The Salvation Army is an international Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity.
The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.
The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda Territory has four core values:
Hope: We give hope through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Service: We reach out to support others without discrimination.
Dignity: We respect and value each other, recognizing everyone’s worth.
Stewardship: We responsibly manage the resources entrusted to us.
Position Purpose summary:
Reporting to the Divisional Director of Development, the Philanthropy Communications Specialist will work to retain, maintain and deepen life-long donor relationships through effective, strategic, donor-centered communications. The incumbent will work to create, implement and standardize print and digital Divisional donor-centered communication templates, reports and letters. This role will also work to create standardized major gift proposal that can be customized to donor’s unique interests for gifts of $100,000+, as well the solicitation of targeted family foundation for grant consideration at $10,000+.
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CRITICAL RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT
Governance Boards and Councils:
This job does not require participation in any Boards or Councils
Area Commanders, Officers, Ministry staff
Meets weekly with various ministry unit leads
Divisional Advisors and lay staff
- Frequently meets with individual and foundation donors
MANAGERIAL Leadership RESPONSIBILITY:
- Reports directly to the Head of Divisional Stewardship
FINANCIAL AND MATERIALS MANAGEMENT:
- This role does not process any financial transactions and has no budget responsibilities but uses and maintains organization assets within established guidelines
- Typical office environment with some travel to donor meetings
- Incumbent is expected to be accessible with provided cell phone during business hours
- May occasionally deal with disgruntled donors and families regarding complaints (i.e. mismanaged donor funds, inadequate/inaccurate reporting, etc.)
Overtime may be required to meet deadlines
Sitting for extended periods of time
Dexterity to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and other devices and objects
The above responsibilities must be discharged in accordance with The Salvation Army’s Mission Statement, in a professional manner, exemplifying Christian standards of conduct.
Education, Qualifications and Certifications:
Post-secondary degree or diploma in communications, marketing, journalism or similar
CFRE is a desired asset
Undergraduate degree or an advanced degree is an asset
Experience and Skilled Knowledge Requirements:
Understanding of marketing and communications principles, strategies and tactics
Experience conducting interviews and facilitating conversations to extract and uncover information necessary to develop communications materials
Experience working in a fast-paced development office; preferably in a capital campaign environment and contributing to departmental goals and objectives of $100M+
Working knowledge of the not-for-profit sector, including giving and fundraising trends, is a desired asset
3 – 5 years of experience in a communications role or possesses a specialized science communication background; with experience in proposal development
Skills and Capabilities:
Strategic thinker with ability to break down complex ideas and present them in compelling, relevant, engaging, and meaningful ways that is clear and captivating to target audiences
Excellent project management skills, with ability to conceptualize, prioritize, develop,
implement and manage diverse projects, while meeting multiple objectives and timeframes
with multiple stakeholders
Excellent proven written and verbal communications skills with the ability to cater communication to varying audiences
Self-starter with strong computer and administrative skills
Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
Meticulous with a commitment to superior quality with athorough knowledge of Canadian Press (CP) and Globe & Mail styles an asset
Excellent skills in applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint; Adobe InDesign experience preferred
Strong analytical abilities to identify audience motivations and interests and create effective and impactful messages and communication strategies to inspire, motivate, and persuade donors to continue/increase support
Committed to participating in a donor-centered environment and in building mutually beneficial life-long relationships with donors
Focused and goal-oriented
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
Respect, adherence, and understanding of The Salvation Army’s mission, culture, and values.
Learn more & apply: https://salvationarmy.ca/blog/jobs/philanthropy-communications-specialist/