New Search: Director of Development, Arthritis Society, British Columbia & Yukon Division


1-Year Contract

A career at the Arthritis Society is more than just a job. It’s an opportunity to use your talents to make a difference in the lives of people affected by arthritis. In addition to making a positive impact, you will also be joining an organization that embraces innovation and is committed to being a great place to work. We offer a positive, fun, corporate working environment with lots of opportunity for learning and development through spirited teamwork and involvement in exciting projects and new initiatives, many of which are provincial and nationwide in scope. Our people are essential to our success and we will empower you with the resources you need to be successful in your role. The Arthritis Society is proud to be accredited under Imagine Canada’s Standards Program.

Reporting to the Executive Director of the British Columbia & Yukon Division, the Director of Development is responsible for providing leadership to the fund development team, ensuring the effective execution of all aspects of the Division’s revenue development programs and securing funds for the Arthritis Society by fulfilling the interests and passions of donors by providing them with giving opportunities and encouraging them to give. 

The Opportunity:

An active and passionate fundraiser, with demonstrated experience securing major gifts, the Director of Development will provide leadership work collaboratively to:

  • Successfully meet the fiscal year 2018/2019 revenue goals for the British Columbia and Yukon Division.
  • Implement and manage all activities related to the annual giving program.
  • Grow individual giving, with a focus on qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospective major gifts donors.
  • Direct and coordinate the work of the fundraising staff, including supervision and evaluation.

Required Skills & Experience:

The successful candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree in business development or fundraising with at least (5) five years of fund development experience gained from, ideally, a healthcare, university and/or nonprofit environment, at least two (2) years of which have been spent in a major gifts leadership role. He/she will possess a solid understanding and appreciation of the social, cultural and business fabric of the British Columbia & Yukon region, and will have the ability to present the Arthritis Society’s mission, vision, goals and fund development program with the highest professional standards. The capacity to work strategically, effectively and collaboratively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, build relationships, be articulate and engaging, and motivate prospective donors is essential for this position, as are excellent decision-making, presentation and organizational skills. AFP membership and CFRE accreditation, or working towards same, is a distinct asset. A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is required.

Please note that this is a one (1) year contract of employment.

We are proud to be an inclusive employer dedicated to building a diverse workforce, and welcome and encourage applications from qualified and talented candidates who embrace our core values. We focus on recruiting for both talent and alignment with our core values, and look for candidates who are interested in growth, learning and encourage new and smarter ways of working.

For more information, or to apply in confidence please contact:

Gérard Consulting – Fundraising Talent Management
Phil Gérard, President

Schedule a time to discuss this opportunity now:

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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