Additional responsibilities include:
Continually work with the AEF leadership team, Board, Committees, and staff to maintain an organizational culture of philanthropy
Prepare and execute fundraising plans that include major gifts programs, annual fund strategies, planned giving, fundraising campaigns and potential events
Lead/support organizational fundraising efforts in support of our federal leveraging and program requirements
Identify and/or lead opportunities for donor meetings and solicitations
Initiate, write or lead others in writing grant proposals when appropriate
Ensure good management and tracking of all key donor records and relationships in the organizational CRM, including contact names, program participants, service providers, resources and other significant information with support from administrative staff
Work with administrative team to automate workflows, including communications, tax receipting, and list segmentation
Create brief quarterly reports to analyze and measure progress towards annual and long-term fundraising goals.
You will report directly to the Executive Team and will frequently collaborate with the rest of the team at Alberta Ecotrust as you lead our development efforts and cultivate an internal culture of philanthropy. Alberta Ecotrust staff work in locations across the province of Alberta, with our main office located in Calgary. A successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:
Member of AFP with at least five years of direct fundraising experience that includes the responsibility and accountability for a comprehensive fund development program, preferably two years leading campaigns
Proven expertise in raising funds and achieving targets
Post-secondary education in a related field
Knowledge of fundraising theories, principles and procedures
Knowledge of major individual philanthropic community and experience in soliciting and stewarding major and planned individual gifts
Excellent writing skills with strong case development
Experience/good aptitude for database software and other technology
Proficient in Microsoft Office, G Suite by Google
Good people skills
Good understanding of the unique challenges and values of the environmental nonprofit and charitable sector
Experience drafting and delivering business presentations/proposals
Experience working with boards of directors/board culture
Alberta Ecotrust provides a flexible schedule and a positive, collaborative team culture. In Calgary, we have a casual workplace in a heritage building with lots of meeting space, a full kitchen, great access to transit, local restaurants and the downtown core. To meet the needs of a growing team in Edmonton, we offer remote working and access to meeting and collaborative spaces when needed. Our staff are extremely motivated to make a difference, and you’ll be part of an innovative team that gets to do interesting, meaningful work aligned with their shared values and desire to improve the world.
This is a full-time, permanent position, offering a competitive salary for the nonprofit sector (between $85,000 – $95,000, commensurate with experience), benefits package, 35-hour work week, and 3 weeks of vacation to start. There is significant growth potential for this position. We also offer time off over Christmas as well as your birthday.
How to Apply
This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
Submit your application to Alberta Ecotrust via our online recruitment system.
Combine your cover letter and resume as one PDF document, named as follows: LastName_FirstName_Strategic_Partnerships_Director
Your cover letter and resume combined must not exceed four pages
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