The Adoption Council of Ontario is hiring a Director of Fund Development, on a one- year contract.
Reporting to the Executive Director as a member of the senior leadership team, the Director of Development provides leadership and direction for all development, communication, and external relations activities at the ACO.
The successful candidate will be an energetic self-starter who brings 5 to 8 years of successful development experience with a varied background in major giving, corporate solicitation/stewardship, events, executive volunteer management and database management.
This is a new role for ACO and requires a focused individual who has experience as the sole development staff who can create and implement a fund development strategy while executing on all aspects of the plan.
Primary Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Create and implement all aspects of development programs and activities, including budgeting, goal-?setting, strategic planning, evaluation, communications, with a particular focus on the major gifts program to ensure the attainment of annual and multi-?year fundraising
Create and implement -?cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship plans for prospects and donors, working with the Campaign Cabinet and
Corporate giving and sponsorship experience
Experienced grant writer
Develop and manage relationships with ACO’s major
Develop and manage database and stewardship recognition
Create and implement a program to develop a new generation of leaders for the organization.
Alongside, the Executive Director, manage Board Fund Development
Ensure all operational processes and aspects of the development function are well-? organized and
Ensure the ACO conforms to the highest standards of ethical fundraising and management.
Interested candidates should forward a resume and cover letter to:
This individual is ultimately responsible for developing and implementing strategies to secure revenues by conducting/overseeing targeted solicitations of prospects with varying capacity and interests. The successful candidate will have primary responsibility for relationships with major donors and prospects of $10,000 and up. They will be known for a commitment to excellence, leadership, and strategic thinking and recognized for their integrity.
Post-?secondary degree and CFRE-?certification preferred
Minimum of 5-?8 years of previous fundraising and communications experience, preferably in a non-?profit organization, with a focus on major giving, campaigns and corporate giving experience in fundraising and communications for major gifts
Good communicator with excellent writing skills
Ability to research and create reports
Understanding of marketing, communications, and public relations
Extremely well-?organized and detail-?oriented
A dedicated work ethic and ability to meet deadlines in a multi-?priority environment
Highly-?motivated autonomous individual who also enjoys working with a team
Strong computer skills, knowledge of MS Office Suite and fundraising databases
Knowledge of the Canadian business and philanthropic community
Additional Salary Information: benefits plan in place