Job Posting 68467

Manager of Fund Development
Pacifica Housing
Vancouver Island & Coastal areas, Victoria
closed 7 days ago (Wed, 24 Feb)
full time

Position Title:  Manager of Fund Development                Position: Full Time, Permanent     


Pay Range: Commensurate with experience                      Location: Victoria, BC


Department: Communications & Fund Development 


Reports to:  Director of Administrative Services


How to apply: Please send your resume & cover letter to by February 24th, 2021 at 4pm.


Organizational Focus:

Pacifica Housing Advisory Association (Pacifica Housing) has been providing safe and affordable homes for almost 35 years and is one of the largest non-profit housing providers on Vancouver Island. As a charitable organization, Pacifica Housing's vision is better lives through affordable homes and community connections. Our mission is to be a leading innovative provider of affordable homes and support services that contribute to the independence of individuals and families. 

Pacifica Housing is a rapidly growing organization dedicated to meeting the housing and support needs of our community. As such, we are committed to building up our fast-growing team with a culture that supports and drives our people and reinforces our team with caring, responsible innovators. Pacifica owns and/or operates 38 properties in addition to a number of programs. The annual budget is approximately $21M and the total staff complement is around 150 employees.

Pacifica is proud to be a Certified Living Wage Employer by The Living Wage for Families Campaign. A living wage is defined as the hourly amount a family needs to cover basic expenses and is calculated based on the cost of living for that region. Providing a Living Wage is beneficial to the economy, community and employees.


Primary Objectives:


The Manager of Fund Development supports efforts to achieve strategic priorities through fundraising and obtaining grants by engaging donors, staff, and the broader community in the vision and mission of the organization. This position works with all departments and levels of staff in the organization ensure the goals of the organization are met. The Manager of Fund Development will use excellent interpersonal skills, and experience in fundraising to make a difference in the lives of the clients Pacifica serves.


Key responsibilities:


  1. Fund Development
  • Prepare, implement and report on the Society's fund development plan
  • Research foundation, corporate and government funding sources and prepare grant applications
  • Maintain accurate records of grants and ensure that reports are prepared and submitted
  • Accept and record donations in the donor database reconciling funds received with Finance records.
  • Produce monthly, quarterly and other reports on fund development progress
  • Assist in setting annual donor targets and ensuring they are met
  • Manage all electronic and paper files in accordance with CRA rules and regulations.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and laws
  • Manage all aspects of special events
  • Ensure that philanthropy and fund development are carried out in accordance with Pacifica Housing's vision, mission, values and policies
  • Maintain current knowledge of legislation, technology, and strategies that are related to fund development
  • Represent Pacifica Housing to donors, prospects, and the community


  1. Donor Cultivation and Relationship Management
  • Manage the stewarding of potential, current and past donors and partners
  • Act as point of contact for donors, foundations, and other community partners
  • Maintain information in the donor database
  • Create and recommend effective recognition and stewardship program for donors; develop a plan to cultivate existing and pursue new donors
  • Seek and manage partnerships with local, provincial and/or national businesses and organizations in support of Pacifica Housing's tenants and programs
  • Work with staff to identify, cultivate and solicit new donors and promote positive community relations
  • Collaborate with the Communications Manager to create communication materials including media materials, brochures, reports and special events materials
  • Manage donor correspondence including direct mail appeals, thank you letters and other correspondence as required



 Qualifications (minimum Education and Experience requirements):

Note: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.


  • Diploma or Degree in Marketing, Fundraising, Business Administration or a related field
  • CFRE or similar designation is an asset



  • Two to four years of direct fundraising experience
  • Experience fund development in excess of $300,000 annually
  • Experience using donor management software


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential
  • Proven ability to analyze, plan, initiate and complete projects and events
  • Highly proficient in MS Office programs including Word, Outlook and Excel
  • Proficient in Windows Explorer and database management
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Time management


Additional Criteria for Role:

  • Completion of a Criminal Record Check with the Vulnerable Sector is required before employment commences.
  • Flexibility in work hours is required as there may be occasional evening and weekend work required for special events


Behavioral Competencies Assigned to the Role:

Core Competencies

Caring: Intermediate

Creative: Intermediate

Responsible: Expert


Role-Specific Competencies

Communication: Expert

Initiative: Expert

Relationship Building: Expert


Pacifica Housing is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our organization are encouraged to apply.

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