Job Posting 99546

Fund Development & Donor Relations Coordinator
Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton (SACE)
Work From Home - Edmonton area
closes in 43 days (Fri, 5 Apr)
full time

SACE is hiring a Fund Development & Donor Relations Coordinator to join our Community Engagement team! This is a full-time position under the supervision of the Community & Agency Development Team Lead, reporting to the Director of Community Engagement and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

The Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton (SACE) is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that supports children, youth, and adults who have experienced sexual abuse or assault, and educates the public about sexual violence. All work at SACE will reflect the Mission Statement and philosophical beliefs of the organization.

The current operational hours in the Community Engagement department are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays. Flexibility to work evenings and weekends is a requirement.

Responsibilities include: 

Fund development strategies and overall stewardship and management of non-core funding streams, including donations, corporate partnerships, specialized grants, fundraising events, and other related activities. 

  • Funds & Income Portfolio Stewardship: 
    • Develop, manage, and sustain a diverse portfolio of funding streams, including, but not limited to, private donors, corporate partnerships, fundraising events, external fundraising initiatives, other gift prospects, and specialized grants; 
    • Implement annual fundraising plan with effective solicitation and long-term engagement strategies; 
    • Administrative tasks related to stewardship, such as issuing tax receipts and maintenance of related donor relations and contributions database; 
    • Work in collaboration with the Director of Finance to ensure usage of funds complies with funding agreement and/or donor directives; 
    • Liaise with any regulating bodies, such as, but not limited to, the AGLC, for any events needing oversight, including bingos, raffles, and casinos; 
    • Compliance and understanding of regulations and legislation connected to non-profit fundraising, including Canada Revenue Agency regulations and charitable gift receipting guidelines; 
    • Work in collaboration with the Director of Finance and CEO to implement fundraising policies and procedures; 
  • Donor Relations & Management:  
    • In collaboration with the Director of Community Engagement, execute effective relations management strategies to show appreciation and enhance engagement and retention of donors and corporate partners, including personalized thank-you cards, letters, gifts, etc.;  
    • In collaboration with the Director of Community Engagement, actively build and nurture relationships with the Edmonton community to raise awareness and support for SACE, including local businesses, organizations, and community groups; 
  • Events & Fundraising:  
    • Plan, develop, and execute fundraising events, including corporate sponsorship solicitation and fulfilment, manage organizing committees, and coordinate logistics;   
    • Oversee, track, and provide support to community partners organizing external fundraising initiatives on behalf of SACE;  
    • Execute planned fundraisers such as casinos, bingos, annual UnitedWay campaigns, and Holiday Mail-Outs; 
    • Work in collaboration with the Volunteer Program and volunteers as needed;  
  • Grant Writing:  
    • Work in collaboration with the Community and Agency Development team to research, source, organize, and complete high-quality grant proposals and funding applications for government, corporate, foundation and/or private granting bodies;  
    • Work in collaboration with the Community and Agency Development team to manage successful grants for the agency, including tracking project activities and spending, and completing progress and completion reports;  
    • Communicate with funding agents as necessary;  
  • Reporting & Analysis:  
    • Support the collection and analysis of SACE fundraising data for the purposes of reporting, and complete detailed, accurate internal reports as requested;  
    • Complete administration tasks, including implementing and managing fund development databases, and managing digital files;  
    • Data analysis to inform future fundraising strategies, initiatives, and decision-making; 
    • Collaborate with the communications team to develop and execute effective donor communications materials, including annual and quarterly reports, donor impact reports, social and digital media content, and newsletters; 
  • Other Duties as Required: 
    • Completion of the SACE Volunteer/Staff Training, which provides comprehensive education on supporting people impacted by sexual violence;  
    • Other duties as assigned.  

Minimum required qualifications: 

  • Three or more years of experience in a fundraising or fund development role; 
  • Membership in Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and/or Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation is considered an asset.
  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma in business, marketing, communications, public relations, or related field. Substantial relevant experience will also be considered; 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills for a variety of mediums and audiences;  
  • Proficient with different technology and software programs including Microsoft Office; 
  • Experience with fundraising software, customer relationship management (CiviCRM) platforms, MailChimp, and QuickBooks is considered an asset; 
  • Experience working with diverse groups of stakeholders; 
  • Demonstrated success running fundraising campaigns; 
  • Experience leading, planning, and executing high profile events; 
  • Ability to manage fundraising and/or marketing budgets.

The ideal candidate: 

  • Is an engaging communicator and able to convey compelling narratives to external stakeholders based on the mission and values of SACE. Familiarity with the issue of sexual violence and anti-oppression principles and practices is considered an asset; 
  • Is able to interact positively and build relationships with community members from a wide range of sectors and backgrounds; 
  • Is experienced in fund development and stewardship including fundraising event management, corporate solicitation, donor relations management, and grant writing; 
  • Is familiar with regulations/legislation connected to the fundraising profession, including CRA regulations and charitable gift receipting guidelines; 
  • Is a self-starter with research, project, and time management skills; 
  • Is creative and innovative in developing unique ways to improve the fund development program and create new opportunities.

What SACE offers:

  • A competitive salary commensurate with accreditation – salary will be discussed with those shortlisted for a phone interview; 
  • Full health benefits paid by SACE (extended health, dental, and drugs) for staff and dependents; 
  • A four-day work week, Mondays through Thursdays, and closed every Friday – please note: this position requires flexibility to attend functions and meetings that may occur outside of regular office hours (e.g. evenings, Fridays, weekends); 
  • Generous paid vacation time (starting with three weeks); 
  • Additional two-weeks’ paid annual office closure over the winter holiday break, usually aligning with school district closures; 
  • A flexible hybrid home/office work model – please note: this position requires in-person engagements with external stakeholders as necessary; 
  • A work culture that values collaboration, respect, and kindness; 
  • Strong focus on staff wellness and work-life balance; 
  • Generous staff professional development hours and budget; 
  • Staff appreciation days; 
  • Mileage reimbursement for community work; 
  • Open door policy.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter outlining why you think you are the right candidate for this position, along with a resume and contact information of three professional references (including name, job title, phone number, and email address).  

We also invite submissions of writing or work samples related to fund development, fundraising, and/or donor relations management. Submissions without a cover letter will not be considered. 

We strive to build a team that reflects the diversity of the community we work in and encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented groups such as First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of Black or visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; and persons identifying as 2SLGBTQ+. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us at .

Closing date: This position will remain open until filled.

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