Fund Development Advisor (Job ID: 20210202)

Status: Part-time, Temporary

Vacancies: 1

FTE: 0.6

Schedule: 24 hours per week

Are you a Fund Development expert? Do you have a passion for charitable businesses and securing them with programs and funding to help them grow and service the greater community? Do you have what it takes to play a key role in positioning our organization for future growth?

Reporting to the Manager of Governance & Policy, the Fund Development Advisor is responsible for the research, planning and execution of various fund development functions including, but not limited to, applying for and successfully acquiring grants, researching potential funding sources, building and managing a grant search and application database, cultivating relationships with potential donors and providing support for other projects and tasks as assigned.


Provide hands-on execution for CWC PCN fundraising activities.
Provide recommendations to achieve fundraising and donation revenue targets.
Develop donor proposals, grant applications and stewardship reports, ensuring deadlines are met.
Provide support, input and coordination in creating a fund development and fund diversification plan.
Assist with the development and management of relationships with donors, prospective donors and stakeholders.
Actively search for grant opportunities and with their Manager, liaise with CWC PCN leadership to ensure the identified opportunities are aligned with the solicited business need.
Coordinate opportunities for donors to engage with CWC PCN programming and/or operations to learn or inquire about their donation’s specific impact.
Support development of partner communications, posters, websites and other materials to support fundraising activities.
Act as an ambassador for the CWC PCN while conducting external presentations and during donor meetings, volunteer greetings, recognition events and external community events.
Model CWC PCN values and demonstrate strength in working collaboratively with members of the CWC PCN staff and volunteers to advance the organization’s mission, vision and values.
Complete annual filings with Canada Revenue Agency and other corporate filings associated with maintaining an active charitable status.
Support the Governance & Policy Department in coordinating various projects, tasks and initiatives as directed. This includes, but is not limited to, reviewing documents, preparing reports, writing briefing notes and other administrative duties.


Internal Relationships

As a member of the Governance & Policy team, the Fund Development Coordinator develops strong relationships with all members of the Governance & Policy team as well as all functional business units of the organization, including managers and directors.

External Relations

Develops relationships with CWC PCN stakeholders, interested and prospective donors in an effort to build and sustain meaningful relationships, create transformative change and further the interests and needs of CWC PCN and its patients.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in communication, marketing, business, fundraising, or other relevant area. An equivalent combination of education and work will be considered. A Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification and/or a membership in good standing with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) or similar professional designation is an asset.

Experience: Minimum of five (5) years of fund development experience is required. Experience in the use of social media for fundraising is an asset. Demonstrated success and progressive track record of soliciting and closing donor support, developing high potential prospects and donors, and strengthening relationships to raise funds and meet funding goals is required. Persuasive and professional writing, presentation, website and communication skills are required. Strong project management skills with the ability to manage multiple demands in a dynamic and time-sensitive environment is required.

Organizational and problem-solving skills: Ability to multi-task and prioritize. Strong organizational skills. Proven ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines in a highly challenging environment.

Communications and customer relations skills: Strong communication, interpersonal and relationship building skills; able to handle requests and complaints in a professional, non-confrontational manner.  Excellent follow-up and problem-solving skills, with ability to make intuitive decisions. Discretion and ability to handle sensitive information and material appropriately.

Technical: Proficiency in computers and the Microsoft Office Suite is required. Experience with CRM (Customer Relationship Management) systems (e.g., Grant Advance) along with the ability to build queries and reports is required.

Team-Oriented: Dependable, flexible, and resourceful with the ability to work effectively with a team. Ability to work independently in articulating and driving new initiatives or enhancing existing programs.

Background check: A clear Criminal Background check, inclusive of a vulnerable sector search, is required to start. If you have resided outside of Calgary in the past 12 months, you will need to contact the local police or RCMP detachment in your previous residential municipality to be able to obtain a full report.


Employees of the CWC PCN enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package that includes employer-paid premiums for health and dental benefits, health spending/wellness account, learning account, eligibility to contribute to our group RRSP plan and receive an employer match, flexible working options, generous vacation and personal time off allowances, and education days, as well as professional development opportunities.

The CWC PCN is a leader in the provision of primary care through collaboration, innovation and teamwork, creating healthy patients and satisfied providers.


Due to the high volume of applications we receive, only those who apply through the CWC PCN website will be moved forward in the recruitment process. This is a necessary step as we require some important information from our online application form. Please include your cover letter and resume when submitting your application.

Submit your application through the CWC PCN Careers page.

Only submissions received with the following three (3) documents will be considered:

Completed and signed application form (available on the CWC PCN Careers page).
Cover letter

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Posting will remain open until the role is filled.

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