Senior Development Officer, Alzheimer Society of B.C.

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is dedicated to helping anyone concerned with or facing dementia have the confidence and skills to maintain quality of life, to ensuring that public policy and perceptions reflect the issues and reality, and to securing funding for research. To ensure the Society is able to continue this important work, we require a dynamic and focused fund development team who excel at relationship building and donor stewardship.

Working as a member of the Resource Development team, the Senior Development Officer will build and manage a portfolio of major gift prospects through all stages of the donor cycle. As the ideal candidate, you will possess a passion for philanthropy, a strong understanding of donor relationship management, excellent relationship building and interpersonal skills, and a proven fundraising track record. You will also bring energy and commitment to engaging current donors and attracting new prospects to the work of the Society. As the successful candidate, you will identify and qualify prospects and strategically cultivate and solicit prospects and donors, leading to significant increase in long-term revenue. You will also develop and implement stewardship strategies that provide prospective donors with meaningful opportunities to impact the Society’s cause. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Generate revenue at the major gift level through identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
  • Manage an assigned portfolio of major gift donors.
  • Identify and cultivate new major gift prospects.
  • Work with the team in the creation of revenue development plans.
  • Meet or exceed financial and activity goals.
  • Prepare compelling, strategic major gift materials including briefing notes, proposals and reports.
  • Maintain accurate, professional and current Raiser’s Edge and hard-copy records, action and reports.
  • Ensure Raiser’s Edge database is maintained with the assigned prospects and donors.
  • Support and attend major donor events to cultivate and steward relationships.
  • Other duties as required in order to meet the needs of the role in relation to organizational goals.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Undergraduate degree with at least 5-7 years of fundraising experience including Major Gifts, or an equivalent of education and Major Gift fundraising.
  • Ability to engage with prospective and current donors with skill, tact and discretion.
  • In-depth experience with the principles of effective donor cultivation and solicitation.
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of Word and Excel for Windows, database (preferably Raiser’s Edge).
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines.
  • Previous knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and/or related dementias is an asset.
  • Must be able to drive and have reliable transportation.

For more information, or to apply in confidence 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.

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