As a key member of our Development team, the Associate Director is an established fundraising leader, with a particular expertise in broad-based fundraising programs, including major gifts and planned giving. The Associate Director provides strong, innovative leadership in the ongoing cultivation, solicitation, recognition and stewardship of key donors to The Arthritis Society, BC & Yukon Division.
As a key participant in developing and recruiting a regional Fund Development Committee of senior volunteers to support implementation of initiatives, he/she will be responsible for cultivating relationships with donors and other stakeholders, facilitating the ongoing stewardship of donors to maintain support and a positive image for The Society, developing corporate partnerships and ensuring they are effectively supported, growing existing programs such as events, major gifts and sponsorship programs including research and solicitation strategies and stewarding an active planned giving program.
This role will be based from our provincial office in Vancouver; there will be occasional travel within the province, as required.
Required Skills and Experience:
Essential experience includes a minimum of five years working in a fund development environment with at least two years spent in a senior management role. Post-secondary education is essential as is membership of the AFP. CFRE accreditation or working towards same is considered an asset.
The successful candidate will have the ability to present The Arthritis Society’s mission, vision, goals and fund development program with the highest professional standards, working collaboratively with the existing team. A seasoned professional, you will have demonstrated experience in developing strategy and securing major, planned, and annual gifts and special events sponsorship, as well as knowledge and experience with corporate and foundation solicitations. The capacity to work easily and effectively with a wide range of people, build relationships, be articulate and engaging and possess interpersonal skills to relate to and motivate prospective donors is essential for this position as is excellent time management, communications, decision-making, presentation and organizational skills. Strong leadership skills with the ability to think strategically and creatively, proven ability to inspire, motivate, mentor and develop staff and volunteers and proficient computer skills are also necessary with knowledge of Raiser’s Edge considered an asset.
This role will require flexibility to adapt weekly schedules in order to travel, and work the occasional evening and / or weekend. A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is also required.
The Arthritis Society offers a competitive salary and benefits in addition to an empowering and supportive work environment.
For more information, to receive the full position prospectus, or to apply in confidence, by April 10, please contact:
Gérard Consulting – Fundraising Talent Management
Phil Gérard, President
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.