Posted On: 2018-06-06
Closing On: 2018-07-04
Location: Ottawa, ON
Effective: August 2018
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Intermediate
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Job Description

Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of 7 million ordinary people in more than 150 countries who come together to achieve extraordinary results in defending and promoting human rights. We get discriminatory laws changed and prisoners of conscience released. We’ve helped stop torture, commute death sentences and worked to end violence against women. We stand alongside Indigenous Peoples demanding that their rights be respected.

Amnesty International Canada is recruiting a Regional Fundraising Officer for Ottawa and Eastern Canada to join the Fundraising Team. The primary focus of the post is raising funds for the Branch through major gifts, legacy gifts and the stewardship of existing annual and monthly donors. The incumbent would work closely with the other Major Gifts Officers, other members of the Major Gifts Team, national fundraising team, and senior volunteers to steward existing donors and identify, cultivate and solicit new donor support.

This is a relatively new post being piloted for two years in our Ottawa National Office.


Principal responsibilities include:

  • Major Gift Donors (30%) – Cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major donors by developing and implementing strategies; coordinating proposals to major donors; soliciting major gifts through mail and personal visits; and coordinating visits of other senior staff and volunteers to major donors.
  • Identification and Cultivation of Prospect Donors (20%) – Identification and cultivation of new donors for all levels of giving and a pipeline of regional donor prospects for new growth opportunities.
  • Legacy Donors (10%) – Working with the Legacy Team to develop strategies for cultivation, solicitation and relationship management; and active stewardship of legacy donors through phone calls and personal visits.
  • Annual Giving / Monthly Donors (30%) – Implementation of strategies for cultivation, solicitation and relationship management of mid-level annual donors and major monthly donors and other monthly donors.
  • Other (10%) – Participation in special fundraising campaigns; cultivation and communication with other regional donors and prospects; organizing special events; promoting Amnesty’s Book Club locally, etc.

Accurate record keeping and reporting of existing and potential donors in all programs.

For full details, refer to the job description posted on Amnesty’s website.



  • University education
  • Minimum of three years of fundraising experience, preferably in major gifts and/or personal solicitation of gifts
  • Excellent communications skills, verbal and written, including in digital environments
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a customer service orientation, and the ability to interact with individuals from a variety of backgrounds
  • Strong listening skills and ability to elicit donor giving motivations and interests
  • Proficiency with current online media tools for communicating, including email broadcasting
  • Demonstrated proficiency with databases and data management, with good attention to detail and experience with CRM or other database software
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel and Internet Explorer
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently as well as in a team
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment, juggling several projects at one time
  • Possess a valid driver’s license, access to a vehicle, and ability to drive to donor meetings/events as required
  • Knowledge of social media platforms, e.g. Twitter, Facebook, etc. is an asset
  • Fund raising certification is desirable


Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours/week)

Start date: August 2018

Duration: 2 years, with potential of becoming permanent

Location: Ottawa National Office

Starting salary: $64,241 - $66,093 per annum (commensurate with qualifications), plus 15% in lieu of benefits for a maximum of $73,877 - $76-007 per annum

Travel: Some travel required

Deadline: Applications will be accepted until noon, July 4, 2018


Application Process

Covering letter outlining your suitability for the position, resumé, and 2 supervisory references should be submitted electronically via Charity Village.

Amnesty International Canada is committed to employment equity, actively seeks diversity in the workplace, and welcomes and encourages applications from members of equity-seeking groups including women, transgender, non-binary, and LGBTI individuals; First Nations, Metis, and Inuit individuals, persons with disabilities, and members of racialized and marginalized groups. Please indicate in your application if you would like to be considered for employment equity.

Accommodations are available to job applicants with disabilities upon request.

Although we appreciate the interest of all candidates, only candidates invited for interviews will be contacted.