The Today Family Violence Help Centre provides a single point of entry to comprehensive services for those impacted by family violence in Edmonton and area. The Today Centre uses an integrated service delivery model which requires partnerships with service providers to ensure a collaborative, coordinated community response for those impacted by family violence.
We are currently looking for an experienced individual to fill a full-time Community Engagement Specialist position to start immediately.
With the support of the Executive Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following:
- Develop and nurture relationships with established and new donors to maximize donor potential
- Develop and implement a viable framework or work plan for effectively networking and building relationships with individuals, businesses, Board, staff and volunteers
- Make recommendations for fundraising and donor initiatives, including special events, and oversees planning
- Develop and implement viable and sustainable strategies to meet or exceed funding operational and wage targets on an annual basis
- Obtain and maintain corporate sponsorship to increase fundraising proceeds and promote awareness
- Supervise communication activities and staff while providing leadership for all aspects of fund development activities, including the coordination and participation in events to promote the organization
- Oversee the development, co-ordination and implementation of all special events, including, but not limited to, recognition events, cheque presentations, related site tours, third-party fundraising events
- Prepare event and campaign projections regarding budget and anticipated revenues for review by the Executive Director
- Create and oversee working groups (staff/volunteers) to undertake the development, implementation, and follow through for special events
- Ensure all fundraising and donor activities are conducted in accordance with current regulatory requirements, legislative requirements, The Today Centre Policies and Procedures, and the Association of Fundraisers Code of Ethics and Conduct
- Deliver presentations and solicits financial support from local clubs, service groups, churches, businesses, etc.
The ideal candidate would possess the following qualifications:
- Minimum post-secondary degree related to marketing, public relations, communications, or business is preferred. Other qualifications combining related education and progressively responsible work experience will be considered.
- Minimum of 3 years’ experience in fund development with expertise and knowledge of diverse fundraising programs and strategies;
- Successful development and leadership of operational campaigns;
- Demonstrated experience organizing special events;
- Knowledge of local community investors (individuals and businesses);
- Demonstrated understanding of philanthropy and the not-for-profit sector;
- Experience supervising staff and monitoring program activities;
- Proven excellent written and oral communication skills;
- Experience in drafting investor e-newsletter and other correspondence;
- Fluent in the use of Microsoft Office software, Mail Chimp and social media platforms;
- Strong database experience is essential. Must have a strong ability to analyse data and use information to advance fund development program forward;
- Exceptional time management skills with the ability to meet strict deadlines and manage multiple priorities simultaneously;
- Willingness to work flexible and varied hours, including occasional evenings and weekends as required;
- Must have a current Class 5 Alberta Government Operators Licence and reliable vehicle;
- CFRE certification or membership in the Association of Fundraising Professionals is an asset;
- Police Security Clearance check and Children Services Intervention Record check