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Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Canada

Donor Engagement Officer – Central Canada (Major Gifts)

Posted On: February 2, 2024
Closing On: February 29, 2024

Location: Toronto, ON
Effective: as soon as possible
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: intermediate
Salary Range: $70,676.00 - $75,911.00 (non negotiable)

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Donor Engagement Officer, Major Gifts (Central Canada)

Location: Toronto, ON

At the core of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Canada’s identity is a commitment to medical ethics, independence, neutrality, and impartiality. We go where people’s medical needs are greatest. These ideals have driven every aspect of our work – from medical care and logistical coordination, to finance and communications – since MSF was established in 1971. 

MSF Canada is looking for a Donor Engagement Officer for our fundraising team who:  

  • Secures significant philanthropic support towards the international priority projects identified by MSF Canada in agreement with MSF’s operating centre’s
  • Drives and implements moves management for their own portfolio, documenting all contacts and next steps in CRM. Build appropriate strategies and create the tools needed to initiate and cultivate these relationships, including crafting opportunities for restricted and multi-year giving
  • Determine annual projections and regular reforecasting of major donors in their portfolio. Liaise with colleague’s cross-departmentally, major donors, the MSF Canada Executive team, Board of Directors, and other stakeholders to execute cultivation, stewardship, and retention strategies, including provision of tailored briefing notes and event planning support
  • Will help the Administration Department by contributing to the development of the Major Giving annual plan, designed to meet priority funding needs, effectively communicate about MSF project activities and advocacy efforts, and meet the needs, objectives, and policies of MSF; Draft reports (including financial information), and provide high quality service to our foundation donors and prospective donor

The successful candidate will:  

  • Demonstrate development experience, preferably in Fundraising, Major Gifts, or with Multilateral/Bilateral funders
  • Have experience closing gifts at the six-figure level, including complex gifts using a variety of giving vehicles
  • Have excellent interpersonal, presentation, and negotiation skills
  • Have knowledge of humanitarian issues
  • Have experience in all aspects of donor cultivation (research, writing, follow-up, and stewardship)
  • Demonstrate experience with Microsoft Office programs (specifically Word and Excel), fundraising databases, and conducting online research
  • Have knowledge and experience with major donors from Central Canada (Ontario and Manitoba)
  • Be enthusiastic “all hands-on deck” style team player; able to operate and collaborate across multiple teams and thrive in a fast-paced culture.

MSF Canada’s positive and innovative office culture is based on core values of humanity, integrity and results. Our working conditions include :

  • Access to an Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) 
  • A hybrid working model (minimum 40% in office and up to 60% work from home) 
  • An accessible open concept, shared office space with bookable workstations (consisting of sit/stand desks, swivel chair, laptop with dock and double monitors) and various sized meeting rooms  
  • A commitment to incorporating equity, diversity, and inclusion in everything  
  • 5% RRSP contributions (no employee matching required) 
  • Health Spending Account 
  • Lifestyle Spending Account 
  • Group insurance (Life, Dependent Life, AD&D) 
  • Peace of Mind plan (prescription drugs, accidental dental, hospital care, etc.) 
  • Starting 4 weeks of vacation per year 
  • Annual professional development budget 

Detailed job description available here.

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