This role is responsible for developing and managing the fundraising program at REDI. The Fund Development Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of fundraising, managing donor activities and revenue generation including writing grant proposals and business cases. Working closely with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors, this position represents the Agency in a range of community and business settings to present information in an engaging, comprehensive, knowledgeable, and readily accessible manner to stakeholders with the goal of revenue generation through fundraising activities.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Facilitate the preparation, implementation and management of a comprehensive development strategy including individual, corporate and foundation giving and special event fundraising
· Research and identify grant and funding opportunities. Work with Management Team to identify which opportunities to pursue.
· Write, edit, and coordinate submission of fund development and grant writing initiatives including assisting with conceptualizing, designing, and preparing new programs, program proposals and related reports, and writing and submitting grant proposals and funding applications
· Prospect, solicit, and steward new individual donors.
· Develop and manage donor management system.
· Facilitate REDI’S fundraising activities, including the preparation and delivery of prospect research, application submission, tracking and post-grant reporting
· Facilitate plans for securing corporate sponsorships in coordination with the Executive Director
· Implement stewardship and recognition strategies ensuring all donors receive correspondence, reports, and updates in a timely manner for all fundraising programs. Work with Finance to ensure issuance of charitable tax receipts.
· Work with Social Media Committee to coordinate messaging to create brand awareness and support fundraising activities.
· Develop and organize fundraising events.
· Develop event budgets, manage costs effectively
REDI offers an extensive benefit package after the completion of a 90-day probation period. Our benefits include but are not limited to - Group Benefits, RRSP matching, Flex spending amount, ect. We also offer paid sick time and vacation accrual.
· Minimum Diploma in related field, degree preferred
· Two to five years relevant experience
· Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders
· Strong organizational and analytical skills
· Proficient with the Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook etc.)
· Proficiency in social media an asset
· Clean Criminal and Vulnerable Sector Record or one acceptable to the Executive Director
· Knowledge of the fundamentals of philanthropy. Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) certification an asset.
· A positive attitude and belief that persons with disabilities have the right and responsibility to define and act on their life choices and seek active participation in the community
· An understanding of the opportunities and options available to persons with disabilities, mindful of cultural and ethnic sensitivity
· Professional and tactful written and oral communication skills
· Demonstrated ability to work in a team
· A suitable combination of education and experience may be considere
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