180608b - Director of Development

Director of Development


Over 30 years Phoenix has touched the lives of approximately 10,000 people - youth and their family members, contributing to a vibrant community, city and region. Our work is intentional, and literally life changing.

Phoenix is the only youth-serving agency in Atlantic Canada that offers our range of programs and services.  We offer twelve critical, intersecting areas of services:  advocacy, outreach, community engagement, crisis support, youth and family therapy, employment supports, educational supports, housing support, health services, arts, recreation and leadership, parent support, and money management.  Our team of caring professionals recognizes that each person who comes to us has unique needs and personal strengths. We believe that people are the leaders in their own lives; Phoenix is a leader in supporting them.

As a non-profit, community-based organization Phoenix believes in strategic collaboration and continuous learning. We share our practice and knowledge with others and learn from leaders in the field to strengthen our approach.  Phoenix plays an active role within 14 regional and national boards, organizations and initiatives and has been recognized regionally, nationally and internationally for our approach and impact.

The Director of Development leads Phoenix’s Fund Development team in all aspects of fundraising to ensure the continued health and vibrancy of the organization. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development contributes to Phoenix’s overall strategy, policy development, and budgetary processes as an active member of the Executive Team.

This role leads a team of five fund development professionals to execute a diversified fundraising strategy that includes grants, major gifts, annual giving, special events, donor relations, stewardship, volunteer & community engagement, and communications. As a natural relationship builder, the Director of Development plays a key role in representing Phoenix in the community and deepening connections with partners and supporters.

As an ideal candidate, you should have a proven track record in leading a fund development team.  You should be very strong in relationship building, fundraising and revenue development, public speaking, and communications.  An experienced team leader, you should have extensive knowledge of financial oversight, strategic planning, philanthropy, community relations, and developing your people.  Ideally, you have been part of a senior leadership team and participated in leading an organization.  Experience with issues pertaining to youth and social justice are considered an asset, as is familiarity with Raiser’s Edge. You must have a post-secondary education in a related field and a CFRE designation would be considered an asset.

To express your interest in this position or to discuss the opportunity, please email Stephen Pamenter at stephen@snowrecruit.com or call 902-407-9495.