Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WAfghan) is a member-based, Canadian registered charity founded in 1998 to advance education for Afghan girls, women and their families, and to educate Canadians about human rights. We develop and deliver high quality education programs and resources in three areas: 1. Investing in Basic Education; 2. Community Literacy and Libraries; and 3. Technology for Education; and in Canada, through a Public Engagement Program. In Afghanistan, our programs establish school and community libraries, run literacy classes for women of all ages, undertake teacher education, furbishing schools with science laboratory materials, operate a girls’ school in Kabul, and more. In Afghanistan, our dynamic, talented team manages, implements and monitors our programs. In Canada, almost 2,000 members and a local chapter network are engaged as global citizens and raise awareness and funds to support our programs. CW4WAfghan members believe that individuals, as global citizens, working in solidarity and with integrity of purpose and action, can affect positive change in the world through education and the promotion of human rights. The organization’s mission is: Canadians taking action, in partnership with Afghan women, towards improving conditions of human rights, ending women’s oppression, and providing opportunities for Afghan women to live their lives with dignity, certainty and purpose. To learn more about our programs, visit:

Job Description:

We are seeking a skilled fundraising professional with knowledge of the international development context to join our Canada-based team in a flexible role with lots of potential to grow further with the organization. CW4WAfghan has a well diversified funding portfolio that will be maintained and expanded upon by the incumbent. Working with our staff team in Canada and Afghanistan, the board of directors, chapters and virtual volunteers, the Fund Development Manager will lead our work identifying and pursuing prospects, maintaining and developing existing donor relationships, exploring new modes of funding, and evolving our fund development approaches. We are seeking exceptional candidates, with experience managing funding requests (proposals, concept papers, LOIs) and with donor stewardship, ready to bring their creativity and energy to our dynamic team.

Job Duties:

– Develop and lead the organization’s Fund Development Strategy, including annual and rolling three-year planning
– Co-chair the Fund Development Committee
– Nurture and develop donor relationships, and lead all donor stewardship activities, including acknowledgement and thank you letters and communication
– Achieve high levels of donor retention through stewardship and recognition
– Expand donors base by conducting prospective donor research, identify new leads, and maintain and manage the organization’s Prospective Donor Chart
– Lead development of compelling Case for Support
– Lead proposal writing team to ensure high quality, timely proposals
– Support Chapters, Breaking Bread Campaign and third party fundraising events with their fundraising initiatives
– Lead the planning and execution of annual giving and direct response campaigns, including but not limited to Giving Tuesday and Year End Appeal.
– Develop monthly and multi-year giving programs
– Develop in-honour, memoriam and planned giving programs for 2023 launch
– Work with Communications Associate to write copy, update website and contribute content related to fund development to news bulletins as needed
– Donor database management (Keela and CanadaHelps)


– Minimum five years of relevant work experience and at least two at a leadership level, in the charitable sector, and ideally, with international development experience
– Experience developing and managing winning proposals
– Experience in cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies and techniques, and ability to build effective relationships with prospective donors
– Exceptional writing skills and experience with a variety of formats (LOIs, concept papers, proposals, cases for support, donor reports)
– Exceptional communication skills
– Deadline-oriented, with demonstrated ability to take responsibility for projects and complete them in a timely manner
– Excellent organizational, interpersonal and networking skills, and ability to distill complex projects and problems when interacting with donors, and to make a compelling case for support of the organization’s projects and programs
– Ability to work independently, take initiative, and coordinate a variety of activities concurrently
– Proficiency in Google Workspace and Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint


– Previous experience using a constituent management database or donor management database
– Awareness of education sector and current issues in education in developing countries
– Experience working with a multinational team both in person and remotely
– Experience working on shared drives such as GoogleDrive

To Apply:

Applicants living anywhere in Canada, and with the legal right to work in Canada, are invited to apply to this home-based position. Applications should include:

A cover letter describing the applicant’s relevant experience and interest in the position. The cover letter should be in the body of the email, and not an attached document.
Please include attachments or links to two writing samples.
Applicant’s resume including two professional references.

Please apply soon, as applications are considered as they are received, via email to: No phone calls please. Compensation package inquiries by email welcome. Only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.

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