct the development of an institutional image.
  • Coordinate seamlessly the University brand with the athletic brand in representing the University externally.
  • Provide leadership for the Marketing and Communications team.
  • Select, direct, and evaluate the Marketing and Communications team members.
  • Bring a marketing perspective to executives for planning the University’s future.
  • Provide direction on data and reports required for specific market, market segment, or behavioural analysis studies required.
  • Oversee the development of all print and media campaigns for the University.
  • Advise on new student recruitment marketing and retention strategies.
  • Conduct feasibility studies regarding the development of new academic programs and evaluate existing programs.
  • Provide an overview of the University’s marketplace relevance and competitive mix.
  • Coordinate the University’s social media, Internet and mobile communication strategies.
  • Manage the negotiation of large buys with the media representing the University as a whole. Segment out messaging by product, while leveraging the overall advertising budget as a whole.
  • Bring leadership to the various media agencies and outside vendors that work on behalf of the University and ensure that each entity works seamlessly and in conjunction as part of the University-wide strategy.
  • Coordinate with the sales teams in segmentation and control of data, focusing on inquiry processing and the transition from inquiry to manage care of the prospective student.
  • Provide leadership for the University’s publications and the President’s annual report. Provide direction for the University’s external media relations’ activities.

Supervision

Given:

Marketing & Communications Department

Received:

Senior VP, External Relations

Job Standards & Requirements

Education

  • Masters in Leadership or Business Administration preferred, with a marketing background (in higher education preferred). Some sales experience is a plus.

Experience

  • At least 10 years of marketing experience, with at least 5 years of senior leadership experience in marketing, and experience in public relations preferred.
  • Experience in higher education is an asset.

Skills & Abilities

  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively, orally and written.
  • Organized, disciplined, and able to work with minimal direct supervision. Creative, resourceful, and independent.
  • Proficient with computer software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and preferably Adobe and Google Analytics.
  • Broad understanding of Internet and creative media including video.
  • Customer service oriented.
  • Ability to work with all levels of management.
  • Strong budget management skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure, exuding a mature demeanour while multi-tasking in a deadline oriented environment with accuracy and consistency.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team, as well as an independent contributor.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and discretionary skills in determining when to act independently and when to consult management prior to taking action.
  • Self-starter with a positive attitude.

Personal

  • Warm-hearted, dedicated, committed and mature evangelical Christian with a keen desire to serve in family, church, work and community.
  • A firm commitment to TWU’s mission, values, Statement of Faith and Community Covenant.
  • Impeccable character and reputation, a pleasant personality with a positive and friendly attitude in the midst of a very busy and challenging university atmosphere.

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, Fund Development, Arts Umbrella

Two (2) - Year Contract

With a mission of “Inspiring Creativity. For Good,” Arts Umbrella is a not-for-profit arts education centre for children and youth ages 2 to 19. We foster the creativity of young people by providing innovative and quality visual and performing arts programs that inspire creativity, spirit, and passion. Delivering both tuition-based and free outreach programs, we touch the lives of 21,000 children a year!

For 35 years, Arts Umbrella has been offering a lively, positive, and supportive work environment and an opportunity to make a difference. We are passionate about the arts and believe that through arts education we can positively impact our community and our world. Arts Umbrella is an organization with a heart, where self-expression and creativity are valued and nurtured.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Senior Director, Development and Building Campaign, the Director of Development will play a pivotal role providing operational leadership and oversight to Arts Umbrella’s annual fundraising efforts. In addition, the Director of Development will work closely with Arts Umbrella leadership including staff and volunteers to grow individual giving with a focus on alumni and parents.

Key responsibilities include, but not limited to:
  • Lead and manage Arts Umbrella’s overall development efforts to grow annual fundraising from $1.9 million in FY2017 to $2.8 million by the end of FY2020.
  • Provide strong and effective leadership to annual giving and major gifts staff (excluding the capital campaign) including establishing and regularly reviewing performance objectives.
  • Train and lead other staff to support annual fundraising and marketing efforts.
  • Oversight for managing the annual budget, with a specific focus on annual revenue targets.
  • Coordinate annual fundraising plans with the overall Building Campaign plan.
  • Work with the Senior Director, Development and Building Campaign, and key Arts Umbrella staff to research, develop and execute parent and alumni giving and engagement programs.
  • Work with the Senior Director, Development and Building Campaign and Marketing Manager to ensure alignment of external messaging with fund development strategies.
  • Design a holistic and integrated donor and volunteer stewardship program.
  • Work with the Revenue Development Committee of the Board to execute and monitor progress against annual fundraising goals and the approved 2018-2020 Fund Development Strategy and Plan.
  • Support the President & CEO, and Board of Directors in their fundraising activities as it relates to annual fundraising.
  • Collaborate effectively with AU faculty, administration, and staff to maximize results.
  • Foster an environment which encourages creativity, innovation, and continuous learning and improvement.
Here’s what you bring:
  • University degree and/or equivalent relevant experience; CFRE designation an asset.
  • Minimum 5 years fundraising experience in all areas of development – major and annual giving, and special events – with demonstrated success. Experience in alumni and parent giving is an asset.
  • Experience in working with volunteer leaders and managing volunteer committees.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience managing employee performance and professional development.
  • Excellent user of office technology and information systems (including Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, PowerPoint) and donor databases, preferably Raiser’s Edge.
  • Experience in developing, implementing, and monitoring strategic fundraising plans.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Team fit is very important in this close-knit organization, so we are looking for someone who builds strong relations, and is passionate and driven. We take pride in the diverse mix of personalities that makes Arts Umbrella the quality organization it is today. As a caring organization, we make it a priority to foster a positive work environment by recognizing the efforts of our staff, and promoting a balanced work/family life.

For more information, to receive the full position prospectus, or to apply in confidence (by August 8, 2017) 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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