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Job Details

Job Number:  50950
Director of Development
Job Posted: Friday, 11 January 2019
Closing Date: Sunday, 10 February 2019
(38 days ago)
Terra Centre
Region: Edmonton area Type: Full time
Location: Edmonton Salary: (not entered)

Mission          Empowering Teen Parents to Succeed

Vision             Teen Parent Families Thrive and Enrich our Community

Job ID:            19-003TERRA


As a non-profit organization that has been serving pregnant and parenting teens in Edmonton for over 48 years, Terra is recognized for its leadership, innovation and collaboration.  Annually more than 1,000 young parents and their children benefit from a comprehensive range of services. Through the compassionate work of the staff, we help parents and children to develop and reach their full potential by recognizing and responding to their unique and individual needs.   Terra Centre staff are guided by the Code of Honour which supports, respects, and celebrates our families and staff (https://terracentre.ca/what-is-terra/careers/).  If you share our values and support our mission and vision please consider joining our team.


For over 12 years, Terra has been intentionally building relationships with individuals, corporations and the greater community. Given the success of these engagement activities over the past number of years, the agency is expanding and seeking a seasoned professional, a Director to strategically develop and lead initiatives related to building the financial capacity of the organization. 


This position will report to the Executive Director and will supervise the following 4 departments; Fund Development, Volunteer Services, Communications, and Community Engagement.


The position will play a significant role in setting the strategic direction and providing overall leadership to these departments including donor cultivation, endowment, campaign development, and event planning.  The Director will also research and launch new initiatives that bring forth additional resources contributing to sustainability.


This position will appeal to an experienced professional who is inspired by the mission of Terra, and who enjoys a diverse range of responsibilities. Essential to the success of the position is the willingness and aptitude to work as part of a team and ability to thrive in a dynamic environment where opportunities are seized and challenges are met positively.


What you will gain: You will join a dynamic team and an organization that has significant impact across our community.  You will see the difference your work makes every day!


This is a full time position (37.5 hours per week) and is flexible to meet the needs of the position and agency. This may include working occasional evenings and weekends.


Key Responsibilities

  • Grow and diversify the financial base
  • Provide strategic planning, implementation and integration of development programs and activities
  • Oversee and participate in development activities including annual, major, and estate giving
  • Prepare professional and customized proposals, reports and communications for individual and corporate donors and stakeholders
  • Manage a portfolio of donors and other significant relationships
  • Create monthly statistical reports using a variety of tools, demonstrating outcomes and trends
  • Design workflow processes and policies that increase effectiveness and efficiencies and that complement the strategic plan
  • Direct supervision of staff


  • Degree in Business/ CFRE certification, or an acceptable combination of education and progressively responsible experience
  • Minimum 7 years of Director experience in business/partnership development, with expertise and knowledge of diverse funding strategies including annual, corporate and planned giving and major gifts
  • Strong supervisor skills with ability to coach and lead.
  • Strong database experience is essential; Raisers Edge experience is an asset. Must have a proven ability to analyze data and use information to advance goals.
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Commitment and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Experience related to business and partnership development
  • Professional decorum with a high level of tact and interpersonal skills; ability to network and engage with a wide range of stakeholders representing Terra
  • Excellence in writing/delivering proposals
  • Ability to collect and analyze data to drive decision-making
  • Works well both independently and collaboratively as part of a team,
  • Leadership: positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization
  • Ability to successfully juggle multiple projects with tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit to strengthen financial position of the organization;  
  • Exceptional planning skills: ability to identify vision and strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement action plans and evaluate the process and results
  • Commitment to working in a socially inclusive environment responding with sensitivity and personal awareness to diverse needs

Other requirements:

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
  • Clear Criminal Record Check and Child Intervention Check dated within 30 days of commencement
  • Personal vehicle and valid class 5 driver’s license is required

We are an equal opportunity and non-discriminatory employer and recognize the importance of a diverse workforce.  We welcome all qualified applicants.


Salary:  Upon completion of the probationary period, we offer a comprehensive, competitive, extended health benefits package including RRSP contribution.  Please state salary expectations in cover letter.


Closing Date: Until Suitable Candidate is Found

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
To apply for this opportunity, please email your résumé and cover letter to Human Resources. No phone calls; please direct any questions to the email listed.

Please include the Director of Development in the Subject Line of the email. Please state salary expectations in cover letter.
Contact Details:
Violet Poon
Edmonton Human Resources Cluster

www:   terracentre.ca/

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