Fundraising & Development Specialist – Stanley Park Ecology Society – Vancouver, BC

Responsible for the funder engagement cycle and building relationships with key funders including: sourcing, writing and submitting grants, grant reports, letters of inquiry, sponsorship packages and case for support documents within deadline;
Effectively keep track of relevant funding deliverables, report deadlines, and defined outcomes for each new grant received;
Maintains an accurate database on interactions with granters, sponsors, donors, members and funders in Salesforce CRM;
Works closely with the Executive Director and departmental Managers on grants, grant content, budgets and funding to support departmental programs;
Works closely with the Executive Director and MarketingCommunicationsDevelopment Committee on governance materials, capital campaigns and other relevant funding directions;
Communicate accomplishments of existing programs to funders through reports and write acknowledgment letters as needed;
Track and report on quarterly funding metrics;
Works with Communications on fundraising projects/campaigns, briefs, and events, including drafting on-line content, social media posts, storytelling and other relevant activities.
Donor Stewardship
Cultivates, acquires, and engages donors. Continually reviews donor retention and develops strategies to increase the donor database and secure monthly, corporate and major donors;
Creates and oversees annual donor campaigns – winter/summer
Appeals to various donor levels using segmented lists from Salesforce through well-developed engagement plans, donor campaigns, events and recognition.
Member Stewardship
Oversees membership program including securing members and engaging members through regular communication, and member events

Education, Training and Experience
Degree, Diploma or certification in Fundraising, Philanthropy, Business Development, Communications, or a related discipline;
Minimum 2 years of experience in a position of similar responsibilities and activities, preferably in a non-profit setting;
Minimum 1 year experience in successfully meeting significant fundraising goals in an organization of similar size, status and with similar challenges;
Education in Environmental Sciences, Ecology or Biology would be an asset; an embracing of local environmental issues and the SPES Mission is a requirement;
Proven track record of securing a grant(s) is desirable;
At least one year grant writing experience, including government, foundation, and corporate proposals;
Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) certification or membership an asset;
Experience writing for social media in a marketing or fundraising context

Skills and Abilities
Solid familiarity with a CRM, ideally Salesforce;
Ability and desire to approach members of the funding, corporate and business community to interpret and sell SPES programs and projects and ask for funding, sponsorships, donations or partnerships;
Organized with excellent time management skills, high-level of accuracy and attention to detail;
Self-directed and self-motivated with a strong sense of responsibility and commitment;
Exceptional communication skills including written and verbal communication skills; communicating from a brand and narrative;
Strong interpersonal, communication and leadership skills with collaborative work style;
The ability to demonstrate cultural competence, and exhibit respect for diversity;
Some knowledge and appreciation of environmental issues, the concept of stewardship and the values and mission of the Society with an ability to transfer this knowledge and appreciation into the message that goes to potential funders and donors;
Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Office, In Design or alternate graphics programs, Mailchimp or similar bulk email applications, and WordPress;
Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with development team members as well as other diverse stakeholders including program staff, executive staff, fiscal staff, funders, and external partners;
Ability to identify, understand, and articulate program needs and outcomes in collaboration with program staff

Appy to:
Tricia Collingham, Executive Director – . Please include your résumé and covering letter. Deadline: May 22, 2022. We thank all candidates but only those receiving an interview will be contacted.