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Director of Fund Development

Immigrant Services Calgary, 1200, 910 7Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Req #128
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Immigrant Services Calgary is a non for profit immigrant serving agency established in 1977. ISC's mission is to be a comprehensive settlement agency working together with immigrants and their families to make Canada home. ISC is looking for individuals who appreciate the valuable contributions immigrants make to Canada, and understand and share our values of  being passionate, accountable and ethical leaders in settlement services. We believe that people come first. We are committed to quality services for a diverse Canadian community.

Do you value working with teammates who are humble, hungry, and smart?  Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) is a nonprofit immigrant serving agency that was established in 1977. ISC is working on exciting and innovative social justice projects to unleash the economic, social, and civic potential of our newcomer clients and increasing public value.

Our growing team is looking for a remarkable Director of Development who will be accountable to diversify the organization’s fundraising portfolio.

Our Vision: Immigrants and refugees achieve successful economic, social and cultural integration and become valued contributors to Canadian society.  
Our Mission: To facilitate the integration of immigrants and refugees into Canadian society.
Our Values: 1. We act with integrity 2. We treat others with respect 3. We are adaptable, optimistic, creative and forward thinking 4. We value Accountability, Collaboration, and Effectiveness 

About this role:

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the primary goals of the Director are to develop strategic and tactical market plans, lead the implementation of these plans to develop new and sustainable revenue for the organization. Key areas of responsibility include but are not limited to developing the case for support, researching market opportunities, identifying major gift opportunities, developing sales pipeline, identifying and fostering corporate and program development initiatives and donor stewardship.  Your development activities will assist in the implementation of the following organizational strategic priorities:

■ Sharpening program and service focus;
■ Investing in innovation;
■ Enhancing strategic collaboration; and,
■ Optimizing human capacity and capability.

• Design, implement, manage and evaluate innovative strategies for engagement of corporate and community sectors to support ISC’s fund development opportunities
• Identify, research, cultivate and solicit prospective donors, sponsors and public foundations for long term and immediate success
• Ensure donor recognition, follow up and on-going engagement 
• Build strong written cases for financial support and develop campaign branding and related marketing/communication strategies for specific initiatives
• Oversee the Immigrants of Distinction awards fundraising strategy, ad hoc corporate engagement projects, and periodical events
• Work closely with ISC’s CEO, Communications and Marketing staff to promote effective public awareness and engagement 
• In partnership with program directors and relevant committees prepare and/or contribute to the preparations of innovative and persuasive funding proposals and grant applications to corporations, foundations, government and community partners 
• Ensure all resource development activities and functions are in accordance with legal and ethical standards, including CRA, Fundraising by Registered Charities 
• Manage donor databases and maintain appropriate and accurate records and files pertaining to all donors development and gift solicitation activities and produce required reports 


• Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in related field
• CFRE Designation preferred
• At least 5 years of proven experience in fund development within a nonprofit environment with a focus on major gifts and building a strategic fund-raising plan 
• Expert knowledge of the Canadian nonprofit fund-raising landscape including regulation, industry norms and key organizations
• Highly organized, able to prioritize work, be self-directed and work within the context of a lean team and effective use of CRM tools
• Expert knowledge and practice of effective and ethical fundraising standards
• Highly effective interpersonal communication skills, second language considered an asset 
• Outstanding English language verbal and written communication skills
• Wide experience in grant and proposal writing and building cases for support   
• Experience in designing and managing successful events, program and fund development initiatives 
• Leadership skills along with business acumen 
• High degree of innovation, self-motivation and accountability 
• Comfortable working with media and experience working with diverse groups 
• Cross-cultural sensitivity
• Availability to work evenings and occasional weekends 
A written assignment could be administered as part of the recruitment process. 

Thank you for your interest. Due to the high volume of applicants, only candidates short-listed will be contacted. No phone calls or visits please.

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  • Pay Type Salary
  • Immigrant Services Calgary, 1200, 910 7Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada