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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.




Ministry Unit: Public Relations and Development

Position Type: Full time
Salary Range: $26.28 - $39.42
Pay Band: 6
Hours/Schedule: 35 hours per week, Monday - Friday
City: Saskatoon, SK 
Date Posted: 2020-02-20
Posting Expires: 2020-03-16
Application Accepted by: 
Attention: Roberta Pronteau
(Please no phone calls)

Job Summary
The Charitable Gift Advisor, Major Gifts is accountable for the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors at the major gift level. A goal of ensuring strategic high-level engagement with donors who have a passion for philanthropic impact, the incumbent will maximize revenue to support mission priorities. This position focuses on donor centered fundraising of major gifts through the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of a portfolio of donors and prospects in support of the Prairie Division. This role will work closely with program leadership, Marketing & Communications, and with the Director of Development to define giving opportunities and sustain a robust prospect pipeline.

Position Responsibilities

Strategy and Planning:

  • Lead process to identify high potential prospects that have capacity and interest in giving at a major gift level
  • Develop revenue targets, reviewing financial results and projections on a regular basis using reports, tools and process
  • Identify and develop opportunities for donor engagement and growth across the Division
  • With the Divisional Director of Development, create and implement an ambitious strategic framework for Major Gifts fundraising, aligned with The Salvation Army’s strategic priorities and based in best practices
  • Develop and implement appropriate and customized cultivation and moves management strategies for each donor and prospect
  • Coordinate and execute strategic plans and events that increase fundraising capacity

Moves Management:

  • Actively manage a portfolio of 150 major gifts prospects (including some corporate giving), personally conducting cultivation visits, solicitations calls, and stewardship activities
  • Continually identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward new donors and prospects
  • Build a portfolio of donors revenue total of $750,000 annually over the first three years
  • Contribute to and support a culture of the best practices in fundraising
  • Prepare proposals, briefing notes, call reports and gift agreements


Data Administration:

  • Maintain active prospect management system in Raiser's Edge NXT
  • Coordinate with other staff on gift accounting, gift acknowledgement, accurate record keeping, and timely financial reporting
  • Participate in an integrated moves management program and prospect clearance process
  • Ensure that all outcomes from prospect, supporter and volunteer contact are recorded in the database
  • Perform other position-related duties, as assigned, to support Individual Major Giving and The Salvation Army priorities


Relationship Management:

  • Facilitate face-to-face relationship building efforts, with a minimum of 5-10 face to face strategic contacts/month
  • Organize donor recognition events and extend appreciation for donors’ continued support by organizing donor recognition events and promoting Salvation Army activities
  • Inform Officers and Lay leaders of the Major Gift program, soliciting their support and referrals; while promoting and conveying the benefits ministry units may derive from the program
  • Promote Major Gift programs, both internally and externally, through various media (direct mail, newsletter, focused advertising) as approved by the Divisional Director of Development or DSPR


Position Qualifications

Minimum Education Level Attained:

  • Completion of a formal post-secondary/college/university degree program of 3 academic year
  • A combination of equivalent education and experience will be considered

Special Licenses, Diplomas, Certifications or Requirements:

  • CFRE designation and/or membership in a professional association are considered assets

Experience and Skilled Knowledge Requirements:

  • Requires minimum of 3 to 5 years’ experience in a related field; with prior experience working in a not-for-profit setting an asset
  • Demonstrated corporate fundraising, sales and/or campaign coordinating/managing experience
  • Experience driving acquisition of contributions from the $25,000+ range • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Raiser’s Edge database, including the ability to create and modify records, queries and reports 

Skills and Capabilities:

  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills with an emphasis on proposal development, grants, briefings, letters, and presentation to internal and external contacts
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and leverage innovative approaches to prepare and present grant applications and funding proposals
  • A strategic, adaptable mindset with superior listening skills and the ability to interpret and act on the concerns and interests of corporations/donors; developing solutions to work through concerns and utilizing interests to engage prospects and donors to commit
  • Open to working through the challenges of these prospect relationships, and have the confidence and ambition to never give up, even after a stream of rejections
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing learning and professional development to stay informed about fundraising initiatives and the organization’s mission and objectives
  • Appreciation and understanding of AFP Code of Ethics, Policies and Procedures
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to manage multiple projects at once from conception to completion with tightly prescribed timelines
  • Ability to establish and build healthy working relationships and partnerships with clients, peers and external stakeholders
  • Ability to create effective proposal plans which caters to each individual donor’s interest, motivation, giving patterns, ask preferences, and financial goals
  • Must be highly motivated and able to research new prospects and emerging market trends for best practices and potential new strategies applicable to the organization
  • Proven research, analytical, decision making, and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Strong customer service and donor-centered orientation
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Ability to support, advance, and protect the mission, goals and values of the organization


Physical Effort/Dexterity Required:

  • The performance of the job requires a frequent amount of keyboarding and sitting/standing in fixed positions for long periods of time. Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and to handle other computer components
  • Responsibility for Financial Resources:
  • This role is granted a corporate credit card and has an 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 Charitable Gift Advisor, Major Gifts is responsible for his/her own time and effort. This role has no managerial or supervisory responsibility but has prospect and donor relationship management duties; accountable for soliciting, developing, maintaining, and engagement for maximum continuous support

Work Environment:

  • Working environment is typically in the office in generally agreeable conditions
  • This role is expected to travel within and outside of the province occasionally to donor/prospect meetings and events and may require work outside of regular office hours

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.



YWCA Saskatoon is a vibrant, community-based organization that responds to the needs of women, children, and families in Saskatoon, providing both preventative and emergent services. They are a member of YWCA Canada and obtain funding through government, granting agencies, charitable donations and fee-for-service. For further information on the YWCA’s services, please visit


Reporting to the Board of Directors, the CEO will have the overall accountability for the implementation of the strategic direction of the YWCA. The core program areas of YWCA Saskatoon include the Crisis Shelter and Residence, Early Childhood Development, Employment and Learning and Fitness on 25th.


Areas of responsibility include:

  • People leadership and operational management;
  • A healthy organization and sustainable finances;
  • Advocacy for women;
  • Community relations and collaborations;
  • Positive and effective diversity and inclusion;
  • Programming and learning;
  • Fund development;
  • Board governance.


This position is an exciting opportunity for someone who shares similar passions and values as YWCA Saskatoon and who is ready to build upon the solid and successful foundation in place. The successful candidate will be a confident, caring individual with courageous values and ethics and will have a desire and willingness to participate in working toward positive change for women. They will understand the social and political complexities of domestic and sexual violence, homelessness, poverty, truth and reconciliation, and cultural diversity as it relates to women and their families.



Education and Experience

  • A Post-Secondary education with a focus on business or similar discipline.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ in a Sr. Leadership Role.
  • Experience working with a not-for-profit organization in a management or volunteer capacity with an understanding of working with a Board of Directors.
  • Solid understanding of diversity and inclusion within the workplace and the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action.
  • Experience leading a unionized environment and collective bargaining negotiations.
  • Demonstrated success and understanding of complex organizations and processes including government relations.
  • Strong financial literacy with experience in fund accounting and budgeting.
  • Experience with public relations, networking, and campaigns.
  • An understanding of how to work with and collaborate with a national body, donors, funders, and other identified stakeholders.


Skills, Competencies and Traits

  • Strong business acumen with the ability to see the big picture.
  • A champion for positive and effective change management.
  • Dynamic and versatile communication skills with the ability to appropriately adapt based on the audience.
  • Self-motivated leader who is self-aware, takes responsibility, develops themselves and models their character.
  • Engaged, confident caring team leader who can empower, mentor, coach and support their team while ensuring accountability.
  • Proactive, goal-oriented and able to set direction by analyzing, seeking to understand and prioritizing in order of importance with exceptional follow through.
  • Collaborative with a desire to build trust-based and value-driven relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Critical thinker with strong conflict resolution skills and will provide solutions.


To apply, contact Tracy Arno at Essence Talent Solutions by March 13, 2020.  Thank you for your interest.


DCG is expanding its team of skilled professionals and is presently looking for a Saskatoon-
based Fund Development Associate(s) with 3 - 6 years experience. As part of a team approach, Associates will be responsible for planning, implementing and managing various fund development initiatives.

Candidates should possess the following key competencies:

  • passionate enthusiasm to make a difference
  • exceptional interpersonal and communication skills to collaborate with client executive and staff, stakeholders, volunteers and DCG teammates with professionalism
  • superior communication skills both oral and written
  • experience in or willingness to learn the art of writing and communications for fundraising
  • dedication to and keen eye for detail
  • flexibility and adeptness to prioritize and to move from one project to project as required
  • aptitude to undertake work independently, manage time, set priorities, and problem solve
  • adeptness to multi-task, when involved with more than one project concurrently
  • efficiency with technology: Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat; online research
  • willingness to learn--and to have fun in a supportive team environment

Working closely with a senior Associate or VP, the Fund Development Associate(s) will be 
responsible to:

  • develop and implement project action plans
  • train and motivate project staff and volunteers
  • coordinate and/or participate in volunteer and/or solicitation meetings
  • identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors as appropriate
  • track volunteer solicitations, campaign pledges and gifts
  • develop and/or distribute project communication materials
  • produce project Board reports
  • prepare and submit monthly project expense reports
  • plan and/or facilitate events
  • develop, track and implement donor recognition initiatives
  • plan, organize and attend such events as training sessions, donor cultivation gatherings, news conferences and campaign launches
  • other duties as required

DCG’s services encompass:

  • capital campaigns
  • annual appeals
  • readiness reviews
  • legacy/planned giving
  • sponsorships
  • grants
  • integrated fund development programs
  • internal reviews
  • communications


DCG’S culture is reflective of our mission: to empower charities, unite volunteers and inspire donors to strengthen communities. Our team is committed to our core values: Integrity, Enthusiasm, Ingenuity, Teamwork, and Spirit of Generosity.

DCG offers a collaborative, energetic, fast-paced, but extremely rewarding work environment.

Salary and Benefits

The position offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications, along with benefit package. The position may require some availability or engagement in early mornings, evenings and weekends, as well as the potential of occasional travel.

Please submit cover letter and resume electronically by 5PM on Sunday February 16, 2020 to:
DCG Philanthropic Services Inc.
Attention: Charlene Jones

Please note: We will only be contacting those candidates selected for interview.


St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation (“SPHF”) believes in the power of generosity to save and change lives.  Founded in 1982, St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation advances St. Paul’s Hospital’s vision by raising, managing and allocating funds in keeping with donors’ wishes.

SPHF is growing and is currently seeking a permanent, full-time Annual Gifts Officer to join our high energy Development team. The key function of this new position is to support the Foundation’s Annual Giving fundraising portfolio. This position will have a strong focus on fundraising event management, sponsorship, mid-level gift solicitation, and stewarding relationships.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Planning, organizing and project management of fundraising events;
  • Serve as liaison for third party fundraising activities;
  • Provide support to fundraising committee volunteers;
  • Support planning and implementation of direct mail solicitations;
  • Solicit fundraising sponsorships;
  • Assist with sponsor, donor and volunteer stewardship activities;
  • Assist with variety of annual fundraising programs;
  • Other duties as assigned.



Education: Post-secondary education or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Experience: One to three years of experience working in similar role, including fundraising, building relationships and planning fundraising events. Experience with a donor database or other CRM program would be considered an asset. Successful candidate must have a valid driver’s license and access to motor vehicle.



  • High degree of ethics and professionalism with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to operate in a team environment, shares information and knowledge with colleagues.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, writing, presentation and leadership skills.
  • Ability to commence initiatives, organize and prioritize work tasks, and function under minimal supervision.
  • Innovative and driven.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Inspiration to build and maintain a network of quality professional relationships.


Salary range: $46,052 - $69,077 (pay band 4) annually plus an attractive benefits package.

If this opportunity speaks to you, we invite you to apply before February 14, 2020 by submitting your resume with references to Human Resources, St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation at or by mail to 1702 20th Street West, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0Z9.  

We thank all candidates for their interest, however only those selected to continue in the recruitment process will be contacted.

Please note you may be required to undergo a criminal background check in accordance with St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation policies.


Wanuskewin is a National Historic Site on the northern edge of Saskatoon, SK. For more than 6,000 years, Wanuskewin has been a gathering place. It is the longest-running archaeological research project in Canadian history and celebrates and preserves the cultures and history of Northern Plains Indigenous peoples. Wanuskewin operates an interpretive centre, art galleries, restaurant, gift shop, and outdoor experiences. In 2017, Wanuskewin launched Thundering Ahead, a national capital fundraising campaign that aimed to improve the interpretive centre infrastructure, complete a grassland restoration, apply for UNESCO World Heritage designation and bring back a herd of genetically-pure Plains bison to their ancestral home. This position will support the Director of Development in ongoing donor stewardship and reporting, new operational grant applications, and tasks related to the application for UNESCO World Heritage designation. 

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for retaining and reporting to the capital and operational donor base. 


Roles and Responsibilities

  1. Responsible for the attraction of new funding through donations, sponsorship and grants.
  2. Retention and stewardship of existing and expanded donor base.
  3. Responsible to report on use of funds, grant writing, donor communications, in a timely basis that informs donors and grantors of progress and achievements.  
  4. Fosters a culture of business excellence, donor focus, and cultural sensitivity.
  5. Maintains confidentiality and adheres to the donor bill of rights.
  6. Maintains accurate documentation and usage of donor management tools. 
  7. Administration of invoicing, reporting, and follow-up
  8. Other duties as assigned.


Reports to: 

This position reports to the Director of Development.  


  • One to three years in a donor relations or fundraising capacity
  • A degree in business, economics, arts or a related degree. A Certified Fundraising Executive designation is an asset
  • A suitable combination of education, training and experience may be considered
  • A class 5 driver’s licence with acceptable driver’s abstract
  • An acceptable criminal record check
  • Knowledge of philanthropic environment on a municipal, provincial and national scale
  • Knowledge of Plains Indigenous cultures would be an asset
  • Skills to budget and forecast accurately for project grants and small asset sponsorship
  • Competent writing skills which is clear, concise and accurate
  • Demonstrated ability to draft materials such as solicitation letters, proposals and impact reports
  • Ability to work independent and within a team environment, in a professional respectful manner
  • Ability to network and represent Wanuskewin at public events as assigned
  • Ability to make donor presentations and ask for donations


  • Work in a safe manner, following all safety rules and regulations.  


  • Donor focus
  • Planning, organizing and managing time and priorities
  • Self-starting, driven, self motivated individual
  • Business Acumen
Please send your application to


St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation believes in the power of generosity to save and change lives.  Founded in 1982, St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation advances St. Paul’s Hospital’s vision by raising, managing and allocating funds in keeping with donors’ wishes.

St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation is currently seeking a permanent, full-time Major Gifts Officer to join our high energy Development team. The key function of this position is to attract major gifts to the Foundation, maintain donor relationships, and help donors fulfill their philanthropic ambitions.  By way of efficient cultivation, development, and donor stewardship, this position delivers a critical outcome to the Foundation.  Reporting to the Major Gifts Manager, the Major Gift Officer is instrumental to the fund raising success of the Foundation. This person will be dynamic, motivated and genuine.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major donors
  • Assist with stewarding major donor relationships
  • Research potential donors that are aligned with the mission and vision of the Foundation.
  • Prepare and present Foundation proposals and documents in support of major gift requests.
  • Facilitate gift agreements in line with Foundation policy that outline the commitment of the donor, the Foundation, and how the gift will be recognized and celebrated.
  • Keep accurate and up-to-date information on all contacts and activities in the donor database.
  • Participate in the development and execution of the Foundation’s annual business plan.
  • Collaborate with others as required to complete assignments and support team efforts.
  • Ensure that the Foundation and St. Paul’s Hospital are well represented.



Education: Post-secondary education required. CFRE designation or AHP Major Giving Certificate would be considered an asset. 

Experience: Experience in fund raising or in a relationship based field such as sales, life insurance, tourism or marketing. Experience using a donor database or CRM database would be considered an asset. Successful candidate must have a valid driver’s license and access to motor vehicle. 


  • High degree of ethics and professionalism with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to operate in a team environment, shares information and knowledge with colleagues.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, writing, presentation and leadership skills.
  • Ability to commence initiatives, organize and prioritize work tasks, and function under minimal supervision.
  • Innovative and driven.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Inspiration to build and maintain a network of quality professional relationships.


Salary range: $55,909 to $83,864 (pay band 5) annually plus an attractive benefits package.

If this opportunity speaks to you, we invite you to apply before February 15, 2020 by submitting your resume with references to Human Resources, St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation at or by mail to 1702 20th Street West, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0Z9.  

We thank all candidates for their interest, however only those selected to continue in the recruitment process will be contacted.

Please note you may be required to undergo a criminal background check in accordance with St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation policies.


About the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba (CHFM):

We are on a mission to improve the health of children everywhere by inspiring our community to support excellence in child health care and child health research. The funds raised support medical programs, clinical outreach, the purchase of essential equipment, space improvement, the advancement of pediatric health, and outstanding clinical research that promises and delivers better care and treatment. For more information go to

We have established a five-year strategic plan and are in the process of executing for success. Our staff is passionate and engaged. We believe that by working together, we can do more for patients and their families. If you want to be part of this culture, we are currently looking for a Vice President of Development.

The Opportunity:

The Vice President of Development will provide strategic leadership to grow and manage an effective annual fundraising program, increase philanthropic revenue over the next five years, identify, cultivate and expand the donor base, steward and solicit business leaders, individuals, corporate and other prospective donors, and build a strong pipeline of future major donors.

Key Responsibilities: 

Strategy and Planning

  • Work in collaboration with the President & CEO and Senior Management team to create and implement a strategic plan for fundraising based on CHFM strategic vision
  • Develop short and long-range fundraising tactical plans to ensure successful and timely completion of all initiatives
  • Grow and manage a comprehensive development program, involving committed team members who focus on major, planned, annual, and foundation giving, corporate sponsorships and partnerships, and prospect research
  • Conduct complex data analysis to develop the strategy to improve the quality of fundraising portfolios, and recommend data-driven action to increase solicitation opportunities
  • Ensure the appropriate policies to guide fundraising are in place, regularly updated, and effectively managed

Leadership and Management

  • Provide effective leadership for CHFM major gift initiatives, campaigns, and special projects
  • Collaborate with the President & CEO to serve as a public advocate for the CHFM and strengthen awareness of our mission
  • Build strong working relationships with and strategically engage the CHFM executive leadership, board members, and staff
  • Build and manage a portfolio of individual prospects
  • Effectively use a moves management process to ensure the cultivation and stewardship of prospective donors follows industry best practices.


  • Ten or more years of experience in fundraising with direct experience in all or most areas, such as annual, capital and endowment campaigns, major gifts, planned giving, and institutional giving
  • Five years of experience in directing large, comprehensive fundraising programs in a similarly sized and complex institution
  • Proven success in asking for and closing major gifts, and a proven track record of meeting and exceeding fundraising goals
  • Demonstrated success in development planning with the ability to effectively create a fundraising strategic plan, budget, and operation
  • Proven success in building and maintaining long-term relationships with major individual donors, foundations, and corporations and the ability to work effectively with business leaders, other development professionals, physicians, researchers, and team leaders
  • Outstanding organizational and project management skills, with the ability to complete projects on a timely basis and to manage multiple priorities
  • Significant experience with qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis as well as synthesizing information and creating dynamic and informative reports
  • Demonstrated success and acumen in leading, managing, mentoring, and motivating staff or project teams
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal
  • Undergraduate degree. A Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation or Master’s degree in related field is an asset 

We offer an attractive compensation package with a competitive salary, excellent benefits and the opportunity to have a gratifying employment experience where your skill and dedication will make a difference.

For Further Information and to Apply
If you thrive in a fast-paced environment, and are committed to delivering quality service, apply to Posting #20197. Please include three business references with your resume. Email your cover letter and resume to Angie Munch at Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Visit our website to learn more about the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba and our commitment to children’s healthc
are needs.



Posted On: 2019-11-15
Closing On: 2019-12-16
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Effective: TBD
Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Job Description
  • Title:                          Manager of Development and Partnerships ( Permanent)                                             
  • Organization:           Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights                       
  • Reports To:              CEO, Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights                                     
  • SECURITY SCREENING LEVEL:  Reliability Status       

  • Located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights is the only museum in the world solely dedicated to the evolution, celebration and future of human rights. The Museum brings together stunning galleries and exhibitions, moving public and education programs, and unforgettable architecture to create an experience like no other.
  • Since opening in 2014, the Museum has welcomed over 1.5 million visitors in-person and millions more online. It has worked with over 140,000 participants from across Canada in our education programs. It has won over 50 awards for its programs, galleries, architecture, communications and design. And, it is featured on the new $10 bill, as a symbol of Canada’s commitment to human rights.
  • The Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights is the non-profit organization that attracts and sustains all forms of philanthropic contributions for the Museum from a broad range of supporters across Canada and around the world. To support the construction of the Museum, the Friends ran the most successful capital campaign in the history of national cultural institution in Canada, raising more than $150 million from private funding sources.
  • Together, the Friends and the Museum are building a national dialogue about the power and importance of human rights, helping people from all walks of life to connect with something much larger than themselves and acknowledge that they have a direct stake in building a better world.
  • Purpose of Position
  • Reporting to the CEO, Friends of Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the Manager of Development and Partnerships is an integral team member who is responsible for  building and expanding private funding sources so that the Friends continue to build the financial sustainability and raise funds for key programs within the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. The areas of fundraising expected include major gifts, planned giving and sponsorship, and other funding streams.
  • Key Responsibilities
  • Contribute to and support the development of the FCMHR’s strategic fundraising plan, with a specific focus on building and stewarding the Winnipeg funding base.
  • Ensure that all fundraising activities are in alignment with legislative requirements and policies of the CMHR and the FCMHR.
  • Work in collaboration with CMHR and FCMHR staff as appropriate to further the success of the fundraising program.
  • Manage a pool of prospects and donors, which includes identifying, rating, developing strategies and implementing tailored action plans for cultivating and soliciting prospects for donations, sponsorship and other forms of partnership. 
  • Continually seeks new and appropriate contacts and partnerships with relevant individuals, divisions, partners, funders and agencies to cultivate, grow and sustain short and long-term funding.
  • Plan and participate in events relating to donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
  • Work independently and with other staff (FCMHR and CMHR) as required to develop appropriate communications materials and other tools to support fundraising initiatives.
  • Represent the FCMHR as required (and if required, the CMHR) at select meetings with various stakeholders, including donors, prospective donors and sponsors.
  • Prepare proposals and information packages for donor prospects and potential sponsors.
  • Prepare general correspondence including letters, memos, and e-mails and provide input to articles for FCMHR publications such as donor newsletters.
  • Maintain a schedule in relation to the overall fundraising critical path and donor relations timeline.
  • Track activity and monitor results of assigned activities and goals.
  • In consultation with management, develop personal annual goals, objectives and performance measures.
  • Other duties as required, to fulfil the goals of this position and the fundraising department.
  • Required Qualifications
  • An experienced entrepreneurial fundraiser who is energized by the opportunity to build.
  • A masterful organizer who can bring rigorous attention to detail on systems and processes to achieve outstanding results.
  • An effective team member, experienced in working collectively toward goals. 
  •  Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships.
  • A confident, creative professional who is focused on results and achieving budgets in a timely manner. 
  • Perseverance, energy and self-motivation.
  • Proficient in MS office suite.
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a car.
  • Professionally represent Friends of the CMHR at donor and fundraising events.
  • Previous fund raising experience (3 years+), with a proven track record of meeting and exceeding targets. Related experience will be considered.  
  • Desired Qualifications
  • Relevant university degree or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated major gift fundraising experience required and sponsorship solicitation an asset.
  • Excellent writing skills, ease in dealing with volunteers, staff and special events.
  • Experience with Raisers Edge or other database software.
  • Attributes
  • Ability to work independently or collaboratively in a cross-functional and team oriented environment.
  • Self-starter; takes initiative.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills; the ability to coach and motivate others to results.
  • Integrity – focused on producing a high quality and credible outcome.
  • Superior interpersonal skills.
  • Discretion, tact, initiative and sound judgment.
  • Takes initiative: asserts influence over events to achieve goals; self-starting rather than accepting passively.
  • Reliable, responsible and punctual.
  • Strong commitment to institutional values and policies.
  • Working Conditions and Physical Demands
  • Work is performed in a standard office environment and at public/ donor events and meetings.
  • Job involves dealing with tight deadlines in a fast-paced and continually changing environments.
  • Some travel required within the Manitoba/Saskatchewan area and may occasionally have to travel to other areas. 
  • Regular evening work required. 
  • Conditions of Employment
  • Security Screening Level: Reliability Status.
  • This position is open to Canadian Citizens or those who hold a permanent resident status only.
  • Interested applicants are asked to send a resume and cover letter to with “Manager of Development and Partnerships” in the subject line.