Job Posting 92444

Director, Philanthropic Development
Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall
Ottawa area
closes in 7 days (Sun, 2 Apr)
full time  •  $125,000 - $130,000 per year

Location: Ottawa

The Catholic Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall is a bilingual diocese that shares the Gospel with residents from Akwesasne and Champlain in the east to Mississippi Mills in the west. It offers opportunities to encounter Jesus Christ through its parishes to people of all ages who want to learn more about Him, grow closer to Him, and serve Him through their unique gifts and talents. You can connect with the Archdiocese at and on social media using the handle ottawacornwall.

The Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall serves over 400,000 Catholics who worship and serve the Lord in 127 parish communities. Culturally rich and diverse, the Archdiocese's parishes are French-speaking, English-speaking, bilingual, and a dozen national language parishes.

The position of Director Philanthropic Development will report directly to the Chief Administrative Office (CAO) and will work out of our Ottawa office located at 1209 Michael St. in Ottawa.

In this role, you will be asked to engage people from all walks of life to give in a way that is aligned with the social teachings of the Church related to charity, generosity, and care for every human’s well-being to help build a more just society.

Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Create and implement a multi-year philanthropic development plan that increases revenues and awareness to support the strategic direction and Mission of the Archdiocese.
  • Prepare and provide monthly progress reports to the CAO.
  • Provide briefing papers, recommendations, and perspectives about fundraising and development to the CAO.
  • Collect and manage information regarding donors using our database.
  • Supervise and coordinate activities within the Archdiocese that generate revenues.
  • Shares information/ideas clearly and listens for understanding to promote a productive work relationships.
  • Conduct research on fundraising opportunities.
  • Write funding proposals and submit these to potential donors.
  • Work closely with the CAO and the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to prepare the budget for fundraising and development.
  • Implement a variety of marketing strategies and promotional campaigns, with an emphasis on planned giving initiatives.
  • Organize and attend non-profit events and network with relevant stakeholders.
  • Cultivate meaningful relationships with all donors and potential donors.
  • Plan, manage, monitor, and evaluate all fundraising events that are linked to the Archdiocese’s objectives.
  • Monitor trends in Canada, Ontario, and the Ottawa-Cornwall Regions to adapt the fundraising strategies as necessary.
  • Work with Director of Communication and Mission promotion for a common messaging.

Job requirement and skills

  • Minimum of 3-5 years working in fundraising or fund development.
  • Undergraduate degree and certification in fund development, non-profit management, public relations, or marketing preferred.
  • Professional, responsive, and positive work attitude is essential.
  • Commitment and ability to understand and articulate the Mission and vision of the Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall.
  • Proven ability to lead, develop and implement fundraising initiatives.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skill in developing donor relationships.
  • Knowledge and experience in all areas of funding, including annual giving, events, major gifts, grants, and planned giving.
  • Proven track record in Major Donor fundraising strategy.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in developing and implementing public relations, communications, and marketing strategies.
  • Strong written and verbal presentation and communication skills.
  • Excellent demonstrated interpersonal and relationship skills.
  • Member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals preferred.
  • Valid Driver’s License, adequate liability insurance, and access to a vehicle is necessary to go out and meet potential donors.
  • Bilingual, English and French, preferred.

Work Conditions and Location

  • Permanent full-time.
  • 5 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, with flexibility of work time between office hours and after-hours activities in order to perform duties.
  • Work in an office environment
  • 1209 Michael Street, Ottawa

What the Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall Offers:

  • Comprehensive benefit package from the first day.
  • Pension plan: Defined Contributions.
  • Office closure during Christmas celebrations.
  • Casual work environment with individual workstations.
  • Occasional telecommuting upon pre-approval of the line manager.
  • Free parking.

This is a unique opportunity for a dedicated and passionate leader. To apply for this position, please submit your application and related materials to and state the title of the position in the subject line of your email.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.

Under section 24(1)(a) of the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall has the right to give preference in employment to Roman Catholic applicants.

The Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. In keeping with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada requirements, all qualified persons are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

In compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), the Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall provides reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If contacted for an interview, applicants should make any accommodation needs known at that time.

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