The Development Manager will play a leadership role in developing and executing a fundraising strategy to further the organization’s strategic goals as prioritized by the Board of Directors. The fundraising portfolio includes revenue generation from Corporate Partnership/Sponsorship, Corporate Donations, Event Revenue (Exhibit, Advertising, Vendor Commission, Merchandise), Annual Giving, Third Party Events, Book Salons, Major Gifts, Legacy Giving, Private Foundations, and Government Grants.
Posted: June 8 2022
Closing: July 8 2022
Salary range: $42,000 to $47,000
Effective: Early August
Employment Type: Full-Time
Job Experience: Intermediate
Telling Tales is a Canadian not-for-profit organization with a mission to deliver outstanding literary programming for children and youth to raise awareness of the importance of literacy in our communities. Telling Tales is building an inclusive community of readers, writers, and storytellers with programming that reflects our cultural diversity. Our programming constantly evolves through in-person and virtual literary artist presentations designed to engage even the most reluctant reader! If you are passionate about nurturing a love of reading in our youth, a self-motivated fundraiser with a talent for building lasting relationships, we’d love to hear from you.
- Develop, implement and manage a fundraising strategy to meet the organization’s goals, collaborating with Executive Director ( ED) and the Fundraising committee.
- Inspire the committee, board, and volunteers to support fundraising initiatives.
- Share financial responsibility for developing and executing fundraising budget goals, managing cost and delivery.
- Actively identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of donors with major gift capacity from individuals, corporations, Rotary Clubs, and foundation
- Write grants -in consultation with ED manage private and government grant portfolios assigning applications/ reports to the freelance grant writer in line with plan.
- Strengthen the sponsorship program through the cycle of pipeline development, prospecting, negotiations, contract agreements activations, and fulfillment reports.
- Event management includes developing and overseeing activations for sponsors,, managing advertising/exhibitor sales/renewals, supervising donations on-site, and merchandise sales.
- Oversee the creation of all marketing collateral needed to execute fundraising initiatives: PowerPoint presentations, fulfillment reports, case for support, and fundraising tools.
- Lead the annual giving plan to improve retention and grow the donor database
- Consult with the Manager of Communications and Marketing (MCM) to design and deliver effective fundraising communication campaigns and manage partner/donor recognition.,
- Play an active role in volunteer recruitment and management with sponsors and community partners
- Oversee the ongoing development of a stewardship policy – with the support of the board and fundraising committee.
- Utilize CRM database and systems (Donorbox) to manage donor relationships and opportunities, accurately recording interactions to analyze and report on data and trends with support from the Operations Manager (OM).
- Ongoing research to identify opportunities for grants, both private and government.
- Keep current with event management and fundraising trends by following and networking with professional organizations such as AFP, FEO, and Charity Village.
Education, Qualifications, Skills
- Proven track record in managing fundraising campaigns, sponsorship, and donor development
- CFRE designation preferred
- Excellent written, verbal and oral skills
- Advanced communication skills, including active listening and copywriting
- Minimum of three (3) years experience in fundraising management
- Excellent interpersonal and motivational skills
- Proven ability to work independently and as a team member
- Ability to review priorities, meet deadlines and identify problems and resolution
- Excellent time management skills
- Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google
- Knowledge of CMS, Salesforce, and Project Manager is an asset
- Valid driver’s license and access to own vehicle required
- Available to work weeknights and weekends as required.
Location: Remote -regular meetings in the Hamilton, Burlington area.
Reports To: Executive Director
Contract Term: Full time
Vacation: 10 days per calendar year
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary Range $42 – $47k
Starts: Early August
Applications are encouraged from: women; Indigenous people, First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; Black people; members of racialized communities; persons with disabilities, and people of diverse gender identities or expressions. Telling Tales is committed to providing an accessible, barrier-free recruitment and selection process.
Please send your covering letter and resume to email@example.com by July 8th.
(Applications without a covering letter will not be considered).
We thank all those who apply but only those individuals selected for further consideration will be contacted.