Job Posting 93644

Director, Donor & Community Engagement
Work From Home - Calgary area
Hybrid work environment - work from home/work from office
closes in 16 days (Fri, 16 Jun)
full time  •  $70,000 - $95,000

A strong public education system is the cornerstone of a healthy and vibrant community. EducationMatters is a charitable trust, and we believe the best public education happens when the community participates in its development. We work to ensure that disadvantaged students succeed in school and that every student is prepared for adult life. Our supporters make educational enhancement programs possible in the Calgary Board of Education and provide student awards to ensure that Calgary students have the opportunity to achieve more.

The Director, Donor & Community Engagement (Director) is accountable for building the assets of EducationMatters through the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of a broad range of individuals, corporations, foundations and governmental funding programs. The Director is responsible for building and maintaining excellent relationships and partnerships with donors, volunteers, community representatives, CBE alumni and stakeholders in public education and leads and manages communication and marketing promotion of the Trust. The Director is a leader in engaging public support for the mission, vision and mandate of EducationMatters.  The Director is accountable to, and reports directly to, the Executive Director of EducationMatters and is a key member of the senior management team.

The Director provides leadership and management of the direction, planning and execution of Fund Development activity in the broad areas of Annual, Major Gifts, Planned Giving, and Donor Stewardship and in developing and implementing all Communications and Marketing strategies. The Director will supervise and work closely with the Donor Relations and Communications Officer and the Donor Engagement Specialist assuming a leadership role with the Fund Development and Communications Committee of the Board in the coordination of fundraising and promotional activities. All Fund Development and Communications efforts will be undertaken in ways that enhance the credibility of EducationMatters as a responsible and effective manager of all gifted assets; a prudent funding/grant-making organization and an informed expert on the views and priorities of donors, the broader community and public education stakeholders.


  • University degree in Business, Non-Profit Management or applicable focus area or a combination of experience and education
  • Formal training and/or extensive experience in best Fund Development practices, knowledge of e-philanthropy and demonstrated fundraising success with diverse donors. Strong ability to ask for philanthropic donations is a requirement.
  • Minimum of six years progressive experience in a leading fund development position preferably within a large institutional setting or foundation; experience with an education focus an asset.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, excellent listening and writing skills, ability to read donors and work with a diverse range of donors, professionals, educators, board members and volunteers.
  • Demonstrated leadership potential and management skills. Experience leading high-performance teams is an asset.
  • Commitment to the ongoing enhancement of public education, the development of civil society and the building of sustainable funding that furthers EducationMatters’ work.
  • Strong administrative, planning and reporting skills, combining breadth of thought and vision with careful attention to detail.
  • Understanding of Fund Development management software (e.g., programs such as Raisers Edge, Gifts for Windows and FIMS).
  • High level skill with Microsoft Office and the willingness and ability to undertake administrative responsibilities (e.g., the preparation of letters, major documents and public presentations).
  • Familiar with desktop publishing software and applications an asset (eg: Adobe software)

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Salary is commensurate with training and experience, compensation range $70,000 - $95,000. EducationMatters operates in a hybrid office situation with some flexibility of location and hours of work. Benefits package and leadership opportunities provided.

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Application Deadline: This position will remain open until a suitable applicant is found. Resumes will be reviewed as they are received. We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those qualified candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted. 

An equal opportunity employer, EducationMatters is committed to creating and providing opportunities regardless of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, religion, gender identity, gender expression, sex, sexual orientation, age, or family status. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and organizational needs.


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