Advancement Officer

Job Detail

Company: Recruiting through World Skills Employment Centre
Industry: Non-profit Sector
Job Type: Full Time
Salary Level ($):
Job Location: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Highest Level Of Education: Diploma
Job Posting Date: 04-Aug-2017
Apply by: 16-Aug-2017

Job Description:

Job Opportunity with The Ottawa Network for Education

World Skills Employment Centre is working with The Ottawa Network for Education to recruit for the position of Advancement Officer.
World Skills is not hiring for this position. If you are interested in this opportunity, please follow these steps:
  • Please send a cover letter and a resume to, on or before 9:00am, August 16th, 2017.
  • Please write the position title in the subject line of your email.
  • Please save your targeted cover letter and resume as a SINGLE word document, with the file name Your NEEP_First Name_Last Name_Position Title (NEEP_John_Smith_Project Officer).
  • Late applications will not be accepted.

If you are not yet registered with World Skills, please contact 613-233-0453 to book an appointment for Intake and Assessment or to learn more about our programs and services. World Skills works with newcomers/immigrants to help them integrate into the Canadian labor market.
Advancement Officer
Looking for a great place to work?  
Consider joining the dynamic and creative team at the Ottawa Network for Education.
The Ottawa Network for Education (ONFE) is a non-profit charitable organization that develops innovative collaborative programs to enrich public education in Ottawa.  Working with partners from business, education, government and the community, ONFE has launched over 40 programs since its inception in 1985. ONFE also acts as a catalyst for discussion and collaborative action around local education issues.
You are an energetic and creative individual who is ready to lead the grant writing, monthly giving and third-party event portfolios at ONFE. You have experience managing a database, and you thrive in a dynamic and collaborative work environment.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Write and track grant applications in support of ONFE programming
  • Grow third-party fundraising revenue by cultivating and securing new relationships
  • Grow the monthly giving program through strategic communications and engagement with current donors
  • Provide tax receipts to all donors
  • Maintain the ONFE database for the advancement department
  • Support all major ONFE fundraising events
  • Liaise with leadership team and programming staff to advance fundraising initiatives at ONFE
  • Other tasks as needed

Required Skills and Experience:
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in communications, journalism or a related field
  • Minimum five years of progressive experience in fundraising
    • Proven track record of securing grant applications
    • Proven track record in relationship building/partnership development
    • Excellent proposal and grant writing skills
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and CRM databases (preferably Raiser’s Edge and/or eTapestry).
    • Fluency in both English and French would be considered an asset

This is a full-time position with an attractive benefits package.
We thank applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.