Posted On: 2019-06-28
Closing On: 2019-07-28
Location: Toronto, ON
Effective: ASAP
Employment Type: Full-Time

Job Description

Manager, Annual and Leadership Giving

Employment Terms: Full-Time, Permanent

Start Date: ASAP

Branksome Hall, a leading independent International Baccalaureate (IB) World School for girls, challenges and inspires girls to love learning and shape a better world. Through the unique combination of wellbeing, outstanding academics and international mindedness, Branksome Hall students and employees become impactful leaders. With our values of Sense of Community, Inclusiveness, Creativity and Making a Difference as a foundation, Branksome Hall offers a strong Liberal Arts curriculum that develops critical thinking and inquiry skills. 

The Opportunity:

As a member of the Advancement and Community Engagement team, the Manager, Annual and Leadership Giving is responsible for the development, implementation and growth of all aspects of Branksome Hall’s Annual Giving program. Working with members of the Major Gifts team, the Manager will also play a central role in identifying and cultivating campaign prospects through the creation of an Annual Giving Leadership program.

This is an exciting time for a talented and creative professional to join a world-renowned educational community, open to new possibilities and committed to making a difference.

Key Accountabilities:

The Manager will be responsible for Annual and Leadership Giving strategic planning, including developing the business plan as well as the stewardship and accountability plans for donors; creating and managing the program budget and forecasting revenue; and prioritizing target audiences and determining optimal solicitation methods for each target audience. The Manager will work to build a culture of philanthropy at Branksome Hall by leading the implementation of annual programs. This includes providing leadership to the creative direction of all annual appeals as well as developing and launching new fundraising programs, such as a parent peer-to-peer initiative. The successful candidate will manage and enhance a personalized Annual Leadership Giving program and maintain a portfolio of prospects for personalized solicitation activities, as well as assist with the execution of Branksome Hall’s current stewardship activities. In collaboration with the Associate Director of Development and other campaign staff, the Manager will identify, qualify and cultivate leadership prospects for future campaign support. The Manager will analyze solicitation activities, create and distribute stewardship reports both for donors and internal stakeholders, and provide suggestions and solutions for enhanced performance.

Candidate Profile:

As the ideal candidate, you hold a degree or related college certificate, along with five years progressive experience, with a successful track record of creating innovative annual programs that have resulted in increased participation and revenue. With a positive, can-do approach, you have a demonstrated history of project management success, successfully setting priorities and meeting deadlines. A creative thinker with the ability to critically analyze projects, you are able to adapt to changing circumstances in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. The successful candidate has a strong sense of professional judgement and customer service orientation, and enjoys working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to manage multiple priorities and work effectively in a goal-oriented environment. Attention to detail will come with ease to the successful candidate, who also possesses strong organizational and communication skills. The Manager will have experience planning, budgeting and forecasting, as well as the ability to analyze data and manage gift information, with understanding of relevant CRA regulations, gift vehicles and their charitable tax implications. Technically savvy, the Manager possesses advanced knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or a similar CRM platform, Microsoft Office, and other graphic software (InDesign, Photoshop, etc.).

How to Apply:

If you’re interested in an opportunity to contribute to our dynamic organization, please apply by July 28, 2019. This posting will remain active until the position is filled.

Branksome Hall is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all candidates, who meet the minimum requirements for the position. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates engaging in all parts of the recruitment and selection process at Branksome Hall.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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