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Company Name:
Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Calgary, Alberta
Fundraising and Volunteerism
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Fund Development Manager

About the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre:

The Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre (SKCAC) is a Calgary based not-for -profit organization. The SKCAC works in collaboration with relevant partner agencies to best serve children and families who are involved in the investigation and treatment of child abuse. The Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre is a physical site, where more than 115 professionals deal with the criminal investigation, child protection, medical and psychosocial needs of children, youth and families impacted by child abuse and maltreatment. The focus of work at the SKCAC is children and youth who have experienced sexual abuse and severe and complex physical abuse and neglect. 

The opportunity:

The Fund Development Manager is accountable for building and managing funder relationships, as well as developing and executing general giving strategies that meet the fundraising needs of the SKCAC. This role encompasses the full fundraising cycle including prospect identification, research, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. Activities include, but are not limited to; donor solicitation and writing grant applications, funding proposals, and stewardship reports. The Fund Development Manager oversees donor stewardship, donor communication, and recognition.

What do you need to succeed?

Education & Experience

  • Related post-secondary degree (or equivalent).
  • At least 5 years of experience in fund raising, communications, marketing, or stakeholder relations. 

Desired Competencies

  • A solid track record in grant writing and/or major gift fundraising.
  • Proficiency with MS Office, Adobe, and Raiser’s Edge is a must.
  • Experience with research databases such as iWave or GrantConnect is an asset.
  • Understanding and experience with the complexities of charitable and not-for-profit organizations in Canada as it relates to fund development. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of CRA regulations for charities, specifically surrounding tax receipting, data collection, and privacy. 
  • Professional demeanour with an ability to handle sensitive information with discretion.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent planning and organization skills to manage multiple projects/ programs and prioritize tasks
  • Strong attention to detail 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to establish, build, and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, board / committee members, donors, partners, and volunteers.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work independently with limited supervision, willing to handle concurrent tasks and make appropriate judgments and decisions.
  • Ability to anticipate requirements and assess outcomes.
  • A great team player.
  • Flexibility to work longer hours, evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Possession of a valid Driver’s license, access to and willingness to use personal vehicle in the course of employment.
  • CFRE certification is an asset.
  • Must successfully pass criminal background check and Child Welfare Intervention Check.

 What will you be doing?

You will be working on things like:

  • In consultation with the Fund Development Director, create strategies for major gift donor identification, cultivation and solicitation.
  • Understand and promote institutional priorities in fund development activities.
  • Achieve fundraising targets as agreed to by the Fund Development Director, with a focus on foundation and government grants and major gift philanthropy. 
  • Develop and maintain relationships with potential and existing donors with a goal to increase donor retention.
  • Support priority-funding initiatives.
  • Maintain an ongoing listing of granting organizations and their funding focus, deadlines, and the relevant SKCAC initiative.
  • Lead the grant writing process; liaise with other SKCAC staff to gather all relevant information and complete applications as directed. 
  • Liaise with the Finance team to ensure proper tracking and reporting of funds.
  • Conduct prospect research and create donor cultivation strategies.
  • Ensure donor commitments are met with regard to reporting, recognition, and stewardship.
  • Oversee the planning and execution of donor stewardship events and activities.
  • Provide regular program and activity reporting to the Fund Development Director

 What’s in it for you?

  • A competitive salary & benefit package
  • Work/life balance
  • Ability to make a difference and lasting impact
  • A great team and culture 

Position Type:

Full Time, 38.75 hours/week

How to Apply:

If you feel that you are uniquely qualified for this position please submit your resume and cover letter for review.