Development and Communications – Major Gifts Officer

Hull Services has an organizational commitment to pursuing truth and reconciliation, decolonization and anti-oppression.

About Us:

Hull Services has long had a reputation for providing leading edge child, youth, and family mental health services. We work with children, youth and families who have experienced mental health struggles, behavioural problems, developmental delay, neglect, abuse and trauma. Hull offers them an opportunity to seek well-being and happiness, with a focus on mental health. Hull’s vision is for resilient young people and families to thrive within communities that support their mental health and well-being. Hull’s programs and services include prevention and early intervention, family-based treatment, school-based services, community group care, campus-based care, adult services and education and training. Located in Calgary, we have been serving Alberta’s young people and families for 60 years, and support over 8,000 young people and families each year.

The Position:

We are currently hiring for a regular, full-time Major Gifts Officer. The Major Gifts Officer is an integral team member of Hull Services Development and Communications department. Reporting to the Director, Development and Communications, the position works with senior staff and volunteers to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gifts for Hull’s programs and services with the goals of increasing Hull Services’ visibility, funding opportunities and donor retention.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides leadership while initiating and participating in the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gifts from individuals and family foundations
  • Identifies, researches and develops community and individual prospects
  • Co-ordinates proposals and other materials for major gift prospects and donors
  • Works with the Development team to identify and cultivate major donors in the annual giving stream
  • Manages a portfolio of major gift prospects, including maintaining professional and effective working relationships and developing appropriate strategies for result-oriented solicitation
  • Builds relationships with community stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals of Hull Services
  • Ensures accurate, current, reliable data is consistently entered in the fundraising database


  • Bachelor’s degree and commitment to lifelong learning
  • 7 to 10 years of experience as a fund development professional
  • Membership with AFP or CAGP
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills (high emotional intelligence)
  • Team player able to listen, communicate and work with different types of people
  • Exceptional writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Critical thinking and analysis abilities required
  • Demonstrated effective development and implementation of major gifts cultivation and solicitations
  • Demonstrated a successful track record of establishing and maintaining effective and professional relationships with volunteers and donors
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge and experience with donor database operation, preferably Raiser’s Edge and RENXT
  • Strong knowledge of Calgary fundraising community
  • A Police Information Check, which includes a vulnerable sector search, is required (or is in process of being completed) prior to employment
  • A Child Intervention Record Check
  • CFRE certification is considered an asset

Working Conditions:     A regular workweek is usually required. Evening, weekend, and off-site work may be required as necessary.

How to Apply:    If interested, please direct your cover letter, and resume to

Please indicate “Your Full Name – Major Gifts Officer” in the subject line of your email

The deadline for application is Saturday, October 15, 2022.

For more information about this position or the program please contact John Dumonceaux at 403-238-7956.

Note: We personally review every application received through and our team will give your application due consideration. It may take up to two weeks to review all applications. If your qualifications and experience match our requirements we will contact you directly.

At Hull, one of our core values is Inclusion and we seek to understand people’s lived experience, holding a deep respect for their unique backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities, cultures and identities. It is our desire to humbly build trust and mutual respect with the people we serve who have often been marginalized and oppressed for their differences. To achieve this, Hull seeks open, self-aware individuals who reflect the diversity of those we serve and can help us build a safe, healthy, inclusive culture. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, place of origin, religious beliefs, gender, gender identity, gender expression, physical disability, mental disability, marital status, family status, or sexual orientation.

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