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World Vision Canada

Major Gifts Philanthropy Advisor

Posted On: July 5, 2023
Closing On: August 19, 2023

Location: Remote in Alberta / Remote in Montreal or Atlantic Canada
Effective: Asap
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: intermediate
Salary Range: $80,000-105,000

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Position: Major Gifts Philanthropy Advisor x 2 positions (One position is bilingual)

Reports to: Director, Philanthropy Engagement

Position Term: Full Time

Workplace Type: 1 position is Remote in Montreal or Atlantic Canada / 1 position is remote in Alberta


Job Purpose:

The Major Gifts Philanthropy Advisor is responsible for cultivating and growing the donor base and raising gifts in the $25K – $750K range.

The Major Gifts Philanthropy Advisor also supports senior leadership in opportunity management where needed.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Cultivates relationships and moves donors through all stages of the donor cycle creating individual donor strategies and associated plans.
  • Supports senior leadership, executives, and volunteers in the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major donors.
  • Grows donors’ contributions by building deep and meaningful relationships; understanding their affinity with World Vision, issues they care about, and capacity to give.
  • Communicates effectively and meaningfully to donors through phone calls, personal meetings, emails, letters, proposals, reports, stewardship updates, providing an individualized experience.
  • Use donor data and insights to help build plans for donor engagement and ‘asks’.
  • Pursues and cultivates prospects for major donors proactively by attending events, leveraging social networks, and identifying influencers and creatively identifies and shares knowledge on prospecting potential donors.
  • Responsible for achieving KPIs and yearly expectations.
  • Incorporates planned giving references in discussions with donors when appropriate.
  • Engages donors through trips to the field (work with WVC Travel Coordinators) and event invitations.
  • Uses CRM effectively.
  • Continually improves and develops self and team in the major gift space.


Qualifications required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in fundraising with a proven track record of success in Major Gifts OR similar experience in sales including client management.
  • A strategic and creative thinker who works proactively and can manage a diverse set of priorities.
  • Demonstrated awareness of and experience with the donor/client relationship cycle (identification, cultivation, solicitation, stewardship).
  • Flexible and adaptable; able to work both independently and as part of a team in a remote environment with proven ability to set priorities; work with minimal supervision and meet deadlines.
  • Extremely strong relationship building and business development skills.
  • Skilled communicator in both writing and in presentations.
  • Ability to travel domestically (minimum of 40% per week) and internationally as needed.
  • Ability and willingness to work non-traditional hours to execute donor events and meet the needs of donors, partners, and volunteers.
  • Expertise in using CRM systems.


Why consider us?

  • World Vision Canada has consistently been awarded Canada and GTA top employer awards.
  • We are Canada’s largest development, relief, and advocacy non-profit organization.
  • We embody an Agile mindset here.
  • We offer competitive pay and benefits. Our comprehensive health benefits start at day 1 which includes a Health Spending Account.
  • We match pension contributions up to 6% and provide a top-up for pregnancy & parental leaves.
  • We offer extra time off for restoration by closing for an additional day on long weekends, 6 times a year.
  • We provide up to six weeks’ vacation, plus paid sick days, personal days & wellness days.
  • We offer a family-friendly, caring, and flexible work environment.