Donor Engagement Officer, Major Gifts (Central Canada)
The Donor Engagement Officer will maintain and develop MSF’s major donor relationships in Central Canada. They will personally cultivate, solicit, and steward donors and prospects, and will play an integral role in the growth of MSF’s major gifts program in Central Canada. They will be a passionate advocate for MSF’s work and will relish the opportunity to meet with existing and prospective donors. A strategic thinker with a deep understanding of the humanitarian sector, they will be self-motivated and collaborative, confident in forging effective working relationships across the international movement and able to secure significant philanthropic support for MSF’s work.
- Major Gifts – Secure significant philanthropic support towards the international priority projects identified by MSF Canada in agreement with MSF’s operating centre’s; Oversee a portfolio of major gift prospects and donors in Central Canada and possibly in other areas: identifying those with an interest in MSF’s work, engaging with them, soliciting, and closing major gifts, and nurturing donor relationships to uncover opportunities for growth
- Department Administration – Contribute 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 donors
Job Specific Competencies
- Ability to build, manage, and maintain respectful and engaged relationships with diverse stakeholder groups
- Ability to analyze and synthesize complex and sensitive material and use it to develop proposals and reports, and to present appropriate, well-informed messages to current and prospective donors
Knowledge and Experience
- Demonstrated development experience, preferably in Fundraising, Major Gifts, or with Multilateral/Bilateral funders
- Experience closing gifts at the six-figure level, including complex gifts using a variety of giving vehicles
- Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and negotiation skills
- Experience in all aspects of donor cultivation (research, writing, follow-up, and stewardship)
- Knowledge of humanitarian issues
- Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office programs (specifically Word and Excel), fundraising databases, and conducting online research
- Knowledge and experience with major donors from Central Canada (Ontario and Manitoba)
- A valid driver’s licence, and ability to travel throughout Ontario and Manitoba as required
Education, Certifications, and Languages
- Fluency in spoken and written English
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Benefits: Health Spending Account, Lifestyle Spending Account, group insurance (Life, Dependent Life, AD&D), Peace of Mind plan (i.e. prescription drugs, accidental dental, hospital care, etc.), 5% RRSP contributions (no matching required), starting 4 weeks’ Vacation/year, flexible work hours, annual professional development budget, Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), and a positive and innovative office culture grounded in our core values of humanity, integrity and results.