Vecova is a leading edge registered and accredited charitable organization that has been meeting the lifelong and changing needs of persons of all abilities and the community at large since 1969 through our programs and services, social research and innovation and enterprises. We provide a wide range of programs and services in the Calgary, Bighorn Municipal District, Rocky View County Municipal District and Banff National Park region for persons of all abilities. Our programs and services meet the changing needs of our consumers, so they may reach their fullest potential and benefit from the highest possible quality of life. We foster an innovative, collaborative environment that inspires engagement and creates opportunities to enhance one’s wellbeing. We foster both a top-down and grassroots approach. This gives us the freedom to address the broadest set of initiatives, programs, services and spaces that address the unique and evolving needs of Albertans of all abilities.

Vecova is seeking a strategic fundraiser and agent of change for the newly created role of Chief Development Officer (CDO). Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, the CDO will work within a collective leadership group that propels the organization’s new strategic vision forward, focusing on the success of the whole organization while ensuring that all fundraising activities are consistent with the vision, mission, values and guiding principles of Vecova. The CDO will be accountable for leading the development, implementation and management of a comprehensive, donor-centered fund development program that includes Annual Giving, Major Giving, Planned Giving, Grant/Foundation Applications, Events, and Stewardship activities.

This integral position will build a culture of philanthropy within the organization as well as the team that will implement the newly created fund development program. They will be responsible to increase and diversify revenue to support programs and operations, contribute to and support the $112.5 million new facility capital campaign, and deliver on the organization’s strategic objectives. As a social purpose-driven individual, and someone who brings their heart along with their expertise to their work, the CDO will step out in a bold way to share the story and grow the connection of Vecova in Calgary and beyond as we move towards being recognized as one of Canada’s leaders in the ability’s community.

The successful candidate is an engaging and creative fund development leader of people with a proven track record in building a successful donor-centered fund development program. The ideal candidate is knowledgeable about the foundational building blocks of a solid program along with evolving trends in philanthropy.  With superior communication and interpersonal skills, the CDO has the capacity to cultivate and maintain relationships and connections with community leaders, philanthropists, foundations, government, and business professionals at a senior level.  This is an ideal role for an inclusive and entrepreneurial team leader who understands that diversity drives innovation and who aligns with a culture where differences are valued.

Janet Soles and Associates has been retained to conduct this search on behalf of Vecova.  For more information about this opportunity or to apply, please send your curriculum vitae and letter of interest in confidence to

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