Director of Philanthropy

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
YWCA Cambridge
  • Fundraising / Giving
Contract - Full Time
  • Ontario - Cambridge
  • Ontario - Southwestern Ontario
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area
Experienced (Non-manager)N/A2019-01-042019-01-31

YWCA Cambridge is currently seeking an innovative, self-starter to fill the position of


Director of Philanthropy

(full-time, contract position)


The successful candidate will have responsibilities in the following areas:

  • Provide strategic input into the development, establishment and implementation of the YWCA’s annual work plan to achieve its fundraising goals.
  • Develop, manage and evaluate the YW’s major and planned gifts, annual giving program and fundraising events to support the operational work of the YWCA and to meet its strategic and budgetary plans through the implementation of key communication and solicitation strategies.
  • In cooperation with program staff and planning committees, researches and prepares grant, foundation and corporate funding proposals and solicitations, including gifts in kind contributions and sponsorship of special events for operations priorities as identified by the Executive Director.
  • Provide support to third party fundraising initiatives.
  • Identify, research and qualify prospective donors with support from the Executive Director and the Board of Directors and develop prospect portfolios and strategies for cultivation and solicitation.


Your skills will include:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of fundraising, communications, public and media relations and marketing usually acquired through the attainment of an undergraduate degree in a related field and a minimum of three years’ experience in non-profit fundraising.
  • Proven experience cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors.
  • Understanding of the issues that impact women and girls.
  • Ability to work from a feminist, anti-oppressive framework.
  • Understanding of the operations of a non-profit organization, particularly of the needs to which the association responds and the services it offers.
  • Knowledge of the Cambridge and North Dumfries community.
  • Public relations skills in order to build and maintain relationships in the community.
  • Manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Superior organizational and administrative skills.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills including experience in public speaking.

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