With a history of more than 55 years, Volunteer Calgary is Canada’s largest and most active volunteer centre. We are on a mission of Leading, Promoting, Connecting and Strengthening Volunteerism in Calgary to realize our vision of people with passion and purpose creating healthy and vibrant communities. Volunteer Calgary has an operating budget of approximately $2 million which is generated from membership fees, earned revenue and funding partners.
Reporting to the President & CEO, the Director, Fund Development is a member of the Leadership Team and is responsible for managing existing and new funding partnerships at Volunteer Calgary. The Director will generate revenues through building and fostering strong relationships with all funding partners - corporate, foundation, funding agencies and government. Primary responsibilities are:
- Provide guidance and support to the CEO, Board of Directors and senior fundraising volunteers using proven fund development strategies and methodologies.
- Actively cultivate, develop and steward relationships with new and existing funding partners that advance Volunteer Calgary’s mission.
- Grow the support Volunteer Calgary enjoys from all sources by researching grant programs suited to our mission and by writing organized, thoughtful and persuasive proposals & applications, in addition to preparing interim and final reports to funders.
- Collaborate with the President & CEO in the development, promotion and implementation of sound policies, procedures and objectives related to Fund Development.
- Maintain accurate and current records (database and file) for all funding partners.
- Consistently demonstrate our values of Leadership, Innovation, Partnership and Integrity.
- Adhere to the Donor Bill of Rights and the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice.
Required Qualifications and Attributes:
- Driven to achieve through personal initiative, creativity, adaptability and strategic decision making.
- Clearly demonstrated analytical ability and quality judgment.
- Proven relationship development skills including influencing and connecting.
- Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
- Strong administrative, analytical and organizational skills necessary to prioritize and manage concurrent assignments.
- Experience with fundraising databases, with a preference for knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
- Knowledgeable of generally accepted accounting principles for not-for-profit organizations and Canada Revenue Agency regulations governing charitable organizations.
- Post-Secondary Degree or Diploma in Business, Communications or related field.
- 7-10 years progressive experience in fund development.
- CFRE designation preferred, or a willingness to pursue the CFRE.
This position has a 35-hour work week, with occasional evening and weekend work required, and a competitive compensation package, including health benefits, RRSP plan and annual professional development budget.
Send Resume to Volunteer Calgary at email@example.com by 5 p.m., July 20, 2011.
Information about Volunteer Calgary is available at www.volunteercalgary.ab.ca.
Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.