Community Development Manager

Posted: September 21, 2016
Location: Ottawa, ON
Term: Permanent, Full-Time
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Deadline: October 3, 2016
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The Opportunity:                                                            

The Community Development Manager leads the Ottawa region and, as a member of the Ontario development team, is responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring fundraising and volunteer plans. Reporting to the Director, Ontario Operations & National Project Manager, the Community Development Manager will actively participate in the creation of goals and objectives for the province and will partner with staff in the development and implementation of community-based business plans and budgets to ensure successful outcomes and the attainment of goals. He/She will contribute to the development and implementation of provincial fundraising and service delivery plans and will ensure alignment of provincial activities with nationwide strategies.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the aggressive growth of all fundraising initiatives and lead signature events, such as The Walk to Fight Arthritis, along with third-party fundraising and awareness campaigns. He/She will be responsible for growing the participation of teams and individuals, as well as actively recruiting and managing volunteers to support the events and grow fundraising revenue. The successful candidate will work in close partnership with the Director, Ontario Operations & National Project Manager to effectively promote and publicize the events through a variety of channels. In addition, he/she will be responsible for overseeing smooth administrative operation of the Ottawa Office and will support the Director, Ontario Operations & National Project Manager and volunteers within the region.

Required Skills and Experience:

Our ideal candidate shall possess a university degree in the area of fundraising, marketing and/or sales with at least 3-5 years’ progressive leadership experience in related areas within a not-for-profit or business environment. He/She will have the ability to develop and execute long-term plans while leveraging short-term opportunities and managing objectives, and will be adept at identifying, developing and leading fundraising opportunities. Experience working in a large complex organization is ideal with a results-driven focus essential for this role. Proven sales, administrative, organizational and project management skills are a must. Our ideal candidate will have a strong ability to engage, motivate and inspire volunteers of all levels and display superior interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral) including excellent presentation skills. He/She is a collaborative team player, able to establish and maintain positive partnerships both internally and externally. Proficiency in a wide range of computer skills including Microsoft Office is essential, with Raiser’s Edge experience a strong advantage. Bilingual (English and French) language skills are an asset.   

We are seeking talented individuals who embrace our core values of integrity, bold innovation, courageous leadership, passionate commitment and spirited teamwork. If you are interested in and qualified for this exciting opportunity, please submit a covering letter and resume to hr@arthritis.ca by October 3, 2016.