Job Posting 88567

Director, Philanthropy
Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC)
Work From Home - Ottawa area, Hull area
120 Promenade du Portage, Gatineau, Quebec
closed 5 days ago (Fri, 25 Nov)
full time  •  Between $90,000 and $120,000

The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is a National Indigenous Organization representing the political voice of Indigenous women and girls in Canada. Incorporated in 1974, NWAC works to advance the social, political, and cultural well-being and equality of Indigenous women through advocacy, education, research and policy.


This exciting opportunity aims to make a difference in the lives of Indigenous women, Two-Spirit and gender diverse people in Canada and around the world.  


Profile sought

NWAC is seeking a deeply motivated and highly skilled professional who will take ownership of NWAC’s Philanthropy initiative and build a strong team to make a significant difference in NWAC’s future revenue generation. You will lead the initiative to operationalize the registered charity associated with NWAC (Indigenous Women’s Fund of Canada) into a vibrant and trusted charity that will support NWAC’s mission and goals for Indigenous women and girls. This person shall be innovative, accountable, think strategically, act proactively and share the NWAC’s values.


NWAC value diversity, sharing, adaptability and a willingness to learn


Functions, expectations and benefits


In collaboration with the CEO, and working in close collaboration with other members of Senior Management, the future Director, Philanthropy will be responsible for the management of annual growth of philanthropic resources.  



This is a leader who:

  • Develop a philanthropy strategy that will foster a work environment focused on major gifts.
  • Create, manage, and grow a portfolio of corporate, foundation and association donors.
  • Plan and execute proven engagement and recognition strategies that result in both supporter retention and increased giving.
  • Work in close collaboration with the CEO to identify significant new qualified leads.
  • Serve as the spokesperson for NWAC philanthropic activities.
  • Plan and execute major donor cultivation events, major gifts campaigns, and hosting NWAC guests and donor meetings.
  • Manage relevant revenue and expense budgets and provide regular forecasts.
  • Recruit, train and motivate a high performing fundraising staff.
  • Have the ability to manage a fast-paced and varied workload, including multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Demonstrate success managing and forging relationships with a wide range of supporters and service providers.


This person shall have:

  • University degree in fundraising or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of seven years’ experience in philanthropy and donor relations.
  • Experience in executing planned giving campaign.
  • Experience in using, recommending and leading the process to implement a donor data management system.
  • Experience with annual work planning and budgeting activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet annually agreed revenue targets.
  • Strong research and analytical skills.
  • Experience working with NGOs, interest groups or grassroots organizations.
  • Experience working with Indigenous peoples, groups or organizations would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of key issues impacting Indigenous women and girls in Canada and internationally would be an asset.
  • Fluency in English - Bilingualism (English and French) is a strong asset.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including proficiency in public speaking and presentations.
  • Reliable, attentive to details and outcomes, and respectful of the confidentiality required around donor information.


All in a context of:

  • A collaborative and efficient work environment.
  • A solid and competent team with a strong commitment to the cause.
  • A salary between $90,000 and $120,000, depending on the qualification and experience.
  • A comprehensive and generous benefits package, including dental care, life insurance, vision care and more. 

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