Fund Development Coordinator
Do you want to help make a difference in BC’s communities and environment? If your goal is to work with a wide range of authentically passionate and skilled people who are making a real difference in BC and beyond, we would like to meet you. The Invasive Species Council of BC is seeking an innovative, enthusiastic fund development professional to join our team.
As the Fund Development Coordinator, you will develop and implement new fundraising activities and manage our portfolio of private and public sector prospects with a focus on growing corporate, individual and foundation gifts. This ambitious role offers an opportunity to build a dynamic, robust fundraising program from a solid foundation with significant growth potential. As a keen professional who is hands-on and can undertake both the strategic and tactical levels of fundraising, you will work with supportive staff team members and external advisors who will help deliver fund development results. Reporting to the Fund Development Leader you will collaboratively work to coordinate a range of fundraising activities.
Ongoing; start date as soon as possible
Commensurate with experience
Flexible; home based office based anywhere in British Columbia
3–5 days per week (22.5 – 37.5 hours per week)
The Fund Development Coordinator duties include:
Reporting to the Fund Development Leader you will collaboratively work to coordinate a range of fundraising activities.
A. Fundraising Responsibilities
- Participating in the development and implementation of the ISCBC’s fund development strategy with a focus on growing private sector funding (individual, corporate, foundations).
- Developing digital fundraising strategies and content for donor acquisition and retention.
- Leading engagement in community fundraising initiatives to establish a community events portfolio.
- Identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding corporate and major gift prospects.
- Researching public and private funding opportunities and coordinating proposal development (including project development).
- Working with event staff to secure sponsorship and manage sponsor relations.
- Managing systems and software to track and cultivate donors and prospects.
- Collaborating with the staff, volunteers, board members and other stakeholders to align efforts and reach target outputs and outcomes.
B. Donor Relations
- Establishing and maintaining relationships with donors and supporters.
- Developing and implementing a donor stewardship program and recognizing donors accordingly.
- Developing and implementing creative donor relations and engagement strategies.
C. Records Management
- Analyzing and reporting of fund development progress to goals.
- Managing a database that includes data entry, record maintenance and procedure development and documentation. Experience using Donor Perfect is an asset.
- Processing and receipting donations.
- Coordinating with the Finance team to confirm invoicing and payment collection.
Preferred background for the Fund Development Coordinator:
- Minimum 3 years non-profit fundraising experience.
- Ability to create, identify and act on opportunities.
- Capacity to manage, negotiate and triage conflicting and concurrent priorities.
- Demonstrated expertise in the donor cycle across a spectrum of donor segments.
- Demonstrated creativity and superior written and oral fundraising communication skills. Experience developing digital fundraising communications content is an asset.
- Agility and resourcefulness to respond to and resolve unexpected occurrences in a thoughtful and timely manner.
- Sound ability to analyze, plan, initiate and complete projects on time.
- Proven ability to work successfully with volunteers.
- Ability to multi-task with exceptional attention to detail while remaining outcome oriented.
- Ability to take initiative in a collaborative or independent setting.
- Advanced computer literacy and skills.
- A results-based, process-oriented focus to enhance the Council’s fund development program.
- An engaging and skilled approach to working with volunteers and Council leadership.
- The ability to work with virtual teams and to independently manage your work to completion.
- The ability to travel for work purposes.
- An honesty, open, diplomatic approach when relating well to others.
- The willingness and flexibility to learn and tackle new challenges.
- The motivation to have fun, enjoy your work and be part of a team.
- Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or granted refugee status in Canada
- Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations
ISCBC is committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, disability, and age.
We thank all applicants for your interest in the Invasive Species Council of BC. Only those who are short-listed will be contacted.
Please submit a covering letter stating your interest and skills, along with a resume (maximum 2 pages), including references.
Application Deadline: The position will remain open until filled.
Email Subject Line: Fund Development Coordinator
NOTE: Only those who are short-listed will be contacted.