Posted On: 2017-08-28
Closing On: 2017-09-19
Location: Toronto, ON
Effective: 2017-10-15
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Management

Job Description

The Anglican Church of Canada is seeking a Director, Resources for Mission on a permanent full-time basis. The Director, Resources for Mission leads strategic initiatives to generate revenue for the General Synod, and creates collaborative relationships with the dioceses of the Anglican Church of Canada, and with the two other national ministries that seek funding support from Canadian Anglicans, the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund and Anglican Foundation of Canada. The current major focus of the General Synod is “Giving with Grace”, an annual direct-mail appeal. The building of collaborative relationships will serve to identify areas of converging interest in planned giving and major gifts, and to identify possible areas where resource sharing can occur. 

Internal contacts include the Primate, General Secretary, National Indigenous Anglican Bishop, Director of Communications, and Indigenous Ministries. External contacts include Bishops and other diocesan leaders, committees, external granting agencies, Executive Directors of both the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund, and the Anglican Foundation of Canada.

The Anglican Church of Canada celebrates the gospel of Jesus Christ in worship and action, and has a diverse and vibrant worship life reflecting the geographic, ethnic and linguistic communities from which we come. The General Synod, as part of the wider church, fosters ecumenical and interfaith partnerships and relationships that are consistent with the Anglican Church of Canada’s vision and ministry. 

In this context, the Director, Resources for Mission is responsible for revenue generation for the General Synod, and supervises the annual direct-mail appeal “Giving with Grace”, ensures timely reporting to grantors and reporting to major gift donors. The will work with the General Synod office to identify prospects for major gifts and work closely with the team to sustain revenue generation work, program planning, delivery, analytics and evaluation.   

Working in collaboration with dioceses, they will establish and maintain relationships with Bishops and other diocesan leaders to identify opportunities for a collaborative approach to prospective donors. They will act as project manager to assist with meeting set goals.

The Director will work with the Executive Directors of the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund, and the Anglican Foundation of Canada to ensure coordination of fundraising approaches to Canadian Anglicans. They will help to develop common language that accurately describes the various giving opportunities for each area, and will develop shared resources.

This role supports the Resources for Mission committee in their governance role. The Director supervises 2 positions and reports directly to the General Secretary.

Qualifications: Reasonable accommodation will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • University degree or equivalent experience, with a concentration in an area such as commerce, business administration, marketing, public relations or not-for-profit management;
  • Extensive experience in revenue generation in a not-for-profit environment;
  • Informed as to current knowledge, new developments and best practices in revenue generation, with the ability  to envision opportunities and how to  implement them successfully;
  • Member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is an asset;
  • Able to empower staff, board and volunteers to obtain measurable results;
  • Demonstrated skill in effective communication;
  • Ability to speak of the ministry of the church with passion and conviction;
  • Strong collaborative capacity, especially in light of the rich diversity of this church;
  • Demonstrated inter-cultural awareness;
  • Solid planning, organizational, and project and time management skills;
  • Respect for and understanding of the ethos of The Anglican Church of Canada.

This position works from the General Synod located in Toronto, Ontario under normal office working conditions. Work is largely self-directed. Some travel in Canada for meetings is expected.

Interested in this position? Apply today!