Mission: Empowering Teen Parents to Succeed
Vision: Teen Parent Families Thrive and Enrich our Community
Job ID: 22-026TERRA

Fund Development Manager
Terra Centre for Teen Parents is a registered, non-profit organization that has been serving pregnant and parenting teens in Edmonton for 50 years. Terra is recognized for its leadership, innovation, and collaboration. Annually approximately 1,000 young parents and their children benefit from a comprehensive range of services. Through the compassionate work of the staff, we help parents and children to develop and reach their full potential by recognizing and responding to their unique and individual needs. Terra Centre staff are guided by the Code of Honour which supports, respects, and celebrates our families and staff (https://terracentre.ca/what-is-terra/careers/). If you share our values and support our mission and vision, consider joining our team.

Director of Fund Development Reports: Database Administrator, Volunteer Coordinator and Community Engagement

Position Summary:
The Fund Development Manager is a multi-faceted role responsible for developing and implementing an annual giving and stewardship strategy to generate financial support to advance the mission of the agency. This role will provide oversight to two positions – the Database Administrator and Volunteer Coordinator/Community Engagement. This role will report to Terra’s Director of Fund Development and will support the implementation of Terra’s overall fund development strategy.

Key responsibilities

  • Develop and implement Terra’s annual fundraising strategy to support Terra in securing annual gifts from the community through annual appeals, fundraising events, and monthly giving.
  • Play a lead role in the planning and execution of fundraising, community, and stewardship events (i.e., annual fundraising lunch, donor appreciation events, and donor tours)
  • Develop and implement stewardship strategy for annual and gift-in-kind donors
  • Collaborate with Director of Fund Development on major giving strategy and ensure leadership donors are considered in annual fundraising plan.
  • Collaborate with Communications to develop donor-centred fundraising materials including but not limited to donor impact reports, thank you letters and proposals
  • Provide leadership, supervision, and mentorship to Resource Development team consisting of Volunteer Coordinator/Community Engagement and Database Administrator
  • Provide monthly reports related to progress of fund-raising goals
  • Serve as primary back-up lead for Raiser’s Edge gift processing and acknowledgement (willing to train into this role)

Knowledge and Abilities

  • Highly organized and detail oriented with strong time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written • Demonstrated commitment to building and maintaining long-term relationships with donors
  • A commitment to working collaboratively in a team environment with staff, volunteers, families, donors, and the general public
  • Must possess a high level of professionalism, tact and interpersonal skills to work with stakeholders at all levels
  • Must be committed to quality work, and have a self-directed work ethic and demonstrate initiative when given additional assignments
  • Exceptional planning skills: ability to identify strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create, and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results


  • Minimum of 5 years experience in fundraising, business development or marketing is considered an asset
  • College or University diploma/degree. Preference will be given to candidates with education in Business, Communications, Public Relations, or Non-profit Management
  • Demonstrated excellence in building authentic supportive relationships
  • Demonstrated knowledge of MS Office, expertise with advanced functions in Excel and Raiser’s Edge

Additional Requirements

  • A valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Clear Criminal Record Check and Child Intervention Check that are dated within 90 Days of the start date

Core Behavioral Competencies

Terra values are core to the organization. We strive to hire individuals who possess these behavioural competencies at all levels of the organization.

  • Personal Leadership: Practices inclusion, communicates openly and effectively, demonstrates self-awareness
  • Productive Relationships: Develops networks, collaborates, develops self and others
  • Results Focus: Applies outcomes-based problem solving and systems thinking, demonstrates evidence-informed decision making
  • Service Excellence: Practices innovation, facilitates a culture of learning, demonstrates continuous improvement
  • Program Planning; design, plan, coordinate, facilitation of groups
  • Finance; manage allocated financial resources for program delivery
  • Communication skills; excellent both written and oral; evidenced in grant writing and reporting to funders
  • Community Relations; well developed engagement skills, strong networking


Fifty one percent of the young parents served by Terra are Indigenous. The agency promotes and expects staff to invest in building knowledge and skills to be culturally competent in serving this population and all Black Indigenous and People of Colour. Engaging in ceremony and cultural activities is stressed to promote experiential learning. The Strategic Plan includes intentional actions to advance the agency’s efforts related to diversity, equity and inclusion.

As an agency we are working to build a foundation of knowledge and skills to be an anti-racist organization, to understand and respond to systemic racism that creates barriers and inequity in the workplace and in society. No person will be denied employment opportunities or benefits for reasons unrelated to their abilities. Recruitment and advancement will not discriminate on the grounds of any protected characteristics under Alberta Human Rights or Canadian Human Rights legislation. Individuals will be recruited to positions based on their skills, qualifications and attributes required for employment and alignment to agency core values.


$75,000-$83,571. Upon completion of a probationary period, we offer a comprehensive, competitive, extended health benefits package including RRSP contribution.

To Apply

Please email your résumé and cover letter to: Human Resources, hr@careersforcommunity.ca. Please include “Fund Development Manager, 22-026TERRA” in the subject line of the email. Closing Date: Open until a suitable candidate is found.