Manager, Major Gifts - Alberta
JDRF is seeking a Manager, Major Gifts – Alberta to provide leadership in the planning and execution of major gift fundraising within the Region and generate maximum financial support for our priorities. Reflecting past successes in Alberta, and its importance in our national context and, JDRF has created this new role to help achieve our In Our Lifetime campaign goals.
JDRF has a highly engaged and enthusiastic team that is building a strong major gifts program nationally in support of research, treatment and cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D). The Manager will be stewarding past donors, leveraging relationships with our current supporters, and identifying and cultivating new major gift prospects. This is an exciting time for an independent self-starter to build on the success of our work to date and our volunteers’ passion to grow our program and achieve great personal fulfillment in making a difference to people with T1D.
Based in our Calgary office, the Manager, Major Gifts will act as a resource and supporter in the region which includes our Edmonton office and communities across Alberta. Reporting to the National Director, Major Gifts, the Manager will work collaboratively with teams across the country and region, including Calgary and Edmonton fundraising staff and the national major gifts team.
- Develop and execute a Major Gifts plan within the Alberta Region including goal setting, budgeting, measurement, reporting and evaluation.
- Promote a culture that is donor-centric, where requests from internal and external stakeholders are responded to with a high degree of urgency, professionalism and accuracy.
- Apply best practices in major gift fundraising, execute national stewardship and move management plans to identify, research, cultivate, and successfully solicit qualified prospects for campaign gifts.
- Collaborate with regional staff in support of major gift and related fundraising and stewardship activities.
- Develop an annual business plan and budget in concert with other members of the Major Gifts team that are in alignment with the Foundation’s strategic plan.
- Collaborate with Donor Relation team members and senior staff to meet goals.
- Regularly report on progress of business plan achievement and variances as requested ensuring timely communication to staff and major gift volunteers.
- Identify, recruit, develop, and support senior major gift volunteers within the region.
- Support the achievement of the annual fundraising goal and in our Lifetime Campaign goals for JDRF.
- Progressive experience in major gifts (ideally $10,000+) fundraising, business development, sponsorship, sales and/or marketing with a not-for-profit, a for-profit business or an agency.
- Experience in major gift fundraising campaigns.
- Experience building consensus and achieving results in a complex business environment is an asset.
- Senior volunteer management is a strong asset.
- Understanding of T1D or auto immune conditions and the process of peer-reviewed research is an asset.
- Flexible hours to accommodate various meetings and events with staff, volunteers and donors are a requirement for this position.
- Ability to travel to meet with donors, volunteers and stakeholders as needed (approx. 20%).
- A Valid Driver’s License and access to a personal vehicle is required.
- A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
- CFRE an asset.
Must Demonstrate the Following
- Successful experience in establishing and executing long-term plans while leveraging immediate opportunities and managing short-term objectives.
- Ability to articulate the mission and goals of JDRF to the community at large both verbally and in all forms of written communication.
- Strong strategic and operational skills, with the ability to work together with other staff and volunteers to achieve success.
- The ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders, with proven interpersonal savvy and a keen sense of diplomacy.
- Excellent interpersonal skills to manage key relationships with donors, corporate partners, staff, and volunteers.
- Resourceful and organized; able to manage competing priorities, complex situations and deadlines.
- Proven ability to influence with integrity and to work independently.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
KCI (Ketchum Canada Inc.) has been retained to conduct this search on behalf of JDRF. For more information about this opportunity, please contact Christoph Clodius, Vice-President, Search + Talent at JDRF@KCItalent.com
To view the full Position Brief, please visit: https://kciphilanthropy.com/kci-talent/
All inquiries and applications will be held in strict confidence.
To apply, please send resume and letter of interest to the email address above by July 15, 2019.
JDRF is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. A request for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process.