Manager, Fund Development
Edmonton Humane Society
closed 11 days ago (Thu, 30 Nov) full time
Manager, Fund Development
The Edmonton Humane Society (EHS) has been an animal welfare leader in the Edmonton community since 1907. We strive to be a model of excellence in the advancement of animal welfare and to lead the movement in creating a more humane world. EHS is a safe haven for thousands of homeless animals each year, providing veterinary treatment, behavioral rehabilitation, care, enrichment, and rehoming. Beyond animal sheltering, we engage with the community through various programs and services to support happy, lifelong bonds between people and pets.
Philanthropic donations account for over $5 million in the EHS Annual Operating budget each fiscal year. The Manager, of Fund Development plays a key role in building and maintaining a strong and sustainable donor revenue stream to provide necessary funding to meet EHS budget needs. This position is responsible for creating and maintaining donor relationships and ensuring a positive reputation in the community is upheld. This position will supervise a team of five fund development professionals, and collaborate on program development and delivery and is responsible for overall results.
Key Roles & Responsibilities
Project and Team Management
Day-to-day management and coordination of fund development team including providing direction, mentorship, and guidance to ensure all development work is effectively planned and implemented
Coordinate annual campaign activities including direct mail, telephone campaigns, and online giving
Coordinate planning, application, and reporting for philanthropic grants (community and corporate)
Create and execute an annual fundraising plan to meet organizational needs while staying on budget
Set strategy for and oversee donor stewardship across the organization
Major/Planned Gift Fundraising
Manage a portfolio of major/planned gift donors and prospects, actively engage, solicit, and steward these donors
Create processes and practices that increase major gifts across the organization
Work with Development Officers on planning and execution of major gift strategy
Work with CEO and senior leadership team on engagement strategy for major gift donors and prospects
Gift Entry and Processing
Oversee processing of all donations
Ensure timely data entry and tax receipting
Regular reporting on fundraising campaign progress
Create and execute a donor stewardship program across all segments of donors (major, planned, and annual giving donors, GIK donors, group fundraisers, tribute giving, and monthly donors)
Enhance current naming opportunities to provide donors appropriate naming opportunities.
Work with CEO, senior leadership team, and Board on donor stewardship strategies
Oversee planning and execution of all EHS signature and third-party fundraising events
Ensure events are appropriately planned including internal buy-in
Produce events that benefit EHS philanthropically while staying on budget
Work with the CEO, and senior leadership team on new event strategies
Education and Experience
University Degree in a related field (fund development, business, marketing, communications, public relations, social sciences, arts)
CFRE or willingness to work toward certification.
Minimum seven (7) years of related experience in non-profit including direct interaction and relationship building with donors to achieve successful outcomes.
Experience supervising staff and working with volunteers in fundraising roles.
Demonstrated success in fund development (major, planned and annual giving) and donor stewardship.
Experience with grant writing
Knowledge, experience, and training in donor relations, fundraising and sponsorship, and event management is an asset.
Familiarity with a donor database such as Raiser’s Edge is an asset.
Skills & Abilities
As the ideal candidate, you have a passion for people, performance, and diversity within the lens of fund development. You have exceptional customer service skills and have a history of building and maintaining long-term stakeholder relationships to ensure the success of the organization. You thrive on meeting and/or exceeding financial targets and are creative and compassionate in your approach.
Compensation: EHS offers a competitive not-for-profit compensation package which includes a comprehensive benefits package, and a strong work-life balance.
Hours: 40 hours a week; however, is expected to work hours as required to fulfill department responsibilities, and some evenings and weekends may be required.
How to Apply
If you are looking for a rewarding career in an exciting, fast-paced environment, then we invite you to forward your resume and salary expectations, in confidence, by email to
The Edmonton Humane Society is an equal-opportunity employer and we thank all applicants for submitting their resume. However, only those candidates considered for employment will be contacted.
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Contact Details Rose McCurdy, Coordinator, Human Resources
Edmonton Humane Society, 13620 - 163 Street NW, Edmonton, AB 780-699-7660
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