Director of Development

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Canada
  • 288000
  • Salary: 288000

Smart Savvy

You’re a development professional with a strong background in non-profit fundraising that includes major gifts, corporate and foundation giving, and special events. Developing and executing fundraising strategies that drive engagement and revenue is what you do. Your solutions-oriented mindset, coupled with your strategic thinking and exceptional problem-solving abilities, is why you always achieve fundraising goals. Above all, you’re a champion for donor stewardship, financial sustainability, and cultivating enduring relationships with donors.

We’re pleased to partner with Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation in their search for a Director of Development. This individual will be responsible for the development and execution of all fundraising and annual giving strategies and programs, aligning with the Foundation’s mission, driving revenue growth and donor engagement. As a seasoned leader, you have the skills and expertise to lead and mentor a small but mighty team to success. About Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation is dedicated to enabling excellence in healthcare in the North Okanagan.

Together with its generous community, and in partnership with Interior Health, VJHF enhances access to the highest-quality equipment, programs and resources for the hospital, long-term care facilities and community health centres to improve patient care in the region. About the workplace This is a hybrid role that requires working in-office 3 days per week. Please note that our client has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy in place. Interviewees will be required to present proof of vaccination at their first in-person interview About the role Collaborate with the leadership team on the development and implementation of strategic plans, annual and long-term operational plans, organizational budgets, and fundraising performance goals Develop a comprehensive fundraising strategy to increase stakeholder engagement, retain existing donors, acquire new donors, and increase donor support levels Provide operational management for all fundraising initiatives and campaigns Ensure the Foundation uses a full suite of current and effective annual programs and campaign development strategies to increase donor base and meet Foundation goals Lead and grow current fundraising programs, identifying new strategies for increased revenue generation Develop new programs, such as Legacy Giving, Grateful Patient, and mid-level donor programs Manage grant writing portfolio, including research opportunities for funding partnerships Manage donor and sponsor relationships and support major gift program initiatives Analyze fundraising data to evaluate performance and adjust strategies as needed Work closely with the communications team to develop and execute effective, compelling donor communications and marketing materials, incl. donor recognition programs, and targeted appeals to drive donations Lead, mentor and coach a small team, providing guidance, training and support in their development as fundraising professionals Work collaboratively with the Director of Operations to ensure best practices in database management and data governance is implemented and embraced by the team Provide oversight and integration of cross-department projects to grow and nurture a culture of philanthropy, donor-centricity, and long-term relationship building The salary range offered for this role is $90,000 – $105,000 with a comprehensive benefits package that includes 4 weeks’ annual paid vacation, participation in the Municipal Pension Plan, and Extended health, dental, paramedical coverage with 100% of premiums paid by the company.

About you 5 years’ experience in non-profit fundraising (including major gifts, corporate and foundation giving, and special events) Degree in non-profit management, business administration or related field, CFRE is an asset Experience in planned giving, digital fundraising, healthcare settings preferred Able to identify appropriate priorities when internal/external campaigns or public situations conflict with the Foundation’s ability to serve its purpose Ability to exercise sound judgment and diplomacy when dealing with sensitive or confidential information Proven leadership, management, strategic thinking, interpersonal and problem-solving skills Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including ability to edit and articulate complex ideas clearly and persuasively Ability to plan, implement and deliver on time and on budget Able to research, analyze, condense and summarize information Highly organized with excellent attention to detail and ability to respond to shifting and competing priorities and organizational needs Collaborative team player who works effectively with a team and contributes to a positive workplace culture Proficient in full suite Microsoft Suite programs including excel, word, PowerPoint, fundraising software (i.e. ease, Razor’s Edge, Donor Perfect) Able to adjust work hours to support activities on nights and weekends Must possess a valid BC Driver’s License and have a personal vehicle available for business meetings/activities About Smart, Savvy Associates Smart, Savvy Associates is a specialized recruitment agency that’s dedicated to helping companies find and hire fundraising, marketing, and communications professionals at all levels, from coordinators to C-suite. Based in Vancouver, BC, this team of recruiters have an in-depth understanding of these industries and work diligently to connect clients with best-in-class talent.


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