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Director of Development & Marketing - Mercy Canada

Surrey, BC

Job Description


An executive search conducted by Nelson/Kraft and Associates.


Are you a relational, people-oriented leader with a track record in donor development and marketing?  Mercy Canada is seeking a highly collaborative, competent leader, with experience in donor development, fundraising and marketing.  With a track record of working in changing and innovative environments, you will be adept at identifying, planning for and delivering new opportunities to develop and grow our current donor base as we embark on an expansion of our facilities and services. 

You will bring a fresh creative marketing perspective to the team that effectively communicates our story and inspires partnerships with like-minded individuals, churches and other organizations.  Most importantly, you will have a passion for helping women find freedom from life-controlling issues.


Every woman wants to feel healthy and whole, but many have experienced pain, trauma or abuse in their past.  They may feel unwanted and ashamed and may struggle with anxiety, depression, addiction, or suicidal thoughts.  Stuck in a destructive cycle, they often feel that life has become unmanageable.

At Mercy Canada, we believe every woman deserves to experience God’s love, freedom and restoration from her pain.  Since 2010, we’ve helped over 150 women find hope and healing through our Christ-centered residential care program and wellness centre. 

Here’s how we do it:

  1. We create safe spaces for women to heal.
  2. We provide biblically-based counselling through our Christ-centered residential care and wellness centre.
  3. We empower women through life skills training & transitional care.

The need is great and we are growing!  In order to build greater capacity, we have paused the residential program as we actively search for a larger property in the Fraser Valley that will facilitate both our residential care program and wellness center.  The residential care program helps young women (ages 19 – 30) find healing in a supportive environment during a 6-12 month stay.  Our wellness centre is an outpatient initiative that will offer the same programing to women of any age. 


Mercy Canada operates on three Guiding Principles: 

  • We care for every young woman completely free of charge.
  • We do not take funding that restricts us from sharing Christ.
  • We give 10% of all income back to like-minded organizations.

To learn more, please visit our website at



As the Director of Development and Marketing, you will work closely with the Executive Director to develop and support the goals of Mercy Canada and build quality relationships with individuals, businesses and other ministry organizations. Together, you will be responsible for developing and implementing Mercy Canada’s annual fund development plan, including supporter acquisition and retention.  You will be key in developing fundraising strategies to support the purchase of the new property and the expansion of the residential program and wellness centre.  Additionally, you will manage our donor information system, plan annual and special events, oversee contracted services relating to events and media, and develop and supervise a team of volunteers.


    Job Requirements


    This position requires an energetic, outgoing individual, who is passionate and aligns with the faith-based vision of Mercy Canada.  They will have exceptional interpersonal skills and strong donor development experience. This individual will be relationship driven, a team player and able to effectively prioritize competing tasks. The right individual will excel in written and verbal communication, creativity and thinking outside of the box.


    • An undergrad degree in a relevant field
    • 3 – 5 years experience in donor development and marketing
    • Experience in successfully securing new donors
    • Capital campaign experience is a benefit


    • Support the Executive Director in the execution of key priorities and goals
    • Develop and implement a fundraising strategy based on anticipated revenue needs, encompassing key donors and church partnerships.  Provide volunteer program oversight.
    • Work with the Community Board to implement key priorities in key development opportunities
    • Research opportunities to showcase Mercy Canada in the community to recruit and develop new connections
    • Develop fundraising strategies to support the acquisition of new expanded facilities and strategies to provide sustainable support for expanded services


    • Manage the database system and provide ongoing analysis of donors; develop systems to move donors through participation, engagement and ownership process (PEO)
    • Oversee, implement and delegate all fundraising on budget, review events and complete an ROI to determine effectiveness
    • Communications: Use social media to increase public recognition and support; Create and execute newsletters and e-blasts to maximize awareness and development opportunities; Write and coordinate direct mail campaigns; Liaise with website consultant to ensure website is optimized and remains up to date; Consult with Mercy Multiplied International as needed to ensure branding consistency
    • Deliver strategy, training, and encouragement to the marketing team

    How To Apply

    LOCATION: Langley, BC, Canada


    Please note, qualified candidates for this search must be a Canadian resident at the time of application.


    If you or someone you know, would like to start a confidential inquiry about this opportunity, or if you would like a copy of our complete Opportunity Profile, please contact Mark Kraft and Larry Nelson at


    If you or someone you know, would like to start a confidential inquiry about this opportunity, or if you would like a copy of our complete Opportunity Profile, please contact Mark Kraft and Larry Nelson at


    Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. is an executive search firm specializing in the recruitment of executive management and fundraising personnel in the charitable sector.  We work with a diverse group of not-for-profit organizations through the connection of colleagues in Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, and Toronto.

    Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.