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Job Number:  39022
Manager of Development & Community Engagement
Job Posted: Thursday, 19 October 2017
Closing Date: Thursday, 30 November 2017
(54 days ago)
The KidSafe Project Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: (not entered)

The KidSafe Project Society’s mission is to provide nurturing safe havens for vulnerable inner-city children when schools are traditionally closed. Founded in 1993, KidSafe supports over 450 children and youth annually by providing them with essential continuance of care services when school is closed. Each weekday of school break, KidSafe provides vulnerable children with nutritious meals, support and supervision from caring adult staff, and developmental activities and field-trips absolutely free of charge. Through the provision of these services, we work toward our vision that all children live in a safe community with the inspiration and support they deserve to become healthy, contributing citizens.


KidSafe currently has a full-time opportunity for a Manager of Development and Community Engagement. This position reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for the development and stewardship of diverse revenue streams and the building of strategic community alliances.





  • Overseeing the organization’s fundraising strategy; evaluating successes and challenges; recommending and implementing improvements
  • Providing leadership and engaging in all aspects of the donor cycle, from prospecting to cultivation, to solicitation and stewardship
  • Preparing and delivering complex written and verbal funding proposals and reports for diverse audiences
  • Overseeing KidSafe’s signature annual fundraising event, the Golf for KidSafe Tournament
  • Providing leadership to professional volunteers engaged in the fundraising process
  • Developing strategic partnerships
  • Managing relationships with major donors

Marketing & Communications:

  • Creating, editing, and publishing content for a variety of marketing channels
  • Participating in third-party fundraising events; assessing benefits and risks of participation
  • Creating opportunities for community engagement in KidSafe’s work
  • Speaking at events and meetings to raise the profile of the KidSafe Project, articulating the organization’s vision, and case for support

Additional responsibilities:

  • Supervising fundraising staff
  • Creating and monitoring KidSafe’s annual revenue budget and fundraising expense budget
  • Leading Fundraising Committee meetings, in coordination with the volunteer Committee Chair
  • Regularly updating donor database
  • Working cooperatively with the administrative team on gift processing procedures


  • University degree in a related field or significant experience and training in a related field
  • Minimum 5 years of professional fundraising experience
  • Experience managing staff and volunteers
  • Excellent budgeting and risk management skills
  • Proven capacity to raise funds, and to engage volunteers and stakeholders in fundraising efforts
  • Experience working in the non-profit sector preferred

This is a full-time, permanent position working 37.5 hours per week, with occasional evenings and weekends. An ideal candidate can start asap, however the posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and cover letter with salary expectations to . Cover letters must speak to the following points:

1) What interests you in KidSafe?
2) What size of revenue budget have you been responsible for in the past?
3) What has been your experience managing staff?

We would like to thank everyone who responds; only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls or visits, please.
Contact Details:
The KidSafe Project Society
c/o Queen Alexandra Elementary
1300 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC, V5N 1V6
www:   www.kidsafe.ca

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