Posted On: 2017-05-11
Closing On: 2017-05-26
Location: Toronto, ON
Effective: ASAP
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Senior

Job Description

About ALS Canada
ALS Canada is looking for an energetic professional to join our team. We want to find a person who understands the critical contribution they will make to our vision to make a difference in the lives of people living with ALS today and to a future, where ALS will be a treatable, not terminal disease. 

ALS Canada is a national organization responsible for the ALS Canada Research Program – funding peer-reviewed research grants and fostering collaboration amongst Canadian researchers, helping to nurture new ideas and build capacity. ALS Canada has a role in Ontario, similar to that of the Provincial Societies, providing services and support for people living within our provinces – we help fill the gaps between the healthcare system and needs of people living with ALS. We advocate federally, provincially and locally on behalf of Canadians and their families for better government support and access within the healthcare system. 

Our world is challenging. The people we serve are dealing with a devastating terminal illness that will gradually rob them of their ability to move, to speak and eventually to breath. But in the midst of it, the resiliency and spirit is remarkable and moving. You will be touched by the community and will find a way to naturally and effectively engage. 

The Fund Development department is seeking an energetic and strategic relationship manager who will help current and future donors achieve their philanthropic objectives and successfully raise more funds for ALS Canada. This is an exciting time to join the team, as we build on the success of the Ice Bucket Challenge and take the organization to the next level. The Fund Development Coordinator, Leadership Giving, will play an integral role in making this possible. To bring us to this next level, the successful candidate will grow our revenue and donor base through a relationship – focused approach and by successfully reaching out to new audiences.

Job Summary
Reporting to the VP Fund Development, the Fund Development Coordinator, Leadership Giving, will be responsible for managing the Leadership Giving portfolio. 

The ideal candidate will be an entrepreneurial, inquisitive, creative, strategic and detail-oriented individual with a passion for the cause. To be successful in this position, the candidate must be results oriented, possess relationship management skills, and is passionate about contributing across the organization to make ALS treatable, not terminal, by 2024. 

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
-    Personally manage a portfolio of Leadership Gift donors and foundation donors generating revenue – strategizing cultivation visits, solicitation calls and stewardship activities
-    Actively build a pool of 120+ current and future major gift donors through effective outreach, relationship management, solicitation and stewardship
-    Work with, and support, the CEO, VPs, and Regional Managers to develop cultivation strategies and conduct solicitation calls for individual donors and prospects
-    Prepare effective major gift leadership gift materials such as briefing notes, proposals, letters and reports that are compelling, accurate , professional and on brand
-    Build and manage a strategy to grow a robust corporate giving program
-    Manage effective donor management organizational frameworks and processes are in place – call notes, call briefs, Raisers Edge actions, correspondence, and stewardship activities
-    Working with Fund Development team, contribute to annual fundraising strategy and planning

Raisers Edge:
-    Ensure donor files are maintained and updated accurately in a timely fashion
-    Ensure compliance with Raisers Edge operating policies and procedures

Other Initiatives:
-    Act as an Ambassador and attend events as required

Competencies and Skills:
-    Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills
-    Excellent written and verbal communication skills
-    Ability to work in a fast paced and results oriented environment
-    Excellent organizational, planning and administrative skills
-    Evidence of leadership and initiative, tact, diplomacy, attention to detail and creativity
-    Working knowledge and experience in Raisers Edge 
-    Skilled in MS Office software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and web-browsers

-    Relevant post secondary degree or equivalent combination and experience
-    A minimum of 3 years in charitable sector, and 1-2 years in major gifts cultivation
-    Bilingual (French and English) is appreciated. 
-    The majority of the work is in an office environment, but the FDC will also be expected to travel regularly throughout the Region. Availability of a car is required
-    The role requires the ability to work outside of regular business hours including evening and weekends as necessary. 

Please send a letter of introduction with your resume to by Friday, May 26, 2017, with the subject line – Fund Development Coordinator – Leadership Giving. We thank all candidates for their interest in ALS Canada; however, only those selected as a potential candidate will be contacted. Thank you