Job Opportunity with Shepherds of Good Hope Foundation (SGHF)
World Skills Employment Centre is working with Shepherds of Good Hope Foundation (SGHF) to recruit for the position of Manager, Philanthropic Relationships.
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World Skills works with newcomers/immigrants to help them integrate into the Canadian labor market. http://www.ottawa-worldskills.orgShepherds of Good Hope is a not-for-profit shelter and soup kitchen based in the ByWard Market, which also operates supportive living facilities throughout the City of Ottawa. We work with many of the most vulnerable citizens in our nation’s Capital.
Reporting to the Director of Philanthropy, the Manager, Philanthropic Relationships is responsible for managing and stewarding major gifts and planned giving initiatives, identifying and recommending new funding sources, and building long-term relationships with corporate donors and community members. He/she also manages the Special Events and Grants Coordinator. All aspects of this role incorporate a high level of collaboration with the Foundation Director and team members of the Foundation and Shepherds of Good Hope.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Implement and manage a comprehensive business development and marketing plan focused on enhancing and expanding philanthropic relationships
Manage and support the efforts of the Special Events and Grant Coordinator.
Seek opportunities to generate new funding sources
Identify, cultivate and solicit new donors, major gift donors, prospect donors, legacy donors and stakeholders
Steward current donors to achieve optimal donor acquisition and retention goals
Fulfill fundraising initiatives to achieve or exceed annual revenue goals set in collaboration with the Director
Actively work to establish long-term partnerships while strengthening existing relationships with corporate donors and other key community members
Ensure accurate and timely tracking and reporting of fundraising activities using Raiser’s Edge
Implement plans and meets goals while adhering to budgetary responsibilities
Prepare and deliver written and verbal presentations and participate in public relations and promotional activities to raise awareness and funds
Assist in the development of Foundation policies
Tour donors and prospects through our program and residences
Possess an excellent knowledge of pertinent legislation, regulations and guidelines related to fundraising
Additional responsibilities as required
Degree in marketing and communications, public relations, English or journalism and/or a combination of education and experience in fundraising in the not-for-profit sector.
A minimum of 5 years’ experience in developing planned giving and major gifts strategies
Supremely confident and adept at making one-to-one requests of donors
Previous management experience providing administrative support, coaching and support to employees
Proven track record in developing and managing fundraising initiatives and in executing donor acquisition and retention strategies
A valid driver’s license
Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as required
Skills & Abilities:
Superior relationship building skills
Proven ability to effectively steward contributors and understand the interests, needs and values of donors, with a special emphasis on planned giving and major gift donors
Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and Microsoft Office software, as well as other database programs as required
Excellent written and oral communications skills
Strong creative problem-solving skills
Good project and time management skills
Effective prioritization skills and ability to meet deadlines
Ability to create goals, objectives and work according to plans
Sound financial management skills
Knowledge of homeless and housing issues
If you have the desire to work for an organization that is dedicated to creating a community for all through acceptance, compassion and care please send your cover letter including salary expectations along with your resume.com quoting file 2017-049 by August 18, 2017. We appreciate your interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Shepherds of Good Hope is committed to being responsive to the diverse needs of our clients, residents, employees and volunteers, including those with disabilities. Please inform if you require accommodation through the hiring process, so that we can make every effort to meet your needs.
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