Edmonton Community Foundation seeks new Philanthropy Advisor to join team.

The Organization
Trusted by donors, recognized by charities and acknowledged by community leaders, Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF) is far more than a place to invest charitable dollars. A key community relationship builder and facilitator, ECF matches vision with action, encouraging philanthropy and funding charitable activities, enriching people’s lives and building enduring legacies for positive change. Edmonton Community Foundation services the greater Edmonton metropolitan area with a population in excess of 1 million people. A diverse and entrepreneurial centre, Edmonton is known as a city of ‘thinkers who do’, willing to risk and invest, not just for today, but also for tomorrow.

The Opportunity
ECF’s Philanthropy & Donor Engagement is a lean team with a mandate to grow. Reporting to the Manager, Philanthropy, the successful candidate will be a skilled speaker, adept at research, cultivation and stewardship, be able to successfully convey their message(s) in person, on the phone, in writing and in larger group settings. Essential is the ability to represent and convey the culture of ECF; the grace and integrity that has evolved over years of quality relationship building. Technical expertise in Salesforce is a significant asset. Self-direction, leadership and team collaboration are all critical for success in this role. Core areas of accountability for this position include new and ongoing major and legacy gifts and funds. Continued pursuit of professional development and technical competency will be expected in this role.

This position is based at Hilltop House in downtown Edmonton. Free parking is available.

The Ideal Candidate
Successful gift planning professionals come from many backgrounds, including law, trust administration, estate or financial planning, wealth management or other client/donor services.

To be considered, we are seeking candidates who possess the following:

  • 5+ years of related experience and a related post secondary degree; successful gift planning professionals come from many backgrounds, including law, trust administration, estate or financial planning, wealth management or other client/donor services.
    Equivalences will be considered.
  • Related professional designation (CFRE, LLB, CPA, other)
  • Proven track record of cultivating, soliciting and closing major and legacy gifts or similar types of opportunities
  • Technical competency in gift planning, fund development and the related tax and legal elements
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication, presentation and listening skills
  • Initiative and the ability to recognize, create and act on opportunities as an advocate for ECF
  • Sound judgment and strategic decision making abilities
  • Proficiency and comfort with the use of computer systems and other technology
  • Excellent organizational, project management and time management skills, including the ability to work to tight deadlines and deal with a high degree of complexity
  • A desire to work with a creative and collaborative team committed to quality, values and leadership
  • Excellent current technical knowledge of charitable gifting options and opportunities and/or estate/trust principles
  • A customer orientation including the ability to understand wants and needs and act accordingly, growing a professional business practice

ECF is pleased to offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.
ECF is an employer that prides itself on diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility in our hiring practices. ECF provides very competitive compensation and benefits. We thank all candidates for their interest in the Edmonton Community Foundation as an employer but only candidates invited to an interview will be contacted.

To learn more about the Edmonton Community Foundation and apply for this position, please visit: www.ecfoundation.org

Salary: $75,000 – $90,000 per year


  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • RRSP match

Schedule: Typical workweek is Monday to Friday with occasional weekends and evenings

Closing: August 4, 2023 at 4:30 pm. This position will remain open until filled.

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