Detailed Job Description

Located in Calgary’s vibrant Beltline neighbourhood with community hubs and thrift stores throughout the city, WINS is an impact-driven social enterprise connecting women and their families with resources to thrive. We are currently seeking a Manager of Fund Development to join our growing team.

This role will provide support in all aspects of Fund Development with an emphasis on researching new Fund Development opportunities, preparing grant proposals, connecting with new donors, and engaging current supporters.

This is a full-time position with a competitive salary and benefits package. If you are looking for an opportunity to raise funds, awareness and influence to create meaningful and sustainable socio-economic change for women, we would love to hear from you.
WINS is celebrating 30 years of making a difference in the lives of thousands of Calgary women and their families. We provide wrap-around support to women experiencing abuse, poverty, social isolation and homelessness. Through WINS’ social supports, more than 14,000 Calgarians every year are helped on the journey towards empowered and resilient lives. Beyond this social impact, our social enterprise thrift stores keeps 4.1 million pounds of material out of Calgary landfills!
Embracing the mission, vision and values of WINS while advancing the organization’s strategic goals, the Manager of Fund Development will:

  • Elevate WINS’ current fundraising portfolio with strategic advancements in key areas of individual giving, grant research and writing, and corporate partnerships
    Build authentic, meaningful relationships with key supporters by leading with donor-centered inquiry, empathy and an unwavering commitment to WINS’ mission
    Prioritize efforts to create exceptional donor experiences throughout the donor life cycle through impactful communications and personalized connections
    Use data to support strategic segmentation for solicitation and stewardship activities
    Contribute positively to a values-based team culture that is supportive and collaborative; high-performing and impact-driven
    Act as a well-informed and trusted ambassador and spokesperson for WINS at internal and external presentations, donor meetings and community events
    Contribute to the development and delivery of the annual Fund Development plan including fundraising goals and KPIs
    Deeply understand and pursue with excitement the unique fundraising opportunities available to WINS as a social enterprise that prioritizes impact and innovation


  • Demonstrated ability (and passion for) hitting fundraising targets
    Proven effectiveness in fundraising campaigns and activities, donor stewardship individual donor solicitation and grant writing
    Experienced and skilled at building long-term authentic relationships
    Exceptional verbal and written communication, public speaking and presentation skills
    Proven experience in managing multiple projects
    Positive, enthusiastic attitude and personal values of integrity, discretion and professionalism
    Skilled in the use of data to drive fundraising results and proficient with Salesforce, Microsoft Office and Canva software
    Experience with social enterprise, particularly in the women’s sector, considered an asset


  •  Post-secondary degree in a related field
    3+ years of recent fundraising management experience
    CFRE designation held or being pursued
    Active AFP and/or CAGP membership

Women in Need Society is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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