Vice President of Community Engagement
The Lung Association, Saskatchewan (LAS) is searching for a motivated, detail-oriented, positive person to join our team on a permanent, full-time basis. Reporting to the Vice President of Community Engagement, the Director of Fund Development is a key member of the fund development team and will execute program support of annual, major and legacy giving initiatives, in addition to other duties as assigned based on strategic directions.
The Director will work closely with all LAS staff to execute the operational and strategic plans of the fund development department and is a team player with a donor centric approach.
Our ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and it is desirable that they possess a minimum of five years of fund development experience, preferably in the charity or non-profit fields. They should also be familiar with donor databases and other fundraising technology to use in their daily job duties.
BREATHING PASSION AND COMPASSION. Our reason for being can really be summed up in one word: Breathe. It’s what unites us. It’s what inspires us. And it’s what keeps our community of physicians, scientists, clinicians, educators, administrators, volunteers and donors so committed— whether it’s searching for cures to lung diseases, teaching our youth about the dangers of tobacco, or fighting for clean air. The Lung Association, Saskatchewan is the leading organization in our province working to promote lung health and prevent and manage lung disease. We do this by funding vital research and pushing for innovative ways to help people manage their health.
- Steward prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communications and build strong relationships with them.
- Lead a major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors.
- Build the planned giving program with a focus on deferred gifts such as bequest expectancies.
- Solicitation of donors through direct mail, including the organization and management of content, design, printing, data segmentation, mailing, tracking and reporting.
- Manage monthly donors and strategically identify prospects within the monthly giving program to move to the next giving level.
- Work with our Information Technology department to customize fundraising databases and tracking systems.
- Increase direct mail appeal revenue by improving content through testing, expanding different segments, and other creative ways to reach donors.
- Oversee creation of publications to support fundraising activities.
- Develop creative written print and electronic communication materials.
- Maintain gift recognition programs.
- Respond to donors’ written and phone inquiries in a professional and timely manner.
- Liaise with Finance and Operations team to ensure accuracy of receipting and all issues of concern are resolved.
- Support the VP of Community Engagement and other duties as assigned.
- Relationship management is a key priority; the Director must have the ability to build authentic relationships.
- Understand philanthropy and the social profit sector.
- Demonstrate ability to use creativity which inspires donor engagement
- Superior written and presentation communication skills.
- A high level of organizational ability, attention to detail, and ability to manage tight timelines.
- Articulate and professional.
- Commitment to professional ethics and the ability to effectively interact with executive-level stakeholders.
- Ability to work showing initiative.
- A strong donor service orientation demonstrated by the ability to anticipate, understand and respond to the needs and expectation of donors.
- Enjoys working with people.
- Has a positive and outgoing personality.
- Demonstrated skills and experience in working as a part of a team.
- CFRE designation or in progress would be an asset.
- Perform duties in accordance with the values of The Lung Association, Saskatchewan including efficiency, effectiveness, professionalism, integrity, honesty, compassion, respect and dignity.
- All employees of The Lung Association, Saskatchewan are expected to follow a lifestyle which exemplifies good respiratory health habits.
TIME REQUIREMENT & WORKING CONDITIONS
- This is a Full-Time position working 37.5 hours per week between the hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday. There is occasional evening and weekend work as required.
- This position will be based out of The Lung Association office at 1231 8th Street East in Saskatoon, SK.
- Office environment (sitting, standing, some light lifting).
- Light travel is expected so a valid Saskatchewan driver’s license is needed.
Please forward your cover letter and résumé to Jennifer May, Vice President of Community Engagement at HumanResources@sk.lung.ca.
The application deadline is Sunday, July 21, 2019. We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only those shortlisted will be contacted.