Job Posting 73816

Fund Development & Community Engagement Officer
Pacific Immigrant Resources Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closed 2 days ago (Fri, 17 Sep)
full time  •  47,000 - 48,500

Pacific Immigrant Resources Society (PIRS) is a community-based, non-profit organization serving immigrant and refugee women and their young children since 1975. PIRS is seeking a Fund Development and Community Engagement Officer to build our capacity to deliver quality programs that meet the emerging needs of immigrant and refugee women and their families. The ideal candidate will be an innovative, strategic, and collaborative leader who brings a sophisticated understanding of fundraising, campaign management, technology, and has a passion for our mission.

The Fund Development and Community Engagement Officer will provide strategic direction and leadership of all fundraising activities. As part of the leadership team, the Officer will participate in short- and long-term strategic and operational planning for the organization during a period of significant change. This position reports to the Executive Director.

Duties and Responsibilities

Fundraising, Grant Writing, and Donor Relations

  • Design and lead the implementation of multi-faceted fundraising goals and plans including major gifts, corporate grants and partnerships, grant writing, corporate campaigns, annual gifts, special events, endowment, planned giving, online and direct mail, and other issue-specific campaigns
  • Develop and implement effective donor cultivation, recognition, and stewardship strategies

Fundraising Team Development

  • Coach and mentor PIRS board and staff to enhance their fundraising skills
  • Identify, recommend and implement policies, practices, and processes for resource development efficiency, clarity, and accountability

Public Relations, Marketing, and Communications

  • Work across teams to integrate a strong understanding of the purpose, urgency, effectiveness, and impact of our programs for which funds are being raised
  • Support and provide leadership to organization-wide campaigns that grow financial support for program areas
  • Manage internal and external communication channels

Strategic and Budget Planning

  • Develop and implement annual and long-term business and operational fundraising plans that align with and support the organization’s strategic directions and revenue need
  • Develop, monitor, and report on the fundraising budgets that align with strategic priorities


  • University degree or equivalent professional experience, plus a demonstrated ongoing commitment to professional development
  • Significant and progressive professional fundraising experience, including a proven track record in major gift fundraising, donor stewardship, and donor and volunteer engagement
  • Awareness of and experience with implementation of industry-specific best practices
  • Experience working with board members, senior volunteers, and program experts to engage them effectively with identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major donors
  • Previous experience as part of an organizational leadership team
  • Excellent leadership and management skills, and experience setting goals and targets
  • Works collaboratively with staff, with the ability to coach and manage staff to ensure they grow in their roles and achieve desired results
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to motivate, challenge, and support volunteers and staff who are engaged in major gift fundraising
  • Strong communication skills, including superior writing and oral presentation skills
  • Knowledge of the Non-Profit sector and CRA fundraising rules and guidelines
  • Strong business acumen and financial literacy
  • Knowledge and experience with database systems such as Keela, e-Tapestry or Salesforce
  • A commitment to and passion for issues facing immigrant and refugee women and their families; experience with a women’s organization addressing issues with a deeply gendered lens would be an asset
  • CFRE designation is considered an asset
  • Passion for inclusivity and diversity, and interest in being part of a multicultural team is an asset
  • Possession of non-judgmental and genuinely positive attitudes (culture, religion, sexuality, special needs) and freedom from stereotypes
  •  Attitudes and values compatible with the goals and philosophy of PIRS

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