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Manager of Development, Louis Brier Jewish Aged Foundation

Responsibilities, including:

  • Prospect research and all background work to ensure proper donor cultivation and stewardship
  • Developing relationships with donors, identifying new potential donors and prospects
  • Organization of all donor stewardship recognition programs
  • Facilitating all of the Foundation’s event planning and coordination activities
  • Campaign management
    • Create relevant Case for Support
    • Participate in the development of all campaign materials
    • Recruit and manage volunteer fundraisers
    • Prepare canvassers with training and solicitation packages
    • Maintain ongoing communication and relationships with canvassers
    • Produce ongoing campaign progress reports as well as a final campaign report
  • Responsible for developing and executing the planned giving program
  • Responsible for a portfolio of midlevel donors (20-40)
  • Participate as an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals or similar
  • Contributing to the Foundation’s reputation and presence in the community by cultivating and maintaining community relations, and attending community functions and fundraising networking events
  • Development and execution of specific appeals and campaigns
  • Responsible for all grant proposals and applications to foundations and corporations


  • An undergraduate degree with a minimum 2-4 years previous experience in fundraising
  • Working knowledge of Raisers Edge database and Crystal Reports
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills
  • Experience in the development of grant proposals
  • Computer and data management experience, with working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently under pressure and remain focused within an evolving work environment
  • Knowledge of our Jewish community is an asset
  • This position reports directly to the Executive Director

Please send resume with cover letter to no later than October 9th, 2017.

We thank you for applying but will only contact those we wish to interview.

Louis Brier Jewish Aged Foundation
1055 West 41st Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6M 1W9

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Director of External Relations, St. Margaret’s School (Victoria, BC)


Reporting to the Head of School, the Director of External Relations oversees the School’s External Relations team, which includes responsibility for advancement, public relations, communications, marketing, branding and alumnae relations.

Specifically, this position has oversight for the development and implementation of all fundraising initiatives with the objective of securing ongoing, sustained revenue for the School. The Director will develop stewardship strategy and manage priorities, goals, and budgets; research, identify and engage with potential donors and other sources of potential revenue, including government/corporate grants and other opportunities available to not-for-profit organizations.

This position will also manage alumnae relations with the goal of building and sustaining strong relationships with all alumnae and supporters through a variety of means to be developed and executed by the Director. This role includes managing the administrative support for the External Relations Office, the donor/alumnae/student database and all activities pertaining to donor relations, including record keeping and issuing of tax receipts.

Core Competencies

Empathy   Humility     Responsibility   Integrity     Respect    Resilience

Direct Reports

Communications Coordinator, Alumnae Relations/Donor Data Base Officer, Annual Fund/Fundraising Officer and student, parent and staff volunteers engaged in Advancement-related activities.


  • University degree; CFRE qualifications preferred.
  • 10+ years of fundraising experiences and demonstrated record of success.
  • Demonstrated leadership and senior management ability; experience with fund raising for a capital campaign an asset.
  • Excellent oral and written presentation skills.
  • Proficiency with data base management and the use of Raiser’s Edge.
  • Developed competencies in the area of impact and influence through relationship building and networking.
  • Highly developed interpersonal strengths.
  • Strong organizational ability and ability to prioritize.
  • Willingness and ability to travel.
  • Ability to be innovative and think outside the box regarding creative strategies to engage prospective donors and supporters for the School.
  • A self-directed and creative individual.
  • Superior EQ skills in self-awareness, self-management, social agility, empathy, impact and influence, mastery of purpose and vision.
  • Knowledge of independent school an asset. 

For more information, to receive the full position prospectus, 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.

Manager, Annual and Planned Giving, Pacific Salmon Foundation

Position Summary

Reporting to the Vice President for Development, Marketing and Communications, the Manager of Annual and Planned Giving is responsible for the strategic planning, execution and management of annual and planned giving for the Pacific Salmon Foundation. Primary areas of fundraising responsibility include: monthly giving; planned giving; personal solicitation; donor stewardship activities and events to attract, retain and upgrade annual donors; help build a prospect pool of major gift donors.

Responsibilities Include

  • Develops and implements a successful planned giving program.
  • Manages a portfolio of prospects and donors that will enable the Pacific Salmon Foundation to increase revenue through planned gifts (both outright and deferred).
  • Develops and delivers compelling cases for support including customized proposals, appeal letters, and other materials to secure donations; executes through direct mail, social media, email, telephone, presentations and face-to-face meetings.
  • Ensures reasonable accuracy and integrity of annual donor database (GiftWorks), incorporating best practices for maximum efficiency, program specific reporting and segmentation of data to deliver fundraising results (working in concert with Development Administrator, who manages the database).
  • Leads the Foundation’s annual giving appeals, including development of information brochures, articles, testimonials, e-materials, donor correspondence and other marketing materials as required to keep donors engaged, informed, and appreciated.
  • Contributes to the Foundation’s Development, Marketing and Communications strategy, annual operating plan and budget.


  • University degree plus minimum five years of directly related annual giving and planned giving experience or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Ability to develop and implement strategic and creative fundraising plans with clear performance metrics and goals.
  • Demonstrated ability in building successful donor relationships, identifying prospects, cultivating and securing donations that support institutional goals and objectives.
  • Effective oral and written communication, proposal-writing, problem-solving, conflict resolution, negotiation and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work cooperatively to achieve common goals; working collaboratively while providing the best quality product available and continuously upgrading standards to maintain quality, in all areas of responsibility.
  • Ability to provide direction and motivation to others through communication, modeling appropriate behavior, optimism, and high achievement.
  • Strong ability to plan, initiate and complete projects on time and on budget.
  • Understanding of database management, gift processing and donor relations (GiftWorks).
  • Demonstrated analytical and fundraising skills with the ability to recognize opportunities and prioritize them to attain goals.
  • Experience in gift planning and/or major gifts and a clear knowledge and understanding of the Canadian tax system, estate planning, and various gift vehicles is ideal.
  • Must have regular access to a vehicle and have a valid driver’s license.
  • Interest in and passion for environmental conservation, especially Pacific salmon!

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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