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Job Number:  45002
Fund Development Officer
Job Posted: Tuesday, 29 May 2018
Closing Date: Thursday, 28 June 2018
(88 days ago)
Children's Hearing and Speech Centre of BC
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: $60000 - $65000 Annually

Children’s Hearing & Speech Centre of BC is a non-profit organization serving the individual needs of children who are deaf and hard of hearing from birth to grade 12. Founded in 1963, the Centre is committed to teaching the children how to listen and talk, giving them the skills to participate fully and successfully in the mainstream of life.


To support our program goals, we are looking for a Fund Development Officer to join our team as the catalyst for maintaining and growing the charitable dollars needed to fund our mission through cultivating community and donor relationships.


Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Development Officer is a skilled professional competent in managing a diverse portfolio including grant identification and application, special event planning, writing donor and annual reports, and donor-centred events and activity coordination. The Development Officer leads the Centre in cultivating and stewarding vital relationships with new and annual gift planning donors, friends and volunteers.


The ideal candidate will represent the Centre in a professional, credible and compelling manner.



  • Write, research and prepare proposals and submissions for grants and donations; successfully receives targeted grants and donations
  • Develop impact reports
  • Fundraising planning and implementation
  • Donor relationships and management
  • Creation and management of specific campaigns
  • Marketing and communications planning and implementation
  • Securing corporate sponsorship


Fund Development


  • Works with the ED to assess funding needs, working toward yearly fundraising goals, and solicits funds to meet those goals
  • Develops a program for the identification, cultivation and solicitation of existing and prospective individual, business, foundation and other major supporters in consultation with the Executive Director
  • Issues tax receipts for all donations and gifts, and prepares campaign and event based fundraising letters and approaches
  • Prepares and submits written, financial, and statistical data for grant applications and maintains all final reports and schedules
  • Compiles reports on fundraising activities and ensures that reporting schedules are maintained for funding agencies
  • Reports to the ED on fundraising activities
  • Prepares and assists with written applications as assigned by the ED
  • Coordinates and provides support to volunteers involved in fundraising activities
  • Meets or exceeds annual fundraising targets


Community Engagement and Events


  • Educates the community on the mission, vision and value of the Centre and its programs
  • Creates awareness of the opportunity for volunteers and donations
  • Contributes to the planning, organization and execution of the annual fundraising activities
  • Strategizes fundraising events to assist in meeting targets including yearly campaigns
  • Plans, prioritizes and coordinates fundraising and stewardship events of various types in consultation with staff
  • Secures sponsors and liaises with external organizations and suppliers for hosting of events
  • Ensures the necessary facilities, equipment and materials are available
  • Assists with all enquiries and coordination for facility and venue rentals
  • Assists in the coordination of volunteers and assistants to help produce and deliver all aspects of events and supporting materials




Education and Experience


  • University degree or professional certification in fundraising or related business discipline; and
  • Three to five years of experience in revenue development, grant writing, annual giving, project management or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Skills and Attributes


  • Proven ability to interact with varied stakeholders and prospective donors, including senior level business and community leaders
  • Aptitude for budgeting, forecasting and ongoing fundraising analysis
  • An understanding and connection to the local philanthropic community
  • Ability and success to proactively find and secure funding
  • Knowledge of strategic & operational planning, budgeting, and financial analysis
  • Proven ability to set and accomplish goals and objectives, establish priorities with minimal direction
  • Superior interpersonal skills with strong verbal & written communication skills:
  • Proven relationship management skills with donors and volunteers
  • Goal-oriented, resilient and creative when faced with shifting challenges and opportunities
  • Intimate knowledge of eTapestry, Raisers Edge, GiftTool, Auction Tracker and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Expertise in the area of revenue development




  • A competitive not-for-profit salary with extended health benefits and pension
  • An opportunity to work with a team making advances in listening and spoken language education for children with hearing loss
  • Opportunity to learn, grow and take on additional responsibility
  • Ability to work remotely


How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Resume and covering letter to Christina Coad, Executive Director via email.
Contact Details:
Christina Coad
Children's Hearing and Speech Centre of BC
3575 Kaslo Street
Vancouver, BC, V5M 3H4

Tel: 6044370255
Fax: 6044370260
www:   www.childrenshearing.ca

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