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AFP Saskatoon Chapter offers organizations the opportunity to publish job postings on our website. Postings are usually made public and shared with Chapter members within 48 hours, and will remain on our website for a month after the posting date.

  • $100 fee for AFP Saskatoon members
  • $150 fee for non-members

Invoices will be sent to the contact person provided, and payment is due upon receipt to AFP Saskatoon Chapter.

Please submit Full Job Description Details along with your organizations' detailed contact information to: Please also let us know if you are or anyone at your organization is a member of AFP Saskatoon Chapter.




SASKATOON, SK - Be part of the largest Wish Granting organization in Canada! Enjoy a job that is personally rewarding, and help children enjoy their most heartfelt wish. Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada now has a 9 (nine) month full-time contract opportunity for a Development Coordinator (Third Party Events) at their Saskatchewan Chapter Office, located in Saskatoon, SK.

Working in collaboration with the Manager Resource Development and the Provincial Director, this position is responsible for generating increased Foundation revenues through development, coordination, and execution of chapter/sub-chapter fundraising initiatives, third party events and the identification of new fund development opportunities.  Acting as a representative of Children’s Wish, this position safeguards the interests of the Foundation, donors and fundraising event participants by following established fundraising policies. This position may be responsible for supervising/managing paid support staff and volunteers.

If you are interested in being part of a growing organization that has a profound impact on the communities across the country, the position of Development Coordinator may be right for you.


Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Collaborates and develops an annual fundraising activity plan with the Director or immediate manager in identifying opportunities to increase revenue in the community and at the provincial level.
  • Cultivates and stewards relationships with existing donors and sponsors; working in collaboration with the Chapter Office/manager, and identify and establish relationships with new prospects; execute on solicitation including cold-calls for identified fundraising needs.
  • Supports the implementation of community fundraising initiatives as required ensuring their success (e.g., providing guidance, materials, volunteers, etc. to third party partners).
  • Represents Children’s Wish at various meetings and fundraising events when required acting as a spokesperson for Children’s Wish, participating as a guest or developing and delivering presentations.
  • Collaborates with internal departments to assist with development or coordination of material for Wish Stories and other development and communication material/literature on a timely basis which may include social/marketing media.
  • Adheres to Imagine Canada’s Ethical Code.
  • Establishes and maintains a wide network of internal and external relationships with chapters, National office, sponsors, donors, community liaisons, volunteers, media, Wish Families, suppliers; entertainers, and referring organizations.
  • Utilizes strong administrative and computer skills to complete all administrative and data management tasks associated with fundraising on a timely basis. This includes using Raiser’s Edge to input and track donor activities.
  • Utilizes creativity in the development and design of PowerPoint presentations, flyers/brochures, and other material.
  • Works in compliance with the provisions of The Occupational Health & Safety Act in the applicable province of employment and its regulations, and complies with the Foundation’s Health & Safety Policy.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Post-secondary education in fundraising/business or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • 2 -3 years working experience in the fundraising area (events, campaigns and working with volunteers), preferably in a multi-level organization within diverse communities. Supervisory experience is an asset.
  • Ability to work independently and on various tasks simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated experience in overseeing tasks of others and to work with others on a job to achieve the best results.
  • Must be highly motivated and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Good oral and written communication, interpersonal and presentation skills. Ability to speak to groups of people in a variety of settings.
  • Demonstrated experience in problem solving and good judgement.
  • Demonstrated time-management and organizational skills. Flexibility with changing priorities and ability to remain focused to meet targeted timelines.
  • Proficient in MS Office (Outlook/Word/Excel).
  • Demonstrated experience in using databases and ability to be able to train on databases; and the ability to learn and adapt to new technology.
  • Positive attitude; ability to take responsibility and be accountable; ability to deal with change in the workplace and be innovative; respect for others.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.


Working Conditions

  • Primary responsibilities are carried out in the Chapter Office, however, regularly required to be out of the office for visits with sponsors and donors, for site visits and attending events in the community.
  • This position is required to work outside normal office hours during peak season.


Physical and Mental Effort

  • Works under pressure at peak times of the year with tight deadlines, high volume workload, and with multiple demands, changing and overlapping priorities.
  • Works under high degree of pressure on day of events to ensure logistics and all aspects of events are carried out successfully.
  • May be exposed to sensitive situations regarding wish children and families.
  • Physical activity may include lifting of boxes with materials, setting up equipment, etc.

If you are excited about this opportunity, submit your resume and cover letter stating salary expectations by May 31, 2019 via e-mail to quoting posting details “Development Coordinator SK, Posting #AF005” in your subject line. While we look forward to receiving applications from qualified candidates, only those identified through the pre-screening process will be contacted for an interview.  No phone calls, please. Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada is an Equal Opportunity employer.


About the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada

Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada is the largest and only all-Canadian wish granting charity dedicated to granting wishes to Canadian children between the ages of 3 and 17 who are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. For more than 34 years, Children’s Wish has worked tirelessly to grant heartfelt wishes to over 25,000 children and their families – that’s three wishes each and every day, all year long!

Children’s Wish has chapter offices and professional staff in every province, and each wish family is assigned a dedicated Wish Coordinator who is able to personally and carefully structure each heartfelt wish experience to meet the particular needs of the child and their family. Families travel worry-free thanks to exclusive Blue Cross insurance.

Our newly expanded reach, which includes children diagnosed with a serious neurological or genetic conditions, means continued strong wish referral support through our medical community. Wish referrals continue to increase year over year, and we are proud to maintain our 'no waiting list' policy, thanks to our generous donors.

Now more than ever, we are encouraging Canadians to donate and support Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada. You can help grant the next single-most heartfelt wish. Visit for more information and to donate.


About Royal University Hospital Foundation

Since 1983, the RUH Foundation has created excellence in and impacted healthcare by raising funds to anticipate and respond to needs for innovative research, education and patient care. We have raised and invested more than $140 million to support healthcare for Saskatchewan residents.
As we plan for the future, the RUH Foundation is seeking a dynamic individual to join our professional team to help strengthen donor, volunteer and other stakeholder commitment to healthcare philanthropy. This is your opportunity to really make a difference in your community. Your experience and passion for heartfelt storytelling, marketing and communications will have a daily impact on patients, their families and the medical teams who care for them at Royal University Hospital. Together we can save lives.

About the Position
The Communications Officer (FTE) develops and executes, with support from other staff, the integrated marketing and communications plan to support the Foundation’s overall strategic goals. You will be responsible for internal and external communications (print, broadcast and online), marketing, branding, public and media relations functions while also researching and creating content and leading the stewardship and donor recognition program through planning, organizing, implementation and evaluation.

An effective communicator, you are a strong writer and have proven presentation, organizational, project management, time management and computer skills. Experience with social media tools and knowledge of their trends and capabilities are important as is experience with MS Office and Adobe Creative Suite. You will have an undergraduate degree or have post-secondary education and equivalent experience. With a minimum of five years of experience in communications and/or marketing, you are ready to take on this creative opportunity. ABC or other communication certification and previous work or volunteer involvement in the not-for-profit sector are assets.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits program. Please submit your confidential application to by May 24th 2019 at 4:00 p.m. Visit to view the position profile or for more information about RUH Foundation. Join us today for the most meaningful work of your career.


Remai Modern is a thought leader and direction-setting art museum that boldly collects, develops, presents and interprets the art of our time. Located on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River, we are a leader in developing new models for sharing knowledge and engaging diverse communities and a museum that invites everyone to actively participate in the artistic process. Respectful of Canada’s Indigenous communities, we aim to be a leading centre for contemporary Indigenous art and discourse. Visit to learn more.

You can be a part of something amazing at Canada’s new museum of modern and contemporary art. Connect with people. Bring your innovative and motivating passion for relationship building and organizational advancement to engage our sponsors, donors, and volunteers.

As our Development Associate carrying out the following responsibilities, you will help change lives by securing resources to ensure Remai Modern’s mandate to enable transformative experiences by connecting art with local and global communities.

Under the supervision of the Director of Development this position is responsible for obtaining philanthropic support from donors and prospects in the form of sponsorships, annual giving and planned giving that support the Gallery’s initiatives and campaigns.

Duties Include:

  1. Collaborates with the Development team to ensure sponsorships, annual giving and planned giving are represented in the strategic fundraising plan.
  2. Identifies and cultivates relationships with potential sponsors and ensures ongoing stewardship with existing partners.
  3. Prepares sponsorships proposals; solicits and secures sponsorships for programs, exhibitions and special projects.
  4. Develops and coordinates the planned giving program to include bequests, charitable trusts, gifts of insurance policies, gifts of retirement plan assets and gifts of tangible personal property.
  5. Responds to telephone and in-person inquiries related to sponsorship, annual giving and planned giving at Remai Modern.
  6. Works with the Marketing Department to ensure that sponsor marketing commitments are met and that planned giving programs and the annual appeal are promoted effectively to meet the targets in the development plan
  7. Develops and executes a comprehensive annual fundraising appeal that maximizes philanthropic support from the community.
  8. Coordinates and monitors the annual campaign and prepares progress reports.
  9. Prepares donor listings, year-end reports, proposals, internal and external communications, and correspondence.
  10. Assists the Development team with development activities, as requested.
  11. Plans and oversees recognition events for sponsorships, annual giving and planned giving.
  12. Attends programs, exhibitions and events, as required.
  13. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, including the ability to prepare a variety of correspondence, reports and documentation of a specialized, confidential nature.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop sponsorships programs, fundraising plans and marketing plans.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and foster effective relationships with assigned staff, trustees, volunteers, donors, sponsors and the public.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, including the ability to create a persuasive case to garner support for key programs and projects.
  • Ability to deal with sensitive information in a confidential manner.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to deal courteously and tactfully with co-workers, Board members, donors and the public.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated organizational and planning skills.
  • Demonstrated skill in the effective use of office equipment including a computer with Microsoft Office software and fundraising software (i.e. Raiser’s Edge).

Education, Training and Experience Requirements:

  • University degree in arts, fine arts or commerce.
  • Three to five years’ progressively responsible experience in a fundraising environment including developing, implementing and managing fundraising programs.
  • Possession of Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) designation preferred. Partial and ongoing completion of the designation will be considered.


How To Apply:

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to

We thank all applicants for applying, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


POSITION: Director of Sponsorship & Fund Development
(new position)
STATUS: Full-time, Permanent, some weekends and evenings required
REPORTING: reports to the General Manager and the Artistic Director

Persephone Theatre is looking for a highly-skilled professional with a passion for the arts and a track record of securing funds by fulfilling the interests and passions of donors. Their pursuit in this is aided by a personal charisma and an ease at telling the stories of Persephone in a creative manner that ignites people’s desire to get involved. The candidate must have demonstrated proficiency in building relationships that creates trust, allowing donors to give and then, over time, give at increased levels. This is a new senior staff position that will coordinate with our Marketing & Outreach department’s efforts in fulfilling our annual fundraising goals.

Join a team where you can be a leader, and where you can pursue the aspirations of an already substantial career, in a position where you will make a difference. 

Persephone Theatre is looking for an individual who can strategically and personally enact these responsibilities: 

Working collaboratively with the Director of Marketing & Outreach and supervising the Donor Relations Coordinator:

  • Create, implement and monitor for success, fundraising and stewardship plans and their corollary materials (i.e. stewardship reports, thank you letters, correspondence, and naming opportunity descriptions, etc.) to secure and keep, major gift donors.
  • Secure a targeted amount of gifts & sponsorships identified in the fundraising plan.
  • Conduct and lead face to face solicitations.
  • Ensure recognition and stewardship obligations outlined in gift agreements are included in customized stewardship plans and tracked through our Theatre Manager software. Coordinate annual fund statements to donors and sponsors.
  • Strategize, lead and coordinate (in association with the Director of Marketing & Outreach) all gift announcements and events for donors.
  • Refresh and implement our donor recognition program, including giving societies and guidelines for annual giving, mid-level, major and planned giving donors.
  • Liaise and coordinate with our volunteer Fund Cabinet in the pursuit of donation and sponsorship prospects.
  • Optimize and update our Theatre Manager database, in coordination with our Box Office Manager, as a tool for documenting, implementing and executing cultivation and stewardship plans.
  • Manage our donor naming approvals through the approved Board processes, and inventory the naming opportunities along with the coordination and updating of donor signage, plaquing or website recognition.
  • Manage our sponsorship recognition, in concert with the Director of Marketing & Outreach.
  • Maintain an awareness of industry best practices in donor and sponsorship relations for all programs and make recommendations for implementation.
  • Other projects as mutually agreed are required.

The Director of Sponsorship & Fund Development is primarily accountable to the General Manager – in consultation with the Artistic Director – in managing the fund development goals and achievements of the organization in concert with the theatre’s Organizational Statements (Mandate, Mission, Vision, Values & Strategic Priorities), ensuring the theatre remains a resilient and sustainable organization. This entails working with the staff team and Board leadership and leading the crafting of a strategic Fund Development plan for financial goals and, once approved by management, communicate the strategies and tactics to staff and the board, ensuring all are knowledgeable as to their participation.

Qualifications and skills:

  • Minimum of five years of progressive experience in fundraising and donor relations with a focus on major gifts;
  • Demonstrated ability to draft materials such as case for support, solicitation letters, impact reports, etc.;
  • Demonstrated experience in prospect management and prospect tracking including identifying, evaluating, encouraging and stewarding donors/sponsors;
  • Excellent communication skills, including oral, written and interpersonal;
  • Demonstrated knowledge with implementation, of fund development processes to increase revenue;
  • Knowledge of fundraising/database software (Theatre Manager specifically would be an asset);
  • Strategic thinker with a collaborative bent;
  • Knowledge of, and a passion for, theatre would be an asset.

Key competencies include:

  • Personal Accountability – a self-motivated sense of purpose and direction that supports reliability and accountability for personal and professional actions.
  • Customer Focus – the commitment to patron, donor, supporter and prospect satisfaction.
  • Planning, Organizing, and Managing Time and Priorities – the ability to ascertain top priorities, forecast while anticipating outcomes and risks, and establishing appropriate courses of action.
  • Professional deportment – the position requires the ideal candidate to become one of the public “faces” of the organization.


Start Date: Negotiable

Salary and Benefits: Salary will be $70-80K, commensurate with skills and experience. Company Benefit Plan available after 3 month probation period. Three weeks of vacation after first year. 

Deadline for Applications: April 30, 2019

Application Procedure:
Please send a letter of interest, resume or cv, and references to:

Search Committee
100 Spadina Crescent East
Saskatoon, SK S7K 0L3               

OR by email:

Persephone Theatre is an equal-opportunity employer and strongly supports and values diversity in the workplace. Applications from all qualified candidates are welcome. 

Persephone gratefully acknowledges its location at River Landing in Saskatoon, on Treaty 6 land, traditional territory of the Cree and homeland of the Métis.

We thank all those who apply for the position. Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 


Job Description

About Memorial University of Newfoundland

Memorial is an inclusive community dedicated to creativity, innovation and excellence in teaching and learning, research and scholarship, and to public engagement and service. We recognize our special obligation to the citizens of Newfoundland and Labrador.

While the city of St. John’s is home to the largest campus of Memorial University, MUN has teaching and learning facilities across Newfoundland and Labrador, and abroad. Memorial is the largest and only university in the province, with almost 18,000 students engaged in full and part-time studies at under-graduate and graduate levels. Each year, the graduating class numbers in excess of 2,000 students, bringing the total number of alumni to almost 90,000.

The Faculty of Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine includes the medical school, postgraduate residency training programs and graduate programs leading to a Masters, Doctoral or MD-PhD degree or to diplomas in Community Health, Clinical Epidemiology and Post-Secondary Studies (Health Professional Education).

Our four-year undergraduate medical program provides a comprehensive and integrated medical education. Teaching methods are diverse, but there is an emphasis on small group teaching. The size of the faculty and the student body facilitate a personalized learning environment. An integrated approach to the field of medicine is encouraged with a Division of Community Health and Humanities, Division of Biomedical Sciences and twelve clinical disciplines.

Our curriculum places particular emphasis on community and rural medicine learning environments, and patient contact starts early in a medical student’s training. Memorial's medical graduates are sought after across Canada and in the U.S. and are recognized for their clinical maturity and good grounding in the basics. The Faculty of Medicine excels in clinical teaching, and has research expertise in specific areas of clinical specialties, community health, epidemiology, applied health and services research and basic medical science including neurosciences, immunology, cardiovascular & renal physiology, oncology, and human genetic research.

Office of Development

The Office of Development exists to build and enhance relationships with alumni, friends, corporations and foundations on behalf of Memorial University of Newfoundland in order to advance the mission of the institution. Most importantly we foster philanthropic connections between potential supporters and the University. The Office is charged with a pan-university aim of maximizing philanthropic funds in support of the institution’s goals through strategic and coordinated program of donor identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. Working with a skilled group of fundraisers, you will be part of a dynamic team that is the philanthropic resource development arm of the university.

The Opportunities
Change the world through philanthropy and have a career that makes a lasting impact. Lead a team whose work outcomes help save lives, enrich the province and help the next generation of healthcare leaders and researchers attain their full potential.

The Positions

Memorial University is seeking 2 fundraising professionals – one in the Faculty of Medicine and the other centrally based in the Office of Development with a pan-university mandate. The successful candidates will manage a diverse portfolio of high potential accounts and critical donor relationships consisting of individuals, corporations and foundations as well as lead a fundraising team in the Faculty of Medicine.

Summary of Key Responsibilities 

The candidates will be responsible for implementing fundraising strategies and initiatives consistent with the University’s and Faculty’s objectives including Faculty-based and centralized fundraising campaigns. They will maintain a portfolio of active donors and manage prospects/donors with leadership capacity, with an emphasis on timely and accurate moves management practices, in order to create and maximize revenue through philanthropic commitments.

They will also assume other fundraising-related management responsibilities and ensure appropriate administration of the processes. Previous experience in a complex organization is expected, ideally in a university, hospital, healthcare organization or other non-profit.

Planning for Strategic Fundraising
The Senior Development Officers will establish and execute a strategy and operational plan for overall fundraising and for specific campaigns. This includes:

  • Achieving an annual personal performance objective as a part of the Faculty’s and University’s annual fundraising goal.
  • Working with the Dean (for the Faculty of Medicine position) and the Office of Development senior leadership to identify fundraising priorities and set an ambitious yet achievable annual fundraising plan for the position.
  • Designing, implementing, managing, and evaluating strategies and tactics to solicit specific major gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations
  • Personally soliciting major gift prospects. For individuals, they are often highly prominent senior professionals – business and political leaders, and well-known members of the local, national, or international community. Working with these prospective donors requires careful judgement, discretion, and diplomacy.
  • Developing and maintaining an in-depth knowledge of the Faculty/University’s activities, priorities and needs in teaching, research and public engagement. Applies this knowledge in matching the interests and needs of prospective donors with the strategic needs of the Faculty and University.
  • Managing 100+ major gift prospects (individuals, organizations, and corporations) annually.
  • Developing and executing the full scope of relationship management related activities, including prospect discovery, cultivation, solicitation, recognition, and stewardship of prospects
  • Creating a sustainable major gifts program with clear moves management objectives.
  • Preparing written materials, in collaboration with communications staff where appropriate, including case statements and tailored proposals, progress reports, campaign materials for volunteers and prospect correspondence.
  • Collaborating with the Dean (in the Faculty of Medicine) or other academic leaders regarding fundraising strategies to support the execution of fundraising calls and solicitations.
  • Identifying, recruiting, managing, and motivating external volunteers, as appropriate, to support the execution of fundraising calls and solicitations.
  • Continually act as an advocate and ambassador for the University and/or Faculty.
  • Engaging support from other specialized areas of the Development Office including developing strategies and plans to increase overall giving to the Faculty in cooperation with both the Planned Giving team and the Annual Fund team.

Desired Qualities and Transferable Skills
To be successful in this role you will demonstrate the following:

  • Passion, energy, and drive
  • Impeccable integrity and commitment
  • Intelligence and curiosity
  • Professionalism and a personable disposition
  • Ambition; a goal-oriented and goal-driven approach
  • Self-discipline and organization
  • Strategic  thought and action
  • Persuasive communication and negotiation skills
  • Behavioral and linguistic flexibility, adaptable to changing circumstances
  • Resilience and perseverance
  • You’re a committed team player who is a confident closer; direct and straightforward
  • The ability to work under pressure and juggle multiple timelines

Managing Fundraising Processes

The Senior Development Officer will ensure appropriate administration of the fundraising-management process and assume other responsibilities as needed. This includes:

  • Managing professional fundraising staff members.
  • Documenting, tracking, and reporting on activities to appropriate internal stakeholders.
  • Participating in University-wide prospect clearance meetings and activities.
  • Managing the flow of information, expectations, and results on a continual basis.
  • Establishing and managing all related budgets for Development in the Faculty of Medicine (for the Faculty of Medicine role), including related to donor development, recognition, celebration, travel, and others.
  • Developing an annual performance plan which is reviewed against results.



Thorough experience (5 – 7 years) in resource development, relationship management and, sales and/or fundraising, preferably in the education, health-care or not-for-profit sector; graduation from a four-year college or university; or any equivalent combination of experience and training.

Additional requirements include:

  • Superb communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Listening skills
  • Proven leadership ability
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to manage relationships with honesty, integrity, and commitment to an academic environment
  • Maturity, sound judgment and decision making capabilities and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively are required
  • Organizational abilities including planning and organizing complex fundraising programs and high-impact projects with minimal direction
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate volunteers and donors; previous experience with senior volunteers and committees preferable
  • Proven ability to build fundraising strategies in support of organizational goals, develop prospective donors and secure major gifts
  • Ability to exercise a high level of tact and discretion in both internal and external interactions
  • Knowledge of Memorial University would be an asset
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends; must be willing and able to travel locally, nationally and internationally
  • CFRE designation would be an asset

Salary, rank and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. To apply for either or both of these positions, please visit us at 

For further information concerning the above vacancy for the Faculty of Medicine only, please visit us on the web at:; or contact the Faculty of Medicine - Memorial University, Medical Education Centre, St. John’s, Room M2M229A; email; or phone (709) 864-6371.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Memorial University is strongly committed to employment equity and especially welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities and persons with disabilities.

The personal information requested in your application is collected under the authority of the Memorial University Act (RSNL 1990 c M-7) for the purpose of identifying and recruiting candidates; assessing applicant qualifications; and maintaining records pertaining to the administration of employment with Memorial University of Newfoundland.

If you are a successful candidate, this information will form part of your permanent employment record and will be used for other activities related to the employment process. This information may be disclosed to government departments and agencies as legally required; and to third party service providers, as necessary to administer programs and activities.

If you have any questions about the collection, use and disclosure of the information on this form, please contact MyHR, Department of Human Resources, at (709) 864-2434.

Please be advised that we are unable to provide updates on current competitions.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Posted On: 2019-04-01
Closing On: 2019-04-14
Ministry Unit: Prairie DHQ-PRD
Employment Type: Full Time
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Saskatoon, SK
Salary Range and Pay Band: $21.59 - $32.39, Pay Band 5
Application Accepted By:
Fax or E-mail:
Attention: Roberta Pronteau
Please provide cover letter and resume when applying.

Job Summary

The Development Associate provides a donor-centered experience for all supporters of The Salvation Army Prairie Division and supports the successful fundraising strategies with the development team by receipting gifts and sending thank you letters; financial reconciliation, generating development reports, managing expenses and supporting the areas of annual, major and planned giving.

Position and Responsibilities

Donor-Centered Service

  • Prepare, deliver to bank and deposit all donations for Saskatoon.
  • Coordinate all donor receipts, process all paperwork relating to donations, thank you letters and reconcile all incoming donations.
  • Develop and oversee a system for obtaining, organizing and compiling information related to ministry program areas for donor and team reference.
  • Coordinate In-Memoriam and tribute gifts.
  • Review and update donor thank you letters annually.
  • Understand and apply all CRA donation guidelines.
  • Ensure accurate filing of all donations and donor follow-up.
  • Research, copy and log all donations as received.
  • Research returned mail for address change, name or deceased.

Annual Giving

  • Assist in preparing and sending special in-house packages to selective donors.
  • Prepare lists for, and perform donor thank you calls.
  • Assist with Corps acquisition and assist in engaging ministry units in Direct Mail program
  • Along with Divisional Director of Development, assist with development and implementation of donor stewardship program for SK including events.
  • Build a portfolio of corporate donors including implementing employee engagement strategies.

Major Gifts & Planned Giving

  • Conduct research on prospects, including individuals, corporations and foundations identified by development officers.
  • In addition, conduct ongoing research in business, philanthropy and related fields to identify potential donors and sources of donor information.
  • Prepare a variety of reports including contact and giving history and prospect clearance status using database and donor software programs.
  • Participate in the formulation of fund-raising strategy specific campaigns and approaches.
  • Make recommendations about appropriate contacts or visits for development staff.
  • Assist development officers in development-related activities as assigned.
  • Remain current with events and trends in local, national and international philanthropy.


  • Maintain departmental files including finance, CRD & productivity reports
  • Maintain active prospect management in RE NXT
  • Assist with the incoming and outgoing mail
  • Order stationary items as required
  • Meet and greet donors/clients that come to the PRD office
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Position Qualifications

Minimum Education Level Attained / Minimum Prior Related Experience:

  • Post-secondary education and minimum of 3 years work experience, including basic financial accounting.
  • Friendly, with a strong passion for donors.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills with an ability to deal effectively with the public.
  • Demonstrated experience conducting research for individual, corporate and foundation fundraising opportunities.
  • Ability to query, segment and analyze data for reporting, identifying new growth potential and data trends.
  • Proven experience organizing and facilitating team meetings, conferences, learning opportunities and schedules.
  • A demonstrated understanding of philanthropic trends both nationally and internationally.
  • Excellent understanding of computer programs, including Microsoft office, PowerPoint and database programs. Strong ability to complete research, highly analytical with attention to detail.
  • Superior organizational skills and ability to deliver in a timely manner, managing multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • High standards of integrity, judgement, ability to cultivate and maintain relationships of trust and confidentiality.
  • Appreciation and acceptance of the values of The Salvation Army, its Mission Statement and Fundraising Code of Ethics.

Responsibility for Financial Resources:

  • The incumbent is involved in donor related financial matters regularly.
  • This role is granted a corporate credit card and has accountability for the wise usage and reporting of expenses made within the budget allotted. The overall finance responsibility and approval lie with the Divisional Director of Development.

Responsibility for Human Resources:

  • The incumbent is responsible for his/her own time and effort.

Work Environment:

  • Working environment is typically in the office.
  • Events may require work outside of regular office hours.
  • Frequent interruptions are typical (telephone calls, visitors).

The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation. If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

Internal Applicants, please advise your managing supervisor of your intentions prior to submitting your application.


Posted On: 2019-03-22
Closing On: 2019-04-19
Location: Edmonton
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Senior
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Job Description


MacEwan University, Edmonton’s downtown university, is seeking a new Associate Vice-President to lead our expanding and ambitious fundraising and alumni relations activities.  This is a unique opportunity for an experienced and passionate advancement professional to build MacEwan’s program as the school celebrates its 50th anniversary and a new strategic plan is established.

The Associate Vice-President is responsible for establishing, maintaining and strengthening the University’s relationships with its external donors and alumni.  Paramount among the Associate Vice-President’s responsibilities will be building the team and infrastructure for a pending major campaign, to celebrate and leverage MacEwan’s 50th anniversary in 2021. 

Reporting directly to the Vice-President, University Relations, the Associate Vice-President is a key member of the Vice President’s leadership team, and works very closely with the President, other Vice Presidents, senior university leadership, and key volunteers.  The Associate Vice-President leads an engaged group of 10 staff, mentoring and supporting their growth, and leading by example.  The University is poised for success and has elevated this role to signify the university’s commitment to it, as well as the opportunity to grow their team. 



MacEwan University is an urban and metropolitan institution. As one of the anchor institutions in Edmonton’s newly revitalized urban core, MacEwan University employs over 2,000 people and educates over 19,000 students annually. Founded in 1971, MacEwan University provides student-focused instruction in a warm and supportive atmosphere. It focuses on teaching, so students can focus on learning. Offering more than 65 programs, the university provides a transformative education in a collaborative and supportive learning environment. Creativity thrives through research and innovation that engages students, faculty and the community. 

MacEwan University offers 10 four-year bachelor programs, one applied degree, two degree transfer programs as well as 24 diploma and certificate programs. The University focuses on four primary types of programming: baccalaureate degrees, university transfer programs; certificate, diploma and applied degree programs; and preparatory programming that prepares learners for success in further post-secondary studies. MacEwan University inspires students through a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences. The University offers a connected culture that focuses on learner-centered teaching and providing opportunities for students to grow and achieve.

MacEwan serves a diversity of learners in the following major areas of study: liberal arts, business/commerce, communications, education, engineering, health and human services, performing and visual arts, physical education and science. The University’s innovative approaches to program delivery are designed to maximize graduates’ opportunities to advance their careers and further their education. MacEwan serves primarily the greater Edmonton region and northern Alberta by responding to the learning needs of business, industry, government and communities.

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For information on our Strategic plan, see: MacEwan Strategic Plan



MacEwan is grateful for the donors who contribute to student success and set them on the path to becoming community leaders. Our fundraising priorities include student scholarships and bursaries, and supporting LGBTQ+ students and allies.  Over the past six years, our supporters have contributed an average total of $3.65 million.  Our alumni have shown a particularly strong inclination to support us, with about 2/3 of our donors being alumni.  Recent years have brought the new Allard Hall, the University’s newest building and a flagship for its unique programs in the fields of fine art, design, music, theatre, arts management and communications.

MacEwan stays in touch with its 74,000 alumni around the world through reunions, the alumni newsletter, distinguished alumni awards, and other activities.  This year will see the formation of MacEwan’s Alumni Association for further bolster this engagement.

Planning for a future that reflects our ideals will shape who we are as an institution. These aspirations are formalized in MacEwan University's Integrated Strategic Plan (ISP). Planning is underway for the Integrated Strategic Plan: 2019/20 – 2023/24. Through a series of meetings with diverse groups from across campus, this process was kicked off in the summer of 2017. Consultations will continue until the plan is finalized.

For more information on giving to MacEwan, please visit: MacEwan Giving



The Associate Vice-President will have responsibility for the following functional areas:

  1. Leadership:  Provides overall strategic direction and management of the University’s fundraising programs, including  annual and major gifts from alumni and friends, as well as corporate, and foundation prospects) in the Greater Edmonton region, provincially and nationally, and all alumni relations activities.
  • Creates and implements a comprehensive strategic plan with strong business processes that establish expectations and goals for the short and long term, including major giving, annual giving, planned giving, and alumni engagement.
  • Focuses on aligning alumni and development activities with campus-wide priorities that include programs, endowed chairs, student awards, bursaries, unrestricted support, capital needs, new facilities, research, and campus improvements.
  • Advises the President, Vice-President, and senior administrators on strategic issues that relate to fundraising and alumni activities and regularly reports progress to senior administrators.
  • Works with annual giving, planned giving and alumni relations staff to develop effective strategies that engage alumni and friends with the goal of increasing annual giving and the effectiveness of alumni activities, while building a robust major and planned giving prospect pool.

       2. Fund Development:  Oversees effective fundraising activities and strategies that are in alignment with the University’s vision and academic priorities.

  • Ensures that team members are developing appropriate cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for prospects and meeting their established goals.
  • Maintains healthy and robust pipeline of major gift prospects.
  • Ensures that the Advancement Office is working collaboratively with senior university administrators and volunteers to ensure potential donors are being solicited in a timely fashion and stewarded in ways that meet industry standards.
  • Actively participates in the solicitation of major gifts.

       3. Alumni Relations:  Provides leadership to the Alumni Relations team to ensure its effectiveness by:

  • Developing a strategic plan that articulates clear goals for greater engagement of alumni with the university, and the strategies, tactics and messages to reach those goals.
  • Providing leadership to the pending Alberta Alumni Association.
  • Representing the alumni body on university committees and being an advocate for alumni matters, ensuring the opinion, position and issues of alumni remain integral to university planning.
  • Leading the recruitment, orientation, engagement and recognition of an international network of active alumni through volunteer work in various capacities.
  • Developing and delivering vibrant, relevant programming, communications and marketing that encourages lifelong alumni engagement with the university.
  • Keeping up-to-date on emerging trends in alumni relations.

       4. Project Management System:  Manages the prospect management and alumni database system to support strategic planning for major gift fundraising and alumni engagement, ensuring that all aspects of the advancement office are working in a coordinated fashion, and reflecting the overall academic goals of the University.

  • Ensures that the prospect management system is meeting the needs of all staff  in a timely and effective way.
  • Ensures that the database is being adequately resourced and populated with timely information that supports the fundraising and engagement work.
  • Ensures that the database is seamlessly integrated with University systems and protocols.



To be successful in this role, the ideal Associate-Vice President will possess the following traits and competencies:

  • Proven and exceptional fundraising abilities, and knowledgeable about industry trends, ideally developed in a post-secondary or similarly-complex environment.
  • Experience in campaign best practices and success factors.
  • Strong desire and ability to build a program within a larger context, namely the new strategic plan and 50th anniversary. 
  • An understanding of the university climate, knowing and appreciating that questioning and dialogue is inherent in academic life.
  • A strong personal ethic and a commitment to seeing projects through to completion.
  • Collaborative and mobilizing team leadership abilities, including motivating and inspiring staff through a growing and evolving program. 
  • Mentorship, coaching, and development skills to ensure the team thrives no matter where they are in their careers.
  • Politically savvy to educate and advocate for program areas, listening and engaging the University community to foster shared ownership of fundraising and alumni relations activities. 
  • Volunteer leadership and engagement; skilled at leveraging and supporting the passions of senior volunteers from across the spectrum of work, including the Alumni Association and a 50th anniversary cabinet. 
  • Strong interpretive and communication abilities to create a compelling vision, and to align that vision with donor interests.
  • A proactive communicator and culture-builder, with proven success creating a culture of philanthropy.
  • Tactful, direct and persistent, yet adaptable and highly empathetic.
  • Experience with change management, and skilled at empowering others through change.  
  • Strong ability to prioritize and balance work, staying organized and focusing on big-picture goals while never losing sight of the day-to-day.
  • Comfort representing the University in the larger community, including public speaking and presentations.




  • Solid experience and a proven record of accomplishment in fundraising and relationship building ideally including campaign experience.
  • Strong leadership, strategic thinking, organizational planning and budgeting skills. 
  • Proven ability to function effectively at the senior/executive management level.
  • Relevant experience in a post-secondary sector would be an asset.
  • Demonstrated track record in fundraising, including the development of program strategy, and management.
  • Demonstrated understanding of fundraising techniques and practices, including CRA requirements and prospect management.
  • Strong leadership in the fields of fundraising policy/procedure development, project management, organization, and planning.
  • Proven leadership experience and the ability to generate enthusiasm while engaging and motivating others around a shared vision.
  • Experience supervising, training and motivating staff.
  • An ability to work independently.
  • Confident, strong interpersonal skills and a team player; excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • An understanding of Edmonton’s philanthropic community and culture is a strong asset.
  • Knowledge of the utility of fundraising software, such as Raiser’s Edge.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or equivalent training and experience.
  • Flexibility to travel and attend events as necessary.



KCI (Ketchum Canada Inc.) has been engaged to lead the search for this significant leadership role.  For more information, please contact Christoph Clodius via email at

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To formally apply, please send a resume and letter of interest to the email address listed above by April 19, 2019All enquiries will be kept in strict confidence.


MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.