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Job Number:  39021
Senior Manager, Partnerships + Philanthropy
Job Posted: Thursday, 19 October 2017
Closing Date: Sunday, 10 December 2017
(44 days ago)
Minerva BC
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: (not entered)

Position: Senior Manager, Partnerships & Philanthropy
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer  
Location: Vancouver, BC 


Minerva BC is a non-profit organization dedicated to elevating the visibility, influence and contributions of women and girls in BC. Since 1999, we have helped more than 3,000 women and girls make profound, lasting life changes. From engagement with business, to education awards, and culturally relevant programming delivered in partnership with Aboriginal communities, Minerva is changing the face of leadership in BC. www.theminervafoundation.com         



Are you passionate about gender equality and advancing the leadership potential of women and girls? Minerva BC is seeking a Senior Manager of Partnerships & Philanthropy to drive major gifts, plan and execute fundraising events, and initiate campaigns and corporate donor stewardship. This is a hands-on fundraising role that reports directly to the CEO.



  • Create and implement a strategic plan and resource development strategy to advance a $1.3M fundraising portfolio inclusive of corporate partnerships, major gifts, signature events, and community giving to support Minerva BC programs
  • Provide leadership and mentorship to Partnerships & Alumnae Manager to cultivate and solicit major gifts, increase individual monthly giving and multi-year donations, and implement alumnae engagement program
  • Manage funder relationships, identify high value corporate prospects and foundations, conduct one-on-one meetings, and inspire new partners to meet annual revenue goals
  • Act as the primary writer for corporate and foundation grants, steward a grant calendar, and communicate with donors and partners on progress and impact
  • Develop and implement donor stewardship strategies that fulfill donors’ interests and passions, thereby securing, retaining and growing gifts
  • Support marketing and communications content development to deliver compelling brand story and promote stakeholder engagement
  • Conceptualize and coordinate signature fundraising events to build community and connect donors with their impact: manage event budget, logistics, invitations, publicity and sponsorship opportunities
  • Work collaboratively with the Partnerships & Alumnae Manager to develop and execute an annual giving campaign calendar, a donor recognition plan and a planned giving program


  • A post-secondary degree or equivalent experience in any of the following areas: business, fundraising, education, community development and/or political science
  • 5-7 years of experience in a donor relations or fundraising role for a charity or non-profit organization with success in donor communications and proposal development
  • Experience in leading fundraising activities, events and initiating effective fundraising/sponsorship strategies and programs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with high degree of comfort in making presentations to donors and soliciting gifts
  • Self-motivated, results-oriented and able to lead and mentor others
  • Experience working in a cross-cultural environment, stewarding relationships with Indigenous communities and leaders an asset
  • Experience with DonorPerfect, Mail Chimp, social media and other communications tools an asset
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please submit a resume and cover letter (including your salary requirements) in Word or PDF, to the attention of:
Jen Murtagh, CEO
Contact Details:
Minerva BC
111 west hastings st
Vancouver, BC, V6B 1H4

Tel: (604) 683-7635
www:   theminervafoundation.com/

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