Canadian Hadassah-WIZO

Development Officer, Western Canada


Full time, Intermediate level

Founded in 1917, Canadian Hadassah-WIZO (CHW) is a non-political, volunteer led, philanthropic organization, with Centres in over 20 locations across Canada. CHW’s National Board of Directors embodies visionary leadership from coast to coast. CHW passionately supports programs and services for Children, Healthcare, and Women in Israel and Canada.

We believe that the key to building Israel’s future is through the support and development of its women and children. By investing in schools, daycares, shelters, and other support systems, we are creating the circumstances under which Israeli women and children can thrive. Our partnerships with the Shamir Medical Centre (Assaf Harofeh) and Hadassah Hospital ensure that Israel remains on the cutting-edge of scientific and medical advancement.

CHW has dynamic Centres in over 20 locations and friends and supporters in over 30 locations across Canada. Our supporters are deeply invested in and dedicated to the future of Israel and its people

We’re seeking an enthusiastic Development Officer, Western Canada to join our national team. You will be situated in Calgary, with a focus on building and maintaining relationships throughout Western Canada. You will work collaboratively with the development team to ensure a seamless and donor-centred experience, internally and externally. In this position you’ll be encouraged and empowered to be your best self. Reporting to the National Executive Director / CEO the Development Officer, Western Canada will work with a dynamic professional team, as well as lay leaders and volunteers who are eager to share their knowledge with you. By bringing your philanthropic passion and expertise to CHW, we’ll help you achieve your personal and professional goals through meaningful and diverse work.

The incumbent will aid in the development, implementation, and management of an assigned portfolio of donors and prospects and responsible for building strong and productive relationships to maximize revenue generation opportunities across Western Canada.

Duties and responsibilities for the Development Officer include:

Revenue support

Manage an assigned portfolio of donors ($500 – $99,999) to build engaged relationships that will yield longer term benefits
Work to achieve fundraising results that meet annual expectations for assigned portfolio of donors and prospects
Maintain donor and prospect records
Ensure the tracking and fulfillment of pledges, donor recognition activities, receipting and timely acknowledgement
Help maintain and enhance CHW’s reputation an awareness
Provide substantive reports to donors regarding the impact of their gift.
Organize and coordinate cultivation and stewardship activities such as meetings, programs, and events in collaboration with the national team
Assist in the planning of fundraising, recognition and stewardship events
Strategically leverage events organized within CHW as opportunities for donor cultivation
Engage, cultivate, solicit and steward prospects to have more connected and informed donors
Provide and present information to different groups and audiences to increase engagement with CHW’s mission, vision and goals
Oversee Vancouver Centre Coordinator providing mentorship and supervision
Provide leadership and support for all Western Canada Centre’s and lay leadership

Calgary Centre Support:

Direct all Centre operations and fundraising events
Advisor to the Centre’s Executive and key liaison on committees
Monitor Centre finances, preparation of budgets, accounts payable as required by Director, Finance and Operations
Volunteer recruitment and relations
Weekly bank deposits as required
Donor relations, card donations, and mailings if required
Communication emails from Western Canada and Calgary Centre
Ordering and maintaining office supplies
Prepare and file all correspondence and report
Process credit card payments, and other forms of payment such as cash and cheques as required
Timely response to donor request and response by telephone, email, fax
Other duties as assigned

Collaboration with the Development team

Participate in the development of a strategic donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship plan
Collaborate with the team in preparing compelling and strategic fundraising materials including proposals, case for support etc.
Provide thorough, accurate, and timely responses to all stakeholder requests for information
Participate in donor prospect research as requested
Coordinate donor gift acknowledgement process
Other duties as required

Successful Candidates Will Have…

An undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline
Certificate in development, fundraising or event planning an asset
3-5 years of fundraising experience having worked in a non-profit environment Demonstrated knowledge of Raiser’s Edge database, Luminate Online
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and execute fundraising strategies and events in partnership with the development team and National Events Specialist
Ability to compose reports and letters
Strong attention to detail
Highly developed relationship building skills
Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated tact and diplomacy
Ability to work with and steward community and high-level volunteers and donors
Superior planning and organizational abilities with sound project management skills
Ability to prioritize competing projects and meet deadlines
Ability to think strategically
Ability to plan and execute exclusive events of high calibre and quality.
Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint
Ability to work and travel within a flexible schedule, including occasional weekends and evenings
A valid driver’s license

To Apply

Please send your resume and a cover letter addressed to Hiring Manager,

Due to the impact of COVID-19, the successful incumbent will be offered to work remotely at this time. At a time when it is safe to do so, the successful incumbent will work in the Calgary office.

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