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Job Number:  40896
Fund Development Coordinator
Job Posted: Monday, 8 January 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 19 January 2018
(90 days ago)
Schizophrenia Society of Alberta
Region: Southern Alberta Type: Full time
Location: Edmonton or Red Deer (Optional) Salary: (not entered)

Fund Development Coordinator

The Schizophrenia Society of Alberta (SSA) is a not-for-profit organization that improves quality-of-life and provides information and support programs for Albertans affected by schizophrenia. The Society also works to increase public awareness and understanding of schizophrenia while reducing stigma and discrimination due to this illness. SSA offers quality programs and services based out of our six branches throughout the province of Alberta. We are very proud of our three housing facilities that provide housing for people living with serious mental illness and at risk of homelessness.

The Schizophrenia Society of Alberta has an exciting career opportunity for a full-time Fund Development Coordinator. This position will report to the Executive Director, the Fund Development Coordinator is responsible for building and maintain relationships to ensure continued economic growth and feasibility in Alberta. Additionally, you will be responsible for the planning, execution and growth of a portfolio of new and existing fundraising events. This is a full-time position, based out of Red Deer or Edmonton.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Write and implement an effective Fund Development Plan to meet the mission and priorities of the organization. Develop strategies for individual giving (annual renewal campaign, special events), corporate sponsors, workplace giving, foundation giving, major gifts and capital funding.

  • Seeking out donors who have capacity for support and pursuing potential relationship opportunities.
  • Identifying planned giving strategies and prospects, and increasing awareness of the organization.
  • Work in collaboration with the provincial Executive Director to design, develop, manage and implement communications with current and potential donors.
  • Assist in development of the provincial Fund Development budget.
  • Work with the provincial Executive Director to identify, cultivate and steward individual donors, corporate sponsors, foundations, and Fund Development volunteers
  • Create consistent and effective materials (case story, brochures, press releases, website, etc.) to communicate SSA’s mission and impact to various constituencies.
  • 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.
  • Understanding major gift fundraising, donor appreciation and retention, and relevant CRA legislation.
  • Research and prepare grant and sponsorship opportunities for SSA.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • 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 5 years of experience in fund development and donor relations 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 essential.
  • 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. Constant Contact) is an asset.
  • Strong interpersonal and social networking skills.
  • Ability to recruit, train, motivate, and encourage volunteers.
  • Excited to connect with people and build personal relationships, using telephone and in person contact.
  • 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.

The Schizophrenia Society of Alberta offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.

If your skills and experience match the requirements of this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to Rubyann Rice, Provincial Executive Director – .

Closing date: January 5th, 2018

Only those applicants considered for an interview will be contacted. Please no phone calls.

For more information on the Society, please visit www.schizophrenia.ab.ca

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
If your skills and experience match the requirements of this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to Rubyann Rice, Provincial Executive Director.

Only those applicants considered for an interview will be contacted. Please no phone calls.
Contact Details:
Rubyann Rice
Schizophrenia Society of Alberta
www:   www.schizophrenia.ab.ca

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