Posted On: 2017-07-07
Closing On: 2017-07-28
Location: Toronto, ON
Effective: 7/July/2017
Website: http://www.redcross.ca
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Management

Job Description

Manager, Major Gifts

Perm Full-time

Location: Toronto

 

The Canadian Red Cross Society, a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping Canadians, as well as the most vulnerable throughout the world, is seeking a Manager, Major Gifts.

Join a growing national team as we work toward more formal campaign initiatives and build a robust Major Gift program. Reporting to the Associate Director, Major Gifts and Campaigns, the successful candidate will manage a portfolio of individual and family foundation donors and prospects that have the capacity to support the Red Cross with multi-year pledges of $50,000 or more.

The Manager, Major Gifts will be a self-starter with the desire to contribute positively as part of a larger team. Being adaptable and having a flexible nature will allow them to thrive in an evolving complex national organization. A strong commitment to donor-centred best practice is also critical in this role.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Demonstrates a high level of personal contact with major gift donors
  • Cultivates relationships and moves donor through all stages of the donor cycle
  • Develops detailed cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies and execute plans for each major donor prospect
  • Prepares proposals and presents cases for support on key priority areas
  • Works closely with Prospect Research and Major Giving Philanthropy team  to identify prospects through activities such as database mining and prospect identification
  • Monitors progress of annual goals and makes adjustments as needed to ensure success
  • Manages and engages leadership volunteers to support the Major Giving Program
  • Supports strategy for volunteer recruitment and engagement
  • Supports the recognition of volunteers in collaboration with Philanthropy team in alignment with Volunteer Resources guideline
  • Utilizes Raiser’s Edge to capture work moves management information
  • Maintains current knowledge of giving trends                                     
  • Manages communications with major donors during times of disasters to share information and gain support

QUALIFICATIONS:

The minimum qualifications for this job are a community college diploma in  Fundraising/Marketing with five or more years of job-related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Strong communication (written and oral), interpersonal and organization skills
  • Proven track record of delivering exceptional fundraising results
  • Experience using Raiser’s Edge database is preferable

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

Travel throughout the community and province is a regular part of the job. Current driver’s license and use of a car is required. Will be required to work non-traditional hours to meet the needs of volunteers and during times of a disaster appeal.

This position requires a successful Canadian criminal record check.  The Canadian Red Cross is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested parties may submit their resumes no later than July 28th, 2017 to

Careers-oz@redcross.ca

While we appreciate all responses, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.  Please note that relocation funding is not available for this position