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Development Director - The Kettle Society

Vancouver, BC

Job Description

About Us

The Kettle Society works with and supports people living with mental illness, poverty, homelessness, and substance use. Through or variety of programs and services we manage over 400 units of supportive housing, operate a Mental Health Drop-In Centre, provide advocacy services, an ID Bank, Homeless Outreach, a women’s transition house, Health Clinic, volunteer program, and supported employment.  With our organizational values at the forefront of all we do, The Kettle serves over 5000 individuals each year. 

About the Position

The Director Development provides leadership, direction and management for all aspects of resource development for the Kettle.  This role has oversight of driving the philanthropic strategy to fund current programs and services, and to continue to find new areas for potential funding opportunities.  Additionally, this position will be responsible for building and maintaining long-term relationships with donors and other key stakeholders that will lead to increases in long-term revenue. 


  • Establish and set organizational fundraising targets as well as develop and implement the strategic development plan to achieve the fund raising goals of the Society;
  • Responsible for the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of the assigned portfolios;
  • Work with Senior team to ensure full integration and coordination of programs to maximize donor engagement and fundraising results;
  • Responsible for management, engagement and communication with key fundraising stakeholders and committees;
  • Develops and manages the major and planned giving expense budgets; develops and manages the fundraising events expense budgets
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with appropriate external sources and represents the Kettle as required;
  • Supervises and provides leadership and mentorship to direct and indirect reports

Job Requirements

About You

As a self motivated, creative thinker you are an inspirational leader who is excited to be part of a dynamic organization.  Passionate about delivering the highest level of fundraising support, you are keen to share ideas and create buy for new ways of looking at fund development.  You thrive in fast paced environments and strive to build strong, productive relationships with the utmost professionalism.


  • Minimum of 7 years in a fundraising leadership role with a proven track record of effective fundraising results.
  • Relevant undergraduate degree and applicable designations preferably in a non-profit environment
  • Ability to interact with prospective and current donors with skill, tact, discretion and compassion.
  • Effectively collaborates across functions to succeed at common goals
  • In-depth experience with the principles of effective donor cultivation and solicitation. 
  • Lived experience working with, managing or supporting those with mental health issues would be an asset
  • Understanding of how the mental health systems and supports work within British Columbia

How To Apply

If this sounds like you, please submit a detailed CV and cover letter in a single word or PDF document to Shannon Okun at  We thank you for your submission and will contact you if we need further information, or if we wish to progress to interview.