Fund Development Manager

Children's Cottage Society - Calgary, AB (13 months ago)

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The Children’s Cottage Society is a charitable agency established in Calgary in 1986. The Society’s mission is “Preventing harm and neglect to all children and building strong families through support services, respite programs, and crisis nurseries”; our vision is to achieve “Safe Children in Healthy Families”.

We are looking for a results-orientated individual to raise $1.5 M for the organization. Reporting to the Director of Development, the successful candidate will be a well-rounded and experienced professional in the fund development arena of the non-profit sector. This is an exciting time to join the Society as we are embarking on a new chapter of growth and launching a Capital Campaign.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Execute the implementation of annual, corporate, foundation, major gifts programs; including the preparation and creation of grant applications, direct mail, and corporate proposals.
  • Develop the annual Fund Development plan and budget in collaboration with the Director of Development.
  • Achieve operational fundraising goals.
  • Proficiency in utilizing Raiser’s Edge to analyze and manage donor data including stewardship, trends and communication.
  • Research and prioritize prospects for potential donations.
  • Support the process to develop relationships with donors through a donor stewardship program.
  • Coordination, planning, and development of special events for the Society.
  • Manage fundraising correspondence, report on outcomes, and provide reports to donors and the Society as required.
  • Create and manage peer-to-peer fundraising platform.
  • Participates in speaking engagements as required by the Society
  • Stays abreast of news, activities and trends related to non-profit marketing and development.
  • Manage and receive donation phone calls from the public i.e. donating gift in kind or third party events.
  • Support and attend third party events taking place in the evening or weekends.
  • Support the Capital Campaign.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area and/or 2 years of direct experience in fund development;
  • Proven track record of successful donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship;
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and proven ability to develop and maintain solid relationships with corporate partners, individual donors, volunteer boards, committees, peers and support staff;
  • Ability to effectively articulate mission, strategic vision and values of the organization to a wide range of constituents;
  • Familiarity with current communication and marketing trends and the usage of social media;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with proven public speaking abilities;
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills in all Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.).
  • Intermediate knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and NetCommunity is an asset. Experience with a similar data base management system will be considered.
  • Member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP);

Please send a cover letter, resume and salary expectations quoting Competition # FDM2019 toElisha Jackson, Director of Development

Application Deadline: Until successful candidate is recruited.

We appreciate the interest of all applicants however will only contact those invited for an interview.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $60,000.00 to $70,000.00 /year