#13.18 Director of Development
Job Title: Director of Development
Hours: Full Time Position
Reports To: Executive Director
Our Place Society is a community centre serving Greater Victoria’s most vulnerable citizens. We work as a team to create a nurturing atmosphere of home and family, where all are welcome. A team approach is critical to living out our mission and values, and to directing our work.
Summary of Position:
The Director of Development is a proactive and strategic member of the Our Place leadership team. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development is responsible for planning and implementing a comprehensive fundraising plan, including supporting the work of the Executive Director to cultivate and solicit new and existing philanthropic prospects. $3 Million in fundraising revenue must be raised annually to support the work of Our Place Society. The Director also collaborates with the Director, Finance and the Director of Operations.
Duties and Accountabilities:
- Develop and implement a multi-year business plan for fundraising incorporating major gifts, direct mail /annual giving, special events and legacy giving. Particular focus on the creation and implementation of a major gift fundraising plan.
- Build and implement a major gift portfolio through relationships with individuals and corporations.
- Implement strategic revenue plans and identify potential issues and enhancements for development activities.
- Build a development team to achieve long term fund raising goals.
- Effectively manage development staff.
- Provide leadership to the fundraising and communication committee.
- Support collaboration with board members, senior management team, and other volunteers and staff to cultivate prospective donors.
- Implement strategies to achieve fundraising goals, increase revenues and cultivate, solicit and provide excellent stewardship of individual, foundation and corporate donors.
- Monitor progress to the achievement of goals at regular intervals and takes action, as required.
- Write grant proposals and reports.
- Create and oversee sponsorships.
- Performs other related duties as required.
Education and Experience:
- 5 years of experience in not for profit fundraising and/or revenue-generating business environment.
- University degree/fundraising management or related business discipline, or equivalent education and professional experience. Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) designation is an asset.
- Demonstrated success in managing a development portfolio and securing major gifts.
- Experience working with volunteers, including at the board and committee levels.
- Experience developing change management strategies and leading change projects.
- Demonstrated facilitation, consultation and strategic planning skills.
- Experience building a development department or having had a senior position in an intermediate to large organization.
- Experience managing multi-stream fundraising revenue programs, including direct mail appeals.
- Experience with MatchMaker would be an asset.
Skills and Abilities:
- A strategic thinker with the ability to conceptualize and think through multi-faceted problems combined with the ability to deliver results.
- Self-motivated and ambitious with the ability to create and achieve.
- Ability to motivate, build team, resolve conflict, coach others for success and guide people through change.
- Strong business acumen; ability to translate organizational priorities to day-to-day operations.
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
- Values collaboration, maintaining an environment of honesty, openness and energetic exchange.
- Excellent computer skills and proficient in use of Microsoft Office applications; Fund raising software and databases; Internet and web-based fundraising technologies.
Some travel required to attend meetings.
Evening and weekend work as required.
Our Place Society has a responsibility for safeguarding the rights and safety of those it serves and employs. The Society therefore has a legitimate interest in ensuring that employees do not have a criminal record that raises a concern for safety or for the interests of the Society.
The vulnerable nature of the people we serve dictates that we are at the highest level of Risk Assessment. All employees must submit to a criminal record check on hire, and on an ongoing basis, in order to be hired by, or to continue to work for, Our Place.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
How to Apply:
We are currently scheduling interviews in preparation to have a suitable candidate in place by December 2013. Eligible candidates are invited to submit a covering letter with their resume detailing their experience and qualifications by December 12, 2013 to email@example.com or drop off to Marion Hoadley, Human Resources Manager, Our Place Society, 919 Pandora Ave, Victoria, B.C. V8V 3P4, Please quote “13.18 Director of Development” in the subject line.