About Caregivers Alberta

Caregivers Alberta is a registered charitable organization providing resources, support and education to help people caregiving for family members or friends. Our services are wide-ranging, as are the needs of caregivers: from our caregiver support line and one-on-one coaching to peer support groups and our award-winning Caregiver education program, COMPASS. We serve caregivers and healthcare professionals across Alberta. We are continually expanding our programs and supports, ensuring our services properly respond to caregivers’ evolving needs. We also give caregivers the tools and resources they need to be more confident and resilient, and to ultimately enjoy the caregiving journey.

Position Scope/Summary:

Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Fund Development Specialist is responsible for establishing fundraising infrastructure, process and programs to support the generation of philanthropic revenue for Caregivers Alberta. This will include donations, stewardship and major gift giving. Working closely with the ED and the Stakeholder Relations Specialist, the Fund Development Specialist will develop relationships and execute fundraising activities on behalf of Caregivers Alberta.

Specific Accountabilities:

 Key Responsibility 1: Donor Relations & Stewardship (60%)
  • Develop and implement comprehensive plans for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding gifts for the assigned donor portfolio, including upgrading existing donors
  • Manage a portfolio of donors through the stages of qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship
  • Identify prospective donors; develop and document strategies for building relationships with them
  • Meet activity targets (discovery calls, face-to-face meetings, submitted proposals, and successful solicitations) as mutually agreed upon with ED
  • Meet financial objectives and achieve long-term, fund-raising goals of the major gift portfolio
  • Prepare and deliver high-quality proposals, presentations and other communication materials to prospective donors and sponsors
  • Build donor/steward pipeline through discovery activity
  • Establish and maintain professional, productive relationships with key volunteers, donors and other Caregivers Alberta supporters
  • Discuss planned-giving opportunities with prospects and donors
  • Establish, build and maintain relationships with major donors and key stakeholders to increase retention and, where appropriate, increase levels of engagement
  • Effectively steward all current contributors and supporters, and cultivate new potential sponsors and donors
Key Responsibility 2: Fundraising Programming & Management (40%)
  • Work with the ED to establish an annual strategy, budget, goals and timelines to support fundraising initiatives
  • Contribute to the development and lead the execution of a fundraising strategy to support Caregivers Alberta in achieving specific fundraising goals
  • Implement a giving program that offers a range of opportunities including annual gifts, major gifts, legacy gifts and planned gifts
  • Create new and interesting fundraising events to generate opportunities to raise additional fundraising dollars
  • Create effective fundraising materials, cases for support, presentation and solicitation materials
  • Manage all documentation and data that is relevant to the fundraising program
  • Maintain accurate, professional and current records, actions and reports for all fundraising programs
  • Maintain a streamlined recordkeeping system for donors (individual and corporate) and foundation information using an in-depth understanding of databases (conceptual/tactical)
  • Support other fundraising activities such as municipal giving and external events, as agreed upon with the ED
  • Remain informed of donor relations and development best-practices
Qualifications – Minimum and Preferred (Education, Certification, Degree, Concentration, Skills, Knowledge, etc.):
  • Bachelor of Commerce or Marketing degree
  • 5+ years in a fund-development role
  • A combination of experience and education will be considered
  • Experience in the non-profit sector is an asset
  • Demonstrated experience in developing stakeholder relationships with different audiences
  • Experience with Corporate Social Responsibility is an asset
  • Proven track-record of creating opportunities for generating donor dollars and strong, long-term relationships
  • Ability to quickly gain trust and respect of donors, third-party stakeholders, etc.
  • Ability to simultaneously and successfully handle multiple competing responsibilities and shifting priorities and deadlines
  • Ability to plan, schedule and work collaboratively at various levels within the organization and enhance professionalism, productivity and team achievement
  • Strong data-management skills to track donors, dollars and fundraising initiatives
  • Strong computer skills and record-management skills
  • Ability to develop and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with internal and external colleagues and stakeholders
  • Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to obtain the information required to complete fund development work

COVID Considerations

Hybrid work-from-home/ remote work environment (Alberta-based)
Remote interview

Send your cover letter and application to office@caregiversalberta.ca.


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