Development Coordinator

The Children’s Cottage Society is a charitable agency established in Calgary in 1986. The Society’s mission is “Building strong children and safe nurturing families through prevention programs and support services.”

We are looking for a results-orientated individual to support achieving the goal of $1.5 M for the organization.  Reporting to the Director of Development, the successful candidate will be a well-rounded and experienced professional in the fund development arena of the non-profit sector. This is an exciting time to join the Society as we are embarking on a new chapter of growth and in the midst of a Capital Campaign.

 Major Responsibilities:

  • Achieve operational fundraising goals through the implementation of annual, corporate, foundation, major gifts programs; including the preparation and creation of grant applications, direct mail, and corporate proposals.
  • Develop the annual Fund Development plan and budget in collaboration with the Director of Development.
  • Willing to learn the Raiser’s Edge program in order to analyze and manage donor data for ongoing use in development planning.
  • Research and prioritize prospects for potential donations. Work with the Development Director to develop relationships with donors through a donor stewardship program.
  • Lead the coordination, planning, development, and implementation of special events for the Society.
  • Manage fundraising correspondence, report on outcomes, and provide reports to donors and the Society as required.
  • Create and manage peer-to-peer fundraising platform as required for special events
  • Participates in speaking engagements.
  • Support and attend third party events taking place weekdays, evenings or weekends.
  • Support the Capital Campaign.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area and/or 2+ years of direct experience in fund development;
  • Proven track record of successful goal achievements in fund development
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to develop and maintain  relationships with corporate partners, individual donors, volunteer boards, committees, peers and support staff;
  • Familiarity with current communication and marketing trends and the usage of social media;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with proven public speaking abilities;
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills in all Microsoft Office programs.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and NetCommunities is an asset. Experience with a similar data base management system will be considered.

To apply please submit a cover letter, resume with salary expectations quoting Competition # DC2021 to Careers:

Application Deadline: Until successful candidate is recruited.
We appreciate the interest of all applicants however will only contact those invited for an interview.

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