Posted On: 2018-12-28
Closing On: 2019-01-13
Location: Burlington
Effective: Immediately
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Senior

Job Description

The Donor Relations and Advancement Manager will lead and supervise the Donor Relations team in Canada, lead the planning and implementation of Canadian major and mid-level donor contribution plans and campaigns, and manage major donor relationships and accounts. The ideal candidate will cultivate and maintain relationships with donors to secure necessary funds, provide analysis and financial reporting of major and mid-level donor development, and provide leadership and supervision to the team in Canada. 


  1. Provide leadership and supervision of the Donor Relations team in Canada, which secures more than $4.5M in financial support annually:
    a) Facilitate the annual planning process and establishing performance objectives for major and mid-level donor development in Canada in alignment with World Renew’s priorities
    b) Ensure the annual donor development plan for Canada is effectively implemented, and provide evaluation and upgrading of donor development activities
    c) Ensure accountability of Canadian Donor Relations staff for effective performance and provide necessary knowledge, tools, skill training, and feedback to lead team and individual member growth
  2. Lead the planning and implementation of the Canadian major and mid-level donor contribution plans and campaigns
  3. Manage major donor relationships and accounts of about 100 assigned donors to achieve objectives:
    a) Prepare and implement contact plans for major donors; develop and deepen existing donor relationships through effective involvement strategies
    b) Develop and present funding proposals and case statements to individuals, businesses and donor groups
    c) Provide donors with relevant information to report on the application of donors’ gifts and increase their understanding and affinity for the ministry of World Renew
    d) Coordinate with the Marketing and Communications sub-team for the creation and production of materials that will increase the agency’s profile and reputation with donors
    e) Ensure personalized and timely receipting to major donors
  4. Be the point of contact for Canadian constituents regarding planned estate giving
    a) Oversee the development of the Joseph Stewards legacy giving society in Canada
    b) Collaborate with appropriate related organization such as Christian Stewardship Services in the promotion of planned and estate giving
  5. Identify and address current trends that affect World Renew’s fund development plans and campaigns and its relationship with its donors
  6. Perform other duties as assigned


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Membership in a Christian church and agreement with the doctrine of the CRC signified by signing a covenant statement
  2. Demonstrated commitment to promote a work environment that values diversity and equality, as well as have respectful relationships with others
  3. Committed to working towards gender equality, equity and justice in all aspects of our programming, plans, policies and organizational structure
  4. Knowledgeable in the Reformed faith and tradition as practiced by the CRCNA, with an ability to articulate a biblical world and life view and to communicate enthusiasm for the ministry of World Renew
  5. Thorough understanding of fund development principles including cultivation, solicitation and stewardship and how best to integrate these into donor involvement and support for World Renew
  6. Ability to plan, manage and monitor a development budget and demonstrate return on investment of development activities
  7. Flexible and adaptable team player; proven skills in collaborating with others; demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to express ideas clearly, listen with sensitivity
  8. Ability to maintain the confidentiality of donor information; Self-directed, ability to work with limited direction and to set priorities in a multi-task context to ensure projects are completed and targets achieved
  9. Well-developed writing skills, including prior experience writing proposals and donor reports; demonstrated competency in various computer applications, especially MS Word, Excel, Access, internet research and fundraising databases and Google products
  10. Ability to direct the activities of self and others to ensure projects are completed and targets achieved
  11. Certificated Fundraising Executive or Credentialed Christian Nonprofit Leader (CCNL) or documented ability and experience and willingness to become qualified as a CFRE or CCNL


  1. A bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in a related field such as business, marketing, or nonprofit management is preferred
  2. At least five years of work experience in fund raising is required, with demonstrated ability in the area of major donor development including at least 3 years of experience in team management/leadership is preferred
  3. Experience or exposure to international community development is a definite asset 

More information about this position can be found online on our website: Candidates interested in applying should do so online, on or before January 13, 2019: