Manager of Development - BC

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
British Columbia Guide Dog Services also known as BC & Alberta Guide Dogs
  • Administrative / Clerical Support
  • Community Outreach
  • Fundraising / Giving
Full Time
  • British Columbia - Vancouver & Lower Mainland - Delta
Experienced (Non-manager)$55,000 - 65,0002020-01-092020-01-31


BC & Alberta Guide Dogs is a registered charity that provides professionally trained Guide Dogs to blind and visually impaired individuals, Autism Service Dogs to children and families with autism in the provinces of British Columbia & Alberta, and PTSD Service Dogs to Veterans & retired RCMP in British Columbia.

We are seeking a talented and experienced individual with proven skills for this key role.


Position Summary

This full-time position combines the specialties of fundraising, community outreach and account management.

Reporting to the Director of Development, Marketing and Communications, the BC Manager of Development is a results-oriented, front-line fundraiser dedicated to the retention and growth of our donor base.  Primary responsibilities are to:

  • Develop and execute overall fundraising plan strategies within the BC market & in concert with the Alberta Development Manager.
  • Provide regular status and fundraising strategy analysis reports to the Director of Development, Marketing and Communications.
  • Maintain and cultivate existing donor base through research & tailored giving strategies, including foundations, corporations and individuals.
  • Develop new fundraising initiatives and revenue sources to complement existing revenue streams.
  • Deliver appropriate and timely donor recognition & stewardship.
  • Build awareness through community outreach activities and initiatives.
  • Work with Manager of Marketing and Communications to create media opportunities that increase brand awareness of both organizations.
  • Maintain accurate and consistent donor activity tracking in the database management system.
  • Provide support for Special Events, including actively seeking event sponsorships.


Skills & Qualifications

  • Completion of post-secondary education in business, marketing or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in fund development.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including written and verbal communication.
  • Strong public speaker.
  • Strong customer service skills with demonstrated ability to build effective and positive relationships.
  • Excellent discretion in dealing with confidential and sensitive matters.
  • Able to work independently with a variable workflow while maintaining appropriate priorities and executing timely deliverables.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong computer skills: must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including PowerPoint, Word and Excel programs.  Must have previous experience with donor database management system.
  • Must have Class 5 driver’s license.


How to Apply

This is a full-time, in-house position with competitive salary and benefits (note: contractors or consultants need not apply).

If you are a team player who is flexible and adaptable, and possess the experience, skills & education outlined above, please e-mail your cover letter and resume by Friday, January 31, 2020 to:

Joni Wright

Director, Development, Marketing and Communications

BC & Alberta Guide Dogs


We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Shortlisted candidates will be notified by Friday, February 7, 2020.  No phone calls please.