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Company Name:
Servants Anonymous Society of Calgary
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Calgary, Alberta
Fundraising and Volunteerism
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Not specified

Development Manager

Servants Anonymous Society of Calgary (SAS) is an award-winning registered charity that provides a comprehensive, recovery-oriented program for women and girls as young as 16 seeking an exit from sexual exploitation. The EXploitation Intervention & Transition (EXIT) Program provides relationship-based, individualized programs that include supported housing, a recovery-oriented life-skills classroom, child care, child/family development, job training and work experience, and follow care support.

The Development Manager oversees the implementation of a strategic approach to fundraising which may include major gifts, corporate donations, grant solicitation, and in-kind resources, event planning and volunteer management.



Fund Development

  • Coordinate and implement fund development strategy, including private and corporate giving, sponsorships, employee giving programs, gift-in-kind strategies, internal and external processes and policies, annual giving campaign, planned giving, annual Development plan, and budget
  • Creatively and analytically identifying strategic opportunities
  • Accountability for building major gift donor’s support through identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual, corporate and foundation partnerships.
  • Manage employees, volunteers, and provide job coaching to work experiences trainees
  • Maintain donor database (eTapestry), prepare accurate receipting for donors that meet CCRA requirements, keep accurate records for financial audits
  • Oversee filing system; hard copy and electronic copies of tax receipts, donations not requiring tax receipts, historical items/projects, inventory, CanadaHelps gifts
  • Maintain comprehensive reporting/funding database.  Prepare reports as required to provide information to SAS accountants, management, board, funders, auditor
  • Research and assess funding opportunities based on need-matching. Also, directs proposal and grant writing activities to Development office staff and volunteers.
  • Creating proposals, case statements, progress reports and other communication materials
  • Perform all duties in an ethical manner, and will follow Imagine Canada’s Ethical Fundraising & Financial Accountability Code.

Volunteer Management

  • Recruit, screen, orient and train volunteers according to SAS policy
  • Volunteer Recognition including special recognition, celebrations, awards, etc


  • Website management and monthly newsletter
  • Maintain visual and content branding standards for all communication and marketing
  • Be a public relations representative for SAS, attend speaking engagements as required, engage media on fundraising activities
  • Develop presentations to enhance community awareness and engagement
  • Planning and execution of fundraising / friend-raising events to increase awareness, cultivate donors, and enhance the profile of the agency

Event Management

  • Provide leadership in the development, organization, administration, and management of donor recognition events, special events, fundraising activities (SAS organized and third party),
  • Coordinate the annual Christmas Campaign including Adopt A Family and Food Hampers


  • University degree or relevant post–secondary education
  • 3-5 years progressive fundraising experience, preferably in a non-profit organization
  • Knowledge of a broad range of successful fund development techniques, strategies, and systems
  • Demonstrated track record in gift cultivation and solicitation activity
  • Intermediate to advanced experience using a donor management database, experience using eTapestry is an asset
  • Current membership in Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
  • CFRE or similar professional designation would be an asset
  • Strong communication skills and well developed interpersonal skills to work with a broad range of donors, professional advisors, board members, volunteer and staff
  • Experience with event management, volunteer coordination
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multitask and prioritize competing demands with a very strong attention to detail and logistics
  • Solid understanding of budgets and financial reporting
  • Strong level of professionalism and maturity

This position is expected to demonstrate a posture of Servant Leadership, compassion and understanding towards the clientele we serve, and a demonstrated commitment to the positive development of the SAS/Fireworks team and community.

Position available immediately.  Competition will close when a suitable candidate is found. Servants Anonymous offers a dynamic and flexible work environment with an attractive benefit package.

Please submit your application with salary expectations in confidence to:

Theresa Jenkins, Executive Director

[email protected]  

No phone calls please. We appreciate all applicants but will only be contacting those who are short listed for interviews. Position will remain open only until suitable candidate is found.