Job Posting 70559

Director of Partnerships
Mission Possible
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 3 days (Fri, 14 May)
full time - term / contract  •  $25.44-$31.25/hour, commensurate upon experience.

About Mission Possible

Mission Possible is a non-profit organization and social enterprise located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. We support individuals challenged by homelessness, poverty, addiction, mental illness, and other barriers to employment to achieve a renewed sense of dignity and purpose through meaningful work. Through our Employment Readiness Program, and our social enterprises, MP Maintenance & MP Neighbours, we equip our program participants with the skills, confidence, and support they need to rejoin the workforce and rebuild a self-sustaining livelihood for themselves.


Position Type

  • Full time
  • 18-month contract (maternity leave replacement)

Job Summary:

Tenacious. Empowering. Supportive. Humble. Compassionate. These are Mission Possible’s core values, and we’re looking for someone who also holds these values to join our incredible team as our Director of Partnerships.


The Director of Partnerships will be responsible for overseeing the strategic planning, implementation, and execution of all fundraising and communications initiatives for Mission Possible, including donor engagement, stewardship, grants, events, marketing, and public relations. This is an 18-month maternity leave coverage position.


Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Developing and executing the fundraising and communications strategies for the organization
  • Leads, mentors, and elevates the members of the Development Team, which consists of 4-7 tenacious individuals
  • Manages all aspects of donor acquisition and engagement, including monthly donors, individual giving, grants and foundations, legacy giving, major donors, and corporate and financial community partnerships 
  • Manages all aspects of communications and marketing for the organization
  • Research and initiate new development, media, and other PR opportunities to expand Mission Possible’s public profile and donor base
  • Ensures the branding and messaging of the organization are consistent with Mission Possible’s values, voice, and mission
  • Coordinates and manages the Mission Possible Gala, any additional signature events, as well as third party fundraising events
  • Works together with the Fundraising Committee and Gala Committee 



  • 5+ years of experience in fund development, with some experience in a management role
  • Knowledge of strategic and operational planning
  • Aptitude for budgeting, forecasting and ongoing fundraising analysis
  • Strong leadership qualities to quickly establish trust, respect and buy-in amongst stakeholders, donors, and staff
  • Experience managing social media accounts, newsletters, and curating print materials for a non-profit organization an asset
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships with donors and supporters, and to connect with individuals of diverse abilities and  backgrounds
  • Demonstrated project and time management skills along with strong attention to detail
  • Superior computer skills, including Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and fundraising database experience
  • Ability to work independently and within a team and deliver confidently under pressure
  • Knowledge of and compassion for the complex challenges and demographic of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside an asset
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is an asset

Working Conditions:

The Director of Partnerships will report to the Executive Director, and will work closely with other members of the Leadership Team, the Development Team, and other Mission Possible staff. They will interact with donors of all levels, community partners, volunteers, and program participants. Much work will take place in the Mission Possible office (as per pandemic safety protocols), and require a great deal of multi-tasking, efficiency, and flexibility. Some off-site work may occur, including photo and video shoots, donor meetings, and donation pick-ups.

Key benefits

  • Three week's vacation to start
  • Organization-paid life and extended health benefits after 90 days
  • RRSP matching after 90 days
  • Professional development opportunities

COVID-19 precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Plastic shield at work stations
  • Temperature screenings
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind.

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