Job Description

Trans Canada Trail (TCT) is seeking an exceptional leader who will help deliver on their mission to connect Canadian and visitors to nature and to one another, from coast to coast to coast, through accessible and inclusive outdoor activities.

This is a unique opportunity for a progressive, strategic, fundraising professional to be TCT’s Vice President & Chief Development Officer.

Over the past year the prominence of trails has grown world-wide as they have proved to be an important factor in maintaining physical and mental health. There has been a tremendous increase in usage of the Trans Canada Trail, Canada’s national trail, which travels through every province and territory, connecting Canadians from coast to coast to coast. The Trail is supported by a dedicated network of volunteers, donors, trail groups, communities, and all levels of government.

As the Vice President & Chief Development Officer you will have an exciting opportunity to work with a group of dedicated volunteers and staff, leading a campaign to celebrate the Trail’s 30th anniversary in 2022. Reporting to the President & CEO, you provide leadership and direction to a small, driven team and ensure a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization. You lead all development, philanthropy and donor relations activities associated with the Trail, with a focus on major gifts and corporate partnerships.  You will build creative, market leading fundraising programs, policies and procedures for the organization, that can yield six-figure results. You work closely with your colleagues as well as a high-profile Board to drive strategy, enhance donor and stakeholder engagement and support key interactions with government, sponsors, volunteers, partners, and Trail users.

As the ideal candidate, you are a bold, innovative, self-motivated fund development leader with a substantial record of personal involvement in high end donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. Your ability to identify current trends and develop strategies that resonate with Trail users and supporters will be keys to reaching the goals and objectives articulated in the strategic plan. Colleagues value your expertise and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously. You are personable, energetic and financially astute. Your understanding of and experience interacting with local, provincial, and federal governments are definite assets as is your experience supporting and reporting to a Board.

If you are interested in taking the Trail to the next level, please visit to submit your CV and cover letter.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.

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