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We’re hiring a Director of Partnerships and Engagement

For someone who is passionate about what we do, this is a hands-on fundraising role where you will bring an established network of relationships to drive major gifts, planned giving and donor stewardship. This position is best suited to an entrepreneurial-minded, well organized and hands-on experienced fundraising professional seeking to help bring Minerva to a new level of impact by developing and implementing fundraising programs.

As the Director of Partnerships and Engagement, you report directly to the CEO and manage a small team of staff and volunteers. You have strong relationship building skills, you are organized and you like to roll up your sleeves to get the job done. As a member of the management team, you bring a solid base of fundraising skills to Minerva. You have the experience and skills to achieve annual targets and build a sustainable and diversified pipeline to bring growth and financial sustainability to an annual program budget currently at $1M.

Specific duties include:

1. Strategy Development

  • Together with the management team, establish clear fundraising goals and strategies
  • Develop and execute annual fundraising plans and programs and regularly report on progress
  • Develop and execute a major gifts program including corporations, individuals, foundations, and government
  • Approve key messages in collateral communications and the website to convey the impact of Minerva’s work
  • Provide guidance and support for staff and senior leadership to improve organizational capacity in fundraising and donor management

2. Circle of Friends, Annual Giving Program and Communications

  • Steward relationships and engage with new and existing donors ensuring timely thanking and response to queries
  • Plan and coordinate publicity and communications strategies for donors and develop effective donor communication materials to inform and to encourage donor support
  • Develop and execute strategies to expand the donor base to support organizational sustainability and growth

3. Major Gifts Program and Grant Writing

  • Responsibilities include all activities related to donor research, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship
  • Engage other Minerva staff, CEO, Board and Patrons Circle in fundraising activities as appropriate
  • Identify and engage with prospective donors in the public and private sectors which align with Minerva’s vision and strategy
  • Maintain organizational Donor Perfect™ database of donors and prospects
  • Prepare and submit program proposals, letters of inquiry, grant applications, and grant reporting to secure program funding

4. Event Planning and Coordination

  • Recommend and coordinate strategic events for the organization, including the preparation and management of event budgets and logistics to build community and connect donors with their impact
  • Coordinate event publicity, invitations, and sponsorship opportunities

Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education in business and/or fund development
  • Five to seven years demonstrated experience in a donor relations or fundraising role for a charity or non-profit organization with success in donor communications and proposal development
  • Experience in leading fundraising activities and initiating effective fundraising strategies and programs
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills, with high degree of comfort in making presentations to donors and soliciting gifts
  • Demonstrated experience in major donor identification, research, cultivation and stewardship
  • Self-motivated, results-oriented and highly independent with the ability to effectively engage others
  • Highly proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)
  • Experience with DonorPerfect , Constant Contact™, social media and other communications tools an asset

Please submit a C.V. and cover letter highlighting your qualifications, by email, to Ashley Milbury, Office Administrator, ashleym@minervabc.ca. Please reference Director of Partnerships and Engagement in the subject line.

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