100 years ago, Canadians discovered insulin.
100 years later even more Canadians have diabetes than ever before. Diabetes or prediabetes affects 1 in 3 Canadians. 1 in 2 young adults will develop diabetes in their remaining lifetime.

We can’t wait another 100 years to End Diabetes – so join our dedicated, talented Diabetes Canada team and together, #LetsEndDiabetes!

Job Overview

This role is responsible for the management, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of identified major gift donors and prospects and supporting major gift activity in areas for diverse markets. As a key member of the major gift and legacy giving team, this role participates in the development of strategies to achieve department wide goals.

Scope of Role:

  • Manage a portfolio of major gift donors and prospects to attain specific annual goals as part of the overall major gift and planned gift targets.
  • Secure introductory, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship calls with identified donors and prospects.
  • Maintain existing and develop new relationships with individual donors and prospects.
  • Focus on diverse communities and networks engaging them with Diabetes Canada.
  • Collaborate and coordinate efforts with other teams within Diabetes Canada.
  • Adhere to professionalism and fundraising best practices as demonstrated by industry standards and donor-centered methodology.
  • Participate in and remain accountable for setting goals and strategies to meet revenue objectives.
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of donor cultivation events in support of the planned giving & major gifts programs.
  • Provide support in developing new and strengthening existing national turn-key events.
  • Work with Marketing and Communications and Fund Development colleagues to ensure strategic goals and objectives are incorporated into all marketing and communication activities to meet the specific needs of various Diabetes Canada customer and audience segments.
  • Lead projects and processes to develop, operate and measure reinforcement of the Diabetes Canada image.
  • Build organizational excellence, a collaborative working environment and a positive culture.

About You

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • 3-5 years of major gift fundraising
  • University degree or diploma in fundraising, communications, or related discipline
  • Advanced written and oral communication skills and the ability to synthesize complex information into compelling and strategic material.
  • Ability to develop, enhance and deliver impactful presentations in a result driven style to various audiences and partnerships.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in the non-profit sector.
  • Solid understanding of brand reputation policies, practices and principles and experience working cross-functionally specifically with communications and public relations.
  • Excellent project management skills and ability to juggle multiple projects / deadlines gracefully, fostering teamwork amongst colleagues.
  • Ability to develop, enhance and deliver impactful presentations in a result driven style to various audiences and partnerships.
  • Exceptional eye for detail and great problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain productive working relationships with the media, donors, members, the public, employees, volunteers, sponsors, and other organizations.
  • Sound technical abilities, including Microsoft Office software applications (PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Outlook), donor databases, desktop publishing software, and new media and graphic design.
  • Professionalism, judgement, and discretion in dealing with confidential and sensitive matters.
  • Willingness to learn and take on additional responsibilities as needed.
  • Ability to travel on occasion.
  • Experience in media relations
  • CFRE designation

What Diabetes Canada Can Offer You

  • A meaningful role, making a difference every day for people living with or at risk of diabetes
  • A clear sense of what’s expected of you and how you’re doing
  • Rich, on-the-job experiences that will ready you for your next opportunities within or outside the organization
  • An entrepreneurial environment where you feel valued, recognized and rewarded
  • A high-performing, collaborative team environment with proven leadership and highly skilled colleagues and commitment to excellent work culture
  • Attractive comprehensive compensation package, competitive salary and benefits
  • GoodLife corporate membership discount and other employee discounts

About the Application Process

  • Apply by sending your covering letter and resume to: recruitment@diabetes.ca
  • Must be legally eligible to work in Canada and, where applicable, must have a valid work permit or study permit that allows the candidate to fulfill the requirements of the role.
  • Diabetes Canada welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, including women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.  We value a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.
  • We are committed to accommodating people with disabilities as part of our hiring process.  If you have special requirements, please advise us during the recruitment process.
  • We thank all interested applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Safe Place to Work – Diabetes Canada is committed to protecting the health and safety of our stakeholders and mitigating the risk of COVID-19 spread. A mandatory COVID-19 vaccination program is in place and provides direction on the conditions under which individuals are permitted to be employed with DC.

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