Posted On: 2021-02-12
Closing On: 2021-02-26
Location: Whitby, ON
Effective: March 2021
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Management
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Job Description

You Belong Here! Working as a team, our common goal is to improve quality of life, social and economic inclusion, and health and wellbeing for Canadians of ALL abilities. Together we are shaping the future, constantly looking for ways to improve how we operate, communicate and innovate. Abilities Centre is a workplace where you can learn, develop, be your true self, and have fun, all while realizing your fullest potential. This position is critical in supporting Abilities Centre in telling its story, demonstrating its impact, and ultimately developing meaningful relationships with donors, sponsors and raising funds that will enable us to continue to transform the lives of those we serve and the communities where they live, work and play. We firmly believe that a great fundraiser is somebody that is incredibly passionate about the cause they are advocating for. We therefore strongly encourage individuals with lived experience of disability, and those that have faced barriers to participation in their own communities to apply for this position.
Summary: Reporting to the President & CEO, the Manager, Development plays an integral role in leading Abilities Centre’s coordinated fundraising program and special events portfolio. The Manager, Development provides comprehensive management and day-to-day execution of fundraising functions to enable Abilities Centre to achieve its revenue goals while promoting a culture of philanthropy and a donor-centric mindset across the organization and its stakeholders. This position includes management of Abilities Centre’s frontline fundraising initiatives (including cultivation and solicitation within major gift, sponsorship, and annual giving portfolios), working in collaboration with the President & CEO and Senior Director, Finance to support the strategic development and implementation of Abilities Centre’s fundraising program within its overall revenue objectives. It includes the management and delivery of day-to-day development and stewardship activities such as database management, gift acknowledgment, receipting and donor recognition. In addition, the Manager, Development will coordinate and execute the special events strategy, working inter-departmentally and with external stakeholders to ensure objectives are met and providing quality experiences for all. This is a role for a versatile, creative and flexible fundraising professional who is committed to philanthropy/revenue development and dedicated to our mission of accessibility and inclusion, and who is willing to support fundraising in a variety of contexts as required. 
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