Job Posting 72113

Development Officer, Strategic Partnerships
Edmonton Humane Society
Edmonton area
closes in 16 days (Wed, 30 Jun)
full time

Development Officer Strategic Partenerships

Full-Time, Permanent




The Edmonton Humane Society has been an animal welfare leader in the Edmonton community since 1907. We are a safe haven for the thousands of animals in our care each year. We play a key role in the Edmonton region by enriching the lives of people and their companion animals not only through our sheltering, but through our programs, services and community engagement.


The Role


As a member of the Fund Development team, the Development Officer, Strategic Partnerships creates, maintains, and grows individual donor and community support and revenue opportunities with a focus on stakeholder relationships, recognition and sustainability. 


This position reports to the Director, Donor and Stakeholder Relations and is responsible for individual giving and donor development, stewardship and acknowledgement of major gifts, corporate partnerships and sponsorships, and naming opportunities.


The ideal candidate will find success in this position by employing a passionate and committed approach to fund development practice and embrace engagement with a variety of stakeholders. 


Key Roles & Responsibilities


Individual Giving and Donor Development

  • Determine overall direction, short and long-term strategy and initiatives for donor participation, fundraising and stewardship
  • Increase revenue through individual gifts and identifying new donor prospects
  • Research and identify best practices and trends in individual giving and donor development and implement these strategies to meet overall department goals


Corporate Partnership and Sponsorship

  • Develop a strategy for Identification and implementation of new corporate partnerships
  • Increase sponsor participation in signature and major third-party fundraising events


Naming Opportunities

  • Reconciliation of the current naming opportunity program and Identification of new naming opportunities
  • Increased focus on and coordination of existing naming programs to recognize donor contribution


Education & Experience


  • Certificate, diploma or degree in a related field (e.g., fund development, business, marketing, communications, public relations, social sciences)
  • Proven track record in fund development including 5+ years of experience in non-profit
  • Knowledge, experience or training in donor relations, fundraising and sponsorship
  • Event management is an asset as is familiarity with a donor database such as Raiser’s Edge
  • Direct interaction and relationship building with donors and volunteers to achieve successful outcomes

Skills & Abilities


In addition to building and maintaining positive stakeholder relationships, this position requires the ability to exercise tact, good judgment, confidentiality and discretion while upholding high standards of performance and accountability in a multi-tasking environment.  Strong planning, organizational and project management skills are necessary, as well as the ability to work independently and as part of a team.




Compensation: EHS offers a competitive Not-For-Profit compensation package which includes a comprehensive benefits package, and a strong work-life balance.


Hours: 40 hours a week; however, is expected to work hours as required to fulfill department responsibilities and some evenings and weekends may be required.


How to Apply


Qualified candidates may submit their cover letter, resume and salary expectations to .

The Edmonton Humane Society is an equal opportunity employer and we thank all applicants for submitting their resume. However, only those candidates considered for employment will be contacted.


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