Reports to: CEO or her delegate
Term: Fixed Term to March 31, 2023
Closing Date: Open until filled
Location: Gatineau, QC
The Fundraising and Community Engagement Specialist will work with the CEO to help build a strong team to make a significant difference in NWAC’s future revenue generation.
Together, you will lead the initiative to operationalize NWAC and its registered charity associated with NWAC into a stable source of revenue that will support NWAC’s mission and goals for Indigenous women and girls.
Under the general direction of the CEO, and working in close collaboration with other members of Senior Management, you will help develop, manage, and grow a portfolio of corporate, foundation and individual donors. You will help plan and execute engagement strategies that result in both supporter retention and increased giving, while working to identify significant new qualified leads. Further, with the CEO, you may serve as a spokesperson for NWAC fundraising activities.
You will also help to develop a fundraising strategy that will foster a work environment focused on major gifts, be national in scope, innovative and accountable. It will include a base of individual donors, but will primarily focus on annual gifts giving. You will also develop efficient stewardship strategies to maximize lifetime value and to ensure that the NWAC’s fundraising portfolio is designed to garner community support and engagement to enable and expand NWAC’s mission.
Our NWAC team is organized to maximize collaboration, information exchange, as well as efficiency. We are looking at various approaches to organize our teams and foster a great workplace environment, and as such we are open to hearing about your experiences and ideas to ensure we achieve our team objectives as efficiently as possible.
· University degree in Marketing, Communications or Business Administration or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
· Minimum of 5 years’ experience in fundraising and donor relations.
· Experience in executing multi-year planned giving campaign.
· Experience in recommending and leading the process to implement a donor data management system.
· Experience with annual work planning and budgeting activities.
· Experience using Raiser’s Edge, eTapestry, DonorPerfect or other donor data management system.
· Experience with the development of a gift recognition strategy.
· Knowledge of how to plan and execute annual and major donor cultivation events, major gifts campaigns, and hosting NWAC guests and donor meetings, as required.
· Knowledge of how to manage relevant revenue and expense budgets and provide regular cash flow forecasts.
· Ability to recruit, train and motivate a high performing fundraising staff.
· Ability to serve as the spokesperson for NWAC fundraising activities.
· Ability to manage a fast-paced and varied workload, including multiple projects and deadlines.
· Ability to think strategically and act proactively.
· Ability to set goals and meet goals.
· Strong research and analytical skills.
· Demonstrated success managing and forging relationships with a wide range of supporters and service providers.
· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including proficiency in public speaking and presentations.
· Strong team player who is able to set goals and meet deadlines.
· Reliable, attentive to details and outcomes, and respectful of the confidentiality required around donor information.
· Research potential donors to gain insight into needs, beliefs and donation habits to understand how to position our organization to them;
· Undertake special projects or other tasks as assigned by the Director of Advancement;
· Create marketing materials, like flyers and brochures, to be used for the promotion of events and other fundraising pushes;
· Respond to routine requests for information, documentation and clarification with tact and discretion primarily via e-mail;
· Establish work priorities in consultation with the Director of Advancement on a weekly basis;
· Analyze the performance of events and other fundraising activities for effectiveness and to identify areas where money can be saved;
· Collaborate with other organizations and groups within the community to build partnerships and enhance fundraising activities;
· Report and document outcomes of such special projects or tasks;
· Build upon existing donor relationships and form new donor relationships on a regular basis;
· Work with the CFO and CEO and other NWAC management, as required;
· Raise funds for our cause and regularly meet or surpass fundraising targets;
· Assist in brainstorming and creating new methods to raise funds for NWAC;
· Maintain complete and orderly records of donors and manage regular donor communications.
NWAC strives to be an employer that properly resources and supports all employees with a conviction to place the employee’s health and happiness along with her family first. To that end NWAC, endeavors to provide a safe and secure workplace with various support mechanisms and operational flexibility.
Preference will be given to First Nations, Metis, Inuit and women and gender diverse of Indigenous ancestry, please self-identify.
Interviews may be held in person or by video conference.
We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Accommodations will be provided at all stages of the hiring process. We ask applicants to make their needs known in advance.
Job Types: Full-time, Fixed term contract
Contract length: 9 months
Salary: $60,000.00 per year
- Bachelor's Degree (required)
- Fundraising: 5 years (required)
- donor data management system: 1 year (preferred)