Annual Giving, Capital Campaigns/Endowment, Donor Relations/Stewardship
4 Year Degree
We are currently seeking an experienced fundraising and philanthropic leader to join our organization in the role of Director of Fundraising & Alumni Relations.
Reporting to the Vice-President, Partnerships and Marketing, the Director of Fundraising and Alumni relations will?provide leadership and management of philanthropic fundraising from philanthropists and sport enthusiasts to support high performance ski racing in Canada. In line with ACA’s strategic plan, the Director will work to diversify and grow revenue, build awareness for Alpine Canada’s Ski Teams, provide a high level of donor stewardship, and continue building fundraising operational excellence.
The successful candidate will be an accomplished fundraiser with a proven track record of successful relationship management and individual major gift solicitations at the 6-figure-plus level. The Director is accountable for driving fundraising growth and achieving stretch targets to support our mission. There is significant opportunity for the Director to leverage relationships with a committed and highly influential board, as well as a community of alumni, and to transform those relationships into major gift donations.
Provide leadership and expertise to continue to build philanthropy as a core competency of ACA.
Develop and implement all fundraising initiatives, ensuring that ACA conforms to the highest standards of ethical fundraising, transparency, and accountability.
Demonstrate a high degree of competency in the?in?creation of?goals and budgets for philanthropic projects, including measurement, analytics, communication, and reporting.
Contribute to and lead creative processes?to develop and initiate campaigns that compel community engagement and yield positive revenue generation.
Manage current donor relationships respectfully and effectively with a donor-centered approach.
Take ownership of ACA’s donor and alumni experience, stewardship, and communications plans that generate a high degree of satisfaction from internal and external stakeholders.
Lead the development and maintenance of robust prospect pipelines for all donor segments.
Identify, recruit, and build relationships with new?donors.
Develop and prioritize cultivation and solicitation strategies and manage solicitation efforts in support of the funding priorities.
Ensure effective lead and contact management using ACA’s database
Toronto office preferred, but open to Calgary office for the right candidate
Some travel will be required
Bachelors’ degree in a relevant area
At least 7 years progressive experience in fundraising, philanthropy, and revenue generation?
Substantial experience in major gift fundraising, with a proven track record of soliciting gifts at the 6-figure-plus level
Significant experience in recruiting, training, and supporting volunteer partners who open doors and engage with major donors
Fluent and proficient understanding of CRA policies and procedures pertaining to fundraising,
Ability to demonstrate creativity and critical thinking skills and leverage risks and opportunities
Successful track record in executing on strategy, setting priorities, and managing multiple projects to achieve organizational goals
Exceptional service orientation and strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to negotiate and influence others
Experience in major fundraising campaigns and event planning, development, and execution
Demonstrated ability to be resourceful, organized, and proactive
Advanced verbal and written communication skills, including presentation skills
Ability to operate with a scarcity mindset
Passion for sport as a tool for nation building is a must and for ski racing an asset
CFRE designation and membership with AFP considered an asset
Bilingual English / French candidate?is an asset
The candidate must be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills with experience driving results in complex workplace and stakeholder environments. Advanced ability working with MS office applications is required.
Additional Salary Information: Additional bonus/incentive plan, plus full benefits package including RRSP matching
About Alpine Canada Alpin
Alpine Canada Alpine (ACA) is the national governing body for Ski Racing in Canada and home to three of Canada’s most exciting snow sports: Alpine, Para-Alpine and Ski Cross Racing. The organization has a new Board and senior management leadership that are committed to a vision for Canada to be a World-Leading ski racing nation inspired by the passion and performance of Canada’s ski teams. Our mission is to increase Canadian Ski Racing podium performances AND inspire growth in participation and fans.