Community Development Coordinator

The Mustard Seed - Kamloops, BC (11 months ago)

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Reporting to the Chief Development Officer in Central Services, the Community Development
Coordinator in Kamloops will rally community support and build solid donor relationships for
the Kamloops ministry. This position will plan, manage and implement Kamloops’ development
and community engagement activities by cultivating relationships with corporate and individual
donors, key community and church stakeholders, and other members of the business
community. This position will work closely with the Managing Director – Kamloops and report
to this role as a dotted line.

The Community Development Coordinator will be committed to seeing the mission and vision of
The Mustard Seed actively achieved by facilitating a variety of opportunities for the community
to support our mission, both financially and in many cases volunteer opportunities. This is a
professional level position responsible for the execution of an integrated development plan that
results in fostering community patronage, engagement activities and financial support.

  • Promote the mission and vision of The Mustard Seed throughout the Kamloops region
and be an example of the Christian values and principles that are the foundation of our

  • Support existing programs that increase awareness of the work of the Kamloops Mustard

  • Act as a project lead on several internal and third party events
  • Coordinate with interdepartmental groups to leverage any relevant current programs
and procedures, such as Donor Relations, Major Gifts, Legacy Giving, Community
Engagement and Volunteer Resources

  • Prepare monthly and weekly reports and statistics on progress and activities achieved
against the key performance indicators established


  • Support Chief Development Officer in the development, implementation and execution
of the Development strategy and program to nurture, solicit, close, and steward
individual, corporate, church, foundation, and association donations with a view to
increasing revenue for the Kamloops operations

  • Personally cultivate, solicit and steward a portfolio of individual and corporate donors
annually contributing $500 to $5,000, with the goal of increasing donation revenue each

  • Support in stewardship activities the Managing Director and Director of Development by
engaging individual and corporate donors and supporters who provide gifts of $5,000+

  • Support the Development program through effective gift acknowledgement and
stewardship including the creation of thank you letters, impact reports, and personal
correspondence where appropriate

  • Work in collaboration with the Grant Writer with the preparation of grant applications
directed to The Mustard Seed Kamloops

  • Cultivate relationships with corporate and individual donors, key community and church
stakeholders, and members of the business community

  • Maintain accurate donor records and facilitate donation processing in collaboration with
Donor Relations team

  • Hands-on planning and coordination of all Development activities and special events
Community Engagement

  • Establish strong rapport and relationships in the Kamloops community by representing
our values in all community interactions including church, educational venues,
community business leaders, and other non-profit agencies

  • Build and implement a strategic Community Engagement program aligned with and
supportive of The Mustard Seed’s Strategic Plan in conjunction with the Alberta
Community Engagement teams, and localize those strategies specific to the Kamloops
community needs

  • Creatively and analytically identify strategic opportunities to cultivate and engage key
supporters, providing opportunities to match supporters’ interests with organizational


  • Post-secondary education, with preference given to an applicant with 1 to 3 years of
experience in fundraising within a non-profit environment

  • Superior interpersonal skills, making presentations and public speaking skills, good
listening and negotiation skills

  • Sound judgment and decision-making capabilities and the ability to work independently
and collaboratively

  • A skill for building relationships with internal and external stakeholder.
  • Ability to professionally manage strategic partnerships with churches, consultants,
businesses, and government representatives

  • Customer service experience is an asset. Two years of experience in a customer service
role is preferred

  • Experience in SalesForce or other Donor Database Management system an asset
  • Exceptional planning and prioritization skills, time management and organizational

  • Proficiency in Microsoft office programs, writing reports and letters
  • Demonstrated drive and initiative to accomplish results
  • Self motivated and ability to work independently
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License, clean Driver’s Abstract, and access to a reliable vehicle is


  • This is a full-time permanent position working 40 hours per week Monday to Friday
8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Time in excess of regular working hours will be required to meet
deadlines that arise from time to time.

  • Occasional evenings and weekends will be required
  • This position is based in Kamloops; however, some travel outside British Columbia to
Calgary or Edmonton in Alberta on occasion may be required

  • Office setting but requires frequent offsite meetings and presentations. May be out of the
office on a regular basis. Extended computer use, sitting, reaching, walking, standing,
and minimal lifting

  • Mental effort: moderate, periods of high volume workload
  • Employment security check, clean Driver’s Abstract, and valid driver’s license is required
  • As The Mustard Seed is a Christian ministry, we require our employees to be in
agreement and to sign our Statement of Faith

  • Must have legal authorization to work in Canada on a full-time basis for anyone other
than current employer

  • We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment
without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, veteran or disability status

Start date: once a suitable candidate is found

Apply online using our Position Application Form on our Careers page.

The Mustard Seed offers a competitive compensation package including 100% employer paid

extended health and dental benefits for staff and dependents, matching RRSP after one year of

service, and flex days. The Mustard Seed embraces the concept of employment equity, which

includes fair representation, anti-discrimination and reasonable accommodation.

Privacy Policy: The Mustard Seed follows the principles of privacy therefore the privacy policy

will be adhered to. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those candidates

selected for an interview will be contacted. The Mustard Seed reserves the right to amend job

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