Advisor, Development
Heart and Stroke Foundation
British Columbia, CA
25m ago

Position : Advisor, Development Reports to : Director, Development BC & YukonDepartment : Development, BC & YukonLocation : VancouverStatus : Permanent, Full Time

The Heart and Stroke Foundation

Life. We don’t want you to miss it.TM

That’s why Heart & Stroke leads the fight against heart disease and stroke. Powered by donors and volunteers, we fund life-

saving research and help Canadians lead healthier lives.

Heart & Stroke is a health charity active in communities across the country. We are sustained by the commitment and generosity of more than 30,000 volunteers and more than 1 million donors.

The opportunity

The Advisor will lead the planning and implementation of the Foundation’s signature major gifts event with a goal of $1 Million.

Managing a critical path, organizing meetings and stewarding senior volunteers are significant components of this role.

Responsibilities include identifying and qualifying prospective donors, cultivating positive relationships, soliciting major gifts / sponsorships and stewarding donors and corporate partners.

In addition, this role is responsible for raising +$300k from a pipeline of individual, corporate and foundation donors to advance the Foundation’s mission priorities and impact areas.

Key responsibilities

Management and execution of Major Gifts Fundraising Event

  • Assume a leadership support role in planning, organizing and executing all aspects of a signature event for Vancouver major donors, prospects & corporate partners.
  • Work with the event’s Committee Chair and even producer to recruit & support members of the volunteer committee.
  • Schedule meetings and support the development of fundraising case for the event.
  • Manage event timeline and critical path.
  • Assign and follow up on tasks.
  • Work closely with Development Team to ensure targets for sponsorship, gaming, donations & ticket sales are reached
  • Identification, Cultivation, Solicitation, Stewardship and Recognition

  • Strategically and compellingly align prospect / supporter / corporate interests with the organization’s project needs and funding requirements.
  • Identify and qualify gift and supporter involvement primarily, though not exclusively, from the levels of $5,000 and beyond, developing individual donor and corporate partnership cultivation and solicitation strategies for assigned prospects.
  • Conduct integrated solicitation efforts in support of highest priority need areas of Heart and Stroke Foundation as identified in the Strategic Plan.
  • Ensure appropriate and agreed-upon recognition and thorough stewardship including follow-through on the implementation and administration of the funds and related expenditures.
  • Delivery on Annual Revenue

  • Effectively manage donor moves and adhere to internal protocols and processes; enter prospect and donor / partner information into the database and handle all confidential donor information in a sensitive and ethical manner.
  • Anticipate and plan for future events, trends, problems, and opportunities, and exercise sound judgment.
  • Conduct the necessary analysis of revenue (raised / received) and expenses.
  • Keep the Director, Development informed of events, activities, and emerging issues as required.
  • Education

  • Post-secondary education in a related field (Business, Marketing & Communications would be particularly valuable)
  • CRFE designation preferred but not essential.
  • Experience and Skills

  • Experience in sales and or previous coordinating role.
  • Experience managing or participating in the execution of fundraising events which raise +$100,000.
  • Experience closing philanthropic gifts or sponsorships at the $5,000 plus level and managing a portfolio of at least 100 individual and corporate supporters and prospects is essential.
  • A track record of soliciting and closing gifts at the $10,000 plus level.
  • Experience working in a large, complex organization
  • Demonstrated business experience in sponsorship or major proposal building is valuable.
  • Proven ability to work successfully with high profile corporate, individual and community leaders.
  • Outstanding organizational, motivational, and people skills.
  • Exceptional communications skills : listening, oral, written, and presentation.
  • Strong presentation and public speaking abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare and manage timelines, goals, and expectations.
  • Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge or other fundraising specific database.
  • Well known for being a strong, positive team player with a collaborative work style who thrives in a highly competitive industry and fast-
  • paced work environment.

  • Familiarity with non-profit and corporate communities in British Columbia is an assets
  • Ability to travel and access to own vehicle.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle.
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