Development Manager, Western Canada

Fraser Institute - Vancouver, BC (30+ days ago)

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The Fraser Institute has an opening in our Calgary office for a Development Manager. This position is ideal for a fundraising professional who is looking for a rewarding and challenging career opportunity. The person we seek has experience in fundraising, an interest in public policy, is well-spoken, can engage comfortably with high level donors, and has established connections within the business community.

Here’s what you’ll do:
Execute all regional fundraising goals and initiate and implement a plan to meet those objectives through individual and corporate donations greater than $5,000, sponsorship and table sales for the Institute’s annual fundraising galas in Western Canada and other donor engagement initiatives;
Develop and implement strategies to identify, cultivate and secure new major individual and corporate donors;
Manage the recognition and stewardship of individual and corporate donors;
Articulate the case for support to donors for the Institute generally and for specific research centers and projects;
Stay current on Fraser Institute research, outreach and activities;
Lead and manage all donor correspondence with regional donor base;
Mentor, motivate and supervise the work of direct reports;
Oversee the management of all electronic donor records related to your portfolio of donors;
Work closely and collaboratively with the Institute’s development team, research and program directors, and the Institute’s executive team;
Frequent travel and after hours work required.

About you:
You are passionate about public policy and the Institute’s mission;
You have worked in the non-profit sector in a similar role for a minimum of 3 years’ and have demonstrated success in reaching significant fundraising targets through prospecting, donor development and event sponsorship/ticket sales;
You love to network and have established relationships within the Canadian business community;
You have experience mentoring and developing fundraising staff;
You have professional writing and editing experience, including writing and editing fundraising emails, letters and proposals;
You have excellent verbal communication skills and are able to present yourself in a professional, confident manner both in person and over the phone;
You’re an ambitious go-getter with strong organizational skills and you pay close attention to detail, with a demonstrated ability to work independently, manage multiple projects, prioritize, work to deadlines, and you are excited to learn and grow with the organization.

Preferred:
You have experience with fundraising software including Raiser’s Edge or Salesforce.

What we offer:
Opportunity to work alongside some of the most accomplished policy experts and business leaders in the country;
A collegial work environment that encourages sharing ideas and learning;
Professional development and advancement opportunities;
An attractive compensation package which includes a bonus program, extended health and dental benefits, a fitness benefit and a great RRSP plan.