As a 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 more than 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 individual unique needs.

Terra Centre staff are guided by the Code of Honour which supports, respects, and celebrates our families and staff.  If you share our values and support our mission and vision please consider joining our team.

Job Overview:

The Fund Development Officer is responsible for implementing a comprehensive fundraising strategy to generate financial support to advance the mission of the agency. Working in collaboration with Executive Director, Director Fund Development and external counsel, this role is responsible for all stages of the fundraising cycle including prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. This is a multi-faceted role that will include building relationships with prospective donors, agency partners  and the community at large.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contributes to the development and leads the execution of fundraising strategy to support Terra in achieving specific fundraising goals.
  • Implements a giving program that offers a range of opportunities including annual gifts, major gifts, legacy gifts, and grants
  • Manages a portfolio of donors through the stages of qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
  • Identifies prospective donors; develops and documents strategies for building relationships with them.
  • Provides guidance and support to volunteer leadership and board of directors
  • Creates effective fundraising materials, cases for support, presentation and solicitation materials.
  • Manages all documentation and data that is relevant to the strategy.

Qualifications:

  • 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, Nonprofit Management;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of MS Office, expertise with advanced functions in Excel and Raiser Edge
  • Experience with prospect research, major gift solicitation and preparing grant applications.

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 at all times and have a self-directed work ethic and demonstrate initiative when given additional assignments.

Other 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

Diversity

Terra has intentional practices in place to achieve fairness in employment and create a diverse workforce. 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.

Salary

The salary range is $70 000-$80 000/year based on experience.

To Apply

Please email your résumé and cover letter to: Human Resources, hr@careersforcommunity.ca. Please include 21-002TERRA – Fund Development Officer in the subject line of the email.

Closing Date: Open until a suitable candidate is found.