Bethany is seeking a dynamic and dedicated individual to lead all aspects of a well-coordinated, best practice fund development program.This position is located in Calgary, Alberta.
Reporting to the President & CEO, the Executive Director, Bethany Care Foundation is accountable for leading philanthropy initiatives in support of Bethany Care Society’s vision and mission. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT), you will contribute charitable sector leadership and fund development content expertise to the execution of the organization’s strategic and business plans. This role supports both the Society and Foundation Boards and related Committees on Bethany’s philanthropy-related activity. You will lead a small team of professionals to meet or exceed the fund development goals of the organization.
In this role you will:
Engage and support Board and other volunteer leaders to be successful in their mandates related to philanthropy and community support of Bethany
Manage, solicit and steward a personal pipeline of approximately 50 high potential prospects, engaging CEO, ELT members and other Bethany leaders in donor relationships appropriately
Develop the capacity of the organization and Foundation team to successfully execute capital fundraising in support of strategic growth initiatives
Grow the capacity of Bethany’s annual fundraising program to generate in excess of $1,000,000 annually (with a stretch target of $2,000,000 annually within five years) through a balanced and appropriate mix of revenue activities
Establish a proactive legacy giving program focused on promotion, identification of prospects and confirmation of future planned gifts
Incorporate strong policies, systems, processes and performance metrics for fund development programs and support services that meet or exceed sector standards and benchmarks
Develop and monitor strategic and business plans for the Foundation and contribute to integrated strategic and business planning activities with the Society.
Provide strategic counsel to the President & CEO on matters relating to philanthropy and charitable sector
Lead, motivate and manage the Foundation team including hiring, onboarding, training and professional development, performance planning and evaluation.
Build a philanthropic culture across the organization through inspiring leadership, education and engagement of Bethany employees and volunteers in donor development and stewardship activities
Understand and ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements and sector best practice standards related to fund development and good standing as a registered charity
What you bring:
Related degree and/or professional designation (CFRE) preferred
10+ years comprehensive fund development program leadership in a medium to large scale not-for-profit setting
Demonstrated results in personally soliciting and securing gifts at the $1M plus level
Proven capital campaign experience including all aspects of campaign readiness and execution
Direct supervision and development of teams to high performance results
A strategic, motivational leadership style with the ability to constructively challenge assumptions
A strong work ethic focused on achieving ambitious goals
Excellent communication, interpersonal and relationship building skills
In-depth content expertise on fund development principles and methods
Commitment to the highest standard of integrity and professional conduct
About Bethany Care Society
For over half a century, Bethany has been improving the lives of Alberta seniors and adults with disabilities by providing housing, health and community services that honour their spirit and individuality.
At Bethany, our journey of service excellence has begun with the launch of WAVE (We Action our Values Everyday), our service excellence program through which we are committed to providing great service experiences for our residents, tenants, families and each other. Together, we are living our mission of “Creating Caring Communities”.
We offer competitive salaries, attractive benefits and pension programs, growth through learning and development, and numerous opportunities to give back to the community – just a few of the things that led to Bethany being named one of Alberta’s Top Employers for the 11th consecutive year in 2018. It’s simple — we invest in our people because they are the reason for our success.