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Job Title:
Provincial Fund Development & Donor Relations Lead
Job Type:
Provincial Fund Development & Donor Relations Lead
Job Location:
11 Akerley Blvd, Dartmouth NS
Number of Positions:
1
Date Posted:
October 7, 2016
Job Competition Closes:
October 14, 2016
Job Start Date:
October 14, 2016
Salary:
To be Negotiated and commensurate with experience
Terms of Employment:
Permanent

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Provincial Fund Development & Donor Relations Lead provides strategic leadership for the organization’s development efforts. The Provincial Fund Development & Donor Relations Lead ensures development program objectives meet the organization’s financial, program and long-term goals. In concert with the Chief Executive Officer, the Provincial Fund Development & Donor Relations Lead develops and executes comprehensive plans aligned with the organization’s operational and strategic plans.

PURPOSE

The Provincial Fund Development & Donor Relations Lead provides strategic leadership for the organization’s development efforts. The Provincial Fund Development & Donor Relations Lead ensures development program objectives meet the organization’s financial, program and long-term goals. In concert with the Chief Executive Officer, the Provincial Fund Development & Donor Relations Lead develops and executes comprehensive plans aligned with the organization’s operational and strategic plans.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Provincial Fund Development & Donor Relations Lead maintains an awareness of trends and best-practices in fund development, marketing, communications and related activities and serves as a resource to the Development Team in this area while tracking key performance indicators specific to fundraising activities.

Annual Fund Management

  • Develops, implements and monitors annual fundraising strategies and associated costs including direct mail and online giving programs.
  • Oversees processing of all donations and maintenance and integrity of donor data.
  • Establishes and monitors annual strategies to identify mid-level donors with propensity for increased giving and works with the CEO to create donor-specific strategies for cultivation and stewardship.
  • Develops and monitors organization’s internet fundraising strategies and online donor cultivation and stewardship.
  • Creates and implements strategies to grow the base of donors and to increase the level and frequency of giving.
  • Sets quality standards for donor services and stewardship.
  • Identifies funding needs with the CEO and Development Team via the annual budgeting process.
  • Oversees management of workplace giving campaigns including presence at presentations, managing trends in giving, and overseeing annual certification process.

 

Major and Planned Giving

  • Develops and implements strategies to meet major donor revenue goals and grow income on an annual basis through donor upgrades and new donor acquisition.
  • Works with team members to develop an annual campaign for major gifts, create donor benefits that strengthen relationships, attract new donors and increase support from current donors.
  • Provides support and direction to the CEO to identify potential new major gift prospects and cultivate current donors.
  • Cultivates and carries out solicitation strategies for prospective and current major donors.
  • Works with CEO, Board of Directors, and Management Team to identify capital/special projects for targeted fundraising requests (grants) beyond the scope of the annual fundraising plans.
  • Works with the Planned Giving Committee to create and implement a planned giving marketing plan to promote planned giving opportunities to donors and planned giving professionals.

 

Corporate and Foundation Relations

  • Develops and manages corporate and foundation grants program including the research, identification and proposal submittal to public foundations and corporations and ensures the creation of an annual grants submission and reporting calendar.
  • Maintains positive relations with foundations and corporate supporters.
  • Leads the development staff and members of the Board of Directors in securing sponsorships and other corporate gifts from businesses, corporations, and organizations for special events and projects.
  • Identifies appropriate benefits for corporate giving and ensures public recognition and stewardship of corporate supporters consistent with their expectations.
  • Ensures appropriate champions are identified within each company and provides regular communications to them as part of a formal stewardship plan.

 

Special Events & Third Party Fundraising Events

  • Works with CEO and Development staff to identify two to three key fundraising events each year.
  • Works with Development staff in developing event budgets, timelines, and materials.
  • Works with Development staff to develop comprehensive sponsorship packages with a range of benefits and price options.
  • Coordinates sponsorship solicitation process including distribution of materials, invoicing and ensuring sponsor benefits are provided at levels promised.
  • Works with Development staff to create a post-event analysis evaluating cost-effectiveness and event-specific metrics identified by the committee and/or board.
  • Creates and implements strategies with the Development Team which encourages community groups and individuals to raise funds and host in-kind drives/events for The Nova Scotia SPCA including maintaining an application, procedures for approval, and providing appropriate level of support.

 

Board Relations

  • Supports the CEO and Board of Directors in board gift solicitation and individual stewardship.
  • Works with individual Board Members to ensure that they are participating in the fundraising efforts of the organization as ambassadors, donors and stewards of The Nova Scotia SPCA
  • Maintains current documentation of board fundraising engagement which tracks personal donations, corporate support, event participation and key relationships with other funders.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in developing comprehensive fundraising programs and initiatives that include

annual and special events and major giving programs. Demonstrated ability to write grants.

  • Proficiency with donor software program/management (Raiser’s Edge preferred).
  • Exhibits strong attention to detail, ability to analyze information and is results driven.
  • Prior successful experience managing and securing major gifts and planned gifts in a non-profit environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills.
  • High ethics, initiative, and creativity.
  • Effective presentation and public speaking skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure while modeling professionalism to staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with the community and others,

including a culturally diverse general public, high-level corporate executives, internal and external customers, and volunteers.

  • Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) membership preferred
  • Possess a valid Nova Scotia Driver’s License, reliable transportation, and proof of current auto

insurance.

  • Must be in good physical and mental health with no allergic condition that might be aggravated

by exposure to animals.

  • Excellent working knowledge of software applications including Word, Access, Excel and Publisher. Must also have experience managing a donor database/software.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • This position requires a flexible schedule. Evenings and weekends may be required, must be willing to work a flexible schedule.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Physical ability to walk and/or stand on your feet throughout a normal workday required.
  • Physical ability to lift and carry 40 pounds regularly.
  • Working conditions include working alone, working outside in varying weather conditions, frequent interruptions, and some meetings.

HOURS OF WORK

Work responsibilities require a standard 40 hours per week plus additional overtime as required fulfilling the duties associated with the position.

 

Nova Scotia SPCA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants, regardless of gender, race, age, sexuality, or disability. The Society provides a competitive salary, benefit package and a rewarding work environment. Our office is located in Dartmouth. Interested applicants are asked to submit their resume and cover letter indicating salary expectations to emurphy@spcans.caIt is our intention to start reviewing resume’s on October 14, 2016 and to quickly start the interview process. However, as long as this job description remains posted it is an indication that the position has not been filled and we are still accepting resumes.

 

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Nova Scotia SPCA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants, regardless of gender, race, age, sexuality, or disability. SPCA provides a competitive salary and a rewarding work environment. Interested applicants are asked to submit their resume and cover letter indicating salary expectations to emurphy@spcans.ca.