We are currently seeking an Interim Executive Director for a 4-6 month contract with the possibility of permanent employment at the end of the contract.
Kids Up Front is a charitable organization that provides access to arts, culture, sports and recreation for kids who otherwise would not have the opportunity. We focus our energies on children and youth who have been adversely affected by poverty, abuse, illness and disability.
Activities range from sporting events, concerts, live theatre, and theme parks – a near endless list of fun and enriching events! Charitable opportunities are distributed fairly and efficiently through our Registered Partner Agencies who then accept the activity, select the children and youth, and coordinate logistics.
To learn more about the Kids Up Front Foundation please visit our website at http://www.kidsupfrontvancouver.com/
The role of the Interim Executive Director is to manage the full scope of operations of the Kids Up Front Vancouver organization under the direction and governance of the Board of Directors. Key areas of accountability include:
Preparation for Annual Gala (to be held on September 24, 2015)
- Develop corporate sponsorships for the Gala.
- Secure individual table sales.
- Fundraise for prizes and donations for the silent and live auction.
- Work with Gala Committee, office staff and volunteers to manage all Gala logistics including invitations, speakers and presentations, entertainment, guest communications, acknowledgements and tax receipting for donors.
Fund Development and Organizational Sustainability
- Ensure budgeted revenue targets for fundraising are met through individual donors, corporate gifts and sponsorships, events, and grant applications.
Operations and Financial Management
- Maintain operating expenses and cash flow as per the budget.
- Prepare monthly financial reports prior to each Board meeting.
- Ensure timely and accurate tax receipting to donors.
- Effective management of an office staff of three, as well as all volunteers.
- Coordination of logistical and operational issues to ensure KUF services are carried out efficiently and effectively.
- Maintain relationships and develop new relationships with community agencies that KUF partners with to distribute tickets.
- Expand KUF’s network of potential individual donors and corporate sponsors.
- Work collaboratively with KUF National, including the Executive Directors in other Canadian cities.
- Present financial, fund development, and operational updates at monthly Board meetings.
- Support Board Committee deliverables and attend their meetings as requested.
- 5-7 years fundraising experience with a proven track record of success
- CFRE certification is preferred
- A minimum of 3 years management experience
- Knowledge of financial and/or operations management
- Marketing and communications experience is an asset
- Strong interpersonal, public speaking, and communication skills
- Intermediate level computer skills, including the use of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Experience making reports to a Board of Directors and/or prior experience as a Board Member
- Demonstrable values-based, ethical and accountable leadership
- Bachelor of Commerce or related degree is desired
Please submit your resume and cover letter to Robin Turnill, Chair of the Human Resources and Governance Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than July 10th. We thank you for your interest in working for Kids Up Front Foundation.
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Overview of Position:
The Development Officer, Campaign & Major Gifts plays a key role in Havergal’s fundraising initiatives. She/He provides support for the Principal, Executive Director, and Senior Development Officer, and for members of the Campaign Cabinet and school’s Advancement Committee. The Development Officer, Campaign & Major Gifts is continually engaged in tasks related to management of the campaign, including reporting, monitoring, volunteer management, donor identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
- Manages the prospect pipeline.
- Liaises with campaign volunteers and staff to ensure a streamlined and smooth cultivation and solicitation process.
- Maintains gift and pledge records.
- Coordinates stewardship and donor relations activities relating to the campaign.
- Monitors the overall progress of the campaign.
- Other campaign-related administrative duties as assigned.
- Actively manages a prospect list of donors (cultivates, solicits and stewards these donors).
- Engages in a variety of related activities including: volunteer management; identification and assignment of prospects; major gift cultivation and solicitation; proposal, gift agreement and briefing document preparation; recognition and stewardship; gift negotiation and reporting.
- Participates as a member of the A&CR team and performs all other duties as assigned.
- The Development Officer, Campaign & Major Gifts will understand and perform his/her duties in accordance with the mission and values of Havergal College and work in a manner that will enhance the activities of the whole A&CR team. The Development Officer, Campaign & Major Gifts will handle all information ethically, accurately and confidentially.
- Extremely important are the knowledge and ability to execute and/or support a comprehensive school-wide advancement campaign. Engaging in orchestrated cultivation events and programs for the school’s major donors is of prime importance. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential.
- This position demands an ability to think strategically about donor engagement. Excellent social skills, with large groups as well as with individuals, are required.
- Advanced technical skills and the ability to work in a prospect management system/database environment, to track prospect moves and strategies, pull reports and queries and other financial data is required.
- Proven ability to manage multi-phase projects from inception to completion, including the ability to build consensus among team members and balance multiple concurrent priorities is an asset.
- It is necessary for the incumbent to possess the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Being detail-oriented, focused and goal-oriented, with a high level of energy is essential. Using good judgment in situations requiring independent initiative and tact is critical.
Education and Experience:
- A bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required with a minimum of five years’ experience, preferably in higher education (or a comparably complex organization), in development and advancement services or a related field. Previous experience interacting with donors is mandatory.
- A CFRE is preferred.
- The incumbent has a high level of independence in accomplishing the responsibilities of the position.
- Goals, priorities, and major projects are reviewed and discussed on an on-going basis with the ED and SDO.
- Some travel, as well as evening/weekend work is required.
- Havergal College offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.
For more information, or to apply in confidence (by August 10, 2015) 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.