Development Officer, Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement (JA) is the world’s largest not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating young people about business. With over 120 charters worldwide, JA brings a diverse global view of business to local communities. Since 1955 Junior Achievement of British Columbia (JABC) has partnered with educators, donors and volunteers to bring a real-world experience into the classroom. Our programs give students the confidence and skills they need to become the next generation of business and community leaders.

We are currently seeking to fill a Development Officer position for our Resource Development department. We will provide an opportunity for interested candidates to grow and develop their skills within a dynamic and challenging environment.

Job Summary:

The Development Officer reports to the VP Development while working closely with the CEO, VP Programs and Resource Development Team. This is a permanent position.

The Development Officer works closely with the administrative staff and other departments as needed (e.g. Finance, Programs, Marketing) to manage and expand the donor portfolio. To this end, the Development Officer facilitates and collaborates on cross-functional implementation projects and strategies.

The Development Officer will work with the VP Development to create and execute a plan to engage and secure new resources from a portfolio of donors which includes Foundations, Charitable Trusts and individual donors.

The position activities include identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of a portfolio of 80-100 donors, with a minimum annual goal of $500K.

Preparation and submission of grant applications, LOIs, reports and other correspondence as required to assure high standards for donor satisfaction and retention. This also includes activities such as research and meeting briefings, updating donor database and other duties as assigned.


  • Two years post-secondary education or equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • 3-5 years of fundraising experience, including but not limited to annual giving, grant writing, foundation giving
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team in a small office   environment
  • Ability to work with changing priorities and a diverse group of people
  • A passion for the not-for-profit sector and desire to learn
  • Experience coordinating or as support to a fundraising team
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office and use of Raisers Edge
  • Exceptional written and oral communications skills, and customer service skills
  • Sound ability to complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Ability to foster a positive work environment; tact and diplomacy are critical
  • Superb problem-solving skills

Please submit your application, including cover letter and resume to Nancy Cardozo, VP Development, The application period deadline is February 15, 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. We expect to have the selected candidate offered by the end of February 2018.

Please mention that you saw this career opportunity on Phil’s Careers Blog.

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