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Job Number:  40122
Fund Development Manager - Southern Alberta
Job Posted: Thursday, 30 November 2017
Closing Date: Friday, 5 January 2018
(46 days ago)
The Rainbow Society of Alberta
Region: Calgary area Type: Full time
Location: Calgary Salary: (not entered)

This is a full-time position, based in Calgary, working out of your home office.  All equipment will be supplied.

Commencement Date:

The anticipated start date for this position is January 2018.  We will continue to entertain queries until the position is filled. 

The Organization:

The Rainbow Society of Alberta is a non-profit organization that has been granting wishes to Albertan children with a severe chronic or life-threatening illness since 1986.  For more information on the Society, please visit www.rainbowsociety.ab.ca.

Position Description:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Fund Development Manager for Southern Alberta is responsible for building and maintaining relationships to ensure continued economic growth and feasibility in the region.  Additionally, you will be responsible for the planning, execution, and growth of a portfolio of new and existing fundraising events. 


  • Seeking out (often transactional) donors who have capacity for larger support, including major gifts and planned gifts, and pursuing potential relationship opportunities with purpose.
  • Managing existing personal relationships with donors.
  • Identifying planned giving strategies and prospects, and increasing awareness of the organization.
  • Managing prospective and active fundraising events; including identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of new prospects and existing donors.
  • Coordinating and executing first-party and third-party fundraising events, both existing and new.
  • Recruit and manager volunteers as required for fundraising.
  • When required, engage and grow media presence of the Society and its events.
  • Engaging with the children and families in our Society upon initial meeting.
  • Understanding major gift fundraising, donor appreciation and retention, and relevant CRA legislation.
  • General office duties, including but not limited to: answering phones, bank deposits, ordering supplies, equipment management, and handling mail and enquiries.

Position Requirements:

  • Post-secondary degree in a relevant discipline, including Business, Marketing, Communications, and/or combination of education, experience and training acceptable to the Society.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience of direct fundraising in a charitable organization. Related knowledge or exposure to event fundraising is required.
  • Intermediate level of experience in complexities of major gifts, their nuances and resolutions. Knowledge of Canadian tax receipting guidelines is an asset.
  • Previous experience in philanthropy is an asset.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills, and a strong organizational ability are mandatory.
  • Ability to work competently in the Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat suite of products is an asset.
  • Familiarity with social media and contact management sites (e.g. Mailchimp) is an asset.
  • Strong interpersonal and social networking skills.
  • Ability to recruit, train, motivate, and encourage volunteers.
  • Must be able to work both independently and with a group.
  • Must be able to work nights/weekends as events require.
  • Must have own transportation.
  • Successful candidates must present a current, valid Police Information Check and Vulnerable Sector Check prior to commencement of employment.


  • Competitive wages based on experience.
  • Group insurance plan after probationary period.
  • Flexible working environment.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their cover letter and resume with salary expectations to Craig Hawkins, Executive Director, The Rainbow Society of Alberta, by email at .

No telephone calls, please.

Please note that all applicants must successfully pass a Police Security check, as well as a Child Intervention records check.

The Rainbow Society thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

How to Apply:
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Send resume and cover letter in PDF format via email only. No telephone calls or faxes, please.
Contact Details:
Craig Hawkins
The Rainbow Society of Alberta
Head Office - 6604 - 82 Avenue
Edmonton, AB, T6B 0E7

www:   www.rainbowsociety.ab.ca

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