Director, Major & Individual Giving

Posted: August 3, 2016
Location: Toronto, ON
Term: Permanent, Full-Time
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Deadline: September 30, 2016
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Role Profile:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director, Major & Individual Giving is responsible for setting priorities that grow the major and individual giving programs, significantly increasing annual and future support for The Arthritis Society. 

Specific areas of responsibility include:

  • Ontario Major & Individual Giving Strategy: Oversees the multi-year strategy for a comprehensive Major & Individual Giving model that leverages the current donor database and generates significant new opportunities for individual giving based on target analytics of potential donors; provides leadership for major gift and individual donor cultivation and stewardship; directs development of a province-wide approach to highly targeted analytics to better identify and steward The Society’s current and potential future donors; and collaborates with and leads national revenue development strategies to divisional revenue development staff.
  • Ontario Division Individual Giving Strategy: Manages the full scope of activities related to the identification, cultivation and solicitation of major gift and individual donors, specifically focused on expanding The Society’s current list of supporters; designs and implements an annual marketing plan to grow and expand the individual giving program; and develops and manages communication vehicles for the individual giving programs that are integrated with other communication vehicles being used at The Society.
  • Relationship Management / Stewardship: Maintains, enhances and develops relationships with individual donors and works collaboratively with revenue development team to develop meaningful recognition and stewardship programs; and works closely with the Executive Team and Ontario Divisional Advisory Board to ensure major gift donors are receiving appropriate and consistent recognition.

Required Skills and Experience:

The successful candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree in business development or fundraising with a minimum of 5 years of experience in a management level professional fundraising role gained from a comparable work environment. He/she will possess excellent strategic, marketing, sales and negotiation skills, with a proven ability to problem-solve and think critically. Vitally, he/she is a strong leader, motivator and team player with excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills, and results-oriented with a proven track record in achieving revenue targets. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Raiser’s Edge is essential, with CRFE designation preferred.

We are seeking talented individuals who embrace our core values. If you are interested in and qualified for this exciting opportunity, please submit a resume and covering letter in the strictest of confidence to by September 30, 2016.