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Development Manager - BC & Alberta Guide Dogs

Delta, BC

Job Description

BC & Alberta Guide Dogs is a registered charity that provides professionally trained Guide Dogs to blind and visually impaired individuals, Autism Service Dogs to children with autism, and OSI/PTSD Service Dogs to Veterans and First Responders in the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. This is a awesome opportunity that combines the specialties of fundraising, community outreach and account management. 

Salary Range:
$0 - $68,000

Job Requirements

The Manager of Development is a results-oriented, front-line fundraiser dedicated to the retention and growth of our donor base. Primary responsibilities are to:

  • Develop and execute overall fundraising plan strategies within the BC market and in concert with the Alberta Manager of Development.
  • Provide regular status and fundraising strategy analysis reports to the CEO
  • Maintain and cultivate existing donor base through research and tailored giving strategies, including foundations, corporations’ and individuals.
  • Develop new fundraising initiatives and revenue sources to complement existing revenue streams.
  • Deliver appropriate and timely donor recognition and stewardship.
  • Build awareness through community outreach activities and initiatives.
  • Works with Manager, Marketing and Communications to create media opportunities that increase brand awareness of both organizations.
  • Maintain accurate and consistent donor activity tracking in the database management system.
  • Provide support for Special Events, including actively seeking event sponsorships.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Completion of post-secondary education in business or related field.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in fund/donor development.
  • Superior interpersonal skills, including written and verbal communication.
  • Proven grant writing capabilities.
  • Excellent public speaker.
  • Outstanding customer service skills with demonstrated ability to build effective and positive relationships.
  • Excellent discretion in dealing with confidential and sensitive matters.
  • Able to work independently with a variable workflow while maintaining appropriate priorities and executing timely deliverables.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Exceptional computer skills: must be highly-proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including PowerPoint, Word and Excel programs, and Google Suite products. Familiarity with MAC products an asset.
  • Must have previous experience with donor database management system. Blackbaud E-tapestry knowledge an asset.
  • Must have Class 5 driver’s license

How To Apply

Please email your cover letter and resume to William Thornton at:

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