Posted On: 2019-11-13
Closing On: 2019-12-13
Location: Toronto, ON
Effective: January, 2020
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Senior

Job Description

Manager, Annual and Planned Giving
Employment Terms: Full-Time, Permanent
Start Date: January, 2020

Branksome Hall’s Advancement and Community Engagement (ACE) team is growing and poised to launch the most ambitious campaign in our school’s 116-year history. We are looking for high-energy, talented individuals, who have been waiting for the right vision and opportunity to make a difference.

As a member of the Advancement and Community Engagement team, the Manager, Annual and Planned Giving is responsible for the development, implementation and growth of all aspects of Branksome Hall’s Annual Giving program, as well as the continued development of the Planned 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.

Key Accountabilities:

The Manager will be responsible for Annual and Planned 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, expand on planned giving direct response and personal engagement opportunities. In collaboration with the Advancement team, the Manager will identify, qualify and cultivate leadership prospects for future campaign support. The Manager will analyse solicitation activities and provide suggestions and solutions for enhanced performance. The successful candidate will also develop and enhance planned giving direct response opportunities and maintain a small portfolio of planned giving prospects.

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.).

About Branksome Hall:

As Toronto’s only all-girls, all-years IB World School, Branksome Hall nurtures a passion to explore the invisible world of the unknown in each of our students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12. We see the mind as a muscle that requires the constant exercise of curiosity to stay fit, to grow and to adapt in an ever-changing, uncertain and diverse world. We believe our global approach to education cultivates an inquiring mind that is essential to more sophisticated problem-solving abilities and a richer, more meaningful life. Our mission, vision and values drive our community of faculty and staff. Our employees know that, each and every day, Branksome is where they can do their best work and make a difference.

How to Apply:

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. If you’re interested in this opportunity please apply by November 25, 2019. Please note that this posting will remain active until the position is filled and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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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