Grizzly Bear Foundation (GBF) is seeking an experienced full time Development Manager (part time optional) to join a young and growing organization. In this role you will provide strategy and oversight for all of the organization’s fund development activities, manage the day-to-day operations of fundraising, and monitor performance of activities. You will plan, coordinate and ensure implementation of strategies to develop donors and contributions to support the GBF programs and fundraising events, and maintain appropriate systems to further fund development, including but not limited to donor management, research and cultivation, gift processing and recognition, and grant applications.
Duties and Responsibilities
Plan and implement strategies to develop donors, sponsors, event ticket sales and corporate fundraising programs and encourage new or increased contributions
Design and implement cost-effective yet high quality fund development programs
Plan and implement direct-mailing fundraisers, annual giving campaigns, and project specific fundraising campaigns
Develop sponsorship packages, recruit sponsors and maintain sponsor relationships
Aid in integrating sponsors into programming, activities, and events
Report activities and progress to the board of directors, major donors and grant makers
Set and develop timelines, project management task lists, and divisions of duties
Maintain accountability and compliance standards for donors and funding sources
Work within budgets and critical paths in accordance with organizational financial procedures and systems
Manage donor and donation data using Salesforce
Carry out gift processing, research prospect and donor histories, and compile fundraising reports
Event planning and coordination
Plan and implement major gifts fundraisers including gala events, auctions, and other event fundraisers (with committee and others as needed)
Work with contracted event management companies to implement fundraising events
Coordinate auction information and manage data with a manual or online auction platform system of choice
Coordinate training and management of any volunteers needed for fundraising events
Fundraising communications and marketing support
Development, coordination of all print and social media related materials required for fundraising activities and campaigns
Work with the Communications Manager in writing grant applications
Manage and implement strategies to promote sales of fundraising merchandise
Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Proven track record of generating revenue from fundraising campaigns and events
Knowledge of the nature and dimensions of philanthropy, ethics, motivations for giving
Knowledge of standard fundraising techniques including solicitation, proposal writing, special events, telephone solicitation, direct mail, and relationship building
Knowledge of using social media to support fundraising events and campaigns
Works on a small team effectively, with clear verbal communication skills
Ability to use initiative and work independently
Superior time management skills, flexibility to adapt to new priorities, and ability to meet deadlines
Excellent decision making and problem solving skills
Excellent interpersonal skills with a high level of professionalism
Comfortable learning new technologies
Persuasive written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to assist in grant application writing, develop social media and donor communications content, and provide other fundraising communication support
Required Training and Experience:
5+ years experience in a fundraising management role
Experience in major donor cultivation and engagement
Experience in major event sponsorship recruitment, auction donations, and ticket sales
Experience with major fundraising events
Experience in developing annual giving campaigns
Demonstrated experience and confidence in asking people to donate, sponsor or make major gifts
Merchandise sales marketing experience
Experience in using Google Drive and contact management databases (preferred)
Experience with Salesforce and Mailchimp is an asset
CFRE certification an asset
Role specific onboarding to cover tools, resources, and relevant information will be provided.
Timing, commitment, and location: This is a full time position (part time optional) with work to be completed at the GBF office in Vancouver, with some flexibility. Some evenings and weekends may be required, with advance notice.
Salary range: $26-32/hr, depending on experience
To help us achieve a fair hiring process that welcomes all applicants, please submit one PDF document that includes:
A cover letter detailing your knowledge, skills and abilities. Do NOT include your name or contact information.
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One separate page at the END of your application with your name and contact information.
References will be required following interviews. Applications will be considered as received, but must be received no later than 11:59pm March 3, 2018.
Contact: Nicholas Scapillati, Executive Director, email@example.com
Thank you for your interest in Grizzly Bear Foundation. Only short listed applicants will be contacted.
About Grizzly Bear Foundation: Grizzly Bear Foundation is the only Canadian charitable organization dedicated solely to the welfare of grizzly bears (Ursus arctos). Our work includes finding solutions for issues facing grizzly bears through research, public education, and environmental conservation to ensure the long term wellbeing of the species.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jan 30 2019 ID: 50831