Posted On: 2021-03-16
Closing On: 2021-04-30
Location: Calgary, AB
Effective: As soon as possible
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Intermediate
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Job Description

About the Organization:
At Wycliffe Canada, we believe that the Bible is God’s message to all people EVERYWHERE and that when the Bible is available to people in the language that speaks directly to their hearts, individuals, families - and entire communities - can be transformed. However, of the 7,353 languages spoken by 7+ billion people around the world, there are 3,969 languages, representing 252 million people with not even a single verse of the Bible. Wycliffe Canada works to end this Bible poverty by facilitating the translation of God’s Word among minority language communities worldwide. 

We serve our field partners in these key areas of ministry:

  1. Bible Translation
    The Scriptures point to Jesus, the source of life, salvation and peace. But 1 in 5 people around the world still do not have access to the whole Bible in a language and form they best understand. Much work remains, but it’s now possible to finish Scripture translation for those who still need it - in this generation.

  2. Engagement With Scripture
    Transformation happens when people engage the Bible in a language and form they best understand. Churches flourish when pastors teach and disciple in a language that they best understand and communities gain resources for healing and peacemaking.

  3. Literacy
    For many communities, literacy affirms dignity, preserves language, and sparks development. When people learn to read and write, they can share knowledge and access life-changing training in health and agriculture for the good of the whole community. Wider literacy equips lay leaders for deep participation in the local church.

  4. Capacity Building
    The sustainable impact of Bible translation needs local ownership, effective partnerships and innovation, this is why we also focus on capacity building. We serve the global movement by strengthening networks and offering training, resources and leadership. We love partnerships where creative solutions can be developed so people can be meaningfully transformed by God’s Word.  

About the Position: Wycliffe Canada is constantly looking to serve its donors better, so we’re looking to add a new member to our fund development team. Together with the VP Development, the Development Officer will develop and execute a plan to engage, cultivate, and steward relationships with mid-level and major donors. The Development Officer will build lasting relationships between Wycliffe and its donors. Their caseload will be comprised of current and prospective donors and they will have a responsibility to create new contacts.

The Development Officer will be charged with raising funds for Wycliffe’s on-going international translation projects, operations, and other campaigns as needed from individuals, churches, and businesses.

Key Result Areas:

  • Donor Stewardship & Cultivation

    • Work with the VP of Development on a plan and strategy for the cultivation and stewardship of mid- and major donors.

    • Maintain and build a portfolio of mid and major donors (~100 donors) by maintaining a regular flow of calls and visits to donors.

    • Upgrade current mid-level donors to major donors

    • Participate in regional fundraising galas, stewardship events and other related events.

    • Engage donors in conversations about planned gifts.

  • Public Speaking

    • Seek out opportunities for speaking engagements in churches, small groups, and other public environments

    • Speak at fundraising and stewardship events

  • Information Management

    • Regularly maintain caseload in DonorPerfect

    • Ensure that call and meeting notes, as well as moves management steps are tracked in DonorPerfect

    • Collect, use, disclose, and protect donor information according to organizational policies and procedures, and PIPA, PIPEDA, and other relevant privacy legislation

Professional Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated track record of securing gifts of $10,000+

  • Demonstrated track record of working with, and upgrading mid-level and major-level donors (5+ years)

  • Good understanding of relational fundraising

  • CFRE or working towards designation

  • Planned giving experience is an asset

  • Familiarity with DonorPerfect is an asset

Personal Characteristics

  • Understanding of and desire to further Wycliffe Canada’s mission and the ministry of Bible translation

  • Irrepressible and infectious enthusiasm

  • Exceptional verbal, written communication skills

  • Ability to work proactively and independently

  • Willingness to

    • Travel regularly within the Greater Toronto Area

    • Travel a few times per year throughout Ontario and other provinces in Eastern Canada

    • Travel internationally once per year

  • Bilingualism (English/French) is an asset

Required Qualifications

  • Able to work legally in Canada

  • Clear criminal record check, credit check

  • Valid driver’s license and access to vehicle

  • Agreement with and willingness to sign Wycliffe Canada’s Statement of Faith, Standard of Conduct, and Conflict of Interest Policy


  • Competitive salary and benefits package

  • Cell phone


  • Flexible work schedule

  • Fun, dynamic and tight-knit team

  • Faith-based, supportive, and family-oriented work environment


Please forward cover letter and resumé to

Please note, we will only contact applicants chosen to participate in subsequent stages of the selection process.

Wycliffe Canada welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for applicants taking part in all aspects of the selection process.