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Wish Drop-in Centre Society
Related Job Categories
Fundraising / Giving
Position Type
Full Time
Region
BC - Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Location(s)
Career level
Experienced (Non-manager)
Salary
$50,000 - $60,000
Ad Online Since
03/21/2017
Application Deadline
04/22/2017

Manager of Fund Development

ABOUT WISH 

For more than thirty years WISH has provided a safe place of respite for women involved in street-based sex work. The women who access WISH services and programs are some of the most marginalized in Vancouver; experiencing extreme poverty, homelessness, social exclusion, violence, racism, discrimination and the relentless effects of current and past trauma.

The mission of WISH is to improve the health, safety and well-being of women who are involved in Vancouver’s street-based sex trade. Through a variety of responsive programs and services, women can meet basic needs (hot meals, showers, clothing, nursing care, and personal items), receive individualized wrap-around support and services, referrals and resource information, and find a non-judgmental community to participate in programs that engage their spirits, hearts and minds.

The Drop-in Centre is a women-only space.


POSITION SUMMARY

The Manager of Fund Development reports to the Executive Director and works closely with WISH staff and the Board’s Fundraising Committee. She is responsible for creating and implementing a development and communications plan that details how the organization solicits donors and identifies funding sources such as grants, donations and in-kind donations, charitable events and marketing opportunities. 


JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop an annual fundraising plan with the Executive Director to set fundraising targets, with a focus on grant writing, identification of prospective donors, and donor stewardship.
  • Research and write grant applications, reports and other correspondence for prospective and current donors, foundations and corporate funders.
  • Identify, research and qualify prospective donors.
  • Liaise with Program Coordinators to ensure that funding agreements and reporting requirements are being met.
  • Manage the organization’s online presence (Facebook, Twitter and website) and use social and digital media to support fundraising and awareness-raising initiatives.
  • Undertake basic graphic design duties as needed.
  • Research, write articles, and coordinate distribution of the WISH newsletter, annual report, news releases and other communications initiatives.
  • Ensure a steady flow of proposals, reports and stewardship information for current and prospective funders, on a demanding schedule.
  • Produce an in–house appeal to individual donors using various computer programs and applications, including MailChimp and Raiser’s Edge (must be able to perform mail merges and segment data).
  • Develop and implement campaigns to reach new prospects, targeted by sector.
  • Work with the Executive Director, Board Fundraising Committee and others to develop and implement a variety of fundraising strategies to approach new prospective donors and deepen relationships with current donors.
  • Manage contacts and gift information in Raiser’s Edge.
  • Adhere to the guiding principles and policies of WISH.
  • Undertake fundraising-related duties as needed.


EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum 3-5 years fundraising and grant writing experience in a nonprofit environment.
  • Strong experience and working knowledge of the BC funding landscape is a significant asset.
  • Demonstrated experience securing 5-figure+ gifts.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (including Publisher).
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Raiser’s Edge: Must be able to generate queries, import data and other functions related to producing in-house direct mail appeals.
  • Ability to communicate persuasively and diplomatically on paper and in person, with a variety of audiences ranging from government funders to individual supporters and community groups.
  • Proficiency in social media: Facebook, Twitter, Hootsuite and Mailchimp.
  • Strong web content writing skills and a working knowledge of WordPress (to update website) is an asset.
  • Basic, demonstrable, graphic designing experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Self-directed, deadline-oriented, organized and motivated.
  • Experience developing and analyzing budgets and financial statements.
  • Proven ability to understand and communicate complex issues.
  • Proven ability to develop and cultivate community partnerships and relationships.
  • Positive, forward thinking, enthusiastic attitude.
  • Experience working in the Downtown Eastside or comparable community is an asset.
  • Flexibility to perform other job requirements as assigned.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that will allow for the occasional evening and weekend work.
  • AFP membership is an asset.

COMPENSATION & WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Excellent benefits package including employee insurance (medical, dental, life, accident and long term disability, MSP) following a three-month waiting period.
  • We offer a welcoming, team-based office culture in a location that is close to transit.
  • This is a full-time, permanent position with an annual salary range of $50,000 - $60,000, commensurate with experience.

 

For more information about WISH, please visit
http://wish-vancouver.net/


For more information or to apply in confidence
(by April 13, 2017) please contact:

Gérard Consulting – Fundraising Talent Management
Phil Gérard, President
info@gerardconsulting.ca
www.gerardconsulting.ca

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

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