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The Ottawa Humane Society

Chief Development Officer

Posted On: February 21, 2024
Closing On: March 18, 2024

Location: 245 West Hunt Club Road, Ottawa, Ontario
Effective: Tentative start is May 21, 2024
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: management
Salary Range: 111k - 134k annually

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About the Ottawa Humane Society:
The Ottawa Humane Society (OHS) has been saving animals since 1888, with a mission of leading Ottawa in building a more humane and compassionate community for all animals.

  • We work with our community of passionate animal welfare supporters, dedicated volunteers and committed donors to create a safety net for Ottawa’s animals.
  • After completing a successful capital campaign in 2011 to build our current state-of-the-art animal shelter, it is time once again to look to the future and the possibilities for Ottawa’s animals and our community.
  • Under new leadership and driven by a visionary strategic plan that will launch this spring, we are aiming to reach deep into our community, to help more animals and people, by supporting at both ends of the leash.
  • Community support has always been at the heart of the OHS. Donors and volunteers have made it possible for our dedicated staff to give thousands of animals every year a second chance.
  • We are looking for an experienced leader to bring our ambitious animal welfare vision for Ottawa and beyond to life.

The Opportunity:

  • As a key member of the OHS leadership team and reporting directly to the President & CEO, the Chief Development Officer (CDO) will lead the organization’s transformational fundraising and engagement efforts to provide a safe haven for animals with nowhere else to turn.
  • The CDO will lead a comprehensive campaign approach for Ottawa’s animals that includes activities in: annual giving, monthly PAW giving, mid-level giving, major and principal gifts, legacy and planned giving, corporate and foundation giving and special events and strategic engagement.
  • The CDO will lead a team of 11 fundraising and engagement professionals who support annual fundraising of approximately $10M.
  • The CDO will mobilize and support a team of dedicated volunteers who will drive key activities within the campaign. This includes the OHS board of directors, OHS leadership team, OHS Auxiliary and a proposed campaign advisory counsel.
  • The CDO will spearhead an upcoming capital campaign that will change the landscape of animal care in Ottawa.

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